Vaclac wrote:Bargnani would be an even worse defender now. The one thing he was decent at defensively was one-on-one post defense which is much more rarely useful now than then. Also he wasn't actually that efficient a shooter, despite that being his primary role.
Bosh would be awesome in today's NBA. I mean, he did win 2 championships and go to 4 finals. But Bosh was kind of a defensive liability on our team, but became a pretty impressive defender on those Miami teams. I think he'd be incredibly valuable in today's NBA.
But I totally agree with you about Bargs. I think he could have developed into a better offensive player than he was, but he was a weaker defender than Jonas was here, and Jonas was a liability in space. I watched almost every Bargnani game, and I can't remember him ever guarding someone adequately on the perimeter. Physically, I suppose it was possible (Gasol was slower but still helped lock down Giannis last year), but I could never imagine Bargnani devoting himself to being a good enough defender.