The 75 greatest players in NBA history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

The 75 greatest NBA players of all-time, ranked by PER
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48.    Harry Gallatin-21.63

Of the 75 players on this list, Harry Gallatin may be the least well-known. Gallatin played for a decade in the late 1940s and 1950s for the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons. He is a Hall of Famer, though Gallatin's numbers aren't exactly eye-popping, averaging a respectable 13 points and 11.9 rebounds. On the other hand, he shot under 40% from the field.

Considering that that was par for the course for the era, PER doesn't hold it against him, though PER is only compiled for the last seven seasons of his career. That helps explain why he is ranking so high despite not putting up big numbers in his career. It is safe to say that he is not a top 75 player, despite being in the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

There are simply too many good players for him to make the cut. In fact, he failed to make the NBA's 50th Anniversary Team or the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team. As a result, we can safely call Gallatin a PER outlier on this list. On to the next one.