The game of basketball is ever evolving long gone are the days of the stagnant offense, behemoth big men who dominate the post and long twos being the bread and butter of almost every great perimeter player. Modern basketball is fast, fluid, frenetic and fun.
Coaches have replaced the lumbering giants of old with spacing and shooting. Pace and space is the name of the game.
Of all facets of the game of basketball, the roles of big men may have changed the most. Slow, post-centric big men have gone out of fashion for more offensively skilled big men: Nikola Jokic and Karl-Anthony Towns are radically different from Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.