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25. Mark Price
Mark Price was an All-American at Georgia Tech, but he still left questions in scouts mouths who thought he was too small and too slow to play at the next level.  He proved them wrong and then some.  Drafted by the Mavericks late in the 1st round in 1986, a trade to the Cavaliers on draft day was just what he needed.  Price helped turn the Cavaliers into contenders and if it wasn’t for one Michael Jordan he might have a title or two.  He became one of the best point guards in the league with his ability to pass and hit long range jumpers.  Price was also adept at splitting double teams and was the second member of the 50-40-90 club after Larry Bird for players who shot 50 percent from the floor, 40 percent from behind the arc and 90 percent from the free throw line. 

In 1993 Price made a first team All NBA team and was a 4 time All Star.  Injuries cut his career short and his accumulative stats are not that impressive but Price’s legacy as one of the great point guards of his era should get him some consideration.




The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:
2004

Position:
Point Guard

Played for:
Cleveland Cavaliers
Washington Bullets
Golden State Warriors
Orlando Magic

College:
Georgia Tech

Drafted:
2nd Round, 25th Overall in 1986

Major Accolades and Awards:
NBA All Star Teams (4) (1989, 1992, 1993 & 1994)
First Team All NBA Selection (1) (1992-93)
Third Team All NBA Selection (3) (1988-89, 1991-92 & 1993-94)
Highest Free Throw Percentage (3) (1991-92, 1992-93 & 1996-97)
Championship Rings: None

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goals (4) (1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 & 1992-93)
Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage (3) (1987-88, 1988-89 & 1992-93)
Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (7) (1988-89, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 & 1996-97)
Top Ten Finishes: Assists (4) (1988-89, 1989-90, 1992-93, 1993-94)

Notable All Time Rankings:
1.    Free Throw Percentage: .904
27.  Three Point Field Goal Percentage: .402

Should Mark Price be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 73%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2004
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic
  • College: Georgia Tech
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 25th Overall in 1986
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (4) (1989, 1992, 1993 & 1994)
    First Team All NBA Selection (1) (1992-93)
    Third Team All NBA Selection (3) (1988-89, 1991-92 & 1993-94)
    Highest Free Throw Percentage (3) (1991-92, 1992-93 & 1996-97)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goals (4) (1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 & 1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage (3) (1987-88, 1988-89 & 1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (7) (1988-89, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 & 1996-97)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (4) (1988-89, 1989-90, 1992-93 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Assists per Game (5) (1988-89, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (3) (1991-92, 1992-93 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1988-89)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 2.    Free Throw Percentage: .904
    31.  Assists per Game: 6.7
    34.  Three Point Field Goal Percentage: .402

Should Mark Price be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 73%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.6%

Comments   

-1 #3 Michael Tabor 2015-12-22 07:13
Deff deserves it was underated through his career!
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0 #2 Jimmyy J 2015-03-08 20:09
put that man in the HOF. BEST OF IN DA GAME! Only white people can be true PGs. Magic was a forward. THE Athletique blacks good at center or forward less brainey positions
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+1 #1 Carl Keller 2013-05-03 01:31
His stats don't merit Hall of Fame induction. On the other hand Mark Price was one of the best point guards in the league during his career. When healthy, Mark was a nightmare for opposing defenses. I remember an All star game where Scottie Pippen was given the MVP. If there was a CO MVP Award, Mark Price deserved it for his play in that game. Mark was literally unstoppable in that game in the second half.
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