The hand check rule change was ultimately paired with the zone defense rule change. I think both are huge, and often offsetting, changes.
I'm an amateur fan at best, but from what I've seen, despite the no hand check rule, it's mostly a perimeter game these days. The Bigs are smaller and less dominant. You gotta be able to shoot.
So I'm not sure that anyone is consistently scoring with high percentage from the inside. On the other hand, Jordan in '96 had begun his transition from Air Jordan to his more mature game. So I'm unsure how often he will try driving for the basket.