NOT a top 5 center in my book, that's for sure. Hakeem just completely toyed with him in such an embarassing way that was unheard of if any professional league! And he was the MVP too that year!!! Just flat out dominated by Hakeem in every way imaginable.
All you ISH youngsters, check out that 1v1 matchup on YouTube.
Below Patrick Ewing. I would take Cowens and Reed over him, as well, had their career's been longer. He's a borderline top 10 center, and someone you were never, ever going to win a title with if he was your best player. Far too soft.
But I understand why you like so much of regular season, your favorite player is the "King" of it
It's hard to do well in the post-season when you have no help. A lot of players struggle in the post-season when they don't have help.
Tim Duncan in 2002 is probably the perfect example of this. 2002 Duncan was no different than 2003 Duncan in terms of abilities, skills, etc. Duncan in 03 performed better in the post-season but the only difference was that 03 Duncan had help while 02 Duncan didn't.