Last season Curry ranked #2 in scoring among centers. What place would put him on the current top 10 NBA center list?
Everything has to be factored in. Pts, Reb, Blk, FG%...
Shaq is still the diesel but not all the time. He's still better at %80 than most centers at %100.
Howard is so aggressive in the paint and on D. He also rebounds very well.
Curry remains one of the best big men in the low post, but his defensive deficiencies and no rebounds keep him below Howard.
Camby is great on D, rebounding and has a pretty nice jumper... when he's not on the IL. He has trouble guarding bigger centers.
Ilgauskas has a good touch on his jumper and offensively rebounds well. Uses his size well to defend.
Mourning has always been a favorite of mine. Hustle, hustle, hustle. Great patience on D. Doesn't fall for head fakes and keeps the lane clogged. Great help defender. Low stamina (age)
Kristic showed a very good game when he played. He was able to score in variety of ways.
Jefferson has to be recognized as a up and coming force in this league. He's only 22.
I'm replacing Kaman with Ben Wallace.
Curry gets no rebs? he does average 7 a game. Thats not impressive but that not horrible when lee is our best rebounder. U look at every team around the league, the 2nd best rebounder gets about 8 a game. So drop the whole curry and no rebs thing.
Where's Metro? I'd figure he'd be all over this topic. I don't have answer yet. I'd have to see what Curry does this season to answer that question. His first year with the Knicks was with what, Larry Brown as the coach. Can we really count that? Then here comes Thomas with a new strategy so there's a learning curve. Now this coming season there will be no more excuses for Thomas or Curry. At least I wont be making any. This is the moment of truth that will define Curry and Thomas' legacy.
hmm I think turnovers per game should be a factor too.
6.Marcus Camby+ Pau Gasol C/PF+/-
8.Emeka Okafor C/PF+ 8.Eddy Curry-
Curry will be top 5 next season.
Last edited by nyKnicks126; Jul 13, 2007 at 19:51.
This is my list just based off this past season
Amare ( I don't see how having Nash makes him not as good?)
Shaq ( hurt much of last year)
Camby ( his offense is better than Eddy's D)
Chandler ( bottom line Eddy's D is just a little better than his offense)
Ben Wallace ( minor step back last season, probablly bounces back this year)
Duncan ( I know he's a power forward, but when inserted at Center he's probably in the top 5, but I rank him this low due to not playing Center all that often)
Chris Kaman ( Similar game to D. Lee, Lee is much more athletic, but Kaman is taller, also took a step back last year, but should have a better season this year.)
Honarable Mention: Emaka Ok. ( I thought he was a PF), Brad Miller, Mourning ( still one of the games best post defenders), and Dalembert
On the rise:
Oden ( bad summer league means nothing)
Bynum ( listed in my top 10 but expect him to improve to a top 5)
Jamal Magloire ( only if he lands in NJ w/ J. Kidd)
Curry averages more turnovers than stls, blks and assist combined.
Here is my list Top 5. Amare is not a center
Shaq is one of the best players ever. Yao is getting better every year. Howard is dominent on the boards and is an amazing dunker and just a better athlete. Camby is defensive player of the year. And Curry is 5th he has to improve his deffense and passing mostly block shots.
You're saying that Amare gets his rebounds, with the help of Nash right, and blocks too..COme on, Amare can dunk over Nash he is so athletic, he really came on strong after last years injury. +7 more wins this season then last season when he was not there.
i would put yao on top of shaq for now....yao has a more complete game than oneal....then howard, camby, curry
i think bosh can become one of the greats too...he's young and a little slim right now
1. Tim Duncan - 4 rings? Check. Greatest center of his generation? Check.
2. Yao - too mechanical to be #1. Maybe after TD retires and he is more fluid on the court.
3. D Howard - can change the game on both ends of the court, needs more range though (should be #2 after next season)
4. Amare - a beast! better defensively than most give him credit for, but can't change the game with defense alone
5. Shaq - waaay past his prime, but can still give it to you in stretches. If he can become 84 - 88 Kareem, could win a few more chips before it's said and done.
6. EC 34 - Defensive holes and offensive awareness keep him from leapfrogging Amare and possibly Yao
7. Camby - Doesn't need plays called for him to contribute, defends, rebounds and hustles with the best
8. Tyson Chandler - Camby with a worse offensive game
9. Ben Wallace - blue collar work ethic, but is becoming less effective with age
10. Okur - the range, the rebounding, if only he wasn't the tin man, could be more of a force
after next season... i think D Howard will pass Yao, since the game comes more naturally to Dwight and because he has shown a killer instinct that Yao is still developing... i think Amare could pass Yao as well, but I doubt he will be better than Dwight when we include rebounding and blokcs into the equation... i think EC could be better than Shaq, Amare and possibly Yao if the jumpshot, offensive awareness and rebounding improve... I think only one of these will happen though, so I expect him to at least be better than Diesel who should continue to decline...