2) Allen Iverson
A.I. was a superstar who helped define the NBA in the early 2000s. But it is fully possible that he could have reached another level had he entered the game in this current era. Throughout his career, Iverson was known for his crafty handles and ability to score on all three levels. These traits, combined with his swagger, helped make him one of the game’s most prolific stars.
It could be argued that Iverson’s skill set would transfer well into this version of the NBA. A few of his capabilities are timeless, but it may be one of his more underdeveloped skills that could serve him well.
Across 17 NBA seasons, Iverson was a roughly 31% three-point shooter. When he came into the league in 1996, teams were not necessarily prepared to “live and die” by long-range shooting.
If the Virginia native were to play in today’s league, he’d most assuredly make a concerted effort to develop his perimeter game in a fashion that would result in more three-point makes. Further, his tendency to create off of the dribble would lend itself to an even more diverse approach.