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Old 04-20-2016, 08:05 PM   #61
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Default Re: Would Clyde the Glyde Drexler be the best SG in today's league?

Drexler would absolutely be the best SG today. Prime Drexler put up 27/8/6 on 50% with 2.7 steals and good to great defense. Great slasher and finisher, deadly in transition, solid mid-range shooter, very good passer and rebounder, and as previously mentioned an excellent defender. The Glyde could do it all. He led his team to 3 straight WCF's and 2 finals and was a great playoff performer throughout his career. He was always overshadowed by Jordan and another in a long list of players who were denied a title by Jordan, but Drexler was an amazing player. My third favorite player ever behind Wade and Zo.

I'd even go as far as saying Houston would be better with 1995 Rocket's Drexler than current Harden. His playoff run of 21/7/5/1.5/0.7 on 48% and great defense is one of the more underrated 2nd option playoff runs ever. Harden is better offensively but Drexler was a much better defender and much more effective off the ball.

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Old 04-20-2016, 08:54 PM   #62
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Clyde had no left hand.


Looks like he's going left pretty good to me:










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I mean he would still be good but the holes in his game would prevent him from being as good as the players now.

Remember, Curry's good shooting is the EXCEPTION among the league's top scorers - Lebron, Westbrook, Wade, Derozan and Butler all have poor 3-point AND midrange efficiency, yet they're still the top wing scorers because today's wide open spacing and hands-off defense allows athletic players easier access to the rim than ever before.

Today's spacing and hands-off defense would benefit Clyde and MJ's athleticism the same way, except in Jordan's case, he had well-documented, goat midrange efficiency, which would put him in Curry's category as a goat shooter, and give him a similarly massive advantage over Lebron, Westbrook and company.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:57 PM   #63
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I'd even go as far as saying Houston would be better with 1995 Rocket's Drexler than current Harden. His playoff run of 21/7/5/1.5/0.7 on 48% and great defense is one of the more underrated 2nd option playoff runs ever.


Was actually thinking that myself. He was inspirational that post season.
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