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How Good was Clyde Drexler

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rocketsjudoka, May 7, 2020.

  1. PhiSlammaJamma

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    He's going to the good place. But his soul mate will be Kristen Bell. Will watch.
     
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    great team player, clutch player, amazing passer, 1 of the best open court player during his era. as good a rebounder for his position.
     
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    Adelman had loaded team with Chris Webber, Bibby, divac with sacramento.

    The players argued alot with refs as you can see if you rewatch any blazers versus bulls high lights.

    Portland was a small town that didn't really carry as much respect as Chicago.

    Terry Porter and cliff Robinson were known for arguing with referrees with Portland trailblazers.
     
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    What list is this? Reggie Miller was a great player. Really so was Tmac. I don’t know where I’d put Clyde relative to them but not having him in the top 75 is laughable.
     
  5. TilmanFinancialWindfall

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    It's the new ESPN top 75 NBA player of ALL TIME.

    It said, "As VOTED BY THOUSANDS of EXPERTS..." and I presume all these experts are in their 20's or 30's, because I don't see how Reggie is higher than Clyde, as a player."

    Reggie had a lot of clutch moments because he made himself important with his antic against the Knicks and the Bulls, 2 of the top 5 Franchise in history. That doesn't make Reggie a better player than Clyde, as the 10000000 experts said so.


    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29105681/ranking-top-74-nba-players-all-nos-40-11
     
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    Thanks for the link. Good that Clyde is on there at least. He shouldn’t be lower than people that have played half a career like Giannis. That’s just stupid. Reggie Miller is very underrated. I don’t know that I’d put him over Clyde but it’s not a stretch.
     
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    Blazers passed on MJ cause of Drexler - hindsight is 20/20.
     
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    Agree about the half-career part. It would be like anointing Derrick Rose a top 50 player all-time in 2011.
     
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    Probably just outside the top 5 of all time sgs. Depends. He's definitely behind Harden at this point all time. Probably right below AI and West.
     
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    not as good as jordan
     
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    1995 First Round Game 4 vs Jazz


     
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    I would rate him higher than Harden, despite the latter’s better all round offensive skill set.
    Clyde’s smooth athleticism gives him the edge. He was a better perimeter defender than James.
     
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    I'm just going by objective individual accomplishments. Aesthetics is different. Harden had more All-NBA first teams, a MVP, much more MVP vote shares and more impressive offensive numbers.
     
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    Drexler at his best! The famous Hakeem and Clyde combination!
     
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    I think most people would say that Harden is the superior offensive player while Drexler is the better defensive player. Who is better overall is more debatable. We know that those awards (MVP, All-NBA, etc.) are mostly biased toward offense. Besides, Drexler played the same time as MJ who was the perennial MVP candidate. So wouldn't put too much stock in those.

    I would say that Harden is better overall individually. However, Drexler's style is more conducive to fit in a highly talented team than Harden. Harden has to have the ball in his hand and be the number one option. Drexler is more versatile and can be great on different types of teams. If I had to choose between the two to build a team around, it would be a very tough choice. Harden can carry a team better. Drexler is easier to assemble a team around him.
     
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    Drexler also took his team to more WCF and NBA finals. Drexler was 2nd best SG only to the GOAT during that HOF era.

    Some great SG in that era: MJ, Drexler, Mitch Richmond, Joe Dumars, Reggie Miller, Adrian Dantley, Thunder Dan Majerle, Steve Smith

    If SG and SF lumped as wings, Drexler was even better than Pippen, Nique or Mullin IMO.
     
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    Drexler was brilliant for making subtle move as big three executive. Drexler was smart to move big three completely out of Houston.

    It was just a smart move all around. It was good out of respect for Texans, uh and their new stadium,rockets, etc.
     
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