The power forward evolution: How will the Eu…

Over the past decade, basketball analytics has had a profound impact on our game. The increased focus on shot efficiency brought about tactical changes to generate greater floor spacing. Teams play “open” pick and roll/slash and kick style basketball more than ever. Rule adjustments (particularly in the NBA) meant perimeter contact was less closely whistled than bumps in the post. It became inevitable, that the bigs were told to vacate the paint and venture outwards.

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