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Old 08-25-2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Are Big men back?

with recent lack of bigmen in the NBA have they finally come back with an array of players that have entered the NBA in the last few years.

oden, bogut, bosh, bynum, dwight, okafor, stoudemire and Ming. sure these big men can't compare to the ones we saw in the first 4 decades of the NBA, but do we finally have a decent foundation of bigmen back in the NBA

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Old 08-25-2008, 11:29 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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Oden hasn't played 1 game yet so dont include him..
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:05 AM   #4
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No big men are not back yet.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:30 AM   #5
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Default Re: Are Big men back?

Chris Bosh is not a centre, he was forced to play that role in the olympics. imo he is a small forward. But i think Big men have been missing for a while, bynum,dwight,oden and yao. are definately making a Case for the big men in the league.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:35 AM   #6
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Default Re: Are Big men back?

Everyone seems to exclude Bogut from big men talks. The guy can flat out play. I don't see how you can include okafor, but not Bogut.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:43 AM   #7
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I thought the title read, Are Big Men Black?

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Old 08-26-2008, 12:44 AM   #8
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Default Re: Are Big men back?

I wouldn't really call Bosh a "big man"... I mean he is tall and can play center, but his game is more rounded than say a Yao, Bogut, or Howard. There is a lot of good big men emerging but I think the days of the lumber giants ruling the paint isn't going to be seen in the NBA for a while. We have shifted to a more mobile quick style of big man. The big guys can still make a name for themselves(ie. Yao), but the style constricts play options while offering little bonus so it isn't due to change anytime soon.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:55 AM   #9
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run and gun will be around for a while. big men may never come back
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:56 AM   #10
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run and gun will be around for a while. big men may never come back
Are those Air Raids? I love those shoes...best outdoor shoes ever.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:42 AM   #11
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Should cancel the rule of "3 seconds", the "big men" would be back.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:44 AM   #12
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No big men are not back yet.


I find this funny...
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:45 AM   #13
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Should cancel the rule of "3 seconds", the "big men" would be back.

hell yes.. the 3 second rule is a travesty.. thats why often times it goes ingnored...
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:46 AM   #14
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I thought the title read, Are Big Men Black?

lol

so did I
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:50 AM   #15
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I thought the title read, Are Big Men Black?

lol


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