Awards = HOF? Part Seventeen: The NBA Rookie of the Year

Awards = HOF?  Part Seventeen: The NBA Rookie of the Year
23 Feb
2016
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We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.

Our next award is the Rookie of the Year Award in the National Basketball Association, which expects to generate significant Hall of Fame return.

Let’s take a look!



The following are the past NBA players who have won the Rookie of the Year who are eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame and have been enshrined.



Bob Pettit, Milwaukee Hawks, Power Forward (1955)

1954/55 Season:  Per Game: 36.9 Minutes, 20.4 Points, 13.8 Rebounds, 3.2 Assists.  First Team All NBA, NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Maurice Stokes, Rochester Royals, Center (1956)

1955/56 Season:  Per Game: 34.7 Minutes, 16.8 Points, 16.3 Rebounds, 4.9 Assists.  First Team All NBA, NBA All Star, Rebounding Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.

Tom Heinsohn, Boston Celtics, Power Forward (1957)

1956/57 Season:  Per Game: 29.9 Minutes, 16.2 Points, 9.8 Rebounds, 1.6 Assists. NBA All Star, NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.

Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis Lakers, Small Forward (1959)

1958/59 Season:  Per Game: 40.8 Minutes, 24.9 Points, 15.0 Rebounds, 4.1 Assists. First Team All NBA, NBA All Star, NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors, Center (1960)

1959/60 Season:  Per Game: 46.4 Minutes, 37.6 Points, 27.0 Rebounds, 2.3 Assists. First Team All NBA, NBA All Star, Scoring Title, Rebounding Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1979.

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals, Point Guard (1961)

1960/61 Season:  Per Game: 42.7 Minutes, 30.5 Points, 10.1 Rebounds, 9.7 Assists. First Team All NBA, NBA All Star, Assists Title.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Walt Bellamy, Chicago Packers, Center (1962)

1961/62 Season:  Per Game: 42.3 Minutes, 31.6 Points, 19.0 Rebounds, 2.7 Assists.  NBA All Star, Highest Field Goal Percentage.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati Royals, Power Forward (1964)

1963/64 Season:  Per Game: 41.4 Minutes, 17.7 Points, 17.4 Rebounds, 2.6 Assists.  Second Team All NBA, NBA All Star, Highest Field Goal Percentage.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

Willis Reed, New York Knicks, Center (1965)

1964/65 Season:  Per Game: 38.0 Minutes, 19.5 Points, 14.7 Rebounds, 1.7 Assists.  NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors, Small Forward (1966)

1965/66 Season:  Per Game: 37.4 Minutes, 25.7 Points, 10.6 Rebounds, 2.2 Assists.  First Team All NBA, NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987.

Dave Bing, Detroit Pistons, Point Guard (1967)

1966/67 Season:  Per Game: 34.5 Minutes, 20.0 Points, 4.5 Rebounds, 4.1 Assists.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.

Earl Monroe, Baltimore Bullets, Shooting Guard (1968)

1967/68 Season:  Per Game: 36.7 Minutes, 24.3 Points, 5.7 Rebounds, 4.3 Assists.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.

Wes Unseld, Baltimore Bullets, Center (1969)

1968/69 Season:  Per Game:  36.2 Minutes, 13.8 Points, 18.2 Rebounds, 2.6 Assists.  First Team All NBA, NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks, Center (1970)

1969/70 Season:  Per Game:  43.1 Minutes, 28.8 Points, 14.5 Rebounds, 4.1 Assists.  Second Team All NBA, Second Team All Defensive, NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.

Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics, Center (1971) (Tie)

1970/71 Season:  Per Game:  38.0 Minutes, 17.0 Points, 15.0 Rebounds, 2.8 Assists.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Bob McAdoo, Buffalo Braves, Power Forward (1973)

1972/73 Season:  Per Game:  32.0 Minutes, 18.0 Points, 9.1 Rebounds, 1.7 Assists.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

Jamaal Wilkes, Golden State Warriors, Power Forward (1975)

1974/75 Season:  Per Game:  30.7 Minutes, 14.2 Points, 8.2 Rebounds, 2.2 Assists, 1.3 Steals, 0.3 Blocks.  NBA Champion.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Adrian Dantley, Buffalo Braves, Small Forward (1977)

1976/77 Season:  Per Game:  36.6 Minutes, 20.3 Points, 7.6 Rebounds, 1.9 Assists, 1.2 Steals, 0.2 Blocks.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.

