Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and 5 Other Duos That Need To Be Split Up

January 28th, 2011 by Jonathan Tjarks Leave a reply »
In an ideal world every starter on a basketball team would be a "five-tool" player; they would have the ability to create their own shot, defend their position, shoot, pass and rebound.  But almost every NBA player has at least one hole in their game—be it a suspect outside shot, an inability to move their feet on the perimeter or a shaky handle.

As a result, "fit" is as important as talent in constructing a team.  Building a championship contender is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle—sometimes two pieces, no matter how impressive they are individually, just don't fit well together.

The best teams don't just have the best players; they have the best pieces around them as well.

Offensively, a good front-court should have a player who can score at the rim and a player who can spread the floor.  Defensively, one of your bigs should be able to defend on the perimeter and one should be able to protect the rim.

** The Dallas Mavericks' bigs are a great example of a "good fit."  Dirk Nowitzki can score from anywhere on the floor, which means that Tyson Chandler's inability to do anything besides dunk isn't too relev ...

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