Walt Wesley was the highest paid member of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1970, the team's first year in the league. $42,000. Awesome hair.
Also, a reminder of how just plain awful that squad was. A 15 PER is completely average every year in the NBA, and the 1970-1971 Cavs had only one player crack the 16 mark — Walt Wesley with a 17.1
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