If you’re a fan of the NBA, you’ve seen the big man change considerably. Right now, the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers have two very different types of centers.
For a long time, bigs were exclusively used to post up under the basket. In fact, most NBA teams based their offense around such sets. In 2022, very few centers lean on that style of offense.
By contrast, many shoot threes. The stretch big man is becoming more and more common around the NBA. At the same tree, he’s becoming all the more coveted as well.
One of the league’s most prominent stretch big men is Myles Turner.
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Still, there will always be room for the pick-and-roll finishing big. A center that can catch lobs provides highly valuable vertical spacing. For example, look at Mitch Robinson.
Could the Knicks opt to replace him with a stretch big? Here’s a deal that has them doing exactly that.