The restart of the competition is drawing near and it is impossible not to wonder about what we can expect from the new campaign. The NBA is prepa
The restart of the competition is drawing near and it is impossible not to wonder about what we can expect from the new campaign. The NBA is preparing to live strong emotions and many of them will be carried out by great players. That tendency to small ball that seemed to be able to blow up the league seems to have ended, and despite the dictatorship of the triple, the big differentials continue to be marked by big men, dominant on both ends of the court, as they point out in Hoopshype.
The role of the classic center has evolved a lot, having to have passing and 3-point skills, while defense is very important, especially as rim protectors. It is very common to see how all franchises have as a top priority to have a player capable of clearly influencing both ends of the court, structuring their game around him.
An example of this evolution of the center is Nikola Jokic, in the Nuggets. That great protagonism also means that they are singled out as soon as things do not work; In this aspect, DeAndre Ayton is a clear example since there were many doubts in the Suns in offering him a great contract since they considered that his failures were his great responsibility. What is clear is that it can be a memorable campaign in terms of centers.
Best NBA centers in the 2022/23 season
- Nikola Jockic
- Joel Embid
- Bam Adebayo
- Rudy Gobert
- DeAndre Ayton
- Jarrett Allen
- Robert Williams
- Domantas Sabonis
- Jonas Valanciunas
- Myles Turner