8. Rik Smits

We here at Notinhalloffame.com always admit that we are suckers for cool nicknames. 

Here is another admission: corny ones work too.

Rik Smits was known as the "Dunking Dutchman," where he was drafted second overall in 1988.  Playing at Center, Smits would play his entire career twelve-year career with the Indiana Pacers, and he would never have a season where he would have less than 10.9 Points per Game in a season.  Six of those years saw Smits average more than 15 Points per Game, and he was also named an All-Star in 1998.

Over his career, Smits would average 14.8 Points per Game with a PER of 17.9, both of which were substantial numbers and worthy of a high rank on this list.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall in the NBA Draft 6/28/88.
  • Departed: Retired 9/27/00.
  • Games Played: 867
  • Per Game Averages: 26.6 MP, .507 eFG%, .773 FT%, 14.8 PTS, 6.1 RB, 1.4 AST, 0.4 STL, 1.3 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 17.9 PER, .548 TS%, 8.5 VORP, 56.6 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1998)

    First Team All-Rookie (1989)
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