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William Bedford

William Bedford

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 7-0 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: December 14, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee
High School: Melrose in Memphis, Tennessee
College: University of Memphis
Draft: Phoenix Suns, 1st round (6th pick, 6th overall), 1986 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 28, 1986

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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
1986-87 23 PHO NBA C 50 18 979 142 358 .397 0 1 .000 142 357 .398 50 86 .581 79 167 246 57 18 37 85 125 334
1987-88 24 DET NBA C 38 0 298 44 101 .436 0 0 44 101 .436 13 23 .565 27 38 65 4 8 17 19 47 101
1988-89 25 Did Not Play (rehab—substance abuse)
1989-90 26 DET NBA C 42 0 246 54 125 .432 1 6 .167 53 119 .445 9 22 .409 15 43 58 4 3 17 21 39 118
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 60 4 562 106 242 .438 5 13 .385 101 229 .441 55 78 .705 55 76 131 32 2 36 32 76 272
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 32 8 363 50 121 .413 0 1 .000 50 120 .417 14 22 .636 24 39 63 12 6 18 15 56 114
1992-93 29 SAS NBA C 16 0 66 9 27 .333 1 1 1.000 8 26 .308 6 12 .500 1 9 10 0 0 1 1 15 25
Career NBA 238 30 2514 405 974 .416 7 22 .318 398 952 .418 147 243 .605 201 372 573 109 37 126 173 358 964
4 seasons DET NBA 172 12 1469 254 589 .431 6 20 .300 248 569 .436 91 145 .628 121 196 317 52 19 88 87 218 605
1 season PHO NBA 50 18 979 142 358 .397 0 1 .000 142 357 .398 50 86 .581 79 167 246 57 18 37 85 125 334
1 season SAS NBA 16 0 66 9 27 .333 1 1 1.000 8 26 .308 6 12 .500 1 9 10 0 0 1 1 15 25

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
1986-87 23 PHO NBA C 50 18 19.6 2.8 7.2 .397 0.0 0.0 .000 2.8 7.1 .398 1.0 1.7 .581 1.6 3.3 4.9 1.1 0.4 0.7 1.7 2.5 6.7
1987-88 24 DET NBA C 38 0 7.8 1.2 2.7 .436 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.7 .436 0.3 0.6 .565 0.7 1.0 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5 1.2 2.7
1989-90 26 DET NBA C 42 0 5.9 1.3 3.0 .432 0.0 0.1 .167 1.3 2.8 .445 0.2 0.5 .409 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.9 2.8
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 60 4 9.4 1.8 4.0 .438 0.1 0.2 .385 1.7 3.8 .441 0.9 1.3 .705 0.9 1.3 2.2 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.5 1.3 4.5
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 32 8 11.3 1.6 3.8 .413 0.0 0.0 .000 1.6 3.8 .417 0.4 0.7 .636 0.8 1.2 2.0 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.5 1.8 3.6
1992-93 29 SAS NBA C 16 0 4.1 0.6 1.7 .333 0.1 0.1 1.000 0.5 1.6 .308 0.4 0.8 .500 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.6
Career NBA 238 30 10.6 1.7 4.1 .416 0.0 0.1 .318 1.7 4.0 .418 0.6 1.0 .605 0.8 1.6 2.4 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.7 1.5 4.1
4 seasons DET NBA 172 12 8.5 1.5 3.4 .431 0.0 0.1 .300 1.4 3.3 .436 0.5 0.8 .628 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.5 1.3 3.5
1 season PHO NBA 50 18 19.6 2.8 7.2 .397 0.0 0.0 .000 2.8 7.1 .398 1.0 1.7 .581 1.6 3.3 4.9 1.1 0.4 0.7 1.7 2.5 6.7
1 season SAS NBA 16 0 4.1 0.6 1.7 .333 0.1 0.1 1.000 0.5 1.6 .308 0.4 0.8 .500 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.6

