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    Which body type do you prefer?

    This thread starts with the assumption that Cal is not going to get the all-world big man we're lusting after, ala Sullinger.

    In his absence, the tendency has been to look for agile-but-thin guys who appear to have some hand-eye coordination, and hope they can bulk up. That would more or describe, I think, Bak, Behrens, Solomon and Kravish. Harper was like that as well, although he got stronger during his career, and also was able to use good technique to make up for his lack of bulk on the boards. Of the other four, Bak is so far the major disappointment. IMHO, that's mostly because so much of his off-season improvement time was lost due to his regular visa difficulties.

    That pattern was broken with Thurman, who has a bigger body, some ball handling skills, but is not as quick as the previous four. He's more in the Wisconsin-style bruiser mode.

    At this point, assuming we can't have the best of both worlds, would you prefer getting the bigger body, hoping he can grow into it in terms of agility and post technique?

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    Kate Upton?

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    Not bad, BearyWhite, but Kate's my # 1 draft choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by south bender View Post
    Not bad, BearyWhite, but Kate's my # 1 draft choice.
    Not bad, south bender? You flatter yourself, dog. :P

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    Let's just keep this relevant and say one is Karnowski and one is Upshaw.

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    Hard to Answer

    Big is better, everything else being equal.

    However, everything else is not equal, so it really depends on strength, quickness, desire to play defense, and so on.

    I would say that I prefer a defensive center, that is, one who really reduces the opposition's ability to penetrate and score and who rebounds.

    That is, if the choice is between offense and defense.

    As for thickness, I would take Anthony Davis, for example, over someone much thicker and stronger, for the obvious reasons.

    The key for me is not body type, but defensive prowess, a guy who can alter the opponent's ability to score inside.

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    Reminds me of Red Auerbach's line about preferring size over speed:

    "When fast guys get tired, they get slow; when big guys get tired, they don't get small."

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    6'5 nearly 300 lb. Jai Lewis took George Mason to the Final Four......
    Going with slightly overweight wide bodies work in college b'ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LethalFang View Post
    6'5 nearly 300 lb. Jai Lewis took George Mason to the Final Four......
    Going with slightly overweight wide bodies work in college b'ball.
    How about The Manimal, Kenneth Faried of Morehead State?


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    Great Quote, UrsaMajor!

    Quote Originally Posted by UrsaMajor View Post
    Reminds me of Red Auerbach's line about preferring size over speed:

    "When fast guys get tired, they get slow; when big guys get tired, they don't get small."
    Leave it to Red to put it so pithily.

    I love it.

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