49. Guy Rodgers

We are usually hesitant to rank a player who was only with a team for one season (and four Games), but we have a Hall of Famer in Guy Rodgers, whose lone year in Chicago was an All-Star one.

 

Rodgers played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors for eight seasons, where the former Temple Owl was a three-time All-Star.  The Point Guard was traded to the Chicago Bulls before their inaugural season, and on the infant team, Rodgers was the clear-cut best player, and it showed with the best statistical season of his career.  Rodgers led the NBA in Assists (11.2), and he has 18.0 Points per Game. For his efforts, Rodgers was an All-Star, which would be the last time he received that accolade.

Rodgers was traded four Games into the following season to the Cincinnati Royals.  It was a brief run for Rodgers in Chicago, but he gave Bulls fans a reason to attend the games.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Acquired: Traded from the San Francisco Warriors for Jim King, Jeff Mullins, and Cash 9/7/66.
  • Departed: Traded to the Cincinnati Royals for Flynn Robinson, a 1968 2ndRound Pick (which would be Ron Dunlap), and a 1969 2ndRound Pick (which would be Johnny Baum) 10/20/67.
  • Games Played: 85
  • Per Game Averages:

    20.7 MP
    N/A eFG%
    .807 FT% 
    17.6 PTS 
    4.3 RB 
    11.2 AST 
    N/A STL*
    N/A BLK*

    *eFG%, Steals and Blocks were not a stat when Rogers played.

  • Advanced Stats:

    17.6 PER 
    .456 TS%
    N/A VORP**
    6.0 WS

    **VORP was not calculated when Rodgers played.

  • Played For: Chicago Bulls
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1967)
    Most Assists (1966-67)
    Most Assists per Game (1966-67)

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