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Re: C's recall Fab Melo from D-league
« Reply #60 on: December 11, 2012, 04:04:18 PM »

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Wilcox is not a center. He is a power forward.

Considering his limitations, he is doing a fine job as a makeshift backup center for Boston and better than anyone else on the roster can.

While you are not wrong, a large portion of the "center" minutes across the league are played by power forwards these days.  So, it makes it a little less relevant.
I disagree

Starters = all players starting at center are legitimate centers.

Backup centers = I'd say one third of the primary backup centers are power forwards playing out of position.

Re: C's recall Fab Melo from D-league
« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2012, 04:06:42 PM »

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Wilcox is not a center. He is a power forward.

Considering his limitations, he is doing a fine job as a makeshift backup center for Boston and better than anyone else on the roster can.

While you are not wrong, a large portion of the "center" minutes across the league are played by power forwards these days.  So, it makes it a little less relevant.
I disagree

You disagree that there are PFs playing center, or that it matters?


Re: C's recall Fab Melo from D-league
« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2012, 04:09:00 PM »

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Wilcox is not a center. He is a power forward.

Considering his limitations, he is doing a fine job as a makeshift backup center for Boston and better than anyone else on the roster can.

While you are not wrong, a large portion of the "center" minutes across the league are played by power forwards these days.  So, it makes it a little less relevant.
I disagree

You disagree that there are PFs playing center, or that it matters?

Sorry, I edited that post to add on this

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Starters = all players starting at center are legitimate centers.

Backup centers = I'd say one third of the primary backup centers are power forwards playing out of position.

I disagree that there are a large number of power forwards playing center.

Re: C's recall Fab Melo from D-league
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2012, 04:50:22 PM »

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It was only a medical reset.....back to the D league..!

Re: C's recall Fab Melo from D-league
« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2012, 05:21:17 PM »

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You may not have completely made up that number about the average center averaging 2.5 blocks per 48 minutes, but it sounds pretty far fetched to me.  Who knows? Maybe the Dwight Howards, Roy Hibberts, and Javale McGees of the league skew the numbers enough so that's true. 

Last season, 36 players listed as a C or C-F by basketball-reference.com played at least 30 games averaging at least 10 minutes per game. 

2.5 blocks/48 translates to 1.875 blocks/36.  Last season, that would have been between the 17th (Nazr Mohammed) and 18th (Marc Gasol) of the 36 players who fit the criteria.

Looking at a couple of past seasons, that seems close to the median shot-blocking performance by centers.
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