Sunday, December 05, 2004

Wayne (Tree) Rollins

7-1 245 Center

Elder statesman of team... Born June 16, 1955, in Cordele, Ga... The 14th plyer picked in 1977 went to Atlanta and he has been there ever since... Still has an offensive game that is offensive, but his rebounding and shot-blocking are big plusses for Hawks... Richly rewarded at $923,000 this season, with provisions for another $59,000 in bonuses... Could double salary of teammate Dominique Wilkins... Coach Mike Fratello said in 1985-1986, "Tree had his best season ever for us,"... Lost starting job, then regained it... Clemson product turned the boos of 1984-1985 into cheers last season... Cousin of former teammate and current Cavalier Eddie Johnson... Was eight among league's shot-blockers with average of 2.26 per game last season.

Relevant Stats:
5.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 0.55 apg, 2.26 bpg

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