Preface:This is the third and final entry is my "The 3 Types of Bigs" blog series. Once again these are written from a player development POV. Comments/Feedback welcome...
The 3 Types of Bigs—“The Stretch”
The final type of Big that I think is most prevalent in today’s basketball is one that is already a buzzword spoken by basketball analysts across the country. Commonly referred to as a “Stretch 4,” this type of big is becoming a staple on many teams at all…
Posted on June 10, 2013 at 5:39pm
Preface:This is the second entry is my "The 3 Types of Bigs" blog series. Once again these are written from a player development POV. Comments/Feedback welcome...
The next type of Big I would like to talk about is what I call “The Space Eater.” This is your individual who takes up space in the interior and gives muscle to your team. They’re usually good on the boards and good position defenders in the post. They can push people around and set good screens for shooters or play well in…Continue
Posted on May 25, 2013 at 11:30am
Preface: This is my first blog on the first type of the 3 "Specialist Bigs", this is written from a player development POV so I'm sure others will have different takes on what I suggest...Open Discussion welcome
The 3 Types of Bigs: #1 ‘The Protector”
As I spoke of in my last entry, I believe that the “Bigs” of today have evolved into specialists. When I use the term ‘specialist”, the definition is that the player is extremely skilled in one particular area, so much so…
Posted on May 20, 2013 at 8:44pm
The De-Evolution of the Back-to-the-Basket Big
If you’ve watched, coached, played or refereed any basketball in the last decade, the basketball purist has seen a steady decline of back-to-the-basket big play like Chamberlain, Abdul-Jabbar, Moses, or yes, even the overly pugnacious Bill Walton (I can still only take his commentary in small doses). With the game moving at an even faster pace and the institutional popularity of the three-point shot, the inside post game has become less…Continue
Posted on May 14, 2013 at 11:25pm — 7 Comments