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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160 31
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

2
119 50
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs

3
84 43
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

4
110 65
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets

5
93 53
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Yao Ming Houston Rockets

6
88 50
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
82 51
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Pau Gasol Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

8
57 35
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Alonzo Mourning Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

9
58 36
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns

10
49 29
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

11
63 44
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

12
51 35
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chris Webber Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

13
47 37
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat

14
42 33
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Tyson Chandler New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

15
34 28
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Vlade Divac Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

16
41 40
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers

17
37 37
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Nenê Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards

18
41 42
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks

19
41 47
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks

20
31 35
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Al Jefferson Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves

21
23 38
Andrew Bogut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers

22
23 40
Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Marcin Gortat Orlando Magic

23
16 30
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
taferrone added Chris Kaman Los Angeles Clippers

24
17 38
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
17 39
Nikola Peković is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Nikola Peković Minnesota Timberwolves

26
11 33
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kevin Willis Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

27
16 42
Anderson Varejão is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Anderson Varejão Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

28
12 35
Andrea Bargnani is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Andrea Bargnani Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets

29
12 38
Kendrick Perkins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Kendrick Perkins Boston Celtics

30
12 39
Tiago Splitter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Tiago Splitter San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers

31
14 43
Ömer Aşık is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Ömer Aşık Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans

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9 36
Shawn Bradley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Shawn Bradley Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

33
7 34
Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Centers of the 2000s
Chuck Hayes Houston Rockets