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

The 75 greatest NBA players of all-time, ranked by PER

Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant
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35.    Tracy McGrady-22.13

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady started his career in Toronto, where he showed plenty of promise but it took him joining the Orlando Magic for him to truly break out and become a household name. McGrady led the NBA in scoring back-to-back seasons in 2002–03 and 2003–04, respectively. 

McGrady could not only attack and finish at the rim but also get to the free throw line at will and shoot in the high 30s from deep. Not only that but he was also a terrific passer and a good rebounder. Being a top-tier scorer and racking up assists, rebounds, and steals results in T-Mac rating highly in PER and illustrates just how good he was at his peak. 

In fact, McGrady often drew comparisons to Kobe Bryant and was even nearly traded for him, which would be quite the what-if. Although he would go on to have a Hall of Fame career, injuries derailed what could have been a truly special run for McGrady.