View Full Version : Josh Smith, power foward or small foward?

07-18-2008, 10:00 PM
which one is he better off at and why?

07-18-2008, 10:02 PM
SF IMO but he can play the PF

07-18-2008, 10:05 PM
sf, he is too lean.

07-18-2008, 10:11 PM
He is definetly a SF.

07-18-2008, 10:12 PM
SF i think because it'll create more match-ups. He does a fairly good job at PF as well.

07-18-2008, 10:15 PM
SF fo sho.

07-18-2008, 10:15 PM
He is naturally a small forward and was forced to play power forward for the hawks, he plays both well, but would be more comfortable at small forward.

07-18-2008, 10:18 PM
depending on who would be playing with him, id say SF

07-18-2008, 10:29 PM
Definitely a small forward. There's no way he would be able to guard some of the better power forwards in the league, he's too small.

07-18-2008, 10:33 PM
he can play the 4 not for the whole game, just spurts when they go small, other than that, he can't last the whole game unless he absolutely has to.....

07-18-2008, 10:34 PM
Smith is a Small Foward

07-18-2008, 10:39 PM
He's just like Shawn Marion: Naturally a small forward but just big enough to be forced to play power forward.

07-18-2008, 10:53 PM
should be a small but could play PF because of size. Kind like a more advanced version of Tyrus thomas. on some teams he may fit one way but on another he might play the other position.

07-18-2008, 10:55 PM
He's kinda like Shawn Marion a SF, but can play PF if its small ball.

07-18-2008, 11:22 PM
hes def. small

.... lol

07-18-2008, 11:31 PM
SF no contest

07-18-2008, 11:31 PM
He's a SF. When he plays 4 he's out of position. No doubt about it.

07-19-2008, 03:04 AM
He played the 4 all year for the Hawks and he was a defensive beast. He basically was their defense, so why take him out of a position he seems to thrive in?

07-19-2008, 03:15 AM
he can defend the ****** pfs in the league but cant do jack against the good ones.... and obviously wen another pf has to guard him its a huge speed mismatch...but his true position is sf...

07-19-2008, 03:16 AM
point forward

07-19-2008, 12:16 PM
He's a SF. Only a PF if you wanna play small.

07-19-2008, 12:26 PM
He's a bad shooting SF but a great slasher and defender.

07-19-2008, 01:51 PM
So why is everyone saying hes only PF when they play small even though they played small all year? Doesnt that make him a full time 4? And if he had his career year at that position what makes you guys think hes better off at the 3?

Hes too lean? Players are getting leaner and hes not exactly a shrimp anymore, his body has really filled out hes a solid 6"9 240 now, with tremenous hops, length, with the defensive tenacity and timing that only comes around so often. Hes not getting punked at the 4 by any means.

But I guess you could ask the same question about Horford. Hes a PF to me but he played C all year. Only in this situation I think theyre both PF's so one of them had to play C.

07-19-2008, 02:42 PM
depends on match-ups, but i'd say mainly SF

07-19-2008, 02:47 PM
small forward

07-19-2008, 03:15 PM
He's a natural small forward, but can slide to the four if it was necessary.

07-19-2008, 03:45 PM
Definitely a small forward

07-19-2008, 03:46 PM
small foward

07-19-2008, 04:00 PM
he is more of a small foward