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The Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers or Detroit Pistons, all those teams who lacked significant small forward depth that year.

After parts of 12 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, and part of the '93-'94 season with the Los Angeles Clippers, Dominique Wilkins found himself with the Boston Celtics in '94-'95 as a free agent. Wilkins' entire Hawks' career averages were 26.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks over the course of 882 games, averaging at least 36-37 minutes as an Atlanta Hawks' megastar. Generally, Wilkins made 9.9 out of 21.3 shot attempts which led to his .467 FG% for his Hawks career.

As you will find out, Nique's brief 25-game stint with the Clippers had him averaging 29.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocks playing at least 37-38 minutes. As a Clipper, Nique made 10.7 out of 23.7 shot attempts, giving him a .453 FG% as a Clipper.

But by the time he suited up for the Celtics in '94-'95, Dominique Wilkins averages of 17.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks playing 31 minutes per game, along with generally making 6.4 out of 15.2 shot attempts (42.1 FG%) indicated a quiet season for his standards, but also meant that he started playing more of a team game and fit within the C's system.

His '94-'95 season averages weren't too shabby for a guy who had long recovered from his torn achilles tendon in '91-'92, and also not too shabby for a guy who was just starting to play a more team-oriented game instead of his traditional flashy superstar slam dunker game.

But why didn't any NBA team come calling for his services in '95-'96 at all? Surely the Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers and the Detroit Pistons lacked significant SF depth. Detlef Schrempf, Clifford Robinson and Grant Hill were all manning their respective starting SF spots for their teams, but lacked a significant backup to relieve them at times.

How many points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in how many minutes do you think Dominique Wilkins would've averaged if he found an NBA team for '95-'96 instead of toiling away overseas to Greece? And what will become of how many shots do you think he'll make or attempt?

Probably none of those as I don't think Nique would have come off the bench at the time. He would have wanted a starter spot. Those teams (Seattle, Portland, Detroit, etc.) I don't see him beating out Detlef Schrempf (Seattle), Clifford Robinson (Portland) and a young sophomore by the name of Grant Hill (Detroit) for the starting five role. Orlando would have been a good fit imho. A young team needing some veteran leadership, I think Nique deserved to start over Dennis Scott. Wilkins didn't need to be the main scorer, the Magic had Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway and Nick Anderson tasked with shouldering the scoring load, and they also had Shaq and Horace Grant for defense and rebounding too. Nique could have been the difference in the '95 Finals if he joined a year earlier ('94-'95) instead of playing for the Boston Celtics.
 

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I actually got somewhat excited when I read the first few words of the thread title. I thought this might be about what would have happened if Dominique went to the Lakers instead of James Worthy.

Instead, it's more of this pointlessness. I mean even set against the checkered backdrop of nerdy classic NBA hypotheticals these threads are absurd.
 

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Well, I used to deliver good quality NBA Basketball threads when I first joined BasketballForum.com, but as time went on, I believe Prime Ang was my last good ally before he vanished.

I've had a brain injury since late 2010, long before I joined you guys m'kay, and I have been resorting to heavy drinking of sodas, ate a fast food diet full of fries, burgers, sodas, chicken, meat and fish, and deliver comical NBA threads for the sake of being a walking punchline on BasketballForum.com. BTW, I became a moderator at TalkBasket.net for the forums, because I got requested and offered to take the job.
 

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I'm pretty sure he means you're doing a great job of being a walking punchline on the site, I could be wrong
 

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I think someone signs him to be a regular power forward. I think he gets an increase in minutes and shots. He averaged around 20 ppg, 8 rebounds per game, near a block a game, and about a steal per game in 33 minutes per game. Borderline All-Star. Which team, I don’t know.
Maybe he finds a way on the Bulls as a 6th man, wins 3 rings. Splits between pf and sf. 28 minutes per game, 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.5 steals feeding off MJ and Pippen. What a sweet justice that would’ve been for Nique, but he was from the old school where superstars didn’t team with superstars to win rings.
 
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