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Inspired by this thread: http://www.basketballforum.com/nba-forum/469323-00s-90s-80s-team-do-you-choose.html

Simple premise. We are trying to make the best possible 10-man roster of players who dominated the decade from 1990 to 1999. I do not think we should require that the player fit into any particular positional requirements. Whatever 10 guys you think would make the best possible overall team, you post.

Let me help a little. Here are the top 31 players in the decade (sorted by PER) that played a reasonable amount of their career (over 410 games - 5 full seasons) during that time period:

1) Jordan (28.7 PER; 585 Game Played)
2) DRob (27.7; 685)
3) Shaq (27.4; 455)
4) Karl Malone (26.0; 785)
5) Barkley (24.9; 664)
6) Hakeem (24.5; 689)
7) Stockton (22.6; 766)
8) Ewing (22.4; 702)
9) Zo (21.8; 455)
10) Nique (21.8; 515)
11) Kevin Johnson (21.3; 568)
12) Drexler (21.2; 608)
13) Kemp (20.6; 747)
14) Mark Price (20.5; 500)
15) Pippen (20.4; 731)
16) Reggie Miller (19.8; 776)
17) Ceballos (19.7; 500)
18) Terrell Brandon (19.4; 543)
19) Tim Hardaway (19.3; 660)
20) Mullin (19.0; 640)
21) Derrick Coleman (18.9; 512)
22) Glove (18.9; 704)
23) Rod Strickland (18.8; 690)
24) Kukoc (18.7; 412)
25) Hornacek (18.5; 760)
26) Ricky Pierce (18.5; 545)
27) Gatling (18.3; 487)
28) Schrempf (18.3; 737)
29) Vlade (18.2; 715)
30) Rik Smits (18.1; 706)
31) Mitch Richmond (18.0; 722)

EDIT: It looks like pretty much everyone agrees with Gary Payton, John Stockton, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, and Hakeem Olajuwon making the team. That's 2 points, 2 wings, and 3 bigs. I will attach a poll for the remaining three spots.

Also, take a look at the BBF 2000's All Decade Team thread and the BBF 1980's All Decade Team thread and the BBF 1970's All Decade Team thread. Vote there, too.
 

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I'm planning to do my best to not put the same player on any two of these teams, and I implore you to do the same. For this reason, Shaq will not be considered for this team, but Jordan, Drexler, and Dominique Wilkins will be considered.

I personally feel that 5 of the top 8 players from this decade were big men, and it would be a shame to leave any one of them off this team due to positional needs. I think Barkley could play the 3 in a pinch, so that's where I'm putting him.

Reggie is going to get the nod for me over Drexler for the same reason Ray got the nod over Wade in the 2000's list. Shooting will be paramount in this little 4-team tournament.

Pippen gets the nod over Nique because his skills are so unique.

PG Payton/Stockton
SG Jordan/Reggie
SF Barkley/Pippen
PF Hakeem/Mailman
C Admiral/Ewing
 

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Shaq
Robinson
Olajuwon
Malone
Barkley
Pippen
Richmond
Jordan
Payton
Penny Hardaway
 

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Someone will have to explain why they pick Reggie over Rock
 

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same reason some took Ray-Ray over Wade? looking for a specialist off the bench - Mitch was a very good 3pt shooter but the Farengi was an all timer (plus the clutch factor) - at least that was my reasoning
 

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PG - Stockton
SG - Jordan
SF - Pippen
PF - Malone
C - Olajuwon

6 - Barkley
7 - Payton
8 - Shaq
9 - Ewing
10 - Drexler

Hurts me to leave Zo off, but it's hard to take him over Ewing or The Admiral.

If I wanted more shooting, i'd drop Drexler for Chris Mullin.
 

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PG - Stockton
SG - Jordan
SF - Pippen
PF - Malone
C - Olajuwon

6 - Barkley
7 - Payton
8 - Shaq
9 - Ewing
10 - Drexler

Hurts me to leave Zo off, but it's hard to take him over Ewing or The Admiral.

If I wanted more shooting, i'd drop Drexler for Chris Mullin.
You didn't take the admiral.
 

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Hakeem
Malone
Pippen
Jordan
Payton

Robinson
Barkley
Rodman
Miller
Stockton
I'll make a 15 man roster with 3 on the bench.

C Hakeem Olajuwon
PF Charles Barkley
SF Scottie Pippen
SG Michael Jordan
PG John Stockton

C Patrick Ewing
C Shaquille O'neal
PF Karl Malone
SF Grant Hill
SG Reggie Miller
SG Clyde Drexler
PG Gary Payton

Bench
C David Robinson
PF Shawn Kemp
PG Jason Kidd
 

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I'll make a 15 man roster with 3 on the bench.

C Hakeem Olajuwon
PF Charles Barkley
SF Scottie Pippen
SG Michael Jordan
PG John Stockton

C Patrick Ewing
C Shaquille O'neal
PF Karl Malone
SF Grant Hill
SG Reggie Miller
SG Clyde Drexler
PG Gary Payton

Bench
C David Robinson
PF Shawn Kemp
PG Jason Kidd
I'm about to make the poll for this thread. Who are your top 10?
 

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Honestly, I probably leave Shaq off just because of the locker room problems he creates and his need to always be in the spotlight. When you have three professionals in the form of Hakeem, Patrick, and Robinson to chose from, certain guys just aren't worth the headaches.
 

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When you have three professionals in the form of Hakeem, Patrick, and Robinson to chose from, certain guys just aren't worth the headaches.
That's a good point.
 

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It's a team right? A team has 12 with 3 not active, right?
If you don't settle on a 10-man roster, your vote will have to be ignored. Everyone has to be on a level playing field. Check the OP for details.
 

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Probably have to go Payton and Stockton at point, but I'm tempted to make a controversial choice of Price over one of them to provide extra spacing.....F it, I'm bumping Stockton because you probably don't want the ball in his hands that much on this team anyway. Payton and Price(and I'm starting Price next to Jordan!) as a defense-offense combo. Jordan obviously. Reggie to stretch the floor, Pippen and Drex as the swingmen, Malone and Barkley as the fours, Hakeem and a toss-up between Robinson and Ewing at center.

Price/Payton
Jordan/Reggie
Pippen/Drexler
Barkley/Malone
Hakeem/Ewing
 

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10-man rosters were specified in the first post.
But why? That's like voting on a 32 man roster in football lol. Or a 20 man roster in baseball.
 

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But why? That's like voting on a 32 man roster in football lol. Or a 20 man roster in baseball.
It's not like this team is going to be going through an 82-game schedule. We're working in an injury-free environment at these players' hypothetical primes.

I continually wonder if Hoodey is another poster's troll account.
 
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