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Ken Bannister

Kenneth Darnell Bannister (The Animal)

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 235 lbs.
Born: April 1, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland
High School: Southwestern in Baltimore, Maryland
College: Saint Augustine's College
Draft: New York Knicks, 7th round (17th pick, 156th overall), 1984 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 27, 1984

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
1984-85 24 NYK NBA PF 75 50 1404 209 445 .470 0 0 209 445 .470 .470 91 192 .474 108 222 330 39 38 40 141 279 509
1985-86 25 NYK NBA PF 70 15 1405 235 479 .491 0 1 .000 235 478 .492 .491 131 249 .526 89 233 322 42 42 24 129 208 601
1986-87 26 Did Not Play (other pro league—Israel)
1987-88 27 Did Not Play (other pro league—Israel, CBA)
1988-89 28 LAC NBA PF 9 2 130 22 36 .611 0 1 .000 22 35 .629 .611 30 53 .566 6 27 33 3 7 2 8 17 74
1989-90 29 LAC NBA PF 52 1 589 77 161 .478 0 1 .000 77 160 .481 .478 52 110 .473 39 73 112 18 17 7 44 92 206
1990-91 30 LAC NBA PF 47 3 339 43 81 .531 0 1 .000 43 80 .538 .531 25 65 .385 34 62 96 9 5 7 25 73 111
Career NBA 253 71 3867 586 1202 .488 0 4 .000 586 1198 .489 .488 329 669 .492 276 617 893 111 109 80 347 669 1501
2 seasons NYK NBA 145 65 2809 444 924 .481 0 1 .000 444 923 .481 .481 222 441 .503 197 455 652 81 80 64 270 487 1110
3 seasons LAC NBA 108 6 1058 142 278 .511 0 3 .000 142 275 .516 .511 107 228 .469 79 162 241 30 29 16 77 182 391

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
1984-85 24 NYK NBA PF 75 50 18.7 2.8 5.9 .470 0.0 0.0 2.8 5.9 .470 1.2 2.6 .474 1.4 3.0 4.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.9 3.7 6.8
1985-86 25 NYK NBA PF 70 15 20.1 3.4 6.8 .491 0.0 0.0 .000 3.4 6.8 .492 1.9 3.6 .526 1.3 3.3 4.6 0.6 0.6 0.3 1.8 3.0 8.6
1988-89 28 LAC NBA PF 9 2 14.4 2.4 4.0 .611 0.0 0.1 .000 2.4 3.9 .629 3.3 5.9 .566 0.7 3.0 3.7 0.3 0.8 0.2 0.9 1.9 8.2
1989-90 29 LAC NBA PF 52 1 11.3 1.5 3.1 .478 0.0 0.0 .000 1.5 3.1 .481 1.0 2.1 .473 0.8 1.4 2.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.8 1.8 4.0
1990-91 30 LAC NBA PF 47 3 7.2 0.9 1.7 .531 0.0 0.0 .000 0.9 1.7 .538 0.5 1.4 .385 0.7 1.3 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.5 1.6 2.4
Career NBA 253 71 15.3 2.3 4.8 .488 0.0 0.0 .000 2.3 4.7 .489 1.3 2.6 .492 1.1 2.4 3.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 1.4 2.6 5.9
2 seasons NYK NBA 145 65 19.4 3.1 6.4 .481 0.0 0.0 .000 3.1 6.4 .481 1.5 3.0 .503 1.4 3.1 4.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 1.9 3.4 7.7
3 seasons LAC NBA 108 6 9.8 1.3 2.6 .511 0.0 0.0 .000 1.3 2.5 .516 1.0 2.1 .469 0.7 1.5 2.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.7 1.7 3.6

