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In your opinion, what numbers should each NBA team retire?

There are obviously teams with numbers I think they should retire and numbers that they retired that I don’t agree with.

So that said, here’s my listing of each NBA team and the numbers I think should be retired for that team, in my opinion

Oklahoma City Thunder:

#0 – Russell Westbrook
#1 – Gus Williams (Seattle Supersonics)
#20 – Gary Payton (Seattle Supersonics)
#24 – Dennis Johnson (Seattle Supersonics)
#24 – Spencer Haywood (Seattle Supersonics)
#25 – Jack Sikma (Seattle Supersonics)
#34 – Ray Allen (Seattle Supersonics)
#35 – Kevin Durant
#40 – Shawn Kemp (Seattle Supersonics)

Portland Trailblazers:

#0 – Damian Lillard
#7 – Brandon Roy
#12 – Lamarcus Aldridge
#20 – Maurice Lucas
#22 – Clyde Drexler
#30 – Terry Porter
#32 – Bill Walton

Sacramento Kings:

#1 – Tiny Archibald (Cincinnati Royals)
#2 – Mitch Richmond
#4 – Chris Webber
#12 – Maurice Stokes (Cincinnati Royals)
#14 – Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals)
#16 – Jerry Lucas (Cincinnati Royals)
#16 – Peja Stojakovic
#27 – Jack Twyman (Cincinnati Royals)

Golden State Warriors:

#6 – Neil Johnston (Philadelphia Warriors)
#9 – Andre Iguodala
#11 – Paul Arizin (Philadelphia Warriors)
#11 – Klay Thompson
#13 – Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors)
#17 – Chris Mullin
#23 – Draymond Green
#24 – Rick Barry
#30 – Stephen Curry
#35 – Kevin Durant
#42 – Nate Thurmond

Los Angeles Clippers:

#3 – Chris Paul
#6 – DeAndre Jordan
#11 – Bob McAdoo (Buffalo Braves)
#32 – Blake Griffin
#42 – Elton Brand

Los Angeles Lakers:

#13 – Wilt Chamberlain
#16 – Pau Gasol
#17 – Jim Pollard (Minneapolis Lakers)
#19 – Vern Mikkelsen (Minneapolis Lakers)
#22 – Elgin Baylor
#24 – Kobe Bryant
#25 – Gail Goodrich
#32 – Magic Johnson
#33 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
#34 – Shaquille O’Neal
#42 – James Worthy
#44 – Jerry West
#52 – Jamaal Wilkes
#89 – Clyde Lovellette (Minneapolis Lakers)
#99 – George Mikan (Minneapolis Lakers)

Minnesota Timberwolves:

#21 – Kevin Garnett
#42 – Kevin Love

Milwaukee Bucks:

#1 – Oscar Robertson
#4 – Sidney Moncrief
#8 – Marques Johnson
#10 – Bob Dandridge
#33 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
#34 – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Indiana Pacers:

#7 – Jermaine O’Neal
#13 – Paul George
#30 – George McGinnis
#31 – Reggie Miller
#34 – Mel Daniels
#35 – Roger Brown

Denver Nuggets:

#2 – Alex English
#12 – Fat Lever
#15 – Carmelo Anthony
#33 – David Thompson
#44 – Dan Issel
#55 – Dikembe Mutombo

Utah Jazz:

#4 – Adrian Dantley
#7 – Pete Maravich (New Orleans Jazz)
#8 – Deron Williams
#12 – John Stockton
#27 – Rudy Gobert
#32 – Karl Malone
#53 – Mark Eaton

Phoenix Suns:

#1 – Amar’e Stoudemire
#7 – Kevin Johnson
#13 – Steve Nash
#31 – Shawn Marion
#34 – Charles Barkley
#42 – Connie Hawkins
#44 – Paul Westphal

Dallas Mavericks:

#2 – Jason Kidd
#22 – Rolando Blackman
#24 – Mark Aguirre
#41 – Dirk Nowitzki

Houston Rockets:

#1 – Tracy McGrady
#3 – Steve Francis
#11 – Yao Ming
#13 – James Harden
#22 – Clyde Drexler
#23 – Calvin Murphy
#24 – Moses Malone
#34 – Hakeem Olajuwon
#45 – Rudy Tomjanovich

San Antonio Spurs:

#2 – Kawhi Leonard
#9 – Tony Parker
#12 – Bruce Bowen
#20 – Manu Ginobili
#21 – Tim Duncan
#21 – Alvin Robertson
#44 – George Gervin
#50 – David Robinson

Chicago Bulls:

#1 – Derrick Rose
#10 – Bob Love
#23 – Michael Jordan
#25 – Chet Walker
#33 – Scottie Pippen
#53 – Artis Gilmore
#91 – Dennis Rodman

