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Gene Banks

Eugene Lavon Banks (Tinkerbell)

Position: Small Forward and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: May 15, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
High School: West Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: Duke University
Draft: San Antonio Spurs, 2nd round (5th pick, 28th overall), 1981 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 30, 1981

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
1981-82 22 SAS NBA SF 80 4 1700 311 652 .477 0 8 .000 311 644 .483 145 212 .684 157 254 411 147 55 17 106 199 767
1982-83 23 SAS NBA PF 81 81 2722 505 919 .550 0 5 .000 505 914 .553 196 278 .705 222 390 612 279 78 21 171 229 1206
1983-84 24 SAS NBA PF 80 66 2600 424 747 .568 1 6 .167 423 741 .571 200 270 .741 204 378 582 254 105 23 166 256 1049
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 82 41 2091 289 493 .586 1 3 .333 288 490 .588 199 257 .774 133 312 445 234 65 13 140 220 778
1985-86 26 CHI NBA SF 82 33 2139 356 688 .517 0 19 .000 356 669 .532 183 255 .718 178 182 360 251 81 10 139 212 895
1986-87 27 CHI NBA SF 63 39 1822 249 462 .539 0 5 .000 249 457 .545 112 146 .767 115 193 308 170 52 17 113 173 610
Career NBA 468 264 13074 2134 3961 .539 2 46 .043 2132 3915 .545 1035 1418 .730 1009 1709 2718 1335 436 101 835 1289 5305
4 seasons SAS NBA 323 192 9113 1529 2811 .544 2 22 .091 1527 2789 .548 740 1017 .728 716 1334 2050 914 303 74 583 904 3800
2 seasons CHI NBA 145 72 3961 605 1150 .526 0 24 .000 605 1126 .537 295 401 .736 293 375 668 421 133 27 252 385 1505

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
1981-82 22 SAS NBA SF 80 4 21.3 3.9 8.2 .477 0.0 0.1 .000 3.9 8.1 .483 1.8 2.7 .684 2.0 3.2 5.1 1.8 0.7 0.2 1.3 2.5 9.6
1982-83 23 SAS NBA PF 81 81 33.6 6.2 11.3 .550 0.0 0.1 .000 6.2 11.3 .553 2.4 3.4 .705 2.7 4.8 7.6 3.4 1.0 0.3 2.1 2.8 14.9
1983-84 24 SAS NBA PF 80 66 32.5 5.3 9.3 .568 0.0 0.1 .167 5.3 9.3 .571 2.5 3.4 .741 2.6 4.7 7.3 3.2 1.3 0.3 2.1 3.2 13.1
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 82 41 25.5 3.5 6.0 .586 0.0 0.0 .333 3.5 6.0 .588 2.4 3.1 .774 1.6 3.8 5.4 2.9 0.8 0.2 1.7 2.7 9.5
1985-86 26 CHI NBA SF 82 33 26.1 4.3 8.4 .517 0.0 0.2 .000 4.3 8.2 .532 2.2 3.1 .718 2.2 2.2 4.4 3.1 1.0 0.1 1.7 2.6 10.9
1986-87 27 CHI NBA SF 63 39 28.9 4.0 7.3 .539 0.0 0.1 .000 4.0 7.3 .545 1.8 2.3 .767 1.8 3.1 4.9 2.7 0.8 0.3 1.8 2.7 9.7
Career NBA 468 264 27.9 4.6 8.5 .539 0.0 0.1 .043 4.6 8.4 .545 2.2 3.0 .730 2.2 3.7 5.8 2.9 0.9 0.2 1.8 2.8 11.3
4 seasons SAS NBA 323 192 28.2 4.7 8.7 .544 0.0 0.1 .091 4.7 8.6 .548 2.3 3.1 .728 2.2 4.1 6.3 2.8 0.9 0.2 1.8 2.8 11.8
2 seasons CHI NBA 145 72 27.3 4.2 7.9 .526 0.0 0.2 .000 4.2 7.8 .537 2.0 2.8 .736 2.0 2.6 4.6 2.9 0.9 0.2 1.7 2.7 10.4

