The Big E did big ol things for the Bullets. He led them to the Finals his first year in the uniform (74-75) and along with Wes Unseld and Bob Dandridge brought home the Championship in 1978. During the 1978 playoffs, Hayes led the team in points, rebounds, and blocks but did not win the Finals MVP award.
Hayes is one of those rare players who has better numbers across the board in the post-season. He averaged more points, more rebounds, more blocks, and shot a better percentage from the field in the playoffs. Hayes also crushed the all time numbers finishing ninth all time in points, and fourth all time in rebounds.
First Overall Pick 1968 – San Diego Rockets
2X All-NBA Defense
Hall of Fame
How did the guys rank him?
The Flag Bearer: Marc Griffin (18).
The Barn Burner: Justin Termine, Justin Salkin, Shane Young, Robert Littal, Jacob Noble, and Matt Drappel (NR).
How did the other guys rank Hayes: Brian Geltzeiler (22), Lang Green (24), James Holas (33), Will Reeve (36), Josh Eberley (37), Justin Salkin (44), and Adi Joseph (49).
#39 Sunday, August 30.
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Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph
Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416
Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada
Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO
Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA
Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio
Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc
Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene
Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat
Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr
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Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic
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