Guy could have been prime Olajuwon and he still wasn’t going to be passed to. Rudy has demonstrated in two consecutive off seasons that he can at least be effective when the offense includes him.I have heard at least a dozen folks including coaches, media, and other players talk about how much Rudy worked at improving his inside game. He never got where we wanted but unless a lot of folks are lying and covering for him he was putting in lots of work. Add me to the list of those that believe it.
But Don (top 5 usage rates in the league) was too busy playing hero ball. By the 4th quarter every team knew just to double Don because he was never going to pass the ball. Hence, Don is one of the worst clutch players in the league.