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
1981-82 22 SAS NBA SF 80 4 1700 6.6 13.8 .477 0.0 0.2 .000 6.6 13.6 .483 3.1 4.5 .684 3.3 5.4 8.7 3.1 1.2 0.4 2.2 4.2 16.2
1982-83 23 SAS NBA PF 81 81 2722 6.7 12.2 .550 0.0 0.1 .000 6.7 12.1 .553 2.6 3.7 .705 2.9 5.2 8.1 3.7 1.0 0.3 2.3 3.0 16.0
1983-84 24 SAS NBA PF 80 66 2600 5.9 10.3 .568 0.0 0.1 .167 5.9 10.3 .571 2.8 3.7 .741 2.8 5.2 8.1 3.5 1.5 0.3 2.3 3.5 14.5
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 82 41 2091 5.0 8.5 .586 0.0 0.1 .333 5.0 8.4 .588 3.4 4.4 .774 2.3 5.4 7.7 4.0 1.1 0.2 2.4 3.8 13.4
1985-86 26 CHI NBA SF 82 33 2139 6.0 11.6 .517 0.0 0.3 .000 6.0 11.3 .532 3.1 4.3 .718 3.0 3.1 6.1 4.2 1.4 0.2 2.3 3.6 15.1
1986-87 27 CHI NBA SF 63 39 1822 4.9 9.1 .539 0.0 0.1 .000 4.9 9.0 .545 2.2 2.9 .767 2.3 3.8 6.1 3.4 1.0 0.3 2.2 3.4 12.1
Career NBA 468 264 13074 5.9 10.9 .539 0.0 0.1 .043 5.9 10.8 .545 2.8 3.9 .730 2.8 4.7 7.5 3.7 1.2 0.3 2.3 3.5 14.6
4 seasons SAS NBA 323 192 9113 6.0 11.1 .544 0.0 0.1 .091 6.0 11.0 .548 2.9 4.0 .728 2.8 5.3 8.1 3.6 1.2 0.3 2.3 3.6 15.0
2 seasons CHI NBA 145 72 3961 5.5 10.5 .526 0.0 0.2 .000 5.5 10.2 .537 2.7 3.6 .736 2.7 3.4 6.1 3.8 1.2 0.2 2.3 3.5 13.7

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
1981-82 22 SAS NBA SF 80 1700 14.7 .515 .477 .325 .012 9.9 16.0 13.0 11.5 1.5 0.5 12.5 19.9 108 108 1.9 1.6 3.5 .099
1982-83 23 SAS NBA PF 81 2722 16.7 .579 .550 .303 .005 9.2 15.1 12.3 13.7 1.3 0.4 14.1 17.7 116 107 5.9 2.0 7.9 .140
1983-84 24 SAS NBA PF 80 2600 15.4 .606 .568 .361 .008 8.5 15.2 11.9 12.0 1.8 0.5 16.1 15.4 117 111 4.5 1.7 6.2 .115
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 82 2091 14.5 .642 .587 .521 .006 7.4 16.4 12.0 14.0 1.4 0.3 18.8 14.3 120 109 3.9 1.8 5.6 .130
1985-86 26 CHI NBA SF 82 2139 15.5 .559 .517 .371 .028 9.1 10.0 9.5 16.6 1.8 0.3 14.8 17.9 114 113 3.7 0.6 4.3 .097
1986-87 27 CHI NBA SF 63 1822 12.6 .580 .539 .316 .011 7.0 12.3 9.6 13.0 1.4 0.6 17.7 14.8 111 109 1.9 1.7 3.6 .095
Career NBA 468 13074 15.1 .579 .539 .358 .012 8.6 14.2 11.4 13.5 1.6 0.4 15.4 16.6 115 110 21.9 9.4 31.2 .115
4 seasons SAS NBA 323 9113 15.5 .583 .544 .362 .008 8.7 15.6 12.2 12.9 1.5 0.4 15.2 16.7 115 109 16.2 7.1 23.3 .123
2 seasons CHI NBA 145 3961 14.1 .567 .526 .349 .021 8.1 11.0 9.5 14.9 1.6 0.4 16.0 16.5 113 112 5.6 2.3 7.9 .096

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
1981-82 22 SAS NBA SF 9 146 30 65 .462 0 1 .000 30 64 .469 4 10 .400 21 22 43 9 4 3 6 12 64
1982-83 23 SAS NBA PF 11 398 76 150 .507 0 0 76 150 .507 23 35 .657 27 49 76 50 11 1 21 25 175
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 0 10 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0
1985-86 26 CHI NBA SF 3 0 69 10 18 .556 0 2 .000 10 16 .625 2 4 .500 4 6 10 5 1 0 4 10 22
1986-87 27 CHI NBA SF 3 3 79 13 22 .591 0 0 13 22 .591 5 8 .625 3 5 8 2 0 0 2 13 31
Career NBA 27 3 702 129 256 .504 0 3 .000 129 253 .510 34 57 .596 55 82 137 67 16 4 35 63 292
3 seasons SAS NBA 21 0 554 106 216 .491 0 1 .000 106 215 .493 27 45 .600 48 71 119 60 15 4 29 40 239
2 seasons CHI NBA 6 3 148 23 40 .575 0 2 .000 23 38 .605 7 12 .583 7 11 18 7 1 0 6 23 53

