Re: Will The Lack of A Legitimate Big Man Put Us At A Disadvantage During The Playoff You are correct. He may not be move the heavier guys, though strength in the legs, correct body positioning and foot movement are also very important in being able to defend to say nothing of jumping ability which can be used to block shots on players that are heavier and can't jump, especially when the defender is almost 7' tall (AJ) has long reach and leap over tall buildings from a standing start like AJ can. LOL A slow heavy big can not effectively stop the penetration of a fast guard or fast #3, which is where most of the scoring comes from in the NBA. A quicker more athletic big can. There are to my knowledge no fast/quick heavies who can play defense on the trading block.