OK, wow I'm torn.......
Those Cheap Bastards select:
Jerry Lucas, F-C, 1962-1974,
Royals, Warriors, Knicks
The 6-8, 240 lb. Lucas hauled down 12,942 rebounds for an average of 15.6 per game, the fourth-best career mark in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Bob Pettit.
Lucas was named to seven All-Star teams in his 11-year NBA career.
Playing for three teams in his 11-year career -- the Cincinnati Royals, the San Francisco Warriors and the New York Knicks -- Lucas tallied 14,053 points (17.0 ppg) and finished with a lofty .499 career field-goal percentage, an impressive statistic considering that many of his points came on rainbow jumpers launched from long distance.
Lucas had the rare distinction of winning championships at every level of competition -- in high school, college and the pros. He was even a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic basketball team that won a gold medal in Rome.
Teammates appreciated his clutch play. Dave DeBusschere, a standout forward for the Knicks, said of Lucas in 1972: "He gets the big rebound, makes the big play on defense, makes the tap shot when you need a basket the most."
G FG% FT% Rebs RPG Asts APG Stls Blks Pts PPG
829 .499 .783 12,942 15.6 2,730 3.3 28 24 14,053 17
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