Do you think true centers are as important as they once were.

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Do you think true centers are as important as they once were.

Do you think true centers are as important as they once were?Do you think teams could get by with just playing two PF?Me personally I think true centers are a dying if not dead breed.Thats why In think you'll see alot more undersized postmen having an impact on the league.most of the true centers that we get now are european guys that are soft or stiffs.then on the other hand you have a lot of 6'7to6'9 guys that don't mind mixing it up in the paint.These euro centers just are big SF for the most part they shoot the 3 ball.There is only one Dirk but i have to understand that thats the way they play over there.i just think these days you're better off trying to find you a guy like Al Horford he might not be a true center but if you match him up with right forward combination he is more than adequate at manning the post.I also look at the success Detroit had with the combo of Wallace&Wallace that was the perfect combo for that team.I look at certain teams without good centers which is the majority of the league they could probably do better with going with two PF I feel it could really work in the future and I feel this is the way the NBA is going anyway. I feel like with the European influence makes people put there best five out there.

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yup thank god my team has Greg in a couple years Portland is going to be sooooo good its not even funny.

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Even Still

A dominant big man is still the most sought after player in professional sports. A great big with post skills and shot-blocking ability can still win you a championship, even in this time where a true point guard seems to be the sexy type of player with the recent success of Chris Paul and Steve Nash and their teams. But still, why do you think Greg Oden was selected ahead of Kevin Durant? Not because of skill or athleticism, but because Oden had the potential to be a franchise changing center due to his size and shot blocking ability. If Oden was 3 inches shorter, do you really think Kevin Durant or even Al Horford would still be taken after Oden? No, because even the possiblity of having the next Kareem or Shaq made the Blazers wet their pants when they won the lottery because center is still the most valued position in the game.

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Bigs still remain big

Give me a Kareem, Shaq, Olajuwon (spelling) etc any day. A dominant scoring centre is worth his weight in gold.

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hell yeah! Look where amare

hell yeah! Look where amare stoudemire and dirk nowitzki have gotten there teams. I dont necessarily think a dominant center, but a defensive presence in the middle of the floor, ala Kevin Garnett. Thats why Thabeet is so valuable even with no offense coming with him, hes a game changer in the middle of the floor . He makes teams stop penetrating in to the paint cuz he will just swat anything that goes in there.

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