9. Bill Sharman

Bill Sharman's path to the Boston Celtics arrived when he was traded from the Fort Wayne Pistons' who acquired him in the dispersal draft of the Washington Cougars.  It worked out well for Boston as Sharman entered his second year as a pro and in his third season, he would begin an eight-year streak as an All-Star, which included three First Team and four Second Team All-NBA Selections.  Sharman, who would help the Celtics win four NBA Championships would prove to be one of the most efficient shooters of his era and was in the top ten in Points per Game seven times and Field Goal Percentage six times.  Sharman was deadly at the charity stripe as the Shooting Guard would lead the NBA in Free Throw Percentage seven seasons, which included a five-year consecutive streak from 1952-53 to 1956-57.

Sharman would be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Acquired: Traded from the Fort Wayne Pistons for Chuck Share 4/26/51.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1960-61 Season.
  • Games Played: 680
  • Per Game Averages: 32.0 MP, N/A eFG%*, .883 FT%, 18.1 PTS, 3.9 RB, 3.0 AST, N/A STL*, N/A BLK*
  • Advanced Stats: 18.2 PER, .498 TS%, N/A VORP**, 80.9 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA Champion (1957, 1959, 1960 & 1961)

    First Team All-NBA (1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)

    Second Team All-NBA (1953, 1955 & 1960)

    All-Star (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1960)

    All-Star Game MVP (1955)

    Highest Free Throw Percentage (1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1958-59 & 1960-61)



    *eFG%, Steals, and Blocks were not statistics when Jones played.

    **VORP was not a statistic when Jones played.
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