Every player in Philadelphia 76ers history who has worn No. 35
It’s summer in the NBA, so it’s time to learn some history. The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA. Their history dates back to the 1949-50 season.
With this longevity, the team brought hundreds of players to the City of Brotherly Love. Sixers Wire takes a look at No. 35, which has been worn by 13 such players in franchise history.
This ongoing series will review every uniform number worn in franchise history. The previous edition of this series was a list compiling the three players who wore #36.
Here is the list of those 13 players who have worn number 35 in Sixers history:
It dates back to the franchise’s Syracuse Nationals days, but Gabor only wore No. 35 during the 1949-50 season. He moved up to No. 7 the following season. He made an All-Star game and averaged 9.8 points in his career with the team.
Heyman played just six games for the Sixers in his career and averaged 1.7 points and 0.7 rebounds during his time in Philadelphia.
Weiss, best known for his coaching career, played two seasons for Philadelphia. He wore No. 35 in the 1965-66 season before moving to No. 12 the following season. He played in 13 games and averaged 1.4 points and 1.1 assists.
Yates played just 24 games during his entire NBA career, all with the Sixers, and he averaged 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds while wearing No. 35.
Sorenson, playing for Ohio State since his college days pictured above, averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 48 games for the Sixers during the 1972-73 season.
Gilliam played in 211 games with 157 starts in three seasons with the Sixers, and he averaged 14.7 points and 7.2 rebounds. He was a very productive player for them.
Weatherspoon wore No. 30 in his rookie season before moving to No. 35. He averaged 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in 488 games with the Sixers before being traded to the Golden State Warriors.
Long played 19 games for the Sixers in the 2002-03 season and averaged 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds. He was traded to the Denver Nuggets.
Gai has played two games with Philadelphia, and he hasn’t recorded any stats in five minutes played.
Sims was acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers midway through The Process era, and he appeared in 99 games with 57 starts. He averaged 9 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 47.9% for Philadelphia.
Before making progress in the NBA, Wood was a member of the Sixers. He only played 17 games before being canceled. He had issues with then-coach Brett Brown not giving him proper playing time.
Booker was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets as part of the Jahlil Okafor deal, and he averaged 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 33 games. He was a player who did the dirty work for Philadelphia.
Shayok played four games for the Sixers during the 2019-20 season, and he averaged 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds. He spent the majority of his rookie season in the G League with the Delaware Blue Coats before heading overseas.