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Best NBA Player on Each Team: Central Division

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Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

We picked the best player on each team from the Atlantic and Southeast division, and now it's time to cover the last remaining division in the East, Central. 


Chicago Bulls - Jimmy Butler

Derrick Rose is not ready yet, so the Bulls' best player at the moment is the shooting guard Jimmy Butler. Butler had a breakout season last year, averaging 20 points per game while doing little bit of everything and playing great defense. Pau Gasol is definitely up there when it comes to the best Bulls players, but it will be Butler who will lead the Bulls and separate himself from the rest with his amazing plays and performances.


Cleveland Cavaliers - LeBron James

Duh. LeBron James is not just the best player on the Cavaliers but also the best player in the East and in the league. He has two strong teammates in Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving and although they are amazing players themselves, they are nowhere near LeBron when it comes to playing basketball and dominating opponents. 


Indiana Pacers - Paul George

Although he is coming back off an injury, expect George to get back to his shape and be the superstar on his team. Monta Ellis is now with the Pacers and George Hill will also be very good, however, neither of them will be as good as the athletic forward Paul George. It will be a challenge for him to play at the power forward spot, but there is no doubt that he will be great and better than the rest of the team.


RUMOR: Kevin Durant to the Miami Heat in 2016


Detroit Pistons - Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond is slowly turning into one of the best centers in the league. With his solid scoring skills and excellent rebounding, he is capable of achieving a double-double every single night. Last season he averaged 13.8 points along with 13.5 rebounds per game and next season he will probably be even better and become the team's centerpiece.


Milwaukee Bucks - Greg Monroe

Drummond's former teammate in Detroit, Greg Monroe, is the best player on the Milwaukee Bucks. The 25-year old center is capable of doing everything that any other big man in the league can do, but he can also do a solid job with ball distribution. Monroe averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds last season with the Pistons and will probably improve further more with the Bucks and be their first option on the offense.


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