12. Campy Russell
A sweet shooter from the University of Michigan, Michael “Campy” Russell was the 8th Overall Pick in 1974, and the Small Forward would become a starter in his second season, and from there he would average at least 15 Points per Game, peaking at 21.9 in the 1978/79 campaign.  That year, Russell would be named to the All-Star Game.  He would be traded to the New York Knicks, but a brutal knee injury took him out for two seasons.  Russell was traded back to Cleveland, but he would only play three games before he was waived by the organization.  He would average 16.1 Points per Game with a PER of 17.8.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 8th Overall 5/28/74.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the New York Knicks as part of a three-team trade.  The Kansas City Kings sent Bill Robinzine to Cleveland.  New York sent Joe Meriweather and a 1981 1st Round Pick (which would be Steve Johnson) to Kansas City 9/25/80.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the New York Knicks for a 1985 2nd Round Pick, which was contingent on Russell still being on the Cavaliers’ roster by December 1, 1984.  He wasn’t.  9/29/84.

    Departed (2): Waived 11/5/84.
  • Games Played: 410
  • Per Game Averages: 28.2 MP, .456 eFG%, .770 FT%, 16.1 PTS, 5.1 RB, 2.8 AST, 1.0 STL, 0.2 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 17.8 PER, .517 TS%, 9.9 VORP, 28.3 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Star (1979)
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