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43. Otis Thorpe
One of the longest lasting and most consistent power forwards of the 80's and 90's, Thorpe was a power player all the way.  He ran the court well and finished with emphasis with huge left handed monster jams, but he made his living banging in the paint.  A solid scorer, a terrific rebounder and one of the best low post defenders in the game, Thorpe almost defined the power forward position in his day.  More importantly, he also won.  Teaming with Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston, Thorpe would go on to win an NBA title.  Traded for Clyde Drexler after the season he wasn't there for the repeat but he did finish off a very solid and productive NBA career finishing with over 17,000 points and 10,000 rebounds.



Should Otis Thorpe be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 67.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.1%
No opinion. - 2.2%
No way! - 4.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Played For: Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies, Washington Bullets/Wizards
  • College: Providence
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 9th Overall in 1984
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All-Star (1) (1992)
    Most Minutes Played (1) (1984-85)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (2) (1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Most Offensive Rebounds (1) (1983-84)
    NBA Championship (1) (Houston Rockets, 1994)
    All-Big East First Team (1) (1984)
    All-Big East Third Team (2) (1982 & 1983)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (5) (1987-88, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Rebounds per Game (3) (1987-88, 1988-89 & 1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (4) (1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (4) (1986-87, 1987-88, 1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (9) (1984-85, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 & 1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (8) (1984-85, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 & 1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (6) (1984-85, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95 & 1998-99)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (4) (1984-85, 1985-86, 1991-92 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (2) (1987-88 & 1988-89)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (1) (1990-91)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 19. Offensive Rebounds: 3,446
    31. Field Goal Percentage: .546
    34. Defensive Rebounds: 6,924
    35. Games Played: 1,257
    37. 2-Point Field Goal Percentage: .548
    40. Minutes Played: 39,822
    41. Rebounds: 10,370
    53. Effective Field Goal Percentage: .546
    62. True Shooting Percentage: .584
    63. 2-Point Field Goals: 6,869
    65. Free Throw Attempts: 5,612
    72. Defensive Win Shares: 44.8
    75. Win Shares: 106.4
    84. Field Goals: 6,873
    88. Points: 17,600
    90. Free Throws: 3,853
    92. Offensive Win Shares: 61.6
    96. Offensive Rebound Percentage: 9.9

Should Otis Thorpe be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 67.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.1%
No opinion. - 2.2%
No way! - 4.3%

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