Best: Denver Nuggets — Alex English
If you were expecting Carmelo Anthony, you probably didn’t watch much basketball in the 80s when Alex English and Dan Issel ruled the Rockies. English averaged almost 26 points a game in 11 seasons with the Nuggets, winning a scoring title and making eight All Star Games.
He leads Denver all time in games, minutes played, field goals, points, offensive rebounds, and assists. He is one of only 11 players in NBA history to score 25 points a game in eight straight seasons, and he scored more points than any other player in the 80s.
Worst: Denver Nuggets — Nikoloz Tskitishvili
The Nuggets rolled the dice with the number five pick in the 2002 draft, selecting Georgian (the country, not the state) prospect Nikoloz Tskitishvili, and Skita was one of the biggest busts in recent memory.
He never even averaged four points a game, and he didn’t even play double digit minutes any year after his rookie season. Tskitishvili shot 30% for his career — not a typo — and was out of the league entirely in four years.