The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

18. Sidney Moncrief

Accomplishments (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 5x NBA All-Star, 2x DPOY, 5x All-NBA, 5x All-Defense
Team(s): Bucks
Stats (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 16.7 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.9 APG 1.3 SPG
'80s Highlights 

Sidney was the winner of the first two Defensive Player of the Year awards, but he wasn't just a great defender. The Squid was one of the best all-around player of the '80s. His Milwaukee Bucks teams made the playoffs every year he was there. The 6'4" Moncrief was able to guard guys bigger than him with ease. Michael Jordan was quoted as saying, "When you play against Moncrief, you're in for a night of all-around basketball. He'll hound you everywhere you go, both ends of the court. You just expect it." Moncrief is another guy that should be in the Hall and isn't.

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