Current Rank – #19 among all centers
Position C/PF | 6′ 11″, 235 lbs | Portland Trail Blazers
Born: Mar 5, 1990 in Fort Wayne, IN
Drafted 2013: 1st Rnd, 22nd by BKN
Experience: 2 years
Ben Buchanan – Mason Plumlee was traded just a couple months ago during the 2015 NBA draft. Portland acquired him to come in and man the middle at Center. Plumlee puts up very modest stats (8.7 PPG, 7.2 RPG) but at 25 there’s still plenty of room to grow. Portland is almost the perfect landing spot for Plumlee as there is no pressure to win now. He can develop with the young Trailblazers.
Jr. Williams – With LaMarcus Aldridge moving on to greener pastures the void is left to be filled from a scoring perspective as Portland could find issues with both Miles Plumlee and Meyers Leonard‘s ability to score with the same ease as Aldridge. Still, Plumlee is an explosive player who can finish with authority above the rim, and with increased minutes I believe he can be a 15 ppg type of player. Plumlee will inherit greater responsibility, the question remains as to how he will respond.