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Otis Birdsong

Otis Lee Birdsong (Bird)

Position: Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: December 9, 1955 in Winter Haven, Florida
High School: Winter Haven in Winter Haven, Florida
College: University of Houston
Draft: Kansas City Kings, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 1977 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 18, 1977
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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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA SG 73 1878 470 955 .492 470 955 .492 .492 216 310 .697 70 105 175 174 74 12 145 179 1156
1978-79 ★ 23 KCK NBA SG 82 2839 741 1456 .509 741 1456 .509 .509 296 408 .725 176 178 354 281 125 17 200 255 1778
1979-80 ★ 24 KCK NBA SG 82 2885 781 1546 .505 10 36 .278 771 1510 .511 .508 286 412 .694 170 161 331 202 136 22 179 226 1858
1980-81 ★ 25 KCK NBA SG 71 2593 710 1306 .544 10 35 .286 700 1271 .551 .547 317 455 .697 119 139 258 233 93 18 173 172 1747
1981-82 26 NJN NBA SG 37 22 1025 225 480 .469 0 10 .000 225 470 .479 .469 74 127 .583 30 67 97 124 30 5 64 74 524
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 62 54 1885 426 834 .511 2 6 .333 424 828 .512 .512 82 145 .566 53 97 150 239 85 16 114 155 936
1983-84 ★ 28 NJN NBA SG 69 57 2168 583 1147 .508 5 20 .250 578 1127 .513 .510 194 319 .608 74 96 170 266 86 17 170 180 1365
1984-85 29 NJN NBA SG 56 45 1842 495 968 .511 4 21 .190 491 947 .518 .513 161 259 .622 60 88 148 232 84 7 117 145 1155
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 77 74 2395 542 1056 .513 8 22 .364 534 1034 .516 .517 122 210 .581 88 114 202 261 85 17 179 228 1214
1986-87 31 NJN NBA SG 7 6 127 19 42 .452 0 1 .000 19 41 .463 .452 6 9 .667 3 4 7 17 3 0 9 16 44
1987-88 32 NJN NBA SG 67 59 1882 337 736 .458 9 25 .360 328 711 .461 .464 47 92 .511 73 94 167 222 54 11 129 143 730
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 13 0 108 18 36 .500 1 3 .333 17 33 .515 .514 0 2 .000 4 9 13 9 3 1 12 10 37
Career NBA 696 317 21627 5347 10562 .506 49 179 .274 5298 10383 .510 .509 1801 2748 .655 920 1152 2072 2260 858 143 1491 1783 12544
7 seasons NJN NBA 375 317 11324 2627 5263 .499 28 105 .267 2599 5158 .504 .502 686 1161 .591 381 560 941 1361 427 73 782 941 5968
4 seasons KCK NBA 308 10195 2702 5263 .513 20 71 .282 2682 5192 .517 .515 1115 1585 .703 535 583 1118 890 428 69 697 832 6539
1 season BOS NBA 13 0 108 18 36 .500 1 3 .333 17 33 .515 .514 0 2 .000 4 9 13 9 3 1 12 10 37

