Brooklyn Nets — Bernard King
The New York playground legend actually began his career with the Nets. King averaged 24.2 PPG as a rookie in New Jersey. After another year in which he averaged over 20 PPG, King was unceremoniously jettisoned to the Utah Jazz. The Nets were said to be in the market for more size — which ultimately (and shockingly) made King available.
After two good seasons in Golden State (preceded by one bad year with the Jazz), King ended up back home in the Garden with the Knicks. The Nets watched as King made four All-Star Game appearances. This included multiple All-NBA denotations, and a scoring title.
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