Basketball 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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1
185 33
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers

2
134 54
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
San Antonio Spurs

3
99 49
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

4
114 61
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Houston Rockets

5
105 59
Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers

6
125 76
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets

7
99 56
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

8
71 40
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Phoenix Suns

9
62 34
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

10
66 39
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

11
74 50
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Memphis Grizzlies

12
58 39
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

13
55 39
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat

14
50 37
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

15
47 46
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks

16
45 44
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Cleveland Cavaliers

17
41 40
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards

18
36 34
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

19
35 37
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

20
43 52
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks

21
26 41
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers

22
25 43
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns

23
16 33
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Los Angeles Clippers

24
18 41
Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic

25
17 42
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Minnesota Timberwolves

26
17 43
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

27
14 38
Andrea Bargnani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets

28
15 40
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Boston Celtics

29
11 34
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

30
16 46
Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans

31
12 39
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

32
12 40
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

33
9 34
Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Houston Rockets