Memphis Grizzlies: Marc Gasol Is The NBA’s Best Center
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner at Hoopstuff
The Memphis Grizzlies are on the verge of making their first ever Western Conference Finals and are being led by the NBA’s best defense. Zach Randolph may have been the All Star and Mike Conley may be the breakout star, but Marc Gasol is this team’s best player, there is no doubt about. But Gasol is more than that, the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year is the best center in the NBA.
During the season, he played his incredible defense all year long and backboned the best defense in the NBA and one of the best of the decade. His defensive skills are well known, but he is also one of the best offensive big men in the NBA. His stats were relatively modest for a superstar, 14.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, but he led all NBA centers in assists at 4 per game and is by far the top passing center in the league. He has an excellent jump shot, a stable of low post moves and is even a...