So how big is "big?" How tall is Pekovic? Amazing that a story about
Minnesota going big doesn't give the height of any of their bigs.
@dumprake If by tall players you mean fat players than yeah. Being tall is a
huge advantage. Kevin Durant and Lebron James wouldn't be where they are if
they were both 5' 10".
To say the game of basketball wasn't made for big players is actually quite
silly. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to determine how important height
is in blocking shots, rebounding, and in scoring in the paint. Without a big
inside presence, teams usually struggle big-time.We had a shorter
than average center and only so-so forwards on our high school basketball team.
We lost most of our games because we were always getting over-powered in the
paint. Even though we had quickness, other teams were getting 50% more rebounds
than we were. Good outside shooting can offset a strong inside presence only so
much, and usually not consistently.If NBA teams really are getting
away from taller players in the paint, I can almost guarantee they will be
reverting back to bigger players after another year or two. It's an
experiment that won't succeed long-term.
@dumprakeLOL. Tell that to Wilt Chamberlain.
The game of basketball was not made for tall players. Tall players, with few
exceptions, can't dribble, can't move, can't shoot, can't
defend, are slower than Christmas, and would do the game a favor by retiring or
going into another line of work.