Welcome to the dog days of the NBA calendar! Although we’re still waiting on Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns to work something out, free agency is all but done with and the 2014 FIBA World Cup is still a few days away. So what can we do to pass the time between now and the beginning of a new NBA cycle? NBA Rankings, of course!
Since there are still a few minor pieces floating around from free agency, we’re going to hold off on our preseason team rankings for a little while longer. But until then, we’ll be ranking the top 10 players in the NBA at each position for the upcoming 2014-15 season. We’ve already covered the top 10 point guards, the top 10 shooting guards,the top 10 small forwards and the top 10 power forwards, so today we’re wrapping up with the centers.
Not only will we be factoring in everyone’s 2013-14 performance, but we’ll also be factoring in age, injury history, advanced statistics, importance to their team, the conference they play in and much more. Let’s get started.
Honorable Mentions: Marcin Gortat, Roy Hibbert, Jonas Valanciunas, Omer Asik, Nikola Vucevic, Tyson Chandler, Derrick Favors, Anderson Varejao, Nerlens Noel, Tiago Splitter, Nikola Pekovic, JaVale McGee and Steven Adams