25. Rod Strickland
Accomplishments (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 1x All-NBA, 1998 Assists Leader
Team(s): Knicks, Spurs, Blazers, Wizards
Stats (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 15.7 PPG 4.4 RPG 8.5 APG 1.7 SPG
It still amazes us that Rod never made an All-Star team. It's one of the biggest travesties in sports. Some blame it on his ego and that's fair. He once said that he wouldn't attend the 1999 All-Star game, if chosen, after being snubbed in '98. Strick also had a contract dispute with the Spurs and was sent packing. The numbers don't lie, though. During his career, Strickland was one of the most consistent points in the L. He couldn't shoot for shit, but it didn't matter because he was impossible to keep out of the lane. Strickland averaged 15+ points and 8+ assists for six straight seasons (1994-1999). He was the quintessential city point guard and he's been paying it forward to the young bucks. Rod has coached Derrick Rose, John Wall and Tyreke Evans as an assistant under John Calipari at Memphis and Kentucky.