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All-Time #NBArank: 71-80

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All-Time #NBArank's Top 100 rolls on with players 71-80. (Click here for 81-90 and 91-100.)

To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and career value. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100.

The Top 100 will roll out over the next few weeks.

(Also, check out our positional rankings of the 10 best point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers of all time.)


All-Time #NBARank: 71-80

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Pete Maravich

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Atlanta Hawks (1970-1974), New Orleans Jazz (1974-1979), Utah Jazz (1979), Boston Celtics (1979-80)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection, NBA scoring champion (1976-77), Hall of Fame

Championships
None

Career stats
24.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.4 APG, .441 FG%

Nickname
Pistol Pete

Did you know?
Maravich once scored 68 points, at the time the most points ever scored by a guard (since passed by Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan). He did it without the 3-point line, which wasn't instituted until Pistol's last season, during which he went 10-for-15. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Adrian Dantley

Position
Small forward

Teams
Buffalo Braves (1976-77), Indiana Pacers (1977), Los Angeles Lakers (1977-1979), Utah Jazz (1979-1986), Detroit Pistons (1986-1989), Dallas Mavericks (1989-90), Milwaukee Bucks (1990-91)

Honors
Six-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA selection, Rookie of the Year (1976-77), two-time NBA scoring champion, Hall of Fame

Championships
None

Career stats
24.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 3.0 APG, .540 FG%

Did you know?
Dantley won two scoring titles and is one of four players in NBA history to average 30 PPG in four consecutive seasons. The others? Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Dikembe Mutombo

Position
Center

Teams
Denver Nuggets (1991-1996), Atlanta Hawks (1996-2001), Philadelphia 76ers (2001-02), New Jersey Nets (2002-03), New York Knicks (2003-04), Houston Rockets (2004-2009)

Honors
Eight-time All-Star, three-time All-NBA selection, four-time Defensive Player of the Year, six-time All-D selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
None

Career stats
9.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 2.8 BPG, .518 FG%

Did you know?
Second all-time in blocks behind Hakeem Olajuwon, Mutombo is the only player to lead the NBA in blocked shots in five consecutive seasons. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Dolph Schayes

Position
Power forward

Teams
Syracuse Nationals (1949-1963), Philadelphia 76ers (1963-64)

Honors
12-time All-Star, 12-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1955)

Career stats
18.5 PPG, 12.1 RPG, 3.1 APG, .849 FT%

Did you know?
An early legend of the game, Schayes retired as the NBA's all-time leader in win shares and games played. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Blake Griffin

Position
Power forward

Teams
Los Angeles Clippers (2009-present; missed 2009-10 season due to injury)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA selection, Rookie of the Year (2010-11)

Championships
None

Career stats
21.6 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 4.0 APG, .522 FG%

Did you know?
An All-Star each of his first five seasons, Griffin was at his best in the 2015 playoffs when he joined Oscar Robertson as one of two players to average 25 PPG, 12 RPG and 6 APG for an entire postseason. Griffin was just one year older than Robertson was when he accomplished the feat. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Nate Archibald

Position
Point guard

Teams
Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City Kings (1970-1976), New York Nets (1976-77), Buffalo Braves (1977-78; missed season due to injury), Boston Celtics (1978-1983), Milwaukee Bucks (1983-84)

Honors
Six-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1981)

Career stats
18.8 PPG, 7.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, .467 FG%

Nickname
Tiny

Did you know?
The architect of one of the greatest seasons in NBA history, Archibald averaged 34 PPG and 11.4 APG in 1972-73, both of which led the NBA. He remains the only player in NBA history to win the scoring and assists titles in the same season. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Joe Dumars

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Detroit Pistons (1985-1999)

Honors
Finals MVP (1988-89), six-time All-Star, three-time All-NBA selection, five-time All-D selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
2 (1989, 1990)

Career stats
16.1 PPG, 4.5 APG, .460 FG%, .382 3P%

Did you know?
From 1988-89 to 1992-93, Dumars was named First-Team All-Defense four times. Only Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman made it more times over that period. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Sam Jones

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Boston Celtics (1957-1969)

Honors
Five-time All-Star, three-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
10 (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969)

Career stats
17.7 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 2.5 APG, .456 FG%

Did you know?
Jones won 10 titles as a player, second behind only his longtime teammate Bill Russell, and averaged 27.8 PPG in the 1965 NBA Finals. Of the 21 times the Celtics have played in the NBA Finals, only one other Celtics player averaged more PPG in a Finals (John Havlicek in 1969). -- ESPN Stats & Info

Jerry Lucas

Position
Power forward

Teams
Cincinnati Royals (1963-1969), San Francisco Warriors (1969-1971), New York Knicks (1971-1974)

Honors
Seven-time All-Star, five-time All-D selection, Rookie of the Year (1963-64), Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1973)

Career stats
17.0 PPG, 15.6 RPG, 3.3 APG, .499 FG%

Did you know?
Lucas had two seasons in which he averaged 20 PPG and 20 RPG. The only other player in NBA history to accomplish those averages more than once is Wilt Chamberlain. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Grant Hill

Position
Small forward

Teams
Detroit Pistons (1994-2000), Orlando Magic (2000-2007; missed 2003-04 due to injury), Phoenix Suns (2007-2012), Los Angeles Clippers (2012-13)

Honors
Seven-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, co-Rookie of the Year (1994-95)

Championships
None

Career stats
16.7 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 4.1 APG, .483 FG%

Did you know?
The only other players in NBA history to average 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists over their first six seasons are LeBron James and Oscar Robertson. -- ESPN Stats & Info

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