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Tom Abernethy

Thomas Craig Abernethy

Position: Small Forward and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: May 6, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana
High School: Saint Joseph in South Bend, Indiana
College: Indiana University
Draft: Los Angeles Lakers, 3rd round (9th pick, 43rd overall), 1976 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 19, 1976

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 70 1378 169 349 .484 169 349 .484 101 134 .754 113 178 291 98 49 10 118 439
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 73 1317 201 404 .498 201 404 .498 91 111 .820 105 160 265 101 55 22 50 122 493
1978-79 24 GSW NBA PF 70 1219 176 342 .515 176 342 .515 70 94 .745 74 142 216 79 39 13 32 133 422
1979-80 25 GSW NBA PF 67 1222 153 318 .481 0 1 .000 153 317 .483 56 82 .683 62 129 191 87 35 12 39 118 362
1980-81 26 TOT NBA SF 39 298 25 59 .424 0 1 .000 25 58 .431 13 22 .591 20 28 48 19 7 3 8 34 63
1980-81 26 GSW NBA SF 10 39 1 3 .333 0 0 1 3 .333 2 3 .667 1 7 8 1 1 0 2 5 4
1980-81 26 IND NBA SF 29 259 24 56 .429 0 1 .000 24 55 .436 11 19 .579 19 21 40 18 6 3 6 29 59
Career NBA 319 5434 724 1472 .492 0 2 .000 724 1470 .493 331 443 .747 374 637 1011 384 185 60 129 525 1779
3 seasons GSW NBA 147 2480 330 663 .498 0 1 .000 330 662 .498 128 179 .715 137 278 415 167 75 25 73 256 788
2 seasons LAL NBA 143 2695 370 753 .491 370 753 .491 192 245 .784 218 338 556 199 104 32 50 240 932
1 season IND NBA 29 259 24 56 .429 0 1 .000 24 55 .436 11 19 .579 19 21 40 18 6 3 6 29 59

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 70 19.7 2.4 5.0 .484 2.4 5.0 .484 1.4 1.9 .754 1.6 2.5 4.2 1.4 0.7 0.1 1.7 6.3
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 73 18.0 2.8 5.5 .498 2.8 5.5 .498 1.2 1.5 .820 1.4 2.2 3.6 1.4 0.8 0.3 0.7 1.7 6.8
1978-79 24 GSW NBA PF 70 17.4 2.5 4.9 .515 2.5 4.9 .515 1.0 1.3 .745 1.1 2.0 3.1 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.5 1.9 6.0
1979-80 25 GSW NBA PF 67 18.2 2.3 4.7 .481 0.0 0.0 .000 2.3 4.7 .483 0.8 1.2 .683 0.9 1.9 2.9 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.6 1.8 5.4
1980-81 26 TOT NBA SF 39 7.6 0.6 1.5 .424 0.0 0.0 .000 0.6 1.5 .431 0.3 0.6 .591 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.9 1.6
1980-81 26 GSW NBA SF 10 3.9 0.1 0.3 .333 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 .333 0.2 0.3 .667 0.1 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.4
1980-81 26 IND NBA SF 29 8.9 0.8 1.9 .429 0.0 0.0 .000 0.8 1.9 .436 0.4 0.7 .579 0.7 0.7 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.0 2.0
Career NBA 319 17.0 2.3 4.6 .492 0.0 0.0 .000 2.3 4.6 .493 1.0 1.4 .747 1.2 2.0 3.2 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.5 1.6 5.6
3 seasons GSW NBA 147 16.9 2.2 4.5 .498 0.0 0.0 .000 2.2 4.5 .498 0.9 1.2 .715 0.9 1.9 2.8 1.1 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.7 5.4
2 seasons LAL NBA 143 18.8 2.6 5.3 .491 2.6 5.3 .491 1.3 1.7 .784 1.5 2.4 3.9 1.4 0.7 0.2 0.7 1.7 6.5
1 season IND NBA 29 8.9 0.8 1.9 .429 0.0 0.0 .000 0.8 1.9 .436 0.4 0.7 .579 0.7 0.7 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.0 2.0

