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59. Michael Finley
A very solid player throughout his career, Michael Finley was capable of brilliant flashes of offense in the open court, and a stronger commitment to defense in his later campaigns. In his prime, Finley was a two time All Star and an electric player to watch. He was a workhorse on good Dallas Maverick teams (three times he led the NBA in minutes played) and was part of the ‘Run and Gun’ that they executed so well. Like so many of these players though, he found his championship ring in a supporting role where he won with San Antonio in 2007 coming off the bench.

 

Should Michael Finley be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 51.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 24.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.9%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 8.5%

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  • Country of Origin: Melrose Park, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2016
  • Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Played For: Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs
  • College: Wisconsin
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 21st Overall in 1995
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All-Star (2) (2000 & 2001)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995-96)
    Most Minutes Played (3) (1997-98, 1999-2000 & 2000-01)
    Highest Minutes per Game (3) (1997-98, 1999-2000 & 2000-01)
    NBA Championships (1) (San Antonio Spurs, 2006-07)
    Goodwill Games Bronze Medal (1) (U.S.A., 1994)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Points (2) (1997-98 & 1999-2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (4) (1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (4) (1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (2) (1997-98 & 1999-2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (3) (1997-98, 1998-99 & 1999-2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goals (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (5) (1995-96, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (5) (1997-98, 1998-98, 1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2001-02)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (1) (1998-99)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 46. 3-Point Field Goals: 1,454
    49. 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 3,880
    56. Minutes Played: 37,996
    72. Field Goal Attempts: 15,095
    80. Games Played: 1,103
    92. Field Goals: 6,696
    96. Points: 17,306

Should Michael Finley be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 51.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 24.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.9%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 8.5%

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