30. Lenny Wilkens

Already an eight-time All-Star before he was traded from Seattle, Wilkens would be named to his ninth All-Star Game as he would average 20.5 Points per Game, the second-highest of his career.  He was second overall in Assists per Game with an 8.2 Average, and he would also have a career-high of 20.3 in PER.  Age would catch up with Wilkens the following year as he dropped to 16.4 Points and 7.1 Assists per Game and his contract would be sold to Portland for what would be his final season as a player.

Wilkens would later be named to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times, once as a player, one as a coach and one as the Assistant Coach of the 1992 United States Olympic Dream Team with the United States.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Acquired: Traded from the Seattle SuperSonics with Barry Clemens for Butch Beard 8/23/72
  • Departed: Sold to the Portland Trail Blazers 10/7/74.
  • Games Played: 149
  • Per Game Averages: 36.6 MP, .436 eFG%, .816 FT%, 18.5 PTS, 4.2 RB, 7.7 AST, 1.3 STL*, 0.2 BLK*
  • Advanced Stats: 19.0 PER, .522 TS%, 3.0 VORP**, 16.1 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1973)

    *Steals and Blocks were not kept until the 1973-74 Season.

    **VORP was not calculated until the 1973-74 Season.
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