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA SG 73 25.7 6.4 13.1 .492 6.4 13.1 .492 3.0 4.2 .697 1.0 1.4 2.4 2.4 1.0 0.2 2.0 2.5 15.8
1978-79 ★ 23 KCK NBA SG 82 34.6 9.0 17.8 .509 9.0 17.8 .509 3.6 5.0 .725 2.1 2.2 4.3 3.4 1.5 0.2 2.4 3.1 21.7
1979-80 ★ 24 KCK NBA SG 82 35.2 9.5 18.9 .505 0.1 0.4 .278 9.4 18.4 .511 3.5 5.0 .694 2.1 2.0 4.0 2.5 1.7 0.3 2.2 2.8 22.7
1980-81 ★ 25 KCK NBA SG 71 36.5 10.0 18.4 .544 0.1 0.5 .286 9.9 17.9 .551 4.5 6.4 .697 1.7 2.0 3.6 3.3 1.3 0.3 2.4 2.4 24.6
1981-82 26 NJN NBA SG 37 22 27.7 6.1 13.0 .469 0.0 0.3 .000 6.1 12.7 .479 2.0 3.4 .583 0.8 1.8 2.6 3.4 0.8 0.1 1.7 2.0 14.2
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 62 54 30.4 6.9 13.5 .511 0.0 0.1 .333 6.8 13.4 .512 1.3 2.3 .566 0.9 1.6 2.4 3.9 1.4 0.3 1.8 2.5 15.1
1983-84 ★ 28 NJN NBA SG 69 57 31.4 8.4 16.6 .508 0.1 0.3 .250 8.4 16.3 .513 2.8 4.6 .608 1.1 1.4 2.5 3.9 1.2 0.2 2.5 2.6 19.8
1984-85 29 NJN NBA SG 56 45 32.9 8.8 17.3 .511 0.1 0.4 .190 8.8 16.9 .518 2.9 4.6 .622 1.1 1.6 2.6 4.1 1.5 0.1 2.1 2.6 20.6
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 77 74 31.1 7.0 13.7 .513 0.1 0.3 .364 6.9 13.4 .516 1.6 2.7 .581 1.1 1.5 2.6 3.4 1.1 0.2 2.3 3.0 15.8
1986-87 31 NJN NBA SG 7 6 18.1 2.7 6.0 .452 0.0 0.1 .000 2.7 5.9 .463 0.9 1.3 .667 0.4 0.6 1.0 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.3 2.3 6.3
1987-88 32 NJN NBA SG 67 59 28.1 5.0 11.0 .458 0.1 0.4 .360 4.9 10.6 .461 0.7 1.4 .511 1.1 1.4 2.5 3.3 0.8 0.2 1.9 2.1 10.9
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 13 0 8.3 1.4 2.8 .500 0.1 0.2 .333 1.3 2.5 .515 0.0 0.2 .000 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.8 2.8
Career NBA 696 317 31.1 7.7 15.2 .506 0.1 0.3 .274 7.6 14.9 .510 2.6 3.9 .655 1.3 1.7 3.0 3.2 1.2 0.2 2.1 2.6 18.0
7 seasons NJN NBA 375 317 30.2 7.0 14.0 .499 0.1 0.3 .267 6.9 13.8 .504 1.8 3.1 .591 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.6 1.1 0.2 2.1 2.5 15.9
4 seasons KCK NBA 308 33.1 8.8 17.1 .513 0.1 0.5 .282 8.7 16.9 .517 3.6 5.1 .703 1.7 1.9 3.6 2.9 1.4 0.2 2.3 2.7 21.2
1 season BOS NBA 13 0 8.3 1.4 2.8 .500 0.1 0.2 .333 1.3 2.5 .515 0.0 0.2 .000 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.8 2.8

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA SG 73 1878 9.0 18.3 .492 9.0 18.3 .492 4.1 5.9 .697 1.3 2.0 3.4 3.3 1.4 0.2 2.8 3.4 22.2
1978-79 ★ 23 KCK NBA SG 82 2839 9.4 18.5 .509 9.4 18.5 .509 3.8 5.2 .725 2.2 2.3 4.5 3.6 1.6 0.2 2.5 3.2 22.5
1979-80 ★ 24 KCK NBA SG 82 2885 9.7 19.3 .505 0.1 0.4 .278 9.6 18.8 .511 3.6 5.1 .694 2.1 2.0 4.1 2.5 1.7 0.3 2.2 2.8 23.2
1980-81 ★ 25 KCK NBA SG 71 2593 9.9 18.1 .544 0.1 0.5 .286 9.7 17.6 .551 4.4 6.3 .697 1.7 1.9 3.6 3.2 1.3 0.2 2.4 2.4 24.3
1981-82 26 NJN NBA SG 37 22 1025 7.9 16.9 .469 0.0 0.4 .000 7.9 16.5 .479 2.6 4.5 .583 1.1 2.4 3.4 4.4 1.1 0.2 2.2 2.6 18.4
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 62 54 1885 8.1 15.9 .511 0.0 0.1 .333 8.1 15.8 .512 1.6 2.8 .566 1.0 1.9 2.9 4.6 1.6 0.3 2.2 3.0 17.9
1983-84 ★ 28 NJN NBA SG 69 57 2168 9.7 19.0 .508 0.1 0.3 .250 9.6 18.7 .513 3.2 5.3 .608 1.2 1.6 2.8 4.4 1.4 0.3 2.8 3.0 22.7
1984-85 29 NJN NBA SG 56 45 1842 9.7 18.9 .511 0.1 0.4 .190 9.6 18.5 .518 3.1 5.1 .622 1.2 1.7 2.9 4.5 1.6 0.1 2.3 2.8 22.6
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 77 74 2395 8.1 15.9 .513 0.1 0.3 .364 8.0 15.5 .516 1.8 3.2 .581 1.3 1.7 3.0 3.9 1.3 0.3 2.7 3.4 18.2
1986-87 31 NJN NBA SG 7 6 127 5.4 11.9 .452 0.0 0.3 .000 5.4 11.6 .463 1.7 2.6 .667 0.9 1.1 2.0 4.8 0.9 0.0 2.6 4.5 12.5
1987-88 32 NJN NBA SG 67 59 1882 6.4 14.1 .458 0.2 0.5 .360 6.3 13.6 .461 0.9 1.8 .511 1.4 1.8 3.2 4.2 1.0 0.2 2.5 2.7 14.0
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 13 0 108 6.0 12.0 .500 0.3 1.0 .333 5.7 11.0 .515 0.0 0.7 .000 1.3 3.0 4.3 3.0 1.0 0.3 4.0 3.3 12.3
Career NBA 696 317 21627 8.9 17.6 .506 0.1 0.4 .274 8.8 17.3 .510 3.0 4.6 .655 1.5 1.9 3.4 3.8 1.4 0.2 2.5 3.0 20.9
7 seasons NJN NBA 375 317 11324 8.4 16.7 .499 0.1 0.3 .267 8.3 16.4 .504 2.2 3.7 .591 1.2 1.8 3.0 4.3 1.4 0.2 2.5 3.0 19.0
4 seasons KCK NBA 308 10195 9.5 18.6 .513 0.1 0.5 .282 9.5 18.3 .517 3.9 5.6 .703 1.9 2.1 3.9 3.1 1.5 0.2 2.5 2.9 23.1
1 season BOS NBA 13 0 108 6.0 12.0 .500 0.3 1.0 .333 5.7 11.0 .515 0.0 0.7 .000 1.3 3.0 4.3 3.0 1.0 0.3 4.0 3.3 12.3

