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PostSubject: What position Connie Hawkins played?   Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:29 am

He's usually listed as a forward


BQ:Where do you rank Connie Hawkins on your list of the greatest power (and overall) forwards of all time?
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PostSubject: Re: What position Connie Hawkins played?   Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:13 pm

Between the ABA and the NBA Connie played all front court positions. Height in the middle wasn't as big of a deal in the ABA and NBA back then as it was in the later 70's and 80's. Especially with Hawkins' speed, shooting range, athletic ability and super long wingspan.

BQ: Unfortunately Hawkins lost a couple of years of his prime because of a point shaving scandal that led him to be blackballed by the NBA for years. He was a 27 year old rookie when the NBA lost a lawsuit against him and finally assigned him to the then expansion Phoenix Suns team.

So due to injuries and the NBA barring his signing to any team... he kinda' just never got to be the player his talent foreshadowed.

So he's pretty far down the list as great front court players for me.

This isn't to say he wasn't good, but that he wasn't fortunate enough to have a full healthy uninterrupted NBA career.
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PostSubject: Re: What position Connie Hawkins played?   Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:18 pm

Yeah,Connie was an amazing player however because of dumb things, he wasn't part of the NBA...
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PostSubject: Re: What position Connie Hawkins played?   Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:28 pm

yepp..what nick said...uhuh
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