Dr_Heat wrote:Whiteside being a beast in Portland, good for him
Whiteside would be a decent center in the 90’s, but in today’s game he is outdated.
In particular, Whiteside’s lack of speed and shooting is something teams capitalize on. Yeah Whiteside had some good stats today, but the lack of perimeter defense from whiteside allowed the Nuggets to be able to shoot over 56% from 3. As for shooting, it hurts other players on your team when teams know that you can’t consistently hit a jump ****.
Whiteside would be a SOFT center in the 90's. He's not tough enough and as evidence shows over the last 4 years, he can't defend the likes of Vucevic, Jokic, Valanciunas, Embiid. What makes you thing he had a shot at defending Zo, Shaq, Robinson, Olajuwon, Ewing, Mutombo? I think his best time would've been during the mid-to-late 2000s, before Spo introduced positionless.