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All-Time #NBArank: Players 36-40

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All-Time #NBArank continues with players 36-40.

To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and career value. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100.

The top 100 will roll out over the next couple of weeks. We have already announced players 41-45, 46-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100.

Also, check out our positional rankings of the 10 best point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers of all time.

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All-Time #NBArank: 36-40

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Clyde Drexler

Position
Shooting guard

Teams
Portland Trail Blazers (1984-1995), Houston Rockets (1995-1998)

Honors
Ten-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1995)

Career stats
20.4 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 5.6 APG, 2.0 SPG

Nickname
Clyde The Glide

Did you know?
Drexler made the playoffs in each of his 15 seasons. The path to the NBA Finals often went through Drexler, whose teams either made the Finals or lost to an eventual Finals team in 10 of his 15 seasons. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Rick Barry

Position
Small forward

Teams
San Francisco Warriors (1965-1967), Oakland Oaks (1968-69), Washington Capitols (1969-70), New York Nets (1970-1972), Golden State Warriors (1972-1978), Houston Rockets (1978-1980); barred from playing in ABA during 1967-68 season

Honors
Eight-time NBA All-Star, four-time ABA All-Star, six-time All-NBA selection, four-time All-ABA selection, NBA scoring champion (1966-67), Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1975)

Career stats
24.8 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 4.9 APG, .893 FT%

Nickname
The Miami Greyhound

Did you know?
Barry averaged 40.8 points a game in the 1967 NBA Finals, which was the most in any NBA Finals until Michael Jordan topped him in 1993. It remains the second-highest scoring average in a single NBA Finals. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Walt Frazier

Position
Point guard

Teams
New York Knicks (1967-1977), Cleveland Cavaliers (1977-1980)

Honors
Seven-time All-Star, six-time All-NBA selection, seven-time All-Defensive selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
2 (1970, 1973)

Career stats
18.9 PPG, 6.1 APG, 5.9 RPG, 1.9 SPG

Nickname
Clyde

Did you know?
Frazier scored 36 points in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals to clinch the title for the Knicks. The only two players in NBA history who have scored more points in a win in a Game 7 of the NBA Finals are LeBron James and Tom Heinsohn. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Bob Cousy

Position
Point guard

Teams
Boston Celtics (1950-1963), Cincinnati Royals (1969-70)

Honors
MVP (1956-57), 13-time All-Star, 12-time All-NBA selection, Hall of Fame

Championships
6 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)

Career stats
18.4 PPG, 7.5 APG, 5.2 RPG, .803 FT%

Nickname
Cooz, Houdini of the Hardwood

Did you know?
Cousy remains the only guard in NBA history to be named First Team All-NBA in 10 consecutive seasons. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Elvin Hayes

Position
Power forward/center

Teams
San Diego Rockets (1968-1971), Houston Rockets (1971-72, 1981-1984), Baltimore Bullets (1972-73), Capital Bullets (1973-74), Washington Bullets (1974-1981)

Honors
Twelve-time All-Star, six-time All-NBA selection, two-time All-Defensive selection, scoring champion (1968-69), Hall of Fame

Championships
1 (1978)

Career stats
21.0 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 2.0 BPG, .452 FG%

Nickname
The Big E

Did you know?
In the shot-clock era, Hayes and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players to lead the NBA in points per game as rookies. -- ESPN Stats & Info

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