The center position is very notoriously lacking in 2012.
Perhaps the best center in the NBA, Dwight Howard, has been nothing short of dominant this year, while seemingly being uninterested. In other words, competition at the center position isn't what it used to be.
However, with all that being said, there are more good centers in the NBA than many people realize.
While compiling this list, it was not easy to whittle the list down to only 15 guys. Some very good centers had to be left off the list. Sorry, Chris Kaman and Kendrick Perkins.
A couple of clarifications before starting. First, these are only guys listed as a center by ESPN.com. If their position designation is good enough for the "World Wide Leader," then it is good enough for me. This means no Amare Stoudemire, no Chris Bosh and no Pau Gasol.
Secondly, this list also does not include guys out with serious injuries. So, Brooke Lopez, Al Horford and Andrew Bogut are all left out in the cold.
Finally, all stats are complied from ESPN.com and are up to date as of February 1st.