Scott Wedman was a member of the Kings franchise from 1974-81 where he would play the best basketball of a career that would ultimately last more than a decade.
A 6-foot-7 small forward, Wedman was an incredible scoring threat who could do so in a variety of different ways. It was his versatility on the offensive end that helped the University of Colorado graduate put up some pretty decent scoring numbers.
Weighing roughly 215 pounds, Weldman put in work in the weight room, earning the nickname “The Hulk” from his teammates. This was of great use to him when he attacked the basket, affording him the ability to bully his way past defenders and absorb contact and finish under duress.
Wedman averaged 16.5 points per game on 48.7 percent shooting from the field while a member of the Kings, including back to back seasons at 19 points a night. Most guys in the 1970s weren’t very gifted physically, so Wedman was able to get basically whatever he wanted with the ball in his hands.
Another aspect of his game was his shooting ability. While his career outside percentage of 33.5 wouldn’t be respected in today’s NBA, back then, when the 3-point shot was just being introduced, hitting around one out of every three looks from that range was a very impressive feat.
Aside from a couple of All-Star appearances, Scott Wedman never really accomplished much during his time in the league. He’d go on to win two titles with the Boston Celtics, but those were obtained with minimal contributions. He was just a very talented player and an underrated scorer, and sometimes that’s all that can be said.