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16. Walter Davis

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16. Walter Davis
Walter Davis was one of the best shooters n the history of the league.  He predated the heavy influence of the 3 point line or he may have been that generations Reggie Miller.  A great career at North Carolina was followed by an even better pro career primarily for the Phoenix Suns that got him elected to 6 All-Star teams.  Davis averaged almost 19 points a game and came up just short of the magical 20,000 point mark.


Should Walter Davis be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 82.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.6%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 1.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Pineville, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1998
  • Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Played For: Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers
  • College: North Carolina
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 5th Overall in 1977
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Rookie of the Year (1977-78)
    NBA All Star Teams (6) (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984 & 1987)
    Second Team All NBA Selection (2) (1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Championship Rings: None
    Olympic Gold Medal (1) (U.S.A., 1976)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (3) (1977-78, 1978-79 & 1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (3) (1977-78, 1978-79 & 1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (4) (1983-84, 1987-88, 1988-89 & 1989-90)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (2) (1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (2) (1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (3) (1977-78, 1978-79 & 1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (1) (1978-79)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 39.  Field Goals: 8,118

Should Walter Davis be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 82.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.6%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 1.5%