The Eastern Conference was once dominated by the presence of Dwight Howard, but after the All-Star big man was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, everyone wondered who would be the best big man in the east?
According to Sam Amico of FoxSports, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott believes Anderson Varejao is the
“best center in the NBA right now. By far the best in the Eastern Conference.”
Sure, the 6-11, 260-pound center suits up for Cleveland, but Varejao is on pace to have his best season as a pro, averaging 14.5 points per game and 14.9 rebounds per game, which leads the NBA.
But is he really the best center in the NBA?
Howard has not found his cape in Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum hasn’t played one minute in a 76ers uniform and many would argue that Chris Bosh really isn’t a center.
Varejao has dominated the paint this season, however his All-Star caliber play has not translated into wins for the Cavaliers.
Just recently, Varejao had another monster performance against the Phoenix Suns scoring 20 points and adding 18 rebounds in a 91-78 loss at home.
Should the best big man in the NBA account for more than just three wins, or is Varejao merely the Kevin Love of the Eastern Conference.
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