I’m not sure what the Sacramento Kings are doing in the draft. They traded the 8th pick for 2 later picks. With the first pick they took a 7’2 center from Greece and on the highlights they showed on ESPN he looked extremely unathletic. This guy may turn out to be a player, but they already  have the best center in the league (Demarcus Cousins). Not sure what’s going on in Sacramento.

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2016 NBA Draft Top 10 players

1) Ben Simmons PF, LSU

2) Brandon Ingram SF, Duke

3) Jaylen Brown SF, Cal

4) Jamal Murray G, Kentucky

5) Buddy Hield SG, Oklahoma

6) Kris Dunn PG, Providence

7) Domatas Sabonis PF, Gonzaga

8) Marquese Chriss PF, Washington

9) Dragan Bender PF, International

10) Cheick Diallo PF, Kansas


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Top 10 NBA Centers 2015-16 ( Top 5)


5) Deandre Jordan

12.7 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 2.3 bpg, .703 fg%,
.430 ft%, 1.2 apg

Jordan averaged a career high in points per game while leading the league in field goal percentage. Most of his shots come around the rim, so leading the league in field goal percentage isn’t a big surprise. He is still one of the worst free throw shooters of all time, and that will probably never change. Jordan definitely needs a go to move, but he’s a great defender in the post.


4) Andre Drummond

16.2 ppg, 14.8 rpg, 1.4 bpg, .521 fg%,
.355 ft%, 0.8 apg

Drummond has turned himself into a dominant force in the paint over the last 2 seasons. He really broke out this season leading the league in rebounding. Like most of the other centers in my top 10 he lacks a go to low post move. Surprisingly, he’s worse at shooting free throws than Deandre Jordan, but he’s still young so he may have a chance to improve.


3) Brook Lopez

20.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.7 bpg, .511 fg%,
.787 ft%, 2 apg

Lopez has always been a talented offensive player, but he’s never been a great rebounder. I think his offense makes up for his lack of rebounding. He’s got plenty of low post moves and he has a reliable mid range jump shot. He also makes his free throws which isn’t normal for most of the top big men in the league.


2) Karl Anthony Towns

18.3 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.7 bpg, .543 fg%
.811 ft%, 2 apg

The 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year is a legitimate force in the paint. Towns has a chance to be a perrenial All-Star in the Western Conference even with 3 of my top 5 centers in his conference. He made 30 three pointers this season which says a lot about his versatility. The great thing about him though is his low post game is better than most centers in only his first season. I can easily see him averaging 25 and 15 at some point during his career. Great young player.


1) Demarcus Cousins

26.9 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 1.4 bpg, .451 fg%,
.718 ft%, 3.3 apg

Boogie is the best center in the world and it’s not very close. He’s got everything you want in a center. He can shoot from the perimeter, he’s got low post moves, he defends, he rebounds, and he makes his free throws. He also made 70 three pointers this season. The next step for Cousins is leading his team to the playoffs.

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Top 10 NBA Centers 2015-16 (10-6)



10) Jonas Valanciunas

12.8 points per game, 9.1 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game, 56% from the field, 76% at the line, 0.7 assists per game

“JV” as he’s known in the North, put together another solid season.  He came close to averaging a double-double and he continued to shoot a decent percentage from the field. He’s not the most athletic big man, but he takes up space and he’s a hard worker. I’m not sure if Drake has used his name in any songs, but I’m sure it’s coming.

9) Nikola Vucevic

18.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.1 bpg, .510 fg%, .753 ft%, 2.8 apg

Vucevic is probably the most underrated center in basketball. I probably underrated him myself. One reason for that is he’s never played an entire 82 game season. Another reason is that he’s never been on a really good team. He’s got all the skill you need to be a top big man. He’s a got a sweet jumper and good low post moves. He’s not the best defensively but he’s good for 1 block per game. He’s not Dwight Howard or Shaq but he’s the 3rd best center in Magic history.

8) Dwight Howard

13.7 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 1.6 bpg, .620 fg%, .489 ft%, 1.4 apg

Father time and an unwillingness to improve in the low post may be catching up to Dwight. Even under those circumstances he was able to average a double-double and shoot a very high percentage from the field. He may not have had as many touches as he was used to this season,  but he also doesn’t seem to have the same explosiveness he displayed in past seasons. Superman has definitely left the building.


7) Al Horford

15.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.5 bpg, .505 fg%, .798 ft%, 3.2 apg

Horford continued his high level of play again this season. I wasn’t sure if I would put him on the list with the centers or the power forwards, but I went with center because that’s what he is for the Hawks. He’s a good defender for an undersized player, and he’s an adequate scorer. If he can increase his rebounding numbers he’ll be right at the top of this list after next season. One last thing, he seems like he should be on the Spurs, not sure why but it just feels that way to me.

6) Hassan Whiteside

14.2 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 3.7 bpg, .606 fg%, .650 ft%, 0.4 apg

I was tempted to put Whiteside in my top 5, but I chose not to because he came off the bench so much this season (started 43 of 73 games). I want guys I can count on in my top 5. And trust me if an NBA coach thinks he can count on you- especially a legit center- then you’re gonna start. Look, Whiteside is a straight up beast in the paint as a defender and rebounder, but offensively he could use some work on his post game. He’s got a nice midrange jumper, he just needs some counters and a go to move. He’ll easily be in my top 3 after next season if he improves in those areas. He’s also gonna get paid this summer, like over a hundred million. I’m not mad at him at all.

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3 Reasons Steph Curry is the Greatest Shooter Ever

20160518_122928.pngReason #1 He makes game winning shots 10 feet behind the 3 point line.

Reason #2 He makes more deep shots off the dribble than anyone( even more than Chris Jackson).

Reason #3 He makes shots in isolation and coming off screens. On the ball or off the ball, it doesn’t matter.


These 3 things make Curry the greatest shooter ever.

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Different strokes in Detroit

wpid-wp-1447080316539.jpegAndre Drummond and Reggie Jackson put on a show in Portland last night. Drummond finished with 29 points and 27 rebounds while Jackson pumped in 40 points (26 in the 4th quarter). The Drummond numbers are amazing and noteworthy, but Jackson may be able to catapult himself into the top point guard discussion after last night. Detroit is off to a hot start to begin the season and with these two playing as well as they are, the sky is the limit.

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New Look Lakers

Dangelo Russell

Dangelo Russell

The 2015 NBA Draft has a chance to be kind of a big deal for the Los Angeles Lakers with the arrival of Deangelo Russell. Russell will be paired with two other talented young players in Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Those are good players and could become great someday, but Russell is the next big thing.

The passing is the thing, the guy is a wizard with the ball. I’m looking forward to seeing him “dishin and swishin” for the next 15 years(thank you Clyde Frazier). Russell’s ability to make shots will also be a nice change-up for the Lakers.

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