Larry Bird, Boston Celtics, Small Forward (1980)

1979/80 Season:  Per Game:  36.0 Minutes, 21.3 Points, 10.4 Rebounds, 4.5 Assists, 1.7 Steals, 0.6 Blocks.  First Team All-NBA, NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

Ralph Samspon, Houston Rockets, Center (1984)

1983/84 Season:  Per Game:  36.0 Minutes, 21.0 Points, 11.1 Rebounds, 2.0 Assists, 0.9 Steals, 2.4 Blocks.  NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Shooting Guard (1985)

1984/85 Season:  Per Game:  38.3 Minutes, 28.2 Points, 6.5 Rebounds, 5.9 Assists, 2.4 Steals, 0.8 Blocks.  Second Team All-NBA, NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks, Center (1986)

1985/86 Season:  Per Game:  35.4 Minutes, 20.0 Points, 9.0 Rebounds, 2.0 Assists, 1.1 Steals, 2.1 Blocks.  NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.

Mitch Richmond, Golden State Warriors, Shooting Guard (1989)

1988/89 Season:  Per Game:  34.4 Minutes, 22.0 Points, 5.9 Rebounds, 4.2 Assists, 1.0 Steals, 0.2 Blocks.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.

David Robinson, Dallas Mavericks, Center (1990)

1988/89 Season:  Per Game:  36.6 Minutes, 24.3 Points, 12.0 Rebounds, 2.0 Assists, 1.7 Steals, 3.9 Blocks.  Third Team All NBA, Second Team NBA All Defensive, NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Shaquille O’Neal, Orlando Magic, Center (1993)

1992/93 Season:  Per Game:  37.9 Minutes, 23.4 Points, 13.9 Rebounds, 1.9 Assists, 0.7 Steals, 3.5 Blocks.  NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers, Point Guard (1997)

1996/97 Season:  Per Game:  40.1 Minutes, 23.5 Points, 4.1 Rebounds, 7.5 Assists, 2.1 Steals, 0.3 Blocks.  NBA All Star.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.



The following are the players who have won the NBA Rookie of the Year who are eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame and have not been selected:



Monk Meineke, Fort Wayne Pistons, Power Forward (1953)

1952/53 Season:  Per Game: 33.1 Minutes, 10.7 Points, 6.9 Rebounds, 2.2 Assists.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Ray Felix, Baltimore Bullets, Center (1954)

1953/54 Season:  Per Game: 37.1 Minutes, 17.6 Points, 13.3 Rebounds, 1.1 Assists.  NBA All Star.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Woody Sauldsberry, Philadelphia 76ers, Power Forward (1958)

1957/58 Season:  Per Game: 33.5 Minutes, 12.8 Points, 10.3 Rebounds, 0.8 Assists.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Terry Dischinger, Chicago Zephyrs, Small Forward (1963)

1962/63 Season:  Per Game:  40.2 Minutes, 25.5 Points, 8.0 Rebounds, 3.1 Assists.  NBA All Star.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com

Geoff Petrie, Portland Trail Blazers, Shooting Guard (1971) (Tie)

1970/71 Season:  Per Game:  37.0 Minutes, 24.8 Points, 3.4 Rebounds, 2.8 Assists.  NBA All Star.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com

Sidney Wicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Power Forward (1972)

1971/72 Season:  Per Game:  39.6 Minutes, 24.5 Points, 11.5 Rebounds, 4.3 Assists.  NBA All Star.  Ranked #72 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Ernie DiGregorio, Buffalo Braves, Point Guard (1974)

1973/74 Season:  Per Game:  35.9 Minutes, 15.2 Points, 2.7 Rebounds, 8.2 Assists, 0.7 Steals, 0.1 Blocks.  Highest Free Throw Percentage, Assists Title.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com

Alvan Adams, Phoenix Suns, Center (1976)

1975/76 Season:  Per Game:  33.2 Minutes, 19.0 Points, 9.1 Rebounds, 5.6 Assists, 1.5 Steals, 1.5 Blocks.  NBA All Star.  Ranked #100 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Walter Davis, Phoenix Suns, Small Forward (1978)

1977/78 Season:  Per Game:  32.0 Minutes, 24.0 Points, 6.0 Rebounds, 3.4 Assists, 1.4 Steals, 0.2 Blocks.  NBA All Star.  Ranked #26 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Phil Ford, Kansas City Kings, Point Guard (1979)

1978/79 Season:  Per Game:  34.5 Minutes, 15.9 Points, 2.3 Rebounds, 8.6 Assists, 2.2 Steals, 0.1 Blocks.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com

Darrell Griffith, Utah Jazz, Shooting Guard (1981)

