But is it the future of the league? That's up for debate. "We want to be as big as we can be — from guard to center," says Bob Myers, the Warriors' GM. "Most teams don't have LeBron James, and for those teams, the rule will always be that size is important."
"Talent is always the most important thing," says Rod Thorn, formerly the GM of the Sixers, Nets, and Bulls. "But all things being equal, having size and length is always going to be a huge advantage."
Are the Warriors again falling behind, with most teams looking for more athleticism and versatility, and us drafting and building traditionally?