Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Terry Cummings

Milwaukee Bucks
6-9 235 Forward

Pentecostal minister combines spiritualism and athleticism... Says he saw the light, literally, in dream when he was 16 and decided then that Christianity was his way out of Chicago ghetto, where he flirted with gang membership... Career has blossomed since coming to Bucks from Clippers with Craig Hodges and Ricky Pierce for Marques Johnson, Junior Bridgeman and Harvey Catchings prior to 1984-85... Inside or out, he ranks as one of game's best forwards... Thoroughly frustrated by Celtics in playoffs... Became free agent after making $600,000 base salary last season... Wanted at least $1 million per year... Heart problem hasn't surfaced recently... Born March 15, 1961, in Chicago... Clippers drafted him No. 2 overall, out of Depaul... Named NBA Rookie of the Year in 1982-83... Averaged career-low 19.8 ppg last season after terrible start... Improved dramatically as season went along... Coach Don Nelson says "he is a very impressive young man and he impresses everyone he touches."

Relevant Stats
19.8. ppg, 47.4 FG%, 8.5 rpg

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