2. Drazen Petrovic, 1990-93
It hurts a bit to write about all the potential that Drazen Petrovic had. For anyone old enough to remember, the untimely passing of Petrovic is nothing short of heartbreaking, and, if his career wasn’t cut short, we’d be talking about one of the best international players of all-time, let alone the best during a decade. Scoreboards lit up on a nightly basis for Petrovic, who possessed a play style very similar to Stephen Curry, just less voluminous.
His mid-range jumper always knocked down, he was lights out from three, and he had good-enough size to retain that efficiency when attacking the basket. A 20-plus point per game scorer in his two full seasons with the Nets, Petrovic wouldn’t be hesitant to go shot-for-shot with some of the 90s best talents, which included Jordan. The Nets have yet to see another shooter as automatic as Petrovic, and his 43.7 percent clip from long distance sits atop the franchise’s leaderboard.
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