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA SG 73 1878 11.1 22.6 .492 11.1 22.6 .492 5.1 7.3 .697 1.7 2.5 4.1 4.1 1.7 0.3 3.4 4.2 27.3 104 105
1978-79 ★ 23 KCK NBA SG 82 2839 11.7 23.0 .509 11.7 23.0 .509 4.7 6.4 .725 2.8 2.8 5.6 4.4 2.0 0.3 3.2 4.0 28.0 109 104
1979-80 ★ 24 KCK NBA SG 82 2885 12.6 24.9 .505 0.2 0.6 .278 12.4 24.3 .511 4.6 6.6 .694 2.7 2.6 5.3 3.3 2.2 0.4 2.9 3.6 30.0 108 103
1980-81 ★ 25 KCK NBA SG 71 2593 13.0 23.9 .544 0.2 0.6 .286 12.8 23.2 .551 5.8 8.3 .697 2.2 2.5 4.7 4.3 1.7 0.3 3.2 3.1 31.9 113 108
1981-82 26 NJN NBA SG 37 22 1025 10.2 21.8 .469 0.0 0.5 .000 10.2 21.4 .479 3.4 5.8 .583 1.4 3.0 4.4 5.6 1.4 0.2 2.9 3.4 23.8 102 106
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 62 54 1885 10.4 20.4 .511 0.0 0.1 .333 10.4 20.3 .512 2.0 3.6 .566 1.3 2.4 3.7 5.9 2.1 0.4 2.8 3.8 22.9 108 102
1983-84 ★ 28 NJN NBA SG 69 57 2168 12.5 24.6 .508 0.1 0.4 .250 12.4 24.2 .513 4.2 6.9 .608 1.6 2.1 3.7 5.7 1.8 0.4 3.7 3.9 29.3 106 108
1984-85 29 NJN NBA SG 56 45 1842 12.8 25.0 .511 0.1 0.5 .190 12.7 24.4 .518 4.2 6.7 .622 1.5 2.3 3.8 6.0 2.2 0.2 3.0 3.7 29.8 109 110
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 77 74 2395 10.5 20.5 .513 0.2 0.4 .364 10.4 20.1 .516 2.4 4.1 .581 1.7 2.2 3.9 5.1 1.6 0.3 3.5 4.4 23.5 103 110
1986-87 31 NJN NBA SG 7 6 127 7.1 15.6 .452 0.0 0.4 .000 7.1 15.2 .463 2.2 3.3 .667 1.1 1.5 2.6 6.3 1.1 0.0 3.3 5.9 16.3 97 115
1987-88 32 NJN NBA SG 67 59 1882 8.7 19.0 .458 0.2 0.6 .360 8.5 18.4 .461 1.2 2.4 .511 1.9 2.4 4.3 5.7 1.4 0.3 3.3 3.7 18.9 95 113
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 13 0 108 8.2 16.3 .500 0.5 1.4 .333 7.7 14.9 .515 0.0 0.9 .000 1.8 4.1 5.9 4.1 1.4 0.5 5.4 4.5 16.8 85 112
Career NBA 696 317 21627 11.5 22.7 .506 0.1 0.5 .274 11.4 22.3 .510 3.9 5.9 .655 2.0 2.5 4.4 4.9 1.8 0.3 3.2 3.8 26.9 107 107
7 seasons NJN NBA 375 317 11324 10.9 21.8 .499 0.1 0.4 .267 10.8 21.4 .504 2.8 4.8 .591 1.6 2.3 3.9 5.6 1.8 0.3 3.2 3.9 24.8 104 108
4 seasons KCK NBA 308 10195 12.1 23.7 .513 0.2 0.6 .282 12.1 23.3 .517 5.0 7.1 .703 2.4 2.6 5.0 4.0 1.9 0.3 3.1 3.7 29.4 109 105
1 season BOS NBA 13 0 108 8.2 16.3 .500 0.5 1.4 .333 7.7 14.9 .515 0.0 0.9 .000 1.8 4.1 5.9 4.1 1.4 0.5 5.4 4.5 16.8 85 112

