Jason Franchuk at Bleacher Report wrote who he thinks the best sixth men will be for the 2015-16 season. Making the list was our very own Alex Poythress.
While it’s a nice a compliment for Poythress, I’ll have to disagree with Franchuk that he will be coming off the bench. As long as he doesn’t face any setbacks rehabbing his torn ACL, there’s no reason Poythress doesn’t start next year. He provides senior leadership as well as versatility very few across the country can match.
The bigger question is does Coach Cal want to start Poythress at the small forward or power forward position. While Poythress has played both positions and arguably is more effective at the power forward position – if the Cats want to go small – Calipari showed he’s not afraid to play him at the three, starting him alongside Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns last year while he was healthy.
What do you guys think? Do you think Poythress should start and if so at what position or does he come off the bench?