I would disagree with TJ a little bit - that stud defender with no offense is appropriate specifically for the triangle, not the zone. A great defender is a bonus in any system. Sure, in the zone he helps cover flaws, but if you move him around in the other sets he can be even more effective. This is why I love to run the triangle/zone. You can have 1 or 2 offensive specialists with marginal defense, maybe even 1 bad defender, as long as they're on opposite sides of the magic line between the 2 and the 3 in the sim. Throw in 1 or 2 defensive studs who can't score and you only need a couple of the all-around role player types that virtually everyone needs to be in, say, motion/man. In particular I ideally prefer to have my SF be all-offense or all-defense, preferably all-defense. Typically you'll put 3 guys against the opponents' offensive strength, so if you have an uberstud defensive SF he's always defending the more threatening scorer. But at least if he's an all-offense guy, he's always averaged with 2 other dudes.