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1979-80 NBA Debuts

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Most Valuable Player: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24.8/10.8/4.5)
Rookie of the Year: Larry Bird (21.3/10.4/4.5)

PPG Leader: George Gervin (33.1)
RPG Leader: Swen Nater (15.0)
APG Leader: Micheal Ray Richardson (10.1)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (14.8)

53 Players

Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age Yrs G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1 James Bailey 22 9 595 11625 2045 4228 1 13 1155 1644 1010 2988 488 305 521 1057 1978 5246 .484 .077 .703 19.5 8.8 5.0 0.8
2 Billy Ray Bates 23 4 187 3328 893 1885 36 119 375 471 148 313 352 151 16 274 265 2197 .474 .303 .796 17.8 11.7 1.7 1.9
3 Larry Bird* 23 13 897 34443 8591 17334 649 1727 3960 4471 1757 8974 5695 1556 755 2816 2279 21791 .496 .376 .886 38.4 24.3 10.0 6.3
4 Lawrence Boston 23 1 13 125 24 52 0 0 8 13 19 39 2 4 2 8 25 56 .462 .615 9.6 4.3 3.0 0.2
5 Dudley Bradley 22 9 600 10192 1222 2780 101 345 586 803 317 1098 1147 940 182 682 1220 3131 .440 .293 .730 17.0 5.2 1.8 1.9
6 Bill Cartwright 22 15 963 27491 4656 8868 0 2 3401 4412 1812 6106 1390 460 668 1892 2833 12713 .525 .000 .771 28.5 13.2 6.3 1.4
7 Jeff Cook 23 8 518 9697 1085 2351 1 18 563 786 857 2334 707 306 215 569 1307 2734 .462 .056 .716 18.7 5.3 4.5 1.4
8 Hollis Copeland 24 2 93 1260 198 406 0 2 68 92 73 161 89 65 27 88 173 464 .488 .000 .739 13.5 5.0 1.7 1.0
9 John Coughran 28 1 24 160 29 81 2 9 8 14 2 19 12 7 1 13 24 68 .358 .222 .571 6.7 2.8 0.8 0.5
10 Terry Crosby 23 1 4 28 2 4 0 0 2 2 0 1 7 0 0 5 4 6 .500 1.000 7.0 1.5 0.3 1.8
11 Pat Cummings 23 12 683 14516 2734 5506 0 16 1061 1440 1166 3825 807 360 171 1152 2037 6529 .497 .000 .737 21.3 9.6 5.6 1.2
12 Paul Dawkins 22 1 57 776 141 300 1 5 33 48 42 125 77 33 9 76 112 316 .470 .200 .688 13.6 5.5 2.2 1.4
13 Greg Deane 22 1 7 48 2 11 1 1 5 7 2 6 6 0 0 3 3 10 .182 1.000 .714 6.9 1.4 0.9 0.9
14 Larry Demic 22 3 206 3192 397 865 0 3 182 314 338 805 106 72 49 252 524 976 .459 .000 .580 15.5 4.7 3.9 0.5
15 Terry Duerod 23 4 143 1977 429 928 23 70 80 119 52 160 170 63 17 125 143 961 .462 .329 .672 13.8 6.7 1.1 1.2
16 Earl Evans 24 1 36 381 63 140 7 18 24 42 26 75 37 14 1 36 64 157 .450 .389 .571 10.6 4.4 2.1 1.0
17 Mike Evans 24 9 591 9858 1835 4060 231 753 630 781 184 808 1514 430 51 818 1173 4531 .452 .307 .807 16.7 7.7 1.4 2.6
18 Gary Garland 22 1 78 1106 155 356 6 19 18 26 50 138 145 54 4 73 80 334 .435 .316 .692 14.2 4.3 1.8 1.9
19 Dave Greenwood 22 12 823 23370 3251 6812 4 29 1922 2514 1921 6537 1614 583 736 1474 2605 8428 .477 .138 .765 28.4 10.2 7.9 2.0
20 Roy Hamilton 22 2 73 1121 116 290 0 2 104 152 47 110 192 48 5 119 83 336 .400 .000 .684 15.4 4.6 1.5 2.6
Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age Yrs G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
21 Gerald Henderson 24 13 871 18856 3079 6526 203 611 1412 1820 526 1453 3141 939 98 1561 1918 7773 .472 .332 .776 21.6 8.9 1.7 3.6
22 Johnny High 22 4 274 4538 508 1168 4 38 376 607 219 617 525 325 86 455 712 1396 .435 .105 .619 16.6 5.1 2.3 1.9
23 Brad Holland 23 3 93 686 118 293 4 21 53 71 19 59 63 47 3 52 81 293 .403 .190 .746 7.4 3.2 0.6 0.7
24 Phil Hubbard 23 10 665 15863 2672 5394 1 26 1883 2667 1502 3538 857 574 89 1310 2073 7228 .495 .038 .706 23.9 10.9 5.3 1.3
