The “3 & D” player has become a highly coveted asset for coaches and GM’s over the last couple of seasons. With teams fashioning towards smaller lineups and attempting 3 pointers at an increasing rate, it has never been a better time to have a “3 & D” specialist capable of spacing the floor and knocking down open jumpers while excelling on the defensive end in one-on-one matchups around the perimeter. 1,424 more words
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Two seasons ago, Ryan Hollins played a limited role as a backup center for the Clippers, and when Doc Rivers got the chance to upgrade to Glen Davis he jumped at it and gave Big Baby more minutes. 292 more words
The Wizards went big — with Marcin Gortat and Nene up front — and stayed that way most of the NBA season. Then come the playoffs, coach Randy Wittman finally broke out a small ball lineup with Paul Pierce at the four for long stretches, and it got the Wizards to the second round. 224 more words
Jabari Parker. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Greg Monroe. Michael Carter-Williams. Khris Middleton. John Henson.
Last season, with four of those six in place (Parker was injured most of the season, Monroe was in Detroit) the Milwaukee Bucks took a big step forward into the playoffs. 323 more words
When the Washington Wizards tip-off next season, they will have Marcin Gortat at center and Nene at power forward.
But their moves this summer show that when one of those two sits (specifically Nene) the Wizards will embrace going small, as they did last playoffs when they blistered the Raptors in the first round. 359 more words
WASHINGTON — Newly-acquired forward Jared Dudley underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back and is expected to be out for about three to four months, the Washington Wizards announced Tuesday. 252 more words