Centers had their highest usage percentage in a single NBA playoff run in 1994-95, at 23.4 percent.

highest center usg% playoffs single season
1994-95C1993-94C1999-00C1995-96C1997-98C1982-83C1983-84C1996-97C1981-82C1992-93C1984-85C2019-20C1979-80C1998-99C2006-07C1980-81C1989-90C2020-21C2012-13C2018-19C1985-86C2007-08C2001-02C1988-89C2017-18C23.421.521.021.020.720.220.119.819.719.719.319.119.119.018.918.818.618.518.518.318.318.218.017.917.6
POSITIONSEASONGPUSG%MPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%MINPTSREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Center1994-9528623.423.211.25.41.50.51.01.64.38.550.00.10.338.32.63.769.56,6403,2101,547421142296445921
Center1993-9429221.524.29.96.01.40.61.51.63.88.345.50.00.227.52.23.270.47,0642,8831,738418182432459894
Center1999-0029821.021.98.95.60.90.41.01.13.47.346.90.10.329.32.03.263.26,5302,6611,669260132306332826+62
Center1995-9627221.019.88.04.61.00.40.91.33.26.350.00.10.231.91.72.763.15,3872,1851,252264118239364763
Center1997-9826520.721.38.25.10.90.41.01.33.16.548.00.00.135.31.93.064.05,6402,1841,339248118274339772-17
Center1982-8319020.223.310.86.31.50.61.21.74.48.651.20.00.115.42.02.971.84,4232,0551,196282121236328502
Center1983-8432120.123.210.65.91.30.51.01.54.18.249.80.00.011.12.43.275.77,4363,3931,892432167316497959
Center1996-9726819.822.88.85.51.00.51.21.43.46.949.40.10.327.52.02.966.96,1202,3661,464274147309374811-31
Center1981-8217919.727.912.57.41.50.71.61.95.010.050.10.00.00.02.53.472.94,9892,2391,324276118280349604
Center1992-9328619.722.39.15.61.30.61.31.33.67.349.40.00.130.01.92.768.66,3882,6021,602386167361380731
Center1984-8527319.323.110.45.91.30.71.21.64.18.348.90.00.09.12.33.271.16,3082,8471,623362192330433822
Center2019-2028119.121.49.86.11.50.40.71.23.76.954.00.51.438.21.92.671.76,0082,7581,721434126206349682-21
Center1979-8018919.126.811.37.22.00.71.21.84.69.349.50.00.16.32.12.876.25,0602,1451,354375132230344589
Center1998-9925319.021.17.55.30.80.61.01.12.76.045.20.00.114.32.03.066.95,3391,8881,351212146242276699+3
Center2006-0730118.923.29.16.10.90.60.91.33.46.850.30.20.632.62.03.067.66,9822,7261,846272183285377772+73
Center1980-8121918.825.710.16.71.50.61.11.83.98.148.60.00.00.02.33.467.55,6262,2211,463339136238384624
Center1989-9027818.622.49.25.00.90.51.21.33.67.249.60.00.132.42.02.970.06,2262,5621,397238133337357799
Center2020-2125018.521.39.96.61.10.50.91.13.86.856.70.31.034.01.92.574.25,3192,4701,643264123217270562-150
Center2012-1336518.521.98.15.61.00.51.11.23.16.349.70.00.140.01.72.570.87,9972,9512,044364185393444968+81
Center2018-1935518.320.48.65.71.70.50.81.13.36.650.10.41.332.21.52.174.17,2503,0492,015596170279381885-108
Center1985-8629418.322.09.65.81.00.61.21.23.87.352.30.00.025.02.02.970.26,4682,8331,692290170349360819
Center2007-0835018.222.58.15.81.00.51.11.13.16.348.30.10.432.21.82.865.37,8762,8262,034365161372400904+51
Center2001-0225518.022.58.46.20.90.51.11.23.16.448.20.10.345.32.13.167.35,7292,1331,586238134272307724-29
Center1988-8925117.922.08.35.20.90.40.91.13.16.646.80.10.426.42.02.871.75,5262,0841,294229108219278704
Center2017-1833317.619.37.75.41.10.40.71.03.05.752.60.30.934.11.42.071.66,4292,5801,814361136246324641-120
StatMuse has season-level data for usage percentage going back to the 1978 playoffs.