I should rephrase my initial question. Would it make sense to play Tyler Ulis off the ball from time to time? Obviously Ulis is one of the three best point guards in the country, but would it benefit a player like Isaiah Briscoe and the team to have designed plays or times for Ulis off the ball?
We saw a little of this last year with Andrew Harrison and Tyler playing together. Harrison was the dominant ball handler even though Ulis is thought of as the more ‘traditional’ point guard. Briscoe has a little Harrison in him in the sense that he wants to drive to the rim and is a stronger guard.
The other mindset with this would be trying to help the shooting. Ulis is shooting the ball better right now and this would be a chance to take advantage of that. Briscoe played point guard at Roselle Catholic and is a better passer than people give him credit for. Putting the ball in his hands, letting him drive to hoop and either kick to Ulis or finish could help get both players into the flow of the game.
If I’m crazy, go ahead and tell me.