Picking Each NBA Team’s Future Hall of Famers

It is likely that not every team has a future HOFer on their current roster. Young players are so hard to predict because their careers could change in any direction, injuries could happen, they might retire early, or anything else. So when we leave out a rookie or sophomore on your favorite team, by no means are we saying they won’t have a HOF career. We just haven’t seen enough promise in their very limited time in the NBA. It is also important to note that players’ accomplishments in college, overseas, and in the Olympics are also taken into consideration for the Hall of Fame. With this in mind, we will be ranking our choices in a tier system.

Tier A: Could retire right now and be a HOFer.

Tier B: Has just a little bit left to prove.

Tier C: Has shown amazing promise, just needs to do this throughout their career.

Tier D: It’s possible but unlikely at this point in their careers.

Atlanta Hawks

Tier A: Vince Carter (ROY, 8x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Tier C: Trae Young (All-Rookie, 1x All-Star)

Boston Celtics

Tier C: Jayson Tatum (All-Rookie, 1x All-Star)

Tier D: Kemba Walker (4x All-Star, 1x All-NBA)

Brooklyn Nets

Tier A: Kevin Durant (ROY, 1x MVP, 2x Finals MVP, 2 Championships, 4x Scoring Champ, 10x All-Star, 9x All-NBA, 2 Gold Medals)

Tier B: Kyrie Irving (ROY, 1 Championship, 6x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Charlotte Hornets


Chicago Bulls

Tier C: Zach Lavine (All-Rookie)

Cleveland Caveliers

Tier B: Kevin Love (All-Rookie, MIP, 1x Rebounds Champ, 5x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Tier D: Andre Drummond (All-Rookie, 3x Rebounds Champ, 2x All-star, 1x All-NBA)

Dallas Mavericks

Tier C: Luka Doncic (ROY, 1x All-Star, 1x Euroleague MVP), Kristaps Porzingis (All-Rookie, 1x All-Star)

Denver Nuggets

Tier C: Nikola Jokic (All-Rookie, 2x All-Star, 1x All-NBA, 1 Silver Medal)

Tier D: Paul Millsap (All-Rookie, 1x All-Defense, 4x All-Star)

Detroit Pistons

Tier B: Blake Griffin (ROY, 6X All-Star, 5x All-NBA), Derrick Rose (ROY, 1x MVP, 3x All-Star, 1x All-NBA)

Golden State Warriors

Tier A: Steph Curry (All-Rookie, 1x Scoring Champ, 1x Steals Champ, 3 Championships, 2x MVP, 6x All-Star, 6x All-NBA)

Tier B: Klay Thompson, (All-Rookie, 1x All-Defense, 3 Championships, 5x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal), Draymond Green (1x DPOY, 1x Steals Champ, 5x All-Defense, 3 Championships, 3x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Houston Rockets

Tier A: James Harden (All-Rookie, 1x Sixth Man, 1x Assist Champ, 2x Scoring Champ, 1x MVP, 8x All-Star, 6x All-NBA 1 Gold Medal), Russell Westbrook (All-Rookie, 2x Assist Champ, 2x Scoring Champ, 1x MVP, 9x All-Star, 8x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Indiana Pacers

Tier C: Domantas Sabonis (1x All-Star)

Tier D: Victor Oladipo (All-Rookie, MIP, 1x All-Defense, 1x Steals Champ, 2x All-Star, 1x All-NBA)

Los Angeles Clippers

Tier A: Kawhi Leonard (All-Rookie, 1x Steals Champ, 2x DPOY, 2 Championships, 2x Finals MVP, 5x All-Defense, 4x All-Star, 3x All-NBA)

Tier B: Paul George (All-Rookie, MIP, 1x Steals Champ, 4x All-Defense, 6x All-Star, 5x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Los Angeles Lakers

Tier A: Lebron James (ROY, 1x Scoring Champ, 3 Championships, 3x Finals MVP, 6x All-Defense, 4x MVP, 16x All-Star, 15x All-NBA, 2 Gold Medals, 1 Bronze Medal) , Dwight Howard (All-Rookie, 2x Blocks Champ, 5x Rebound Champ, 5x All-Defense, 3x DPOY, 8x All-Star, 8x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Tier B: Anthony Davis (All-Rookie, 3x Blocks Champ, 3x All-Defense, 7x All-Star, 3x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Tier D: Rajon Rondo (All-Rookie, 1x Steals Champ, 3x Assist Champ, 4x All-Defense, 1x NBA Champ, 4x All-Star, 1x All-NBA)

Memphis Grizzlies

Tier C: Ja Morant (Current Rookie)

Miami Heat

Tier B: Jimmy Butler (MIP, 4x All-Defense, 5x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Tier C: Bam Adebayo (1x All-Star)

Milwaukee Bucks

Tier B: Giannis Antetokounmpo (All-Rookie, MIP, 2x All-Defense, 1x MVP, 4x All-Star, 3x All-NBA)

Minnesota Timberwolves

Tier C: Karl-Anthony Towns (ROY, 2x All-Star, 1x All-NBA)

New Orleans Pelicans

Tier C: Zion Williamson (Current Rookie), Brandon Ingram (All-Rookie, 1x All-Star)

New York Knicks


Oklahoma City Thunder

Tier A: Chris Paul (ROY, 4x Assist Champ, 6x Steals Champ, 9x All-Defense, 10 All-Star, 8x All-NBA, 2 Gold Medals)

Tier C: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (All-Rookie)

Orlando Magic


Philadelphia 76ers

Tier C: Joel Embiid (All-Rookie, 2x All-Defense, 3x All-Star, 2x All-NBA), Ben Simmons (ROY, 2x All-Star)

Tier D: Al Horford (All-Rookie, 1x All-Defense, 5x All-Star, 1x All-NBA)

Phoenix Suns

Tier C: Devin Booker (All-Rookie, 1x All-Star)

Portland Trailblazers

Tier A: Carmelo Anthony (All-Rookie, 1x Scoring Champ, 10x All-Star, 6x All-NBA, 3 Gold Medals, 1 Bronze Medal)

Tier B: Damian Lillard (ROY, 5x All-Star, 4x All-NBA)

Sacramento Kings


San Antonio Spurs

Tier B: LaMarcus Aldridge (All-Rookie, 7x All-Star, 5x All-NBA), DeMar DeRozan (4x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Toronto Raptors

Tier B: Marc Gasol (All-Rookie, 1x All-Defense, 1x DPOY, 1 Championship, 3x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 2 Silver Medals), Kyle Lowry (1 Championship, 6x All-Star, 1x All-NBA, 1 Gold Medal)

Tier C: Pascal Siakam (MIP, 1 Championship, 1x All-Star)

Utah Jazz

Tier C: Donovan Mitchell (All-Rookie, 1x All-Star)

Tier D: Rudy Gobert (1x Blocks Champ, 3x All-Defense, 2x DPOY, 1x All-Star, 2x All-NBA)

Washington Wizards

Tier D: Bradley Beal (All-Rookie, 2x All-Star), John Wall (All-Rookie, 1x All-Defense, 5x All-Star, 1x All-NBA)

Stats from Basketball Reference.