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Zaid Abdul Aziz

Zaid Abdul-Aziz (born Donald A. Smith on April 7, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional Basketball player. The 6'9" Abdul-Aziz starred at Iowa State University before being drafted by the drafted'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. The Kangaroo 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.

Player career Edit

  • Iowa State University
  • 1968–69 Cincinnati Royals - Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1969–70 Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1970–72 Seattle SuperSonics
  • 1972–75 Houston Rockets
  • 1975–76 Seattle SuperSonics
  • 1976–77 Buffalo Braves
  • 1977–78 Boston Celtics - Houston Rockets

Transactions Edit

  • 1968 - First round, fifth pick by Cincinnati Royals in 1968.
  • 1969, January 31 - Traded with Milwaukee Bucks' Fred Hetzel plus cash.
  • 1970, September 17 - Traded with Seattle SuperSonics' Lucius Allen and Bob Boozer.
  • 1972, September 18 - Transferred to Houston Rockets.
  • 1975, August 1 - released from Houston Rockets.
  • 1976, January 31 - Free agent signed by Seattle SuperSonics.
  • 1976, November 26 - Free agent signed by Buffalo Braves from Seattle SuperSonics.
  • 1978, January 20 - released from Buffalo Braves.
  • 1978, February 14 - Free agent signed by Boston Celtics.
  • 1978, February 24 - released from Boston Celtics.
  • 1978, March 2 - Free agent signed by Houston Rockets.
  • 1978, June 20 - released from Houston Rockets.

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