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
1986-87 23 PHO NBA C 50 18 979 5.2 13.2 .397 0.0 0.0 .000 5.2 13.1 .398 1.8 3.2 .581 2.9 6.1 9.0 2.1 0.7 1.4 3.1 4.6 12.3
1987-88 24 DET NBA C 38 0 298 5.3 12.2 .436 0.0 0.0 5.3 12.2 .436 1.6 2.8 .565 3.3 4.6 7.9 0.5 1.0 2.1 2.3 5.7 12.2
1989-90 26 DET NBA C 42 0 246 7.9 18.3 .432 0.1 0.9 .167 7.8 17.4 .445 1.3 3.2 .409 2.2 6.3 8.5 0.6 0.4 2.5 3.1 5.7 17.3
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 60 4 562 6.8 15.5 .438 0.3 0.8 .385 6.5 14.7 .441 3.5 5.0 .705 3.5 4.9 8.4 2.0 0.1 2.3 2.0 4.9 17.4
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 32 8 363 5.0 12.0 .413 0.0 0.1 .000 5.0 11.9 .417 1.4 2.2 .636 2.4 3.9 6.2 1.2 0.6 1.8 1.5 5.6 11.3
1992-93 29 SAS NBA C 16 0 66 4.9 14.7 .333 0.5 0.5 1.000 4.4 14.2 .308 3.3 6.5 .500 0.5 4.9 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 8.2 13.6
Career NBA 238 30 2514 5.8 13.9 .416 0.1 0.3 .318 5.7 13.6 .418 2.1 3.5 .605 2.9 5.3 8.2 1.6 0.5 1.8 2.5 5.1 13.8
4 seasons DET NBA 172 12 1469 6.2 14.4 .431 0.1 0.5 .300 6.1 13.9 .436 2.2 3.6 .628 3.0 4.8 7.8 1.3 0.5 2.2 2.1 5.3 14.8
1 season PHO NBA 50 18 979 5.2 13.2 .397 0.0 0.0 .000 5.2 13.1 .398 1.8 3.2 .581 2.9 6.1 9.0 2.1 0.7 1.4 3.1 4.6 12.3
1 season SAS NBA 16 0 66 4.9 14.7 .333 0.5 0.5 1.000 4.4 14.2 .308 3.3 6.5 .500 0.5 4.9 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 8.2 13.6

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
1986-87 23 PHO NBA C 50 18 979 6.8 17.2 .397 0.0 0.0 .000 6.8 17.2 .398 2.4 4.1 .581 3.8 8.0 11.8 2.7 0.9 1.8 4.1 6.0 16.1
1987-88 24 DET NBA C 38 0 298 7.2 16.5 .436 0.0 0.0 7.2 16.5 .436 2.1 3.8 .565 4.4 6.2 10.6 0.7 1.3 2.8 3.1 7.7 16.5
1989-90 26 DET NBA C 42 0 246 11.2 25.8 .432 0.2 1.2 .167 11.0 24.6 .445 1.9 4.5 .409 3.1 8.9 12.0 0.8 0.6 3.5 4.3 8.1 24.4
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 60 4 562 9.9 22.5 .438 0.5 1.2 .385 9.4 21.3 .441 5.1 7.2 .705 5.1 7.1 12.2 3.0 0.2 3.3 3.0 7.1 25.3
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 32 8 363 7.2 17.5 .413 0.0 0.1 .000 7.2 17.3 .417 2.0 3.2 .636 3.5 5.6 9.1 1.7 0.9 2.6 2.2 8.1 16.5
1992-93 29 SAS NBA C 16 0 66 6.9 20.6 .333 0.8 0.8 1.000 6.1 19.8 .308 4.6 9.1 .500 0.8 6.9 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8 11.4 19.1
Career NBA 238 30 2514 8.0 19.2 .416 0.1 0.4 .318 7.8 18.8 .418 2.9 4.8 .605 4.0 7.3 11.3 2.1 0.7 2.5 3.4 7.1 19.0
4 seasons DET NBA 172 12 1469 8.9 20.6 .431 0.2 0.7 .300 8.7 19.9 .436 3.2 5.1 .628 4.2 6.8 11.1 1.8 0.7 3.1 3.0 7.6 21.1
1 season PHO NBA 50 18 979 6.8 17.2 .397 0.0 0.0 .000 6.8 17.2 .398 2.4 4.1 .581 3.8 8.0 11.8 2.7 0.9 1.8 4.1 6.0 16.1
1 season SAS NBA 16 0 66 6.9 20.6 .333 0.8 0.8 1.000 6.1 19.8 .308 4.6 9.1 .500 0.8 6.9 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8 11.4 19.1

