NBA Scouting Report: Who's the second-best center?

Updated: December 6, 2002, 10:58 AM ET
By By Terry Brown
Shaquille O'Neal could grab a dump truck full of rebounds, score twice as many points and toss in double-digit blocks after sinking every one of his hard-fought free throws, but at the end of the game he will never be 7-foot-5.

"You might think I'm nuts," said one NBA scout, "but oh, well. Yao Ming it is.

We asked others scouts from around the league. We pleaded. Begged. Who is the second-best center in the NBA?