12. Bob Netolicky

An original Indiana Pacer, Bob Netolicky, signed with the new team as opposed to the San Diego Rockets, who chose him in the Second Round.

Incredibly popular and also a little eccentric (he had a collection of exotic pets), Netolicky was a First Team All-Rookie, and during his first three seasons, he would average a double-double and come close in his fourth.  In all of those years, he was chosen for an ABA All-Star, and in 1969-70 he was a Second Team All-ABA Selection when he had a career-high 20.6 Points per Game.  He would later be traded to Dallas, and after a short stint in San Antonio, he returned to the Pacers and finished his career there.  He retired after the ABA folded and had a career Pacers average of 15.7 Points and 8.9 Rebounds per Game.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Power Forward
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1967-68 Season.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Dallas Chaparrals before the 1972-73 Season.

    Acquired (2): Traded from San Antonio Spurs in 1973.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1975-76 Season.
  • Games Played: 515
  • Per Game Averages: 32.3 MP
    .494 eFG%
    .661 FT%
    15.7 PTS
    8.9 RB
    1.1 AST
    *0.3 STL
    *0.3 BLK

    *Steals and blocks were not a stat until the 1973/74 Season.
  • Advanced Stats: 17.6 PER
    .527 TS%
    **0.3 VORP
    41.8 WS

    **VORP was not a stat until the 1973/74 Season.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    ABA Champion (1970 & 1972)
    Second Team All-ABA (1970)
    ABA All-Star (1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)
    ABA First Team All-Rookie (1968)


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