Better late than never.
That phrase best describes head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s newfound commitment to playing Rashard Lewis at the small forward position this season, something he rarely did in his first three years roaming the sidelines for the Orlando Magic.
While it’s not necessarily a good idea to start Lewis at small forward, it definitely is a great idea to give him minutes at his “natural position” because the advantages he has are undeniable. There’s not many players in the NBA that can defend Lewis when he’s at the three.
Same could be said when Lewis is at power forward. See for yourself.