102. Bill Cartwright

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102. Bill Cartwright
The image most of us have of Big Bill is getting an entry pass from the wing and throwing his turnaround jumper over some defender and watching it bounce around four or five times and go in; or of course elbowing someone in the face (inadvertently of course) while going for the rebound.  Bill Cartwright was the very definition of old school 70’s and 80’s basketball which carried over to the next decade.  It was also his trade from the Knicks for Charles Oakley that put the Bulls over the top and was the catalyst for the Bulls first three peat.  That seems to be forgotten for some reason.


Should Bill Cartwright be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 31.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 38.9%
No opinion. - 3.7%
No way! - 9.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Lodi, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2001
  • Position: Center
  • Played For: Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Seattle Super Sonics
  • College: San Francisco
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 3st Overall in 1979
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All-Star (1) (1980)
    NBA First Team All-Rookie (1979-80)
    NBA Championships (3) (Chicago Bulls, 1990-91, 1991-92 & 1992-93)
    First Team All-American (1) (1979)
    Second Team All-American (1) (1978)
    WCAC Player of the Year (3) (1977, 1978 & 1979)
    First Team All-WCAC (3) (1977, 1978 & 1979)
    Second Team All-WCAC (1) (1976)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (4) (1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82 & 1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (4) (1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82 & 1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (4) (1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82 & 1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (7) (1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (1) (1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (1989-90)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (1) (1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (1) (1983-84)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rating (1) (1979-80)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rating (1) (1983-84)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 48.  True Shooting Percentage: .588
    61.  Field Goal Percentage: .525
    94.  2-Point Field Goal Percentage: .525

Should Bill Cartwright be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 31.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 38.9%
No opinion. - 3.7%
No way! - 9.3%

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