Little Things Make a Big Difference
The point being, it's not simply who can jump the highest or run the fastest (else Andre Miller would have been out of the league when he was just 23 years old in 1979), basketball is about decision making on the fly. My favorite current example is Paul Pierce. Compared to NBA wings, he's never been particularly fast or explosive. Certainly he has good size and strength, but that alone shouldn't have been enough to make him a surefire Hall of Famer and a top 10-15 player in the league in his prime.
One of Pierce's most hated moves was drawing fouls with pump faked jump shots. (Yes, I'm going to talk about that particular version of Paul Pierce in the past tense. Not walking back through that door if I start to wonder whether Mirza Teletovic should start getting more of your minutes). People often complained that he "leaned in" to get these calls, but really he was making a small yet crafty move to ensure that he was drawing fouls instead of no calls or even offensive fouls. Here's an example from the 2009 Playoffs:
Which brings me to my point. Good offensive execution means making the defense guard multiple options. That doesn't just mean showing them looks and hoping the defense fails to react properly, players have to be ready to make the defender make a play. One area this comes up often is in pick-and-roll play.
The Washington Wizards run a lot of pick-and-roll, but don't do so very effectively. I think this is in large part due to John Wall. Wall is a fantastic talent who does many great things on the court, but he still in many ways has not figured out how to use his greatest strength, his speed, in the half court. This shows up in him taking an avalanche of mid range J's in the pick-and-roll. To revisit and example I used to look at Kevin Love's defense, here he is settling for a jumper:
Similarly, defensive schemes call for big to move and recover so much that simply waiting might be enough to create an opening. Another example from the Hawks defeating "Ice" coverage on a PnR: