Kyle Singler must slow small forwards by keeping them moving


Lawrence Frank on Kyle Singler’s move to small forward, via David Mayo of MLive:

""You’ll be guarding some monsters now," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "You’ll be guarding these guys and it’s not like you’re going right back at them (offensively). It’s a different type of game. So you have to impact them in a different way, because you’ve got to keep those guys on the move on the other end. Whether it’s Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, at those positions, you’re going to have to do a lot at both ends.""

Frank is, gasp, right. Though Singler is a better athlete than he receives credit for, he’ll be at a physical disadvantage most games (tonight against Martell Webster not withstanding). But Singler runs the court hard and cuts well. Trying to fatigue opposing small forwards should definitely be a focus of Singler.