Depending on your age, you’ll have a different perception of NBA big men.
If you’re old enough, you’ve seen the changes. You know that there was a time when most teams built their offensive attack around a big.
On the other hand, younger readers will have only heard tell of those times. In their world, big men don’t dominate offenses.
For the most part, they’re either floor spacers, or they’re rim runners.
Kristaps Porzingis is a floor-spacing big. Sure, he’s got a little more in his game, but that’s his primary feature on offense. By contrast, Deandre Ayton is a rim runner.
Could the two big men switch sides this season?