18. Clyde Lovellette

18. Clyde Lovellette
With the distinction of being the first player in history to win an Olympic Gold Medal, NCAA Championship and an NBA Championship, Clyde Lovellette certainly brought a winning attitude to the St. Louis Hawks.  Lovellette may not have won a title in St. Louis but the big man’s versatility and scoring touch were certainly welcome to the Hawks.  Only with St. Louis for four seasons, Lovellette would average over 20 Points per Game in three of them and average a double double in two campaigns.  He would be selected for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Acquired: Traded from the Cincinnati Royals for Wayne Embry, Jim Palmer, Darrell Floyd, Gerry Calvert and Ken Sidle 8/5/58.
  • Departed: Sold to the Boston Celtics for Cash 6/19/62.
  • Games Played: 245
  • Per Game Averages: 28.0 MP
    .461 eFG%
    .825 FT%
    19.3 PTS
    9.6 RB
    1.9 AST
    N/A STL
    N/A BLK*
  • Advanced Stats: 21.6 PER
    .513 TS%
    N/A VORP
    27.6 WS**
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1960 & 1961).

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

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