My favorite position ~ ~ C
I had started the season going like this.......
3. Monroe & Pekovic fighting for this spot.
4. D Jordan
5. David Lee - who gets ignored by everybody for some reason.
Clearly I hadn't reckoned on Varejao, who I can't seem to catch a game, and J Noah who has developed into an elite player (in spite of the fact I can't stand the chumpiness of his ways).
Not accounting for injuries etc., CBS has center "power ratings"... these guys of Teanett are all over the place but they
show it like this:
4. David Lee
5. Marc Gasol
6. G Monroe
7. A Jefferson
8. Al Horford
10. B Lopez
13. B Mullins
16. T Chandler
19 D Jordan
20 Robin Lopez
The matchups I want to see in this league right now are these:
D Howard - O Asik
D12 weakness: not much. Injuries.
Asik weakness: inexperience, possibly physical weakness.
N Pekovic - G Monroe
Pek weakness: passing, injuries.
Monroe weakness: tendency to overplay early and fade bad in 4q.
B Lopez - J Noah
Lopez weakness: Have not seen enough; Pekovic destroyed him
Noah weakness: can be shoved around easily, but not much. Defense can be appallingly bad for a center that plays in the NBA. Played Pek to a standoff
M Gasol - A Varejeo
haven't seen these guys this year...
D Lee - Bargnani
D Lee weakness: wants to have teammates but doesn't.
Bargnani - haven't seen but my friends say he is the real thing on a bad team. Just looking at stat line from last night, Monroe had all he could handle and that is saying a lot
we will have some clarity at the C when we have seen those answered; nobody I have seen is close to Howard since Shaq retired (although d12 won't ever be at that level though). I count Timi Dunkin as a PF otherwise clearly he's the best C of the last generation, and possibly since Hakeem.