Best center who never played in the NBA?

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Best center who never played in the NBA? 

Post#1 » by bdp31770 » Sat Aug 4, 2012 1:29 am

I'm not talking about up and coming players, I mean centers either passed their prime or retired. Who's the best international center who never played in the NBA?
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Post#2 » by xprt » Sat Aug 4, 2012 2:40 pm

Well there was one big dude from Ukraine 7'3'' Vladimir Tkachenko
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Post#3 » by bdp31770 » Sun Aug 5, 2012 4:52 pm

Great call, I forgot about him. I grew up watching hoops in the 80's in the U.S. and only saw him passed his prime. He looks like he could have been a good backup at least, and maybe a starter. How good do you think he could have been? A better rebounding Rik Smits? A better scoring Mark Eaton? Hard to say I guess.
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Post#4 » by Greek » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:18 am

Panagiotis Fasoulas...Defensive beast on his days...
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Post#5 » by pohani komarac » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:53 am

Kreso Cosic with out no doubt for me

Member of hall of fame, first ever europian drafted, first ever euro all american. he had offers from, celtics and lakers bud did not wannt to go there becuse the rules. he was best player of first yugoslavian golden generation. he won as best former yugoslavian player 1 olypic gold, 2 silver medals, 2 world golds, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal, 3 europian golds, 3 silver and 1 broze medal

he was also center who modernize that position in europe and was also first ever player that was used on all 5 positions. he could handle ball, pass ball and shoot ball like no other center befor him.

he was man ahed of his time



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Post#6 » by bdp31770 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:49 pm

I forgot about Rashard Griffith...where does he compare with these guys? He's from the US and still active, but it looks like he'll never play in the nba.
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Post#7 » by pohani komarac » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:43 am

bdp31770 wrote:I forgot about Rashard Griffith...where does he compare with these guys? He's from the US and still active, but it looks like he'll never play in the nba.


he was good EL player in his prime if I remeber. but not close to best bigs ever that never played in nba like cosic, tkachenko, meneghin, vujcic, belostenny
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Post#9 » by kerwin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:46 am

bdp31770 wrote:I forgot about Rashard Griffith...where does he compare with these guys? He's from the US and still active, but it looks like he'll never play in the nba.


If he comes to play in the NBA oneday? I think it may happens.
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Re: Best center who never played in the NBA? 

Post#10 » by boostbasket » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:25 am

I Hope one day Rashard Griffith play for NBA.It will come very soon. :)

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