Shaq in this era :mjlol:

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  1. Verbal Kint

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    Shaq would feast in the post. But he wouldnt be the force he was defensively since things are spread out. Plus one of the reasons Embiid is so effective is he’s an 80% freethrow shooter.
     
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    It sounds like people don’t understand.

    Shaq today would have to expend a lot more energy defensively than he ever did in his prime. That would take some of the gas out of him offensively.
    Could Shaq get his on the offensive side? Absolutely.

    Just understand that when Shaq goes down and baby sky hooks his opponent for 2 pts, the other team is going to pick & roll him to death....and not just for 2 pts in return. Guys will step back and hit 3s. And while you guys jump and rave about Shaq’s 35 points or whatever...his teams are gonna give up 120 every night. Hell, with the agility bigs have away from the basket now, I wouldn’t be surprised if Shaq was a foul-out waiting to happen.

    Shaq is an all time great. In his era. He’d have to play a different style in 2020. I don’t understand why this board refuses to understand this.

    The best sharpshooter in 1850 might have been the most accurate man in history. But that dude with a revolver in 2020 vs guys with AR-15s is dead meat.
     
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    Give me a guaranteed 2pts from shaq over a possible 3 point from his opponent. I’ll take 16-23 shooting over a center that might hit 2 or 3 3’s.

    Shaq would easily be a + rather than a -

    And Orlando and early Laker shaq was a monster and athletic as fukk. He definitely wouldn’t get cooked from the 3 line.

    Silly, stupid fukkin thread.
     
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    I’m not saying dude wouldn’t average 30/12. It’s not a game to game thing. It’s about what his impact would be and how certain deficiencies being highlighted would affect his ability to win championships in this era.
     
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    He was getting cooked in P&R’s in that time span he lost playoff series because of that in his day what are you talking about

    Yeah he would get cooked from 3 he wouldn’t contest jumpshooters. Yes, he would get cooked from the perimeter he can be athletic as fukk but side to side that’s still a 300 lb. man.
     
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    That's lazy lakers shaq it would be logical that you are starting him in this era as a rookie so he would have I guess around 6-7 years before he stops watching his weight.
     
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    Shaq is a lot more productive than Embiid though.
     
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    He’s actually not though.
     
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    We've done this thread 100x. Shaq's own era was full of weak-ass centers he didn't average 40ppg against, and they didn't have the benefit of easy doubles from the zone as well as a league more willing to employ hack-a-shaq when necessary against shytty ft shooters. Shaq would still dominate in this era like he did in his own but the idea that his stats would be bloated out of proportion is silly.
     
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    But he is though.

    You can make the argument that it’s because Shaq has already completed his body of work and we don’t yet know what Embiid will or will not do from here on out, but with the information available Shaq was a more productive player than Embiid is and has been.
     
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    So we just gonna forget and ignore he more then held his own against the greatest center of time and greatest defender of all time.

    He averaged 28,13, 7, 3 while shooting almost 60%.

    But I’m supposed to believe jokic could hold him to the same 30pts.
     
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    Jojo is one of the most productive players in NBA history. His problem is injuries keeping him off the court and the nature of today’s game doesn’t allow for him to play big minutes.

    This season he’s putting up 30/11/3 on 52/38/86 splits with elite defense in just 32 minutes. This is up there with any Shaq season in production.

    This one is crazy...
     
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    Shaq big ass would be tired in this era..even Kobe was talking about his big ass in early 2000 and I like shaq :mjlol:
     
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    I agree
     
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    Shaq’s defensive shortcomings were an issue in his era (haven’t read thread passed the OP)... it’s why pick and roll elite squads killed the dynasty lakers ..he would’ve made some adjustments in today’s game...but yeah, it’d be as much a consideration as it is for the jokics and embiids of today...offensively he’d look as absurd to an extent at least 1.5 times Zion does now...
     
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