Utah Jazz — Trading Away Dominique Wilkins
How many people remember that the Utah Jazz actually selected “The Human Highlight Film” himself, Dominique Wilkins? The Jazz selected Wilkins with the 3rd overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft. However, because the Jazz were a bit cash-poor at the time, and more so because Wilkins really had no desire to play for the Jazz, he forced Utah to trade him.
The Jazz traded him to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for John Drew, Freeman Williams and $1 million in cash. Wilkins would go on to average more than 25 points per game for the next decade, which included a a scoring title in 1985–86, when he finished with a scoring average of 30.3 points per game.