Alvin Gentry may have found a permanent solution to his team’s offensive woes.
The Suns’ head coach has experimented with five different starting lineups this season, with the most recent shake-up coming Dec. 12. Since then, the Suns have won four straight games.
“I think coach Gentry likes the starting unit and certainly you’d have to say Jared Dudley and Shannon Brown have responded,” Suns’ announcer Al McCoy told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Friday.
McCoy thinks Gentry will stick with the starting five of Luis Scola, Jared Dudley, Shannon Brown, Goran Dragic and Marcin Gortat going forward.
“I think it’s going to last a long time,” McCoy said. “[Gentry] said he feels he’s set with this lineup for the rest of the season. Certainly the moves have been productive.”
Dudley has seen his play improve since changing positions and Brown has thrived in his starting role.
“Jared Dudley is where he belongs, he’s a small forward. He really operates in that position very well,” McCoy stated. “Shannon Brown who wants to be a starter, he’s one of the few players who can create shots on this team, so he’s been certainly a great addition and I think that coach Gentry is very, very comfortable with that lineup.”