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA SG 73 1878 17.1 .530 .325 3.8 5.7 4.8 14.1 1.7 0.3 11.7 25.1 3.3 0.9 4.2 .108 1.3 -2.3 -1.0 0.5
1978-79 ★ 23 KCK NBA SG 82 2839 18.4 .544 .280 6.6 7.0 6.8 14.4 2.0 0.3 10.9 24.9 5.9 2.9 8.8 .148 2.8 -0.3 2.5 3.2
1979-80 ★ 24 KCK NBA SG 82 2885 18.5 .538 .023 .266 6.1 6.2 6.1 11.1 2.2 0.4 9.4 26.4 4.9 3.7 8.6 .143 2.2 -0.1 2.1 3.0
1980-81 ★ 25 KCK NBA SG 71 2593 20.3 .580 .027 .348 5.1 5.9 5.5 14.3 1.7 0.4 10.3 26.8 6.2 2.0 8.2 .152 3.3 -1.2 2.1 2.7
1981-82 26 NJN NBA SG 37 1025 13.3 .489 .021 .265 3.3 7.5 5.3 18.2 1.4 0.3 10.7 23.4 0.5 1.1 1.6 .074 -1.0 -1.0 -2.0 0.0
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 62 1885 15.1 .521 .007 .174 3.2 5.7 4.5 19.1 2.1 0.5 11.3 21.1 2.6 2.6 5.2 .132 0.3 -0.3 0.0 1.0
1983-84 ★ 28 NJN NBA SG 69 2168 16.8 .530 .017 .278 3.8 5.1 4.5 19.1 1.8 0.5 11.7 26.7 2.4 2.1 4.5 .100 1.1 -1.2 -0.1 1.0
1984-85 29 NJN NBA SG 56 1842 18.1 .534 .022 .268 3.5 5.5 4.5 19.3 2.2 0.2 9.8 26.3 2.8 1.4 4.2 .109 1.8 -1.6 0.2 1.0
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 77 2395 13.4 .529 .021 .199 4.1 5.4 4.7 16.3 1.6 0.4 13.5 22.1 1.4 1.8 3.2 .064 0.0 -1.0 -1.1 0.6
1986-87 31 NJN NBA SG 7 127 7.7 .479 .024 .214 2.7 3.5 3.1 19.1 1.1 0.0 16.4 17.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.001 -3.2 -2.9 -6.1 -0.1
1987-88 32 NJN NBA SG 67 1882 10.4 .470 .034 .125 4.3 6.0 5.1 18.7 1.4 0.4 14.2 20.3 -0.9 0.8 -0.1 -0.003 -2.2 -1.3 -3.5 -0.7
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 13 108 7.0 .502 .083 .056 4.3 9.4 6.9 11.5 1.4 0.5 24.5 18.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.051 -4.0 -1.5 -5.5 -0.1
Career NBA 696 21627 16.5 .533 .017 .260 4.6 6.0 5.3 16.0 1.8 0.4 11.2 24.5 28.8 19.4 48.2 .107 1.2 -1.0 0.2 12.0
7 seasons NJN NBA 375 11324 14.5 .517 .020 .221 3.8 5.7 4.7 18.4 1.8 0.4 11.9 23.3 8.7 9.8 18.5 .078 0.1 -1.1 -1.0 2.8
4 seasons KCK NBA 308 10195 18.7 .549 .013 .301 5.6 6.3 5.9 13.4 1.9 0.4 10.5 25.8 20.3 9.5 29.8 .140 2.5 -0.8 1.6 9.4
1 season BOS NBA 13 108 7.0 .502 .083 .056 4.3 9.4 6.9 11.5 1.4 0.5 24.5 18.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.051 -4.0 -1.5 -5.5 -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
1978-79 23 KCK NBA SG 5 168 39 76 .513 39 76 .513 .513 27 38 .711 8 10 18 9 10 0 10 13 105
1979-80 24 KCK NBA SG 3 112 30 62 .484 0 3 .000 30 59 .508 .484 6 14 .429 11 12 23 7 4 0 6 5 66
1980-81 25 KCK NBA SG 8 234 56 98 .571 1 1 1.000 55 97 .567 .577 11 18 .611 8 13 21 27 12 0 20 13 124
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 2 37 6 16 .375 0 1 .000 6 15 .400 .375 1 2 .500 1 1 2 9 3 0 1 3 13
1983-84 28 NJN NBA SG 11 387 71 171 .415 0 1 .000 71 170 .418 .415 25 48 .521 7 19 26 41 20 1 22 38 167
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 3 3 132 29 55 .527 0 3 .000 29 52 .558 .527 11 19 .579 5 7 12 10 6 3 9 14 69
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 3 1 20 1 5 .200 0 2 .000 1 3 .333 .200 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 3 2
Career NBA 35 4 1090 232 483 .480 1 11 .091 231 472 .489 .481 81 139 .583 40 64 104 104 56 5 71 89 546
3 seasons NJN NBA 16 3 556 106 242 .438 0 5 .000 106 237 .447 .438 37 69 .536 13 27 40 60 29 4 32 55 249
3 seasons KCK NBA 16 514 125 236 .530 1 4 .250 124 232 .534 .532 44 70 .629 27 35 62 43 26 0 36 31 295
1 season BOS NBA 3 1 20 1 5 .200 0 2 .000 1 3 .333 .200 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 3 2

