30. Peja Stojakovic

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30. Peja Stojakovic
The winner of the NBA Three Point Shootout, a three time European Player of the Year and a three time All Star, Peja Stojakovic was part of a talented Sacramento Kings roster that was a badly officiated game from the NBA Finals. The Serbian star was an amazing shooter and was deadly from behind the arc or at the charity stripe. He was also a major force in International play and anchored the Yugoslavs to the World Championship in 2002. That fact could help Stojakovic receive some additional consideration as the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame recognizes International play.

 

Should Peja Stojakovic be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 64.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Pozega, Yugoslavia
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2016
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Played For: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 14th Overall in 1996
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-NBA Second Team (2003-04)
    NBA All-Star (3) (2002, 2003 & 2004)
    Highest Free Throw Percentage (2) (2003-04 & 2007-08)
    Most 3-Point Field Goals (1) (2003-04)
    Most Offensive Win Shares (1) (2003-04)
    NBA Championship Rings: (1) (Dallas Mavericks, 2011)
    FIBA World Basketball Champion (1) (Yugoslavia, 2002)
    FIBA EuroBasket Gold Medal (1) (Turkey, 2001)
    FIBA EuroBasket Bronze Medal (1) (Turkey, 1999)
    FIBA EuroBasket MVP (1) 2001)
    Euroscar Player of the Year (1) (2001)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (6) (1999-2000, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (2) (2003-04 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2002-03)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (4) (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 & 2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goals (4) (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Attempts (4) (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Box Plus/Minus (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rating (1) (2003-04)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 4.   Free Throw Percentage: .895
    25. 3-Point Field Goals: 1,760
    29. 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 4,392
    44. 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: .401
    71. Offensive Box Plus/Minus: 2.6
    76. True Shooting Percentage: .577
    82. Offensive Rating: 114.3
    90. Effective Field Goal Percentage: .532

Should Peja Stojakovic be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 64.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8%
No opinion. - 0.5%
No way! - 3%

Comments   

0 #1 TheBayAreaGuy 2018-02-14 07:25
Peja deserves to be ranked higher as he was a key part of those early '00s Kings teams and a significant contributor on the 2011 Mavs' championship . Also, it can't underestimat ed how big it was that he led Serbia prevailing over USA at the 2002 World Championship s.
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