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The Best Detroit Pistons Centers of All Time

Updated August 26, 2019 1.2k votes 250 voters 6.5k views31 items

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Big fan of Detroit basketball? Then check out this list of Detroit Pistons centers with photos and seasons played with the team. It includes almost every center from throughout Detroit Pistons history, including current centers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NBA centers of all time, the best Pistons Cs include Ben Wallace, Bob Lanier, Bill Laimbeer, and Rick Mahorn.

In the 2017-18 NBA season, the current Detroit Pistons starting Cs and backup Cs are Andre Drummond and Boban Marjanovic. 

Who are the best centers in Detroit Pistons history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Detroit Pistons center.

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  • Bob Lanier1
    102
    39

    Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971

  • Ben Wallace2
    120
    53

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

  • Bill Laimbeer3
    99
    38

    Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

  • Andre Drummond4
    92
    33

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

  • Rasheed Wallace5
    49
    15

    Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

  • Rick Mahorn6
    40
    20

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

  • Chris Webber7
    28
    17

    Seasons: 2007

  • Bob McAdoo8
    18
    7

    Seasons: 1981, 1980

  • Antonio McDyess9
    16
    7

    Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

  • Otis Thorpe10
    14
    7

    Seasons: 1997, 1996

  • Walt Bellamy11
    17
    13

    Seasons: 1970, 1969

  • Greg Monroe12
    19
    16

    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

  • Walter Dukes13
    15
    15

    Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958

     

  • Joe Strawder14
    13
    11

    Joe Strawder

    Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966

  • Bob Ferry15
    7
    4

    Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

  • Otto Moore16
    6
    4

    Otto Moore

    Seasons: 1975, 1971, 1970, 1969

  • Ray Scott17
    8
    7

    Seasons: 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

  • Leon Douglas18
    5
    3

    Leon Douglas

    Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

  • Christian Laettner19
    10
    10

    Seasons: 2000, 1999

  • Olden Polynice20
    9
    9

    Seasons: 1994, 1993

  • Larry Foust21
    16
    21

    Seasons: 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951

  • Mel Hutchins22
    9
    11

    Seasons: 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954

  • Reggie Harding23
    8
    9

    Seasons: 1967, 1965, 1964

  • Kent Benson24
    4
    4

    Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

  • Joe Smith25
    5
    6

    Seasons: 2001