NBA Center Rankings

November 12th, 2009 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

10. Greg Oden —I struggled with the placement of Oden. Many people will disagree with him being on the list, I'm sure. Statistically, he looks pretty average. However, he is fourth among centers in PER. When he is on the court, he looks very good this year, dominant at times. Physically, few can match his combination of strength and athleticism. He has a better rebounding rate than any other player on this list, and he is fourth in the league in blocked shots while only playing 23 minutes per game. Honestly, his only issues are fouls. Should he get knocked for that? Yes, that is why he barely cracked the top ten. But, Oden's improvement over his rookie season is obvious, he is slowly learning how not to foul and quickly realizing that he has the ability to physically dominate most centers. His impact is clear, last season the Blazers gave up something ridiculous like ten more points per game in games that Oden did NOT play. The best part is that he's only 21 and still has so much room for improvement. Expect big things in the years to come.

9. Marc Gasol —The play of the "other" Gasol has made the so-called "worst trade in NBA history" look a little bit b ...

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