Originally Posted by Kevin Cleveland
If Cousins is truly a dominant center, he should be able to carry any team to at least a .500 record.
Is anything along this line a conventional thought?
Like, there are a lot of people that really believe if one player is good enough, his team should have a certain amount of wins at the end of the season?
I need you guys to understand how nonsensical that is. Nobody is "worth" 41+ wins or whatever by themselves. Ever. That's not how it works.
You write all that.. yet somehow, in the history of basketball there's been a pretty strong correlation between having a dominant interior presence and team success..
Has the best big man in the league ever been on a bad team? Ever??
Look up the past 30 years and give me one example of the "best big man in the league" of that time period ever being on a bottomfeeder team.
Of course there's no way to prove that a player is worth a set amount of wins. But we do know that post players are generally the most valuable players in basketball. When a PF/C is playing at a high level on both ends of the floor, it almost always translates to wins. If the team isn't winning, then maybe we need to look closer and see if that player is really playing as well as we think he is.