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Evolving NBA Marginalizes Great Centers

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You see these sorts of columns just about every year, so this isn't breaking news, but it is of great interest now that the NBA has whittled itself down to eight teams. The typical NBA center, apparently, has gone bye-bye, and we're not sure if this is good or bad for the NBA. In a league that for decades was dominated by teams that seemed to boast the best big man around, the center position has become somewhat of an afterthought in the modern game. We think. Again, we're not entirely sure if this is new news, or entirely correct analysis.

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