trodgers wrote:You've made my point. Walton had a solid NBA career.
Walton had one decent year and made a ton of money for it. His career was so good he is already in the booth.
After 10 years, how many people are still playing? Being in the booth is a testament to his knowledge and pedigree as opposed to a criticism of his ability as a player.
Luke played 10 seasons in the NBA, started 138 games, appeared in 564. He scored more than 2000 points, handed out 1300 assists, and grabbed 1500 rebounds (he's one of 477 players to do that). His career per36 minute numbers are 10-6-5.
He started 12 playoff games, played almost 1300 playoff minutes, and was a key contributor in one of the two playoffs for which he won a ring.
What % of players do those things? Given that he was a second round pick, I think Walton was ahead of the curve. If that's not a "solid" NBA career, I wonder what the standard is.