20. Dennis Johnson

20. Dennis Johnson
Dennis Johnson would take over the starting Shooting Guard role for the Seattle SuperSonics and the super-athletic Johnson would dazzle fans with his dunking and attention to defensive detail.  Johnson was not just a huge factor in Seattle’s first NBA Championship; he was named the Finals MVP.

As a Sonic, he was a two time All Star and two time First Team All Defensive Selection.  “D.J.” would however run afoul of coach Lenny Wilkens and as such was only with the Seattle SuperSonics for four seasons, though he would again become an All Star with both Phoenix and Boston, the latter of which he would win two more NBA Titles with.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 2nd Round, 29th Overall 6/8/76.
  • Departed: Traded to the Phoenix Suns for Paul Westphal 6/4/80.
  • Games Played: 323
  • Per Game Averages: 29.5 MP
    .437 eFG%
    .739 FT%
    14.2 PTS
    4.3 RB
    3.0 AST
    1.5 STL
    0.9 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 15.7 PER
    .498 TS%
    13.4 VORP
    24.3 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Champion (1979)
    Second Team All-NBA (1979-80)
    First Team All-Defensive (1978-79 & 1979-80)
    All-Star (1979 & 1980)
    NBA Finals MVP (1979)

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