Big men have historically been the key to winning titles in the NBA. While that may not exactly be the case today, the league's best big men still play a key role in their teams having successful seasons.
Gone are the days of plodding centers. Instead the league has seen a boom in athletic big men who can run and jump like we have never seen before. There has also been a rejuvenation of skilled big men, whether on the block or creating and shooting from the perimeter.
Blake Griffin fits the athletic big man model, but where does he rank against the league’s best?