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
1984-85 24 NYK NBA PF 75 50 1404 5.4 11.4 .470 0.0 0.0 5.4 11.4 .470 2.3 4.9 .474 2.8 5.7 8.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.6 7.2 13.1
1985-86 25 NYK NBA PF 70 15 1405 6.0 12.3 .491 0.0 0.0 .000 6.0 12.2 .492 3.4 6.4 .526 2.3 6.0 8.3 1.1 1.1 0.6 3.3 5.3 15.4
1988-89 28 LAC NBA PF 9 2 130 6.1 10.0 .611 0.0 0.3 .000 6.1 9.7 .629 8.3 14.7 .566 1.7 7.5 9.1 0.8 1.9 0.6 2.2 4.7 20.5
1989-90 29 LAC NBA PF 52 1 589 4.7 9.8 .478 0.0 0.1 .000 4.7 9.8 .481 3.2 6.7 .473 2.4 4.5 6.8 1.1 1.0 0.4 2.7 5.6 12.6
1990-91 30 LAC NBA PF 47 3 339 4.6 8.6 .531 0.0 0.1 .000 4.6 8.5 .538 2.7 6.9 .385 3.6 6.6 10.2 1.0 0.5 0.7 2.7 7.8 11.8
Career NBA 253 71 3867 5.5 11.2 .488 0.0 0.0 .000 5.5 11.2 .489 3.1 6.2 .492 2.6 5.7 8.3 1.0 1.0 0.7 3.2 6.2 14.0
2 seasons NYK NBA 145 65 2809 5.7 11.8 .481 0.0 0.0 .000 5.7 11.8 .481 2.8 5.7 .503 2.5 5.8 8.4 1.0 1.0 0.8 3.5 6.2 14.2
3 seasons LAC NBA 108 6 1058 4.8 9.5 .511 0.0 0.1 .000 4.8 9.4 .516 3.6 7.8 .469 2.7 5.5 8.2 1.0 1.0 0.5 2.6 6.2 13.3

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 ORtg DRtg
1984-85 24 NYK NBA PF 75 50 1404 7.2 15.3 .470 0.0 0.0 7.2 15.3 .470 3.1 6.6 .474 3.7 7.6 11.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 4.8 9.6 17.5 86 108
1985-86 25 NYK NBA PF 70 15 1405 8.1 16.6 .491 0.0 0.0 .000 8.1 16.6 .492 4.5 8.6 .526 3.1 8.1 11.2 1.5 1.5 0.8 4.5 7.2 20.8 91 104
1988-89 28 LAC NBA PF 9 2 130 7.8 12.7 .611 0.0 0.4 .000 7.8 12.4 .629 10.6 18.7 .566 2.1 9.5 11.7 1.1 2.5 0.7 2.8 6.0 26.2 116 106
1989-90 29 LAC NBA PF 52 1 589 6.3 13.2 .478 0.0 0.1 .000 6.3 13.1 .481 4.3 9.0 .473 3.2 6.0 9.2 1.5 1.4 0.6 3.6 7.6 16.9 92 109
1990-91 30 LAC NBA PF 47 3 339 6.1 11.5 .531 0.0 0.1 .000 6.1 11.3 .538 3.5 9.2 .385 4.8 8.8 13.6 1.3 0.7 1.0 3.5 10.3 15.7 93 107
Career NBA 253 71 3867 7.3 15.0 .488 0.0 0.0 .000 7.3 15.0 .489 4.1 8.4 .492 3.4 7.7 11.2 1.4 1.4 1.0 4.3 8.4 18.8 90 106
2 seasons NYK NBA 145 65 2809 7.7 15.9 .481 0.0 0.0 .000 7.7 15.9 .481 3.8 7.6 .503 3.4 7.9 11.3 1.4 1.4 1.1 4.7 8.4 19.2 89 106
3 seasons LAC NBA 108 6 1058 6.4 12.6 .511 0.0 0.1 .000 6.4 12.5 .516 4.9 10.3 .469 3.6 7.3 10.9 1.4 1.3 0.7 3.5 8.3 17.7 96 108

