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ewing
09-02-2017, 08:39 PM
I'll start with Tom Chambers

Vinsanity115
09-02-2017, 09:04 PM
Pippen?

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mightybosstone
09-02-2017, 09:14 PM
A few guys off the top of my head:

- Horace Grant - The Bull don't win those first three titles without him.
- Mitch Richmond - It's hard to call a guy who earned a ton of accolades "underrated," but I definitely think he gets left out of discussions of great players of that era because of the sheer amount of talent in that decade. That guy was just as deadly a shooter and scorer as there was in the league in the 90s.
- Jeff Hornacek - He played a pivotal role on both the Barkley/KJ Suns and the Stockton/Malone Jazz teams and was as good a No. 3 as you could find in the league back then.
- Otis Thorpe - My homer pick. Everybody remembers Hakeem and Drexler on those Rockets teams. Most remember Kenny Smith, Robert Horry and Sam Cassell. And I think many people would probably even remember Mario Ellie and Vernon Maxwell before this guy's name would get brought up. But for years, this guy was Hakeem's No. 2, and he was essential to the first title. Just a solid big man who could do a little of everything well.

basch152
09-02-2017, 09:30 PM
Gary Payton.

Big time.

ewing
09-02-2017, 09:32 PM
A few guys off the top of my head:

- Horace Grant - The Bull don't win those first three titles without him.
- Mitch Richmond - It's hard to call a guy who earned a ton of accolades "underrated," but I definitely think he gets left out of discussions of great players of that era because of the sheer amount of talent in that decade. That guy was just as deadly a shooter and scorer as there was in the league in the 90s.
- Jeff Hornacek - He played a pivotal role on both the Barkley/KJ Suns and the Stockton/Malone Jazz teams and was as good a No. 3 as you could find in the league back then.
- Otis Thorpe - My homer pick. Everybody remembers Hakeem and Drexler on those Rockets teams. Most remember Kenny Smith, Robert Horry and Sam Cassell. And I think many people would probably even remember Mario Ellie and Vernon Maxwell before this guy's name would get brought up. But for years, this guy was Hakeem's No. 2, and he was essential to the first title. Just a solid big man who could do a little of everything well.

Otis was nice. MARIO Ellie was clown though [emoji3]


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ewing
09-02-2017, 09:32 PM
Mark Jackson


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Raps18-19 Champ
09-02-2017, 09:35 PM
Jordan.

ewing
09-02-2017, 09:36 PM
a couple more

Dale Eillis- dude was an assassin, Anthony Mason- remember when Zo had his kidney issue and Riley responded by playing Anthony Mason 46 mins a night at point forward?- Dennis Scott- dude had range

ewing
09-02-2017, 09:40 PM
I remember always thinking Buck Williams was overrated and then knicks got him when he was like 35 and dude had springs. Arman Gilliam was kind of a bad *** but never on good teams. It was really golden age of the power forward. Don Nelson knew that wouldn't last though. Chris Dudley was another that earned my respect when he was on my team. worse scorer in the history of basketball but dude was a fought, was a defender, and rebounded hard.

IndyRealist
09-02-2017, 10:06 PM
Mark Jackson


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Jax would ABUSE opposing PGs between his post up and his tear drop. Every player I've seen with his level of court vision is in the HoF. Of course they changed the post up rules because of him, so....

ewing
09-02-2017, 10:11 PM
Jax would ABUSE opposing PGs between his post up and his tear drop. Every player I've seen with his level of court vision is in the HoF. Of course they changed the post up rules because of him, so....

Young Jax leading a fast break was a thing of beauty too. Dude could pass. Was tough too I never thought Jax was going to lose me a game down the stretch


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basch152
09-02-2017, 10:32 PM
Kevin Johnson too.

Guy had a 22-11.5 year while shooting .500 from the floor.

PurpleLynch
09-02-2017, 11:05 PM
Mookie Blaylock.

lakerfan85
09-02-2017, 11:23 PM
Glen Rice.

GREATNESS ONE
09-02-2017, 11:28 PM
Everyone who responded, were you born in the 80's or 90's?

lakerfan85
09-02-2017, 11:35 PM
I'm old

R. Johnson#3
09-02-2017, 11:50 PM
Sam Cassell

europagnpilgrim
09-03-2017, 12:40 AM
off top of my head

M Richmond
K Johnson

and basically any 3rd option on a ship winner/runner up, and any 'do all the dirty work/non box score' material type, its too many to name

Pfeifer
09-03-2017, 01:03 AM
I was born in 1985. First person I thougjt of was Mitch Richmond. Larry Johnson too.

rhino17
09-03-2017, 01:48 AM
Vernon Maxwell
KJ
Hershey Hawkins

JasonJohnHorn
09-03-2017, 02:56 AM
Kevin Johnson too.

