Ranking NBA's Top 10 Centers in 2019-20
OrlandoMagic.com's Josh Cohen ranks his top 10 centers during the 2019-20 season prior to the hiatus. Click through this slideshow for full analysis and rankings.
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#10 Deandre Ayton
It didn’t get much attention, but Ayton was really good after returning from his 25-game suspension and subsequent ankle injury. From Jan 28 until his last game before the start of the hiatus, the 21-year-old averaged 21.2 points on 58 percent shooting. He was also solid defensively during that span, averaging two blocks per game. If Ayton, the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, can extend his range and become a somewhat reliable outside shooter, he will almost certainly rank higher on this list next season. The Suns, one of the 22 teams invited to play at Walt Disney World when the season resumes in late July, still have a chance to sneak into the postseason, although they are currently six games back of the eighth-placed Grizzlies while the Blazers, Pelicans, Kings and Spurs are also ahead of them in the standings.