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Willie Burton

Willie Ricardo Burton

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: May 26, 1968 in Detroit, Michigan
High School: Saint Martin De Porres in Detroit, Michigan
College: University of Minnesota
Draft: Miami Heat, 1st round (9th pick, 9th overall), 1990 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 2, 1990

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
1990-91 22 MIA NBA SF 76 26 1928 341 773 .441 4 30 .133 337 743 .454 229 293 .782 111 151 262 107 72 24 144 275 915
1991-92 23 MIA NBA SF 68 50 1585 280 622 .450 6 15 .400 274 607 .451 196 245 .800 76 168 244 123 46 37 119 186 762
1992-93 24 MIA NBA SF 26 8 451 54 141 .383 5 15 .333 49 126 .389 91 127 .717 22 48 70 16 13 16 50 58 204
1993-94 25 MIA NBA SF 53 1 697 124 283 .438 3 15 .200 121 268 .451 120 158 .759 50 86 136 39 18 20 54 96 371
1994-95 26 PHI NBA SF 53 31 1564 243 606 .401 106 275 .385 137 331 .414 220 267 .824 49 115 164 96 32 19 122 167 812
1995-96 27 Did Not Play (other pro league—CBA, Italy)
1996-97 28 ATL NBA SF 24 2 380 39 116 .336 13 46 .283 26 70 .371 57 68 .838 11 30 41 11 8 3 26 55 148
1997-98 29 SAS NBA SF 13 0 43 8 21 .381 3 9 .333 5 12 .417 8 12 .667 3 6 9 1 2 2 1 7 27
1998-99 30 CHH NBA SF 3 0 18 1 7 .143 0 1 .000 1 6 .167 2 4 .500 4 2 6 0 0 0 1 2 4
Career NBA 316 118 6666 1090 2569 .424 140 406 .345 950 2163 .439 923 1174 .786 326 606 932 393 191 121 517 846 3243
4 seasons MIA NBA 223 85 4661 799 1819 .439 18 75 .240 781 1744 .448 636 823 .773 259 453 712 285 149 97 367 615 2252
1 season PHI NBA 53 31 1564 243 606 .401 106 275 .385 137 331 .414 220 267 .824 49 115 164 96 32 19 122 167 812
1 season ATL NBA 24 2 380 39 116 .336 13 46 .283 26 70 .371 57 68 .838 11 30 41 11 8 3 26 55 148
1 season SAS NBA 13 0 43 8 21 .381 3 9 .333 5 12 .417 8 12 .667 3 6 9 1 2 2 1 7 27
1 season CHH NBA 3 0 18 1 7 .143 0 1 .000 1 6 .167 2 4 .500 4 2 6 0 0 0 1 2 4

