Decades ago, basketball wasn’t thought to be a game of the big men. However, when George Mikan came on scene he proved that opinion wasn’t true. There were notable players at the center’s position in each decade.
Many thought that with the recent retirement of the legendary Shaquille O’Neal, the great centers have gone. Outside of Dwight Howard, there isn’t a center who’s in the debate of the best players right now.
When you actually see the top centers in the league, there are talented centers who are ready to emerge into the 10′s. Here’s that list.
Dwight Howard, Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum, Andrew Bogut, DeMarcus Cousins, Marc Gasol, Brook Lopez, Joakim Noah, Javale McGee, Al Horford, Roy Hibbert, Robin Lopez and so on.
What does the majority of these guys have in common? They’re are mostly injury prones who all have history with bad injuries. Oden and Bynum barely get a brief from their issues. Bogut, Lopez, Gasol all had troubles last season too.