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Post#1 » by bdp31770 » Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:15 pm

Players do it all the time to extend their careers. Jordan played small forward near the end of his Bulls run, Garnett and Duncan are primarily centers now, Durant and Lebron are playing more and more power forward. Jason Kidd and Chauncey Billups are shooting guards for the most part also. Who are some other players who will do this?
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Post#2 » by vexen » Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:21 pm

Andrea Bargnani has played SG, SF, PF, C
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Post#3 » by BizGilwalker » Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:39 pm

Pau Gasol is softer than most SF's so he should be a 7-foot shooting guard.
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Post#4 » by Primal » Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:49 pm

With Dwane Casey, Landry Fields may be playing centre for the Raptors
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Post#5 » by Jase » Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:55 pm

I can see Lebron getting moved to the PF position down the line, when he'll have to rely more on his strength in the post than his athleticism.

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Post#6 » by BadNFluenz » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:03 pm

if Acie Law will ever play in the NBA again, with Don Nelson as the coach he will be the ultimate small forward :D
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Post#7 » by Beardman » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:06 pm

Watch a basketball game coached by Dwayne Casey and you will see some awful stuff in regards to player position.
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Post#8 » by azuresou1 » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:10 pm

Players generally tend to shift up in position as they grow older, slower, and fatter/heavier/stronger. I think you'll mainly see a lot of SFs switch up to PF, and PFs to C, especially as the NBA goes more small ball.
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Post#9 » by call.me.dude » Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:14 am

Durant to PF in about 5-6 years.
LeBron to PF (obviously) in about 3 years.
Possibly Avery Bradley to PG. Only for a team with a playmaking SG or SF though. And I really doubt it.
Possibly Luol Deng, Danny Granger and probably Gerald Wallace to PF.
D-Will to SG in about 4 years.

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Post#10 » by Alienware » Wed Jan 9, 2013 3:56 am

Kobe sliding to small forward this year.

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Post#11 » by Grahf » Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:09 am

Paul Pierce was a shooting guard before Ray Allen arrived in Boston.
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Post#12 » by Frank Mulely » Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:58 am

Dwight to 4 as his hops go away.
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Post#13 » by NikolaPekovic » Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:03 am

durant will always be used as a 3. not saying he wont be used as a 4 cause he sometimes does already. but he will most likely be considered a 3 for his whole career.

even if he ages his game will mostly stay the same other than the dunks and athletic plays. hes a shooter and that will never go away despite age.
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Post#14 » by IMHO » Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:04 am

NikolaPekovic wrote:durant will always be used as a 3. not saying he wont be used as a 4 cause he sometimes does already. but he will most likely be considered a 3 for his whole career.

even if he ages his game will mostly stay the same other than the dunks and athletic plays. hes a shooter and that will never go away despite age.

so is dirk
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Post#15 » by NikolaPekovic » Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:07 am

IMHO wrote:
NikolaPekovic wrote:durant will always be used as a 3. not saying he wont be used as a 4 cause he sometimes does already. but he will most likely be considered a 3 for his whole career.

even if he ages his game will mostly stay the same other than the dunks and athletic plays. hes a shooter and that will never go away despite age.

so is dirk


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Post#16 » by cdubbz » Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:08 am

Steph Curry to shooting guard. He IS a shooting guard that plays point guard for the Warriors, but I see him as a full time shooting guard (starting or backing up) later in his career as in after his current contract and maybe even after the next.
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Post#17 » by Bee-Fense » Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:11 am

Anthony Davis

PF->C
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Post#18 » by Dupp » Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:12 am

If kobe keeps going longer than he says i could see him at the 3 permanently.
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Post#19 » by Spintown » Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:17 am

I could see westbrook and rose switching to shooting guard as there careers go along.

Harden at the 3 as a point forward.

ibaka at center

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Post#20 » by deliriousmouse » Wed Jan 9, 2013 3:12 pm

IMHO wrote:
NikolaPekovic wrote:durant will always be used as a 3. not saying he wont be used as a 4 cause he sometimes does already. but he will most likely be considered a 3 for his whole career.

even if he ages his game will mostly stay the same other than the dunks and athletic plays. hes a shooter and that will never go away despite age.

so is dirk

The only thing remotely similar to eachother is the absolute high shooting %

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