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Old 09-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #33
D.J.
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Default Re: Better Player: Scottie Pippen or John Havlicek?

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And Havlicek well surpassed those numbers.


In much more playing time. He had back to back seasons playing 45 MPG and had 5 straight seasons playing over 40 MPG. Pippen as a Bull never played in more than 38.6 MPG.


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He was arguably the best wing defender of his generation


Of his generation, but Pippen is the best perimeter defender EVER.


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was a number one option on offense


No one was an option ahead of Mike. And who do you think was the #1 option when Mike left? Sure wasn't Horace Grant or B.J. Armstrong.


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got players involved at a better rate than Pippen


Multiple players on the '94 Bulls had career years with Pippen leading the way.


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and he could actually shoot consistently.


Such a consistent shooter he shot less than 44% for his career and only 45-46% in his prime. Pippen shot 49% in '94 and never less than 46% until '98. He's also a career 47% shooter.


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Havlicek is one of the best all-around players we have ever seen, and he did it over such a long period. Pippen had a small window of dominant play.


Again, we don't penalize Pippen because he played with Jordan. And we saw what he could do as the #1 option.
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