22. Elton Brand
Brand is a unique example where individual skill-set doesn’t translate to postseason success. For someone who’s averaged 19.4 points for the first 10 seasons of his career, Brand’s teams shockingly only advanced beyond the first round of the playoffs twice. Despite the lack of postseason success, Brand still proved to be a decorated basketball player. He was recognized as the 1999 National College Player of the Year, the 1999 ACC Player of the Year, the 1998 USA Male Athlete of the Year, and also was named a consensus first-team All-American during his time at Duke (1999).
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21. Amar’e Stoudemire
Before injuries sapped his explosiveness, Stoudemire averaged over 20 points per game in seven of his first nine NBA seasons. Being a dangerous and efficient scorer, “STAT” shot over 53-percent from the field over the course of his 14-year career. The knock on Stoudemire was always his effort on the defensive end. Being the centerpiece of the Phoenix Suns “seven seconds or less” offense, the system and his skill-set blended perfectly with one another.
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