A breakdown of how analytics in the NBA have redefined the role of the big man, both offensively and defensively. In the modern NBA, there are 4 skills valued above all others for team’s bigs.
How NBA bigs play on the perimeter and in the paint have become of utmost importance. Being able to switch screens on the perimeter to lock down shooters has become the most important skill for bigs today. Not far behind are the ability to shoot 3’s, block shots and finish right at the rim.