The center position in the NBA is still crucial despite the teams wanting to play smaller. Here is a look at the top centers in the NBA this season. Even though the NBA game is heading towards smaller, faster lineups, the center position is still one that is vital.
Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for Texas A&M University before being selected by the Clippers in the second round of the 2008 NBA draft with the 35th overall pick.
On March 2, 2015, Whiteside got into a fight with Alex Len of the Phoenix Suns. The following day, the NBA fined Whiteside $15,000 for his role in the altercation. On March 10, he was suspended for one game without pay for striking Kelly Olynyk during the Heat's March 9 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard, who plays center, spent his high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.