If you had the power to create the starting lineup for the 2014-15 Milwaukee Bucks, how would you decide who makes the cut? Head coach Jason Kidd has declared that "minutes are wide open" going into training camp, but that won't stop us from weighing in and offering our picks for the ideal starting five. With so few proven performers on the roster, these decisions aren't necessarily easy to make. Should Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker get handed starting jobs from day one? What kind of opportunity does Khris Middleton get to build on a promising sophomore season? Balancing the youth movement mandate against the virtues of a merit-based minutes system has the potential to create tension in the locker room, but that's why the coach and the GM get paid the big bucks, right?
This is the third and final episode of an extended conversation that covers offseason events. Here's a quick refresher on the arc of our discussion: Part One addressed the hiring of Jason Kidd and the structure of the front office, Part Two touched on the draft class and the differences between Jabari and Giannis, and Part Three is posted below for your listening pleasure.