2010-2011 Top Stat Centers pt. 2
A team still needs a good quality big to win a title unless you’re Michael Jordan. They’re a hard commodity to come by. Consider nabbing these towers of power. Hold them ransom for trades. There are not many good big men left in today’s era so their value is twice as high. Will we ever see a Hakeem Olajuwon type center ever again? If you do, take him no matter what over the point guards. Stats as of December 3, 2010.
5. Roy Hibbert 16.1 points, EFF +20.8, 9.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.4 stls, 1.94 blks
He moves as slow as a newborn deer coming out of the womb. Players know he’s coming. Hibbert telegraphs the moves, but they still can’t stop him. It’s like they’re saying, “Hey look! He’s slowly getting away!” And they cannot do anything. I’m damn shocked to see him up here. Wow. Larry Bird, Reggie Miller, Peyton Manning, and NASCAR must be thrilled. Why hasn’t Brad Daugherty say anything about him on the NASCAR network? He must be driving too slow.
4. Dwight Howard 21.3 points, EFF +24.1, 12.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.2 stls, 2.39 blks
The Beast from the regular East is bulldozing his way to another fantastic season. He has evolved with the addition of post play. Good for him. Now let’s get that point average up. 2.39 blocks average? You know this guy can average 3.5. He can. The Orlando Magic organization probably does not want him to do that because they want longevity for his legs. Whatever. I bet the real Superman averages 5 blocks holding Kryptonite while sending Nate Robinson back to an orphanage. I still haven’t gotten over D.Howard letting lil Nate throw one down over him. Fool!
3. Al Horford 16.5 points, EFF +24.4, 9.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.7 stls, 0.95 blks
Horford is a solid fantasy player. The numbers do not jump out at you, but they’re very consistent production. He has to get the rebound average above 10 and get 1.5 blocks per game to be considered elite. As of this time, he’s just very good.
2. Joakim Noah 15.6 points, EFF+ 25.2, 12.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 stls, 1.44 blks
Noah is performing like an All Star on the verge to superstardom. He has to make the All Star team first. His numbers say that Noah belongs there. Coaches better vote him in. I hate analysts mesmerizing over his unorthodox jump shot. The ball spins a weird way. So what? It works. It goes in. Bam! You’re done. Joakim has the stats to back up his loud mouth.
1. Pau Gasol 20.4 points, EFF +29.2, 11.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.7 stls, 2.0 blks
I don’t consider Pau as a power forward. He spends most of the time playing center. Bynum is usually hurt. That’s why Pau is listed here. The number one statistical center plays for the Lakers. I had the chance to draft him. I messed up and took Brook Lopez instead. I’ll never do that again. Pau is mister consistency. I can’t believe I messed up.