I guess what Im getting at is… how much would they improve a basketball player( with intense training and nutrition, of course)? I guess just the ability to train much more often and harder due to the improved recovery would help a lot, but Im really wondering about more than just that effect.[/quote]
Interesting topic (hoop was my first love) so I did some digging:
"The NBA had no evidence in 1999 (and we have none today) to suggest even minimal use of steroids or performance-enhancing substances by NBA players.
Indeed, some have suggested that the sport of basketball – which emphasizes quickness, agility, dexterity, and skill above all other physical attributes – does not lend itself to the use of steroids and performance-enhancing substances, which are primarily used to build muscle mass, strength, and endurance."
So it seems safe to conclude that the right AAS could provide a slight edge against average players, but at the elite levels, genetics rule all.