14. Tree Rollins
With a name like “Tree” Rollins you expect that the man would be tall right?  Yes, you would be right.

Standing at 7’ 1’’, Wayne “Tree” Rollins was a defensive stud.  An excellent rebounder, Rollins real specialty was the block, where he averaged more than 2 Blocks per Game nine of his eleven seasons in Atlanta, His best season was in 1982/83 where he put up 4.3 rejections per game, leading the NBA.   He would finish in the top three in that metric six times.  When the big man retired he was fourth all time in blocks.  Perhaps if he wagged his finger we would remember him more!

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 14th Overall 6/10/77
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers 8/2/88.
  • Games Played: 568
  • Per Game Averages: 25.5 MP
    .529 eFG%
    .701 FT%
    7.0 PTS
    7.4 RB
    0.7 AST
    0.6 STL
    2.8 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 14.4 PER
    .561 TS%
    24.3 VORP
    58.8 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All Defensive (1983-84)
    Second Team All Defensive (1982-83)
    Most Blocks (1982-83)
    Most Blocks per Game (1982-83)
    Highest Block Percentage (1977-78, 1978-79 & 1979-80)
    Highest Defensive Rating (1979-80)
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