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.

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

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Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Moses Malone Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

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Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Yao Ming Seasons: 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003  

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Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Elvin Hayes Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

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Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Dikembe Mutombo Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Clint Capela Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Ralph Sampson Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

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

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11 6
Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Omer Asik Seasons: 2014, 2013

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Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Otis Thorpe Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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Caldwell Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Caldwell Jones Seasons: 1984, 1983

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Kevin Kunnert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Kevin Kunnert Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

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Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Juwan Howard Seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005

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

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Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
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Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Marcus Camby Seasons: 2012

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Jim Petersen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Jim Petersen Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

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Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Kevin Willis Seasons: 2002, 1998, 1997

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Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Chuck Hayes Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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

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Hank Finkel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Hank Finkel Seasons: 1969, 1968

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Joe Meriweather is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Joe Meriweather Seasons: 1976

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Kelvin Cato is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Kelvin Cato Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

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Josh Powell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Josh Powell Seasons: 2014

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2 1
Earl Cureton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Earl Cureton Seasons: 1994

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Dwight Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Dwight Jones Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

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John Block is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
John Block Seasons: 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

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Samuel Dalembert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Samuel Dalembert Seasons: 2012

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Mark Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Mark Bryant Seasons: 1996

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Joe Barry Carroll is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Joe Barry Carroll Seasons: 1988

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Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time
Eddie Griffin Seasons: 2003, 2002

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