Nicknamed the “Whopper” (which is enough for us to rank him alone) Billy Paultz was a 7th Round Draft Pick in the NBA and he opted instead to go to the ABA where he was a welcome surprise.
Paultz was not a pretty player, even by his own admission but he liked to say to that he “did a little bit of everything” and that self-diagnosis was very accurate. The 6’ 11” Center scored well with a 15.7 Point per Game Average and he did what you want a big man to do in terms of rebounding and blocks. Three times he was in the top ten in the ABA as a Net in Rebounds per Game and twice he would hit that top plateau in Blocks twice for the team. Paultz was a two time All Star and a key piece to their championship win in 1974. He would be traded to the Spurs after the 1974/75 season.