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Lucky No.11s

Two former Nuggets greats were drafted 11th overall

The Nuggets have never had the 11th overall draft pick; however, many talented players have been drafted from that slot, including former Nuggets standouts Kiki Vandeweghe and Fat Lever.

Fat Lever

Fat Lever


About

  • 6'3" guard from Arizona State
  • Drafted by Portland in 1982
  • Played in the NBA for 11 years
  • On second team All-NBA in 1986-1987 and second team NBA All-Defensive Team in 1987-1988
  • Played in two NBA All-Star games (1988, 1990)
  • Holds the Nuggets record for most assists in a game with 23
  • His 1,167 career steals is a Nuggets record

Career Stats

G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
752 31.7 .447 .310 .771 6.0 6.2 0.3 2.2 13.9

Kiki Vandeweghe

Kiki Vandeweghe


About

  • 6'8" forward from UCLA.
  • Drafted by Dallas in 1980, but the Nuggets acquired him through trade in December
  • Played in the NBA for 13 years
  • Had two games where he scored 50+ points in a Nuggets uniform, and 11 where he scored 40+ points
  • Played in two NBA All-Star games (1983, 1984)
  • Was the Nuggets General Manager from 2001-2006
  • Currently the Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations for the NBA

Career Stats

G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
810 30.3 .525 .368 .872 3.4 2.1 0.6 0.3 19.7

Other notable number 11 draft picks include Reggie Miller, Kevin Willis and JJ Redick.

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