Guy had a 22-11.5 year while shooting .500 from the floor.

There was the creepy child/rapey/molestation charges. I think people soured on him for that, though not enough to not elect him to public office.

He was a great talent on the court though.

Bostonjorge
09-03-2017, 02:58 AM
Rex Chapman and his buzzer beaters.

Cedric Ceballos was really good early in his career.

JasonJohnHorn
09-03-2017, 03:06 AM
I'm going with Brad Daugherty. Wish he was healthy and had played today. His skill set would have been perfect for today's NBA. Great passer. Highly efficient post scorer. No 3-pt shot, but few C's had them back then.


Also Kevin Willis. That dude... rebounding stud. Only one ASG? That seems wrong to me. Was underappreciated in ATL (bad coaches and shadow of Nique) then got on as an important role player.

If he had played with the Bulls instead of the Hawks in place of Grant, people would remember him more fondly.

Great great player.


Mitch Richmond is a good call. He had the George Gervin effect. Didn't win on his own. Gets forgotten because he played like an MVP calibre player on a poorly managed team. But he was also a strong defender aside from being a stellar scorer.


MArk Price. Larry NAnce. I don't hear people talk about Sprewell much any more. Franky, he was the better player between him and Allan Houston. Anthony Mason.

Lots of other guys though.

JasonJohnHorn
09-03-2017, 03:07 AM
Rex Chapman and his buzzer beaters.

If only he could steal the ball the way he stole Apple products.

JasonJohnHorn
09-03-2017, 03:07 AM
Vernon Maxwell
KJ
Hershey Hawkins

Hawkins was great.

JasonJohnHorn
09-03-2017, 03:12 AM
- Jeff Hornacek - He played a pivotal role on both the Barkley/KJ Suns and the Stockton/Malone Jazz teams and was as good a No. 3 as you could find in the league back then..

Hornacek is a great pick. And though often recognized, Stockton is as well. I think Sloan was a great coach, but had he used Malone differently, and let Stockton and Hornacek shoot more threes, that team could have won more that it did, which was a lot.

Could have been the pre-Warriors Warriors. There is a reason that the team got that much better despite Stockton Malone being in their late 30's, when Jeff Malone got traded for a SG who could shoot 3's. J. Malone was a great old-school SG, no knock on him, but those 3's gave the Jazz a distinct edge.

ewing
09-03-2017, 10:16 AM
Everyone who responded, were you born in the 80's or 90's?

70s

ewing
09-03-2017, 10:19 AM
Rex Chapman and his buzzer beaters.

Cedric Ceballos was really good early in his career.

Ced could get buckets!

JasonJohnHorn
09-03-2017, 10:45 AM
70s

Ditto. Child of '77.

JasonJohnHorn
09-03-2017, 10:55 AM
Ced could get buckets!


He was a stellar offensive player, and the peculiar thing about it, was he did a lot of it off the ball in Phoenix. That Suns team was built around other players. Barkley. KJ. Thunder Dan. The team ran plays for those guys. They didn't run plays for Cebollas the same way. He played off the ball and was just able to get himself open and get easy buckets. Could you imagine a guy scoring about 20 points a game today when hardly any of the plays are actually run for him? Yeah.. he got more shots than Thunder Dan, but that was because he got himself open so much. It was a unique spot where defenses were focused on other guys and ignored him, making it a little easier, but he was nearly as efficient in LAL when he was the primary option, which I thought spoke volumes about how he upped his game.

Also a strong rebounder for his position. Peaked early though. Had his highest points per 36 as a rookie.

Jamiecballer
09-03-2017, 11:16 AM
Popeye Jones and Alvin Robertson

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Mr.B
09-03-2017, 08:11 PM
Shawn Bradley

https://youtu.be/Ja75MUJkxoU

GiantsSwaGG
09-03-2017, 08:37 PM
Larry Johnson (before the back injury)

Vinsanity115
09-04-2017, 11:04 AM
Damon Stoudemire.

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Balltime
09-04-2017, 12:21 PM
Mookie Blaylock

Chronz
09-04-2017, 12:22 PM
Shaq. The rest sucked equally

MTone8788
09-04-2017, 01:05 PM
Nobody said Detlef Schempf

MTone8788
09-04-2017, 01:07 PM
Steve Smith and Eddie Jones

Balltime
09-04-2017, 01:22 PM
Elton Brand.

WOwolfOL
09-04-2017, 03:09 PM
Shawn Bradley

https://youtu.be/Ja75MUJkxoU
This is fantastic

Vinsanity115
09-04-2017, 03:19 PM
Shaq. The rest sucked equallyYoung Shaq has become underrated.

