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NBA Draft Kit: Center Tiers

Alex Barutha

Alex writes primarily about the NBA for RotoWire. His work has appeared on CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other sites. He enjoys both year-long and daily fantasy. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.

Over the next several days, RotoWire will roll out its annual Tiers series, grouping the fantasy-relevant players at each position by projected value. We'll release a position each day, beginning Monday with Centers and wrapping up with Point Guards on Friday.

The faces the center position have changed dramatically over the past few seasons. Just one player out of the five who I’ve pegged as “elite” fantasy talents appeared on an All-NBA or All-Star team two seasons ago (DeMarcus Cousins). The rest are relative newcomers.

Karl-Anthony Towns and Nikola Jokic were both second-year players last season. Rudy Gobert just completed his fourth season, but only became a full-time starter in 2015-16. Hassan Whiteside was drafted back in 2010 but didn’t truly come into his own until 2015.

With the landscape of the position changing so quickly and dramatically, casual fantasy basketball players might gloss over some of the most important names out there. I

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