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Old 01-15-2007, 12:43 AM   #10
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Gasol plays the five and Alexander Johnson plays the four, though Gasol is a true PF. The way the NBA is becoming, there are no more true centers, just power forwards who are big enough and who are strong enough to guard centers, and most do a good job, i.e. Jermaine O'Neal, Amare Stoudamire, and Chris Bosh. The problem with Eddy Curry is that while these guys need a double team to stop him, a rocket pack wouldn't help him guard them. So teams just let him shoot his 50 % fg pct and his 55 % ft pct and then just run around him on the other side of the court. Centers have to do three things - rebound, block shots, and spread the floor by either commanding a double team or hitting a consistent short jumper. Curry does very little of all of those.
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