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Scott Skiles is doing it again!

Published by Axel on 4th December - 14:00 (CET)
Do you remember when Scott Skiles transformed a league worst Bulls team, equally bad to the current 76ers (ok, that's not even possible, but almost) to a gritty and tough playoff team back in 2004?

Bulls started that season with a not so good 0 - 9 record when Skiles got the brilliant idea to take that years 3rd overall draft pick, shooting guard Ben Gordon off the starting unit and bring him off the bench instead.

This strategy had it's impact immediately as the Bulls went on to win 20 of their next 22 games while Gordon eventually won the Sixth Man of the Year Award that season.
Which also makes you wonder how Emeka Okafor managed to steal the Rookie of the Year Award that same year?
And guess what? Skiles is doing the exact same thing this year in Orlando as he takes his starting shooting guard Victor Oladipo and puts him on the bench to score in high volumes against other teams second units. So maybe Oladipo wins the Sixth Man of the Year Award this season?!

By bringing in Channing Frye as the starting power forward it also allows for Tobias Harris to play at his natural small forward position and Evan Fournier to play at his natural shooting guard position. And once again it's paying of... The Magic are a much more effective unit and have gone 5-0 ever since Skiles made those roster changes.

With a lot of young talent in players like Nikola Vučević, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Aaron Gordon combined with a really good coach in Scott Skiles this team could be something to look out for in the upcoming years!

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