33. Latrell Sprewell
Oh boy.

Latrell Sprewell is known for a lot of things, but sadly his prowess on the basketball court comes behind three things.

Choking his coach in Golden State

Filing for bankruptcy

Famously declining a three year 21 million dollar contract extension, as he had a “family to feed”

The last one happened in Minnesota.

Forgetting all of the above (and yes we know it is hard), the last two years of Sprewell’s career were decent and were spent with the Timberwolves. Sprewell helped Minnesota clinch the #1 seed in the West in 2004 and overall had a 14.8 PPG for Minnesota.
Still, is not the career of Latrell Sprewell not a “what might have been”?

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Knicks as a part of a four team trade. The Atlanta Hawks sent Glenn Robinson and a 2006 2nd Round Pick (which would be Daniel Gibson) to the Philadelphia 76ers. Minnesota traded Terrell Brandon to Atlanta. Minnesota sent Marc Jackson to Philadelphia. Philadelphia sent Randy Holcomb and a 2007 1st Round Pick to Atlanta.* Philadelphia traded Keith Van Horn to the New York Knicks 7/23/03.
  • Departed: Contract expired at the end of 2006 and he was not signed by any team.
  • Games Played: 162
  • Per Game Averages: 34.3 MP, .449 eFG%, .820 FT%, 14.8 PTS, 3.5 RB, 2.9 AST, 0.9 STL, 0.3 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 13.6 PER, .491 TS%, 0.9 VORP, 7.6 WS

    *The Pick was lottery protected and Atlanta did not receive it.
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