Dont talk about the Spurs please. Just let them lay low under the radar please. Thank you The Spurs of the early Duncan era were slow methodical teams. Somehow they have held onto that mantle becuse they dont play the one on one matchup game like most teams. They are incredibly efficient and dont have tons of highlight reels dunks. But I agree they are not boring. Anyone that says so just wants to watch Blake Griffin brick 8 footers and throw down putback dunks all day. Weight is important however. With all that stuff you mentioned (which I agree with) part of D is also preventing your man from getting to the spot on the floor he wants to. It easier to keep a man at bay when he can just push through you. And it works that way on Offense as well. Most small guys cant get to rim and finish with a high percentage. Hardens height and size over the rest of guys we have mentioned alows him to do that.