Last weeks C.O.A.T match up between Bingo Smith and John “Hot Rod” Williams mixed things up a bit as Willams defeated Smith for the first upset of the C.O.A.T tournament. However, this week’s match up is a bit less promising as #2 Brad Daugherty takes on #7 World B. Free.
It’s going to take a lot for Free to win since Brad Daugherty is beloved by the city of Cleveland. Daugherty was drafted number one overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers and spent his entire career in Cleveland. He retired at the young age of 28 due to back injuries, but left the team as the Cavs All-Time Scorer and Rebounder only to be topped by LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
#2 Brad Daugherty
Years with team: 8
Stats: 19.0 ppg 9.5 rpg 3.7 apg .747 FT%
Misc: 5-time NBA All-Star, 1987 NBA All-Rookie First team, 1992 All NBA third team, 2nd on Cavs All-Time scoring list, 5th All-time in FG’s Made/Attempted, 2nd in FT’s Made/Attempted, 6th on All-Time Cavs Assist list, 2nd on Cavs All-Time Total Rebound list.
#7 World B. Free
Years with team: 4
Stats: 20.3 ppg 3.7 apg 2.7 rpg .753 FT%
Misc: 10th on Cavs All-Time Scoring list, 2nd in Cavs All-Time Scoring Average, 8th on Cavs All-Time FT Made list, 9th in Cavs FT attempted.