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Lowe: Clyde Drexler Was "Clearly" Better Than Reggie Miller

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Zach Lowe of SI.com assesses Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012 member Reggie Miller's standing among the best two guards of all time. He includes former Portland Trail Blazers guard Clyde Drexler in a select group of three players who -- in addition to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant -- are "clearly above" Miller. ------------------------------------- We’re getting into dicier territory now, but I’m comfortable putting the Glide above Miller. He ranks 79 spots above Miller on the all-time PER list, and like West and Wade, he was just a more dynamic creator than Miller; Drexler averaged between 5.7 and 8.0 assists per game for eight straight seasons in his prime and could help an offense in more ways. He was the linchpin of one of the great teams to never win a ring (the late 1980s/early 1990s Blazers), and he had the size to play small forward in three-guard lineups without fatally compromising his team’s defense. ------------------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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