New faces in new places, storylines (Dwight Howard in L.A now) and consistency (see: Al Jefferson) with rookies and 2nd year players wanting to make an impact.  My rankings for the Center position is based on who is starting Center for their team, for example i know Kevin Love has Center eligibility but he’s the starting Power Foward for the T’Wolves so i have him ranked as a PF.  But, if you’re wondering where I’d rank those who have Center eligibility I can get into that as your draft approaches. 

*pre-season rankings*

1 Dwight Howard LAL will kill you on FT% but solid all other areas
2 Al Jefferson UTA as good as they come, double-double machine
3 Andrew Bynum PHI knee is worrisome, big things in PHI being HIS team
4 DeMarcus Cousins SAC too talented, just needs to stay out of foul trouble
5 Marc Gasol MEM a healthy Randolph hurts #’s but not much
6 Roy Hibbert IND will continue to develop, upside high
7 Kevin Garnett BOS you don’t have to question what he’ll bring
8 Chris Kaman DAL underrated move by DAL, needs to stay healthy
9 Greg Monroe DET could move to PF when Drummond ready
10 Andrew Bogut GSW if healthy all season, can rise in top 3 
11 Marcin Gortat PHX will additions of Scola and Beasley hurt or help?
12 Joakim Noah CHI nothing special, just solid across the board
13 Nikola Pekovic MIN in best shape of his life, watch #’s increase
14 JJ Hickson POR solid contributor down the stretch LY
15 Brook Lopez BKLN new contract, healthy but can he rebound? 
16 Javele McGee DEN talent is there, mentally not so much 
17 Tyson Chandler NYK you already know what you’re getting from Tyson
18 Anderson Varejao CLE a healthy Varejao can be a double/double player
19 Samuel Dalembert MIL speciality will be boards and blocks 
20 Omer Asik HOU starting job & playing time – sleeper alert
21 Bismack Biyombo CHA think Ben Wallace with more athleticism 
22 Nene Hilario WAS struggling with injuries, but WAS will need scoring
23 DeAndre Jordan LAC you draft him for boards & blocks, that’s it. 
24 Nikola Vucevic ORL got some Dwight Shoes to fill-in, skilled big man.
25 Jonas Valancieunas TOR brings itensity downlow, boards & contact
26 Elton Brand DAL will backup Dirk and Kaman, decreased minutes
27 Marcus Camby NYK Boards, Blocks and Boards and Blocks. 
28 Meyers Leonard POR developing but will get his Playing Time behind JJ
29 Emeka Okafor WAS big contract but will WAS find some time to play him
30 Gustavo Ayon ORL can be a solid contributor splitting time w/Nikola
31 Zaza Pachulia ATL nothing special but will give you occasional wow gm
32 Boris Diaw SAS remember when this guy was a triple-double threat?
33 Andre Drummond DET still raw but if improved quickly, playing time there
34 Enes Kanter UTA crowded Utah front-court hurts Kanter
35 Tiago Splitter SAS skillset says he should be starting over Diaw, but…

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