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Written by Mark Grey   

Rasheed Wallace - Detroit Pistons 

12-02-2008 

by MARK GREY 

10. Antwan Jamison - Mr. Trick Shot himself, there is nowhere on the court Jamison can't score from. Jamison has a knack for hitting shots in all kinds of positions. Jamison has been underrated for years and is one of only a few 20 and 10 guys left in the NBA.

 

9. David West - One of the best young stars in the league, West has a midrange jumper that most powerfowards could only dream of.  Along with Chris Paul, he has worked that high pick and roll to perfection and last year it took them all the way to the Western Conference finals. The best part about West is that he is still young and will only get better.

 

8. Rasheed Wallace - One of the most complete big men in the NBA. Wallace has the ability to dominate the paint as well as the perimeter. As good as he is on the block, Rasheed bails the defense out too much by settling for the three. Wallace is one the best team defenders in the league and has a great shooting touch to go along with long arms and quick feet.

 

7. Carlos Boozer - Despite standing only 6'9," Boozer dominates the paint on a nightly basis. He finishes around the the basket well with both hands and very rarely takes a bad shot. Boozer has a very reliable jumper along with an array of low post moves. He knows how to use his wide body to his advantage when working the glass to the tune of 10 boards a night.

 

6. Elton Brand - Brand is a career 20 and 10 guy who shows up for work every night. He uses his wide body to dominate the paint and has developed one of the best 15 foot jumpers in the game. His long arms allow him to be one of the best off- the-ball shot blockers in the NBA and he demands a double team every time he touches the ball, thus opening up the floor for his teammates.

 

5. Amare Stoudemire - Stoudemire represents the next generation of big men. Amare is 6'10" with the athletic ability of a guard. His shooting touch has improved all the way out to 10 feet and he can dunk the ball from almost anywhere in the paint. He has great hands and runs the floor as well as any big man in the league. He shoots a great percentage from both the floor and the line.

 

4. Dirk Nowitzki - One of the hardest defensive assignments in the NBA. Standing 7 feet tall, Dirk is one the best shooters in the game and can blow by just about any other big man out on the perimeter. After years of work, Dirk has gotten better playing with his back to the basket and knows how to pass out of the double team.

 

Chris Bosh - Toronto Raptors (Ron Turenne/NBAE/Getty Images)3. Chris Bosh - Although Bosh doesn't get the same attention as other members of his draft class, he has become one of the best young players in the game. He's comfortable facing the basket and putting the ball on the floor or using his quick feet to beat his man in the paint. He has improved his rebounding and is now one of the best scorers in the NBA. He has a soft shooting touch and at the age of 24 he is only getting better.

 

2. Kevin Garnett - The anchor to the best defensive team in the league, Garnett is as steady as they come. He brings energy not only every night, but on every play.  Nobody in the NBA has more low post moves than Garnett and he is money from 15 feet and with his jumper. He is a great rebounder and one of the best passing big men in the league.

 

1. Tim Duncan - The bench mark by which all big men in the league are judged by and the most fundamentally sound player in the NBA. Duncan has become a fixture on both the all-NBA team as well as the all-defensive team.  If you don't double Duncan on every play, he will make you pay. If you do double him, he will still make you pay, as no one is better at finding the open man. Passing, scoring, rebounding, and shot blocking: Duncan can do it all.

 

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