Originally Posted by 50inchvertical
Yes you can, especially at that 3 position with guys like Rudy Gay, Travis Outlaw, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, etc. who can touch their head on the rim AND would lap those 2 in a race.
Short answer, there's more to defense than athleticism.
what about jason richardson?
he's considered an elite-even-by-nba standards-athlete, correct?
If I'm not mistaken....read an account of pre draft workouts the Hawks had and Battier had a higher score than JR
..some kind of test of athleticism...think it was a dunk til you drop drill
and also that he scored highest among all rookies tested that year at some agility test...