Thursday, August 04, 2005

Jawaan Oldham

Chicago Bulls
7-0 255 Center

Missed 30 games with injuries, which didn't help him in contract negotiations after becoming free agent at end of 1984-85... Made $175,000 last season, when he started 47 times... Just coming into his own after six seasons in NBA... Agent made big pitch to get him out of Chicago prior to last season because he felt Oldham should start... Bulls didn't deal him, but did promote him past Dave Corzine... Born July 4, 1957, in Seattle... Drafted 41st overall by Nuggets in 1980, out of University of Seattle... More than doubled any teammates's blocked-shot total, finishing sixth in league with 2.57 per game last season... Had 13 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in title game for gold-medal-winning U.S. team in 1979 World Games... Must improve offensive game, but appears to be true late bloomer.

Relevant Stats:
7.4 ppg, 51.7 FG%, 5.9 rpg

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