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
1978-79 23 KCK NBA SG 5 33.6 7.8 15.2 .513 7.8 15.2 .513 5.4 7.6 .711 1.6 2.0 3.6 1.8 2.0 0.0 2.0 2.6 21.0
1979-80 24 KCK NBA SG 3 37.3 10.0 20.7 .484 0.0 1.0 .000 10.0 19.7 .508 2.0 4.7 .429 3.7 4.0 7.7 2.3 1.3 0.0 2.0 1.7 22.0
1980-81 25 KCK NBA SG 8 29.3 7.0 12.3 .571 0.1 0.1 1.000 6.9 12.1 .567 1.4 2.3 .611 1.0 1.6 2.6 3.4 1.5 0.0 2.5 1.6 15.5
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 2 18.5 3.0 8.0 .375 0.0 0.5 .000 3.0 7.5 .400 0.5 1.0 .500 0.5 0.5 1.0 4.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 1.5 6.5
1983-84 28 NJN NBA SG 11 35.2 6.5 15.5 .415 0.0 0.1 .000 6.5 15.5 .418 2.3 4.4 .521 0.6 1.7 2.4 3.7 1.8 0.1 2.0 3.5 15.2
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 3 3 44.0 9.7 18.3 .527 0.0 1.0 .000 9.7 17.3 .558 3.7 6.3 .579 1.7 2.3 4.0 3.3 2.0 1.0 3.0 4.7 23.0
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 3 1 6.7 0.3 1.7 .200 0.0 0.7 .000 0.3 1.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.0 1.0 0.7
Career NBA 35 4 31.1 6.6 13.8 .480 0.0 0.4 .091 6.6 13.5 .489 2.3 4.0 .583 1.1 1.8 3.0 3.0 1.6 0.1 2.0 2.5 15.6
3 seasons NJN NBA 16 3 34.8 6.6 15.1 .438 0.0 0.3 .000 6.6 14.8 .447 2.3 4.3 .536 0.8 1.7 2.5 3.8 1.8 0.3 2.0 3.4 15.6
3 seasons KCK NBA 16 32.1 7.8 14.8 .530 0.1 0.4 .250 7.8 14.5 .534 2.8 4.4 .629 1.7 2.2 3.9 2.7 1.6 0.0 2.3 1.9 18.4
1 season BOS NBA 3 1 6.7 0.3 1.7 .200 0.0 0.7 .000 0.3 1.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.0 1.0 0.7

