Greg Oden, Joakim Noah and More: Ranking the Best NBA Centers of the Next Decade

December 24th, 2010 by Darko Mihajlovski Leave a reply »
The NBA has been always been a game of the centers and it may still be now.  

These giants can mean so much and are so valuable.  It's an undeniable fact.

These walking beasts can single handed turn a franchise from an average team into a title contender with their ability to dominate in the paint on both ends, clean the glass and attract double teams.

There are good center pieces to build on.  One of the biggest dynasties ever, the Boston Celtics of the '60s, had Bill Russell, who led the team to 11 championships in 13 years.  The '72 Lakers, who ended the season on a 33 game winning streak, had Wilt Chamberlain.

Then the Showtime LA of the 80's had Kareem, the Houston Rockets had Hakeem, New York had W. Reed and then Ewing, and so on.  Even the championship teams from the past 20 years had at least one awesome giant like O'Neal (three years, LA) and Tim Duncan.

This adds volumes to their value and finding a big man of the caliber from the mentioned here (minus Timmy, he's no center, but is a great big man) means gold for a franchise.  However, in the '00s, there have not been many good cente ...

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