The West is absolutely stacked at the 4. Who leads the pack?
Who's the best power forward in the West?
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In my experience the more skilled offensive player has an easier time in a typical one on one game. Sh*t I won the one on one post game contest with all the non bigs in high school and I was only like 5’8″ at the time. Just had a bigger array of stuff to use on people and better fundamentals. One on one is very different than normal hoop. I don’t even like considering it honestly lol it’s like a different sport
i see. still i see duncan as a center. even if you consider him as a power forward because he actually played this position in his first six years still leaves quite some years at center which he naturally is. i think we agree on this. i just think the nba kept it that way to promote him better as this position made it easier for him to get all star starting spots and nba first team honors.
hmm i see but sometimes guys who know how to just use their body better win against guys who are technically more sound and sometimes its just all about mojo lol. but yeah, its not really a very important point one can make about a player. its just… there are almost two months left to fill with questions like that untill the season starts lol
Ugh, pretty sure Dirk has pretty unrivaled body control/footwork it’s just unorthodox
sure he got that. i just see la having a slight edge at strenght, mobility and vertical leap – which is just a subjective impression, sure. his body control and footwork aint too shabby neither. the more i think about that matchup the more id love to see this imaginary 1on1 for real lol
lol no doubt
Another day, another surprise…. Standing up for Love, I like it!
well, 2 days in a row of having non-extreme conversations about players will do that. i like these types of conversations, civilized, without a real arguing point to get upset over. my opinion is not far from your’s on most stuff. you are just extremely optimistic about the guys you “like” (lack of a better word), and quite the opposite with those that you don’t. i try and be as non-biased as a human being can be. although i know i often fail.
Very accurate and well said.
Hope Love gets back in the groove this year.
Scratch that, Hope Minny gets back. Rubio and Love is too fun a duo to not have playing year in and year out.
Minnesota’s offense is going to be thrilling as long as Rubio is healthy. The team can make the playoffs if Love is back to 100% though. and OKC/Minn 1st round is a dream scenario for me.
well the Spurs left it that way. The NBA has nothing to do with how San Antonio wants to label it’s players.
And the “Tim Duncan is a PF” thing f*cking worked wonders. Teams literally put their PF’s on him for a number of years. Duncan’s underrated foot speed was way too much for most Centers to deal with until about 2009. He was a PF with a Center’s skillset. Really.
And that’s why I still call him the best PF of all-time.
Ho good is Shabazz going to be?
not very. he may playe lik 15-20 minutes. But he’s not that good, especially on defense (where he will be the worst defensive player on the worst defensive team) I doubt he gets much opportunity this season.
Awh, that’s to bad.
Here’s to hoping Derrick Williams can play SF then!
They still have some guys to play the SF with some effectiveness.
Brewer, Budinger, Shved
They can be really fun and make the playoffs like you said. Come in the 7th,8th spot and make for a very exciting (even if they are swept) opening series in the West.
then take my statement as “the spurs” instead of “the nba”. the way you just put it really takes some credibility off my conspirancy theory. but my oppinion is still – a 7 footer with a centers skillset is a center to me, even if he officially gets listed as a 4.
the only reason why im cool with duncan being listed as a 4 all these years is what you just wrote: “And that’s why I still call him the best PF of all-time.” i would hate to have to call malone the best 4 of all time as i cant find any love for an racist (angola at the olympics) NRA supporter lol
it’s really semantics. as i’ve said, i don’t personally like the “guys fit this position, so that’s how it should work” mold of basketball thinking. i am much more liberal with how i view building a basketball team and looking at players.
well, on court thats reasonable. even in discussions. but especially in times like these, where the only highlights in terms of nba basketball are headlines like lebron james’ toe, strict positional order helps to squeez players into certain categories to compare and argue about them lol
Duncan definitely plays more C because of the smaller big men they’ve had on the bench lately (don’t want Diaw and Blair playing C), but if you had to toss aside the fact that he spent more minutes at C and designate him a natural position based on his skill set, it would definitely be PF.
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