I think that in the legue history there wasn't a season with such a lack of superstar centers. The only serious center at the moment is Shaq (and he is struggling with injuries). Yao is still not even close and I think that it's not fair that Shaq is not starting the All-Star. Many teams are struggling in the paint (Toronto for instance). I would tell them to turn to probably the best center in Europe at the moment: Nikola Vujcic. His team is one of the strongest in Europe and he is their key player. He's not too old (25) and his main quality is versatility. He can play in the paint, he can shoot from the outside. He's a bit of Raef LaFrentz. If Manu, Jaric, Giricek and Hedo suceeded on positions that are covered with a lot of players I don't see why Vujcic wouldn't (the only problem could be perhaps a weaker defense). And in the upcoming draft is coming a great young center Kosta Perovic. He's one of the key players in his team already although he's only 18. And I would warn teams not to pick Podkolzine in the draft because his only quality is his size and he's really lacking talent to play this sport on the big stage.