Ranking Each NBA Team's Starting Center for 2012

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Ranking Each NBA Team's Starting Center for 2012
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Contrary to popular opinion, the center is the most important position on a basketball team. They set the tone of the game more than any other player. Teams that are lucky enough to have a great one are immediate contenders, and I've ranked them 30 through one.

No player contributes to more areas of the box score than the center. He scores (high percentage, nonetheless), rebounds and blocks. The very best centers also have good touch with passing.

Without further ado, I give you the early-season rankings of each team's starting center.

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