NBA Draft Guide Preview: C Rankings

Ryan Knaus
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Rotoworld's 2019 NBA Draft Guide has arrived!

 

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Here's a preview of our crew-wide ranks for centers! The crew projected each position and we combined them to arrive at one cumulative value. There were some interesting outliers, too, with columns discussing why some of us were very high (or low) on certain players.

 

Note: These ranks are specific to 8-cat! The Guide also has Top-200 ranks for 9-cat, Points and Dynasty.

 

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For every player listed in the ranks, you can also find player previews, like this one for Bam Adebayo:

 

2018-19: Bam Adebayo began the season backing up Hassan Whiteside, but eventually won the job in the final two months of the season. He comfortably beat his late-round ADP of 138, finishing 113th in 9-cat for per-game value and 79th in total value. He averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 turnovers on 57.6% from the field and 73.5% from the line, but those numbers jumped to 11.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.1 dimes, 1.1 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.6 turnovers in 28.2 minutes as a starter. 

 

What’s Changed: Eager to move on from Whiteside, the Heat dumped his salary onto the Blazers and brought in Meyers Leonard. The rest of the frontcourt remains intact which includes Kelly OlynykDerrick Jones Jr. and James Johnson. The Heat couldn’t stop hyping him up over the summer, as they plan to run more offense through him on the elbow (he ranked 13th in elbow touches last season) in addition to giving him the green light to showcase his revamped jumper. 

 

Outlook: Bam is one of the best playmaking bigs in the NBA with his 3.5 dimes per 36 minutes, joining Giannis AntetokounmpoAnthony DavisJusuf NurkicMason Plumlee as the only players to have a steal rate above 1.5%, a block rate above 3.0% and an assist rate above 14% while hitting 50%+ from the field. He was posting top-55 numbers as the starting center, and now he’s going to see increased usage, touches and minutes as he enters his third season. All signs point to a breakout and he’ll be one of our top targets in the 30-50 range. 

 

 

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