At least for the start of the men's basketball season, 28.1 minutes per game of strong-scoring, rebound-grabbing production will be planted on the Tennessee bench.
Jeronne Maymon isn't easily replaced.
The senior forward, out with what coach Cuonzo Martin calls "a minor setback," leaves a 6-foot-7, 260-pound hole in the Vols' frontline.
Much of it might be filled by an atypical plug.
"Bigger forwards can't guard me on the wing so I feel like I can be a great scoring threat, plus I can bang down low with those bigs."
Those are the words of 6-5, 201-pound guard Quinton Chievous.
Tangled in a deep backcourt rotation, Chievous has carved out a niche this offseason as an undersized four. The redshirt freshman from Chicago can rebound in traffic, post-up smaller and larger defenders and effectively defend in the post.
Chievous got a taste of the role during the team's summer trip to Italy. Now with the Vols in need of depth down low, he'll get a mouthful.
"He's 6-5, a perimeter player, but him playing at the four for us, it's tough for big guys to guard him because he moves and has spacing and you have to guard him at the 3-point line," Martin said Tuesday.
"He's also a better post player than most guys in terms of offensive production. He creates a lot of mismatches for big guys, especially when his shot is going."
But a mismatch one way correlates to a mismatch the other way. It might not be seen in next week's season opener against Kennesaw State, but when Chievous faces high-major power forwards, opponents will see an advantage.
Chievous said battling forward Jarnell Stokes, a 6-8, 270-pound bull, and center Yemi Makanjuola, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound ox, has offered plenty of preparation.
"They'll tell you I'm tough to play against," Chievous said. "I don't worry about size."
Maymon's Knee: Regarding Maymon's knee, Martin reaffirmed the senior will miss the exhibition opener Monday against Victory University and offered no timetable for his return.
Martin said the issue at hand is not related to any "character issues" or team rules violations, dispelling the always swirling Internet gossip.
Martin said he hopes to be able to offer specifics on Maymon's status in "a week or two."
Playing The Game: Not only was Maymon UT's best post player last season, but he fouled out of just three league games despite playing nearly 30 minutes per contest.
Asked if the Vols' new-found lack of depth up front should change the approach of Stokes and other post players, Martin shook his head.
"It's playing the game," he said. "If you start worrying about not fouling and things you can't control, that's when you have struggles."
McBee's Shooting: UT coaches and players have recently raved about senior guard Skylar McBee's shooting. Martin has repeatedly said, "It's at the point where if I see him pull-up, I expect it to go in."
During Tuesday's practice, the point was proven. McBee couldn't miss. Rolling off screens, in transition, pull-ups. Good. Good. Good.
"It's all confidence," said junior guard Jordan McRae. "His mechanics have always been there, but Skylar is shooting the ball with a lot of confidence right now."
McBee shot 39.1 percent from beyond the arc last season, tops among UT players, and the Vols went 10-1 when he scored 10 or more points.
His number dipped, though, over the second half of the season. McBee shot 23-for-67 (34.3 percent) on 3-point attempts against SEC foes.
Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn