Top 5 Centers: Western Conference

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2. Anthony Davis

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Although listed as a power forward, he’s started many times at center.

When you watch Anthony Davis play you see tons of athleticism and talent. The problem is a lot of his skills are still very raw. He doesn’t have any true go to moves in the post or go to spots on the court.

Davis is just a very fluid player.

Also, he suffers from the lack of a true point guard and injuries that have plagued the New Orleans Pelicans back court. Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon both missed significant time last year.

But, despite these issues, he hasn’t been slowed in the slightest.

Last season, he was ranked 9th in player efficiency rating. Ahead of DeMarcus Cousins, Enes Kanter, DeAndre Jordan, and Marc Gasol.

He averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, and shot 49.3% from the field.

He’s both an offensive and defensive force. He’s one of the only big men to be equally good at both.

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