- 10Up 8Down 15He may not be on everyone's list, but he's deserving of a spot at number 10. He's not the best scorer at the center position and he's not the most aggressive, (He's the only good big man on his team every year, of course he has good stats.) but he is determined enough to earn a double double just about every game. He won rookie of the year and has been under the radar every since.
His career stats are 12.9 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.8 bpg.
- 9Up 10Down 16While he hasn't always played primarily as a center, he does now, and he does it well. He used to be the best player on The Pacers. He lead the team in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. He was also among the league's best defenders for a while. He's a consistent shooter and always has a good field goal percentage. He's a 7x All-Star, all of which were consecutive. I'd go as far to call him one of the most underrated players of the decade. Injuries and suspensions have prevented him from becoming one of the best.
His career stats are 14.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.9 bpg, 1.5 apg.
- 8Up 13Down 16There haven't been allot of great centers over the last decade, that's well known. Žydrūnas has been good. That's pretty much it. He's very tentative, not a great rebounder or defender either. I have absolutely no idea how he made it to the All-Star team. Twice! He's also extremely slow. I realize that I've just been pointing out his flaws. His positives are his good nature and good scoring touch and range for a center. That's about it.
His career stats are 13.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.6 bpg, 1.1 apg.
- 7Up 12Down 13His numbers aren't going to impress you, but the little things are the big things and he gets those done. Every year he's been healthy, he's among the best defenders in the league, even winning defensive player of the year once. Scoring was never his strong suit. Rebounding, defense, off ball play, blocks, that's more like Marcus Camby. Even at 37 he still averages 10.3 rpg. He's possibly one of the best players ever to never make the All-Star team. Scoring is what everybody looks at I guess. If people voted for the best off ball players, Shane Battier would be on every All-Star game.
His career stats are 10.0 rpg, 10.0 ppg, 2.5 bpg, 1.9 apg,
- 6Up 14Down 15He too is a 4x Defensive Player of the year. He's also a 6x All Defensive selection, 2nd all time in Blocks, and an 8x All-Star. I had the honor of meeting him in person. I toured The Houston Rockets locker room back in 06, I also got to try on his shoe. He's an extremely nice guy and is aggressive and powerful on court, humble and caring off court. He's also a giant.
His career stats are 9.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 2.8 bpg, 1.0 apg.
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