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#1 User is online   Beach Bum 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:25 PM

Are there any that have played big minutes? Brian Cook was on a few Lakers title teams iirc.

Here's to Deron Williams continuing his strong play and winning it all.
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#2 User is online   Beach Bum 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

And NM, looks like Cook did not win a ring.
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#3 User is online   superscal23 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

I feel like I should know this, but how many Illini players have rings period?

Red Kerr won his rookie year, and Andy Philip averaged 2.2 ppg in the playoffs for the 1957 Celtics. That's all I got so far.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:49 PM

View PostBeach Bum, on 17 May 2017 - 03:25 PM, said:

Are there any that have played big minutes? Brian Cook was on a few Lakers title teams iirc.

Here's to Deron Williams continuing his strong play and winning it all.

Cavs going to be on social security by the time they get to the finals after sweeping the celtics.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:32 PM

Luther?

Edit: scratch that. I was thinking he floated to a decent team after Houston. Didn't happen.
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#6 User is online   Beach Bum 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:37 PM

View PostIlliniThrasher, on 17 May 2017 - 03:49 PM, said:

Cavs going to be on social security by the time they get to the finals after sweeping the celtics.


I want them to win. But they better hope they sweep with GS looking to sweep Spurs with a two gm head start.

But then they've rested quite a bit, when they make the finals maybe they can steal game one because GS has sat for so long.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:50 PM

I'm not going to run down all their resumes but i feel comfortable saying 80's and 90's NBAers Eddie Johnson, Derek Harper, Kenny Norman, Marcus Liberty, Kendall Gill, and Nick Anderson all came up empty. So did Frank Williams later on i believe.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:43 AM

I thought Harper was on one of the lakers teams toward the end but he retired a year early.
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#9 User is online   Beach Bum 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:49 AM

Pretty sad
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#10 User is offline   commando 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

View PostBeach Bum, on 18 May 2017 - 08:49 AM, said:

Pretty sad


Another reason to get DCPERU or Ilman to Portland, so they can teach Meyers to play inside and win a title.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:06 AM

View Postcommando, on 18 May 2017 - 08:43 AM, said:

I thought Harper was on one of the lakers teams toward the end but he retired a year early.

That was Ron Harper.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

View PostIllinifan57, on 18 May 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

That was Ron Harper.


Yes, Derek left in 99
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

View Postsuperscal23, on 17 May 2017 - 03:41 PM, said:

I feel like I should know this, but how many Illini players have rings period?

Red Kerr won his rookie year, and Andy Philip averaged 2.2 ppg in the playoffs for the 1957 Celtics. That's all I got so far.

Wally Osterkorn also played on the '55 Syracuse Nats with Johnny Kerr.

Don Freeman played for the '71 ABA champs Utah Stars and '73 Indiana Pacers.
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