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The 2019 Basketball Futures are up

As always, it is onward and upward for us at

It was not that long ago that we revamped our Basketball section and named Allen Iverson as our new number one player who should be considered for the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Following this, we endeavored to work on our futures section and update them accordingly.

As such, we are pleased to present to you the men who are now part of our updated Basketball Futures Section who will be eligible in 2019. 

Corey Maggette, a fourteen year NBA veteran most known for his play with the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Grant Hill, a star at Duke where he was a two time NCAA Champion, who may have had a disappointing career to some professionally due to injury, but was still a one time First Team All NBA selection as well as a four time Second Team choice.

Jason Kidd, a five time First Team All Star, five time Assists Champion and one of the best point guards of all time.

Jerry Stackhouse, a natural scorer who led the NBA in Points in the 2000-01 season. 

Lamar Odom, a two time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and a former Sixth Man of the Year.

Marcus Camby, a former NBA Defensive Player of the Year and five time Blocks Champion.

Rasheed Wallace, a member of the 2004 Detroit Pistons Championship Team and four time All Star.

Richard Hamilton, another member of the 2004 Detroit Pistons Championship Team and three time All Star.

Tracy McGrady, a two time scoring champion and seven time post season All NBA selection.

We think you know what we want you to do!

Take a look at this group of basketball players who will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2018 and let us know if any of them Hall of Famers.

Our 2017 Basketball Revisions are Complete! Jason Kidd to #1

As always with us at it is always a continuing process!

When one Hall of Fame Class gets in, we need to look at updating our respective lists.  As such, we are proud to announce that we have updated our Basketball List.

The recent class only claimed two former players off of the ranking, Tracy McGrady (#2) and George McGinnis (#12) but there are quite a few former players who we feel are deserving of a rank and much like the other lists, we have plans to increase the number from the even 100 to 200.  For now, we now have a less than perfect number of 106, but that will only be a temporary number.

Let’s get to the new rankings shall we?

Although our #1 was not chosen, we have a new star at the top of our perch.  Five time First Team All NBA Selection Jason Kidd debuts at #1.  The current coach of the Milwaukee Bucks is a ten time All Star and is currently #2 all-time in Steals and Assists. 

Chris Webber was ranked #1 last year, and he drops to #2.  We have been long since championing Webber for the Hall, and while he did not get selected last year, he finally was named a Finalist for the first time, which at least gives us reason to be optimistic. 

At #3, we have another new entrant, Grant Hill.  A two time NCAA Champion at Duke, Hill was a major star in the NBA, tallying seven trips to the All Star Game, until severe injuries took him off of that level, though this is still a man who played 18 years in the NBA.

While there are many new entrants, only Jason Kidd and Grant Hill crack the top ten.

Seven Time Al-Star Jack Sikma remains in the #4 spot.  Sikma helped the Seattle SuperSonics win the NBA Championship.

Sidney Moncrief dropped two spots to #5.  While he dropped here (mostly due to the eligibility of Kidd and Hill) he is coming off being named a Finalist.

Former multi-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace swapped places with former Seattle star, Shawn Kemp at #6 and #7 respectively. 

Max Zaslofsky remains at number 8.  Zaslofsky was a First Team All BAA/NBA Selection from the 1946-47 season to the 1949-50 season.

Two time NBA Champion with the Detroit Pistons, Mark Aguire tumbled from #5 to #9.  Aguire was also a three time All Star.

Tim Hardaway completes the top 10.  Hardaway, a five time All Star was a Finalist last year.

There are additional new entries to discuss.

The master of the technical foul, Rasheed Wallace enters at #22.  Wallace was a star for both Portland and Detroit, the latter of with he helped take to an NBA Championship.

Two time All Star Jerry Stackhouse debuts at #49 and bookending the #50 rank is new entry Marcus Camby.  Camby’s rank is a little interesting considering he was never an All Star, but he is a former two-time Defensive Player of the Year and also won the Naismith College Player of the Year when he was at UMass.

The other new entries are Richard Hamilton (#75) and Lamar Odom (#104).

You know what we want you to do!

The updated list can be found here and we encourage all of you to vote and state your opinions!

59. Jerry Stackhouse

A two time All Star, Jerry Stackhouse was dubbed the “Next Jordan” (he also came out of UNC) though that was a label that nobody could ever live up to. Still, Stackhouse proved to be a very good scorer in the NBA who averaged 19.5 Points per Game in the NBA including the 2000/01 Season where he finished second in that category, though he did actually lead the NBA in Points Scored.
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