The Center position has all but vanished from teams and the all star ballot.
PG is the most important position
and the bench is more critical than ever. The key to the Lakers winning twice in a row was the bench mob. Dallas also won because they were deep. Now the Clippers are deep and running teams out of the building.
As fans we get so focused on the starting 5 of teams. In reality, if your starting 5 is +12 pts and your bench is -11 points then you are in bad shape. If your starting 5 is +3 pts and your bench is +3 then you are better off.
This is the new NBA. Smaller, faster, and deeper