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33. Horace Grant
Horace Grant was not a stat accumulator; he was a winner.  After a stellar career at Clemson University where he was named ACC MVP, Grant was selected as the tenth pick of the 1987 draft.  Grant was a key member of the first three title runs the Bulls had in the early 90's.  He was the 3rd option on offense but was really their main low post defender.  A very athletic power forward that could bang with the big guys and run with smaller guys, Grant would become the prototype that others would follow. 
When he left the Bulls after their third title to join Orlando, he quickly became integral to the instant success as well as helping them to a Finals run.  Grant cemented his rep as a winner when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Glenn Rice in 2000.  He was key member of their championship run during the 2000-2001 season. Grant finished with over 12,000 career points and over 9000 career rebounds but only made one All-Star game trip.  His career stats are not great but 4 rings have got to count for something.

Should Horace Grant be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 59.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 19.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 6%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2010
  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Played For: Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Seattle Super Sonics
  • College: Clemson
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 10th Overall in 1987
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All-Star  (1) (1994)
    NBA Second Team All-Defensive (4) (1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 & 1995-96)
    Highest Offensive Rating (1) (1991-92)
    NBA Championship: (4) (Chicago Bulls, 1990-91, 1991-92 & 1992-93) (Los Angeles Lakers, 2000-01)
    Second Team All-American (1) (1987)
    ACC Player of the Year (1) (1987)
    First Team All-ACC (1) (1997)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (3) (1991-92, 1992-93 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (2) (1991-92 & 1994-95)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (2) (1991-92 & 1994-95)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (2) (1991-92 & 1994-95)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (1) (1994-95)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (1) (1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (1) (1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (1) (1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (2) (1991-92 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rating (4) (1990-91, 1991-92, 1994-95 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rating (1) (1991-92)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 18.  Offensive Rebounds: 3,467
    32.  Offensive Rating: 117.0
    48.  Minutes Played: 38,621
    49.  Defensive Rebounds: 5,976
    52.  Win Shares: 118.2
    52.  Defensive Win Shares: 49.3
    55.  Rebounds: 9,443
    58.  Games Played: 1,165
    66.  Offensive Win Share: 69.0
    74.  Blocks: 1,136
    76.  Offensive Rebound Percentage: 10.4
    94.  VORP: 33.0

Should Horace Grant be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 59.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 19.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 6%

Comments   

0 #3 EW 2019-10-11 16:14
Quoting Knuckles:
Harvey with better teammates. 19th is too high.


And much better defense.

Harvey was better at scoring for a short time period, and that was about it.
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+2 #2 TheBayAreaGuy 2013-09-27 03:50
Correction: Grant won the title with the Lakers in 2000-01, not 2001-02. He should be ranked higher on this list, in the top 15. He was the 3rd main guy in the first 3-peat of the Bulls. Very under-rated
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-2 #1 Knuckles 2012-06-01 20:04
Harvey with better teammates. 19th is too high.
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