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67. Rod Strickland
Simply put how in the heck did Rod Strickland never make an All-Star Game?  He is easily one of the best ten point guards in league history. Strickland is in the top ten for all time assists and 54th all time in games played.  14,000 points and almost 8,000 assists are pretty good career numbers.  Sure he bounced around a lot playing with a total of ten teams in his career but that just shows how malleable he was.  Strickland was a very good player who knew how to run a team and really knew how to get the ball to his teammates but never really learned how to get along that well with others and never was on a consistent winner; but he should have made at least one All-Star Game.


Should Rod Strickland be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: The Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2010
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors
  • College: DePaul
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 19th Overall in 1988
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1997-98)
    Most Assists (1) (1997-98)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Assists (5) (1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 & 1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (1997-98)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (7) (1991-92, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 & 1998-99)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 12.  Assists: 7,987
    24.  Assists per Game: 7.3
    31.  Steals: 1,616

Should Rod Strickland be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.4%

Comments   

0 #1 Matt 2013-03-22 05:52
Best 10 of all-time? Not Rod Strickland. Great passer, great finisher, mediocre shooter, okay defender. He had a very long, successful career, but he also never led a team past the first round of the playoffs.

(in no particular order)
1. Magic Johnson
2. John Stockton
3. Isiah Thomas
4. Bob Cousy
5. Jason Kidd
6. Terry Porter
7. Gary Payton
8. Jo Jo White
9. Norm Nixon
10. Lenny Wilkens
11. Bob Cousy
12. Tiny Archibald
13. Kevin Johnson
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30. Rod Strickland
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