Tag:Al Jefferson
Posted on: August 10, 2009 12:42 pm
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Top 10 Centers in the NBA

1. Dwight Howard 6-11 Orlando Magic

Analysis: Yao would be number 1, but no one really knows if or when he will play again. Dwight Howard is the best rebounder in the league and one of the best shot-blockers. Averaged 20.6 pts, 13.9 rebs, and 2.9 blks.

2. Al Jefferson 6-10 Minnesota Timberwolves

Analysis: Averaged 23.1, pts 11.0 rebs, and 1.7 blks. Has improved year since entering the NBA.

3. Shaquille O'Neal 7-1 Cleveland Cavaliers

Analysis: May not the best anymore but the Diesel has had spurts of dominance. His return to a half court team should improve is effectiveness. Solid numbers at 17.8 pts, 8.4 rebs, and 1.4, blks. Led the league in FG% at 60.9.

4. Nene Hilario 6-11 Denver Nuggets

Analysis: The most improved big man the NBA. Shot over 60% from the field. Very athletic and still has room to grow.

5. Marcus Camby 7-0 Los Angeles Clippers

Analysis: The best shot-blocker in the NBA when healthy. Above average offensive center. Averaged 10.3 pts, 11.1 rebs, and 2.1 blks.

6. Andrew Bynum 7-0 Los Angeles Lakers

Analysis: Very effective during the regular season. Highlighted by a 42 point game against the Clippers. Just needs to stay healthy to become Top 3 in the game.

7. Andreis Biedrins 6-11 Golden State Warriors

Analysis: Averaged 11.9 pts, 11.2 rebs, and 1.5 blks. Very effective on very limited touches.

8. Emeka Okafor 6-10 New Orleans Hornets

Analysis: Had 39 double-doubles. Played a full season. Averaged 13.2 pts, 10.1 rebs, and 1.7 blks.

9. Al Horford 6-10 Atlanta Hawks

Analysis: Averaged 11.5 pts, 9.3 rebs, and 1.4 blks. Would have better numbers if he wasn't surronded by players who take up shot attempts like Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, and Mike Bibby.

10. Memhet Okur 6-11 Utah Jazz

Analysis: Averaged 17.7 pts last leason. Very effective outside shooter. A big key to Utah's success.
 
 
 
 
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