Top forward? It's Bennett over Porter
May, 24, 2013
By Fran Fraschilla | ESPN.com
Getty ImagesOtto Porter and Anthony Bennett are two of the premier forwards in this year's NBA draft.In today's NBA, the forward position has evolved to the point that it's difficult to typecast a player as "only" a power or small forward. Certainly, there are power forwards such as Zach Randolph, David West and David Lee who fit the traditional mold and pound you inside. Likewise, athletic, multidimensional players such as Carmelo Anthony or Paul George fit what we traditionally think of as the small forward position.
Then there are uniquely skilled players who don't fit the positional archetype, the guys a good NBA coach can fit into a range of offensive and defensive schemes with flexibility and what I call "coaching creativity."