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The Best NBA Players from Colorado 

Ranker NBA
Updated June 2, 2019 649 votes 180 voters 4.5k views 19 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Colorado.

Here are the best NBA players from Colorado. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Colorado includes Chauncey Billups, Jason Smith, Derrick White, and Chuck Williams. Who is the greatest NBA player from Colorado?

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Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Point guard from Denver, Colorado

Age: 43

Number: 1

Teams: Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976) is retired American professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A star at the University of ...more

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Derrick White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado

Number: 4

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

Derrick White (born July 2, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played three years of college ...more

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Chuck Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Chuck Williams

Age: 73

Teams: Buffalo Braves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets

Edward "Chuck" Williams (born June 6, 1946) is a retired American basketball player who competed in both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the rival American Basketball ...more
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Jason Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Power forward and Center from Greeley, Colorado

Age: 33

Number: 14

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers

Jason Victor Smith (born March 2, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Don Putman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Don Putman

Teams: St. Louis Bombers

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Darrick Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Point guard from Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Age: 48

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, + more

Darrick David Martin (born March 6, 1971) is an American basketball coach, most recently head coach for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League. He played basketball for more than a decade, ...more

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Nick Fazekas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Small forward and Power forward from Arvada, Colorado

Age: 34

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers

Nicholas Ryan Fazekas (ニコラス・ライアン・ファジーカス) (born June 17, 1985) is a US-born Japanese professional basketball player who currently plays for the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the B.League.
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Eddie Gill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Guard from Aurora, Colorado

Age: 41

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics

Edward Gill III (born August 16, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player. Gill grew up in Aurora, Colorado and played college basketball at the College of Eastern Utah, Salt ...more
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Eric McWilliams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Eric McWilliams

Age: 69

Teams: Houston Rockets

Eric Lee McWilliams (born April 18, 1950) is a retired American professional basketball player born in Denver, Colorado. A 6'8" forward from California State University, Long Beach, ...more
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Glen Gondrezick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado

Age: Dec. at 54 (1955-2009)

Teams: Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

Glen Michael 'Gondo' Gondrezick (August 30, 1955 – April 27, 2009) was an American basketball player who operated as either a shooting guard or a small forward (swingman).
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Chuck Nevitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Center from Cortez, Colorado, United States of America

Age: 60

Teams: Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

Charles Goodrich Nevitt (born June 13, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player, known primarily for his great height. At 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m), he played the center position ...more
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Bob Doll is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Bob Doll Center from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 40 (1919-1959)

Teams: St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics

Robert W. "Bob" Doll (August 10, 1919 – September 18, 1959) was an American professional basketball player who played in the early days of professional basketball for the St. Louis ...more
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Michael Ruffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Power forward and Center from Denver, Colorado

Age: 42

Teams: Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls

Michael David Ruffin (born (1977-01-21)January 21, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player. At 6'8" and 248 lbs, he played as a forward/center. After playing college ...more

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Grant Gondrezick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Grant Gondrezick

Age: 56

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers

Grant Gondrezick (born January 19, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player, in the shooting guard position.
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Tom Hovasse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Tom Hovasse

Age: 48

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Tom Wayne Hovasse is a retired member of the National Basketball Association as a member of the Atlanta Hawks during the 1994–95 season. Hovasse attended Pennsylvania State University.
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Charlie Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Charles Williams

Age: 76

Charles E. Williams (born September 5, 1943) is an American former professional basketball player born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A 6’0” guard from Stadium High School (Tacoma) and Seattle ...more
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Ronnie Shavlik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Ronnie Shavlik Center from Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 50 (1933-1983)

Teams: New York Knicks

Ronald Dean Shavlik (December 4, 1933 – June 27, 1983) was an All-American center for the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the 1950s. He later played briefly for the National Basketball ...more
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Joe Kleine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Center from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

Age: 57

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, + more

Joseph William Kleine (born January 4, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. Kleine, a seven-foot center, graduated from Slater High School in Slater, ...more

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Kaniel Dickens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Colorado
Kaniel Dickens

Age: 41

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kaniel Dickens (born July 21, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round (50th pick) in the 2000 NBA draft.