krikor wrote: HIF wrote:
Centers mature later than other positions.
Last night Hassan showed his real potential. That was positive aggressivity, now a little more stamina and he averages 20 and 20.
I dont see Duncan longevity in Hassan, more so Ben Wallace/Shaq/Dwight type.
Shaq played 19 seasons, until 38. Ben played 17 season, until 37. Dwight is playing his 13th season, aged 31. Duncan played 19 seasons, until 39.
Not seeing a massive difference in longevity there. If you're talking about how their games aged - Shaq and Ben fell off a cliff in their mid & early 30s respectively, while Duncan slowly and gently declined - I could agree with that. But really that was the part of Duncan that made him so great.