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Old 03-17-2013, 12:25 PM   #31
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What about Terry Cummings? Only 2 time all-star, about 22ppg with less than 19fga. Had an extremely accurate fadeaway jumper that nobody could block.

Very good player. A rich man's Carlos Boozer.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #32
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #33
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plenty of those today as well
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #34
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Fat Lever. Super underrated considering a lot of basketball fans these days have never even heard of him. Triple double machine. 6th most career triple doubles in NBA history.

Lever 31pts/16rebs/12asts/6stlsvs VS Jordan's Bulls
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Chris Mullin and Dale Ellis would have a field day. And Rik Smits, as limited as he was would be a max player.

Smits in my opinion would of gotten the pacers to the finals , if he was used correctly...
seldom they used his low post prowls as effeciently as other centers.
Talk about under appreciated - his team did.

They were more than happy to sub him out with the Davis's.

However Smits would have a tough time of it in this era , because he lugged down the floor.. not great in our bball world now.
That being said , I retract my Bob Lanier prop's , cause he is in the same catagory -- - slow.

I do like the Terry Cummings props , Terry was a great defender as well as boards man.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:04 PM   #37
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Kiki Vandeweghe and Tom Chambers.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #38
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He was perennial all-star starter and a HOFer. Don't see how he was ever underrated. What he did well was run the floor. He was lucky enough to play with Magic during the run and gun 80's. I never thought he was a whole lot better than Byron Scott personally and Scott was never an all-star nor a HOFer.


Its the fans who underrate him, especially today's younger fans. He was well respected by his peers and coaches. You see, he played on a team with 3 other guys who were hovering around 20 ppg. Had he played for a lesser team I believe his numbers would have been much higher. I watched the whole era, and people now put him below some of the other small forwards in the league like Wilkins, English, Dantly, king, etc. ,but the thing is none of those guys could stop Worthy, he played way bigger than any small forward in the league. Hell, there was no power forward in the league that could guard Worthy. When the Celtics put McHale on him, what happened? He got torched. Ask rodman, who's widely considered the best small forward defender of all time, who gave him fits, he'll say: James Worthy. And yes, he did run the floor well, but he also had the best post up game of any small forward I've seen. He was a beast in my opinion.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:16 PM   #39
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Players who'd thrive in todays game would be:

Sidney Moncrief
Alex English
Tom Chambers


BERNARD KING would be unarguable.
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Oh, forgot about George Gervin.
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Brad Lohaus. 7 footer with range. They would love him in today's NBA.
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Marques Johnson

Walter Davis

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I was going to say a few players. But really, none of them were underrated. Just forgotten today, due to new generations.

Fat is a good one, and Sleepy Floyd might be the best of the all-time underrated list. IDK if Sleepy would be dominant today, mainly because he took a lot of games off. If someone would have given him better motivation, I think he would be one of those guys that made it into a lot of top 20 GOAT lists.

So I'm going with Eric "Sleepy" Floyd.
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Another thread for 35+ year olds to talk about how 15 ppg players would average 25 ppg in todays game. Your childhood is gone get over it.
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