Kevin Duckworth's basketball career

Kevin Duckworth's basketball career

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Kevin Duckworth

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by By Kgw.com Staff

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Posted on August 26, 2008 at 8:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 17 at 9:03 AM

Kevin Duckworth was a second-round draft pick of the San Antonio Spurs out of Eastern Illinois University in 1986.

Duckworth was only 14 games into his NBA career when he was acquired by the Trail Blazers from San Antonio in exchange for Walter Berry.

One season later, the 7-foot center was thrust into the spotlight because of injuries to Steve Johnson and Sam Bowie.

Duckworth responded by averaging 15.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, establishing himself as a pivot presence instrumental in Portland's emergence as one of the NBA's dominant teams.

Duckworth remains the 10th leading scorer (7,188) and rebounder (3,327) in Trail Blazers history, compiling averages of 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in 527 games with Portland.

Duckworth was a two-time NBA All-Star and starred on Western Conference Championship teams in Portland in 1990 and 1992.

During his tenure, Trail Blazers teams compiled a record of 356-193 (.648). In 684 career NBA games, Duckworth scored 8,085 points (11.8 ppg), grabbed 3,945 rebounds (5.8 rpg) and shot 46.8 percent from the field.

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