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 70 1378 4.4 9.1 .484 4.4 9.1 .484 2.6 3.5 .754 3.0 4.7 7.6 2.6 1.3 0.3 3.1 11.5
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 73 1317 5.5 11.0 .498 5.5 11.0 .498 2.5 3.0 .820 2.9 4.4 7.2 2.8 1.5 0.6 1.4 3.3 13.5
1978-79 24 GSW NBA PF 70 1219 5.2 10.1 .515 5.2 10.1 .515 2.1 2.8 .745 2.2 4.2 6.4 2.3 1.2 0.4 0.9 3.9 12.5
1979-80 25 GSW NBA PF 67 1222 4.5 9.4 .481 0.0 0.0 .000 4.5 9.3 .483 1.6 2.4 .683 1.8 3.8 5.6 2.6 1.0 0.4 1.1 3.5 10.7
1980-81 26 TOT NBA SF 39 298 3.0 7.1 .424 0.0 0.1 .000 3.0 7.0 .431 1.6 2.7 .591 2.4 3.4 5.8 2.3 0.8 0.4 1.0 4.1 7.6
1980-81 26 GSW NBA SF 10 39 0.9 2.8 .333 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.8 .333 1.8 2.8 .667 0.9 6.5 7.4 0.9 0.9 0.0 1.8 4.6 3.7
1980-81 26 IND NBA SF 29 259 3.3 7.8 .429 0.0 0.1 .000 3.3 7.6 .436 1.5 2.6 .579 2.6 2.9 5.6 2.5 0.8 0.4 0.8 4.0 8.2
Career NBA 319 5434 4.8 9.8 .492 0.0 0.0 .000 4.8 9.7 .493 2.2 2.9 .747 2.5 4.2 6.7 2.5 1.2 0.4 1.1 3.5 11.8
3 seasons GSW NBA 147 2480 4.8 9.6 .498 0.0 0.0 .000 4.8 9.6 .498 1.9 2.6 .715 2.0 4.0 6.0 2.4 1.1 0.4 1.1 3.7 11.4
2 seasons LAL NBA 143 2695 4.9 10.1 .491 4.9 10.1 .491 2.6 3.3 .784 2.9 4.5 7.4 2.7 1.4 0.4 1.4 3.2 12.4
1 season IND NBA 29 259 3.3 7.8 .429 0.0 0.1 .000 3.3 7.6 .436 1.5 2.6 .579 2.6 2.9 5.6 2.5 0.8 0.4 0.8 4.0 8.2

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 70 1378 5.6 11.6 .484 5.6 11.6 .484 3.4 4.5 .754 3.8 5.9 9.7 3.3 1.6 0.3 3.9 14.6
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 73 1317 6.9 13.9 .498 6.9 13.9 .498 3.1 3.8 .820 3.6 5.5 9.1 3.5 1.9 0.8 1.7 4.2 16.9
1978-79 24 GSW NBA PF 70 1219 6.8 13.2 .515 6.8 13.2 .515 2.7 3.6 .745 2.9 5.5 8.3 3.0 1.5 0.5 1.2 5.1 16.3
1979-80 25 GSW NBA PF 67 1222 6.0 12.4 .481 0.0 0.0 .000 6.0 12.4 .483 2.2 3.2 .683 2.4 5.0 7.5 3.4 1.4 0.5 1.5 4.6 14.1
1980-81 26 TOT NBA SF 39 298 4.0 9.4 .424 0.0 0.2 .000 4.0 9.3 .431 2.1 3.5 .591 3.2 4.5 7.7 3.0 1.1 0.5 1.3 5.4 10.1
1980-81 26 GSW NBA SF 10 39 1.2 3.7 .333 0.0 0.0 1.2 3.7 .333 2.4 3.7 .667 1.2 8.5 9.8 1.2 1.2 0.0 2.4 6.1 4.9
1980-81 26 IND NBA SF 29 259 4.4 10.3 .429 0.0 0.2 .000 4.4 10.1 .436 2.0 3.5 .579 3.5 3.9 7.3 3.3 1.1 0.6 1.1 5.3 10.8
Career NBA 319 5434 6.2 12.6 .492 0.0 0.1 .000 6.2 12.6 .493 2.8 3.8 .747 3.2 5.4 8.6 3.3 1.6 0.5 1.5 4.5 15.2
3 seasons GSW NBA 147 2480 6.3 12.7 .498 0.0 0.0 .000 6.3 12.6 .498 2.4 3.4 .715 2.6 5.3 7.9 3.2 1.4 0.5 1.4 4.9 15.0
2 seasons LAL NBA 143 2695 6.3 12.7 .491 6.3 12.7 .491 3.2 4.1 .784 3.7 5.7 9.4 3.4 1.8 0.5 1.7 4.1 15.8
1 season IND NBA 29 259 4.4 10.3 .429 0.0 0.2 .000 4.4 10.1 .436 2.0 3.5 .579 3.5 3.9 7.3 3.3 1.1 0.6 1.1 5.3 10.8

