Basketball The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time  

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Big fan of Houston basketball? Then check out this list of Houston Rockets centers with photos and seasons played with the team. It includes almost every center from throughout Houston Rockets history, including current centers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NBA centers of all time, the best Rockets Cs include Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone, Yao Ming, and Dikembe Mutumbo. Of course, we can't forget greats like Kevin Kunnert or Elvin Hayes, but you'll find them all below. 

In the 2017-18 NBA season, the current Houston Rockets starting Cs and backup Cs are Clint Capela, Nene Hilario, and Chinanu Onuaku. 

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

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Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

2
62 26
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

 

3
50 22
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

4
39 20
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

5
36 22
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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33 22
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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33 23
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

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15 13
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 1998, 1997

9
28 27
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

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19 18
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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11 10
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2012

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Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013

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10 11
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
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Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1978, 1975, 1974, 1973

 

 

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Caldwell Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983

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9 11
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

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7 11
Kevin Kunnert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Kevin Kunnert

Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

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6 10
Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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6 10
Kelvin Cato is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

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5 9
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002

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3 7
Earl Cureton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1994

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7 12
Otto Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Otto Moore

Seasons: 1974, 1973

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5 10
Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2012

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4 9
Mark Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996

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4 9
Jim Petersen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Jim Petersen

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

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3 8
Josh Powell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014

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3 8
Joe Meriweather is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1976

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7 13
John Block is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

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3 9
Hank Finkel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968

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4 11
Joe Barry Carroll is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1988

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4 12
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
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Dwight Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977