NBA The Best Centers of the 2000s  

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In the NBA, the best NBA Centers of the 2000s were the linchpin of the team. The "big man" is normally the tallest man on the team, with a lot of strength and body mass. It's a necessary component for a successful team, so naturally, the greatest NBA centers from the 2000s makes for a great list to look through! Vote for your favorites among the best 2000s NBA centers and down vote the ones you don't think are among the best NBA centers!  

When discussing the top 2000s NBA centers, Chris Bosh has got to be in the conversation. Tim Duncan and Dwight Howard are considered some of the best NBA centers 2000s and many more are in this list!   

So take a look at this best NBA centers 2000s and vote for your favorites! Check out Ranker for some other sports lists to see your next favorite player!
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60 9
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Shaquille O'Neal Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers

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2
43 19
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

3
35 15
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Yao Ming Houston Rockets

4
34 15
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Pau Gasol Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

5
44 24
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic

6
34 16
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Ben Wallace Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

7
26 10
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

8
22 7
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns

9
21 11
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Alonzo Mourning Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

10
17 8
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers

11
26 17
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

12
20 12
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Tyson Chandler New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

13
16 9
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

14
19 15
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chris Webber Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

15
19 15
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors

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16
15 11
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Nenê Denver Nuggets

17
9 5
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Vlade Divac Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

18
12 10
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Marcin Gortat Orlando Magic

19
10 8
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks

20
20 19
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

21
15 14
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Al Jefferson Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

22
6 6
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Chris Kaman Los Angeles Clippers

23
23 25
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls

24
8 12
Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Zaza Pachulia Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks

25
8 14
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Anderson Varejão Cleveland Cavaliers

26
10 17
Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

27
5 11
Andrea Bargnani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Andrea Bargnani Toronto Raptors

28
5 11
Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chuck Hayes Houston Rockets

29
4 10
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Shawn Bradley Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

30
7 14
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

31
6 13
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s

32
5 12
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kendrick Perkins Boston Celtics

33
4 11
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kevin Willis Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

34
3 11
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Bill Laimbeer Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons