Originally posted by j9479it is of my opinion that in the west moreso that a giant at center is way more integral than a skilled guard.
With the exception of the Jordan-Bulls (and maybe the Bad Bays-Pistons, though James Donaldson was pretty good and Laimbeer was a good defensive center), that's the way it has ALWAYS been. The championship teams of the 80s had Robert Parish, Kareem, and Moses in the middle. It's no surprise that the Hawks with just Dominique never got to the finals with Tree Rollins at center.
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Personally i'm not sold on Ming until I see him play, but i know all the scouts are. Is it a good trade for the Clippers? Sure, losing Odom isn't that big of a deal to me. But if I was the Rockets I probably wouldn't do it.