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Billy Ray Bates

Billy Ray Bates (Dunk)

Position: Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: May 31, 1956 in Kosciusko, Mississippi
High School: McAdams in Camden, Mississippi
College: Kentucky State University
Draft: Houston Rockets, 3rd round (3rd pick, 47th overall), 1978 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: February 23, 1980

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 16 235 72 146 .493 8 19 .421 64 127 .504 .521 28 39 .718 13 16 29 31 14 2 20 26 180
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 77 1560 439 902 .487 14 54 .259 425 848 .501 .494 170 199 .854 71 86 157 196 82 6 149 120 1062
1981-82 25 POR NBA SG 75 0 1229 327 692 .473 12 41 .293 315 651 .484 .481 166 211 .787 53 55 108 111 41 5 93 100 832
1982-83 26 TOT NBA SG 19 3 304 55 145 .379 2 5 .400 53 140 .379 .386 11 22 .500 11 8 19 14 14 3 12 19 123
1982-83 26 WSB NBA SG 15 3 277 53 129 .411 2 5 .400 51 124 .411 .419 10 20 .500 10 8 18 14 13 3 12 18 118
1982-83 26 LAL NBA SG 4 0 27 2 16 .125 0 0 2 16 .125 .125 1 2 .500 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5
Career NBA 187 3 3328 893 1885 .474 36 119 .303 857 1766 .485 .483 375 471 .796 148 165 313 352 151 16 274 265 2197
3 seasons POR NBA 168 0 3024 838 1740 .482 34 114 .298 804 1626 .494 .491 364 449 .811 137 157 294 338 137 13 262 246 2074
1 season WSB NBA 15 3 277 53 129 .411 2 5 .400 51 124 .411 .419 10 20 .500 10 8 18 14 13 3 12 18 118
1 season LAL NBA 4 0 27 2 16 .125 0 0 2 16 .125 .125 1 2 .500 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 16 14.7 4.5 9.1 .493 0.5 1.2 .421 4.0 7.9 .504 1.8 2.4 .718 0.8 1.0 1.8 1.9 0.9 0.1 1.3 1.6 11.3
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 77 20.3 5.7 11.7 .487 0.2 0.7 .259 5.5 11.0 .501 2.2 2.6 .854 0.9 1.1 2.0 2.5 1.1 0.1 1.9 1.6 13.8
1981-82 25 POR NBA SG 75 0 16.4 4.4 9.2 .473 0.2 0.5 .293 4.2 8.7 .484 2.2 2.8 .787 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.2 1.3 11.1
1982-83 26 TOT NBA SG 19 3 16.0 2.9 7.6 .379 0.1 0.3 .400 2.8 7.4 .379 0.6 1.2 .500 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.6 1.0 6.5
1982-83 26 WSB NBA SG 15 3 18.5 3.5 8.6 .411 0.1 0.3 .400 3.4 8.3 .411 0.7 1.3 .500 0.7 0.5 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.2 0.8 1.2 7.9
1982-83 26 LAL NBA SG 4 0 6.8 0.5 4.0 .125 0.0 0.0 0.5 4.0 .125 0.3 0.5 .500 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.3
Career NBA 187 3 17.8 4.8 10.1 .474 0.2 0.6 .303 4.6 9.4 .485 2.0 2.5 .796 0.8 0.9 1.7 1.9 0.8 0.1 1.5 1.4 11.7
3 seasons POR NBA 168 0 18.0 5.0 10.4 .482 0.2 0.7 .298 4.8 9.7 .494 2.2 2.7 .811 0.8 0.9 1.8 2.0 0.8 0.1 1.6 1.5 12.3
1 season WSB NBA 15 3 18.5 3.5 8.6 .411 0.1 0.3 .400 3.4 8.3 .411 0.7 1.3 .500 0.7 0.5 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.2 0.8 1.2 7.9
1 season LAL NBA 4 0 6.8 0.5 4.0 .125 0.0 0.0 0.5 4.0 .125 0.3 0.5 .500 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.3

