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Jerry Chambers

Forward, #40


Selected seventh overall by the Lakers in the 1966 NBA draft, Chambers is perhaps best known for being part of the trade that sent Wilt Chamberlain to the Lakers. The 6-foot-5 reserve forward appeared in 68 games, averaging 7.6 points per game.

Chambers, who was named the most outstanding player of the NCAA tournament after leading Utah to the semifinals in 1966, was shipped to Philadelphia in July 1968 along with Archie Clark and Darrall Imhoff for Chamberlain in what is considered one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history. Chambers never played with the 76ers and was traded to Phoenix in 1969. He retired from basketball in 1974.

— Austin Knoblauch
Feb. 12, 2011

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