Teams: Buffalo Braves (1972–1976), New York Knicks (1976–1979), Boston Celtics (1979), Detroit Pistons (1979–1981), New Jersey Nets (1981), Los Angeles Lakers (1981–1985), Philadelphia 76ers (1986)
Career stats: 852 G, 22.1 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.0 SPG, 1.5 BPG
Bob McAdoo was one of the great big men and best all-around scorers of his day. He made five All-Star teams in the mid and late 1970s and won the MVP award with the Buffalo Braves in 1975. Injuries slowed him down, though, and for much of the middle of his career McAdoo slogged through several forgettable seasons on bad teams; from 1978-79 through 1980-81, he played in just 134 total games and saw all of his per-game averages begin to dip. After signing with the Lakers for the 1981-82 season as a bench player, though, everything changed.
Playing a more limited role for the Showtime Lakers, McAdoo won two titles as the team's sixth man and posted per-36 minute numbers in line with the earlier years of his Hall of Fame career.