Marty will not be competing for much playing time. Elliot will play Elliot's minutes and then add on Marty's as well. With Paulus, Scheyer, Smith, and Henderson all garnering PT, and with Williams becoming a budding star, Marty will be on the bench. I hate to say that, but the five guards ahead of him are all better. Fact.
And Taylor will not see his minutes "absent." Please. With Kyle and Lance starting next season, IMO, that leaves Brian as a spot guy (just as he was this season) and Taylor coming in off the bench for Lance or Kyle when either needs a break. With Taylor's shooting, and his (hopefully) great summer improvement, I think he'll be a very valuable shooter and rebounder off the bench for us.
The real question is where Olek fits in. I think Taylor will slowly take Dave's minutes, with Dave coming in more as a glue guy in tough situations against physical teams (as his offense is just not going to help us out), but Olek could certainly fight for some of Brian and Taylor's minutes. In fact, I think Olek could be a key to our season. I really hope he turns out. However, I think Taylor will get a solid 12 to 14 minutes a night next year. No questions asked. And I expect Lance to have a solid junior year. A summer of lifting and condition could turn him into a wonderful player.
**I should note that I based my above projections off the belief that Taylor will get quicker, stronger, and grow into his awkward body more over the off season, which will increase his productivity on the defensive end, thus incorporating more PT for the three-ball trotter**
I'm not sure where ACCBballFan has been, but he's usually a pretty good one to talk to concerning playing minutes and ratios and all sorts of math mumbo jumbo Talk to him.
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