Some teams are defined not so much by the players, but the kinds of players they feature. NBA clubs are stereotyped in each era. In the '90s, the Knicks were a low-post, grind-it-out team. The word "showtime" evokes images the Lakers in the their '80s glory days. And the Clippers are widely known and accepted as hapless. Teams are also noted (and exploited) by what they don't have. Bulls' critics have lamented their lack of a low-post scorer for the past several seasons. Houston will forever be the contender that couldn't, thanks to its health (or lack thereof). And the Phoenix Suns? One of their constant weaknesses is the lack of a capable backup point guard behind the lead man. Goran Dragic? Jury's out. Leandro Barbosa? Unnatural and awkward as a point guard. The list gets longer th ...
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