The trend of classic big men in the NBA appears to be shifting for over the past decade. Recently, the Houston Rockets introduced their brand of small ball, with PJ Tucker playing as center. Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, thinks his team will make adjustments as well.
He sees Draymond Green playing more minutes as a center next season. The 6′ 6″ forward is strong enough to guard other centers. And in case the opposing team puts a big 5, the Dubs will have other options on the roster to deal with them. But, for the most part, Green will be able to handle the business himself.
“I think the league has changed pretty dramatically and I can see playing him more at the 5. I don’t think there would be any problem with that. You still have to have a roster that allows you to deal with the big 5s that are out there and we will absolutely address that. But you look from one game to the next, Draymond’s really not going to have too much of a problem guarding the other teams’ 5s. Because the big, huge guys, they’re almost extinct.”Steve Kerr
Until the suspension of the season, the the 30-year-old power forward averaged 8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6 assists per game.