13. Fred Brown

13. Fred Brown
Known for his sweet outside shot, “Downtown” Freddie Brown was a productive Shooting Guard for thirteen seasons, all of which were with the Seattle SuperSonics.  Brown would be one of the first true beneficiaries of the three point line as he was the first leader of three point percentage when the rule was instituted in the 1979-80 season.  The season before, Brown (though coming off of the bench) captained the Sonics to their only NBA Title.  He would average over 20 Points per Game twice and represented Seattle in the 1976 All Star Game.

While he no longer holds these records, Brown would retire as the all-time franchise leader in Games Played, Points, Field Goals and Free Throws.  To honor Brown, his number 32 was retired in 1986.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 6th Overall 3/29/71.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1983-84 Season.
  • Games Played: 963
  • Per Game Averages: 25.4 MP
    .482 eFG%
    .858 FT%
    14.6 PTS
    2.7 RB
    3.3 AST
    1.4 STL
    0.2 BLK.*

    * Steals and Blocks were not official statistics in the first two seasons of Brown’s career.
  • Advanced Stats: 17.7 PER
    .518 TS%
    16.6 VORP
    63.1 WS.**

    ** VORP was not a statistic in the first two seasons of Brown’s career.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Champion (1979)
    All-Star (1976)
    Highest 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (1979-80)

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