Originally Posted by Statis22
Have no idea how Spree fell this late. Idk if prime Artest is much better than prime Spree was, if at all. And I love both players.
Both excellent 2-way wings who did pretty much everything well on the court. Spree was more agile and the better scorer and shooter, while Artest was bigger/stronger and the better defender. Both head cases, one choked his coach the other started the biggest brawl in NBA history. 2 of the most catastrophic instances in NBA history. Overall not too different.
Great pick. Have had him on top of my board for awhile now. Spree made first-team All-NBA in 94. Consistently averaged well over 20 PPG during that span while also being a tough as hell defender. Led the Dubs back into the playoffs that season after Run TMC fell. Also averaged 24/5/6/2 in 1997.
I feel like people tend to forget that Spree and remember him more for his Knicks years (in which he was also great and a ******* warrior who pretty much carried the hobbled up 8-seed Knicks to the Finals in 99 on his back) and the "I need to feed my family" Spree in Minnesota.
Still some great players left though.
@bhzmafia14 team after that Mase pick... Aren't too much better do-it-all 6th men out there, especially on that roster.