If you're going to play you might as well win. The point here is how is management handling the team and why. The easiest way to see what they think of the roster is to see who is starting. The next thing to watch is how the players respond to what Doc and the staff is looking for, Doc "doesn't care about scoring" he cares about "other things." The point being he has some of the best scorers in NBA history on his roster.....the bench needs to play defense and pass.
What is the summer league team doing? They are playing ferocious defense and passing. This year's rendition is far more enjoyable to watch. They are fighting on D going inside on offense and passing. It ain't totally pretty, but it ain't half bad.
Here is what management thinks:
Sullinger is their top bench player...he is limited in many ways but is an NBA player as of today.
Joseph is Tony Allenesque slashing on O and fighting on D...good IQ.
Dionte Christmas at 6'5" he's big enough to do some stuff. He fights like a wild animal on D. He passes, slashes and runs the floor. Decent shooter.
Johnson started to feel it against the Pacers. The dude is long. Been playing better each game. Don't know if he is ever going to assert himself, but, if he does, some minutes may come his way in the fall.
Moore is trying his butt off. Wants to be back up PG bad. He's been OK. Kind of spoiled by Rondo's brilliant passing...Moore is clunky, but has a shot or two.
And there is your starting five. All playing well and playing well together. This five is getting the most minutes.
The rest of the roster? Fab is aok on D and that is what they want.
There is a fight for the 3rd guard spot in camp? Gibson, Smith etc. Can't really tell, but fun to watch this team. They play defense pretty well for a bunch of mutts and the three wins? They are feeling it a little. It's a good thing.