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

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5. Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets

May 4, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) dunks against the Chicago Bulls during the second half in game seven of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. The Bulls won 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Lopez is not a great rebounding center. In fact, of the centers on this list, he may be the worst rebounder. But when you can score the ball the way he can, much is forgiven.

Lopez averaged 19.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 2.1 blocks last season. Of the centers in the NBA, Lopez is the one most often criticized for a lack of defensive effort. He posted a defensive rating of 105.

Of the centers though, Lopez posted a PER of 24.77 to lead all eligible centers. His offensive abilities are carrying him and the Brooklyn Nets.