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Lorenzo Williams (right) and Bill Dinwiddie (left) shared a birthday as well as a team (separated by nearly two decades).
Today, July 15th is the 74th birthday of former Boston Celtic combo forward Bill Dinwiddie, whose greatest claim to fame with the team is being part of the deal that sent Celtics legend Bob Cousy to the Cincinnati Royals (which are now the Sacramento Kings). In his lone season in Boston, Dinwiddie appeared in just 61 games (he missed the entire preceding season due to a knee injury) logging 4.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for a pick that would be used on Wally Wright, a player who did not make the regular season roster. For more writing on Dinwiddie, check tb727's long-form article here. 

It is also the 48th birthday of former Celtic big man Lorenzo Williams, who played just 22 games with the club in 1993. He averaged 1.5 points, 2 boards and .6 blocks per 6.9 minutes a game with the Celts after being waived by the Orlando Magic earlier that season, playing his way through a 10-day contract to a rest-of-season deal. His success, if you can call it that, with Boston did not last past the season, as he was waived by the club the following November.

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Data: Basketball-reference.com
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Justin Quinn 7/15/2017 03:00:00 AM Edit
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