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
1986-87 23 PHO NBA C 50 979 7.6 .422 .397 .240 .003 9.2 18.8 14.1 7.7 0.9 2.2 17.7 19.9 85 109 -1.7 0.9 -0.8 -0.041
1987-88 24 DET NBA C 38 298 9.0 .454 .436 .228 .000 10.4 13.9 12.2 1.8 1.3 3.3 14.6 18.2 92 104 -0.2 0.5 0.2 .039
1989-90 26 DET NBA C 42 246 9.5 .438 .436 .176 .048 7.0 19.8 13.4 2.6 0.6 4.4 13.5 27.2 85 101 -0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.016
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 60 562 15.5 .492 .448 .322 .054 11.1 15.5 13.3 9.2 0.2 4.1 10.4 24.1 106 104 0.5 0.8 1.3 .113
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 32 363 8.4 .436 .413 .182 .008 7.5 12.0 9.8 4.9 0.9 3.1 10.3 17.6 95 106 -0.2 0.5 0.3 .043
1992-93 29 SAS NBA C 16 66 3.0 .387 .352 .444 .037 1.8 14.9 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.9 3.0 22.2 84 110 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.050
Career NBA 238 2514 9.7 .446 .419 .249 .023 9.1 16.5 12.9 6.3 0.7 3.0 13.8 21.1 92 106 -2.3 3.2 0.9 .017
4 seasons DET NBA 172 1469 11.4 .463 .436 .246 .034 9.4 15.0 12.2 5.6 0.7 3.7 11.8 21.8 97 104 -0.4 2.2 1.8 .059
1 season PHO NBA 50 979 7.6 .422 .397 .240 .003 9.2 18.8 14.1 7.7 0.9 2.2 17.7 19.9 85 109 -1.7 0.9 -0.8 -0.041
1 season SAS NBA 16 66 3.0 .387 .352 .444 .037 1.8 14.9 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.9 3.0 22.2 84 110 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.050

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
1989-90 ❍ 26 DET NBA C 5 0 19 1 6 .167 0 0 1 6 .167 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 4
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 8 3 65 5 24 .208 0 2 .000 5 22 .227 9 14 .643 9 13 22 4 2 4 4 14 19
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 1 0 9 3 6 .500 0 0 3 6 .500 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 6
Career NBA 14 3 93 9 36 .250 0 2 .000 9 34 .265 11 16 .688 9 17 26 4 3 5 4 19 29
3 seasons DET NBA 14 3 93 9 36 .250 0 2 .000 9 34 .265 11 16 .688 9 17 26 4 3 5 4 19 29

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
1989-90 ❍ 26 DET NBA C 5 0 3.8 0.2 1.2 .167 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.2 .167 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.8
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 8 3 8.1 0.6 3.0 .208 0.0 0.3 .000 0.6 2.8 .227 1.1 1.8 .643 1.1 1.6 2.8 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.5 1.8 2.4
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 1 0 9.0 3.0 6.0 .500 0.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 6.0
Career NBA 14 3 6.6 0.6 2.6 .250 0.0 0.1 .000 0.6 2.4 .265 0.8 1.1 .688 0.6 1.2 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 1.4 2.1
3 seasons DET NBA 14 3 6.6 0.6 2.6 .250 0.0 0.1 .000 0.6 2.4 .265 0.8 1.1 .688 0.6 1.2 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 1.4 2.1

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
1989-90 ❍ 26 DET NBA C 5 0 19 1.9 11.4 .167 0.0 0.0 1.9 11.4 .167 3.8 3.8 1.000 0.0 3.8 3.8 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 7.6 7.6
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 8 3 65 2.8 13.3 .208 0.0 1.1 .000 2.8 12.2 .227 5.0 7.8 .643 5.0 7.2 12.2 2.2 1.1 2.2 2.2 7.8 10.5
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 1 0 9 12.0 24.0 .500 0.0 0.0 12.0 24.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0 8.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 24.0
Career NBA 14 3 93 3.5 13.9 .250 0.0 0.8 .000 3.5 13.2 .265 4.3 6.2 .688 3.5 6.6 10.1 1.5 1.2 1.9 1.5 7.4 11.2
3 seasons DET NBA 14 3 93 3.5 13.9 .250 0.0 0.8 .000 3.5 13.2 .265 4.3 6.2 .688 3.5 6.6 10.1 1.5 1.2 1.9 1.5 7.4 11.2

