Moore: Deandre Ayton will prove centers remain as relevant as ever in the modern NBA

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Moore: Deandre Ayton will prove centers remain as relevant as ever in the modern NBA
Moore: Deandre Ayton will prove centers remain as relevant as ever in the modern NBA

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt and Trysta Krick discuss the upcoming free agency period and LeBron James' future. 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The NBA has no need for slow, plodding centers, and with the way the pro game is played today, the traditional big man is obsolete.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 The NBA has never been a safe haven for big stiffs, and to say that the traditional big man is obsolete would wrongly imply they were ever relevant to begin with — or that Phoenix just drafted one.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 No. 1 pick in the draft, regardless of hypothetical talk about whether centers matter in the "position-less

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