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JasonJohnHorn
09-05-2017, 12:59 PM
Larry Johnson (before the back injury)

That dude would have been the next Charles Barkley.

Hawkeye15
09-05-2017, 01:51 PM
I apologize if any of these guys were mentioned

Horace Grant
Terry Porter
Detlef Schrempf
Kevin Johnson
Brad Daughtery
Anthony Mason
Jeff Hornacek
Thunder Dan

Hawkeye15
09-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Steve Smith and Eddie Jones

I confused Steve Smith and Stacey Augmon for like 3 years of my life

JasonJohnHorn
09-05-2017, 10:25 PM
Popeye Jones and Alvin Robertson

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Popeye is a curious pick. Good rebounding, but never really much of anything else.

I do like the Robertson pick. The only guy to get a quadruple double with steals (I think Drexler was on steal off once if memory serve me right).

Robertson was impressive. He could play SF, SG, or PG (guard was best due to his size), and he was just a stat stuffer across the board. His 2pt% was pretty impressive, and his passing and rebounding was solid. And the steals? Second year he posted 3.7 per game with less than 36 minutes. If he were getting the 40 minutes+ some guys got, he could have pulled off 4 per game!

That human trafficking case he was charge in really soured a lot of people on him. Six years... that is a long time to go through a trial like that, only to find out the only witness lied. I remember when the accusations came out... but nobody really followed the story through, and then when he was exonerated, there weren't any big headlines about that.

Great, great player though. Loved watching him play.

AntiG
09-05-2017, 11:28 PM
Jayson Williams, Kendall Gill, Mario Elie

Clyde Drexler is severely underrated in terms of his recognition amongst all time players.

ewing
09-06-2017, 09:15 AM
Kendal Gill sighting! Let's give a shot to Bob Sura too


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Hawkeye15
09-06-2017, 09:17 AM
Jayson Williams, Kendall Gill, Mario Elie

Clyde Drexler is severely underrated in terms of his recognition amongst all time players.

Kendall Gill came from Illinois, so he is a ****ing cheater. Eff him

Vinylman
09-06-2017, 09:33 AM
Cliff Robinson

Vinsanity115
09-06-2017, 05:07 PM
Cliff RobinsonNo way lol

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cmellofan15
09-06-2017, 07:19 PM
Nick Van Exel

ODB13
09-06-2017, 07:44 PM
Tim Hardaway. Gimme that Utep two-step!

IndyRealist
09-06-2017, 07:44 PM
Nick Van Exel

I don't know that he was/is underrated, but gawd the guy was exciting to watch.

Vinsanity115
09-06-2017, 08:24 PM
I don't know that he was/is underrated, but gawd the guy was exciting to watch.Considering no one talks about him (or the hardway shout out) I'd consider him underrated as well.



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Mr.B
09-09-2017, 04:32 PM
Young Shawn Kemp. He was extremely athletic and a beast in the paint (on offense).

JordansBulls
09-09-2017, 11:21 PM
Jordan.

This

JasonJohnHorn
09-10-2017, 12:33 AM
Jayson Williams, Kendall Gill, Mario Elie

Clyde Drexler is severely underrated in terms of his recognition amongst all time players.

Drexler is underrated. You look at his per36, he was a better all-around player than Kobe (more rebounds, assists, steals), and while I know that Kobe has more all-defensive teams, I have to say that having seen both of them play defense, I feel like Drexler was a better defender. Kobe is clearly the better scorer, but all around, Drexler had a stellar all-around game that holds up next to any SG outside of Jordan (and maybe now Harden and Westbrook). And even looking at Drex's and Kobe's percentages.... Drex has an edge in some respects. Yet he gets pushed by the wayside because his team faced some of the league's greatest champions (Lakers, Pistons, Bulls).

Gill was a great athlete to watch, but his efficiency was not terribly good. Decent all-around game, but not a terribly good shooter.

Jayson Williams was a great rebounder. That is all I can give him. 2.4 blocks sounds goods, but 4.4 blocks means he failed more than he succeeded when trying to block shots. And his .440 FG% was awful for a C.

Plus... the only time he seemed to hit a shot was when he didn't mean to and it got him arrested.

But yeah... Gill was certainly fun to watch. A great athlete.

ewing
09-10-2017, 08:35 AM
Nick Van Exel

fun as shot to watch on Cinn. I think he was actually overrated in the NBA.

ewing
09-10-2017, 08:36 AM
Jayson Williams, Kendall Gill, Mario Elie

Clyde Drexler is severely underrated in terms of his recognition amongst all time players.

Mario Ellie sucked. him and Malik Rose