Dave Robisch

David George Robisch (born Dec 22, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is aformer professional basketball player in the ABA and NBA. Robisch played at the University of Kansas where he was an All-American and2-time Big 8 Player of the Year.


He played at center and forward for the Denver Rockets/Denver Nuggets (1971-75 and 1980-83), Indiana Pacers (1975-76 and 1976-77), Baltimore Claws (1975), San Diego Sails (1976), Los Angeles Lakers (1977-79), Cleveland Cavaliers (1979-80), San Antonio Spurs (1983) and Kansas City Kings (1984). He helped the Nuggets win the 1974-75 ABA Western Division. 

On October 8, 1975 Robisch was part of one of the more infamous trades in ABA history. The Baltimore Claws, despite financial problems, had obtained the rights to star Dan Issel from the Kentucky Colonels. The Claws were unable to come through with the $500,000 they owed the Colonels for Issel. Under pressure from the league, the Claws traded Issel to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Robisch and $500,000; the $500,000 was used to pay the Kentucky Colonels the money owed for Issel.

In 13 seasons he played in 930 Games and had 22,780 Minutes Played, a .464 Field Goal Percentage (3,997 for 8,620), a .798 Free Throw Percentage (2,587 for 3,241), 6,173 Total Rebounds (1,992 Offensive, 4,181 Defensive), 1,656 Assists, 986 Turnovers, 2,069 Personal Fouls and 10,581 Points.

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