In 10 games against currently .500 or better teams in which Bogans started he's averaging 3.0 ppg and the spurs in these games are 2-8. The only game of these games in which he scored more than 5 points was against Dallas where he scored 13, you take that one out and he's averaging 1.8 ppg. Those teams tend to play better defense and look for weaknesses in other teams. We need an offensive weapon in that position. Bogans is a good player, but he's not Bruce Bowen, he's a good defender but he does not have the ability to impact the game the way that Bruce used to do.
The problems that Bogans bring to the starting lineup are spacing and lack of offense in the shooting guard position. I think that's the main reason Parker has struggle so much this year getting to the rim, there's no room to operate. With Manu in the starting line up the spurs will have better spacing, also Manu is their best playmaker and Mcdyees and RJ seem to play better when Manu is on the floor. IMO Manu's impact in the game will be greater if he starts. The spurs need that their best 5 players to learn how to play together if they are going to make some noise.
I think our bench is good enough without Manu. Mason is playing great, and he is a game changer when he's hot. He's even playing the point really well. Blair and Hill are great energy players
In years past whenever this team was struggling Pop only made one move, start or bench Manu. This year Pop has done everything except for that. Maybe is time to go back to the basics.