I’ve been hearing from Nets head coaches about the NBA’s trend towards positionless basketball for nearly a decade. Bigs who handle the ball and shoot threes, everyone switching screens one-through-five, etc. There’s no question that’s where the league is heading. You have Orlando’s 7-foot 2 Bol Bol converting 42.6% of his three-point shots, Boston’s 6-foot 4 Marcus Smart neutralizing bigger bodies in the post, and 6-foot11 Denver center Nikola Jokic dishing out dazzling dimes on a nightly basis. Next season, 7-foot 4 French sensation Victor Wembanyama is slated to arrive on the NBA scene and rewrite all the old rules about who can do what on the basketball court.
Two for two so far, albeit a decimated GSW squad. I can't believe Milwaukee put up a 2nd Half pedestrian performance and didn't destroy us on the boards. These wins have some folks believing we don't need a Mo Bamba or a Jakob Poeltl. I won't buy what the Nets are selling until we get a legitimate Center that rebounds well