CBS recently ranked all the top centers in the league. Currently, our very own Andrew Bynum was ranked #3…

CBS: 3. Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers: After missing all the playoff fun last season, Bynum could either disrupt what the Lakers had or put them over the top. Now going into his fourth season (directly from high school), he has shown some enormous talent. His trick will be making it fit on a team that reached the NBA Finals without him.

  • Michael_23

    Behind Yao Ming, and Dwight Howard I suppose.

    So that means I can’t wait when Bynum destroys Shaq.

    Who knows if he’ll ever play against Shaq cause Shaq is injured at least 1/3 of the season.

  • Geloman

    Wow. He showed he could be #3 before he got injured, especially in January. His number were improving every month before he got injured. Who knows what his final numbers could have been had he not gotten injured. Right now, #3 might be too premature as he has yet to play a full 5 on 5 game. But if he plays the way he did in January or better, I think #3 would be deserving.

  • Airric23

    This sounds about right for our bigtime center. He is going to shake up the NBA when he proves that he is 100% healthy. If this is the case people, “WE WON’T BE STOPPED”. We will get the championship trophy soon enough.

  • PauKobeBynumOdomDynasty

    sure bynum is good…extremely good perhaps

    but there are still a few centers in the league that are better than him…for example chris bosh

    we have a better center in Pau Gasol too!

  • dub824

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    chris bosh isnt a center

  • dub824

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    oh.. and neither is pau

  • Thuggishsteer

    Uuuuuh. DUNCAN? DUNCAN? YOO HOO?? 5 MVPS??? WHAT ABOUT DUNCAN, WHO HAS PLAYED PF AND CENTER.

  • lakerfan81

    This is about right (if you count Duncan as a PF, though the last couple years I’d say he has been more of a C). There really are not that many true C in the league. Think about how many young C’s have a combination of size (bulk), length, soft hands, and athleticism, good rebounder, shot blocker, can finish at the rim. Howard and Bynum and thats about it (though Oden might get added to the list but he has to play at least a year first). Most C’s have a few of those qualities, but not many have all of them.

  • aggressive expansion

    so who’s no. 1 and 2

  • Dave

    Found the article here:
    http://541aesthetic.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/cbssports-position-rankings-centers-get-in-line-behind-superman/

    Here are the top 20 centers in the NBA, based on players’ projected impact on the 2008-09 season:

    1. Dwight Howard, Orlando:
    2. Yao Ming, Houston:
    3. Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers:
    4. Shaquille O’Neal, Phoenix:
    5. Marcus Camby, Los Angeles Clippers:
    6. Rasheed Wallace, Detroit:
    7. Jermaine O’Neal, Toronto:
    8. Greg Oden, Portland:
    9. Emeka Okafor, CHA
    10. Tyson Chandler, New Orleans
    11. Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Clippers:
    12. Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland:
    13. Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia:
    14. Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee:
    15. Al Horford, Atlanta
    16. Brad Miller, Sacramento:
    17. Kendrick Perkins, Boston:
    18. Mehmet Okur, Utah:
    19. Andris Biedrins, Golden State
    20. Brendan Haywood, Washington:

  • DCLAKER

    AND WHY THE $$$$ IS TIM DUNCAN NOT ON THIS LIST,WHO WAS HITTIN’THE PIPE WITH THAT LIST,SHAQ IS GARBAGE NOW,TIM MURDERED SHAQ ALLLLLLL SEASON,C’MON!!

  • BringDFishBack

    Yea, and Oden is #8. That’s the clue that tells you the article is not reliable. How can someone who has never played in an NBA game be the 8th best center in the league?

  • Lakers 24 7

    I think Tim Duncan isn’t on the list is because he plays a lot of PF also. I’d say the top 3 picks are correct, the rest are bogus. Shaq ranked 4th? Greg Oden ranked 8th? Who hasn’t even played a single NBA game in his life. Kendrick Perkins too?

    Missing Centers:
    Tim Duncan (He’s a PF too)
    Al Jefferson
    Amare Stoudamire (He’s a PF too)

  • mr.laker19

    Bynum will be the best sooner than people think, mark my words. But I agree with the top three exactly, after that, its a mess. Here is what it will really be next year.

    1. Dwight Howard
    2. Yao
    3. Bynum
    4. Chris Kaman… yes, look at the numbers
    5. Tyson Chandler… Boards, Blocks, unstoppable on the oop
    6. Sheed if we are counting him as a center
    7. Marcus Camby
    8. Shaq
    9 Oden… He will eventually be in that top three with Bynum and Howard
    10. Andrew Bogut

  • DCLAKER

    Tim Duncan is C/PF so he should be 1 or 2.

  • kPoAbUe

    YA Andrew bogut who actually plays in da nba and avergaing a double doubleis 5 back of greg oden who hasnt played a single second???

  • T-Mack

    Personally I think Bynumite is 2nd only behind Yao bcuz D12′s free throw shooting is suspect and he has no kind of outside shot at all. 1) Yao 2) Bynum 3) Howard etc….My name is T-Mack and I approve this message.

  • http://lakers.topbuzz.com Mamba2410

    He was great before his injury in which might’ve costed us the championship…or did it? The question is…would we’ve gotten Gasol had Bynum not been injured, if that doesn’t make scence, translation: If Bynum didn’t get injured…would we have gotten Gasol?

  • Lakers 24 7

    As good as D. Howards numbers are, he’s not as good of a post-up player than Yao and Bynum. He’s still a beast, but I think he needs to get better at his footwork and his free throw shooting, but he’s in the top 3 for sure.

  • Lakers 24 7

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    If Chris Mihm never got injured, we never would have drafted Bynum. If Bynum never got injured, we never would have traded for Gasol. So if you look at it, while one door closed, another one opened.

    And now we got Both Bynum and Gasol. PWN TIME!

  • RAZOR RAMON

    chris mihm should be in the top 5 next year!

  • west213

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    lmao i know

  • sketch

    To me, Bynum has already destroyed Shaq when he dunked on Shaq during the Lakers and Miami game 3 years ago!!! To top it off, he came back down on the floor and shoved Shaq. The youngster is clearly not intimidated by the “Big Cow”. But I will agree that I can’t wait to see more of Bynum dominating Shaq.

  • RAZOR RAMON

    that’s so stupid, shaq should be #1

  • Edward

    You guys are forgeting Andris Biedrins…