share

DEEP Class of Free Agent Centers this Summer..

RUDEBOY_
RUDEBOY_'s picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/09/2010
Posts: 7524
Points: 13813
Online
DEEP Class of Free Agent Centers this Summer..

It seems nobody is talking about this year's deep class of centers..I guess its becuz the big fish Dwight Howard opted to resign with Orlando for a least another year,unless he's traded this summer.....Daniel Orton havent gotten much playing time, playing behind the Consensus best center in the nba Dwight Howard...Some said that if Orton had remained at Kentucky he might've been a Top 5 pick if he had decided to return for his sophomore or jr. year..

This year's center crop is an impressive group that will be available this summer.. Unrestricted free agents like Greg Oden,Kamen,Camby,Spencer Hawes,Asik,Erden & Boston rookie Greg Steimsma, who surprised alot of people..

Restricted players like Bynum(Lakers have a team option on him) The Lopez twins,JaVale McGee and Hibbert..For Teams like Boston,Portland,Milwaukee,Cleveland and Detroit there are some quality proven players and some promising young players...

Orlando have to decide what they wan to do with Orton? Keep him as insurance in case Howard is traded..Or will some team overpay him, becuz they see him as a young big man that can blossom like Jermaine O'Neal did after leaving Portland?

*

More Free Agents

Unrestricted:

1.Mehmet Okur

2.Nazr Mohammed

3.Eddy Curry

4.Thabeet

5.Ryan Hollins

6.Przybilla

7.Kwame Brown

8.Dan Gazuric

9.Fesenko

10.Aaron Gray

*

Restricted

1.Diop(has player option)

2.Soloman Alabi(has team option)


llperez
llperez's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/13/2009
Posts: 12024
Points: 12118
Offline
Kaman is probably the best

Kaman is probably the best free agent center. I'm not counting the restricted ones cause I'm fairly certain their teams will keep them all

dede21
Registered User
Joined: 03/11/2012
Posts: 401
Points: -1250
Offline
Another 40 million or so for

Another 40 million or so for Kwame? lol

dede21
Registered User
Joined: 03/11/2012
Posts: 401
Points: -1250
Offline
Probably but Asik and Oden

Probably but Asik and Oden have a lot of upside

IndianaBasketball
IndianaBasketball's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/09/2009
Posts: 12827
Points: 24570
Offline
It's deep in quantity, but

It's deep in quantity, but not quality.

I don't see anything in Orton that suggests he can take that step up like JO did. You saw JO's talent with the Blazers. He just couldn't get on the floor due to multiple great big men being ahead of him.

I'm sure Kaman will be interested in the Mavericks. He's always wanted to play with Dirk.

Chilbert arenas
Chilbert arenas's picture
Registered User
Joined: 06/22/2009
Posts: 2883
Points: 6879
Offline
Asik is the only one that

Asik is the only one that intrigues me

For_Never_Ever
For_Never_Ever's picture
Registered User
Joined: 08/14/2011
Posts: 2984
Points: 3687
Offline
All of them are back up

All of them are back up centers.

llperez
llperez's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/13/2009
Posts: 12024
Points: 12118
Offline
Yeah, there's a lot of bum

Yeah, there's a lot of bum central on that list rudeboy. Misleading thread title, I mean gadzuric?

dede21
Registered User
Joined: 03/11/2012
Posts: 401
Points: -1250
Offline
//

//

FearTheStache
FearTheStache's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/05/2011
Posts: 467
Points: 924
Offline
I think Boston will try to

I think Boston will try to get Brook Lopez

phila9012
Registered User
Joined: 07/08/2011
Posts: 1021
Points: 2329
Offline
after these guys Greg

after these guys Greg Oden,Kamen,Camby,Spencer Hawes,Asik everyone else sucks that is unrestricted and those guys are average at best. The rest are bums. The rest of the centers are stealing money. they have no skill other than being 6-10 to 7 feet and 260 lbs. If any of them were judged based on their skills, they wouldn't be in the NBA. The center position is really week compared to how deep it used to be.

Chilbert arenas
Chilbert arenas's picture
Registered User
Joined: 06/22/2009
Posts: 2883
Points: 6879
Offline
Oden needs to go to Phoenix

Oden needs to go to Phoenix if he knows whats good for him, if they can't fix him noone can. Also Orton hasn't played because he's garbage, not because of Dwight being there. He hasn't been playing much since Dwight went out anyway and when he has he hasn't produced.

