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Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Ultimate "Five Tool" Players

Versatility is a prized trait in all sports. Baseball scouts have a name for it: a “five tool” player is someone who hits for average, hits for power, runs well, has a strong throwing arm and fields his position well. The basketball version of this is a player who scores, rebounds, assists, steals the ball and blocks shots. Only five players in NBA/ABA history have led their teams in each of those categories in the same season: Julius Erving, Dave Cowens, Scottie Pippen, Kevin Garnett and Tracy McGrady. My newest NBCSports.com article examines the accomplishments of basketball's "five tool" players:

The Ultimate "Five Tool" Players

posted by David Friedman @ 1:05 AM

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