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If you could have one center to anchor your team with, who would it be?


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#1 lakers1o1

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Posted November 08, 2013 - 12:02 PM

If you could pick one current NBA Center not necessarily to build your franchise on but have as an anchor to your team who would it be??? 

 

I personally would pick Nikola Vucevic.  The dude has a nice mid-range jumper, great post proficiency, and tremendous promise.  If he can bulk up and improve his post defense he will really be something.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Marc Gasol, Roy Hibbert a close second and Dwight Howard a distant third.
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Posted November 08, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Roy Hibbert, dude is a defensive anchor avging 5 blks a game and you can tell he's pretty serious at the game with that interview last year lol.



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Roy Hibbert

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Posted November 08, 2013 - 12:38 PM

Hibbert and his self-portrait.

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Posted November 08, 2013 - 01:04 PM

Hibbert is a given. But other than him I want youth. I dont need a 29 year old Marc Gasol who can play for 2-3 more years.
 
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Posted November 08, 2013 - 01:08 PM

D cuzen

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Posted November 08, 2013 - 01:15 PM

D cuzen

 

Like those bad boys, huh?

 

ahah I kid. I would have to say Hibbert to just for his defense. Or as much as it pains me Howard would work too. There isnt one big man out there though that is a number one franchise guy to lead you to a title.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 01:30 PM

If we're going youngsters I'd say Valenciunas. Vucevic is solid too.



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 01:44 PM

Roy Hiibbert, not a focal point by any means but a good defensive anchor that seems like a great teammate and just good for any locker. Hasn't shown any health concerns either thus far. Then a close second would be Noah, great hustle and intensity, plus seems like he doesn't mind those crunch moments and won't shy away, plus who doesn't enjoy seeing him shoot free throws lol.

 

I think Asik should get a good mentions, good hustle, double digit rebound rate and just seems like a competitor.


Edited by Ven, November 08, 2013 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 02:12 PM

Dwight Howard is still the best center. Indiana can keep their 12 points and 8 rebounds
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Posted November 08, 2013 - 02:16 PM

Dwight Howard is still the best center. Indiana can keep their 12 points and 8 rebounds

 

This is very true. However, Hibbert has shown one thing dwight hasnt, and that is the ability to improve his game over the years. Five years ago Dwight was the same player, each year Hibbert gets better. Hibbert doesnt have the lateral quickness as dwight, but he has the length and abilty to block a ton of shots, and has actually been working on his game other then just dunking and put backs.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 02:17 PM

Assuming all are healthy, Howard. Until Hibbert is the defensive anchor and primary offensive option on a team in the NBA finals I'll say otherwise. 

 

But also on a more relevant note, [expletive] Dwight Howard. 


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 02:34 PM

But also on a more relevant note, [expletive] Dwight Howard. 

 

Preach.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 03:08 PM

This is very true. However, Hibbert has shown one thing dwight hasnt, and that is the ability to improve his game over the years. Five years ago Dwight was the same player, each year Hibbert gets better. Hibbert doesnt have the lateral quickness as dwight, but he has the length and abilty to block a ton of shots, and has actually been working on his game other then just dunking and put backs.


Yes but a lot of hibberts issues are hidden by their ridiculous perimeter defense and dribble penetrators
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Posted November 08, 2013 - 03:10 PM

dwight minus the attitude



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Dwight with a PG that only makes him pick n roll and not post up.



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Dwight Howard missing free throws is a still a huge hole in his game. How can you trust a guy like that at the end of a game? How many times has it bit him and his teams in the ass? I don't think he can ever win a championship as long as that's a major issue for him & being one of the main focal points.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 03:52 PM

Dwight Howard is still the best center. Indiana can keep their 12 points and 8 rebounds

 

Regardless building around Howard is much more difficult than Hibbert, HIbbert is an actual complimentary piece in that you get what you need from him as opposed to Howard that comes with an abundance of negatives.



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 04:27 PM

Dwight Howard missing free throws is a still a huge hole in his game. How can you trust a guy like that at the end of a game? How many times has it bit him and his teams in the ass? I don't think he can ever win a championship as long as that's a major issue for him & being one of the main focal points.

He was two games away from winning the finals.

 

The rest of his game makes up for his bad free throws, easily.






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