1980/81 Season:  Per Game:  35.4 Minutes, 20.6 Points, 3.6 Rebounds, 2.4 Assists, 1.3 Steals, 0.5 Blocks.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com

Buck Williams, New Jersey Nets, Power Forward (1982)

1981/82 Season:  Per Game:  34.5 Minutes, 15.5 .Points, 12.3 Rebounds, 1.3 Assists, 1.0 Steals, 1.0 Blocks.  NBA All Star.  Ranked #11 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Terry Cummings, San Diego Clippers, Power Forward (1983)

1982/83 Season:  Per Game:  36.2 Minutes, 23.7 .Points, 10.6 Rebounds, 2.5 Assists, 1.8 Steals, 0.9 Blocks.  Ranked #21 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Chuck Person, Indiana Pacers, Small Forward (1987)

1986/87 Season:  Per Game:  36.0 Minutes, 18.8 Points, 8.3 Rebounds, 3.6 Assists, 1.1 Steals, 0.2 Blocks.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com

Mark Jackson, New York Knicks, Point Guard (1988)

1987/88 Season:  Per Game:  39.6 Minutes, 13.6 Points, 4.8 Rebounds, 10.6 Assists, 2.5 Steals, 0.1 Blocks.  Ranked #56 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Derrick Coleman, New Jersey Nets, Power Forward (1991)

1990/91 Season:  Per Game:  35.2 Minutes, 18.4 Points, 10.3 Rebounds, 2.2 Assists, 1.0 Steals, 1.3 Blocks.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Larry Johnson, Charlotte Hornets, Power Forward (1992)

1991/92 Season:  Per Game:  37.2 Minutes, 19.2 Points, 11.0 Rebounds, 3.6 Assists, 1.0 Steals, 0.6 Blocks.  Ranked #48 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Chris Webber, Golden State Warriors, Center (1994)

1993/94 Season:  Per Game:  32.1 Minutes, 17.5 Points, 9.1 Rebounds, 3.6 Assists, 1.2 Steals, 2.2 Blocks.  Ranked #4 on Notinhalloffame.com.

Damon Stoudamire, Toronto Raptors, Point Guard (1996)

1995/96 Season:  Per Game:  40.9 Minutes, 19.0 Points, 4.0 Rebounds, 9.3 Assists, 1.4 Steals, 0.3 Blocks.  Unranked on Notinhalloffame.com.

Steve Francis, Houston Rockets, Point Guard (2000) (Tie)

1999/2000 Season:  Per Game:  36.1 Minutes, 18.0 Points, 5.3 Rebounds, 6.6 Assists, 1.5 Steals, 0.4 Blocks.  Ranked #67 on Notinhalloffame.com.



Who amongst this group has a legitimate shot to be chosen in the future for the Basketball Hall of Fame?



Monk Meineke certainly won’t be.  The first ever NBA Rookie of the Year was out of the NBA by age 27 and the only time he led the league in any capacity was in Personal Fouls in his rookie season.

Ray Felix won’t be either.  His best year was his rookie year and in Basketball, that is not the equation for induction.

Woody Sauldsberry has a very cool name.  He also does not have a Hall of Fame resume, and will never be thought of for Springfield.

Terry Dischinger was an All Star his first three seasons…and then he went to the military.  He came back, but the Hall of Fame path was gone.

Geoff Petrie’s career wss a short one, but still had two All Star appearances.  That was not enough over a seven year career to get to Springfield.

Sidney Wicks was an NBA All Star his first four seasons in the NBA, but he has not been spoken about for the Hall of Fame.  He is ranked by us, but again is not spoken by the Hall.

Ernie DiGregorio was only in the NBA for six years, but was a two time Free Throw Percentage leader.  Six years and no elite seasons does not get someone noticed by the Hall though does it?

Alvan Adams was a very innovative big man, but is another name who does not get associated with Hall of Fame talk.  Hall of innovation perhaps?

Phil Ford’s first three NBA seasons were good…but that was it.

Darrell Griffith is not going to be considered for the Hall of Fame, but the fans of the Utah Jazz surely enjoyed “Dr. Dunkenstein”!

Buck Williams has a high rank with us, but can he take the next level?  Could be, as he had the longevity and one of the most effective shots of his time.

Terry Cummings also holds a high rank with us, but he is not likely to get inducted either.

“The Rifelman”, Chuck Person had a long career as a long distance shooter but a player who never made an NBA All-Star Game is a hard sell for Springfield.

Mark Jackson has a mid-level rank with us, and once led the NBA in Assists, but that won’t be enough.

