My tier list of every starting center entering the 2022-2023 season


This is going into next season so I’m thinking of regression and progression.

I got my starting centers from ESPN depth chart but I took some liberties for certain ones.

I’m not factoring in potential or contract value so your team’s favorite young player might not be ranked high but that does not mean I don’t like their potential or think they shouldn’t start.

I’m factoring in fit but not that much I’m also factoring in how well they would fit on any team not just a team designed for them to be good at

I value the jobs of a center more than the pluses. Shooting, playmaking are great but not as valuable as interior defense, rebounding and setting screens when it comes to the role of a center. That being said if a center is so good at the the other stuff that I will rank them high

Just because someone is in the same tier does not mean I don’t think one isn’t better than the other

Tier Six Eh: I guess you could plug them in as the starter but it’s probably due to lack of depth on the roster. Very unlikely to be a starter next year

Nic Claxton, Hassan Whiteside, Mason Plumlee, Isaiah Stewart, Alpren Sengun, Thomas Bryant

Five Starters: Definitely starting level talent but below average when compared to other starters more of a role player

Mitchell Robinson, Jakob Poetl, Ivica Zubac, Chet Holmgren, Wendell Carter Jr

Tier Four Good: Pretty Good level centers but not moving the needle, good to have but replaceable

Christian Wood, Nikola Vuecivic, Brook Lopez, Jaren Jackson Jr, Evan Mobley, Jusuf Nurkic, Jonas Valunchunas, Kristaps Porzingis, Myles Turner

Tier Three Great: Not quite the one or two guy pieces but someone is very integral to a team and is a lock for starter

Draymond Green, Robert Williams, Bam Adebeyo, Deandre Ayton, Clint Capela, Jarrett Allen, Domantas Sabonis

Tier Two Amazing: Description: Guys that can be the number two on a championship team

Anthony Davis, Pascal Siakam, Rudy Gobert, Karl Anthony Towns

Tier One Elite: Description: Guys you build your franchise around can lead a team to a championship

Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic