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Jim Baechtold

James Edward Baechtold

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: December 9, 1927 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Died: August 29, 2011
High School: Moon in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
College: Eastern Kentucky University
Draft: Baltimore Bullets, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 1952 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 1, 1952

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1952-53 25 BLB NBA SF 64 1893 242 621 .390 242 621 .390 .390 177 240 .738 219 154 203 661
1953-54 26 NYK NBA SF 70 1627 170 465 .366 170 465 .366 .366 134 177 .757 183 117 195 474
1954-55 27 NYK NBA SF 72 2536 362 898 .403 362 898 .403 .403 279 339 .823 307 218 202 1003
1955-56 28 NYK NBA SF 70 1738 268 695 .386 268 695 .386 .386 233 291 .801 220 163 156 769
1956-57 29 NYK NBA SF 45 462 75 197 .381 75 197 .381 .381 66 88 .750 80 33 39 216
Career NBA 321 8256 1117 2876 .388 1117 2876 .388 .388 889 1135 .783 1009 685 795 3123
4 seasons NYK NBA 257 6363 875 2255 .388 875 2255 .388 .388 712 895 .796 790 531 592 2462
1 season BLB NBA 64 1893 242 621 .390 242 621 .390 .390 177 240 .738 219 154 203 661

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
1952-53 25 BLB NBA SF 64 29.6 3.8 9.7 .390 3.8 9.7 .390 2.8 3.8 .738 3.4 2.4 3.2 10.3
1953-54 26 NYK NBA SF 70 23.2 2.4 6.6 .366 2.4 6.6 .366 1.9 2.5 .757 2.6 1.7 2.8 6.8
1954-55 27 NYK NBA SF 72 35.2 5.0 12.5 .403 5.0 12.5 .403 3.9 4.7 .823 4.3 3.0 2.8 13.9
1955-56 28 NYK NBA SF 70 24.8 3.8 9.9 .386 3.8 9.9 .386 3.3 4.2 .801 3.1 2.3 2.2 11.0
1956-57 29 NYK NBA SF 45 10.3 1.7 4.4 .381 1.7 4.4 .381 1.5 2.0 .750 1.8 0.7 0.9 4.8
Career NBA 321 25.7 3.5 9.0 .388 3.5 9.0 .388 2.8 3.5 .783 3.1 2.1 2.5 9.7
4 seasons NYK NBA 257 24.8 3.4 8.8 .388 3.4 8.8 .388 2.8 3.5 .796 3.1 2.1 2.3 9.6
1 season BLB NBA 64 29.6 3.8 9.7 .390 3.8 9.7 .390 2.8 3.8 .738 3.4 2.4 3.2 10.3

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
1952-53 25 BLB NBA SF 64 1893 4.6 11.8 .390 4.6 11.8 .390 3.4 4.6 .738 4.2 2.9 3.9 12.6
1953-54 26 NYK NBA SF 70 1627 3.8 10.3 .366 3.8 10.3 .366 3.0 3.9 .757 4.0 2.6 4.3 10.5
1954-55 27 NYK NBA SF 72 2536 5.1 12.7 .403 5.1 12.7 .403 4.0 4.8 .823 4.4 3.1 2.9 14.2
1955-56 28 NYK NBA SF 70 1738 5.6 14.4 .386 5.6 14.4 .386 4.8 6.0 .801 4.6 3.4 3.2 15.9
1956-57 29 NYK NBA SF 45 462 5.8 15.4 .381 5.8 15.4 .381 5.1 6.9 .750 6.2 2.6 3.0 16.8
Career NBA 321 8256 4.9 12.5 .388 4.9 12.5 .388 3.9 4.9 .783 4.4 3.0 3.5 13.6
4 seasons NYK NBA 257 6363 5.0 12.8 .388 5.0 12.8 .388 4.0 5.1 .796 4.5 3.0 3.3 13.9
1 season BLB NBA 64 1893 4.6 11.8 .390 4.6 11.8 .390 3.4 4.6 .738 4.2 2.9 3.9 12.6

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1952-53 25 BLB NBA SF 64 1893 12.9 .455 .386 2.3 0.4 2.6 .067
1953-54 26 NYK NBA SF 70 1627 10.5 .437 .381 1.2 0.9 2.1 .062
1954-55 27 NYK NBA SF 72 2536 13.9 .479 .378 4.1 1.8 6.0 .113
1955-56 28 NYK NBA SF 70 1738 14.2 .467 .419 2.3 0.8 3.2 .088
1956-57 29 NYK NBA SF 45 462 15.3 .458 .447 0.6 0.3 0.9 .096
Career NBA 321 8256 13.1 .463 .395 10.6 4.2 14.8 .086
4 seasons NYK NBA 257 6363 13.2 .465 .397 8.3 3.8 12.1 .092
1 season BLB NBA 64 1893 12.9 .455 .386 2.3 0.4 2.6 .067

