5. Jack Sikma

5. Jack Sikma
With your Center, you hope that he can give you a double-double on a somewhat regular basis.  Sikma averaged that seven times as a SuperSonic all of which saw him go to the All Star Game.

Sikma was a rare Center in that he was an excellent Free Throw shooter (actually winning the Free Throw Percentage title once, though as a Milwaukee Buck), certainly helping to inflate his above average offensive numbers.  Defensively, Sikma led the NBA in Defensive Win Shares twice.

This complete player was a vital component in one of the most complete NBA Championship teams, the 1978-79 Sonics team. 

SIkma was finally inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019, 27 years after the Sonics retired his number 43.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 8th Overall 6/26/08.
  • Departed: Traded to the Milwaukee Bucks with a 1987 2nd Round Pick (which would be Bob McCann) and a 1989 2nd Round Pick (which would be Scott Haffner) for Alton Lister, a 1987 and 1989 1st Round Pick (which would be Mark Jackson and Jeff Sanders respectively).
  • Games Played: 715
  • Per Game Averages: 34.6 MP
    .471 eFG%
    .836 FT%
    16.8 PTS
    10.8 RB
    3.3 AST
    1.1 STL
    1.0 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 18.1 PER
    .540 TS%
    29.1 VORP
    79.0 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Champion (1978-79)
    Second Team All-Defensive (1981-82)
    First Team All-Rookie (1977-78)
    All-Star Game (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 & 1985)
    Most Defensive Rebounds (1981-82 & 1983-84)
    Highest Defensive Rebound Percentage (1981-82)
    Highest Defensive Rating (1981-82)
    Most Defensive Win Shares (1978-79 & 1981-82)

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