Cazzie Russell

Forward, #32 (also wore #33 )


Russell, who was selected by New York as the first overall pick in the 1966 NBA draft, was a star on the famous 1970 Knicks team that won an NBA championship against the Lakers.

Years later he joined his former team's nemesis, signing as a free agent with the Lakers in 1977. He averaged almost 15 points over three seasons (1974-77) with the team. He signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls in 1978.

— Melissa Rohlin
Feb. 12, 2011

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