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Dave Kasim Greenwood (born May 27, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player whose NBA career spanned 12 years from 1979 to 1991. Greenwood made his NBA debut on October 13, 1979 and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team during the 1979–80 season.[1] A forward/center, he played for the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons.

David Greenwood
Personal information
Born (1957-05-27) May 27, 1957 (age 62)
Lynwood, California
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High schoolVerbum Dei (Los Angeles, California)
CollegeUCLA (1975–1979)
NBA draft1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1979–1991
PositionPower forward / Center
Number34, 10, 22, 33
Career history
19791985Chicago Bulls
19851989San Antonio Spurs
1989Denver Nuggets
1989–1990Detroit Pistons
1990–1991San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points8,428 (10.2 ppg)
Rebounds6,537 (7.9 rpg)
Blocks736 (0.9 bpg)
Stats at

Greenwood was the second overall pick of the 1979 NBA draft. The Chicago Bulls lost the coin toss to the Los Angeles Lakers, who drafted future Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson with their number one pick, acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Jazz.

Prior to the Michael Jordan era in Chicago, Greenwood was one of the franchise's marquee players along with Reggie Theus and the late Orlando Woolridge. On October 24, 1985, Greenwood was traded by the Bulls to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for future Hall of Famer George Gervin.[2]

On January 26, 1989, Greenwood and Spurs teammate, Darwin Cook were traded to the Denver Nuggets for Calvin Natt and Jay Vincent.[3] On October 6, 1989, Greenwood signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Detroit Pistons, whom he would assist in a victorious effort in the 1990 NBA Finals as a reserve.[4] He would later sign as an unrestricted free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on August 17, 1990 until his release on May 21, 1991.[5]

Greenwood attended the University of California at Los Angeles.


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