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46. Otis Thorpe
One of the longest lasting and most consistent power forwards of the 80's and 90's, Thorpe was a power player all the way.  He ran the court well and finished with emphasis with huge left handed monster jams, but he made his living banging in the paint.  A solid scorer, a terrific rebounder and one of the best low post defenders in the game, Thorpe almost defined the power forward position in his day.  More importantly, he also won.  Teaming with Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston, Thorpe would go on to win an NBA title.  Traded for Clyde Drexler after the season he wasn't there for the repeat but he did finish off a very solid and productive NBA career finishing with over 17,000 points and 10,000 rebounds.



Should Otis Thorpe be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 61.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 19.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.9%
No opinion. - 3.2%
No way! - 3.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Played For: Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Vancouver Grizzlies
  • College: Providence
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 9th Overall in 1984
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (1) (1992)
    Most Minutes Played (1) (1984-85)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (2) (1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Most Offensive Rebounds (1) (1983-84)
    Championship Rings (1) (Houston Rockets, 1993-94
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (2) (1987-88 & 1988-89)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (9) (1984-85, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 & 1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (4) (1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (4) (1986-87, 1987-88, 1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (5) (1987-88, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Rebounds per Game (3) (1987-88, 1988-89 & 1990-91)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 18. Offensive Rebounds: 3,446
    22. Field Goal Percentage: .546
    32. Defensive Rebounds: 6,924
    33. Games Played: 1,257
    38. Minutes Played: 39,822
    40. Rebounds: 10,370

Should Otis Thorpe be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 61.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 19.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.9%
No opinion. - 3.2%
No way! - 3.2%

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