Originally Posted by 'trane
i'd argue that, more than just blurred, these lines don't exist anymore. you could say that there are power bigs and finesse bigs, and that both can come at almost any height. blair is a power big, as is reggie, even though both are not very tall. andrea is a finesse big, despite being 7 feet. some are able to do both. guys like that are uncommon.
who cares what their position is? - it may even differ between offense and defense. a team needs both kinds to be effective, and who they guard on the court is a matter of matchups, not of position.
bargs is neither a pf or a c. he is a finesse big, and needs to be alongside power bigs to be successful. and the raps, if they are to keep him, need a couple of power bigs so that he doesn't have to be on the court without one.
bingo - my only problem is that even with someone to take care of Andrea's deficiencies, the team will tend to be operating from a position of trying to solve a key weakness, rather than build upon strengths as a 5-man unit.