Center of Attention: Is Brook Lopez The Best In The NBA?

August 3rd, 2010 by Pedro Herrera Leave a reply »

I think it’s an understatement to say I don’t follow college hoops (I’ll be starting this year, though), so when I saw the Nets draft Brook Lopez I couldn’t help but chuckle. “Nice job Nets, you guys grabbed the future Rasho Nesterovic with a lottery pick," I said to myself.

Brook has made me eat those words every time he’s stepped on the court. He went from fringe rookie of the year contender to All-Star level contributor in one year’s time. So that begs the question, where does Lopez belong among the NBA centers? In my opinion?

Right near the top.

When talking about NBA centers, one name always pops up: Dwight Howard. So how does Brook measure up? Let’s have a look:


Pure Numbers: As you can see, on the offensive side of the ball they measure up pretty well. They averaged about the same amount of offensive rebounds. The higher field goal percentage of Howard (a ridiculous 62 percent), I feel, is offset by his terrible free throw shooting. T ...

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