Pau Gasol has just enough on his NBA merits alone to make a Hall of Fame case, but when you add his accomplishments for Spain, he should have no problem getting in. He is 40, and he does not have a lot left in the tank, but he should be a second or third year ballot Hall of Fame inductee. He could even be in the first ballot is there are not many heavyweights around him in his first year of eligibility. As of this writing, Gasol is not on any team, and could be retiring this year. Previous Rank: #9.
Lillard is not discussed much in terms of the Basketball Hall of Fame, but small-market Portland has one of the best players that few people talk about. Lillard is now a five-time All-NBA player, and after his last year, he sped past three of our thresholds, despite the fact that the MPA numbers rose. If you don’t watch the Trail Blazers, you are missing out, as his star is still rising. Previous Rank: #19