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
1978-79 23 KCK NBA SG 5 168 8.4 16.3 .513 8.4 16.3 .513 5.8 8.1 .711 1.7 2.1 3.9 1.9 2.1 0.0 2.1 2.8 22.5
1979-80 24 KCK NBA SG 3 112 9.6 19.9 .484 0.0 1.0 .000 9.6 19.0 .508 1.9 4.5 .429 3.5 3.9 7.4 2.3 1.3 0.0 1.9 1.6 21.2
1980-81 25 KCK NBA SG 8 234 8.6 15.1 .571 0.2 0.2 1.000 8.5 14.9 .567 1.7 2.8 .611 1.2 2.0 3.2 4.2 1.8 0.0 3.1 2.0 19.1
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 2 37 5.8 15.6 .375 0.0 1.0 .000 5.8 14.6 .400 1.0 1.9 .500 1.0 1.0 1.9 8.8 2.9 0.0 1.0 2.9 12.6
1983-84 28 NJN NBA SG 11 387 6.6 15.9 .415 0.0 0.1 .000 6.6 15.8 .418 2.3 4.5 .521 0.7 1.8 2.4 3.8 1.9 0.1 2.0 3.5 15.5
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 3 3 132 7.9 15.0 .527 0.0 0.8 .000 7.9 14.2 .558 3.0 5.2 .579 1.4 1.9 3.3 2.7 1.6 0.8 2.5 3.8 18.8
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 3 1 20 1.8 9.0 .200 0.0 3.6 .000 1.8 5.4 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 3.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 5.4 5.4 3.6
Career NBA 35 4 1090 7.7 16.0 .480 0.0 0.4 .091 7.6 15.6 .489 2.7 4.6 .583 1.3 2.1 3.4 3.4 1.8 0.2 2.3 2.9 18.0
3 seasons NJN NBA 16 3 556 6.9 15.7 .438 0.0 0.3 .000 6.9 15.3 .447 2.4 4.5 .536 0.8 1.7 2.6 3.9 1.9 0.3 2.1 3.6 16.1
3 seasons KCK NBA 16 514 8.8 16.5 .530 0.1 0.4 .250 8.7 16.2 .534 3.1 4.9 .629 1.9 2.5 4.3 3.0 1.8 0.0 2.5 2.2 20.7
1 season BOS NBA 3 1 20 1.8 9.0 .200 0.0 3.6 .000 1.8 5.4 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 3.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 5.4 5.4 3.6

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
1978-79 23 KCK NBA SG 5 168 10.4 20.3 .513 10.4 20.3 .513 7.2 10.2 .711 2.1 2.7 4.8 2.4 2.7 0.0 2.7 3.5 28.1 114 101
1979-80 24 KCK NBA SG 3 112 13.5 27.8 .484 0.0 1.3 .000 13.5 26.5 .508 2.7 6.3 .429 4.9 5.4 10.3 3.1 1.8 0.0 2.7 2.2 29.6 103 108
1980-81 25 KCK NBA SG 8 234 12.5 22.0 .571 0.2 0.2 1.000 12.3 21.7 .567 2.5 4.0 .611 1.8 2.9 4.7 6.1 2.7 0.0 4.5 2.9 27.8 104 104
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 2 37 8.0 21.3 .375 0.0 1.3 .000 8.0 19.9 .400 1.3 2.7 .500 1.3 1.3 2.7 12.0 4.0 0.0 1.3 4.0 17.3 104 113
1983-84 28 NJN NBA SG 11 387 8.9 21.5 .415 0.0 0.1 .000 8.9 21.4 .418 3.1 6.0 .521 0.9 2.4 3.3 5.2 2.5 0.1 2.8 4.8 21.0 94 104
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 3 3 132 10.7 20.3 .527 0.0 1.1 .000 10.7 19.2 .558 4.1 7.0 .579 1.8 2.6 4.4 3.7 2.2 1.1 3.3 5.2 25.4 107 118
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 3 1 20 2.6 12.9 .200 0.0 5.2 .000 2.6 7.8 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2 5.2 2.6 2.6 2.6 7.8 7.8 5.2 31 105
Career NBA 35 4 1090 10.4 21.7 .480 0.1 0.6 .091 10.4 21.2 .489 3.6 6.3 .583 1.8 2.9 4.7 4.7 2.5 0.2 3.2 4.0 24.6 102 106
3 seasons NJN NBA 16 3 556 9.3 21.2 .438 0.0 0.4 .000 9.3 20.8 .447 3.2 6.0 .536 1.1 2.4 3.5 5.3 2.5 0.4 2.8 4.8 21.8 98 108
3 seasons KCK NBA 16 514 12.0 22.6 .530 0.1 0.6 .250 11.9 22.2 .534 4.2 6.7 .629 2.6 3.4 5.9 4.1 2.5 0.0 3.5 3.0 28.3 107 104
1 season BOS NBA 3 1 20 2.6 12.9 .200 0.0 5.2 .000 2.6 7.8 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2 5.2 2.6 2.6 2.6 7.8 7.8 5.2 31 105

