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Al Cervi

Alfred Nicholas Cervi (Digger)

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11 ▪ Weight: 170 lbs.
Born: February 12, 1917 in Buffalo, New York
Died: November 9, 2009
High School: East in Buffalo, New York
NBA Debut: November 3, 1949
NBL Career: 187 G, 2326 PTS, 12.4 PPG (Full Record)
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1985 (Full List)
As Coach: 9 Yrs, 326-241, .575 W-L% (Full Record)

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
1949-50 32 SYR NBA PG 56 143 431 .332 143 431 .332 287 346 .829 264 223 573
1950-51 33 SYR NBA PG 53 132 346 .382 132 346 .382 194 237 .819 152 208 180 458
1951-52 34 SYR NBA PG 55 850 99 280 .354 99 280 .354 219 248 .883 87 148 176 417
1952-53 35 SYR NBA PG 38 301 31 71 .437 31 71 .437 81 100 .810 22 28 90 143
Career NBA 202 1151 405 1128 .359 405 1128 .359 781 931 .839 261 648 669 1591

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
1949-50 32 SYR NBA PG 56 2.6 7.7 .332 2.6 7.7 .332 5.1 6.2 .829 4.7 4.0 10.2
1950-51 33 SYR NBA PG 53 2.5 6.5 .382 2.5 6.5 .382 3.7 4.5 .819 2.9 3.9 3.4 8.6
1951-52 34 SYR NBA PG 55 15.5 1.8 5.1 .354 1.8 5.1 .354 4.0 4.5 .883 1.6 2.7 3.2 7.6
1952-53 35 SYR NBA PG 38 7.9 0.8 1.9 .437 0.8 1.9 .437 2.1 2.6 .810 0.6 0.7 2.4 3.8
Career NBA 202 12.4 2.0 5.6 .359 2.0 5.6 .359 3.9 4.6 .839 1.8 3.2 3.3 7.9

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
1949-50 32 SYR NBA PG 56 .332 .332 .829
1950-51 33 SYR NBA PG 53 .382 .382 .819
1951-52 34 SYR NBA PG 55 850 4.2 11.9 .354 4.2 11.9 .354 9.3 10.5 .883 3.7 6.3 7.5 17.7
1952-53 35 SYR NBA PG 38 301 3.7 8.5 .437 3.7 8.5 .437 9.7 12.0 .810 2.6 3.3 10.8 17.1
Career NBA 202 1151 4.1 11.0 .359 12.7 35.3 .359 9.4 10.9 .839 3.4 5.5 8.3 17.5

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
1949-50 32 SYR NBA PG 56 .491 .332 .803 5.9 3.4 9.3
1950-51 33 SYR NBA PG 53 .509 .382 .685 4.2 1.1 5.3
1951-52 34 SYR NBA PG 55 850 21.9 .536 .354 .886 4.1 1.2 5.3 .297
1952-53 35 SYR NBA PG 38 301 18.3 .622 .437 1.408 1.8 0.3 2.1 .339
Career NBA 202 1151 21.0 .517 .359 .825 16.0 5.9 21.9 .308

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
1949-50 32 SYR NBA PG 11 23 68 .338 23 68 .338 38 46 .826 52 36 84
1950-51 33 SYR NBA PG 7 17 56 .304 17 56 .304 44 50 .880 33 38 31 78
1951-52 34 SYR NBA PG 7 88 7 30 .233 7 30 .233 22 23 .957 10 15 23 36
1952-53 35 SYR NBA PG 2 28 3 5 .600 3 5 .600 12 15 .800 0 1 12 18
Career NBA 27 116 50 159 .314 50 159 .314 116 134 .866 43 106 102 216

