While making a living by scoring with your back to the basket isn't going to work for the vast majority of young big men coming into the league, the rules that apply to the 99 percent don't necessarily hold true for the 1 percent. Jahlil Okafor. DeMarcus Cousins. Joel Embiid. Karl Towns. Post play may be gone for now but that doesn't mean it will be gone forever.
RealGM caught up with Taylor Rochestie to discuss his success during the 14-15 season, experiences while playing for Nizhny Novgorod, his shooting performance and much more.
Only 42 of the 492 players that played in the NBA this season are lefty - just 8.53 percent of the league. It is an intriguing collection of players and we talked with dozens of players about what makes them unique to play against and how they could have an edge.
While upside and athleticism may rise as the draft nears, basketball IQ and toughness may get overlooked in the process. As a player that exemplifies both of the latter categories, here’s why T.J. McConnell may surprise and make an NBA roster next season.
Championships and deep playoff runs are the domain of big men or transcendent top-10 all-time talents like LeBron and Jordan, so these two offensive savants who are 6-5 and under MVP candidates are in truly rarefied territory as the unquestioned best players on Conference Finalists.