He shared locker room with other fellow WTHHT members as Kedrick Brown, Vin Baker and Tony Delk and had the privilege of wearing Raef LaFrentz´s #45 before he became a member of the Celtics. He also had the honor of being the first Argentinian player to play in the NBA with the Sonics first and then with the Celtics.
Wolkowyski played 24 minutes in 7 games for us, netting a total of 5 points and 1 rebound wearing Celtics green. He instantly became a worthy member of this section. His Celtic debut was on Halloween night of 2002 in Washington, a night in which Pierce and Walker registered a combined 8-32 FG shooting in a truly nightmare night for us (69-114 was the final score for the Wizards). Quite coincidentally, Rubén´s final game with us was on Christmas day against New Jersey, in a another loss (81-117) against the Nets, who back then had players as Rogers, Martin and Brian Scalabrine.
The 6'10", 275-pound power forward has had a very long career that has taken him to play in the USA, Russia, Poland, Spain, and Greece. He has also had a successful time defending the colors of Argentina internationally, achieving the Olympic Gold medal in Athens (2004) and the Silver medal in the World Championships in Indianapolis. It was probably this what took the attention of the Celtics team to offer him a contract back then. Coincidentally, Pierce was a part of the USA squad that didn't have a good tournament at home.
It is also coincidental again that TB proposed me to write this article on Rubén, as I am also a native Spanish speaker related to Poland, the country where I live since 2008.
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Pablo Pérez 11/25/2012 07:05:00 AM Tweet