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Old 12-01-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I don't think Kukoc would have made the NBA at 6'6". As a Bulls fan I watched him a lot. He was a poor finisher, and his jump shot was inconsistent. He was a good passer with good court vision, so maybe he could have been a no-shoot point guard kind of in the mold of a Jason Kidd.

Another possibility is Yao Ming. He had a great shooting touch. He might have been less injury prone had he not been so tall, and maybe overall better off in the long run.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Here
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Toni might have been quicker as a shorter guy, he was slim for his height
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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I don't think Kukoc would have made the NBA at 6'6". As a Bulls fan I watched him a lot. He was a poor finisher, and his jump shot was inconsistent. He was a good passer with good court vision, so maybe he could have been a no-shoot point guard kind of in the mold of a Jason Kidd.

Another possibility is Yao Ming. He had a great shooting touch. He might have been less injury prone had he not been so tall, and maybe overall better off in the long run.
Yeah but he was really slow though, even at PF that would limit him defensively/in the pick and roll.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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I don't even follow the NBA much anymore. It's a cliche, but the league died when Jordan retired.

-The center position has been awful. It reminds me of starting pitching in baseball. It seems like the two have collapsed in the last 10-15 years, for reasons I don't really know.

In 1995 say, the top centers were Ewing, Olajuwon, Robinson, Shaq, Mourning, Mutombo. Then you had guys like Brad Daugherty or Rik Smits. Daugherty averaged 20 points a game some seasons....he'd be one of the best in the league now!

I miss centers like Ewing, who had a jump shot from 17 feet. Robinson would maul everyone now and average 30 a game.

Before the 90's, you had strong centers. Moses Malone, Chief, Kareem. You'd think with so much technology now and training, guys would have better fundamentals than 20 years, but it's not the case. It might be a long time before we see another guy like Ewing or Robinson.
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