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
1984-85 24 NYK NBA PF 75 1404 7.3 .481 .000 .431 8.7 18.9 13.6 3.9 1.3 1.7 21.0 19.7 -2.2 1.4 -0.8 -0.028 -5.1 -0.3 -5.4 -1.2
1985-86 25 NYK NBA PF 70 1405 10.4 .511 .002 .520 6.8 19.7 13.0 4.6 1.5 1.1 18.0 21.4 -1.3 2.0 0.7 .025 -4.3 0.0 -4.3 -0.8
1988-89 28 LAC NBA PF 9 130 17.9 .624 .028 1.472 4.9 22.1 13.6 3.2 2.5 0.9 11.9 20.4 0.3 0.2 0.4 .150 -1.9 -2.1 -4.1 -0.1
1989-90 29 LAC NBA PF 52 589 7.6 .492 .006 .683 7.7 14.0 10.9 4.3 1.4 0.7 17.4 18.0 -0.5 0.5 0.1 .005 -4.4 -1.3 -5.7 -0.6
1990-91 30 LAC NBA PF 47 339 7.8 .506 .012 .802 10.6 20.0 15.3 3.6 0.7 1.2 18.6 16.1 -0.2 0.4 0.2 .028 -4.6 -1.1 -5.7 -0.3
Career NBA 253 3867 8.9 .502 .003 .557 7.9 18.6 13.1 4.2 1.4 1.3 18.8 19.8 -4.0 4.6 0.6 .007 -4.5 -0.5 -5.0 -3.0
2 seasons NYK NBA 145 2809 8.8 .496 .001 .477 7.8 19.3 13.3 4.2 1.4 1.4 19.5 20.6 -3.5 3.5 -0.1 -0.001 -4.7 -0.2 -4.8 -2.0
3 seasons LAC NBA 108 1058 9.0 .517 .011 .820 8.3 16.9 12.6 4.0 1.3 0.9 16.9 17.7 -0.4 1.1 0.7 .030 -4.2 -1.3 -5.5 -0.9

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
Ken Bannister 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.8
Bob Thornton 30.7 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.1 -0.3
Bill Curley 18.9 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.0
Ansu Sesay 16.3 0.8 0.5 0.2 -0.1
Jerrod Mustaf 14.8 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.0
Michael Smith 13.9 0.7 0.3 0.3
Antonio Lang 12.3 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.1 -0.1
Hank McDowell 11.2 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1
Bob Peterson 11.0 0.9 0.4 0.2
Ronald Dupree 10.4 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
Randy White 10.4 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.2 -0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ken Bannister 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.8
Bill Curley 18.9 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.0
Ansu Sesay 16.3 0.8 0.5 0.2 -0.1
Jerrod Mustaf 14.8 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.0
Michael Smith 13.9 0.7 0.3 0.3
Bob Peterson 11.0 0.9 0.4 0.2
Randy White 10.4 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.2 -0.2
Obinna Ekezie 9.5 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.2
Cal Bowdler 8.6 1.0 0.5 0.2
Ronald Dupree 8.3 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0
Hank McDowell 4.9 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1

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
1981-82 21 INDIANAST 27 786 153 304 69 117 177 25 32 102 375 .503 .590 29.1 13.9 6.6
1983-84 23 STAUGUSTNE 21 142 256 64 117 276 348 .555 .547 16.6 13.1
Career 48 786 295 560 133 234 453 25 32 102 723 .527 .568 29.1 15.1 9.4

Transactions

June 19, 1984: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 7th round (156th pick) of the 1984 NBA Draft.

October 21, 1988: Waived by the New York Knicks.

April 5, 1989: Signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

April 14, 1989: Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers.

June 21, 1991: Waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 New York Knicks NBA $105,000
1990-91 Los Angeles Clippers NBA $400,000
1990-91 Utah Jazz NBA $50,000
1991-92 Los Angeles Clippers NBA $300,000
Career (may be incomplete) $855,000

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