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
1990-91 22 MIA NBA SF 76 26 25.4 4.5 10.2 .441 0.1 0.4 .133 4.4 9.8 .454 3.0 3.9 .782 1.5 2.0 3.4 1.4 0.9 0.3 1.9 3.6 12.0
1991-92 23 MIA NBA SF 68 50 23.3 4.1 9.1 .450 0.1 0.2 .400 4.0 8.9 .451 2.9 3.6 .800 1.1 2.5 3.6 1.8 0.7 0.5 1.8 2.7 11.2
1992-93 24 MIA NBA SF 26 8 17.3 2.1 5.4 .383 0.2 0.6 .333 1.9 4.8 .389 3.5 4.9 .717 0.8 1.8 2.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 1.9 2.2 7.8
1993-94 25 MIA NBA SF 53 1 13.2 2.3 5.3 .438 0.1 0.3 .200 2.3 5.1 .451 2.3 3.0 .759 0.9 1.6 2.6 0.7 0.3 0.4 1.0 1.8 7.0
1994-95 26 PHI NBA SF 53 31 29.5 4.6 11.4 .401 2.0 5.2 .385 2.6 6.2 .414 4.2 5.0 .824 0.9 2.2 3.1 1.8 0.6 0.4 2.3 3.2 15.3
1996-97 28 ATL NBA SF 24 2 15.8 1.6 4.8 .336 0.5 1.9 .283 1.1 2.9 .371 2.4 2.8 .838 0.5 1.3 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 1.1 2.3 6.2
1997-98 29 SAS NBA SF 13 0 3.3 0.6 1.6 .381 0.2 0.7 .333 0.4 0.9 .417 0.6 0.9 .667 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.5 2.1
1998-99 30 CHH NBA SF 3 0 6.0 0.3 2.3 .143 0.0 0.3 .000 0.3 2.0 .167 0.7 1.3 .500 1.3 0.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 1.3
Career NBA 316 118 21.1 3.4 8.1 .424 0.4 1.3 .345 3.0 6.8 .439 2.9 3.7 .786 1.0 1.9 2.9 1.2 0.6 0.4 1.6 2.7 10.3
4 seasons MIA NBA 223 85 20.9 3.6 8.2 .439 0.1 0.3 .240 3.5 7.8 .448 2.9 3.7 .773 1.2 2.0 3.2 1.3 0.7 0.4 1.6 2.8 10.1
1 season PHI NBA 53 31 29.5 4.6 11.4 .401 2.0 5.2 .385 2.6 6.2 .414 4.2 5.0 .824 0.9 2.2 3.1 1.8 0.6 0.4 2.3 3.2 15.3
1 season ATL NBA 24 2 15.8 1.6 4.8 .336 0.5 1.9 .283 1.1 2.9 .371 2.4 2.8 .838 0.5 1.3 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 1.1 2.3 6.2
1 season SAS NBA 13 0 3.3 0.6 1.6 .381 0.2 0.7 .333 0.4 0.9 .417 0.6 0.9 .667 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.5 2.1
1 season CHH NBA 3 0 6.0 0.3 2.3 .143 0.0 0.3 .000 0.3 2.0 .167 0.7 1.3 .500 1.3 0.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 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
1990-91 22 MIA NBA SF 76 26 1928 6.4 14.4 .441 0.1 0.6 .133 6.3 13.9 .454 4.3 5.5 .782 2.1 2.8 4.9 2.0 1.3 0.4 2.7 5.1 17.1
1991-92 23 MIA NBA SF 68 50 1585 6.4 14.1 .450 0.1 0.3 .400 6.2 13.8 .451 4.5 5.6 .800 1.7 3.8 5.5 2.8 1.0 0.8 2.7 4.2 17.3
1992-93 24 MIA NBA SF 26 8 451 4.3 11.3 .383 0.4 1.2 .333 3.9 10.1 .389 7.3 10.1 .717 1.8 3.8 5.6 1.3 1.0 1.3 4.0 4.6 16.3
1993-94 25 MIA NBA SF 53 1 697 6.4 14.6 .438 0.2 0.8 .200 6.2 13.8 .451 6.2 8.2 .759 2.6 4.4 7.0 2.0 0.9 1.0 2.8 5.0 19.2
1994-95 26 PHI NBA SF 53 31 1564 5.6 13.9 .401 2.4 6.3 .385 3.2 7.6 .414 5.1 6.1 .824 1.1 2.6 3.8 2.2 0.7 0.4 2.8 3.8 18.7
1996-97 28 ATL NBA SF 24 2 380 3.7 11.0 .336 1.2 4.4 .283 2.5 6.6 .371 5.4 6.4 .838 1.0 2.8 3.9 1.0 0.8 0.3 2.5 5.2 14.0
1997-98 29 SAS NBA SF 13 0 43 6.7 17.6 .381 2.5 7.5 .333 4.2 10.0 .417 6.7 10.0 .667 2.5 5.0 7.5 0.8 1.7 1.7 0.8 5.9 22.6
1998-99 30 CHH NBA SF 3 0 18 2.0 14.0 .143 0.0 2.0 .000 2.0 12.0 .167 4.0 8.0 .500 8.0 4.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 8.0
Career NBA 316 118 6666 5.9 13.9 .424 0.8 2.2 .345 5.1 11.7 .439 5.0 6.3 .786 1.8 3.3 5.0 2.1 1.0 0.7 2.8 4.6 17.5
4 seasons MIA NBA 223 85 4661 6.2 14.0 .439 0.1 0.6 .240 6.0 13.5 .448 4.9 6.4 .773 2.0 3.5 5.5 2.2 1.2 0.7 2.8 4.8 17.4
1 season PHI NBA 53 31 1564 5.6 13.9 .401 2.4 6.3 .385 3.2 7.6 .414 5.1 6.1 .824 1.1 2.6 3.8 2.2 0.7 0.4 2.8 3.8 18.7
1 season ATL NBA 24 2 380 3.7 11.0 .336 1.2 4.4 .283 2.5 6.6 .371 5.4 6.4 .838 1.0 2.8 3.9 1.0 0.8 0.3 2.5 5.2 14.0
1 season SAS NBA 13 0 43 6.7 17.6 .381 2.5 7.5 .333 4.2 10.0 .417 6.7 10.0 .667 2.5 5.0 7.5 0.8 1.7 1.7 0.8 5.9 22.6
1 season CHH NBA 3 0 18 2.0 14.0 .143 0.0 2.0 .000 2.0 12.0 .167 4.0 8.0 .500 8.0 4.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 8.0

