The new big three: Adebayo, Jokic, Davis,

"Guard skills" define the best big men

BY DAVID THORPE

In The New York Times, Marc Stein tells the story of 2019 Team USA. Worried about the 6-foot-9 height of the Heat’s Bam Adebayo, Gregg Popovich’s staff cut him—while keeping 7-foot Brook Lopez, 6-11 Myles Turner, and 6-11 Mason Plumlee.

It was a mistake. The national team had a historically bad performance, and Adebayo’s Heat are the toas…

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