Pressed into duty during the playoffs, Gary Clark showed the Orlando Magic how valuable a stretch-4 can be. Mandatory Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
The Orlando Magic signed Gary Clark to help soften the blow of losing Jonathan Isaac to injury. His playoff performance revealed his value as a stretch-4.
In a playoff series, teams are essentially making a series of gambles and bets about where they should put their focus. They ultimately have to decide what they are willing to give up and what they will allow to beat them.
With so much time and focus to put on stars and pet plays, teams have to be creative to get their best players in their spots.