They were once the key to winning in the NBA, but are now thought to be extinct. The big men in basketball have seen some major changes over the last decade. The physical makeup of the position has gone from huge dominant bodies, to lean ones with finesse capabilities.
You don't see a Bill Russell anywhere. Gone are the days of Hakeem, Kareem, and Wilt. No more Shaq, Ewing, or David Robinson. What we have now are hybrid-type players that have revolutionized the position, for better or worse.
Looking at the projected NBA depth charts heading into training camp, we take a look at the 10 best at the position today.