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Zaid Abdul-Aziz

Zaid Abdul-Aziz
Personal information
Born (1946-04-07) April 7, 1946
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school John Jay
(New York City, New York)
College Iowa State (1965–1968)
NBA draft 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Pro career 1968–1978
Position Power forward / Center
Number 21, 16, 35, 6, 54, 27
Career history
1968–1969 Cincinnati Royals
1969–1970 Milwaukee Bucks
19701972 Seattle SuperSonics
19721975 Houston Rockets
1976 Seattle SuperSonics
1976–1977 Buffalo Braves
1978 Boston Celtics
1978 Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,557 (9.0 ppg)
Rebounds 4,065 (8.0 rpg)
Assists 601 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Zaid Abdul-Aziz (born Donald A. Smith on April 7, 1946) is a retired American professional basketball player. Donald Smith changed his name to Zaid Abdul-Aziz in 1976. The 6'9" Abdul-Aziz starred at Iowa State University before being drafted by the NBA's Cincinnati Royals in 1968. He played ten seasons in the league as a member of the Royals, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Houston Rockets, Buffalo Braves, and Boston Celtics. Nicknamed "The Kangaroo", he had his finest season in 1971–1972, when he averaged 13.8 points and 11.3 rebounds for Seattle. He retired in 1978 with career totals of 4,557 points and 4,065 rebounds.

In 2006, Zaid Abdul-Aziz published a memoir, Darkness to Sunlight, which tells the stories of his basketball career, personal challenges and spiritual journey. Abdul-Aziz is now a drug and alcohol counselor in Seattle.

Contents

  • Transactions 1
  • NBA career statistics 2
    • Regular season 2.1
    • Playoffs 2.2
  • External links 3

Transactions

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1968–69 Cincinnati 20 5.4 .419 .286 1.6 .2 1.9
1968–69 Milwaukee 29 28.9 .363 .642 13.0 1.1 11.0
1969–70 Milwaukee 80 20.5 .434 .643 7.5 .8 7.4
1970–71 Seattle 61 20.9 .441 .739 7.7 .7 10.9
1971–72 Seattle 58 30.7 .429 .720 11.3 2.1 13.8
1972–73 Houston 48 18.8 .397 .735 6.3 1.1 8.7
1973–74 Houston 79 31.1 .459 .804 11.7 2.1 1.0 1.3 10.9
1974–75 Houston 65 22.3 .437 .783 7.5 1.3 .6 1.1 9.7
1975–76 Seattle 27 8.3 .467 .552 2.8 .6 .3 .6 3.2
1976–77 Buffalo 22 8.9 .338 .767 4.1 .3 .1 .4 3.8
1977–78 Boston 2 12.0 .231 .667 7.5 1.5 .5 .5 4.0
1977–78 Houston 14 9.6 426 .750 2.5 .5 .1 .1 3.9
Career 505 21.8 .428 .728 8.0 1.2 .6 1.0 9.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1969–70 Milwaukee 7 11.7 .579 .800 3.7 0.6 4.3
1974–75 Houston 6 11.3 .387 .400 2.8 0.5 4.3
1975–76 Seattle 5 12.0 .700 .727 4.2 0.4 7.2
Career 18 11.7 .529 .500 3.6 0.5 5.1

External links

  • Career statistics
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