Last Friday 12 legends were inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, including Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief, Bill Fitch and Paul Westphal but it’s not too early to look ahead to next year.
The players eligible to be inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2020 combined for 15 NBA Championships among them and this class is almost as loaded as the one in 2009, which featured Michael Jordan.
15-time NBA All-Star, five-time NBA Champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP, two-time NBA MVP, 15-time All-NBA, 15-time All-Defensive Team, 1997-98 All-Rookie, 1997-98 Rookie of the Year
15-time NBA All-Star, one-time NBA Champion, one-time NBA MVP, one-time Defensive Player of the Year, nine-time All-NBA, 12-time All-Defensive Team, four-time Rebounding Champion, 1995-96 All-Rookie
18-time NBA All-Star, five-time NBA Champion, two-time Finals MVP, one-time NBA MVP, 15-time All-NBA, 12-time All-Defensive Team, two-time Scoring Champion, 1996-97 All-Rookie
11-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA Champion, one-time All-NBA, 2003-04 All-Rookie
When healthy, Amar’e Stoudemire and Elton Brand could put up at least 20 points and 10 rebounds on a nightly basis and although they were unbelievable players, they never carried their teams to long playoff runs.
Tayshaun Prince was a defensive specialist, he played a major role in the NBA Championship that the Pistons won in 2004, he had an iconic block on Reggie Miller and overall he made four NBA All-Defensive second teams. Prince is the kind of player that all Championship teams need to have but I don’t think it is enough to make the Hall of Fame.
Practically No Chance
Andre Miller ranks 11th all-time with 8,524 assists and 38th with 1,546 steals but never made an NBA All-Star game or the All-NBA team, which hurts his case. Miller was a solid point guard for 17 seasons and he was a key part of pretty decent teams but his Hall of Fame chances are not good.
Kevin Martin, Kirk Hinrich and Caron Butler were starting-caliber players who were in the league for a long time after establishing themselves as solid contributors but they were never the faces of their franchises.
We can take the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame probabilities according to Basketball-Reference and use SBR’s odds converter to set lines for these players:
Hall of Fame Probabilities
Tim Duncan 100 percent
Kevin Garnett 100 percent
Kobe Bryant 100 percent
Chris Bosh 99.5 percent
Amar’e Stoudemire 72.9 percent
Elton Brand 7.2 percent
Andre Miller 0.3 percent
Caron Butler 0.2 percent
Tayshaun Prince 0.1 percent
Kevin Martin 0.1 percent
Kirk Hinrich 0.1 percent
Odds To Be Inducted Into The Basketball Hall Of Fame In 2020
Chris Bosh -20000
Amar’e Stoudemire -269
Elton Brand +1289
Andre Miller +33233
Caron Butler +49900
Tayshaun Prince +99900
Kevin Martin +99900
Kirk Hinrich +99900