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
1978-79 23 KCK NBA SG 5 168 19.3 .566 .500 4.4 6.9 5.5 9.5 2.7 0.0 9.7 23.0 0.4 0.2 0.7 .186
1979-80 24 KCK NBA SG 3 112 19.0 .484 .048 .226 9.9 12.3 11.0 10.4 1.8 0.0 8.1 27.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 .086
1980-81 25 KCK NBA SG 8 234 18.8 .585 .010 .184 4.0 6.6 5.2 22.2 2.7 0.0 15.9 24.6 0.3 0.3 0.5 .111
1982-83 27 NJN NBA SG 2 37 14.4 .385 .063 .125 3.0 3.3 3.1 34.1 4.0 0.0 5.6 19.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 .046
1983-84 28 NJN NBA SG 11 387 10.1 .435 .006 .281 1.9 6.0 3.8 17.7 2.5 0.2 10.3 22.5 -0.3 0.6 0.3 .040
1985-86 30 NJN NBA SG 3 132 14.4 .545 .055 .345 4.2 6.9 5.4 12.6 2.2 1.4 12.4 22.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 .040
1988-89 33 BOS NBA SG 3 20 -5.7 .200 .400 .000 0.0 11.5 5.8 6.9 2.6 3.1 37.5 17.9 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.289
Career NBA 35 1090 14.7 .502 .023 .288 3.8 7.0 5.3 16.4 2.5 0.3 11.5 23.3 0.5 1.2 1.7 .077
3 seasons NJN NBA 16 556 11.4 .457 .021 .285 2.5 6.1 4.1 17.6 2.5 0.5 10.5 22.3 -0.2 0.6 0.5 .040
3 seasons KCK NBA 16 514 19.0 .553 .017 .297 5.4 7.9 6.6 15.5 2.5 0.0 11.9 24.7 0.8 0.5 1.4 .130
1 season BOS NBA 3 20 -5.7 .200 .400 .000 0.0 11.5 5.8 6.9 2.6 3.1 37.5 17.9 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.289

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1978-79 23 KCK NBA SG 1 0 14:00 4 6 .667 1 2 .500 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 9
1979-80 24 KCK NBA SG 1 0 14:00 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2
1980-81 25 KCK NBA SG 1 0 12:00 0 3 .000 0 0 1 2 .500 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
1983-84 28 NJN NBA SG 1 0 12:00 1 5 .200 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
Career NBA 4 0 52 6 16 .375 0 0 2 4 .500 4 6 2 3 0 3 3 14

