36. John johnson
John Johnson made history as the first Cleveland Cavalier to be named to the All-Star Game, which he did as a rookie in 1970/71.  Repeating his All-Star Game appearance the next season, Johnson would put up a career-high 17.0 Points per Game and overall in his three years in Cleveland he averaged 15.9 Points and 7.1 Rebounds per Game.  While Johnson was a two-time All-Star, he probably wasn't All-Star worthy, but he did represent the city well and was the team's best player in the very early years of the franchise.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 7th Overall 3/23/70.
  • Departed: Traded to the Portland Trail Blazers with Rick Roberson and a 1973 1st Round Pick (which would be Barry Parkhill) for a 1973 1st and 3rd Round Pick (which would be Jim Brewer and Jim O’Brien respectively) 4/24/73.
  • Games Played: 231
  • Per Game Averages: 35.4 MP, .429 eFG%, .777 FT%, 15.9 PTS, 7.1 RB, 4.5 AST, N/A STL*, N/A BLK*.
  • Advanced Stats: 14.9 PER, .476 TS%, N/A VORP**, 11.0 WS.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1971 & 1972)

    *Steals and Blocks were not stats when Johnson played.

    **VORP was not a stat when Johnson played.

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