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Point Guard 5 83.33%
Shooting Guard 0 0%
Small Forward 0 0%
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Center 1 16.67%
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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What is the most important position on the floor?

The title pretty much explains it all. What do you think a dominant dynasty needs to have to sustain? Or even what does a championship team need to get there? I am just wondering on other people's opinions. I used to think it was the point guard just because if you look at the dominant dynasties 60's Celtics and 80's Lakers, they had Bob Cousy(hall of fame) and Magic Johnson(hall of fame). They also had dominant big men though in Russell(hall of fame) and Kareem(hall of fame). Then there was the Bulls dynasty which had neither but still won 6 championships. What do you think is the most important? Also, having said that, which ONE of these fifteen players would you pick in their prime to start a dynasty?

PG: Magic Johnson, Bob Cousy, Walt Frazier
SG: Michael Jordan, George Gervin, Jerry West
SF: Larry Bird, Dr. J, Elgin Baylor
PF: Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley
C: Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem The Dream

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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Re: What is the most important position on the floor?

Can't really say. You can name a champion that didn't have a strong X position.

Bulls never had real PGs
Lakers never had real PFs

But if I could have Jordan or a 2000 Shaq; that is who I would pick
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:01 PM   #3
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Re: What is the most important position on the floor?

Ill have to say a PG. He runs everything..slows it down, speed it up, gets the team into the "O" Sort of like the QB on the floor.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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Re: What is the most important position on the floor?

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Can't really say. You can name a champion that didn't have a strong X position.

Bulls never had real PGs
Lakers never had real PFs

But if I could have Jordan or a 2000 Shaq; that is who I would pick
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there isnt One position that can ultimatly be the most important. HOWEVER. if you have a do it all player that can play Small Forward... your chances to win improve significantly.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:16 PM   #5
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Re: What is the most important position on the floor?

There is no most important position. You take your best player regardless of his position and build a team around him.

Hell, in the finals last year, the 2 positions that are traditionally touted as being the most important (C and PG) were each team's weakness.

If all the players are equal, I'd take a center. SF is the running back of the NBA and are incredibly easy to fill as a complementary #2 or #3 player.
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Re: What is the most important position on the floor?

It depends on the offense IMO. For a team like Phoenix, the point guard is the most important while for teams like the Spurs the low post position is more important. It varies.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:23 AM   #7
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Re: What is the most important position on the floor?

In the NBA there isn't a "most important", but on lower levels of basketball I would definitely say point guard.
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Re: What is the most important position on the floor?

I disagree, on lower levels I would say center. A good center will control the boards against lower level competition and get you easy buckets in the paint. The point guard, if he doesn't have players who can finish or shoot is limited to the scoring that he can do. Just my opinion.
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I disagree, on lower levels I would say center. A good center will control the boards against lower level competition and get you easy buckets in the paint. The point guard, if he doesn't have players who can finish or shoot is limited to the scoring that he can do. Just my opinion.
A center isn't getting easy buckets in the paint of his PG can't get him the rock.

Yeah I can see why you would think that way, it can go either way. I just like that a PG is the leader and facilitates the whole show. But obviously a great big man can be an enormous asset.
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Re: What is the most important position on the floor?

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A center isn't getting easy buckets in the paint of his PG can't get him the rock.

Yeah I can see why you would think that way, it can go either way. I just like that a PG is the leader and facilitates the whole show. But obviously a great big man can be an enormous asset.
I definitely don't underestimate how the PG runs the whole show but I was just thinking, for the lower levels of play, if a Center is really dominant, would be more useful than a really good PG who's passing is negated by a lack of good teammates. He might make those teammates better but the Center can rebound and score and block shots in the paint. Those are three very important aspects of basketball. I guess we probably need to clarify how low of a level of basketball this is, lol.
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