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1984 - Sam Perkins

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"Big Smooth" was taken with the fourth overall pick in 1984 out of North Carolina, where he teamed up with Michael Jordan and James Worthy to win the 1982 national title. He won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. Perkins played his first six seasons with the Mavs, averaging 14.4 points and 8 rebounds.