Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan believes big men getting into the league from different international locations thrive as a result of they had been taught the basics of the sport at a younger age.

That grasp of the all-around recreation has helped worldwide big men dominate the NBA.

Last season’s MVP voting confirmed the return to prominence of big men within the NBA. The voting additionally highlighted the dominance of big men from different international locations.

Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis is a Lithuanian-American who was born in Portland. Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns is a Dominican-American who was born in New Jersey.

There’s no denying the impression of worldwide big men.

“You see the skill level, the feel of the game,” McMillan stated. “Those guys come into our league with all of that.”