19. Xavier McDaniel

19. Xavier McDaniel
One of the most popular players in Seattle SuperSonics history, “The X-Man”, Xavier McDaniel was an All Star in 1998 and would average over 20 Points per Game with Seattle.  The beloved forward would help the Sonics go deep into the playoffs multiple times, even when he was used in a bench role.  McDaniel would post decent numbers as an offensive rebounder, a trait that would make him popular everywhere he went.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 4th Overall 6/18/85
  • Departed: Traded to the Phoenix Suns for Eddie Johnson, a 1991 and 1994 1st Round Pick (which would be LeRon Ellis and Sharine Wright respectively) 12/7/90.
  • Games Played: 408
  • Per Game Averages: 33.8 MP
    .497 eFG%
    .713 FT%
    20.7 PTS
    7.0 RB
    2.5 AST
    1.2 STL
    0.5 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 17.9 PER
    .531 TS%
    10.5 VORP
    30.3 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All-Rookie (1985-86)
    All-Star (1998)

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