Centers. You can’t live without these guys, even though some teams try their hardest to. They damn near all need a three-point shot if they’re not an ideal rim-runner to have on the floor.
We mistreat them, undervalue them, and force them to play differently from what many of them were taught growing up. The game is getting faster, the bigs are getting smaller, but, in most cases, you still need a good enough one if you’re going to compete at the highest level. They may not post-up the way that they used to, nor has their value increased over the years, but as much as you try to eliminate them from existence, you can’t overstate the importance of their presence. You just need to find the right one.