No. 63 — Perkins does defense, too


The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Sam Perkins

As a rookie in Dallas, Sam Perkins was a solid defender.

Name: Sam Perkins

Position: Forward/Center

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 235 pounds

Birthday: June 14, 1961

College: North Carolina

Drafted in 1984: 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks

Draft fact: Sam Perkins, the 4th player selected in the 1984 Draft, recorded 63 blocks and 63 steals in his rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks. In his career, Perkins had 60 or more blocks and steals in a season eight times.

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