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
1989-90 ❍ 26 DET NBA C 5 0 19 2.7 16.4 .167 0.0 0.0 2.7 16.4 .167 5.5 5.5 1.000 0.0 5.5 5.5 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.0 11.0 11.0
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 8 3 65 4.1 19.6 .208 0.0 1.6 .000 4.1 18.0 .227 7.4 11.5 .643 7.4 10.6 18.0 3.3 1.6 3.3 3.3 11.5 15.5
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 1 0 9 18.7 37.3 .500 0.0 0.0 18.7 37.3 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.4 12.4 0.0 6.2 0.0 0.0 6.2 37.3
Career NBA 14 3 93 5.1 20.6 .250 0.0 1.1 .000 5.1 19.5 .265 6.3 9.2 .688 5.1 9.7 14.9 2.3 1.7 2.9 2.3 10.9 16.6
3 seasons DET NBA 14 3 93 5.1 20.6 .250 0.0 1.1 .000 5.1 19.5 .265 6.3 9.2 .688 5.1 9.7 14.9 2.3 1.7 2.9 2.3 10.9 16.6

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
1989-90 ❍ 26 DET NBA C 5 19 -0.4 .291 .167 .333 .000 0.0 12.1 6.1 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 15.9 75 104 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.017
1990-91 27 DET NBA C 8 65 7.4 .315 .208 .583 .083 14.6 23.2 18.7 8.6 1.6 4.0 11.7 22.9 83 106 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.050
1991-92 28 DET NBA C 1 9 22.7 .500 .500 .000 .000 0.0 24.5 12.8 0.0 6.2 0.0 0.0 32.1 99 90 0.0 0.0 0.0 .140
Career NBA 14 93 7.3 .337 .250 .444 .056 10.2 21.0 15.6 6.0 1.7 3.6 8.5 22.4 83 104 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.025
3 seasons DET NBA 14 93 7.3 .337 .250 .444 .056 10.2 21.0 15.6 6.0 1.7 3.6 8.5 22.4 83 104 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.025

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
William Bedford 1.3 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.8
Granville Waiters 35.1 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.2
Jason Collier 31.6 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.0
Petur Gudmundsson 30.9 1.4 0.6 0.3 -0.1
Scott Lloyd 21.6 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.6
Earl Williams 17.9 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.0
Wang Zhizhi 15.8 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Chris Anstey 14.8 1.9 0.6 0.3
Jack Haley 14.4 2.2 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3
Nate Bowman 13.7 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.3
Cole Aldrich 11.5 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
William Bedford 1.3 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.8
Granville Waiters 35.1 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.2
Jason Collier 31.6 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.0
Petur Gudmundsson 30.9 1.4 0.6 0.3 -0.1
Scott Lloyd 21.6 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.6
Earl Williams 17.9 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.0
Wang Zhizhi 15.8 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Chris Anstey 14.8 1.9 0.6 0.3
Nate Bowman 13.7 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.3
Chris Johnson 11.5 1.0 0.2 0.2
Cole Aldrich 11.5 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.2

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
1983-84 20 MEMPHIS 26 684 108 187 30 56 137 16 8 57 30 72 246 .578 .536 26.3 9.5 5.3 0.6
1984-85 21 MEMPHIS 35 1099 179 330 68 101 265 33 14 91 67 89 426 .542 .673 31.4 12.2 7.6 0.9
1985-86 22 MEMPHIS 32 1038 227 389 98 156 273 18 10 86 51 73 552 .584 .628 32.4 17.3 8.5 0.6
Career 93 2821 514 906 196 313 675 67 32 234 148 234 1224 .567 .626 30.3 13.2 7.3 0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1985-86 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1990 Detroit Pistons (NBA)

Transactions

June 17, 1986: Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

June 21, 1987: Traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Detroit Pistons for a 1988 1st round draft pick (Randolph Keys was later selected).

June 24, 1992: Traded by the Detroit Pistons with Don MacLean to the Los Angeles Clippers for Olden Polynice, a 1996 2nd round draft pick (Russ Millard was later selected) and a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Eddie Elisma was later selected).

October 8, 1992: Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers with Don MacLean to the Washington Bullets for John Williams.

October 12, 1992: Waived by the Washington Bullets.

October 26, 1992: Signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs.

January 4, 1993: Waived by the San Antonio Spurs.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 Detroit Pistons NBA $637,500
1988-89 Detroit Pistons NBA $687,500
1990-91 Detroit Pistons NBA $850,000
1991-92 Detroit Pistons NBA $900,000
1992-93 Washington Bullets NBA $925,000
Career (may be incomplete) $4,000,000

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