2021 Basketball Eligibles

From prep to Rookie of the Year, Amar’e Stoudemire suffered the way many big men have in the past: countless knee problems.  While that was true, Amar’e was a dominating scoring presence in the paint, earning six All Star appearances and averaging over 20 Points per Game seven seasons.  Along with Steve Nash, Stoudemire made the Phoenix Suns Championship contenders and hoped to do the same with the New York Knicks and though he got…
In regards to what you think a star in the National Basketball association should look like, David Lee would not be the prototype.  While we are saying that, we are talking about a highly skilled player who averaged a double double four times and made the most of his skills to be named an All Star twice. 
The third overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft, Deron Williams had taken the University of Illinois Fighting Illini to the NCAA Championship Game prior to being drafted.  While Illinois lost to UNC, Williams established himself as a future NBA Star, which was what he would become. 
Mo Williams was realistically an NBA journeyman basketball player, as he was with seven teams (two twice) over his career but the former SEC Freshman of the Year was able to achieve the respectable milestone of 10,000 career NBA Points and went to an All Star Game in 2009 as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  He would return to Cleveland and reunite with LeBron James where in his final season he would win an…
Monta Ellis came from High School to the Golden State Warriors where for a long stretch of time he was the star player of the Bay Area.  Ellis predated the dynasty in Golden State but he was a decent player in his day.  He would be named the Most Improved Player in the 2006-07 Season.
Paul Pierce (who was dubbed by Shaquille O’Neal as “The Truth”) spent the vast majority of his career with the Boston Celtics was one of the best shooters in basketball history.  A superstar at the University of Kansas, Pierce went through the ups and downs of being a Celtic and there was certainly the experience of both ends of the spectrum for Pierce during his tenure in New England.