Monday, July 25, 2005

Center of Attention

Hoopsworld's On the Warpath contemplates Murphy at Center?

A popular topic on the lips of Warrior fans everywhere is what to do about the center position. Many out there would like to see Adonal Foyle and his fat contract run out of town on a rail. Others think the team should just throw Andris Biedrins into the fire and let him man the middle full-time. Others, myself included, think a trade is necessary. But the most popular rumor out there is that, with Ike Diogu now on board, the Warriors are going to experiment with moving Troy Murphy to the five.

All the various theories have their merit… well most of the theories. Anybody who really thinks that Troy Murphy should be playing center for more than ten or minutes a night needs to get their head checked.


Would you like to see Troy holding down the Center fort? Drop your thoughts in the Comments section.


6 Comments:

At 9:53 PM, Anonymous TMac for President said...

Murph Murph a no no for center! Wait till I come to town. Serious dunkage over the murph on the first play. Murph would make sense off the bench and Biendres at Center. Foyle as backup gives warriors decent bench.

 
At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sup everyone - first time poster, long time reader. I've been checking this page almost everyday. Nice job guys!

Ok - Murphy at Center? Naw I don't think so. Murphy and Ike playing together? I think so. Murphy can stay outside and Ike can clean up the boards. AB inside, Murphy outside, etc. Murphy has made it through this year without the mirade of injuries he suffered the year before. I expect Murphy to come out stronger than before and to play harder D.

Last year I think Murphy was testing himself. "How long can I go without getting injured again!?". How good is his foot?

So Murphy at Center? I don't think so. Foyle *WILL BE* replaced by AB in 2 years. The kid has got game and rebounding skills.

/Tdoggy dog from San Jose

 
At 1:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The center position must be treated on a per game basis. Murph is obviously not a center, but he may be "serviceable" in certain situations (versus the likes of Camby, Kandi, Kaman, and Brad Miller) but for the bigger/better/faster guys (Yao, Duncan, and Amare) we have to throw a commitee at them. We have so many guys that can "kind of" play the F-C positiont begin with.

The West has become more of a Run-and-Gun style offense anyways... And WELL HEY! We've got two really great guards and a couple good small forwards! That guy from ASU might help out a bit too! =)

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous warrior fanatic said...

the real showdown will be...

Murphy versus Erick "playing for a big contract" Dampier

 
At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, Amare is not going to play center this season. That's why they got Kurt Thomas, people. There are only a handful of true centers in the league who'll have a hard time matching with Murph on the perimeter.

Besides, it's about putting your 5 best players on the floor. I don't think it'll be an issue as some fans like to whine about.

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger ken said...

Murphy would not be a good true center, mainly for his lack of defensive presence. We shouldn't underestimate Foyle's defensive abilities.
The team did play Murphy occasionally at C last year and we became a very good run and gun team, but to be a better overall team, we need at least one guy that would make people reconsider driving into the lane (preferably two bigs)

 

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