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Old 04-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by eazyb81 View Post
Am I the only one that would prefer Dixon come off the bench again next year instead of being a starter? I think he's much better as a high-energy, quick offense guy rather than a starting shooting guard.

He is our only other legit PG besides Flip so I don't like both of them playing at the same time except rarely to give a different look. I also think him and Flip are too small to play often at the same time.

Give Dixon starter minutes just like this year but bring him off the bench.
I don't think you can do that to the kid.

He's been a model soldier and one of the hardest workers I've seen in a long time for Mizzou. As a senior, he deserves to get that first run at the starter gig.

If he can't handle it or Mizzou is better with him coming off the bench, I'm confident that Haith will deal with that and Dixon will take the demotion like he's taken everything in his career. But ultimately he's absolutely earned the starting job going into the season.

Besides, Dixon more of an undersized 2 than a true 1 anyway. And we don't really have anyone to replace Denmons volume as a scorer if Dixon stays on the bench. I don't think you can count on that from Ross or Bell.

If one of them can just force Dixon to the bench, so be it. But it has to be Dixon's job to lose. He's earned that right.
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