25 Geoff Huston 22 8 496 12252 1836 3805 16 63 692 978 201 684 2509 331 32 899 844 4380 .483 .254 .708 24.7 8.8 1.4 5.1
26 Abdul Jeelani 25 2 143 2394 475 1005 0 7 340 424 197 500 160 84 71 204 278 1290 .473 .000 .802 16.7 9.0 3.5 1.1
27 Cheese Johnson 22 1 9 53 12 30 0 0 3 5 6 14 2 1 0 4 11 27 .400 .600 5.9 3.0 1.6 0.2
28 Magic Johnson* 20 13 906 33245 6211 11951 325 1074 4960 5850 1601 6559 10141 1724 374 3506 2050 17707 .520 .303 .848 36.7 19.5 7.2 11.2
29 Vinnie Johnson 23 13 984 24308 4882 10515 83 327 1978 2673 1451 3109 3212 852 253 1569 2063 11825 .464 .254 .740 24.7 12.0 3.2 3.3
30 Major Jones 26 6 374 5063 678 1385 1 9 286 488 518 1323 215 133 169 367 623 1643 .490 .111 .586 13.5 4.4 3.5 0.6
31 Greg Kelser 22 6 305 6032 1097 2255 5 30 762 1110 609 1402 411 239 150 658 904 2961 .486 .167 .686 19.8 9.7 4.6 1.3
32 Irv Kiffin 28 1 26 212 32 96 0 0 18 25 12 40 19 10 2 30 43 82 .333 .720 8.2 3.2 1.5 0.7
33 Carl Kilpatrick 23 1 2 6 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .500 .500 3.0 1.5 2.0 0.0
34 Reggie King 22 6 438 11345 1512 2940 0 3 874 1251 850 2707 691 365 147 653 1005 3898 .514 .000 .699 25.9 8.9 6.2 1.6
35 Arvid Kramer 23 1 8 45 7 22 0 0 2 2 6 12 3 0 5 5 8 16 .318 1.000 5.6 2.0 1.5 0.4
36 Allen Leavell 22 10 700 16248 2549 5666 141 603 1445 1733 294 1164 3339 929 120 1324 1489 6684 .450 .234 .834 23.2 9.5 1.7 4.8
37 Ollie Mack 22 3 128 2513 396 864 0 16 124 184 132 319 230 85 11 109 173 916 .458 .000 .674 19.6 7.2 2.5 1.8
38 Steve Malovic 23 1 39 445 31 67 0 0 18 27 36 86 26 8 6 23 51 80 .463 .667 11.4 2.1 2.2 0.7
39 Paul Mokeski 23 12 694 9739 1099 2437 11 51 555 800 709 2342 500 228 307 585 1818 2764 .451 .216 .694 14.0 4.0 3.4 0.7
40 Sidney Moncrief 22 11 767 23150 4117 8198 110 387 3587 4319 1424 3575 2793 924 228 1551 1635 11931 .502 .284 .831 30.2 15.6 4.7 3.6
Totals Shooting Per Game
Rk Player Age Yrs G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
41 Calvin Natt 23 11 599 18818 4003 7580 16 73 2269 2954 1370 4070 1306 525 191 1256 1386 10291 .528 .219 .768 31.4 17.2 6.8 2.2
42 Sylvester Norris 22 1 17 189 18 43 0 0 4 6 10 43 6 3 12 19 41 40 .419 .667 11.1 2.4 2.5 0.4
43 Jim Paxson 22 11 784 21357 4545 9133 98 435 2011 2493 519 1593 2300 951 93 1144 1442 11199 .498 .225 .807 27.2 14.3 2.0 2.9
44 Wiley Peck 22 1 52 628 73 169 0 2 34 55 66 183 33 17 23 48 100 180 .432 .000 .618 12.1 3.5 3.5 0.6
45 Sam Pellom 28 4 196 2911 350 755 0 2 163 225 242 685 95 91 151 176 465 863 .464 .000 .724 14.9 4.4 3.5 0.5
46 Clint Richardson 23 8 586 11818 1742 3761 11 45 589 765 533 1378 1461 360 105 751 1019 4084 .463 .244 .770 20.2 7.0 2.4 2.5
47 Cliff Robinson 19 11 629 19284 4493 9596 7 38 1830 2533 1363 5237 1249 655 441 1571 1870 10823 .468 .184 .722 30.7 17.2 8.3 2.0
48 Jim Spanarkel 22 5 259 5290 844 1796 12 48 805 941 300 652 572 248 38 399 495 2505 .470 .250 .855 20.4 9.7 2.5 2.2
49 Bernard Toone 23 1 23 124 23 64 1 7 8 10 12 34 12 4 5 16 20 55 .359 .143 .800 5.4 2.4 1.5 0.5
50 Duck Williams 23 1 77 1794 232 519 0 12 42 60 21 106 183 100 11 107 166 506 .447 .000 .700 23.3 6.6 1.4 2.4
51 Sly Williams 22 7 305 6617 1322 2765 11 68 672 971 489 1287 603 328 55 540 722 3327 .478 .162 .692 21.7 10.9 4.2 2.0
52 Bubba Wilson 24 1 16 143 7 25 0 0 3 6 6 16 12 2 0 8 11 17 .280 .500 8.9 1.1 1.0 0.8
53 Tony Zeno 22 1 8 59 6 21 0 0 2 2 3 14 1 4 3 9 13 14 .286 1.000 7.4 1.8 1.8 0.1