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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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

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Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Karl Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

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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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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Al Horford Boston Celtics

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

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Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Pau Gasol San Antonio Spurs

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Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets

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Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

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

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Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Jonas Valančiūnas Toronto Raptors

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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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Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Tyson Chandler Phoenix Suns

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Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nikola Vučević Orlando Magic

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

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder

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Greg Monroe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Greg Monroe Milwaukee Bucks

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Roy Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Roy Hibbert Denver Nuggets

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

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

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

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

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Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nerlens Noel Dallas Mavericks

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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

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

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Jahlil Okafor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Jahlil Okafor Philadelphia 76ers

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Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Nikola Peković Minnesota Timberwolves

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

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

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Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Tiago Splitter Philadelphia 76ers

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Serge Ibaka Toronto Raptors

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Jusuf Nurkić is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Jusuf Nurkić Portland Trail Blazers

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Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Zaza Pachulia Golden State Warriors

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Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Robin Lopez Chicago Bulls

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Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Bismack Biyombo Orlando Magic

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Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Ömer Aşık New Orleans Pelicans

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

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

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Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers

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

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Jared Sullinger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Jared Sullinger Phoenix Suns

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

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Mason Plumlee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

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

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Cody Zeller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Centers