We have officially gone through all positions in the free-agent rankings. Here are the links to the previous lists if you have missed them.

Finally, here is a look at the 15 best free-agent centers. As stated in the past few rankings, some of these players were a part of two or more rosters during the 2018-19 season but I only mentioned their season statistics from the most recent team they had played for.

Also note that Marc Gasol was originally going to be mentioned on this list but he recently opted in his player option for the 2019-20 season, meaning he’ll be playing for the Toronto Raptors for one more year and will hit the market next year as an unrestricted free agent.

15. Ed Davis

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  • Team: Brooklyn Nets
  • Season stats: 5.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 81 games (one start)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

The veteran Davis has carved out a nice career as a solid role player. A playoff team looking to boost their bench on the defensive side would be a good spot for him.

14. Thomas Bryant

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  • Team: Washington Wizards
  • Season stats: 10.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 72 games (53 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Restricted

Bryant played only 15 games in his rookie season but with more playing time, he turned into a solid player for the Wizards. An athletic center with a ton of upside, it would not shock me if the Wizards tried to keep him around.

13. Ivica Zubac

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  • Team: Los Angeles Clippers
  • Season stats: 9.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 26 games (25 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Restricted

Splitting time between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, Zubac has a nice touch around the basket and is a solid rebounder. At 22, he is a nice development piece that can be a solid backup center.

12. Kevon Looney

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  • Team: Golden State Warriors
  • Season stats: 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 80 games (24 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

The two-time champion hits the free-agent market at a good time. Looney improved his game in his contract year and was one of the better centers the Warriors had. He is a good mid-range shooter and athletic finisher around the basket.

11. Dewayne Dedmon

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  • Team: Atlanta Hawks
  • Season stats: 10.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.1 blocks, 64 games (52 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Dedmon had a great two-year run with the Hawks. One of the few centers that can protect the paint as well as shoot from behind the arc. An overall solid center that can be a sneaky pickup for any team looking for a cheap option at the center spot.

10. Robin Lopez

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  • Team: Chicago Bulls
  • Season stats: 9.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.1 blocks, 74 games (36 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

A serviceable big man that saw his stats come down this past season with the Bulls moving towards a younger roster. He’ll likely leave and join a playoff team in need of a backup center.

9. JaVale McGee

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  • Team: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Season stats: 12.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 75 games (62 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

McGee had a great consistent season in his lone season with the Lakers. An athletic center that can block shots with ease.

8. Enes Kanter

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  • Team: Portland Trail Blazers
  • Season stats: 13.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 23 games (eight starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Kanter joined the Trail Blazers and was a great contributor during their playoff run, which is good timing as he hits the market. He lacks in the shooting department but is a good paint defender and rebounder.

7. Willie Cauley-Stein

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  • Team: Sacramento Kings
  • Season stats: 11.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 81 games (81 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Restricted

An athletic big man that has not turned into the star the Kings had hoped for when the Kings drafted him. A good defender and at 25, he has plenty of years left to show what he can do.

6. Jonas Valančiūnas

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  • Team: Memphis Grizzlies
  • Season stats: 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 19 games (17 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted (declined Player Option)

Valančiūnas was traded to the Grizzlies in the Marc Gasol trade. In a short time, he was a solid starter for the team. He declined his player option but is open to joining the Grizzlies long-term.

5. Brook Lopez

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  • Team: Milwaukee Bucks
  • Season stats: 12.5points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 2.2 blocks, 81 games (81 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Lopez was great in his lone season for the Bucks as the starting center. One of the few big men that can shoot threes and protect the paint. At 30, his game has aged nicely which is good for his market value.

4. DeAndre Jordan

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  • Team: New York Knicks
  • Season stats: 10.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 blocks, 19 games (19 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Even as he heads into his 30’s, Jordan is still one of the best rebounders in the NBA. With the Knicks having Mitchell Robinson as the future, Jordan will likely head elsewhere but this past season showed that he can still contribute at a high level.

3. Al Horford

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  • Team: Boston Celtics
  • Season stats: 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.3 blocks, 68 games (68 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted (declined Player Option)

Horford and the Celtics mutually agreed to part ways this summer and will look to sign his last contract in the NBA. A respected veteran that can still contribute at a high level, he’ll get plenty of offers. My guess would be Horford joining an already playoff-caliber team.

2. DeMarcus Cousins

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  • Team: Golden State Warriors
  • Season stats: 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.5 blocks, 30 games (30 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

Recovering from an Achilles injury, Cousins was limited to only 30 games. His one year run to chase a ring did not pan out. He tore his quad in the playoffs but rushed back to play in the NBA Finals. His production in the Finals dipped due to the injury which might his stock heading into free agency. He’ll stick get plenty of looks but his recent injury history can leave some question marks.

1. Nikola Vučević

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  • Team: Orlando Magic
  • Season stats: 20.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.1 blocks, 80 games (80 starts)
  • Free Agent status: Unrestricted

One of the most underrated players in the NBA finally got his recognition after being selected to his first All-Star game. Vučević averaged career highs across the board and is a solid scorer as well as a defender. The Magic should try to keep him but he could cash in big time as he heads into the open market.

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