See, I have to disagree. Shooting from further out is a choice, not necesarily some new skill. Guys have always shot from far out, the difference is now the coach won’t pull you out of the game because of it.
And I don’t think big men having perimeter skills instead of post skills means they’re better, it’s just a different skillset. Very few guys have any sort of post game, and guys that do like Embiid eat people alive. It’s a lost art, like what would Shaq do to people in this era?
Guys play less games, get injured more, hide on defense, and everybody just jacks way more 3s. I understand the idea behind 3s being statistically more valuable than 2s, but I don’t agree it makes the game or players better. The games where teams aren’t shooting 3s well are so boring, and it happens so often a team not hitting its 3s can’t win the game. What if they traded that for high percentage post shots, where drawing fouls on defenders and getting them in foul trouble is more likely?
I know everybody thinks their era is the best, but I look at how easy it is for a great post player to dominate, and I don’t understand why Giannis is more interested in shooting 3s than dropstepping a motherfucker.