Former Cincinnati Royals standout Dierking dies at 77
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Dierking was later traded by the Warriors to the Royals. Connie Dierking, a longtime NBA player who was part of the trade that brought Wilt Chamberlain to Philadelphia, has died. He was 77. WKRC reported that Dierking fell in November. The Brooklyn-born Dierking played with Oscar Robertson for the Bearcats in 1957-58. He later teamed with Robertson and Jerry Lucas on the NBA's Cincinnati Royals. He averaged a career-high 16.7 points in 1969-70 for the Royals. In 1965, he was among three players traded to San Francisco to bring Chamberlain to Philadelphia, a move that helped the 76ers build an NBA champion.