Re: Who is the best player in your local court?
Really depends on the situation.
I play in Korea, with local Koreans. The courts are nice (4 full courts, nice rims, etc). In the halfcourt I'm pretty good (can rain tres and get to the rim and run an offense well), but usually a really skilled big guy would be more valuable.
The few occasional times we play full court it almost always is me. I've got great handles and passing and can run faster with a ball in my hand than without. It basically ends up being rebound, outlet to me, I just outrun/outjuke everybody and dish it off for someone with a layup or three.
It's just the competition though - I'm not this good against better players. Just the perfect level of competition for my skills/speed/shooting/passing to shine.
I think in general though a good to great rebounder is really the best player on the floor for pickup. They change the game because skill can't really battle that. In "organized" games there are huge guys...but in pickup it's usually all sub 6'3 players in my area. A 6'1 or 6'2 guy that is a beast rebounder is my favorite player to have on my team. I can take care of the rest and he handles the real dirty work and tone of the game.