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.
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.
Okafor and Randle both want to play around the rim on offense and makes you confident in their ability to anchor an NBA defense. The worst case scenario is they would end up getting in each other's way on one end of the floor and leave the paint unprotected on the other.
Signing a two-year contract with a player option for the second season, so the player can return to free agency in 2016, is the optimal choice for the 2015 free agent class.