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15. World B. Free

15. World B. Free

Traded midway through his eighth season (1982/83) in the NBA, World B. Free remained a top scorer in the NBA when he was a Cleveland Cavalier.  That year, he finished 8th in Points per Game finishing with a 23.9 PPG.  Free continued to produce over the next three years with scoring seasons of 22.3, 22.5 and 23.4 respectively and over his 275 Games as a Cav he averaged 23.0 Points per Game.

As productive as Free was on the offensive side of the ball, he was a poor defensive player, or somewhat disinterested.  That drops him a few spots on this list.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Acquired: Traded from the Golden State Warriors for Ron Brewer 12/15/82.
  • Departed: Signed as a Veteran Free Agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.  Cleveland received a 1990 2nd Round Pick (which would be Stefano Rusconi) as compensation 12/30/86.
  • Games Played: 275
  • Per Game Averages: 33.1 MP, .477 eFG%, .766 FT%, 23.0 PTS, 2.9 RB, 3.9 AST, 1.2 STL, 0.2 BL
  • Advanced Stats: 19.2 PER, .524 TS%, 7.6 VORP, 21.9 WS
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