RANKED: All 30 Starting Centers in Today’s NBA

27. Pau Gasol — San Antonio Spurs


Gasol is at the tail-end of his career. While LaMarcus Aldridge does play heavy minutes at center, we’re opting to have Gasol as the Spurs’ main big man for this piece. Gasol still has a brilliant mind from a passing standpoint. Since his athleticism has diminished, he’s become far more reliant upon taking threes. Much of his value comes with San Antonio’s second unit. The Spaniard will still offer something as an experienced low-post scorer/playmaker.

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26. Marcin Gortat — Los Angeles Clippers


Gortat is towards the end of his career. He’s extremely limited on the offensive end. Much of his production stems from put-backs and dunks. However, the Polish international still is exceptional as both a screener and as a stationary defender. The young Clippers love Gortat’s leadership skills in the locker room. While his best days are behind him, Gortat is still chugging along as a serviceable player.

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