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
1981-82 22 SAS NBA SF 9 16.2 3.3 7.2 .462 0.0 0.1 .000 3.3 7.1 .469 0.4 1.1 .400 2.3 2.4 4.8 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.7 1.3 7.1
1982-83 23 SAS NBA PF 11 36.2 6.9 13.6 .507 0.0 0.0 6.9 13.6 .507 2.1 3.2 .657 2.5 4.5 6.9 4.5 1.0 0.1 1.9 2.3 15.9
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 0 10.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.0 0.0
1985-86 26 CHI NBA SF 3 0 23.0 3.3 6.0 .556 0.0 0.7 .000 3.3 5.3 .625 0.7 1.3 .500 1.3 2.0 3.3 1.7 0.3 0.0 1.3 3.3 7.3
1986-87 27 CHI NBA SF 3 3 26.3 4.3 7.3 .591 0.0 0.0 4.3 7.3 .591 1.7 2.7 .625 1.0 1.7 2.7 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.3 10.3
Career NBA 27 3 26.0 4.8 9.5 .504 0.0 0.1 .000 4.8 9.4 .510 1.3 2.1 .596 2.0 3.0 5.1 2.5 0.6 0.1 1.3 2.3 10.8
3 seasons SAS NBA 21 0 26.4 5.0 10.3 .491 0.0 0.0 .000 5.0 10.2 .493 1.3 2.1 .600 2.3 3.4 5.7 2.9 0.7 0.2 1.4 1.9 11.4
2 seasons CHI NBA 6 3 24.7 3.8 6.7 .575 0.0 0.3 .000 3.8 6.3 .605 1.2 2.0 .583 1.2 1.8 3.0 1.2 0.2 0.0 1.0 3.8 8.8

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
1981-82 22 SAS NBA SF 9 146 7.4 16.0 .462 0.0 0.2 .000 7.4 15.8 .469 1.0 2.5 .400 5.2 5.4 10.6 2.2 1.0 0.7 1.5 3.0 15.8
1982-83 23 SAS NBA PF 11 398 6.9 13.6 .507 0.0 0.0 6.9 13.6 .507 2.1 3.2 .657 2.4 4.4 6.9 4.5 1.0 0.1 1.9 2.3 15.8
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 0 10 0.0 3.6 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 0.0 7.2 10.8 0.0
1985-86 26 CHI NBA SF 3 0 69 5.2 9.4 .556 0.0 1.0 .000 5.2 8.3 .625 1.0 2.1 .500 2.1 3.1 5.2 2.6 0.5 0.0 2.1 5.2 11.5
1986-87 27 CHI NBA SF 3 3 79 5.9 10.0 .591 0.0 0.0 5.9 10.0 .591 2.3 3.6 .625 1.4 2.3 3.6 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.9 5.9 14.1
Career NBA 27 3 702 6.6 13.1 .504 0.0 0.2 .000 6.6 13.0 .510 1.7 2.9 .596 2.8 4.2 7.0 3.4 0.8 0.2 1.8 3.2 15.0
3 seasons SAS NBA 21 0 554 6.9 14.0 .491 0.0 0.1 .000 6.9 14.0 .493 1.8 2.9 .600 3.1 4.6 7.7 3.9 1.0 0.3 1.9 2.6 15.5
2 seasons CHI NBA 6 3 148 5.6 9.7 .575 0.0 0.5 .000 5.6 9.2 .605 1.7 2.9 .583 1.7 2.7 4.4 1.7 0.2 0.0 1.5 5.6 12.9

