Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is a retired American Hall of Fame professional basketball player who played at both forward positions. He played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks
In 1986, Rodman was drafted 27th overall by the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons were known as the "Bad Boys" at the time. But his rookie year wasn't his best, averaging 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds. It was other teammates such as Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars that helped his team be a title contender. The 1987-88 season was his first and only season averaging double figures in points with 11.6 points per game. The Pistons won titles in 1989 and 1990.
San Antonio Spurs
On October 1st 1993, the Detroit Pistons traded Rodman to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Sean Elliott. This means that Rodman would form the Wall of Steel with David Robinson. But he struggled with scoring, averaging only 4.1 points in 1993-94. But his rebounding game was great, with an average of 17.3 rebounds per game. The Spurs were unable to win titles with Rodman, though.
On October 3, 1995, the San Antonio Spurs traded Rodman to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Will Perdue. This means that Rodman would get to play alongside Michael Jordan. The Bulls made history by going 72-10 in the regular season in 1996. They also won three consecutive titles from 1996-1998. The big three, Rodman, Jordan, and Pippen all had career years together.
Los Angeles Lakers
On February 24, 1999, Rodman signed a 1 year contract with the mighty Los Angeles Lakers. But on one of his last year's in the NBA, he averaged only 2.1 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game.
Rodman was signed by the Dallas Mavericks on February 3, 2000. But not only was he on his last legs, but he struggled with injury problems, only playing in 12 games and was ejected from 2 of them. Steve Nash said that Rodman didn't want to be a Maverick. Rodman retired from basketball after a disappointing year with the Mavericks.
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