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This is a community-based project with the goal of rating the best players in NBA history. In the matchup below, choose the player who you believe was the better player. It is up to you to determine how much weight to give to offense versus defense, peak value versus career value, regular season versus playoffs, etc.

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Current Top Five (All-Time):
1. Larry Bird (2183)
2. Oscar Robertson (2123)
3. Michael Jordan (2114)
4. Hakeem Olajuwon (2093)
5. Tim Duncan (2060)
Current Top Five (Active):
1. Tim Duncan (2060)
2. LeBron James (2012)
3. Kevin Durant (1994)
4. Kevin Garnett (1957)
5. Chris Paul (1944)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Don Nelson Truck Robinson
Pos F F-C
Height 6-6 6-7
Weight 210 225
Draft 1962 (17th) 1974 (22nd)
Debut Oct 16, 1962 Oct 19, 1974
Years 14 11
All-Star 0 2
All-NBA 0 1 (1/0/0)
All-Def 0 0
MVP 0 0
Champ 5 0
HoF Yes No
Adjusted Win Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Don Nelson Truck Robinson
1 8.8 7.6
2 8.7 7.3
3 8.3 6.9
4 7.5 6.5
5 7.4 6.0
6 6.1 5.1
7 5.9 4.3
8 5.8 3.3
9 5.5 3.2
10 3.3 2.7
11 2.6 -0.1
12 2.4
13 2.2
14 0.4
Wt Sum** 57.8 43.4

* Adjusted for schedule length
** 1 × best + 0.95 × 2nd-best + …

  Regular Season
  Don Nelson Truck Robinson
G 1053 772
MP 21685 25141
PTS 10898 11988
TRB 5192 7267
AST 1526 1348
STL 65 533
BLK 35 510
TOV 1592
 Per Game
MP 20.6 32.6
PTS 10.3 15.5
TRB 4.9 9.4
AST 1.4 1.7
STL 0.3 0.7
BLK 0.1 0.7
TOV 3.0
 Shooting
FG% .480 .483
3P% 1.000
eFG% .480 .483
FT% .765 .662
TS% .544 .520
 Advanced
PER 16.1 14.9
TRB% 10.3 15.4
AST% 9.8 7.8
STL% 0.6 1.0
BLK% 0.4 1.1
TOV% 15.3
USG% 21.3
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 45.1 15.5
DWS 29.5 37.2
WS 74.6 52.7
WS/48 .165 .101

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  Playoffs
  Don Nelson Truck Robinson
G 150 74
MP 3209 1736
PTS 1577 604
TRB 719 505
AST 210 77
STL 13 47
BLK 7 46
TOV 103
 Per Game
MP 21.4 23.5
PTS 10.5 8.2
TRB 4.8 6.8
AST 1.4 1.0
STL 0.3 0.6
BLK 0.1 0.6
TOV 2.1
 Shooting
FG% .498 .448
3P%
eFG% .498 .448
FT% .817 .616
TS% .566 .483
 Advanced
PER 16.4 12.2
TRB% 9.1 15.9
AST% 9.3 6.4
STL% 0.6 1.3
BLK% 0.4 1.4
TOV% 16.3
USG% 17.8
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 8.4 -0.3
DWS 2.9 2.6
WS 11.3 2.3
WS/48 .168 .064

123 ≡ incomplete data