The Suns have a dilemma.
Yup, it’s the good kind of dilemma.
Earl Watson announced that Monday’s preseason starting lineup would be the regular-season starting lineup.
This is probably the best course. Bledsoe has worked himself into being a very good point guard when healthy. The sky is the limit for the 19-year-old Booker, and he needs minutes to develop.
Knight just hasn’t proven reliable enough at his desired position of point guard. As a combo guard off the bench, he can enter the game at whichever position works best that night.
There’s still plenty of room for experimenting with different combinations, including three-guard lineups. In addition to Bledsoe-Booker, expect to see Bledsoe-Knight, Knight-Booker and Bledsoe-Knight-Booker at times. But the one with the best change of flourishing is Bledsoe-Booker, so that’s the right place to start.