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
1990-91 22 MIA NBA SF 76 1928 11.5 .507 .444 .379 .039 6.3 8.9 7.6 8.5 1.8 0.8 13.8 22.1 101 110 0.5 1.6 2.1 .052
1991-92 23 MIA NBA SF 68 1585 13.5 .522 .455 .394 .024 5.3 12.0 8.6 12.0 1.4 1.4 14.0 22.4 104 111 1.0 1.0 2.0 .062
1992-93 24 MIA NBA SF 26 451 10.3 .518 .401 .901 .106 5.5 12.5 8.9 5.4 1.5 2.4 20.3 23.7 94 109 -0.3 0.4 0.1 .012
1993-94 25 MIA NBA SF 53 697 15.6 .526 .443 .558 .053 8.1 14.0 11.1 8.9 1.3 2.0 13.3 25.1 107 107 0.9 0.7 1.6 .113
1994-95 26 PHI NBA SF 53 1564 13.9 .561 .488 .441 .454 3.6 8.6 6.1 10.4 1.1 0.9 14.4 24.1 109 113 1.9 0.6 2.6 .079
1996-97 28 ATL NBA SF 24 380 8.6 .507 .392 .586 .397 3.5 9.2 6.4 4.8 1.2 0.6 15.1 21.3 100 106 0.1 0.4 0.5 .060
1997-98 29 SAS NBA SF 13 43 21.4 .514 .452 .571 .429 8.6 15.1 12.1 4.3 2.5 3.3 3.7 29.8 112 96 0.1 0.1 0.2 .229
1998-99 30 CHH NBA SF 3 18 0.6 .228 .143 .571 .143 27.4 12.6 19.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.2 25.7 69 108 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.193
Career NBA 316 6666 12.7 .526 .452 .457 .158 5.5 10.4 7.9 9.4 1.4 1.2 14.4 23.1 104 110 4.2 4.9 9.1 .065
4 seasons MIA NBA 223 4661 12.6 .516 .444 .452 .041 6.2 11.1 8.6 9.5 1.6 1.3 14.4 22.8 103 110 2.2 3.7 5.9 .061
1 season PHI NBA 53 1564 13.9 .561 .488 .441 .454 3.6 8.6 6.1 10.4 1.1 0.9 14.4 24.1 109 113 1.9 0.6 2.6 .079
1 season ATL NBA 24 380 8.6 .507 .392 .586 .397 3.5 9.2 6.4 4.8 1.2 0.6 15.1 21.3 100 106 0.1 0.4 0.5 .060
1 season SAS NBA 13 43 21.4 .514 .452 .571 .429 8.6 15.1 12.1 4.3 2.5 3.3 3.7 29.8 112 96 0.1 0.1 0.2 .229
1 season CHH NBA 3 18 0.6 .228 .143 .571 .143 27.4 12.6 19.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.2 25.7 69 108 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.193

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
1993-94 25 MIA NBA SF 2 0 11 1 4 .250 0 2 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Career NBA 2 0 11 1 4 .250 0 2 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
1 season MIA NBA 2 0 11 1 4 .250 0 2 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
1993-94 25 MIA NBA SF 2 0 5.5 0.5 2.0 .250 0.0 1.0 .000 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 1.0
Career NBA 2 0 5.5 0.5 2.0 .250 0.0 1.0 .000 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 1.0
1 season MIA NBA 2 0 5.5 0.5 2.0 .250 0.0 1.0 .000 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 1.0

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
1993-94 25 MIA NBA SF 2 0 11 3.3 13.1 .250 0.0 6.5 .000 3.3 6.5 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3 9.8 6.5
Career NBA 2 0 11 3.3 13.1 .250 0.0 6.5 .000 3.3 6.5 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3 9.8 6.5
1 season MIA NBA 2 0 11 3.3 13.1 .250 0.0 6.5 .000 3.3 6.5 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3 9.8 6.5

