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I disagree with this. Porzingis, Davis, Greek Freak, Embiid are all big men and very impactful. Durant is nearly 7' also.
Quote from: Vermont Green on January 18, 2018, 08:31:52 AMI disagree with this. Porzingis, Davis, Greek Freak, Embiid are all big men and very impactful. Durant is nearly 7' also. That's the cream of the crop though. There will always be room in the league for superlative talents.I don't think there's any question that teams are going to have a hard time carrying more than 2-3 guys who can't hit a three, run a pick and roll, or switch onto smaller players on the perimeter. That type of player is more and more going to be relegated to playing at the center position exclusively, and then only for 15-20 minutes per night.
The era of the big stiff is over. Eurobigs are now the norm.Turns out, skills matter. It will take coaches at the younger levels letting the taller players wander away from the hoop. Imagine you're Al Jefferson's high school coach. Do you have him learning to shoot 3's, or scoring 60 a game in the paint? If you're Perk or Jeff Foster's coach, do you tell them to play volleyball?