Against the Mold

In today’s game, the new play style adopted by many teams is the concept of “small-ball.” This new style of play is putting all your best players on the floor despite if they fit the normal positional system of point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. The most popular position to change is the power forward/ small forward position. The leaders in this change are the 2 time NBA champions the Miami Heat. Teams that have obviously followed the small ball system have been the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks. meanwhile the Detroit Pistons have stuck to the traditional position system and playing their best players AT those positions. With their line up they have a imposing height and strength advantage with their front line. (SF,PF,C)  When a league is moving towards a new style of play, the Pistons are swimming against the current hoping to achieve victory that way.

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