So, what does this board expect from smiht? What's the consensus say his average will be as a starter? 10/6/1?
I think he plays the same minutes (~20mpg) regardless of whether he's a starter or not. If he's a starter, his numbers will go down. He took 7 shots a game in 17 minutes last year off the bench. Playing mostly with Holiday, Gordon, Davis, I expect that number will go down.
They could start him, but I think they go with Stiemsma- maybe Withey if he shows out- to start each half. Smiht isn't a banger- I don't think he's a better defender than Anderson, he is just more willing to put a guy in the seats- and he's more valuable on a second unit. You could run out a 2nd unit with Ryno, Morrow, and Smiht to spread the floor for Evans that would give teams fits.