Top 12 young big men in the NBA

PER Diem: Dec. 10, 2009

Updated: December 10, 2009, 1:58 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Joakim Noah & Al HorfordScott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty ImagesFormer Florida teammates Joakim Noah and Al Horford are two of the best young centers in the NBA.

Lost in the rubble of the Hawks' blowout of the Bulls on Wednesday night and what it portends for Vinny Del Negro in Chicago was an always-compelling matchup at the center position. Al Horford and Joakim Noah are two of the many good young centers in the game and are especially fun to watch because they're both such team-oriented players.