^Blocks and steals do not make a great defender. His man defense has always been suspect, and DPOYs awards and the sportswriter awards don't hold much prestige for me anymore. They seem to glance at league leader lists and make their picks.
McAdoo is a huge pet favorite of mine. There's a stretch there from about 74 to 80 where the numbers are just insane.
Then Bells, then Zo and Sikma who I think are really close.
Throw Artis Gilmore in there, he's a really tough guy for me to rank. A huge defensive presence, and I think a better offensive player than Zo. I like him all time better than Bellamy even. But he's kind of a lost player. Those ABA numbers are hard to translate though.