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
1949-50 32 SYR NBA PG 11 2.1 6.2 .338 2.1 6.2 .338 3.5 4.2 .826 4.7 3.3 7.6
1950-51 33 SYR NBA PG 7 2.4 8.0 .304 2.4 8.0 .304 6.3 7.1 .880 4.7 5.4 4.4 11.1
1951-52 34 SYR NBA PG 7 12.6 1.0 4.3 .233 1.0 4.3 .233 3.1 3.3 .957 1.4 2.1 3.3 5.1
1952-53 35 SYR NBA PG 2 14.0 1.5 2.5 .600 1.5 2.5 .600 6.0 7.5 .800 0.0 0.5 6.0 9.0
Career NBA 27 12.9 1.9 5.9 .314 1.9 5.9 .314 4.3 5.0 .866 2.7 3.9 3.8 8.0

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
1949-50 32 SYR NBA PG 11 .338 .338 .826
1950-51 33 SYR NBA PG 7 .304 .304 .880
1951-52 34 SYR NBA PG 7 88 2.9 12.3 .233 2.9 12.3 .233 9.0 9.4 .957 4.1 6.1 9.4 14.7
1952-53 35 SYR NBA PG 2 28 3.9 6.4 .600 3.9 6.4 .600 15.4 19.3 .800 0.0 1.3 15.4 23.1
Career NBA 27 116 3.1 10.9 .314 15.5 49.3 .314 10.6 11.8 .866 3.1 5.0 10.9 16.8

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
1949-50 32 SYR NBA PG 11 .476 .338 .676 0.7 0.4 1.1
1950-51 33 SYR NBA PG 7 .500 .304 .893 0.6 0.2 0.8
1951-52 34 SYR NBA PG 7 88 13.8 .449 .233 .767 32.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 .088
1952-53 35 SYR NBA PG 2 28 19.3 .776 .600 3.000 10.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 .443
Career NBA 27 116 15.1 .496 .314 .843 27.5 1.6 0.8 2.4 .174

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
Al Cervi 9.3 5.3 5.3 2.1
Flynn Robinson 91.8 9.3 6.7 4.9 2.2
Cuttino Mobley 91.3 8.2 5.7 5.2 2.3
Derek Harper 91.1 9.4 6.2 5.4 1.3
Sam Jones 90.8 8.1 5.9 5.3 2.1
Frankie Brian 90.6 9.2 6.1 5.6 3.0
Fred Scolari 90.4 8.5 5.6 5.4 3.1
Alvin Robertson 90.4 8.6 5.8 5.3 3.1
Derek Anderson 88.0 9.9 5.3 3.3 2.1
Reggie Theus 87.9 9.2 6.9 5.3 3.2
World B. Free 87.7 10.1 6.0 4.6 1.5
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Al Cervi 9.3 5.3 5.3 2.1
Goran Dragic 85.7 10.3 5.7 5.1 2.8 1.0 0.1
John Wall 80.6 7.9 4.5 3.5 2.2
Isaiah Thomas 76.2 7.7 5.0 4.3
John Logan 76.1 9.2 8.3 5.2 4.3 1.0
DeMar DeRozan 76.0 8.8 4.7 3.2 2.5 2.3
Jeff Teague 75.4 6.1 6.0 5.2 1.7 0.6
Mike James 72.9 7.6 5.2 4.3 2.8 1.8 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Drazen Petrovic 72.1 8.4 7.7 2.8 2.5
Josh Childress 71.8 7.6 5.7 5.5 4.6 1.4 0.9 0.1 0.0
Micheal Williams 70.6 9.0 7.6 5.7 5.6 0.7 0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1949-50 NBA All-NBA (2nd)
Free Throws
1949-50 NBA 287 (10)
Assists
1949-50 NBA 264 (4)
Free Throw Pct
1949-50 NBA .830 (3)
1950-51 NBA .819 (9)
1951-52 NBA .883 (2)
Assists Per Game
1949-50 NBA 4.7 (3)
1950-51 NBA 3.9 (7)
True Shooting Pct
1949-50 NBA .491 (3)
Win Shares
1949-50 NBA 9.3 (6)
 

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