Jacque Vaughn is notoriously tight-lipped about his starting lineup. When asked whether Maurice Harkless would make his second start a few weeks ago, Vaughn reacted with shock and surprise. Joking that he had not turned his lineup in. The answer was pretty obvious and Harkless has started since.
Now that the Magic continue to struggle at the beginning of the first quarters, the simple answer would be to make a change. To shift the lineup some. Maybe put J.J. Redick in there to get the team going.
After all, according to Basketball-Reference, Orlando's most used lineup was the starting lineup with Redick instead of Harkless. The comparison is pretty astonishing in making that one switch.
The lineup with Redick in it is +9.5 points per 100 possessions. According to 82games.com (stats through Dec. 9), this lineup scores 1.14 points per possession and gives up 0.98 poionts per possession. The lineup with Harkless is -21.9 points per 100 possession and 82games.com reveal...