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 70 1378 12.7 .538 .484 .384 8.5 12.9 10.8 8.9 1.6 0.4 100 1.8 1.3 3.1 .110
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 73 1317 15.6 .544 .498 .275 8.5 12.0 10.3 9.7 1.9 0.8 9.9 14.9 115 101 2.9 1.3 4.1 .150
1978-79 24 GSW NBA PF 70 1219 13.6 .550 .515 .275 6.5 12.6 9.5 8.4 1.5 0.6 7.7 13.8 118 103 2.3 1.3 3.7 .144
1979-80 25 GSW NBA PF 67 1222 11.0 .511 .481 .258 .003 5.4 12.0 8.6 9.3 1.4 0.6 9.9 13.3 109 108 1.2 0.8 2.0 .080
1980-81 26 TOT NBA SF 39 298 8.0 .459 .424 .373 .017 7.1 10.6 8.8 8.0 1.1 0.6 10.4 10.3 107 109 0.2 0.2 0.4 .062
1980-81 26 GSW NBA SF 10 39 3.2 .463 .333 1.000 .000 2.8 20.2 11.4 2.9 1.2 0.0 31.6 6.4 80 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.004
1980-81 26 IND NBA SF 29 259 8.7 .458 .429 .339 .018 7.8 9.1 8.4 8.8 1.1 0.7 8.5 10.9 109 108 0.2 0.2 0.4 .072
Career NBA 319 5434 12.9 .534 .492 .301 .001 7.3 12.3 9.8 9.0 1.6 0.6 9.3 13.7 114 103 8.4 5.0 13.4 .118
3 seasons GSW NBA 147 2480 12.2 .531 .498 .270 .002 5.9 12.4 9.1 8.8 1.4 0.6 9.0 13.4 113 106 3.5 2.2 5.7 .110
2 seasons LAL NBA 143 2695 14.1 .541 .491 .325 8.5 12.4 10.5 9.3 1.8 0.6 9.9 14.9 115 101 4.7 2.6 7.3 .129
1 season IND NBA 29 259 8.7 .458 .429 .339 .018 7.8 9.1 8.4 8.8 1.1 0.7 8.5 10.9 109 108 0.2 0.2 0.4 .072

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 11 214 21 50 .420 21 50 .420 22 27 .815 12 28 40 22 7 2 16 64
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 2 12 1 4 .250 1 4 .250 2 2 1.000 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 4
Career NBA 13 226 22 54 .407 22 54 .407 24 29 .828 14 28 42 23 7 2 0 18 68
2 seasons LAL NBA 13 226 22 54 .407 22 54 .407 24 29 .828 14 28 42 23 7 2 0 18 68

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 11 19.5 1.9 4.5 .420 1.9 4.5 .420 2.0 2.5 .815 1.1 2.5 3.6 2.0 0.6 0.2 1.5 5.8
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 2 6.0 0.5 2.0 .250 0.5 2.0 .250 1.0 1.0 1.000 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0
Career NBA 13 17.4 1.7 4.2 .407 1.7 4.2 .407 1.8 2.2 .828 1.1 2.2 3.2 1.8 0.5 0.2 0.0 1.4 5.2
2 seasons LAL NBA 13 17.4 1.7 4.2 .407 1.7 4.2 .407 1.8 2.2 .828 1.1 2.2 3.2 1.8 0.5 0.2 0.0 1.4 5.2

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 11 214 3.5 8.4 .420 3.5 8.4 .420 3.7 4.5 .815 2.0 4.7 6.7 3.7 1.2 0.3 2.7 10.8
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 2 12 3.0 12.0 .250 3.0 12.0 .250 6.0 6.0 1.000 6.0 0.0 6.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 12.0
Career NBA 13 226 3.5 8.6 .407 3.5 8.6 .407 3.8 4.6 .828 2.2 4.5 6.7 3.7 1.1 0.3 0.0 2.9 10.8
2 seasons LAL NBA 13 226 3.5 8.6 .407 3.5 8.6 .407 3.8 4.6 .828 2.2 4.5 6.7 3.7 1.1 0.3 0.0 2.9 10.8

