Channing Frye to the bench, Oden/Zilla together?

This is a pretty obvious move after yesterday, but Nate McMillan is moving Channing Frye back to the bench (ie. not playing) and making Travis Outlaw the backup power forward again. I like it. We talked about this in the live chat, but Channing is just too much of a defensive/rebounding liability and, while Outlaw might have similar issues, at least he creates awkward mismatches when Houston is on defense. Love Channing, but he just doesn’t have any business in a series as physical as this.

The other news is that Nate is considering playing Oden and Przybilla at the same time. It worked against Boston way back when (December) and I’ve been waiting a long time to see it again. If Greg can provide some semblance of a scoring punch, this could work out quite well. And if you are trying it against any team, it’s against Houston when you need the muscle.

If you’re wondering what two things are like at the same time, watch this. Joel is the beat, Greg is the chorus.

Tags: Channing Frye Greg Oden Joel Pryzbilla Nate Mcmilan Travis Outlaw

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