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1952-53 25 BLB NBA SF 2 86 16 30 .533 16 30 .533 .533 6 11 .545 8 11 9 38
1953-54 26 NYK NBA SF 4 106 12 29 .414 12 29 .414 .414 11 13 .846 10 11 19 35
1954-55 27 NYK NBA SF 3 115 17 45 .378 17 45 .378 .378 14 15 .933 14 14 13 48
Career NBA 9 307 45 104 .433 45 104 .433 .433 31 39 .795 32 36 41 121
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 221 29 74 .392 29 74 .392 .392 25 28 .893 24 25 32 83
1 season BLB NBA 2 86 16 30 .533 16 30 .533 .533 6 11 .545 8 11 9 38

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
1952-53 25 BLB NBA SF 2 43.0 8.0 15.0 .533 8.0 15.0 .533 3.0 5.5 .545 4.0 5.5 4.5 19.0
1953-54 26 NYK NBA SF 4 26.5 3.0 7.3 .414 3.0 7.3 .414 2.8 3.3 .846 2.5 2.8 4.8 8.8
1954-55 27 NYK NBA SF 3 38.3 5.7 15.0 .378 5.7 15.0 .378 4.7 5.0 .933 4.7 4.7 4.3 16.0
Career NBA 9 34.1 5.0 11.6 .433 5.0 11.6 .433 3.4 4.3 .795 3.6 4.0 4.6 13.4
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 31.6 4.1 10.6 .392 4.1 10.6 .392 3.6 4.0 .893 3.4 3.6 4.6 11.9
1 season BLB NBA 2 43.0 8.0 15.0 .533 8.0 15.0 .533 3.0 5.5 .545 4.0 5.5 4.5 19.0

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
1952-53 25 BLB NBA SF 2 86 6.7 12.6 .533 6.7 12.6 .533 2.5 4.6 .545 3.3 4.6 3.8 15.9
1953-54 26 NYK NBA SF 4 106 4.1 9.8 .414 4.1 9.8 .414 3.7 4.4 .846 3.4 3.7 6.5 11.9
1954-55 27 NYK NBA SF 3 115 5.3 14.1 .378 5.3 14.1 .378 4.4 4.7 .933 4.4 4.4 4.1 15.0
Career NBA 9 307 5.3 12.2 .433 5.3 12.2 .433 3.6 4.6 .795 3.8 4.2 4.8 14.2
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 221 4.7 12.1 .392 4.7 12.1 .392 4.1 4.6 .893 3.9 4.1 5.2 13.5
1 season BLB NBA 2 86 6.7 12.6 .533 6.7 12.6 .533 2.5 4.6 .545 3.3 4.6 3.8 15.9

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1952-53 25 BLB NBA SF 2 86 22.7 .545 .367 34.9 0.3 0.0 0.4 .218
1953-54 26 NYK NBA SF 4 106 12.8 .504 .448 28.4 0.2 -0.1 0.1 .060
1954-55 27 NYK NBA SF 3 115 12.9 .465 .333 21.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 .033
Career NBA 9 307 15.6 .499 .375 27.6 0.7 -0.1 0.6 .094
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 221 12.8 .481 .378 24.8 0.3 -0.1 0.2 .046
1 season BLB NBA 2 86 22.7 .545 .367 34.9 0.3 0.0 0.4 .218

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
Jim Baechtold 6.0 3.2 2.6 2.1 0.9
Monk Meineke 92.6 6.1 3.7 2.6 1.8 0.7
Trevor Ariza 92.0 6.1 3.4 2.1 1.8 0.9
Ronald Franz 91.9 5.9 3.7 3.3 2.1 0.9
Don Nelson 89.5 5.4 3.3 2.3 2.1 0.4
Scott May 87.6 5.4 3.1 2.4 2.2 -0.1
Tom Boswell 87.1 5.6 3.7 2.7 2.4 0.2
Alan Henderson 87.0 6.0 4.3 3.1 2.0 1.3
James Bailey 86.7 4.9 2.9 2.3 2.0 1.0
Earl Lloyd 86.1 5.2 3.6 2.9 2.4 0.6
George Irvine 86.1 5.5 3.7 3.2 2.5 1.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Jim Baechtold 6.0 3.2 2.6 2.1 0.9
Monk Meineke 92.6 6.1 3.7 2.6 1.8 0.7
Tom Boswell 89.1 5.6 3.7 2.7 2.4 0.6 0.2
George Irvine 85.9 5.5 3.7 3.2 2.5 1.2 0.0
Walt Budko 82.6 5.6 4.0 2.7 1.5
Ronald Franz 80.9 5.9 3.7 3.3 2.2 2.1 0.9
Neil Johnson 80.8 6.3 2.5 2.2 1.9 0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Fred Hetzel 80.5 5.1 4.5 2.9 2.0 0.9 0.5
Albert King 80.4 5.7 4.3 2.4 1.9 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Dave Meyers 80.2 5.0 3.9 2.4 2.2
Bob Harris 79.2 5.0 4.3 3.4 1.9 1.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1954-55 NBA 72 (2)

Free Throw Pct
1954-55 NBA .823 (5)
1955-56 NBA .801 (10)

Transactions

April 26, 1952: Drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1952 NBA Draft.

August 24, 1953: Traded by the Baltimore Bullets to the New York Knicks for Jim Luisi, Max Zaslofsky and Roy Belliveau.

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