Kobblehead wrote:VDT wrote:Well of course having a star ball handler is better than not having one. Also having champions where none of the two best players is a big is expected. After all bigs are only two positions out of the five. Having said that only the Bulls i think were built like that and the champions un the last decade or so where bigs were basically roleplayers.
Dude, it's been the last 40 years of NBA basketball. You realize that teams that win championships running their offense through a big is like in the 1%, right?
So banking on us being able to win a championship with Embiid as our #1 option and crunchtime closer is basically praying to be an ultra rare exception.
Tobias Harris absolutely has to be granted (and successful in) a closing role if we realistically hope to win a championship.
Your math is off. With Olajuwan's two (2), Shaq's three (3) with the Lakers, and Duncan's five, that's 10 of the last 27. That's 37%.
The moral to the story is when you have the far and away best Big Man in the game, you can run your offense through them and win. Post offense, on a whole is inefficient, because there aren't enough players good enough to play that way. If you have the player, you can play that way and win.