Originally Posted by rmt
I disagree with the poster who says when Splitter is on the floor, TD plays center. Offensively, Splitter plays near the basket as he has no jump shot. Duncan is the one jump shooting when Splitter or Blair is on the floor with him. When Diaw or Bonner is with him, he plays center. On defense, he plays center now because he's too slow to guard the PFs.
yeah, you're right to disagree.
Duncan plays with alot of range, always has, but is using it as much as ever. That's more characteristic of PF's than pure centers. Splitter has started the last 20 or so games at center.
You look at the offense of guys like: Howard, Bynum, Chandler, D. Jordan, Splitter, etc, and it's almost entirely scoring in the paint.
Duncan – especially in his prime – utilizes the midrange, high-post, off the dribble, face-up, jump shooting, game what we see from so many PF's.
Duncan's 2013 shooting
Tiago's 2013 shooting