There are four contributors on this site (Me, Ron, Martel and Nate) we all picked our top 10 at each position, using a 10 point scale to rank them. If you picked somebody number one they received ten points, if you picked somebody second then they received nine points and so forth and so on.
With the scoring system being set like this rankings didn’t always end up like one would have thought but it should make for interesting conversation. So check out how the ranking for the big men panned out..
10. Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, 9 pts- Horford is a victim of playing out of position he is really a power forward which is what I used my voting power for his placing. As we can see he didn’t win in the PF bracket lol. Horford had an injury plagued season which he only played 11 games, he is normally 15 pt, 9 plus rebounder and 1 block per game guy. Al has a good face up game and a solid post game. His size may hinder him from moving up the list but if he’s able to play his legit position he may be able to be ranked higher than 10.- JT
9. Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons, 10 pts- I didn’t think i would be saying Monroe would be a top center in this league but he is and he’s slowly climbing up the list. He averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds in his 2nd season. He’s mostly known for his incredible passing ability but is also impressive as a post scorer.- Martel
8. Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets, 11 pts- In 2010 Brook Lopez averaged 20 ppg, 1.5bpg, 6rpg and was on pace to do the same in 2011 prior to injury. With the return of Deron Williams, and the addition of Joe Johnson, his points may decrease slightly but expect his rebounding and block averages to go up as he becomes a valuable 3rd option at Center for the Nets. -Nate
7. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics, 14 pts- KG is the most versatile of the big men listed. KG is the anchor of one of the most stout defenses in the NBA as well as being a consistent force on the offensive end. This past season when KG moved to the Center position it made him a match-up nightmare. Though KG is older he still had the edge in quickness against most of his competition at Center. -Ron
6. Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers, 15 pts- The anchor of the Pacers defense, he had an All-Star season and was rewarded with a max deal this off-season.(Overpaid but I can’t hate) He is a solid offensive player with a decent face up and a respectable post game but where he is most important is on defensive end where is 7’2″ helps clog the lane. Coming out of Georgetown who would have thought Hibbert would have transformed into a legitimate big man?- JT
5. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, 19 pts- He is probably the most talented young big man in the game. He also might be the less mentally mature as well. He he continues to improve on and off the court he could very be the best big man in the league really fast. He can do it all including shoot from the outside as well as dominate inside. He averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and 1 block per game in just his 2nd season.- Martel
4. Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, 23 pts- A strong, big body, that is equally as good on the defensive end as the offensive. Gasol paired with Z-Bo on the block makes the Grizzlies frontcourt one of the toughest to defend in the paint throughout league.- Nate
3. Al Jefferson, Utah Jazz, 28 pts- Al Jefferson may be the best player in the NBA that has not been selected to an All-Star game. Jefferson is a beast on the block with old school approach to the game. When Jefferson played for Minnesota and Boston many questioned his effort, but since he has been apart of the Jazz that has become an issue of the past. -Ron
2. Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers, 36 pts- Where do I start with #YoloBynum if you watched him play you understand the “nickname”. The man shot a 3 in an offensive set but all jokes aside Bynum has the best post game of all the big men on this list. If Bynum could turn up his intensity on the defensive end he may pass Howard on this list. The 1st time All-Star has finally had a full healthy year and it showed hopefully #YoloBynum will make the necessary adjustments to challenge for the number one spot.- JT
1. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic, 38 pts- Hands down the most dominant big man in the league. 6x All-Star, 3x Defensive Player of the Year, and a NBA Finals Appearance. He has career averages of 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game. His offense has improved every year and he’s only 26 years old.-Martel
This is out the list turned out after everybody placed ranked their players and put the point system to it. Feel free to agree or disagree but let your voice be heard in drop a comment.