View Full Version : Most Important Hybrid Position in the NBA

12-08-2009, 11:26 PM
Which Hybrid position in the NBA is essential for a team to compete in the NBA right now. Which one causes the most matchup problems.

PG/SG Combo Guard ex Dwyane Wade, Ben Gordon, Monta Ellis

SG/SF Swingman ex Vince Carter, Andre Igudola

PG/SF Point Forward ex Lebron James, Hedo Turkgulo, Lamar Odom

PF/SF Rashard Lewis, Michael Beasley, Carmelo Anthony, also *Lebron James* Shawn Marion

PF/C Pau Gasol, Amare Stoudemire, Chris Bosh

12-08-2009, 11:28 PM
I think when utilized, the point-forward can be the toughest position for opposing teams to deal with. Too bad it's all but a lost art.

The PF/SF combo also can create HUGE mismatches. Combo guards are so common these days, not really tough to deal with...same with swing men and PF/C.

12-08-2009, 11:31 PM
point forwards

12-08-2009, 11:40 PM
Point forward or SF/PF combo.

12-08-2009, 11:45 PM
Point forward ~ Odom, Walker when he was in shape, and Pippen all come to mind

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12-08-2009, 11:53 PM
i think point and sf. to be able to hang with fast pg and then guard much bigger sf is a big task.

12-09-2009, 09:13 AM
Definitely the point forward. Like someone mentioned before with Pippen and Odom. McGrady used to take over games playing that role. Lebron is def the best now.

12-09-2009, 09:57 AM

12-09-2009, 10:29 AM
How could you forget one of the best point forwards, Boris Diaw?

12-09-2009, 10:44 AM
Ben Gordan at PG = Fail

12-09-2009, 10:59 AM
Wow #1Mavericksfan.. You seem to be so proud of your regular season victory over the Lakers.

12-09-2009, 11:28 AM
pg/sg combo is def the worst of the lot. team cancers come to mind when I think of this position. basically.. not enough of a team player or good enough passer/playmaker to be a pg and too short to be a shotting guard. basically AI, ben gordon etc.. This position is only ideal if ur looking for a pg/sg combo as your 6th man who's going to give u scoring off the bench.. like bobby jackson used to for the kings and ben gordon did for the bulls.
(i do not classify D-wade as A pg/sg combo.) he isnt too short to be a sg. he is a sg

point forwards IMO are the best.. They fit in with ANY system. but i'd LOVE a sf/pf like lewis on my team and even a pf/c like gasol. Problem with sf'pf and pf/c is that theyre best effective if they're in the right system. a point forward can make it happen is any system.

12-09-2009, 11:47 AM
Wow #1Mavericksfan.. You seem to be so proud of your regular season victory over the Lakers.

I am very proud because Lakers fans where talking all kinds of TRASH before that game talking about how the "Lakers where gonna beat Dallas down" and look what happened, oh and I can't wait untill the next meeting between these 2 teams but the Mavs are gonna be coming off a back to back so the Lakers are gonna win because the Lakers always beat other team's coming off back to backs.

12-09-2009, 12:13 PM
The Super Sub

12-09-2009, 12:13 PM
It can also be argued that Melo is both a sf/pf hybrid and a point/forward. He isn't as much as a play maker as someone like hedo or lebron.

12-09-2009, 12:36 PM
I think the answer we're all looking for is "Lebron"

12-09-2009, 01:47 PM
Point forwards are the toughest to guard effectively, while PF/SFs create the most mismatches for the team.

A HUGE reason why Orlando was so successful last season, they had both of those hybrids... oh and they had that guy, Dwight Howard.

12-09-2009, 02:04 PM
point forwards