We shouldn’t judge NBA players according to their archetypes. We should judge them according to their abilities.
Yet, it’s difficult to avoid judging NBA players according to their archetypes. Typically, we make projections about NBA players. Sometimes, they’ll end up being accurate.
Take Alperen Sengun of the Houston Rockets. This is a prodigiously talented offensive player.
Unfortunately, slow feet and an average wingspan could end up holding back his defensive potential.
The same cannot be said of Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat. In fact, this is one of the best defensive big men in the entire league.
Could the Rockets acquire him this summer?