Power Ranking the NBA's Elite Centers

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Power Ranking the NBA's Elite Centers
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As the NBA devolves into a convoluted clump of positionless men playing basketball in groups affectionately referred to as "bigs" and "not-so-bigs," the elite-level center has all but disappeared, with the exception of a few dudes.

There are some guys who are quite obvious, but with a few power forwards masquerading as centers out there, it gets a lot harder to figure out what's what.

Guys like Chris Bosh and Kevin Garnett have become full-on centers these days, while the likes of Tim Duncan and Pau Gasol continue to confuse.

There is a nice crop of young guys coming up who are going to make a run for elite status at some point in the near future, but so long as DeMarcus Cousins continues to be an inconsistent offensive player, Greg Monroe avoids being a consistent force and Roy Hibbert completely forgets that he's 7'3", it's going to be a bit before they can make their way up to that level.

For now there are a handful of older guys hanging around, and a group of players who are hanging on hard to one side of the floor to cement their elite status.

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