2011-2012 Season

Open Thread: Examining the Rotation

Zack Novak, Jordan Morgan and Tim Hardaway Jr. started all but one game last season and can safely be penciled into the starting lineup. The other two spots in the Michigan starting lineup are more worthy of debate. The three primary candidates for the final two spots are Stu Douglass, Trey Burke and Evan Smotrycz. Smotrycz and Douglass split time in the starting lineup last season while Burke appears to be the most promising incoming freshman on the Wolverine roster.

In today’s open thread we want to hear who you think will round out the starting lineup. Will Michigan go with experience, young talent or size? Beyond that, how deep will John Beilein go on the bench? He used a short bench last season (Michigan ranked 337th in bench minutes last season) but appears to have more options this season with Jon Horford, Matt Vogrich, Carlton Brundidge and others. Answer both poll questions below and join the debate in the comments.

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