Basketball The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time  

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List Rules Only players officially listed as centers

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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80 7
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
56 22
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
44 19
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
36 17
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
33 19
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

6
30 20
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

7
29 20
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

8
28 22
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014

9
19 15
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

10
14 11
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2002, 1998, 1997

11
16 14
Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2014, 2013

12
10 8
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2012

13
10 8
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
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8 7
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1978, 1975, 1974, 1973    

15
11 11
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 9
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

17
7 9
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

18
6 8
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

19
5 7
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2003, 2002

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7 10
Otto Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Otto Moore Seasons: 1974, 1973

21
5 8
Kelvin Cato is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

22
4 7
Jim Petersen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Jim Petersen Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

23
3 6
Josh Powell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2014

24
3 6
Joe Meriweather is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1976

25
3 6
Earl Cureton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1994

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7 11
John Block is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

27
4 8
Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2012

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3 7
Mark Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1996

29
3 7
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 9
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
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3 9
Joe Barry Carroll is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1988

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2 9
Dwight Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977