Sunday, August 07, 2005

World B. Free

Cleveland Cavaliers
6-3 185 Guard

Was robbed when Eastern Conference coaches didn't vote him to All-Star team... Average of 23.4 ppg was his best since 1982-83, when he began season with Warriors, then was traded to Cavs for Ron Brewer in December... Made 42 percent of three-point field-goal attempts to finish fifth in league and third among players who took more than 100 of them... Was one of main protagonists in lengthly drama that led to firing of coach George Karl... Born Dec. 9, 1953, in Atlanta.. Drafted No. 23 overall by Philadelphia in 1975, out of Guilford College... He and former Celtic M.L. Carr led college team to NAIA title... Shoots from the hip, with a ball in his hand or a phrase on his tongue... "I put basketball on the map here," he said... Book on his life being prepared by suburban Cleveland writer... Earned $675,000 last year and Cavs held option on this season at price of $725,000.

Relevant Stats:
23.4 ppg, 45.5 FG%, 4.2 apg

UPDATE: Real name used to be Lloyd B. Free.

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