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80. Randy Smith
A seventh round draft choice out of Division II Buffalo, Smith was an iron man playing for the small market Buffalo Braves and then the Clippers when the team moved west.  Smith set the league consecutive game mark of 906 (since broken by A.C. Green).  As Bob McAdoo's sidekick in crime, Randy Smith and the Braves were actually contenders in the mid 70's and he showed he belonged with the big boys especially in the 1978 All-Star game where he came off the bench to score twenty seven points and win the MVP award.




The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Bellport, New York, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:
1989

Position:
Small Forward

Played for:
Buffalo Braves/San Diego Clippers
Cleveland Cavaliers
New York Knicks
Atlanta Hawks

College:
Buffalo State

Drafted:
7th Round, 104th Overall in 1971

Major Accolades and Awards:
NBA All Star (2) (1976 & 1978)
NBA All Star Game MVP (1) (1978)
Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1975-76)
Championship Rings: None

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (4) (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
Top Ten Finishes: Assists (3) (1974-75, 1975-76 & 1977-78)
Top Ten Finishes: Steals (5) (1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
Top Ten Finishes: Points (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)

Notable All Time Rankings:
46.  Steals: 1,403

Should Randy Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bellport, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1989
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, San Diego Clippers
  • College: Buffalo State
  • Drafted: 7th Round, 104th Overall in 1971
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-NBA Second Team (1) (1975-76)
    NBA All-Star (2) (1976 & 1978)
    NBA All-Star Game MVP (1) (1978)
    NBA Championships (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Points (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (3) (1974-75, 1975-76 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (3) (1974-75, 1975-76 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (5) (1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (4) (1973-74, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (4) (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (4) (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (2) (1975-76 & 1977-78)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (4) (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (4) (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78 & 1978-79)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (1) (1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (1) (1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assist Percentage (3) (1972-73, 1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steal Percentage (1) (1973-74)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 45.  Steals per Game: 1.7
    60.  Steals: 1,403
    66.  2-Point Field Goal Attempts: 14,108
    72.  2-Point Field Goals: 6,659
    93.  Assists: 4,487
    93.  Field Goals: 6,676
    94.  Field Goal Attempts: 14,218

Should Randy Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.8%

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