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34.  Sam Cassell
Sam Cassell may never have been the best player on any team he was on, but didn’t it always seem that as soon as he got to a team, they got better? Cassell was a great locker room guy, a good leader, an efficient passer and a feisty defender. He is the only player in NBA history to play over ten years and win a championship in his first and last campaign. Yet, when you play for eight different squads and only appear on one All Star Team (and again was never the go to player), is he really a Hall of Famer? Probably not, but didn’t you want him on your team?

 

Should Sam Cassell be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 52.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 13.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Jersey Nets, Phoenix Suns
  • College: Florida State
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 24th Overall in 1993
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-NBA Second Team (1) (2003-04)
    NBA All-Star  (1) (2004)
    NBA Championships: (3) (Houston Rockets 1993-94 & 1994-95, Boston Celtics (2007-08)
    Second Team All-ACC (2) (1992 & 1993)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Assists (4) (1997-98, 1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (4) (1997-98, 1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (3) (1999-2000, 2006-07 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (1997-98)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (1) (1997-98)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (2) (2002-03 & 2003-04)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Win Shares (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Offensive Win Shares (3) (1999-00, 2002-03 & 2003-04)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Box Plus/Minus (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finsihes: VORP (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists Percentage (4) (1997-98, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2003-04 & 2004-05)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 36. Assist Percentage: 34.4
    40. Assists: 5,939
    47. Free Throw Percentage: .861
    65. Assists per Game: 6.0
    72. Offensive WIn Shares: 66.0
    81. Usage Percentage: 25.7
    99. PER: 19.5

Should Sam Cassell be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 52.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 13.1%

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