5.8 rWAR and 6.2 fWAR in 2018 is not "only above average".
He had an off year last year, worse than even his age 19 season on a per game basis, but he is still better than 50/50 to make the Hall. Shoo-in is a bit strong since injury or tragedy can strike anyone, but if he even has a few more seasons like 2013-18, he will be well on his way.
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My favorite Bullet by far, and they had some good ones. Nobody and I mean nobody could play defensive center like he could and his inbound passes to his guards were legendary.
He was built solid too, guys did not push him around while fighting for under the basket terrority.
He was a gentle and kind person, and not a diva in any shape or form.
Manny arguably was as good or better than typical Brooks in 2013. But Brooks was fabulous every year for a very long time. There’s really no comparison defensively over the longer haul. Though Manny’s arm is something to behold.