While coming up with the list of the best centers in the NBA, I quickly realized a few things.
There is one guy who is absolutely great. Dominant.
After that, there are a few centers who are pretty good. Nothing too special, but pretty good.
And after that, there's not much. There are a whole lot of average big men in the league.
There's also a lot of players who are pretty much only in the league because they're seven feet tall.
Please note, it's tough to decide whether many players are centers or power forwards. Some of the names I left off my list because I felt they were power forwards include Tim Duncan, Al Jefferson, Pau Gasol and Amar'e Stoudemire.
All that being said, here is my ranking of the top 15 centers in the NBA today. We'll start at No. 15.