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Old 07-08-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default Most important positions in order for team success

Obviously everyone puts massive emphasis on how much talented big men are so hard to come by these days, and as a result we see teams in the lottery going after big guys with talent and potential.

So i put it to you, what is the order of importance that each team would put on each position. I guess what im asking is, what position is the most important to a team in order for success. Which position is needs to be the strongest in order to be champions.

Rate each position from 1 to 5, in order of importance.

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1. Center
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Default Re: Most important positions for a team to address

1. Center
2. Point Guard
3. Power Forward
4. Shooting Guard
5. Small Forward

I don't know, I have no clue. That looks wrong.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: Most important positions for a team to address

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1. Center
2. Point Guard
3. Power Forward
4. Shooting Guard
5. Small Forward

I don't know, I have no clue. That looks wrong.

Thats what i originally thought. But then i thought about it and it just seemed too hard for me figure out, because you look at what Tim Duncan is doing at PF (or is he playing Center?)

Especially when i thought about MJ being an SG, but obviously that was a different era.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: Most important positions in order for team success

1) PG (just ask the Hawks)
2) Big man (regardless whether Center or PF)
3) SF (intagibles)
4) Shooter
5) whichever is left...
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:21 AM   #5
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:22 AM   #6
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Default Re: Most important positions in order for team success

it isn't so much about positions, but skills.

You need a

Go-to scorer
playmaker
inside presence (offense + defense)
shooting
rebounding
perimeter defense

in that order
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Default Re: Most important positions for a team to address

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Thats what i originally thought. But then i thought about it and it just seemed too hard for me figure out, because you look at what Tim Duncan is doing at PF (or is he playing Center?)

Especially when i thought about MJ being an SG, but obviously that was a different era.

Exactly. Originally, i was going to put Shooting Guard last and then put up Small Forward to 3. Just because you need an all-around player, and it would almost be as important as a distributor. But when you look at Jordan, then it becomes different. There's too many great players at every positions for any kind of order to be right, but I think a Center would probably be the big thing. A great Center can make any team look good, and it's been proven in the past.

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Old 07-08-2007, 07:23 AM   #8
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1. Center
2. Point Guard
3. Power Forward
4. Shooting Guard
5. Small Forward

I don't know, I have no clue. That looks wrong.

pretty much agree with that order. PG or C should dominate most peoples list
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Default Re: Most important positions in order for team success

No one should be saying point guard. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Hakeem Olajuwon, half of the top 10 players in NBA history, are centers. Look at all of the Dynasties in NBA history, only one didn't have a star center (Jordan's Bulls). And the greatest Dynasty of all (Russell's Celtics) was, of course, based around a center. A center, or at least a great big (Tim Duncan could easily be called a center) is the most important part of a Championship formula, without a doubt. Only Dynasty based on a pg is Magic's Lakers, and Johnson was a very versatile 6'9 player that could and at one point or another in his career did play every position (although he was mainly a point guard). People are taking the "Nash Era" (that's a joke, this is really the Tim Duncan era, although most analysts won't admit that) too seriously.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:37 PM   #10
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Default Re: Most important positions in order for team success

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Originally Posted by Brunch@Five
it isn't so much about positions, but skills.

You need a

Go-to scorer
playmaker
inside presence (offense + defense)
shooting
rebounding
perimeter defense

in that order
At least one person gets it.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:55 PM   #11
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Default Re: Most important positions in order for team success

If we're going solely by position, I would have to go with...

1. Point Guard
2. Center
3. Shooting Guard
4. Power Forward
5. Small Forward

You can have a great center, but if you don't have a point guard who can give him the ball, then that great center won't make an impact. That's why I have point guard at the top of my list. A great team needs both.
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Your "inside presence" on offense and defense isn't going to come from your sg. Certain positions provide those skills, and the thread creator is just asking to rank those positions.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:56 PM   #13
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1) PG (just ask the Hawks)
2) Big man (regardless whether Center or PF)
3) SF (intagibles)
4) Shooter
5) whichever is left...
No way in hell the PG is most valuable.
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1) A big man post presence, eg. A PF or C.
2) Who cares.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:58 PM   #14
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small foward....
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If we're going solely by position, I would have to go with...

1. Point Guard
2. Center
3. Shooting Guard
4. Power Forward
5. Small Forward

You can have a great center, but if you don't have a point guard who can give him the ball, then that great center won't make an impact. That's why I have point guard at the top of my list. A great team needs both.
Do you think that Derek Fisher was more important than Shaq, Parker/Johnson more important than Duncan, or Kenny Smith was more important than Olajuwon?
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