Phoenix Suns: 30 greatest players of all-time

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Truck Robinson, Phoenix Suns
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66. . Power Forward. 1979-82. Truck Robinson. 26. player

The 6-foot-7 Leonard Robinson was known exclusively as “Truck” Robinson for the duration of his NBA career. The rugged front-court player played both forward positions throughout his career. During that time, Robinson was one of the best rebounders in the league during his prime.

After time with the then-Washington Bullets and the Atlanta Hawks early in his career, Robinson signed with the then-New Orleans Jazz and had his best season. He earned All-NBA First Team honors while leading the league in rebounding in 1978. The following year, a deep Suns team traded players and two first-round picks for Robinson to bolster their playoff run.

While the Suns lost in the Western Conference Finals in seven games to the eventual champion in the then-Seattle SuperSonics, Robinson was a solid contributor to the team. He would play three more seasons in Phoenix, never putting up the dominant statistics of his time further east, but always averaging at least 16 points per game.

Robinson would make an All-Star team one time with the Suns in 1981. He led the team in scoring and rebounding in 1981, as they won 57 games, the most in the Western Conference. Phoenix never once missed the postseason while Robinson was with the team. While never a bona fide superstar, Robinson excelled in his role and was a part of a strong run of Phoenix basketball.