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The PF/C Comparison

Although I'm having déjà vu  after posting a similar diary last summer highlighting why Dunleavy & Murphy, et al did not measure up as PF/C options compared to the rest of the NBA, and miked started this discussion in his Mini-DiaryL Whither POB? http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/story/2007/11/18/154457/91
the comparison offered here was too long to include there and this diary is particularly in response to posts by gsw4life (saying that our backup C is crap is pretty redundant in today's NBA) and Zack Vank (...I don't think we're short at C at all. How many teams have a center [t]andem that is truly better than Biedrins/O'Bryant? Center is still a thin position in today's NBA.). http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/comments/2007/11/18/154457/91/17#17

I agree, center is a pretty thin position - particularly when arguably the best inside player in the West has been labeled a Power Forward for years in order to assure he'd make the All Star Game (Tim Duncan).  

However I'm curious how many of you agree that GSW has better depth either at the C spot with Biedrins/O'Bryant or whether the Dubs have better depth at PF/C combined than even a quarter of the league? Take a look for yourselves.

Golden State Warriors
Al Harrington         Austin Croshere     Brandan Wright            
Andris Biedrins     Patrick O'Bryant
   

The following depth charts came from espn.go.com

Disregarding contracts and only evaluating talent, how many teams don't  have better quality depth at the PF/C position?

Atlantic Division

Boston
Kevin Garnett         Brian Scalabrine    
Kendrick Perkins     Scot Pollard      

NJ
Jason Collins         Sean Williams        
Nenad Krstic         Jamaal Magloire

NY
Zach Randolph     David Lee            
Eddy Curry         Randolph Morris    

Toronto
Chris Bosh         Jorge Garbajosa     Kris Humphries   
Rasho Nesterovic     Andrea Bargnani

Atlanta
Marvin Williams     Shelden Williams            
Zaza Pachulia         Al Horford    

Philly
Reggie Evans         Jason Smith        
Samuel Dalembert     Calvin Booth         Shavlik Randolph

Central

Chicago
Andres Nocioni     Tyrus Thomas     Joakim Noah        
Ben Wallace         Joe Smith    

Cleveland
Drew Gooden         Donyell Marshall     Cedric Simmons        
Zydrunas Ilgauskas     Dwayne Jones     Anderson Varejao*

Detroit
Rasheed Wallace     Jason Maxiell            
Antonio McDyess     Nazr Mohammed

Indiana
Jermaine O'Neal         Ike Diogu            
Troy Murphy             Jeff Foster    

Bucks
Yi Jianlian         Charlie Villanueva        
Andrew Bogut     Dan Gadzuric         Jake Voskuhl

Southeast

Atlanta
Marvin Williams     Shelden Williams            
Zaza Pachulia         Al Horford         Lorenzen Wright

Charlotte
Emeka Okafor      Othella Harrington     Sean May       
Primoz Brezec     Ryan Hollins

Miami
Udonis Haslem     Alexander Johnson            
Shaquille O'Neal     Alonzo Mourning     Mark Blount

Orlando
Rashard Lewis     Pat Garrity         Bo Outlaw        
Dwight Howard     Adonal Foyle    

Washington
Antawn Jamison     Darius Songaila     Andray Blatche        
Brendan Haywood     Etan Thomas

Northwest

Utah
Carlos Boozer         Paul Millsap         Kyrylo Fesenko        
Mehmet Okur         Jarron Collins

Seattle
Chris Wilcox         Johan Petro            
Robert Swift         Nick Collison         K. Thomas     M. Sene

Portland
LaMarcus Aldridge     Raef LaFrentz         Josh McRoberts        
Channing Frye     Joel Przybilla         Greg Oden*

Minnesota
Al Jefferson         Craig Smith         Antoine Walker   
Theo Ratliff         Michael Doleac    

Denver
Kenyon Martin     Nene Hilario         Linas Kleiza        
Marcus Camby     Steven Hunter

Southwest

Memphis
Pau Gasol         Stromile Swift     Hakim Warrick     Brian Cardinal    
Darko Milicic         Andre Brown

San Antonio
Tim Duncan         Matt Bonner         Robert Horry    
Fabricio Oberto     Francisco Elson

Houston
Chuck Hayes         Luis Scola         Carl Landry        
Yao Ming         Dikembe Mutombo

Dallas
Dirk Nowitzki     Juwan Howard     Nick Fazekas    
DeSagana Diop     Erick Dampier

New Orleans
David West         Julian Wright            
Tyson Chandler     Melvin Ely    

Pacific

Sacramento
Mikki Moore         Shareef Abdur-Rahim     Kenny Thomas        
Brad Miller         Spencer Hawes    

Phoenix
Shawn Marion     Sean Marks            
Amare Stoudemire     Brian Skinner

LA Lakers
Ronny Turiaf         Vladimir Radmanovic     Brian Cook        
Kwame Brown     Andrew Bynum         Chris Mihm

LA Clippers
Tim Thomas         Josh Powell     Elton Brand*       
Chris Kaman         Aaron Williams     Paul Davis

*How many of these teams have less depth than we do?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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