3. Brad Daugherty

Brad Daugherty was the number one Draft Pick of 1986, a pick they obtained many years before in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers.  Along with Ron Harper and Mark Price who they also picked up that season, Daugherty was the literal centerpiece of a Cavs team that would regularly win 50 Games, and he was named an All-Star five times, and while he may not have been on the upper tier of NBA Centers, he wasn't far from it.  Daugherty was a Third Team All-NBA Selection in 1991/92, and he would have six straight seasons where he averaged 9.0 Rebounds per Game, with the last four seeing him go over 10.  Daugherty would also have three straight 20 Points per Game Seasons (1990-91 to 1992-93).

Daugherty’s last season was the 1993-94 campaign where back issues would then force him out of the game at the age of 28.

Daugherty’s eight years in the Association would all be with the Cavs where he would have averages of 19.0 Points and 9.5 Rebounds per Game.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 1st Overall 6/17/86.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1993/94 Season.
  • Games Played: 548
  • Per Game Averages: 36.5 MP, .532 eFG%, .747 FT%, 19.0 PTS, 9.5 RB, 3.7 AST, 0.8 STL, 0.7 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 18.9 PER, .590 TS%, 23.1 VORP, 65.2 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Third Team All-NBA (1992)

    All-Star (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 & 1993)

    First Team All-Rookie (1987)
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