Sunday, December 05, 2004

Dominique Wilkins

6-7 215 Forward

Became NBA scoring king with a 30.3-ppg average, improving his game in many facets last season... Outside shot and passing improved but, when games were on the line, Hawks looked for him to go one-on-one, just like always... After leading Hawks past Pistons in first round of playoffs, he slumped badly against Celtics, making only 41 of 103 shots... In two games at Atlanta, he had 75 points, but he managed only 45 in three at Boston... Bitterly disappointed at failure to repeat as NBA Slam Dunk champion... Felt teammate Spud Webb got sympathy points from judges because of size... Tireless worker who still plays out of control sometimes... Born Jan. 12, 1960, in Sorbonne, France... Utah chose Georgia grad thrid overall in 1982, but dealt rights to Hawks for John Drew, Freeman Williams and cash... Grossly underpaid at $510,000 this season, considering all he means to Hawks.

Relevant stats:
30.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.6 apg

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