Sunday, March 9, 2008

Stack the new 2?

Jerry Stackhouse’s inclusion as the starting shooting guard last night could end up being permanent depending on the results. Stackhouse was in attack mode, scoring 20 in just his third start of the season.

He knocked down 5-of-11 shots from floor, including all three of his 3-pointers. He also got to the free throw line seven times, second on the team to Dirk Nowitzki’s 12.

The only issue with Stackhouse starting may be minutes. He played 30 last night or about six more than Avery Johnson ideally wants the 33-year-old to play.

Johnson added, though, minutes shouldn’t matter at this point of the season. There is plenty of time to rest in July, August and September.

“This is make or break time,” Johnson said.

Johnson has tried Eddie Jones, Devean George and Jason Terry at the ‘2’ spot. Johnson is looking for someone to get to the basket and the line.

“Something we’re thinking about,” Johnson said of Stackhouse starting. “We’ve had some other issues with starting both of our point guards [Kidd and Jason Terry] together. We’ll give it a chance to see what happens.”

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