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Detlef Schrempf posted May 7, 2010 - 12:22am Detlef Schrempf
Detlef Schrempf Detlef Schrempf
Selected eighth overall by the Dallas Mavericks , Schrempf became a regular after being traded to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for veteran center Herb Williams . With the Pacers, he won NBA Sixth Man Awards in 1990 and 1991. He finished second in the NBA with a .478 three-point percentage in 1987, and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. In the 1992-93 season, he was selected to the first of his three National Basketball Association All-Star Games with the others being in . Only player in the NBA in 1992-93 to finish in the top 25 in scoring (19.1 ppg), rebounding (9.5 rpg) and assists (6.0 apg).
Following the 1992-93 NBA season , Schrempf was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for forward Derrick McKey and guard/forward Gerald Paddio . He ranked second in the NBA in three-point accuracy during the 1994-95 season with a 51.4 three-point field goal percentage. On a Sonics team that also featured Gary Payton , Shawn Kemp , Sam Perkins , and Hersey Hawkins , Schrempf reached the NBA Finals in 1996, where they lost to Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls in six games. Schrempf became the first (and one of only two, to date, along with Dirk Nowitzki German-born NBA player to reach the NBA Finals. While with the Sonics, Schrempf played in his final two NBA All-Star games.
While with the Sonics, Schrempf played in his final two NBA All-Star games. He was released in 1999 and signed the same day by the Portland Trail Blazers, with whom he played until his retirement from professional basketball in 2001.