<div class="quote_poster">Rock4life Wrote</div><div class="quote_post">This is nothin new from me. I've said all year that the elite teams are gonna take advantage of Hayes's lack of athleticism, and you saw that first hand against Phoenix.</div> What? Hayes lacks athleticism? Juwan Howard is a lot less athletic than Hayes. I'm sure you mean something else. Hayes skies for those rebounds, blocks more shots, and he's quick. I agree, he does have trouble finishing around the rim sometimes, but he's working on it. Forgetting about the last game he has really improved his layups a lot lately. It makes so much more sense to start Hayes. More than half of his field goals come off T-Mac's assists. He rebounds the ball well next to Yao, while Yao is posting up 10 ft away from the basket, Hayes finds a way to steal the rebound. Howard gives us a guy to go down low to when Yao sits, as well as scoriing off the bench. Leave it the way it is, I'm sure JVG has it that way for a reason. If Hayes does not show up in the first two games of the playoffs, I'm sure the correct adjustments would be made.