Len Chappell had an interesting NBA career. He’s a one-time All-Star, earning the honor in 1964 with a 17.1 point per game scoring season. He followed up that terrific season by failing to score in double figures per game for four straight years.
He then scored 14.1 points per game in Milwaukee’s first season, before again scoring below ten points per game for his last three NBA seasons. Chappell spent ten seasons in the NBA and was traded midseason four times.
Interestingly enough, Chappell’s problems seem to stem only from a lack of minutes, not ability. He scored at least 15.5 points per 36 minutes in each of his seasons, and recorded six seasons with at least 19 points per 36 minutes.
Chappell scored 14.6 points per game and 8.3 points per game in his two seasons with the Bucks, but unfortunately contributed less than that in Milwaukee’s first game. Chappell made three shots for a grand total of six points in that game.
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