Anonymous asked in SportsBasketball · 1 decade ago

Exactly what is the difference between a PF and a C?

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  • MC™
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Power forward is usually the help defender of the paint, whereas a center's primary defense assignment is to guard the paint and stop low-post players, a PF would usually come from the weak side and either shut off the lane or go up for the block, but a center will have to force the offensive player to a particular spot for them to trap the offensive player.

    Now days PFs and Cs are very mixed together, looking at Duncan and K.G you will understand, which is why I have always said the Great Bill Russell defined the center position and all of it's traditional roles, Russell did everything a true center is suppose to do.

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  • Kratos
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Power forwards play a role similar to that of center in what is called the "post" or "low blocks". They play offensively with their back to the basket on offense and position themselves defensively under the basket in a zone defense or against the opposing power forward on defense in man-to-man defense

    The center is normally the tallest on the team, and often has a great deal of strength and body mass as well.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    not much actually but a power forward is known mostly for defence and blocks and rebounds while a center is a low post scorer. however the game has really developed so now both are really similar in what they do.

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  • 1 decade ago

    power forwards can move around the court more, and can shoot a little further out

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