The NBA is starting soon, so it is time for my fantasy rankings for this season. I will have a top 30 list for each position. Today I look at the Centers.
Top 30 Centers
1. Dwight Howard (Orlando) – Last season Howard averaged the most points per game 22.9 in his career. Besides the points Howard was also good for 14.1 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.4 steals. While Howard struggles at the free throw line, his 59 % field goal percentage is one of the best in the NBA. Will Howard remain in Orlando through the season or will be traded maybe to the Los Angeles Lakers.
2. Al Jefferson (Utah) – Jefferson put up better numbers in his first year in Utah, than his last season in Minnesota. Jefferson finished the season averaging 18.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks. Jefferson’s minutes might go down a little bit because of draft pick Enes Kanter but still he should put up about the same numbers he averaged last season.
3. Al Horford (Atlanta) – Last season averaged the most points in season in his four year career. He averaged 15.3 points per game along with 9.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1 block. Those assists numbers are probably better than any other center in the league. Horford is also a very good free throw shooter shooting 80 % from the free throw line.
4 Joakim Noah (Chicago) – Despite some health issues Noah put up some pretty good stats last year in Chicago. Noah did it all he averaged 11.7 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1 steal, and 1.5 blocks. All were on all career highs except for the rebounds. With Derrick Rose becoming a better passer Noah’s point total should rise.
5.Nene (Denver) – Nene has resigned in Denver, and that is good for his fantasy value considering the Nuggets lack of bigs. Last season he put up a solid stat line of 14.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 1 block. His stat lines should increase with more playing time he should gets this and the development of point guard Ty Lawson will also help.
6. Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee)
7.Brook Lopez (New Jersey)
8. Andreas Bargnani (Toronto)
9. Tim Duncan (San Antonio)
10. Marcin Gortat (Phoneix)
11. Marc Gasol (Memphis)
12. JaVale McGee (Washington)
13. Andrew Bynum (Los Angeles Lakers)
14. Roy Hibbert (Indiana)
15. Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks)
16. Chris Kaman (New Orleans)
17. DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
18. Kendrick Perkins (Oklahoma City)
19. Emeka Okafor (New Orleans)
20.Anderson Varejao (Cleveland)
21.J.J. Hickson (Sacramento)
22. Brandon Haywood (Dallas)
23. Darko Milicic (Minnesota)
24. Spencer Hawes (Philadelphia)
25. Marcus Camby (Portland)
26. Kwame Brown (Golden State)
27.Enes Kanter (Utah)
28. Ben Wallace (Detroit)
29. DeSagana Diop (Charlotte)
30. Jermaine O’ Neal (Boston)