Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 3/25/12
One of the greatest things about basketball is how simple the positions are: 1-5. Instead of saying “power forward” or “point guard” you can just say “the four” or “at the one.” And this is what’s lacking in both the All-NBA team and the USA Olympic Dream Team. The All-NBA selections are the top five players in the league, regardless of position. The ’09-’10 team lacked a four or a one; last year’s team also lacked a four. However, this team I’ve assembled is just the best at each position, not the top five players and not the top five who might play best together. I gave no regard to team chemistry issues.   The Five: Dwight Howard The biggest no-brainer on this list, because there are so few true centers at any level of basketball these days. We’re entering an era of European style basketball where even the big men shoot from the perimeter. No other center preoccupied a nation with his free agency decision/indecision like Howard did this year. The Four: Kevin Love Hard to lea
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