Problem is defensively. Both of them will have to scale
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 16:18:14 CT
back their aggressiveness being on the floor together. Reason being is because ONE of them has to be on the floor at all times.
So say they both start and they both pick up one foul in the first 5-6 minutes. If one picks up another foul and has to sit, now the other has to play VERY carefully so he doesn't pick up his second foul. That takes away from their aggressiveness which is BOTH of their calling cards defensively. Without the ability to be aggressive neither one is particularly effective.
So why would you not start one and have the other come off the bench??? Therefore they make a strong and aggressive 1-2 punch. If one gets in foul trouble early, the other comes in fresh off the bench with ZERO fouls and can still play aggressive. If you start them both you run a GREAT risk of having them BOTH in foul trouble and thus BOTH on the bench.
There's no upside to starting Dixon over Bell.......NONE. They are both equal scorers and I would hedge to say Bell is better and a lot more versatile with his size and athletic ability.
I know people here LOVE Dixon. But I'm sorry.....he is NOT a better SG than Bell.