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 16 235 11.0 22.4 .493 1.2 2.9 .421 9.8 19.5 .504 4.3 6.0 .718 2.0 2.5 4.4 4.7 2.1 0.3 3.1 4.0 27.6
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 77 1560 10.1 20.8 .487 0.3 1.2 .259 9.8 19.6 .501 3.9 4.6 .854 1.6 2.0 3.6 4.5 1.9 0.1 3.4 2.8 24.5
1981-82 25 POR NBA SG 75 0 1229 9.6 20.3 .473 0.4 1.2 .293 9.2 19.1 .484 4.9 6.2 .787 1.6 1.6 3.2 3.3 1.2 0.1 2.7 2.9 24.4
1982-83 26 TOT NBA SG 19 3 304 6.5 17.2 .379 0.2 0.6 .400 6.3 16.6 .379 1.3 2.6 .500 1.3 0.9 2.3 1.7 1.7 0.4 1.4 2.3 14.6
1982-83 26 WSB NBA SG 15 3 277 6.9 16.8 .411 0.3 0.6 .400 6.6 16.1 .411 1.3 2.6 .500 1.3 1.0 2.3 1.8 1.7 0.4 1.6 2.3 15.3
1982-83 26 LAL NBA SG 4 0 27 2.7 21.3 .125 0.0 0.0 2.7 21.3 .125 1.3 2.7 .500 1.3 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 6.7
Career NBA 187 3 3328 9.7 20.4 .474 0.4 1.3 .303 9.3 19.1 .485 4.1 5.1 .796 1.6 1.8 3.4 3.8 1.6 0.2 3.0 2.9 23.8
3 seasons POR NBA 168 0 3024 10.0 20.7 .482 0.4 1.4 .298 9.6 19.4 .494 4.3 5.3 .811 1.6 1.9 3.5 4.0 1.6 0.2 3.1 2.9 24.7
1 season WSB NBA 15 3 277 6.9 16.8 .411 0.3 0.6 .400 6.6 16.1 .411 1.3 2.6 .500 1.3 1.0 2.3 1.8 1.7 0.4 1.6 2.3 15.3
1 season LAL NBA 4 0 27 2.7 21.3 .125 0.0 0.0 2.7 21.3 .125 1.3 2.7 .500 1.3 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 6.7

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 16 235 14.9 30.3 .493 1.7 3.9 .421 13.3 26.3 .504 5.8 8.1 .718 2.7 3.3 6.0 6.4 2.9 0.4 4.1 5.4 37.3 112 104
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 77 1560 13.1 26.9 .487 0.4 1.6 .259 12.7 25.3 .501 5.1 5.9 .854 2.1 2.6 4.7 5.9 2.4 0.2 4.5 3.6 31.7 106 107
1981-82 25 POR NBA SG 75 0 1229 12.7 26.9 .473 0.5 1.6 .293 12.2 25.3 .484 6.5 8.2 .787 2.1 2.1 4.2 4.3 1.6 0.2 3.6 3.9 32.3 107 111
1982-83 26 TOT NBA SG 19 3 304 8.7 22.9 .379 0.3 0.8 .400 8.4 22.1 .379 1.7 3.5 .500 1.7 1.3 3.0 2.2 2.2 0.5 1.9 3.0 19.5 86 103
1982-83 26 WSB NBA SG 15 3 277 9.2 22.5 .411 0.3 0.9 .400 8.9 21.6 .411 1.7 3.5 .500 1.7 1.4 3.1 2.4 2.3 0.5 2.1 3.1 20.6 89 102
1982-83 26 LAL NBA SG 4 0 27 3.4 27.4 .125 0.0 0.0 3.4 27.4 .125 1.7 3.4 .500 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 1.7 8.6 44 111
Career NBA 187 3 3328 12.7 26.8 .474 0.5 1.7 .303 12.2 25.1 .485 5.3 6.7 .796 2.1 2.3 4.4 5.0 2.1 0.2 3.9 3.8 31.2 105 108
3 seasons POR NBA 168 0 3024 13.1 27.2 .482 0.5 1.8 .298 12.6 25.4 .494 5.7 7.0 .811 2.1 2.5 4.6 5.3 2.1 0.2 4.1 3.8 32.4 107 109
1 season WSB NBA 15 3 277 9.2 22.5 .411 0.3 0.9 .400 8.9 21.6 .411 1.7 3.5 .500 1.7 1.4 3.1 2.4 2.3 0.5 2.1 3.1 20.6 89 102
1 season LAL NBA 4 0 27 3.4 27.4 .125 0.0 0.0 3.4 27.4 .125 1.7 3.4 .500 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 1.7 8.6 44 111

