What players all time had the biggest non-injury related dropoff?
I was curious and went looking through basketball reference. Which guys had the biggest drop off in performance that didn't have to do with injury?
Age can be a factor in it .
[–][POR] Clifford RobinsonOregonTripleBeam 30 指標 11小時前
Roy Hibbert comes to mind.
[–]PacersKazumaKuwabara 576 指標 11小時前
Roy Hibbert ):
[–]KnicksSpentitinGenoa 129 指標 11小時前
He fucking killed us in the playoffs that year
[–]PacersKazumaKuwabara 60 指標 10小時前
His block on Melo still brings a tear to my eye.
[–]SunsCountAardvark 42 指標 7小時前
This isn't gonna be good for hibbertcoin
[–][CHI] Nate Robinsonseymourtets 42 指標 10小時前
Roy Hibbert and Al Jefferson basically became obsolete overnight, with Roy being more of a mystery of why he suddenly sucked
[–]AnferneeMason 22 指標 8小時前
Not sure of the exact timing, but I think Hibbert became obsolete when they changed the verticality rules.
Jefferson was a combination of age/injuries and the game evolving.
[–][CHI] Nate Robinsonseymourtets 17 指標 7小時前
i mean you dont put up 0 points and 0 rebounds, starting in a playoff game without having some internal issues
[–]RocketsMikegetscalls 249 指標 10小時前
Ty Lawson just forgot how to play basketball... went from really good player to get him off the court
[–]PacersFishMonsterMan 67 指標 8小時前
Started showing up to practice drunk and all kinds of other stuff.
[–][LAL] Brandon IngramStarved-Nutritionist 84 指標 8小時前
He got too addicted to /r/NBA and just stopped practicing.
[–]RocketsDaroo425 37 指標 7小時前
While alcoholism isn't an injury, I would consider it an ailment
[–]Westkallegold 142 指標 11小時前
[–]RaptorsTrillination 134 指標 7小時前
He had a nose injury
[–]ErieHog 44 指標 7小時前
Very few people here seem to be old enough to remember the end of the *河蟹*e train in professional basketball.
Unless you count it as a case of spraining their cerebellums, the drug train is what really derailed some promising guys.
Michael Ray Richardson- 20/8/6/3 guy. Gone.
Roy Tarpley went from 21/11/2, to gone.
Does anyone else remember the name Lewis Lloyd? He was an 18/4/4 player in the league- a productivity guy from somewhere between Devin Booker trying to emerge to Bradley Beal-- and his career isn't even the memory of someone talking about the aftermath of a popcorn fart they smelled yesterday.
These are the guys I think about, when you say non-injury drop off.
[–]WarriorsFirebreaker 41 指標 11小時前
[–]RaptorsWhataHitSonWhataHit 13 指標 9小時前
For real. His rebounding and rim protection were so good, unbelievable that he could be bad enough on offense to be unplayable. But he found a way.
[–]Grizzliestherealestyeti 10 指標 10小時前
shot technique GOAT
[–][NYK] Lou AmundsonLominattii 198 指標 11小時前
Raymond felton after he got traded from the knicks the first time, in the melo deal.
That year with the knicks he was averaging damn near a double double and receiving all star votes. Then he got fat
[–]rajistheman69420 102 指標 10小時前
To be fair he was kinda fat with the Knicks, but he was more of an efficient fat
[–][NYK] Lou AmundsonLominattii 62 指標 10小時前
[–]Nuggetsclancydog4 19 指標 10小時前
If we're going former UNC point guards, I'd unfortunately have to put Ty Lawson over Raymond.
[–]RaptorsMrkGrn 193 指標 11小時前
[–]Celticsdas_baba 73 指標 8小時前
He certainly dropped in terms of hype and perceived value, but not so much in talent. Tbf, he was always trash in the most accurate sense of the term. He just stood out as he was a higher usage player in a team that lost 26 games in a row. He was a bit older rookie from a below average draft class
[–][SAS] Francisco Elson8coffeesandcounting 37 指標 7小時前
The Process has had many casualties
[–]AnferneeMason 34 指標 7小時前
Say what you want about Hinkie, but building around MCW/Okafor would have gotten the Sixers exactly nowhere.
[–]WarriorsDryIceCannon 22 指標 6小時前
He wasn’t trying to though, he moved MCW and wanted Porzingis over Jah
[–]Celticsdavygravy1337 96 指標 11小時前
Jared Sullinger used to be a force to be reckoned with banging in the paint
[–][TOR] Pops Mensah-BonsuSaprano44 43 指標 11小時前
He was injured for the Raps. Just seemed like he was too heavy for his body to handle playing in the NBA.
[–][NYK] Anthony MasonBlueHundred 21 指標 9小時前
He was also injured in college. A big reason why he dropped in the draft; he was a top 10 projected player
[–][MIN] Tom GugliottaTheTrenchMonkey 26 指標 10小時前
Steve Francis was an interesting one.
[–]RocketsParlett316 16 指標 9小時前
Once he was separated from Cuttino he was done =/ He had one more good game with Houston though and that was it.
[–]PistonsApocalyptic0n3 5 指標 6小時前
Baron Davis dropped off in a similar fashion iirc. After he left GSW (age 30), his production fell steeply and it never recovered (it fell after he left the Hornets too, but not as bad and it recovered after a year or two)
[–][PHI] Kyle KorverBabyDick-_- 90 指標 11小時前
Richard jefferson went from a borderline allstar to a role player real quick and in his prime age of 28
[–][TOR] Pops Mensah-BonsuSaprano44 78 指標 11小時前
Jefferson was a player that got worse on the Spurs largely because of their system. Not everyone was meant to be a Spur.
[–]Spursonamonapizza 51 指標 7小時前
Even Pop later admitted that he didn't utilize Jefferson right.
In NJ, Jefferson was a freight train and had prime Jason Kidd to spoon feed him buckets.
In San Antonio, he was forced into a slow-it-down, halfcourt system and told to basically stand in the corner and stay out of Tim, Tony, and Manu's way.
Pop basically tried to turn Richard Jefferson into Bruce Bowen.
[–]bautistar1 86 指標 10小時前
[–]ErieHog 43 指標 8小時前
I think of him as pretty explicitly tied to injury decline; even the guy's peak season saw him miss two weeks due to the persistent degeneration of his ankle that robbed him of his ability.
[–]Raptorspfc_6ixgodconsumer 57 指標 8小時前
That was an interesting decline. He was so good that he literally forced a hall of fame coach he had a disagreement with into retirement. He was okay for his first 2 years with the nets and then fell off a cliff.