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60. Marcus Camby
Regarded mostly as a Defensive specialist in his career, Marcus Camby won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and was chosen for four NBA All Defensive Teams (two First Team and two Second Team) and would also lead the NBA in Blocks per Game four times. Camby would average 9.8 Rebounds per Game and still show some offensive acumen with a respectable 9.5 Points per Game. Considering that Camby has never been chosen to an NBA All Star Game, he has a career PER of 17.8, which actually is better than some existing members of the NBA Hall of Fame.

Another factor that works strongly in Camby’s favour is that the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is that they factor in College accomplishments. Camby took his UMASS Minutemen to the Final Four and was named the Naismith College Player of the Year in 1996. It may not be enough to get him into this Hall of Fame, but it doesn’t hurt.

Should Marcus Camby be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 41.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 19.4%
No opinion. - 0.6%
No way! - 5.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Hartford, CT)
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2018
  • Position: Center
  • Played For: Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 2nd Overall in 1996
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1) (2006-07)
    NBA All-Defensive FIrst Team (2) (2006-07 & 2007-08)
    NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2) (2004-05 & 2005-06)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1996-97)
    Most Blocks (3) (2004-05, 2006-07 & 2007-08)
    Most Blocks per Game (5) (1997-98, 2005-06, 2006-07 & 2007-08)
    Highest Defensive Box Plus/Minus (3) (2004-05, 2005-06 & 2006-07)
    HIghest Defensive Rating (1) (2000-01)
    Highest Total Rebound Percentage (4) (2005-06, 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12)
    NBA Championship (None)
    NCAA Naismith Player of the Year (1996)
    First Team All-American (1) (1996)
    Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (1) (1996)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (3) (2006-07, 2007-08 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds per Game (4) (2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (5) (2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks (7) (1997-98, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks per Game (10) (1996-97, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (1) (2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (1) (2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (3) (2000-01, 2006-07 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Box Plus/Minus (9) (2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06. 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2010-11) 
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (1) (2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rating (10) (1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2004-05, 2005-06. 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2010-11) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Total Rebound Percentage (10) (2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06. 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2010-11) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebound Percentage (4) (1999-00, 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2010-11) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebound Percentage (10) (2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06. 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2010-11) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Block Percentage (14) (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06. 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2010-11) 
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 9.   Block Percentage: 6.1
    13. Blocks: 2,331
    13. Blocks per Game: 2.4
    13. Defensive Box Plus/Minus: 2.3
    13. Defensive Rebound Percentage: 27.9
    14. Total Rebound Percentage: 19.2
    19. Defensive Rating: 98.5
    35. Defensive Rebounds: 6,902
    38. Defensive Win Shares: 54.9
    51. Offensive Rebounds: 2,611
    53. Rebounds: 9,513
    69. Rebounds per Game: 9.8
    72. Offensive Rebound Percentage: 10.5

Should Marcus Camby be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 41.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 19.4%
No opinion. - 0.6%
No way! - 5.5%
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