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

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24. player. 118. . C. Utah Jazz. Kelly Olynyk

A hyper-efficient three-level scorer and adventurous playmaker, Kelly Olynyk has been a staple of Utah’s surprisingly potent offense. He’s limited by athleticism and a negative wingspan on defense, but we have seen time and time again that Olynyk can scale up or down offensively, possessing one of the most dynamic skill sets at his position.

211. . C. Memphis Grizzlies. Steven Adams. 23. player

Steven Adams opens up so much for Ja Morant and the Grizzlies’ offense with his thundering screens and acute passing eye. Not to mention the countless second opportunities he supplies by way of the offensive glass. He does the dirty work and it consistently shows in the win column.

C. Chicago Bulls. Nikola Vucevic. 22. player. 24.

He’s not the All-Star of old, but Nikola Vucevic can still punish ill-equipped defenders in the post. His bull-like strength and balletic footwork is beautiful to watch. He’s also an excellent floor-spacer, making him particularly challenging to gameplan for.