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
1981-82 22 SAS NBA SF 9 146 15.2 .461 .462 .154 .015 14.4 16.5 15.4 8.9 1.3 1.1 8.0 20.3 103 109 0.1 0.1 0.2 .065
1982-83 23 SAS NBA PF 11 398 14.6 .529 .507 .233 .000 7.2 11.8 9.6 14.9 1.2 0.1 11.3 17.8 112 109 0.6 0.3 0.9 .107
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 10 -13.9 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.7 0.0 0.0 66.7 12.3 17 123 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.341
1985-86 26 CHI NBA SF 3 69 9.4 .557 .556 .222 .111 6.3 11.4 8.7 10.6 0.7 0.0 16.8 14.4 107 124 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.006
1986-87 27 CHI NBA SF 3 79 10.1 .607 .591 .364 .000 4.3 8.7 6.3 4.4 0.0 0.0 7.3 15.8 121 123 0.1 0.0 0.1 .058
Career NBA 27 702 13.3 .519 .504 .223 .012 8.2 12.2 10.2 12.0 1.0 0.3 11.1 17.7 109 112 0.8 0.3 1.1 .076
3 seasons SAS NBA 21 554 14.2 .507 .491 .208 .005 8.9 12.8 11.0 13.2 1.2 0.4 11.0 18.4 108 109 0.7 0.4 1.0 .088
2 seasons CHI NBA 6 148 9.8 .585 .575 .300 .050 5.3 10.0 7.4 7.3 0.3 0.0 11.7 15.2 114 124 0.1 -0.1 0.1 .028

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Gene Banks 7.9 6.2 5.6 4.3 3.6 3.5
Carl Landry 95.7 7.7 6.2 5.9 4.1 3.7 2.9
Warren Davis 93.6 8.1 5.8 5.7 3.4 3.4 3.2
Tom Chambers 92.9 7.4 6.1 5.9 4.8 4.3 3.3
Thurl Bailey 91.8 6.8 6.5 5.4 4.0 3.6 3.1
Mike Miller 91.8 7.4 7.0 5.3 4.5 4.0 3.9
Keith Van Horn 90.5 6.5 6.3 5.5 4.8 3.7 2.8
Grant Long 89.5 7.7 6.5 5.1 5.0 4.6 2.7
Junior Bridgeman 89.3 6.7 6.1 5.5 4.0 3.6 2.1
Charles Oakley 89.2 6.7 6.2 6.0 5.7 3.5 3.3
Truck Robinson 89.2 7.3 6.5 6.0 5.1 4.3 2.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Gene Banks 7.9 6.2 5.6 4.3 3.6 3.5
Carl Landry 95.7 7.7 6.2 5.9 4.1 3.7 2.9
Warren Davis 93.6 8.1 5.8 5.7 3.4 3.4 3.2
Luis Scola 89.1 8.6 6.5 6.3 5.5 4.4 3.4
Rudy Gay 88.2 6.4 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.0 3.3 0.5
Thaddeus Young 86.6 7.4 6.3 6.2 5.5 4.5 2.1
M.L. Carr 85.9 7.9 5.9 5.2 4.5 4.5 2.8 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.4
Mel Hutchins 85.7 6.9 5.8 4.4 3.9 3.8 2.8 0.3
Trooper Washington 85.4 8.3 6.9 6.3 6.0 3.4 2.2
Amir Johnson 84.9 7.3 5.6 4.5 4.0 3.0 2.7 0.5 0.2
Curtis Rowe 84.8 8.3 6.2 6.1 5.2 5.2 2.3 0.9 0.0

College

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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
1977-78 18 DUKE 34 238 451 105 146 292 581 .528 .719 17.1 8.6
1978-79 19 DUKE 30 175 353 79 126 255 429 .496 .627 14.3 8.5
1979-80 20 DUKE 33 1165 212 404 146 183 254 570 .525 .798 35.3 17.3 7.7
1980-81 21 DUKE 27 933 202 350 95 134 184 499 .577 .709 34.6 18.5 6.8
Career 124 2098 827 1558 425 589 985 2079 .531 .722 35.0 16.8 7.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1984-85 NBA 82 (1)
1985-86 NBA 82 (2)
Field Goal Pct
Career NBA .539 (26)
Career .539 (27)
True Shooting Pct
1984-85 NBA .642 (3)
Effective Field Goal Pct
Career NBA .539 (37)
Career .539 (38)
Offensive Rating
1984-85 NBA 119.8 (10)
Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.001 (522)
 

Transactions

October 24, 1979: Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers (as a future 1981 2nd round draft pick) with a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Wayne Robinson was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kenny Carr.

February 13, 1980: Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers (as a future 1981 2nd round draft pick) with Ollie Mack and a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Sam Worthen was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Mark Landsberger.

September 12, 1980: Sent to the San Antonio Spurs (as a future 1981 2nd round draft pick) with a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Ed Rains was later selected) as compensation for the Chicago Bulls signing Larry Kenon as a veteran free agent.

June 9, 1981: Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (28th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 18, 1985: Traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Chicago Bulls for Steve Johnson and a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Mike Brittain was later selected).

September 9, 1986: Signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 Chicago Bulls NBA $225,000
Career (may be incomplete) $225,000

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