Detroit Pistons:

#1 – Chauncey Billups
#3 – Ben Wallace
#4 – Joe Dumars
#10 – Dennis Rodman
#11 – Isiah Thomas
#12 – Bailey Howell
#12 – George Yardley (Fort Wayne Pistons)
#16 – Bob Lanier
#21 – Dave Bing
#33 – Grant Hill

Miami Heat:

#1 – Chris Bosh
#3 – Dwayne Wade
#6 – Lebron James
#10 – Tim Hardaway
#32 – Shaquille O’Neal
#33 – Alonzo Mourning

New Orleans Pelicans:

#3 – Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
#23 – Anthony Davis

Memphis Grizzlies:

#16 – Pau Gasol
#33 – Marc Gasol

Charlotte Hornets:

#2 – Larry Johnson
#15 – Kemba Walker
#41 – Glen Rice

Cleveland Cavaliers:

#2 – Kyrie Irving
#23 – Lebron James
#25 – Mark Price
#43 – Brad Daughtery

Philadelphia 76ers:

#2 – Moses Malone
#3 – Allen Iverson
#4 – Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals)
#6 – Julius Erving
#10 – Maurice Cheeks
#13 – Wilt Chamberlain
#15 – Hal Greer
#21 – Joel Embiid
#24 – Bobby Jones
#32 – Billy Cunningham
#34 – Charles Barkley

Toronto Raptors:

#2 – Kawhi Leonard
#4 – Chris Bosh
#7 – Kyle Lowry
#10 – Demar Derozan
#15 – Vince Carter

Orlando Magic:

#1 – Tracy McGrady
#1 – Penny Hardaway
#12 – Dwight Howard
#32 – Shaquille O’Neal

Washington Wizards:

#0 – Gilbert Arenas
#2 – John Wall
#11 – Elvin Hayes (Baltimore Bullets)
#25 – Gus Johnson (Baltimore Bullets)
#41 – Wes Unseld (Baltimore Bullets)

Atlanta Hawks:

#2 – Joe Johnson
#9 – Bob Pettit (St Louis Hawks)
#14 – Lenny Wilkens (St Louis Hawks)
#14 – Zelmo Beaty (St Louis Hawks)
#15 – Al Horford
#16 – Cliff Hagan (St Louis Hawks)
#21 – Dominique Wilkins
#22 – Slater Martin (St Louis Hawks)
#23 – Lou Hudson
#55 – Dikembe Mutombo

Brooklyn Nets:

#3 – Drazen Petrovic (New Jersey Nets)
#5 – Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)
#32 – Julius Erving (New Jersey Nets)
#52 – Buck Williams (New Jersey Nets)

New York Knicks:

#7 – Carmelo Anthony
#9 – Richie Guerin
#10 – Walt Frazier
#15 – Earl Monroe
#19 – Willis Reed
#22 – Dave Debusschere
#30 – Bernard King
#33 – Patrick Ewing

Boston Celtics:

#0 – Robert Parish
#3 – Dennis Johnson
#5 – Kevin Garnett
#6 – Bill Russell
#9 – Rajon Rondo
#10 – Jo Jo White
#14 – Bob Cousy
#15 – Tom Heinsohn
#17 – John Havlicek
#18 – Dave Cowens
#21 – Bill Sharman
#22 – Ed Macauley
#24 – Sam Jones
#31 – Cedric Maxwell
#32 – Kevin McHale
#33 – Larry Bird
#34 – Paul Pierce

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What are the NBA All-Decade Teams?

Ok so here’s my teams.

In order to get the most variety I’m gonna put in 2 restrictions:

-Can’t have 2 of the same players. I.e I have to choose between 70s Kareem and 80s Kareem but not both
-the player must have played at least 5 years in that decade to be considered i.e the majority of the decade. So no Bill Russell for the 1950s.

1950s:

First Team:
PG:  Bob Cousy
SG: Bill Sharman
SF: Paul Arizin
PF: Dolph Schayes
C: George Mikan
Reserve: Jim Pollard

Second Team:
PG: Slater Martin
SG: Richie Guerin
SF: George Yardley
PF: Vern Mikkelsen
C: Neil Johnston
Reserve: Ed Macauley

1960s:
First Team:
PG: Oscar Robertson
SG: Jerry West
SF: Elgin Baylor
PF: Bob Pettit
C: Wilt Chamberlain
Reserve: Sam Jones

Second Team:
PG: Lenny Wilkens
SG: Hal Greer
SF: Billy Cunningham
PF: Jerry Lucas
C: Bill Russell
Reserve: Willis Reed

1970s:
First Team:
PG: Walt Frazier
SG: George Gervin
SF: Rick Barry
PF: Elvin Hayes
C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Reserve: Dave Cowens

