Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/23/11
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This week in What the Hell Happened To we remember former power forward, Sidney Wicks. Wicks was a beast in college to say the least.  In his 3 seasons UCLA went 86-4 and won 3 national titles.  He helped bridge the gap between Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton. However Wicks' dominant college game and team success did not translate into team success in the pros.  The No. 2 pick in the 1971 draft, he was Rookie of the Year in his first season with the Portland Trail Blazers and made the All-Star game in each of his first four years. But after averaging 24.5 points and 11.5 rebounds as a rookie, Wicks saw his scoring average decline in each of his next nine seasons.He was sold to the Celtics in October of 1976 and would last the 77 and 78 seasons in Boston.  His numbers in Boston were solid: 82 games his first year and he averaged a double-double in 32 minutes a night (15 points and 10 rebounds).  His second year he played in 81 games and put up 13 and 8 in about 29 minutes a game.  ...
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