Ranks On Tap: 90. Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony is one of our generation’s most prolific scorers spending time between The Denver Nuggets and The New York Knicks while spending short stints with The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets.
January 2018, Carmelo became the 21st player in NBA history to score 25,000 points, joining Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James as the third active player to reach that milestone.
Over the course of 15 seasons, Melo’s showcased why he’s one of the most elite scorers the League has ever seen.
Ranks On Tap: 91. Shawn Kemp
The Reign Man was electric and embodied the spirit of Seattle. Shawn Kemp was a dominant force and him alongside of Gary Payton led the Sonics to an NBA Finals appearance where they eventually lost to the Chicago Bulls.
But the city fell in love with Kemp and fell in love with the Sonics. Kemp was later traded to Cleveland where he battled weight issues for years before fizziling out the NBA.
However, he was one of the greatest Sonics of all time.
Ranks On Tap: 92. Sidney Moncrief
Sid The Squid has one of the coolest nicknames and won the most underrated players in Bucks and NBA history.
Not only could he score but he could play some real defense.He was a 6-foot-3 combo guard, played 10 seasons in Milwaukee, leading the team to the playoffs every single year.
The five-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game during his time in Milwaukee. Over his 10 seasons with the team, the Bucks finished with a win percentage over .600 seven different times.
Ranks On Tap: 93. Lenny Wilkens
Many people remember Lenny Wilkens the coach. Not many, realize how great of an NBA player he was. He was the 1st overall pick of the 1960 NBA Draft.
Wilkens averaged 16.5 points per game along with 4.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists while playing for St.Louis, Seattle, Portland and Cleveland. He was even a player coach at times.
Wilkens was the NBA’s All-Star game MVP in 1971 and played in 9 All-Star games. After retiring from playing he coached The Seattle Supersonics to their only NBA Championship title in 1979.
Ranks On Tap: 94. Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups was the leader and heart and soul of the Pistons Championship team in 2004.
During his time in Detroit he earned the nickname “Mr.Big Shot. He is the all time FT % leader for the Pistons, 2nd in Three Pointers made, and 4th in assists.
His stats don’t tell the whole story as Chauncey was the vocal leader that helped propel the Pistons to the championship in 2004.
Ranks On Tap: 95 .Tim Hardaway
Tim Hardaway was known for his killer crossover and for being a prolific scorer for the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat and very short stints at the end of his career with Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers.
Tim Hardaway was a good scorer averaging over 17 points per game for his career while dishing out 8 assists a game. Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning helped define the 90s era of Heat Basketball along with Pat Riley.
Hardaway was a 5 time All-Star and made 5 All-NBA team’s including a first team All-NBA in the 1996-1997 season. He also is 13th all time in Assists Per Game with 8.2.
Ranks On Tap: 96. Yao Ming
Yao might be one of the most under rated NBA players of our generation. Because Yao Ming was actually really good but was plagued by injuries.
Which I guess you’d expect if you were 7 foot 6. His impact was more then his stats however. His 7 foot 6 frame and his warm personality helped bring millions of fans from China to watch the NBA on TV and made the Houston Rockets and international household brand. This impact is bigger then basketball.
However, Yao was still great on the court averaging 19 points per game and 9.2 rebounds a game.
Ranks On Tap: 97. Joe Dumars
Joe Dumars was a perfect complimentary shooting guard to Isiah Thomas for the Pistons. He was a great defender and was a good 3 point shooter in an era where the 3 wasn’t as prevalent. Dumars was the MVP in the 1989 NBA finals and helped the Detroit Pistons sweep the LA Lakers.
He was a 5 times All-NBA defensive team member. He played all 14 of his NBA seasons in Detroit and made the NBA All Star team 6 times.
From 1989-1994 he averaged over 20 points per game each season and received league MVP votes.
Ranks on Tap: 98. Alex English
Alex English was a ahead of his time. He was a 6 foot 7 long and athletic small forward who would be a prototypical player in today’s NBA. English averaged 25.9 points per game, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game in his 10 and a half season with the Denver Nuggets.
He even led the NBA in scoring in 1982-1983 with 28.4 points per game. He is still the franchise’s all time leader in games, minutes, points and assists.
The Denver Nuggets with Alex English made the NBA playoffs in 9 straight seasons and is regarded by many as the greatest Denver Nugget player of all time.
Ranks on Tap: 99. Robert Horry
Ranks on Tap: 99. Robert Horry
99. Robert Horry is known as “Big Shot Rob” and that’s because he has hit many huge shots in his NBA career. Horry only averaged 7.8 points per game and 4.8 rebounds but he was known as one of the most clutch players in NBA history.
To many people Horry might not belong on this list, but his we took his “clutch” gene into consideration and the fact that he was a contributor on seven different NBA champions.
But Horry was no slouch as his 1.6 steals per game was good enough to rank 16th all time in NBA history, a defensive genius and one of the games most clutch players ever earned Robert Horry a spot on the top 100 players of all time.