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 12 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Otis Birdsong 8.8 8.6 8.2 5.2 4.5 4.2 4.2 3.2 1.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Jon McGlocklin 88.8 8.9 8.2 7.9 5.8 5.2 3.8 3.4 1.8 1.1 0.9 0.2
Doug Christie 87.9 8.9 8.7 8.6 7.0 5.7 5.1 4.2 4.0 1.4 1.4 0.1 -0.3
Brian Taylor 87.8 8.3 7.9 7.1 5.6 5.3 4.8 3.6 2.3 1.8 0.1
Paul Pressey 87.4 9.8 9.6 7.1 5.5 4.8 3.8 3.2 3.0 2.0 0.3 0.1
Avery Johnson 87.3 9.1 8.0 6.7 6.3 5.2 4.1 3.9 3.4 1.6 1.3 0.5 0.3
Sleepy Floyd 86.2 10.0 7.7 7.5 6.3 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.1 2.2 1.0 0.9 -0.4
Alvin Robertson 85.8 8.6 7.7 7.5 5.8 5.3 4.4 3.6 3.4 3.1 2.8
Lucius Allen 85.2 8.2 7.6 7.6 4.9 3.9 3.6 2.2 2.1 1.9 0.1
Michael Adams 85.2 8.3 7.5 6.9 6.3 5.3 4.6 3.1 2.7 1.6 0.8 -0.1
Kenny Smith 85.0 9.0 8.2 6.1 6.1 5.1 4.1 2.9 2.6 2.2 0.6
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Otis Birdsong 8.8 8.6 8.2 5.2 4.5 4.2 4.2 3.2 1.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Jon McGlocklin 88.8 8.9 8.2 7.9 5.8 5.2 3.8 3.4 1.8 1.1 0.9 0.2
Brian Taylor 87.8 8.3 7.9 7.1 5.6 5.3 4.8 3.6 2.3 1.8 0.1
Paul Pressey 87.4 9.8 9.6 7.1 5.5 4.8 3.8 3.2 3.0 2.0 0.3 0.1
Darrell Armstrong 87.0 8.7 8.0 7.6 6.4 5.3 4.9 3.2 2.5 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0
Doug Christie 86.6 8.9 8.7 8.6 7.0 5.7 5.1 4.2 4.0 1.4 1.4 0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.3
Sleepy Floyd 86.0 10.0 7.7 7.5 6.3 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.1 2.2 1.0 0.9 -0.2 -0.4
Alvin Robertson 85.8 8.6 7.7 7.5 5.8 5.3 4.4 3.6 3.4 3.1 2.8
Lucius Allen 85.2 8.2 7.6 7.6 4.9 3.9 3.6 2.2 2.1 1.9 0.1
Michael Adams 85.2 8.3 7.5 6.9 6.3 5.3 4.6 3.1 2.7 1.6 0.8 -0.1
Kenny Smith 85.0 9.0 8.2 6.1 6.1 5.1 4.1 2.9 2.6 2.2 0.6

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
1973-74 18 HOUSTON 26 673 154 312 64 92 110 372 .494 .696 25.9 14.3 4.2
1974-75 19 HOUSTON 26 965 268 460 104 143 122 640 .583 .727 37.1 24.6 4.7
1975-76 20 HOUSTON 28 1082 302 582 126 191 176 730 .519 .660 38.6 26.1 6.3
1976-77 21 HOUSTON 36 1342 452 794 186 249 159 1090 .569 .747 37.3 30.3 4.4
Career 116 4062 1176 2148 480 675 567 2832 .547 .711 35.0 24.4 4.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Weekly & Monthly Awards

Player of the Week: 1 time (Show/Hide)

Honors
1976-77 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)
1980-81 NBA All-NBA (2nd)

MVP Award Shares
1980-81 NBA 0.010 (17)
Career 0.010 (167)

Games
1978-79 NBA 82 (1)
1979-80 NBA 82 (2)

Field Goals
1978-79 NBA 741 (9)
1979-80 NBA 781 (4)

Field Goal Attempts
1978-79 NBA 1456 (8)
1979-80 NBA 1546 (6)

Field Goals Missed
1978-79 NBA 715 (10)
1979-80 NBA 765 (9)

Points
1979-80 NBA 1858 (9)

Field Goal Pct
Career NBA .506 (89)
Career .506 (93)

Points Per Game
1979-80 NBA 22.7 (9)
1980-81 NBA 24.6 (6)

Turnover Pct
1979-80 NBA 9.4 (4)
Career NBA 11.2 (84)
Career 11.2 (97)

Usage Pct
Career NBA 24.5 (82)
Career 24.5 (95)

Offensive Box Plus/Minus
1980-81 NBA 3.3 (7)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.044 (186)

NBA Elo Player Rating
290th (overall) as of Dec 26, 2014, 4:04AM

Transactions

September 10, 1976: Traded by the New York Nets (as a future 1977 1st round draft pick) with Jim Eakins, Brian Taylor and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Phil Ford was later selected) to the Kansas City Kings for Tiny Archibald.

June 10, 1977: Drafted by the Kansas City Kings in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

June 8, 1981: Traded by the Kansas City Kings with a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Steve Lingenfelter was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Cliff Robinson.

August 31, 1988: Waived by the New Jersey Nets.

March 29, 1989: Signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.

April 10, 1989: Signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 New Jersey Nets NBA $1,100,000
1987-88 New Jersey Nets NBA $500,000
Career (may be incomplete) $1,600,000

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