For_Never_Ever
For_Never_Ever's picture
Registered User
Joined: 08/14/2011
Posts: 2984
Points: 3687
Offline
Sean williams is in the

Sean williams and Ryan Hollins is in the Celtics lineup and don't bring much, but I would still have them over all these guys.

RUDEBOY_
RUDEBOY_'s picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/09/2010
Posts: 7524
Points: 13813
Online
Considering the lack of Star

Considering the lack of Star Quality Centers in the nba..Someone is going to Overpay some of these guys,becuz they always do...Look at the fact that Travis Knight & Luc Longley were vastly overpaid by the Knicks a few years ago..Haywood got overpaid by Dallas..

Hibbert has a 3 million dollar option by the Pacers on the table, he might be looking for a bigger payday...McGee was the Nuggets 2nd or 3rd string center after getting traded from Washington....I'm not sure what Denver plans to do with him..Will they start him or look to trade him..Avery Johnson openly complained about Brook Lopez lack of rebounding and Avery is known to quickly get rid of players he's unhappy with...So there might be alot of movement involving these guys...

jmarg25
jmarg25's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/01/2011
Posts: 486
Points: 1000
Offline
Centers

True there are a lot of centers in this years FA class... but they all suck. Mehmet is at the top of the list and he is hurt and hasnt produced much the past two years.

jmarg25
jmarg25's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/01/2011
Posts: 486
Points: 1000
Offline
woops

Lol I forgot to read the top part you wrote. There are some quality defensive centers available, I like Hawes and Kaman. And Greg Steimsma is great, he had the best defensive rating this year.

GlenTaylorSucks
Registered User
Joined: 12/31/2009
Posts: 896
Points: 2369
Offline
Wolves

I'd love to see the Wolves take a shot on Oden or even Thabeet (for dirt cheap). They need an athletic backup C for Pek, because Darko isn't manna from heaven, and I love Pek, but he's a brick wall that's about as athletic as one. They could really use an athletic, shot-blocking C as a backup. I can see them either adding someone like Henson in the draft, or going for one of the athletic bigs in FA. I personally would love to see them take a chance on Oden- he wouldn't be asked to play any more than, say, 20 min a night of pure defense, and Rubio would be able to feed him down low. He'd also be a great complement to Love's high post game.

Hale
Hale's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/08/2009
Posts: 5956
Points: 12848
Offline
Oden: If he goes to Phoenix I

Oden: If he goes to Phoenix I think he could turn things around and become a star.

Kaman, Camby, Hawes: All solid starters.

Asik: He definitely isn't a star, or even a quality starter right now. I watch the Bulls quite a bit and he's just not that good. He's a good defender and plays his role well, but he can't catch and his offense is raw at best. He'd fit great next to a scoring or stretch four, but in a role where he's asked to be a scorer he will be a big disappointment.

Okur, Mohammed, Curry, Thabeet, Hollins, Przybilla, Brown, Gazuric, Fesenko, Gray

To me these guys are either spot starters, qulaity backups, or defenders/rebounders of the bench.

TheDagger40
Registered User
Joined: 03/24/2012
Posts: 78
Points: 100
Offline
Last Year

I'm pretty sure last year's free agent centers,Tyson Chandler, Nene, and Deandre Jordan (Am I missing any?), are way better than all these centers combined

Tongue-Out-Like-23
Tongue-Out-Like-23's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/16/2010
Posts: 8307
Points: 11861
Offline
Haha I laughed when I saw the

Haha I laughed when I saw the list.

DunksNJordans23
DunksNJordans23's picture
Registered User
Joined: 02/10/2011
Posts: 266
Points: 813
Offline
The Bulls should take a look

The Bulls should take a look at Thabeet if Noah's injury proves to be worse than it looks to be.

FearTheStache
FearTheStache's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/05/2011
Posts: 467
Points: 924
Offline
I know that Oden would want

I know that Oden would want to go to Phoenix because of the Med Staff, but don't they already have a great C in Gortat

the I in win
the I in win's picture
Registered User
Joined: 11/28/2009
Posts: 2136
Points: 1566
Offline
Not saying he is a starter,

Not saying he is a starter, potential starter, or even the first big off the bench but semih erden is worth the salary he gets.

DunksNJordans23
DunksNJordans23's picture
Registered User
Joined: 02/10/2011
Posts: 266
Points: 813
Offline
The reason the Suns should

The reason the Suns should grab Oden is not because they don't like Gortat but simply so they could have a trade piece once they fix Oden.

