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Basic Position Question

Merge Network $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2052900
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Hero (UTG): $50.00
CO: $65.09
BTN: $50.00
SB: $15.10
BB: $74.89

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG with Qc 2h Jc Th
Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, SB raises to $5.75, BB calls $5.25, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($17.25) 5s 9h 9c (3 players)
SB bets $9.35 all in, BB folds, Hero folds

PLO noob question here. I'm not gonna get into stats/reads on these players because I'm mostly interested in basic theory. Don't really see any option pre-flop other than call. I saw my post-flop position as highly favorable because short stack should shove most of the time and I get to see what the deeper stack does before reacting, but my friend who's better at PLO than me says the other deep stack's position is preferable because he can shove and lock me out of the pot. I asked if he would trade positions with the other deep stack and he said yes, which doesn't make sense to me, but I'm still a PLO beginner. Does this make sense?

In this particular hand it doesn't matter much, but could be relevant if I had a stronger hand where I had a legitimate decision between calling or re-raising. If I believe my post-flop position is favorable I should be more likely to call, maybe foregoing some pre-flop equity.

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