ThunderBolt wrote:spearsy23 wrote:ThunderBolt wrote:That list is far from exhaustive. Anthony Davis typically plays around half of his minutes at center and that spiked last year. Horford, LMA, Capela and Vucevic can all be added to the list. Mitchell Robinson and Adebayo are young guys with a lot of promise. Steven Adams might be overpaid but if you start a scrub you'll get exploited.
... You're now just naming guys who play the position. Obviously it's better to have a good player at any position than a bad one, but of that entire list Horford, Jokic, and Embiid are the only ones who have proven to be any type of building blocks on good teams.
34 year old Marc gasol
That's the last five starting centers to win championships. They aren't necessary.
I agree. If we can draft the next generational talent like Lebron or have the best shooting backcourt in nba history we can probably get by without a quality center. And splitter, really? If we’re going to ignore Tim Duncan then at least give Boris Diaw credit.
If you can't draft the next generational talent or best shooting backcourt in the league you aren't winning a championship anyway. Obviously if the next jokic/Embiid is on the board you don't pass them up for the next Danny Green. But when you're talking about prospects who aren't sure things, there's no reason to Target a center.
And yes, Splitter, who started 50/59 regular season games and 18/23 playoff games. He was their starting center.