4. Chet Walker

Walker’s NBA career began in 1962 as a Syracuse National, and when the team moved to Philadelphia and turned into 76ers, his career grew alongside his team's audience.  Walker was a three-time All-Star in Philly and a champion when the team won the title in 1967.  But this isn't a list about the greatest Sixers, is it?

Walker was traded to the Chicago Bulls in 1969, and he would do more with the rock as a Bull on a team that was far less talented overall than Philadelphia.  The Small Forward scoring efficiency was higher in Chicago, with his Field Goal Percentage going over .475 five times with Chicago, in comparison to his one time in Philadelphia.  Walker never had a Free Throw Percentage lower than .832 as a Bull, and he led the NBA in that stat in 1970-71 (.859).

The former Bradley Brave went to four All-Star Games with Chicago, and he averaged 20.5 Points per Game playing in the Windy City.

Walker entered the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Acquired: Traded from the Philadelphia 76ers with Shaler Hamilton for Jim Washington and a Player to be Named Later (which would be Bob Kaufmann) 11/2/69.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1974/75 Season.
  • Games Played: 474
  • Per Game Averages: 33.4 MP
    N/A eFG%
    .854 FT%
    20.6 PTS
    6.1 RB
    2.3 AST
    0.7 STL*
    0.1 BLK*

    *Steals & Blocks were not official stats until the 1973-74 Season.

  • Advanced Stats: 19.6 PER
    .559 TS%
    5.8* VORP
    67.0 WS

    *VORP was not an official stats until the 1973-74 Season.
  • Played For: Chicago Bulls
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1970, 1971, 1973 & 1974) 
    Highest Free Throw Percentage (1970-71)

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