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FaceDown91
06-29-2009, 11:05 PM
So i thought i would like to start a thread counting down the years from 1985 (when they first implanted the lottery), and to now. Basically, who was the best player in the 1985 draft, and next thread in 1986, who was the best player in that draft, etc.

Ok so here's a list of the Draftees and vote who you think was the best player in 1985 draft.

1 Patrick Ewing (C) United States New York Knicks Georgetown-Sr.
2 Wayman Tisdale (PF) United States Indiana Pacers Oklahoma-Jr.
3 Benoit Benjamin (C) United States Los Angeles Clippers Creighton-Jr.
4 Xavier McDaniel (PF) United States Seattle SuperSonics Wichita State-Sr.
5 Jon Koncak (C) United States Atlanta Hawks SMU-Sr.
6 Joe Kleine (C) United States Sacramento Kings Arkansas-Sr.
7 Chris Mullin (SF) United States Golden State Warriors St. John's-Sr.
8 Detlef Schrempf (PF/SF) West Germany Dallas Mavericks (from Cleveland) Washington-Sr.
9 Charles Oakley (PF) United States Cleveland Cavaliers * Virginia Union-Sr.
10 Ed Pinckney (PF) United States Phoenix Suns Villanova-Sr.
11 Keith Lee (C) United States Chicago Bulls Memphis State-Sr.
12 Kenny Green United States Washington Bullets Wake Forest-Jr.
13 Karl Malone (PF) United States Utah Jazz Louisiana Tech-Jr.
14 Alfredrick Hughes (SG) United States San Antonio Spurs Loyola (Chicago)-Sr.
15 Blair Rasmussen (C) United States Denver Nuggets (from Portland) Oregon-Sr.
16 Bill Wennington (C) Canada Dallas Mavericks (from New Jersey) St. John's-Sr.
17 Uwe Blab (C) West Germany Dallas Mavericks Indiana-Sr.
18 Joe Dumars (SG) United States Detroit Pistons McNeese State-Sr.
19 Steve Harris (SG) United States Houston Rockets Tulsa-Sr.
20 Sam Vincent (SG) United States Boston Celtics (from Denver via Dallas) Michigan State-Sr.
21 Terry Catledge (PF) United States Philadelphia 76ers South Alabama-Sr.
22 Jerry Reynolds United States Milwaukee Bucks LSU
23 A. C. Green (PF) United States Los Angeles Lakers Oregon State-Sr.
24 Terry Porter (PG) United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Boston via Dallas) Wisconsin-Stevens Point-Sr.

Rylz
06-29-2009, 11:57 PM
This has to be Karl Malone. No offense to Ewing, who was a great player, but Malone was a popular candidate for the greatest PF of all time until Duncan rolled around. (And let's face it, Duncan's half-center anyways.) Here are a few of his accomplishments:
2 Time League MVP
36,928 Career Points - 2nd to Kareem Abdul Jabbar
All-time Leader in Career Free-throws Made (9787)
Career Averages of 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 and a half assists (compare to 21, 10, and 2 for Ewing, who does beat Malone in blocks)
Missed a total of 10 games in his first 18 seasons (including 5 seasons in a row without missing a game)
17 Straight Seasons averaging at least 20 points (all but his first and last)
11 Seasons in a Row with 2,000 points (and probably would have been 13 without the lockout)
14 Time All-star (vs. 11)
11 Time All-NBA first team (vs. 1)
Ewing was a better defensive player and a better rookie. Both had remarkably close FG% and FT%, as well as falling under the curse of "Would have won except for Jordan." However, Malone was simply a better player. If Ewing wins this, it will be because he played in NY (a much better venue for publicity than Salt Lake City).

FaceDown91
06-30-2009, 12:17 AM
surprised with the voting so far

KB24PG16
06-30-2009, 12:21 AM
malone

i.got.the.nutz
06-30-2009, 12:27 AM
How this poll is even close is beyond me. Malone is clearly the best player based on career achievements.

greg_ory_2005
06-30-2009, 12:56 AM
Malone.

PhillyBoomerang
06-30-2009, 12:58 AM
Malone no doubt

dre1990
06-30-2009, 01:15 AM
Joe Dumars, but im super bias

asandhu23
06-30-2009, 01:55 AM
Malone. sorry Mullin

S-Dot
06-30-2009, 07:39 AM
Karl Malone for sure

J-Relo
06-30-2009, 07:47 AM
Karl Malone

Jahari Kavi
06-30-2009, 10:41 AM
i hate him dearly, but..............karl malone..........*pukes in mouth*

FaceDown91
06-30-2009, 01:13 PM
nvm the voting is what i expected :laugh2:

S-Dot
06-30-2009, 01:15 PM
nvm the voting is what i expected :laugh2:

this is a good thread though, it will be interesting when other years like 2002 start coming up

FaceDown91
06-30-2009, 01:19 PM
this is a good thread though, it will be interesting when other years like 2002 start coming up

or 2004 or 05.

but later ill will make 1986.

AntiG
06-30-2009, 01:22 PM
malone is the biggest douche in NBA history. but just like nearly equally douchey Kobe, you can hate the player but not the game.

Best PF in history.

KnickaBockas
06-30-2009, 01:47 PM
knicks fan.... but still had to go with the mailman.... Ewing was still great tho

bahama0811
06-30-2009, 01:51 PM
Malone.

Tom81
06-30-2009, 01:59 PM
Karl Malone

D Roses Bulls
06-30-2009, 05:19 PM
damnit accidently voted ewing instead of malone