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
1993-94 25 MIA NBA SF 2 11 -11.2 .250 .250 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 20.2 46 116 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.290
Career NBA 2 11 -11.2 .250 .250 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 20.2 46 116 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.290
1 season MIA NBA 2 11 -11.2 .250 .250 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 20.2 46 116 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.290

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Willie Burton 2.6 2.1 2.0 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1
Mark Acres 89.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 0.9 0.3
McCoy McLemore 87.4 2.7 2.1 1.8 1.7 0.7 0.4 0.4 -0.3
Shellie McMillon 86.5 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.7
Tony Massenburg 84.0 2.8 2.2 1.8 1.7 1.3 0.4 0.2 -0.1
Shelden Williams 82.0 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.2 0.5
Jarvis Hayes 80.6 2.9 2.1 1.7 1.5 0.8 0.7 0.5
Don Barksdale 80.5 3.1 2.3 2.2 1.5
David Wood 80.3 2.8 2.3 2.2 1.3 1.0 0.5 0.0
Tom Hammonds 80.2 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.5
Lamar Green 80.0 2.4 2.0 1.9 0.5 0.4 0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Willie Burton 2.6 2.1 2.0 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1
Mark Acres 89.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 0.9 0.3
McCoy McLemore 87.4 2.7 2.1 1.8 1.7 0.7 0.4 0.4 -0.3
Shellie McMillon 86.5 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.7
Shelden Williams 82.0 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.2 0.5
Jarvis Hayes 80.6 2.9 2.1 1.7 1.5 0.8 0.7 0.5
Don Barksdale 80.5 3.1 2.3 2.2 1.5
David Wood 80.3 2.8 2.3 2.2 1.3 1.0 0.5 0.0
Lamar Green 80.0 2.4 2.0 1.9 0.5 0.4 0.2
Ira Newble 78.9 3.3 2.3 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1
Jason Smith 78.6 2.2 1.7 1.6 1.5 0.7

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
1986-87 18 MINNESOTA 28 674 96 211 3 11 48 74 118 30 12 19 55 87 243 .455 .273 .649 24.1 8.7 4.2 1.1
1987-88 19 MINNESOTA 28 751 142 275 3 10 97 136 158 57 18 18 66 86 384 .516 .300 .713 26.8 13.7 5.6 2.0
1988-89 20 MINNESOTA 30 922 198 374 24 60 137 172 224 61 36 17 74 91 557 .529 .400 .797 30.7 18.6 7.5 2.0
1989-90 21 MINNESOTA 32 1001 210 405 52 136 144 187 205 58 37 25 87 91 616 .519 .382 .770 31.3 19.3 6.4 1.8
Career 118 3348 646 1265 82 217 426 569 705 206 103 79 282 355 1800 .511 .378 .749 28.4 15.3 6.0 1.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1990-91 NBA All-Rookie (2nd)

Transactions

September 3, 1986: Traded by the Washington Bullets (as a future 1990 1st round draft pick) to the Dallas Mavericks for Jay Vincent.

June 21, 1990: Traded by the Dallas Mavericks (as a future 1990 1st round draft pick) with a 1991 1st round draft pick (LaBradford Smith was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Fat Lever.

June 22, 1990: Traded by the Denver Nuggets (as a future 1990 1st round draft pick) with a 1990 1st round draft pick (Dave Jamerson was later selected) to the Miami Heat for a 1990 1st round draft pick (Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was later selected).

June 27, 1990: Drafted by the Miami Heat in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1990 NBA Draft.

November 3, 1994: Waived by the Miami Heat.

November 8, 1994: Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.

September 12, 1996: Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks.

October 28, 1996: Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

November 14, 1996: Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks.

January 7, 1997: Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

February 24, 1998: Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the San Antonio Spurs.

March 16, 1998: Signed a contract for the rest of the season with the San Antonio Spurs

February 28, 1999: Signed as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets.

March 8, 1999: Waived by the Charlotte Hornets.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1990-91 Miami Heat NBA $2,000,000
1991-92 Miami Heat NBA $1,402,000
1992-93 Miami Heat NBA $802,000
1993-94 Miami Heat NBA $1,002,000
1994-95 Miami Heat NBA $1,052,000
1994-95 Philadelphia 76ers NBA $150,000
1996-97 Atlanta Hawks NBA $247,500
Career (may be incomplete) $6,655,500

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