Moore: Deandre Ayton pick shows big men relevant as ever in modern NBA

The Arizona Republic
Moore: Deandre Ayton pick shows big men relevant as ever in modern NBA
Moore: Deandre Ayton pick shows big men relevant as ever in modern NBA

So, the argument goes like this: The NBA has no need for slow, plodding centers, and with the way the pro game is played today, the traditional big man is obsolete. The rebuttal: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … The NBA has never been a safe haven for big stiffs, and to say that the traditional big man is obsolete would wrongly imply they were ever relevant to begin with – or that Phoenix just drafted one. The Suns made the right move in selecting Deandre Ayton with the top pick, regardless of hypothetical talk about whether centers matter in the “position-less basketball” era of the modern NBA. Ayton said multiple times on draft night that his goal is to “be dominant.” If he can, the NBA will have to

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