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Old 06-29-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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For my final pick, I'm going to take a player that has put up the follow ppg over a 10 year span:

21.3
23.8
25.4
28.4
26.4
27.9
29.8
28.6
25.0
26.5

He is the answer to everyones favorite trivia question, who led the NBA in scoring in the 1980s?

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Alex English
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Ah Glen Rice, considered him for the pick I used on Richmond.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Rigas on the clock, and I have a hunch he's going to take someone we were arguing about over their HOF worthiness months ago
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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For my final pick
Nice.

Always good to have that instant offense available off the bench, and after Dantley and Aguirre got picked up I was wondering is someone would take Silk before the draft ended.

English had that weird shot with his arms almost straight up on release, effectively made him a seven footer. He could shoot over anyone.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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Nice.

Always good to have that instant offense available off the bench, and after Dantley and Aguirre got picked up I was wondering is someone would take Silk before the draft ended.

English had that weird shot with his arms almost straight up on release, effectively made him a seven footer. He could shoot over anyone.
I was born in the early 80s, and don't really remember him that well, outside of the basketball cards I had. Were those Denver teams legit contenders? Did they just have the bad luck of running into really good Laker teams or something?
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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Rigas on the clock, and I have a hunch he's going to take someone we were arguing about over their HOF worthiness months ago
LMAO he is on the radar but i fell like im pretty good at his positions. i am leaning toward a guard, maybe a good defensive PG as i fell i have my wings and post covered on defense. might be a slight bit light on offense but we all know my views on that. i will be posting my pick shortly.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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ok so i have yet to really "write up" anyone and i dont really plan to but considering this is the last pick in the draft i figure it only fitting to close it out with more then just a name. i am working some so i am going to C&P from another place with this pick. he can guard the PG and SG spots and thats where i feel the weakest defensively.

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Whenever you hear this persons name, two things should be remembered: complete game and just amazing defensive abilities, which earned him the reputation as one of the best defenders to play in NBA History.

A consistent, determined stopper, with a strong body who had above average shot blocking skills thanks to his 36 inch vertical jump, which he combined with his superb skills to dominate on defense, like few had of any time.

He didn't have so many awesomely high stats in blocks and steals, but his determination to be on the top as a defensive wizard and overall, made him a loved player during his career, a fan favorite and an admired figure from other stars.

This quote says it all: "In that environment, you were always on the defensive, because you never wanted to show that you could be dominated in any way."

Career Facts:

-Defensive Player Of The Year: 2 (1982,83)

-All NBA Defensive Teams: 5 (Four-Time All-First selections)

-One of the better blocking guards
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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Were those Denver teams legit contenders?
Nope. They scored big but were not well suited for playoff basketball.

But English was smooth, that jumpshot his jumper was just bizarre he must have had the strongest damn wrists:


YouTube - ‪Retro NBA: Alex English‬‏
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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Nice Rigas! I almost went with either Moncrief or Alvin Robertson, love those hard-nosed ball hawks.

But c'mon you gotta put the right SI cover, this one was a legendary photo:

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Old 06-29-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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No George Mikan? I figured someone would pick him up in a late round.
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