5 Worst Starting Centres in the NBA of All Time
The center position is an integral position in basketball. Its job is to break the play of the opposition and make sure they don’t score. Usually the tallest, ruthless and strongest player of the team plays as a centre. There are centre players like Shaquille O’Neal, Wilt Chamberlain etc. have won MVP awards for their stellar performances. On the contrary, there are players who do not deserve to be a centre or failed to justify the role. Here is the list of top 5 worst starting centers in the NBA of all time.
5. Andrew Declercq
He averaged around 4.8 rebounds per game during his time with the Boston Celtics. But for the major part of his career, he has failed to justify the role and averaged only 1.1 rebounds per game. Andrew Declercq has experienced some of the most dishonored dunks in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
4. Andris Biedrins
Andris played for 9 years for the Golden State Warriors. He averaged 6.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game during his time with the Warriors. Biedrins missed almost 50% of free throws in his career. The centre had only appeared once for the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs.
3. Kwane Brown
He was a fan favorite during his days with the Washington Wizards but since his move to the Los Angeles Lakers, he has failed to perform as per the expectations. Kwane Brown averaged 7.4 points and 6.2 total rebounds per game in his Los Angeles stint. Furthermore, he managed only 49% free throws and had just 2 turnovers per game.
2. Calvin Booth
He started 50 out of 133 games for the Oklahoma City Thunders. Calvin averaged 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 50 games with the Thunders. Booth took only 3.7 attempts per game and shot 45 percent from the field. Until he was on the team, it failed to reach the playoffs.
1. Fabricio Oberto
The worst centre in NBA history is Fabricio Oberto. Although he played for the San Antonio Spurs, he never lived up to the expectations. He averaged just 3.6 points and 3.9 total rebounds per game. Adding to it, Fabricio Oberto shot 60 percent from the line and added just 0.2 blocks per game.