This Center suffered through a myriad of injuries early in his career. He spent his entire first season on the injured list due to a broken bone in his right foot. The following year he returned and showed enough potential to insure that he would get a contract beyond his rookie guarantee. However...
This Center played in only five games over the next two seasons. In his fourth season, he had a surgery on a bone in his left foot.
Finally hitting his stride, in his sixth through eleventh seasons he played in 97% of the scheduled games averaging 30 minutes, 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Those averages far exceeded expectations for his draft position.