GM Survey: Curry and Durant as Shooting Guards?

via flickr | Keith Allison

Necessary disclaimer: the positionless revolution is real.

Traditional basketball nomenclature is almost wholly obsolete in the modern game, having been replaced by nonexclusive labels like small, big, primary ballhandler, wing, post, guard and forward. But different teams have different personnel and utilize different systems; the NBA has yet to reach a consensus on blanket definitions to best describe a player’s role and responsibilities, and it likely never will. Skill-sets of the league’s 30 rosters will always vary enough to keep us from finding new, concrete positional classifications, even as the strategic reliance on finding and preventing three-point and rim attempts continues to mushroom.


On Gavin DeGraw and Finding Yourself in the NBA

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Think about your favorite NBA player. Doesn't matter who it is, really, although for the purposes of this exercise it would be nice if you picked a player who has played at least one game in the NBA prior to this year.

Now think about that player when they first arrived in the NBA. Were they the same player then that they are now? I bet they're not.