Who’s the best center in the NBA?
“To be honest, right now, I think it’s me,” Gobert told ESPN, before following up in a fashion his coach would approve of. “But it’s a long season. I just try to take every game as a challenge. The hardest thing is to do it [for] the full season.”
I’d lean toward Davis, who starts at power forward but spend most of his minutes at center. I’d put Gasol second.
- Gobert: 21 points on 9-of-9 shooting, 12 rebounds, three blocks
- Gasol: eight points on 4-of-22 shooting, seven rebounds, four assists
Gobert flourishes as a rim protector, does an underrated job in space defensively and plays an efficient offensive style. And he’s on a hot streak.
I question whether he can maintain it. Davis and Gasol have longer track records of stardom. But if Gobert does, he certainly belongs in the discussion.