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From 1 to 35,535: Whimsical Elk or HE HAS A RING!!!

First a note: the anagram in the title of this post uses the player's full first name, though he is and was known by the short version.

Now, the next player in our march from Calvin Booth (one minute played as a Timberwolf) to Kevin Garnett (35,535) saw the court for a total of 324 minutes in a Minnesota uniform. This 5'10 point guard from Milwaukee majored in Economics at Rice. Undrafted after his senior year, he caught on as a free agent with Toronto and went on to earn over $5,000,000 during seven seasons in the NBA, playing for ten teams (and some of those more than once).

Through seven years, his best match on the Similarity Score is Sebastian Telfair.

He averaged 1.8 PPG for the Spurs in 2005 as a member of that championship squad.

Does this ring any bells?

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Or this?

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One more hint: there's been talk on Canis lately of the Maynor Effect. Well, when Eric Maynor was acquired by the Thunder, which CaliWolf points to as the pivotal moment in Kevin Durant's career, the player waived to make room for him on the roster was our profilee. The good news is that he recently rejoined OKC as a scout.

One last photo, from his season with Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Poland) - he's in the yellow uniform:

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When you're 5'10 and play pro ball, you gotta be tough. That's Mike Wilks.

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