The center position has changed drastically over the last few years. Gone are the days of lumbering big men strictly posting up and patrolling the paint. Nowadays, there is much more emphasis placed on centers who are mobile and can spread the floor with their shooting or passing.
Today’s best basketball players are small forwards, which is currently a very top heavy position in the NBA.
Today, the shooting guard position is filled with several of young, exciting players, though there are a few veterans still hanging around. For years shooting guard was seen as the weakest position in the NBA, but it seems to be on an upswing now.