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 16 235 24.1 .552 .130 .267 6.0 7.6 6.8 23.8 2.9 0.5 10.9 32.0 0.7 0.3 0.9 .188 5.1 -2.1 3.0 0.3
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 77 1560 19.3 .537 .060 .221 4.9 6.0 5.5 19.0 2.4 0.2 13.1 28.9 2.4 1.2 3.6 .111 1.7 -2.3 -0.6 0.6
1981-82 25 POR NBA SG 75 1229 17.8 .530 .059 .305 4.9 5.0 4.9 13.9 1.6 0.2 10.6 29.4 1.8 0.6 2.4 .094 0.6 -3.6 -2.9 -0.3
1982-83 26 TOT NBA SG 19 304 8.4 .398 .034 .152 4.0 2.9 3.5 7.2 2.2 0.6 7.2 22.6 -0.4 0.4 0.0 -0.005 -4.4 -1.1 -5.4 -0.3
1982-83 26 WSB NBA SG 15 277 9.9 .428 .039 .155 4.0 3.2 3.6 7.9 2.3 0.6 8.0 22.4 -0.2 0.4 0.1 .023 -3.5 -0.6 -4.1 -0.1
1982-83 26 LAL NBA SG 4 27 -7.3 .148 .000 .125 4.3 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 24.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.287 -13.2 -5.6 -18.8 -0.1
Career NBA 187 3328 18.1 .525 .063 .250 4.9 5.5 5.2 16.4 2.1 0.3 11.6 28.7 4.4 2.5 6.9 .099 1.0 -2.6 -1.6 0.3
3 seasons POR NBA 168 3024 19.0 .535 .066 .258 5.0 5.7 5.3 17.3 2.1 0.2 11.9 29.3 4.8 2.1 6.9 .110 1.5 -2.8 -1.3 0.6
1 season WSB NBA 15 277 9.9 .428 .039 .155 4.0 3.2 3.6 7.9 2.3 0.6 8.0 22.4 -0.2 0.4 0.1 .023 -3.5 -0.6 -4.1 -0.1
1 season LAL NBA 4 27 -7.3 .148 .000 .125 4.3 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 24.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.287 -13.2 -5.6 -18.8 -0.1

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 3 104 31 59 .525 2 7 .286 29 52 .558 .542 11 14 .786 2 8 10 12 5 1 15 13 75
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 3 115 35 62 .565 1 1 1.000 34 61 .557 .573 14 17 .824 3 4 7 13 5 1 11 11 85
Career NBA 6 219 66 121 .545 3 8 .375 63 113 .558 .558 25 31 .806 5 12 17 25 10 2 26 24 160
2 seasons POR NBA 6 219 66 121 .545 3 8 .375 63 113 .558 .558 25 31 .806 5 12 17 25 10 2 26 24 160

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 3 34.7 10.3 19.7 .525 0.7 2.3 .286 9.7 17.3 .558 3.7 4.7 .786 0.7 2.7 3.3 4.0 1.7 0.3 5.0 4.3 25.0
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 3 38.3 11.7 20.7 .565 0.3 0.3 1.000 11.3 20.3 .557 4.7 5.7 .824 1.0 1.3 2.3 4.3 1.7 0.3 3.7 3.7 28.3
Career NBA 6 36.5 11.0 20.2 .545 0.5 1.3 .375 10.5 18.8 .558 4.2 5.2 .806 0.8 2.0 2.8 4.2 1.7 0.3 4.3 4.0 26.7
2 seasons POR NBA 6 36.5 11.0 20.2 .545 0.5 1.3 .375 10.5 18.8 .558 4.2 5.2 .806 0.8 2.0 2.8 4.2 1.7 0.3 4.3 4.0 26.7

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 3 104 10.7 20.4 .525 0.7 2.4 .286 10.0 18.0 .558 3.8 4.8 .786 0.7 2.8 3.5 4.2 1.7 0.3 5.2 4.5 26.0
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 3 115 11.0 19.4 .565 0.3 0.3 1.000 10.6 19.1 .557 4.4 5.3 .824 0.9 1.3 2.2 4.1 1.6 0.3 3.4 3.4 26.6
Career NBA 6 219 10.8 19.9 .545 0.5 1.3 .375 10.4 18.6 .558 4.1 5.1 .806 0.8 2.0 2.8 4.1 1.6 0.3 4.3 3.9 26.3
2 seasons POR NBA 6 219 10.8 19.9 .545 0.5 1.3 .375 10.4 18.6 .558 4.1 5.1 .806 0.8 2.0 2.8 4.1 1.6 0.3 4.3 3.9 26.3

