Ex-NBA hardworkers Gary Trent, Rodney Rogers attend NBRPA event


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National Basketball Retired Players Association Legends Brunch awarded many retired NBA players at the event on February 17.

A large number of familiar NBA names – from other Hall of Famers to role players – attended the brunch, including former hardworking NBA forwards Gary Trent and Rodney Rogers.

Gary Trent spent his 9-year NBA career playing for Portland TrailBlazers, Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Trent averaged career best 16 ppg and 7.8 rpg for Dallas Mavericks in 98-99, and holds career averages of 8.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg in 19.5 minutes on the court.

He appeared in total of 506 NBA games (130 started).

As for 41-year old Rodney Rogers, who was the 2000 Sixth Man award winner, his story was truly a sad one. Rogers got into an all-terrain vehicle accident in December 2012, and got paralyzed for life. He’s now required to use a wheelchair and ventilator.

Rogers played 11 years in the NBA, being a forward who could both play in the paint, and knock down an outside shot.

He averaged double figures in scoring in 7 of his seasons, recording career high 15.1 ppg for LA Clippers in 97-98.

In total, Rogers appeared in 866 NBA games (347 started), averaging 10.9 ppg and 4.5 rpg in 25.3 minutes on the court.

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