Here's another successful recent return:
Since he knew he wouldn't get to play very much in his rookie season he talked coach Auerbach into letting him play in Italy for a season, where he led his team his team to an Italian Cup Title as well as the World Cup Championship. He came back and played one season with the Celtics before being selected by the San Diego Rockets in the 1967 expansion draft. He would go on to play for six teams over nine seasons in the NBA. Over his career he averaged 6.1 points and 6.8 rebounds a game. He suffered multiple injuries during his career, so his full potential was likely never achieved.
As always a big thank you goes out to Mr. Kimball!
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