#5Al Horford

For the 5th best center in the NBA I chose Al Horford from the Boston Celtics. Al Horford doesn't consistently dominate one aspect of the game. On any given night, he can take over in a variety of areas, but his schtick is sweeping ubiquity—getting his hands dirty in every facet, even the ones in which he's deemed insufficient. At 31 years old Al can still do it all, Al averaged 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.3 blocks per game whuich is some really good numbers from this vet. Add that to this that he guarded the seconed-most spot-ups and fifth-most isos among centers, and his run-of-the-mill block and rebound rates don't look so bad. He's not around the basket nearly enough to try being the player so many say he's not. Nor does he have to be. He's a helpful defender largely because he leaves an imprint while working outside conventional confines.


#4Nikola Jokic






#3Rudy Gobert

I chose Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz,The Utah Jazz actively siphon ball-handlers of all kinds in his direction when he's around the rim. That doesn't happen for anyone else—not to this degree. No one in the league contested more shots inside 10 feet, and even with that volume, he held opponents to clips 10.3 percentage points below their season average.





#2Karl-Anthony Towns

For the 2nd best center in the NBA I chose Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Towns' 2016-17 was a paralyzing demonstration by any measure. Few bigs were as comfortable on the offensive end, and he never once seemed as if he couldn't roughhouse down low with the grown-ups. He flaunted a smoother handle—he shot 48.3 percent after using two dribbles—and more than tripled his three-point volume while improving his efficiency. Towns averaged 25.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals, 1.3 blocks, 54.2 percent shooting. Those are some pretty amazing stats for somebody who has only been in the league for 2 years.


#1DeMarcus Cousins

For the best center in the NBA I chose DeMarcus Cousins from the New Orleans Pelicans. 27.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.3 blocks, 45.2 percent shooting, those are such dominent numbers and this guy deserves the number 1 spot.