Ranking 76ers’ Joel Embiid and the top 30 NBA centers

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. C. New York Knicks. Mitchell Robinson. 27. player. 27

Inconsistency and injuries have plagued Mitchell Robinson’s career to this point, but when he’s right the talent is undeniable. Robinson is one of the NBA’s most feared shot-blockers, with a wingspan that stretches to the stars and virtually unfathomable leaping ability for a player his size.

41. . C. Golden State Warriors. Kevon Looney. 26. player

Kevon Looney is the least celebrated of Golden State’s regulars, but he has been a steadfast contributor for one of the NBA’s best starting fives for three years now. A savvy rim protector and efficient rim-runner, Looney does all the little things to accentuate the Warriors’ superstars.

. C. Dallas Mavericks. Christian Wood. 25. player. 79

Christian Wood has no shortage of scoring ability. He puts up a remarkable amount of points relative to his time on the floor. That said, defensive mistakes and sporadic malaise consistently keeps him glued to the bench in big moments.