Cadillac Anderson

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Cadillac Anderson
Personal information
Born (1964-06-22) June 22, 1964 (age 53)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Worthing (Houston, Texas)
College Houston (1983–1987)
NBA draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career 1987–2000
Position Power forward / Center
Number 33, 34, 22, 0
Career history
19871989 San Antonio Spurs
19891991 Milwaukee Bucks
1991 New Jersey Nets
19911992 Denver Nuggets
1992–1993 Phonola Caserta
1993–1994 Detroit Pistons
1994–1995 Atlanta Hawks
19951997 San Antonio Spurs
1997–1998 Atlanta Hawks
1999–2000 Belgrano de San Nicolás
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,953 (7.3 ppg)
Rebounds 4,246 (6.2 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gregory Wayne "Cadillac"[1][2] Anderson (born June 22, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player.

College career[edit]

He attended and played collegiate basketball at the University of Houston, where he was one of the last original members of the famed Phi Slama Jama fraternity. He competed in the 1984 Final Four in Seattle while at Houston.

Professional career[edit]

A 6' 10" power forward/center, he was selected 23rd overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1987 NBA draft. He also played for the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Atlanta Hawks. In 1988, he participated in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where he finished on 6th place. The 1988–89 season spent with the Spurs was his most productive, averaging 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. In 1991–92, with the Nuggets, he averaged 11.5 points and a career-best 11.5 rebounds per game. He participated with playoff teams for the Spurs, Bucks, and Hawks.

He spent one year playing in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A with Phonola Caserta in 1992–93, leading the league in rebounding.

Personal life[edit]

As a freshman at the University of Houston, Anderson's mode of transportation around campus was a 10-speed bicycle - an odd sight for someone at 6-foot-10. A friend said the bike "was (Greg's) Cadillac," and the nickname stuck from there.[3]

In October 1998, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in Biloxi, Mississippi and was sentenced to five months in prison.[4]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1987–88 San Antonio 82 45 24.2 .501 .200 .604 6.3 1.0 0.7 1.5 11.7
1988–89 San Antonio 82 56 29.3 .503 .000 .514 8.2 0.7 1.2 1.3 13.7
1989–90 Milwaukee 60 28 21.5 .507 .535 6.2 0.4 0.5 0.9 8.8
1990–91 Milwaukee 26 0 9.5 .370 .000 .571 2.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 2.7
1990–91 New Jersey 1 0 18.0 1.000 6.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 8.0
1990–91 Denver 41 2 16.1 .440 .506 5.8 0.3 0.6 0.9 5.2
1991–92 Denver 82 82 34.1 .456 .000 .623 11.5 1.0 1.1 0.8 11.5
1993–94 Detroit 77 47 21.1 .543 .333 .571 7.4 0.7 0.7 0.9 6.4
1994–95 Atlanta 51 0 12.2 .548 .479 3.7 0.3 0.5 0.6 2.9
1995–96 San Antonio 46 7 7.5 .511 .000 .240 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 1.2
1996–97 San Antonio 82 48 20.2 .496 .000 .667 5.5 0.4 0.8 0.8 3.9
1997–98 Atlanta 50 0 8.0 .444 .000 .390 2.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 1.8
Career 680 315 20.6 .492 .087 .557 6.2 0.6 0.7 0.9 7.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1988 San Antonio 3 3 31.7 .472 .444 7.0 1.0 0.7 1.3 12.7
1990 Milwaukee 4 0 25.3 .684 .500 6.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 8.3
1995 Atlanta 3 0 13.0 .200 .750 4.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.7
1996 San Antonio 6 0 5.7 .000 .500 1.5 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2
1998 Atlanta 1 0 4.0 .000 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
Career 17 3 16.1 .477 .484 4.1 0.3 0.4 0.7 4.5

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