NBA’s Top 10 Greatest Sixth Men of All Time
14 Aug 2015
- Ricky Pierce
One of the most underrated players of all time, Ricky Pierce was, like Vinnie Johnson, the epitome of instant offense. What typically keeps Pierce off of lists of all-time greats is the fact that he rarely played on relevant teams. Though he made the playoffs 12 of his 16 seasons and with four different teams, his teams typically did not advance far and he never won a title.
He did, however, light up the stat sheets, scoring 20 points per game in four seasons despite coming off the bench and never playing much more than 29 minutes per game. Even more impressive is the fact that he averaged 22 points per 36 minutes. Pierce won the Sixth Man of the Year award twice and was a one-time All-Star.
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