Yesterday's game showed me that the idea of running the offense through our bigs when Nash isnt on the floor could be used instead of trying to ask the likes of Telfair, Price and Brown to replace Nash's production.
Yesterday's game showed that running the offense through our bigs could be used effectively. However, it was only the first game of the season so we don't know how consistent Lopez and Morris will be until they have played more than a handful of games together.
I thought the team ran well with Lopez and Morris having the offense run through them, especially as you have Morris spacing the floor with Lopez doing damage inside. This gives Lopez the chance to gain confidence by playing other teams second units, and gives Morris the chance to gain experience, especially as he had a couple of rookie mistakes out there last night.
I think one positive we can take from this is that our bench did much, much better than expected. And in a shortened season with more back-to-backs and a few back-to-back-to-backs, the depth of the team will be tested. Teams such as the Lakers, Grizzlies and Spurs, teams that we will be competing with for the lower seeds in the playoffs could have depth issues.
If we capitalise on this small advantage that we MAY have, then this could be a successful season for our team. Then again, we need all of the starters, and not just Nash and Gortat, to wake up and play. Channing Frye can't be a ICMF if he isn't on the floor come crunchtime because he hasn't played well.