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 ORtg DRtg
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 3 104 15.2 29.0 .525 1.0 3.4 .286 14.3 25.6 .558 5.4 6.9 .786 1.0 3.9 4.9 5.9 2.5 0.5 7.4 6.4 36.9 105 109
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 3 115 15.2 27.0 .565 0.4 0.4 1.000 14.8 26.5 .557 6.1 7.4 .824 1.3 1.7 3.0 5.7 2.2 0.4 4.8 4.8 37.0 115 107
Career NBA 6 219 15.2 27.9 .545 0.7 1.8 .375 14.5 26.1 .558 5.8 7.2 .806 1.2 2.8 3.9 5.8 2.3 0.5 6.0 5.5 36.9 110 108
2 seasons POR NBA 6 219 15.2 27.9 .545 0.7 1.8 .375 14.5 26.1 .558 5.8 7.2 .806 1.2 2.8 3.9 5.8 2.3 0.5 6.0 5.5 36.9 110 108

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
1979-80 23 POR NBA SG 3 104 21.8 .576 .119 .237 2.1 9.0 5.5 21.1 2.5 0.6 18.7 33.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 .105
1980-81 24 POR NBA SG 3 115 24.5 .612 .016 .274 2.9 4.2 3.5 20.0 2.2 0.5 13.7 30.0 0.4 0.1 0.5 .194
Career NBA 6 219 23.2 .594 .066 .256 2.5 6.5 4.4 20.5 2.3 0.5 16.2 31.4 0.6 0.1 0.7 .152
2 seasons POR NBA 6 219 23.2 .594 .066 .256 2.5 6.5 4.4 20.5 2.3 0.5 16.2 31.4 0.6 0.1 0.7 .152

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Billy Ray Bates 3.6 2.4 0.9 0.0
Ron Sobie 95.2 3.6 2.6 0.9 0.1
Gerald Henderson 88.0 3.3 2.4 1.0 0.4
Roger Phegley 87.3 3.7 2.6 1.6 0.0
Ennis Whatley 87.1 3.3 1.9 0.8 0.0
Louie Nelson 86.1 2.9 2.3 1.1 0.0
Ron Lee 85.8 3.8 2.8 0.8 0.3
Terry Furlow 85.8 3.3 2.8 1.1 0.0
Charles Johnson 85.4 3.7 2.4 1.0 0.9
Raja Bell 85.2 3.7 1.7 1.1 -0.1
Sam Vincent 84.0 3.3 2.3 0.5 0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Billy Ray Bates 3.6 2.4 0.9 0.0
Ron Sobie 95.2 3.6 2.6 0.9 0.1
Louie Nelson 86.0 2.9 2.3 1.1 0.0 0.0
Terry Furlow 85.8 3.3 2.8 1.1 0.0
Jim Les 83.8 3.6 2.3 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1
Curly Armstrong 83.5 3.5 3.1 0.6
Al Butler 82.4 4.1 2.1 1.1 -0.3
Stan Stutz 82.3 3.9 1.7 1.1
Earl Tatum 82.3 4.4 2.6 0.7 0.0
Mike Butler 81.6 3.1 2.3 1.6 0.1
Jiri Welsch 80.6 3.6 1.7 0.8 -0.4

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
1974-75 18 KENTUCKYST 26 341 91 194 20 34 100 202 .469 .588 13.1 7.8 3.8
1975-76 19 KENTUCKYST 27 626 132 220 23 31 169 287 .600 .742 23.2 10.6 6.3
1976-77 20 KENTUCKYST 30 920 283 515 121 156 314 687 .550 .776 30.7 22.9 10.5
1977-78 21 KENTUCKYST 24 217 361 113 138 196 547 .601 .819 22.8 8.2
Career 107 1887 723 1290 277 359 779 1723 .560 .772 22.7 16.1 7.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Weekly & Monthly Awards

Player of the Week: 2 times (Show/Hide)

Free Throw Pct
1980-81 NBA .854 (10)

Usage Pct
1980-81 NBA 28.9 (5)

Transactions

June 9, 1978: Drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 3rd round (47th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 25, 1979: Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.

February 21, 1980: Signed as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers.

September 20, 1982: Waived by the Portland Trail Blazers.

September 29, 1982: Signed as a free agent with the Washington Bullets.

December 1, 1982: Waived by the Washington Bullets.

April 6, 1983: Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers.

April 16, 1983: Released by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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