2015 The Best Current NBA Centers  

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List Rules Only current NBA centers. No retired or collegiate players

The best current NBA centers aren't just the best men in the National Basketball Association to play the five position the best but also among the overall best current NBA Players. These pivot players are often times the stars of their respective NBA teams as they sink the shots from in the paint, grab the rebounds, and set screens. While we could argue all day about whether the center position is the most important on a basketball team, few will disagree that these men are the best centers currently in the NBA in 2016-2017.

While DeMarcus Cousins might be the overwhelming favorite, that doesn't mean there are not many other great NBA centers in the league today. Marc Gasol, DeAndre Jordan, Joakim Noah, Al Jefferson, and Hassan Whiteside all come to mind as the best centers in the NBA today. So do the likes of Karl Anthony Towns, Brook Lopez, Joel Embiid, and Al Horford.

Not just the top five centers in the NBA, this list has all the current players at this position. So whether you're a fan of the superstars like Howard and Cousins or the great centers that don't get as much love, like Rudy Gobert, Robin Lopez, and Enes Kanter, each is quite valuable to their respective teams. Who do you think is the best current NBA center? Vote below, add more players or re-rank this list in your order, all below! When you're done ranking here, head over and rank the best wing players in the NBA too!

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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

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Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

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Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Karl Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

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+ - 373 141
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Dwight Howard Atlanta Hawks

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

9
+ - 318 291
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Al Horford Boston Celtics

10
+ - 251 268
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets

11
+ - 276 231
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Pau Gasol San Antonio Spurs

12
+ - 283 45
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

13
+ - 245 412
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls

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+ - 194 278
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Al Jefferson Indiana Pacers

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Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Tyson Chandler Phoenix Suns

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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Chris Bosh Miami Heat

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Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nikola Vučević Orlando Magic

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+ - 151 120
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Jonas Valančiūnas Toronto Raptors

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+ - 157 197
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Marcin Gortat Washington Wizards

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Greg Monroe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Greg Monroe Milwaukee Bucks

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+ - 178 72
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder

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+ - 136 18
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

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+ - 168 284
Roy Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Roy Hibbert Denver Nuggets

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+ - 101 111
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Andrew Bogut Cleveland Cavaliers

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+ - 109 93
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Enes Kanter Oklahoma City Thunder

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+ - 117 181
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nenê Houston Rockets

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+ - 104 22
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

28
+ - 96 77
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nerlens Noel Dallas Mavericks

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+ - 131 191
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
JaVale McGee Golden State Warriors

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Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nikola Peković Minnesota Timberwolves

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+ - 73 51
Jahlil Okafor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Jahlil Okafor Philadelphia 76ers

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+ - 80 47
Tristan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Tristan Thompson Cleveland Cavaliers

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+ - 84 229
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Anderson Varejão Golden State Warriors

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+ - 60 66
Jusuf Nurkić is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Jusuf Nurkić Portland Trail Blazers

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+ - 76 179
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Tiago Splitter Philadelphia 76ers

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+ - 57 20
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Serge Ibaka Toronto Raptors

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+ - 69 81
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Robin Lopez Chicago Bulls

38
+ - 41 15
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

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+ - 59 91
Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Zaza Pachulia Golden State Warriors

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+ - 44 44
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Bismack Biyombo Orlando Magic

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+ - 43 129
Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Ömer Aşık New Orleans Pelicans

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+ - 39 36
Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers

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+ - 58 13
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

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Timofey Mozgov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers

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+ - 47 65
Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers

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+ - 21 37
Gorgui Dieng is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers

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+ - 22 62
Jared Sullinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Jared Sullinger Phoenix Suns

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+ - 20 29
Mason Plumlee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers

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+ - 22 40
Frank Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers

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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
LaMarcus Aldridge San Antonio Spurs