Gone are the days of the dominant NBA post big man.
Sure, there are still plenty of guys who can score from the block. But as the league gets more athletic and wider open, the need for your big man to be able to hit from downtown becomes greater and greater.
It's unlikely that we'll be seeing the next coming of guys like Shaq, David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon any time soon. Instead, we have 7-footers shooting threes, burying jumpers and featuring a mid-range game as the focal point of their offensive games.
So, here's a look at some of those sweet-shooting big men. The best of the smoothest, if you will.