Lenny Wilkens was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame three times: as a player, as a coach and with the 1992 United States Olympic Dream Team. 

This legend began his professional run with the St. Louis Hawks where the ultra intelligent Point Guard would help his first professional team reach the NBA Finals.  The Hawks couldn’t get there again, but that was no fault of Wilkens who was a five time All Star with St. Louis, including his final season with the team where he finished second in MVP voting. 

WIlkens would continue to be a very productive player following a trade to the Seattle SuperSonics.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 6th Overall 4/11/60.
  • Departed: Traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for Mahdi Abdul Rahman for Jim Washington 11/19/71.
  • Games Played: 555
  • Per Game Averages: 35.2 MP
    .421 eFG%
    .757 FT%
    15.5 PTS
    4.9 RB
    5.5 AST
    N/A STL
    N/A BLK*
  • Advanced Stats: 14.9 PER
    .499 TS%
    N/A VORP
    47.6 WS**
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1963, 1964, 1965, 1967 & 1968)

    * Steals and Blocks were not official statistics when Wilkens was with the Hawks.

    ** VORP was not a statistic when Wilkens was with the Hawks.
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