Undersized Pf
Years ago

Greatest Players By Position

Name the top five players for each poistion in no particular order.

Wilt Chamberlain
Shaquille O'Neal
Bill Russell
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Hakeem Olajuwon

Honourable Mentions: Moses Malone, Nate Thurmond, Willis Reed, Dave Cowens, Elvin Hayes

Power Forward:
Karl Malone
Bob Pettit
Kevin Mchale
Tim Duncan
Charles Barkley

Honourable Mentions: Wes Unseld, Kevin Garnett, Bob Mcadoo, James Worthy, Dennis Rodman

Small Forwards:
Rick Barry
Larry Bird
Julius Erving
Elgin Baylor
John Havliceck

Honourable Mentions: Bernard King, Dominique Wilkins, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Adrian Dantley

Shooting Guards:
Michael Jordan
Oscar Robertson
Jerry West
Allen Iverson
Reggie Miller

Honourable Mentions: Earl Monroe, George Gervin, Alex English, Hal Greer, Dave Bing

Point Guard:
Magic Johnson
Isiah Thomas
Walt Frazier
John Stockton
Nate Archibald

Honourable Mentions: Jason Kidd, Pete Maravich, Gary Payton, Bob Cousy, Dennis Johnson

What are everyone elses lists?

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Mott the Hoople  
Years ago

Isn't this an off-season topic? But hey I'm in, you would have to include George Mikan in the centres.

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Moses Guthrie  
Years ago

Firstly, Alex English never played shooting guard. He was a small forward with Denver and later in his career, Dallas.

Centres: Agree with you, but Mikan for Olajuwon. O'Neal, Mikan, Abdul-Jabbar, Russell, Chamberlain.

Power Forward: Agree. Malone (Karl, not Jeff!), Barkley, McHale, Duncan and Pettit.

Small Forward: Agree. Barry, Bird, Erving, Havlicek, Baylor. It still peeves me though that Dominique wasn't in the "Top 50".

Off Guard: Drexler's a SG, not a SF. Kersey was their SF. And I don't think of Iverson/Robertson as a SG, but more a PG. So, I go for Jordan, Drexler, Bryant, Monroe and West.

Point Guard: Magic, Frazier, Stockton, Robertson, Cousy. Regardless of what anyone says about the Cooz - I just love the Cooz.

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Undersized Pf  
Years ago

there was a few players who by nature are difficult to position. for example played time at both 3 and 2 (alex english) so there was a few players i wanted to put in and by position couldnt fit in. Iverson, robertson and jerry west all spent considerable time at the 2, its only really the last season AI was a proper Pg, think 2000 he was a genuine 2.

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Undersized Pf  
Years ago

nate archibald is often over looked, only man in histroy to lead the league in both scoring and assists in the same season. check his stats, its obsoultly ridiculous

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Years ago

How bout getting Dirk Nowitzki in on that PF possy Undersized PF

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Years ago

get World B Free in there what a champ scout the stats

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Undersized Pf  
Years ago

hes a link of nates career stats


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Years ago

For some World B Free Stats scout it


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Years ago

where is Sabonis

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Years ago

Honourable mention to Dennis Rodman for power forward? you have got to be joking.

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Lloyd Braun  
Years ago

7 times all nba defensive team
5 nba championships
3 times defensive player of year
7 times led the nba in rebounding

Id say he gets a mention!

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Years ago

Nowitzki.....c'mon, what's he done to even rate a mention on this thread.

Great players, but he's done jack****. If this thread was greatest Euro players in play in the NBA by position he'd get a mention....

Hard to compare players from different times, a powerforward 10 years ago is different to a powerforward today.

Rodman..... honourable mention and that's about all.

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Years ago

damn... should be "greatest Euro players to play in the NBA by position"

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Years ago

When you put the stats up like that Lloyd it is pretty impressive!

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Undersized Pf  
Years ago

in the 1992 season dennis rodman led the league in rebounding wih an average of almost 18 boards a game, id say hes worthy

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Undersized Pf  
Years ago

The Greatest European starting 5

C: Vlade Divac
PF: Sabonis
SF: Dirk Nowitzki
SG: Drazen Petrovic
PG: Manu Ginobili

and before you say anything manu is a sg but i wanted both him and Drazen in the 5.

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Years ago

C: Sabonis
PF: Nowitzki
SF: Kukoc
SG: Petro (best ever Euro!!!)
PG: Manu (only other PG I can think of is Jasikevicius, and he hasn't played yet, and Parker, yuck!!!)

honourable mention: Manu, Big Z, Vlade, AK47, Stojakovic, Jasikevicius, Parker (to fill out the squad)

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Years ago

If anyone is looking for ridiculous stats have a look at the Big O..

Career Average:
25.7 PPG, 9.5 APG, 7.5 RPB.

His second year in the league (1961-62), he average 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game.......insane!!!!

"Just how good was Robertson? "He is so great-he scares me." Quoted from the greatest coach of all time, Red Auerbach

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Years ago


What about Detlef Schrempf ? If you are going to mention AK47 - who is OK, you would have to mention Detlef. He paved the way for a lot of mobile, rebounding forwards.

SF - Detlef honourable mention !!

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Years ago

Isn't Manu Argentinian??

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Years ago

well undersized pf
how about sarunas marciulionus?

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Years ago

worthy was the small forward and rambis was the power forward!

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Years ago

I always love the NBL version of these lists.

PG - Cal Bruton, Phil Smyth, D-Mac
SG - Gaze, Heal, Maher, Mee, Smith, Copeland
SF - Rose, Catalini, ??
PF - Vlahov, Fisher, Davis, D-McLain
C - Dozier, Bradtke, Borner,

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Hoop Addict  
Years ago

The D-Train would be a SF, certainly not PF.

Bruce Bolden would rate a mention for PFs, surely?

And I think Derek Rucker & Ricky Grace deserve a mention for the PG position.

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Years ago

Skyhook, your correct, my bad I forgot all about Detlef.... Definately an honourable mention.

Marciulionus was a pioneer for all Euro's (along with Petro), but I would hardly rate him up there with the best.

Anon, your correct, he is from Argentina, hence he can't be classed as a Euro. Argentina play in the FIBA Americas Championship.

Ok, my PG then reverts to Jasikevicius backed up by Parker.

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Undersized Pf  
Years ago

worthy was mostly the the pf although probly a natural 3. rambis didnt start

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Undersized Pf  
Years ago

k sorry is this bball or a geography lesson, manus masically euro, lol

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Years ago

Manu's parents are Italian, but he was born in Argentina

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Years ago

manu's parents must of been actors and gymnists.

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Years ago

TR also on the Big O remember that in his first four years he basically could have averaged a triple double in all of em

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Years ago

also note that the Big O won the Rookie of the Year and MVP in his first year but did not get the MVP in his second year the year when he averaged the triple double

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Years ago

sorry folks he was All Star MVP in his first year

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Years ago

Also consider the Big O's time, he was up against two of the best centres the court has seen in Bill Russell and Wilt, he schooled Cousy who is one of the best PG to ever get around, and also Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Willis Reed and John Havlicek.

No one in todays game comes close to matching the all-round game of the Big O. Maybe Lebron at a push if I had to mention anyone. Only other player I can think off is Magic.

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