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The Highest Peaks Reached by NBA Power Forwards in the Modern Era

Power forwards didn’t always have to space the floor. Believe it or not, back-to-the-basket moves once reigned supreme. Just over a decade ago, while Dirk Nowitzki was coming into his own, beasts such as Elton Brand and a young Kevin Garnett ruled the hardwood. Before that, Karl Malone and Shawn Kemp claimed positional supremacy. Earlier …

The NBA’s Best Passing Big Men from 2017 Free Agency

Try talking to a friend who hasn’t watched the NBA in the past five years about how the game has changed. Seemingly any discussion points must start and stop with the ever-changing role of centers and big men in the league. Dwight Howard was a former superstar on both sides of the ball; now he’s …