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Old 01-09-2009, 02:33 AM   #1
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Default Best Guys ever at playing a position not traditional to their body type.

Reeding the 10 ten tweener thread made me think of this.

c: edit- Wes Unseld 6'7 bruiser. Would give this freak show team some defence

pf Barkley: a given

sf since dirk is a 4 and Yi and Bargs aren't there yet and both might end up as 4's anyway, I'll go with the original.... the pink panter Toni Kukoc. At 6'11 he was an anomally. On offence he was a matchup nightmare....on defence he was also often a matchup nightmare(for the bulls)

sg edit- T-mac at 6'9 more of a freak than Iverson

pg Magic, another given

what are some other anomalies out there?

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Old 01-09-2009, 02:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Best Guys ever at playing a position not traditional to their body type.

T-Mac (Orlando) as a 6'9" SG. wasnt fair.
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Default Re: Best Guys ever at playing a position not traditional to their body type.

Pero Cameron is a PF. I've seen him play over 50 times. He is a power forward.

Kukoc never really had a position. He went between the 3 and the 4 and occasionally he played shooting guard, and very rarely played center and point guard. A "Fentard" if you will. I wouldn't strictly call Kukoc a small forward.
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Pero Cameron is a PF. I've seen him play over 50 times. He is a power forward.

Kukoc never really had a position. He went between the 3 and the 4 and occasionally he played shooting guard, and very rarely played center and point guard. A "Fentard" if you will. I wouldn't strictly call Kukoc a small forward.

great points @ kukoc. when a reporter asked phil about him once, phil said "we don't look for position guys. we look for basketball players. toni is a basketball player."
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Pero Cameron is a PF. I've seen him play over 50 times. He is a power forward.

Kukoc never really had a position. He went between the 3 and the 4 and occasionally he played shooting guard, and very rarely played center and point guard. A "Fentard" if you will. I wouldn't strictly call Kukoc a small forward.

kucok was definetely a cameleon

the game I saw pero play, sean marks was out and it was cameron and a bunch of perimeter types. oh well, I guess we need a new short center... thoughts?
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T-Mac (Orlando) as a 6'9" SG. wasnt fair.

yup that's more of a freak than Iverson

any ideas for center or a replacement for kukoc at the 3?

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Default Re: Best Guys ever at playing a position not traditional to their body type.

Usually when you play a freak at one position because they have an advantage there, they usually can be exploited with a disadvantage too.

E.g.
Nate Robinson at shooting guard.
+ Robinson is too fast for shooting guards
- Robinson, while being strong enough to guard NBA shooting guards, he lacks the height to contest shots (he sometimes counters it with his insane leaping ability)

So these guys may look great (usually on offense), they often struggle sticking to their position on defense:
-Magic Johnson
-Charles Barkley (often guarded small forwards when he was younger)
-Allen Iverson (guards point guards, and does it poorly)
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Default Re: Best Guys ever at playing a position not traditional to their body type.

At 6'7 Wes Unseld is probably the best "short" center thats played. (even in the shorter NBA of the 70's 6'7 was undersized at center). I know Unseld played some at pf but his best days were at center so that's what we'll take.

Still need an upgrade for kucok if possible...
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I know it's not a upgrade over Unseld, but Ben Wallace has gotta get a mention here. The dude was 6'7, and won multiple DPOYs as a center. He even helped guarded Shaq when the Pistons won in 04.
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I know it's not a upgrade over Unseld, but Ben Wallace has gotta get a mention here. The dude was 6'7, and won multiple DPOYs as a center. He even helped guarded Shaq when the Pistons won in 04.

You beat me to it, I was gonna put Big Ben on this list after Unseld, too.
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You beat me to it, I was gonna put Big Ben on this list after Unseld, too.

Big Ben with average man to man D though. Was a weakside monster
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Chuck Hayes Plays C.
AI was a SG.
Rodman played SF and then a lot of PF defending everybody from
Payton,Magic to MJ,Pippen to Karl Malone,Shaq
and he was 6'5-6'7 220-230 Getting 13-19 RbS a game.

Magic Johnson PG and C
KD playing SG and SF
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