Derrick Coleman might have been more well known in relation to his skill level.  The one time All Star was good, but not good enough to make our Notinhalloffame.com 100.

Larry Johnson falls (though at a higher level) than Coleman, but “Grand Mama” deserved to be ranked by us, which he is.

Chris Webber should be in the Hall of Fame, and we have been very vocal about how upset we are about his snub.

Damon Stoudamire will not make the Hall of Fame, but he did give Raptors fans a few smiles in the early days of the franchise.

Steve Francis was exciting to watch, but a Hall of Fame Point Guard?  Probably not.



Let’s update our tally shall we?



Award in Question

Percentage of recipients who have entered the HOF

Percentage of recipients by year who have entered the HOF.

NBA MVP

100%

100%

NHL Norris

90.5%

96.4%

NBA All Star Game MVP

89.5%

91.7%

NHL Lady Byng

63.8%

76.0%

NFL Super Bowl MVP

60.6%

64.9%

NBA Rookie of the Year

56.5%

56.5%

NHL Frank J. Selke Trophy

33.3%

36.7%

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

28.6%

28.6%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Designated Hitter)

25.0%

30.8%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Shortstop)

23.5%

52.6%

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

20.6%

20.6%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Catcher)

20.0%

22.5%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Pitcher)

18.2%

20.1%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Second Base)

16.7%

32.7%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Outfield)

15.7%

25.2%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (Third Base)

13.6%

14.3%

MLB (NL/AL) Silver Slugger (First Base)

13.6%

13.3%

MLB (NL/AL) Rookie of the Year

13.3%

13.3%



So who is up next?



The following are the players who have won the NBA Rookie of the Year who have retired but have not met the mandatory years out of the game to qualify:



Grant Hill, Detroit Pistons, Small Forward (1995) (Tie)

1994/95 Season:  Per Game:  38.3 Minutes, 19.9 Points, 6.4 Rebounds, 5.0 Assists, 1.8 Steals, 0.9 Blocks.  NBA All Star.  Hill will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks, Point Guard (1995) (Tie)

1994/95 Season:  Per Game:  33.8 Minutes, 11.7 Points, 5.4 Rebounds, 7.7 Assists, 1.9 Steals, 0.3 Blocks.   Kidd will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Emeka Okafor, Charlotte Hornets, Power Forward (2005)

2004/05 Season:  Per Game:  35.6 Minutes, 15.1 Points, 10.9 Rebounds, 0.9 Assists, 0.8 Steals, 1.7 Blocks.  Okafor will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers, Shooting Guard (2007)

2006/07 Season:  Per Game:  35.4 Minutes, 16.8 Points, 4.4 Rebounds, 4.0 Assists, 1.2 Steals, 0.2 Blocks.  Roy will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2019.



Both Grant Hill and Jason Kidd are strong candidates for first ballot inductions.

Emeka Okafor is not a contender at all.

Brandon Roy’s career was too brief to get a significant look…oh, what might have been!



The following are the players who have won the NBA Rookie of the Year who are still active.



Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, Power Forward (1998)

1997/98 Season:  Per Game:  39.1 Minutes, 21.1 Points, 11.9 Rebounds, 2.7 Assists, 0.7 Steals, 2.5 Blocks.  First Team All-NBA, NBA All Star.  39 Years Old.  Currently with the San Antonio Spurs.

Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors, Small Forward (1999)

1998/99 Season:  Per Game:  35.2 Minutes, 18.3 Points, 5.7 Rebounds, 3.0 Assists, 1.1 Steals, 1.5 Blocks.  39 Years Old.  Currently with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Elton Brand, Chicago Bulls, Power Forward (2000) (Tie)

1999/2000 Season:  Per Game:  37.0 Minutes, 20.1 Points, 10.0 Rebounds, 1.9 Assists, 0.8 Steals, 1.6 Blocks.  36 Years Old.  Currently with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Mike Miller, Orlando Magic, Small Forward (2001) 

2000/01 Season:  Per Game:  29.1 Minutes, 11.9 Points, 4.0 Rebounds, 1.7 Assists, 0.6 Steals, 0.2 Blocks.  35 Years Old.  Currently with the Denver Nuggets.

Pau Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Center (2002) 

2001/02 Season:  Per Game:  36.7 Minutes, 17.6 Points, 8.9 Rebounds, 2.7 Assists, 0.5 Steals, 2.1 Blocks.  35 Years Old.  Currently with the Chicago Bulls.