Counting Stars
Counting Stars's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/15/2010
Posts: 424
Points: -271
Offline
Gortat played behind Howard

Gortat played behind Howard and still managed to see the floor. Orton should have stayed in school. He can't start over Glen Davis.

sheltwon3
sheltwon3's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/30/2009
Posts: 6364
Points: 2606
Offline
Orton is still a young player

Orton is still a young player so in time he may become a solid C. I think people forget that early only Bynum played behind Kwame. Let that thought swim around in your brain for a minute.

sheltwon3
sheltwon3's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/30/2009
Posts: 6364
Points: 2606
Offline
Also you guys forgot to

Also you guys forgot to mention the Lopez twins. I think there are enough free agent centers avaible to possiblly change the balance of power a little bit if guys go to teams where they really fit. Robin Lopez has underachieved but if he goes to a place where he can really grow, he could be a solid starter. A healthy Brook is and all Star but he will probably stay in NJ.

BothTeamsPlayedHard
BothTeamsPlayedHard's picture
Registered User
Joined: 06/13/2008
Posts: 3437
Points: 4699
Offline
(No subject)
Grandmama
Grandmama's picture
Registered User
Joined: 09/20/2009
Posts: 2237
Points: 4308
Offline
Deep, I guess......but that's

Deep, I guess......but that's one big steaming pile of sh*t players

Cynthia
Cynthia's picture
Registered User
Joined: 07/20/2011
Posts: 751
Points: 4405
Offline
My thoughts:Greg Oden -

My thoughts:

Greg Oden - Still has a chance, as someone mentioned Phoenix would be good for his injuries.
Chris Kamen - Still very solid, should see a lot of interest.
Marcus Camby - Quite old, but still a good defender, will see some interest from contenders.
Spencer Hawes - Young, tall, can shoot, who wouldn't want one of them off the bench?
Omer Asik - Should see some moderate interest from teams.
Semih Erden - Decent backup. Should land on a team somewhere.
Greg Steimsma - Same as above.
Andrew Bynum - Probably be resigned
Brook Lopez - If they're still hellbent on getting Dwight it's possible they don't resign Brook if he gets offers.
Robin Lopez - Probably resign, still a decent backup defender at the center position.
Javale McGee - Could end up back in Denver after playing not too shabby for them.
Roy Hibbert - Probably resign.
Daniel Orton - DLeague / Europe.
Mehmet Okur - Old, injured, still might make a deep bench spot on a contender.
Nazr Mohammed - Deep bench spot on contender.
Eddy Curry - During offseason eats a child, goes to prison.
Hashseem Thabeet - DLeague / Europe
Ryan Hollins - Decent backup, should find a spot on a team.
Joel Przybilla - Probably resign for cheap, aint what he used to be, but not worthless.
Kwame Brown - Why is he still in the league?
Dan Gadzuric - He's from Netherlands, that's about the only thing interesting about his game.
Kyrylo Fesenko - DLeague / Europe
Aaron Gray - DLeague / Europe
Desagna Diop - Hopefully retires, but has player option, if he's smart he'd resign.
Soloman Alabi - DLeague / Europe

Quantity > Quality is pretty much the deffinition of this list.

The Scare Crow Rises
The Scare Crow Rises's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/15/2012
Posts: 1040
Points: 593
Offline
I'd think it's safe to say Hawes is playing very well

He's probally playing his way into a huge contract...He's young and has a great offensive skillset for a C...he's not the rebounder or defender we'd want BUT it's to hard to see The Sixers get a better C on the Free Agent market or in The Draft...

Kaman should go to Dallas along with Deron Williams

Hawes will be resigned in Philadelphia unless someone offers him a Near Max deal...

Camby should find a role on a Contender(maybe The Clippers sign him to back up Jordan)

McGee and Oden are going to be the ones to watch, Mcgee seems like he wants to be paid like a superstar C, he'll want at least 10 million per, Oden will command less money but will have to pick a Team carefully, Teams like The Suns have the reputation of having good training staffs BUT the one position they don't need to add to is Center, Gortat and Lopez are just fine in Phoenix so adding Oden makes 0 sense when you have to worry about Nash and Hill...Oden could go to The Pacers or Cavs, he could also decide to go to a Team like Philadelphia or Dallas for The full MLE

M-Eazy
Registered User
Joined: 06/13/2008
Posts: 439
Points: 557
Offline
You said deep class in caps

You said deep class in caps and I came in here and the #1 big man was Okur...automatically knew the class was not deep

RSS: Syndicate content