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 11 214 4.5 10.8 .420 4.5 10.8 .420 4.8 5.8 .815 2.6 6.1 8.7 4.8 1.5 0.4 3.5 13.9
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 2 12 4.0 16.2 .250 4.0 16.2 .250 8.1 8.1 1.000 8.1 0.0 8.1 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.1 16.2
Career NBA 13 226 4.5 11.1 .407 4.5 11.1 .407 4.9 6.0 .828 2.9 5.8 8.6 4.7 1.4 0.4 0.0 3.7 14.0
2 seasons LAL NBA 13 226 4.5 11.1 .407 4.5 11.1 .407 4.9 6.0 .828 2.9 5.8 8.6 4.7 1.4 0.4 0.0 3.7 14.0

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1976-77 22 LAL NBA SF 11 214 12.4 .517 .420 .540 5.9 13.4 9.7 13.7 1.5 0.5 102 0.2 0.2 0.3 .075
1977-78 23 LAL NBA SF 2 12 11.5 .410 .250 .500 16.6 0.0 8.7 10.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.1 124 113 0.0 0.0 0.0 .123
Career NBA 13 226 12.4 .509 .407 .537 6.4 12.7 9.6 13.5 1.4 0.5 0.0 16.1 124 103 0.2 0.2 0.4 .078
2 seasons LAL NBA 13 226 12.4 .509 .407 .537 6.4 12.7 9.6 13.5 1.4 0.5 0.0 16.1 124 103 0.2 0.2 0.4 .078

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Tom Abernethy 4.1 3.7 3.1 2.0 0.4
Ronny Turiaf 94.1 4.2 3.6 3.1 1.4 0.4
John Tresvant 91.2 4.1 3.5 3.3 2.7 0.1
James Jones 90.4 4.0 3.7 2.5 2.2 0.0
Jarron Collins 88.6 4.2 3.9 3.3 1.1 0.7
Bill Calhoun 88.2 4.5 3.9 2.2 2.1 0.4
Patrick Patterson 87.6 4.1 3.8 2.4 1.6
Phil Jackson 87.2 4.2 3.2 2.5 1.7 0.5
Willie Norwood 86.9 3.8 3.5 3.0 2.6 1.1
Andrea Bargnani 86.6 4.2 3.9 2.5 1.9 1.4
Earl Lloyd 86.5 5.2 3.6 2.9 2.4 0.6
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tom Abernethy 4.1 3.7 3.1 2.0 0.4
Patrick Patterson 87.6 4.1 3.8 2.4 1.6
Trevor Booker 84.5 4.3 3.0 2.6 2.3
Tyler Hansbrough 84.1 4.4 3.9 3.8 3.0 0.7
Dave Meyers 83.0 5.0 3.9 2.4 2.2
Jason Caffey 82.2 3.9 3.5 2.7 1.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3
Dante Cunningham 82.1 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.0 1.9
Bob Harris 82.1 5.0 4.3 3.4 1.9 1.0
Marv Roberts 82.1 4.3 3.4 2.4 1.2 0.4 -0.2
Dwight Davis 82.0 3.7 3.3 2.3 1.5 0.6
Derrek Dickey 82.0 3.8 3.1 2.3 1.7 0.3

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1972-73 18 INDIANA 18 18 48 4 7 46 40 .375 .571 2.2 2.6
1973-74 19 INDIANA 28 62 113 36 48 100 160 .549 .750 5.7 3.6
1974-75 20 INDIANA 32 51 97 31 54 96 133 .526 .574 4.2 3.0
1975-76 21 INDIANA 32 133 237 55 74 169 321 .561 .743 10.0 5.3
Career 110 264 495 126 183 411 654 .533 .689 5.9 3.7

Transactions

June 8, 1976: Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 3rd round (43rd pick) of the 1976 NBA Draft.

June 7, 1978: Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Buffalo Braves for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Lew Massey was later selected).

July 15, 1978: Signed as a veteran free agent with the Golden State Warriors; the San Diego Clippers received a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Gary Garland was later selected) as compensation.

December 12, 1980: Waived by the Golden State Warriors.

December 26, 1980: Signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers.

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