16. Bill Bridges
Although Bill Bridges was considered undersized for his position (he was only 6’ 6’) he was a tenacious rebounder, especially during his time with the Hawks.  With the exception of his first two seasons, the former Kansas Jayhawk would average a double double, finishing in the top eight in Rebounds per Game six times as a Hawk.  The three time All Star would also be chosen for two Second Team Defensive squads.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Power Forward
  • Acquired: Traded from the Chicago Packers with Ralph Davis for Al Ferrari and Shellie McMillon 6/14/62.
  • Departed: Traded to the Los Angeles for Jim Washington 11/19/71.
  • Games Played: 683
  • Per Game Averages: 34.5 MP
    .436 eFG%
    .693 FT%
    12.7 PTS
    12.7 RB
    2.9 AST
    N/A STL*
    N/A BLK*

    * Steals and Blocks were not official statistics when Bridges was with the Hawks.
  • Advanced Stats: 14.9 PER
    .490 TS%
    N/A VORP**
    43.9 WS

    ** VORP was not a statistic when Bridges was with the Hawks.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Defensive (1968-69 & 1969-70)
    All Star Game (1967, 1968 & 1970)
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