Second Team:
PG: Tiny Archibald
SG: Pete Maravich
SF: John Havlicek
PF: Dan Issel
C: Mel Daniels
Reserve: Wes Unseld

1980s:
First Team:
PG: Magic Johnson
SG: Sidney Moncrief
SF: Larry Bird
PF: Kevin McHale
C: Moses Malone
Reserve: Dominique Wilkins

PG: Isiah Thomas
SG: Joe Dumars
SF: Julius Erving
PF: Bob McAdoo
C: Robert Parish
Reserve: Adrian Dantley

1990s:
First Team:
PG: John Stockton
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Scottie Pippen
PF: Karl Malone
C: Hakeem Olajuwon
Reserve: Patrick Ewing

Second Team:
PG: Gary Payton
SG: Clyde Drexler
SF: Grant Hill
PF: Charles Barkley
C: David Robinson
Reserve: Mitch Richmond

2000s:
First Team:
PG: Jason Kidd
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Tim Duncan
C: Shaq
Reserve: Pau Gasol

Second Team:
PG: Steve Nash
SG: Allen Iverson
SF: Carmelo Anthony
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Dwight Howard
Reserve: Tracy McGrady

2010s (Note: Im gonna consider Cs as PFs since there’s no real Cs anymore):
First Team:
PG: Stephen Curry
SG: James Harden
SF: Lebron James
PF: Dirk Nowitzki
C: Anthony Davis
Reserve: Russell Westbrook

PG: Chris Paul
SG: Dwayne Wade
SF: Kevin Durant
PF: Kawhi Leonard
C: Blake Griffin
Reserve: Kyrie Irving

These are all great teams, but I’m gonna go with 90s team if we go by ‘old school rules’ and the 2010 team if we go by ‘new school handchecking’ rules

NBA All Decade Teams
NBA All Decade Teams

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If you had to construct all time NBA teams based on certain skills (scoring, rebounding, assists, 3PT, defense etc) what would they be?

All time scoring team

PG: Oscar Robertson (26 PPG)
SG: Michael Jordan (30 PPG)
SF: Kevin Durant (27 PPG)
PF: Karl Malone (25 PPG)
C: Wilt Chamberlain (30 PPG)

All time rebounding team

PG: Magic Johnson (7 RPG)
SG: Clyde Drexler (6 RPG)
SF: Elgin Baylor (13.5 RPG)
PF: Bob Pettit (16 RPG)
C: Bill Russell (23 RPG) (Wilt would also work here)

All time assisting team

PG: Magic Johnson (11 APG)
SG: Jerry West (7 APG)
SF: Lebron James (7 APG)
PF: Kevin Garnett (4 APG)
C: Bill Russell (4 APG) (Wilt, Walton or Unseld would also work here)

All time balanced offensive/defensive team

PG: Chris Paul / Walt Frazier
SG: Michael Jordan / Jerry West
SF: Lebron James / John Havlicek
PF: Tim Duncan / Kevin Garnett
C: Wilt Chamberlain / Hakeem Olajuwon

All time pure defense team

PG: Gary Payton
SG: Sidney Moncrief
SF: Scottie Pippen
PF: Dennis Rodman
C: Bill Russell

All time 3PT team

PG: Steph Curry
SG: Ray Allen / Reggie Miller / Klay Thomspon / Jerry West / Pete Maravich / etc
SF: Larry Bird / Kevin Durant
PF: Dirk Nowitzki
C: this is hard one… Can I put Anthony Davis here? Kristaps Porzingis?

All time Eastern conference stars

PG: Oscar Robertson / Bob Cousy
SG: Michael Jordan / Dwayne Wade
SF: Lebron James (Cavs) / Larry Bird
PF: Bob Pettit / Charles Barkley (76ers)
C: Wilt Chamberlain (76ers) / Bill Russell

All time Western conference stars

PG: Magic Johnson / John Stockton
SG: Kobe Bryant / Jerry West
SF: Elgin Baylor / Rick Barry
PF: Tim Duncan / Karl Malone
C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lakers) / Hakeem Olajuwon

All time Lakers/Celtics squad

PG: Magic Johnson / Bob Cousy
SG: Kobe Bryant / Jerry West
SF: Lebron James / Larry Bird (John Havlicek and Elgin Baylor on reserve)
PF: Kevin McHale / Kevin Garnett
C: Wilt Chamberlain / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Bill Russell / Shaq on reserve)

All time non Lakers/Celtics squad

PG: Oscar Robertson / John Stockton
SG: Michael Jordan / Dwayne Wade
SF: Julius Erving / Rick Barry (can’t use Lebron here anymore)
PF: Tim Duncan / Karl Malone
C: Hakeem Olajuwon / Moses Malone