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Rafael Barlowe from NBADraftjunkies.com takes a deep dive into the success of centers selected in the lottery from the past 5 draft classes. In 1988 Jack McCallum from Sports Illustrated wrote a story about the disappearance of the dominant NBA center. 33 years later there are still fans wondering if you can build around a center in the small ball era. In the past 5 draft classes there have been 12 centers selected in the lottery and only 3 have averaged a double double in a season, so is it worth selecting a center in the top half of the first round?
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