Amar’e Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns, Power Forward (2003) 

2002/03 Season:  Per Game:  31.3 Minutes, 13.5 Points, 8.8 Rebounds, 1.0 Assists, 0.8 Steals, 1.1 Blocks.  33 Years Old.  Currently with the Miami Heat.

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Shooting Guard (2004) 

2003/04 Season:  Per Game:  39.5 Minutes, 20.9 Points, 5.5 Rebounds, 5.9 Assists, 1.6 Steals, 0.7 Blocks.  31 Years Old.  Currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets, Point Guard (2006) 

2005/06 Season:  Per Game:  36.0 Minutes, 16.1 Points, 5.1 Rebounds, 7.8 Assists, 2.2 Steals, 0.1 Blocks.  30 Years Old.  Currently with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Kevin Durant, Seattle SuperSonics, Point Guard (2008) 

2007/08 Season:  Per Game:  34.6 Minutes, 20.3 Points, 4.4 Rebounds, 2.4 Assists, 1.0 Steals, 0.9 Blocks.  27 Years Old.  Currently with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, Point Guard (2009) 

2008/09 Season:  Per Game:  37.0 Minutes, 16.8 Points, 3.9 Rebounds, 6.3 Assists, 0.8 Steals, 0.2 Blocks.  27 Years Old.  Currently with the Chicago Bulls.

Tyreke Evans, Sacramento Kings, Shooting Guard (2010) 

2009/10 Season:  Per Game:  37.2 Minutes, 20.1 Points, 5.3 Rebounds, 5.8 Assists, 1.5 Steals, 0.4 Blocks.  26 Years Old.  Currently with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, Power Forward (2011) 

2010/11 Season:  Per Game:  38.0 Minutes, 22.5 Points, 12.1 Rebounds, 3.8 Assists, 0.8 Steals, 0.5 Blocks.  NBA All-Star.  26 Years Old.  Currently with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, Power Forward (2011) 

2010/11 Season:  Per Game:  38.0 Minutes, 22.5 Points, 12.1 Rebounds, 3.8 Assists, 0.8 Steals, 0.5 Blocks.  NBA All-Star.  26 Years Old.  Currently with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, Point Guard (2012) 

2011/12 Season:  Per Game:  30.5 Minutes, 18.5 Points, 3.7 Rebounds, 5.4 Assists, 1.1 Steals, 0.4 Blocks.  23 Years Old.  Currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, Point Guard (2013) 

2012/13 Season:  Per Game:  38.6 Minutes, 19.0 Points, 2.9 Rebounds, 6.0 Assists, 0.9 Steals, 0.2 Blocks.  25 Years Old.  Currently with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers, Point Guard (2014) 

2013/14 Season:  Per Game:  34.5 Minutes, 16.7 Points, 6.2 Rebounds, 6.3 Assists, 1.9 Steals, 0.6 Blocks.  24 Years Old.  Currently with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Shooting Guard (2015) 

2014/15 Season:  Per Game:  36.2 Minutes, 16.9 Points, 4.6 Rebounds, 2.1 Assists, 1.0 Steals, 0.6 Blocks.  20 Years Old.  Currently with the Milwaukee Bucks.







Tim Duncan will be a first ballot Hall of Famer.  There is no doubt on that one.

Vince Carter is one of the most exciting players of all-time, but has no real playoff success and only two post season All-NBA selections.  He will probably get in, but perhaps not right away.

Elton Brand was a two time All-Star and will likely make our list but not the Hall of Fame.

Mike Miller never made an All Star Game, but has a career with celebrating…just not in Springfield.

Pau Gasol keeps adding to his resume and is putting himself in the Hall after the age of 30. 

Amar’e Stoudemire is nearing the end of his career and with six All Star appearances and five post season All-NBA Selections his case is strong.

LeBron James is a Hall of Famer period.

Chris Paul appears that he will be one too as will Kevin Durant.

The most interesting one here by far is Derrick Rose.  He is a former MVP, but conceivable could be done in a few years due to injury.  Has he done enough?

We feel safe in saying that Tyreke Evans will not make the Hall of Fame.

Blake Griffin is currently a wild card, who while exciting could easily go huge in either direction.

Kyrie Irving however, is going in the direction that we think will get him inducted.

It is too early to see where Damian Lillard and Andrew Wiggins will fall, though we feel confident enough in saying that Michael Carter-Williams not make the Hall of Fame.



So what will we look at next?

An Award that should generate no Hall of Famers, The Edgar Martinez Award for the best Designated Hitter of the Year.

Based on what we saw in the Silver Slugger Designated Hitter spot, this could be very interesting!

Look for that soon and as always we thank you for your support!
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