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James Edwards

James Edwards

53 • Center

Born: November 22, 1955, Seattle, WA
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 263 lbs.

"Buddah" rejoined Coach Chuck Daly and Bill Laimbeer after the three were together in the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1982. Edwards proved to be a valuable aquirement, providing a big body who could score easily. In each of his first 3 seasons with Detroit, the Pistons reached the NBA Finals, losing to the Lakers in 1988 in seven games before winning back to back titles.

Career highlights:

  • Drafted 3rd rnd, 46th overall, by Los Angeles in 1977 out of Washington
  • Traded from Phoenix to Detroit for Ron Moore and Detroit's 1991 2nd round draft pick, February 24, 1988
  • Traded from Detroit to Los Angeles Clippers for Jeff Martin and the Clippers' 1995 2nd round draft pick, August 13, 1991
1989-90 Regular Season Statistics
  G FG% FT% REB AST STE PTS AVG
1988-89 76 .500 .685 231 49 11 555 7.3
1989-90 82 .498 .748 345 63 23 1189 14.5
1989-90 Playoff Statistics
  G FG% FT% REB AST STE PTS AVG
1988-89 17 .471 .784 36 12 x 120 7.1
1989-90 20 .494 .604 71 13 x 286 14.3
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