Sidney Moncrief was one of the greatest defenders in the history of the NBA. His ability to shut down anyone in the backcourt no matter how big or how quick was his calling card. Twice he won NBA Defensive Player of the Year award and was always named to the All Defensive Team. Moncrief was also a solid offensive who was an integral part of the Bucks playoff teams in the 80's and earned a couple of all league honors.
He was a standout career as a member of the triplets (with Marvin Delph and Ron Brewer) at Arkansas where he was a first team All-American and played in a final four. There is realistically no reason that Moncrief is not already in but he should be.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
1st Round, 5th Overall in 1979
Major Accolades and Awards:
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2) (1982-83 & 1983-84)
NBA All Star Teams (5) (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986)
First Team All NBA Selection (1) (1982-83)
Second Team All NBA Selection (4) (1981-82, 1983-84, 1984-85 & 1985-86)
First Team All NBA Defensive Team (4) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85 & 1985-86)
Second Team All NBA Defensive Team (1) (1981-82)
Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (1983-84)
Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (5) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85 & 1985-86)
Notable All Time Rankings:
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Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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With all due respect to Johnny Bench, Gary Carter or other Hall of Fame catchers, if they were to be judged solely on their offensive accomplishment and were outfielders there is a good chance that half of them would not be in the Hall. This is not to knock catchers, but they have not been traditionally your power position in…Comments (4)