Monday, August 01, 2005

George Gervin

Chicago Bulls
6-8 185 Guard

Somehow it didn't seem right for the Spurs to have traded a legend to the Bulls... Took him long time to adjust... Michael Jordan's injury helped, since it provided him with more playing time than he would have gotten... "Ice has a few more years left," said former coach Stan Albeck, who rode Gervin's scoring to three straight 50-plus-victory seasons with the Spurs... Earned base salary of $771,000 last season before becoming free agent... born April 27, 1952, in Detroit..."The Iceman" was drafted 40th overall by Suns in 1974, but he already had played two years with ABA teams in Virginia and San Antonio by that time... Tossed out of Eastern Michigan after one year for fighting... Last year, he remarried woman who had divorced him the year before... Played only 11 minutes in playoffs.

Relevant Stats:
16.2 ppg, 47.2 FG%, 87.9 FT%

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