Re: Is The Center Position Dead/Going to Die?
Dying Breed No Doubt About. Pau Gasol is Actually Closer to 7`1 ft and Duncan is 6`11 ft. Most of These Players Would Have Played Center Back in the 80s and 90s and They are 2 Legit Most Talented Post Game Bigs in the Game Today. Duncan has Been Playing Center for the Last 5 Years Though Its Hard To Consider Him a PF more like a CF or Just A Center.
This is Not the 1st Time Teams are Using 3 Forward Line Ups Instead of a Center. The Sonics Used Kemp, Schrempf and Perkings as 3 Forward Line Up Putting Perkins at Center but He Was More a PF With 3-Point Range, Kemp a PF and Schrempf a Point-Forward and SF/PF Hybrid. It Gives You More Versatility When You Don`t Have a Dominant Offensive Big Like that of Shaq, Yao, Duncan or Pau.