11. Ed Macauley

While this ranking might seem high considering that Ed Macauley did not win the NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics, this was a man who would become a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee primarily from what he did in Boston before they would become the franchise that we all know and (maybe) love.)

The Center would become the Celtics star of the 1950s where he was named to the All-Star Team every year from 1951 to 1957.  “Big Ed” would show his efficiency by leading the NBA in Field Goal Percentage twice and showcasing an exemplary 21.6 PER as a Celtic.

Macauley may not have won a championship with the Celtics, but in 1958 he did win one with the St. Louis Hawks.  He would later enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Selected from the St. Louis Bombers in the Dispersal Draft 4/25/50.
  • Departed: Traded to the St. Louis Hawks for Cliff Hagen 4/30/56.
  • Games Played: 416
  • Per Game Averages: 38.5 MP*
    N/A eFG%**
    .774 FT%
    18.9 PTS
    8.1 RB
    3.7 AST
    N/A STL**
    N/A BLK**

    *Minutes Played was not calculated until the 1951-52 Season.

    **eFG%, Steals, and Blocks were not statistics when Macauley played.
  • Advanced Stats: 21.6 PER***
    .539 TS%
    N/A VORP****
    75.5 WS

    ****PER was not calculated until the 1951-52 Season.

    ****VORP was not a statistic when Macauley played.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1965 & 1957)
    All-Star Game MVP (1951)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (1952-53 & 1953-54)
    Highest True Shooting Percentage (1953-53 & 1953-54)
    Highest Effective Field Goal Percentage (1953-54)


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