Ahh, I gotcha. How ironic that the 76ers eventually traded Dawkins away & brought in Malone as his replacement? It's also crazy how Malone & Dawkins were complete opposites both personality wise & in the physical gifts. Moses was more of a fundemental player & could barely jump over a quarter while Dawkins relied on athleticism because he could jump out of the gym. It's probably the biggest factor as to why Philly got over the hump to win a title with Moses but kept coming up short with Darryl. Dawkins later admitted he didn’t take to coaching very well & his coaches admitted to not pushing him because he was so well liked.
If there's even been a better offensive rebounder than Malone, I haven't seen him play. I'll never forget something Bill Russel who was the color man at the time for CBS said. He said 90% of all rebounds occur below the rim. Getting your body in position is far more important than leaping ability. Moses was always in position and had an uncanny knack of knowing where the ball was going to bounce off the rim. Charles Barkley and Dennis Rodman had the same ability.
edit- I was reading the wiki on Malone and didn't know this. The N.O. Jazz had his draft rights when the ABA folded. We used that right as part of the trade that aquired Gail Goodrich from the Lakers. That has to rank as one of the worst trades in NBA history. Goodrich was a decent player,but he was 34 years old and well past his prime when he got here. The Lakers used the first round pick we gave up to select Magic Johnson.
The ABA-NBA merger occurred after the 1975–76 season, but the Spirits of St. Louis were not among the ABA teams chosen to join the NBA. Malone's NBA rights had previously been held by the New Orleans Jazz, but the NBA let them place Malone into the draft pool in exchange for the return of their first-round draft pick in 1977, which they used to trade for Gail Goodrich.