NBA Player Power Rankings: Ranking The League’s Top 10 Centers

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2. Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks

Apr 27, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) shoots technical fouls shots against the Indiana Pacers in the first half during game three in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Horford had a career season in 2012-13, averaging 17.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks.

Horford is the leader of a confused Atlanta Hawks team. While Josh Smith played uninspiring basketball, Horford continued to be one of the best centers in the league. He had a very respectable 19.9 PER.

Though playing one of the toughest positions in the NBA, Horford averaged over 37 minutes per game. In a league that is becoming increasingly populated with divas and whiners, he works hard and makes little fuss.

Horford’s a great jump-shooting center and spreads the floor for the hawks. Though not physically dominant in size or strength, Horford is offensively one of the best centers in the league.