Years: 1984-2001
Teams: Kings, Rockets, Trail Blazers, Pistons, Wizards, Heat, Hornets
Best known as a rebounding machine, Thorpe was also an efficient scorer, and a key member of the Rockets' '94 championship team. The ninth pick in the loaded '84 draft, Thorpe averaged 20 and 10 for the Kings in 1987-88, but it was after being traded to the Rockets prior to the '88-'89 season that he blossomed alongside Hakeem Olajuwon in the Houston front court. Thorpe was consistently among the league leaders in field goal percentage, made an All-Star team in '92, and played in 542 consecutive games at one point. In the '94 Playoffs, he averaged just shy of a double-double, with 11.3 points and 9.9 boards in 23 games.