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Bob Christian

Bob Christian (Bobby)

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 255 lbs.
Born: May 11, 1946
College: Grambling State University
Draft: Atlanta Hawks, 8th round (10th pick, 109th overall), 1969 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 21, 1970 ▪ ABA Debut: October 19, 1969

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
1969-70 23 TOT ABA C 2 11 1 3 .333 0 0 1 3 .333 0 0 1 2 3 0 3 3 2
1969-70 23 DLC ABA C 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0
1969-70 23 NYA ABA C 1 4 1 3 .333 0 0 1 3 .333 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 2
1970-71 24 ATL NBA C 54 524 55 127 .433 55 127 .433 40 64 .625 177 30 118 150
1971-72 25 ATL NBA C 56 485 66 142 .465 66 142 .465 44 61 .721 181 28 77 176
1972-73 26 ATL NBA C 55 759 85 155 .548 85 155 .548 60 79 .759 305 47 111 230
1973-74 27 PHO NBA C 81 1244 140 288 .486 140 288 .486 106 151 .702 85 254 339 98 19 32 191 386
Career TOT 248 3023 347 715 .485 0 0 347 715 .485 250 355 .704 86 256 1005 203 19 32 3 500 944
NBA 246 3012 346 712 .486 346 712 .486 250 355 .704 85 254 1002 203 19 32 497 942
ABA 2 11 1 3 .333 0 0 1 3 .333 0 0 1 2 3 0 3 3 2
3 seasons ATL NBA 165 1768 206 424 .486 206 424 .486 144 204 .706 663 105 306 556
1 season PHO NBA 81 1244 140 288 .486 140 288 .486 106 151 .702 85 254 339 98 19 32 191 386
1 season DLC ABA 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0
1 season NYA ABA 1 4 1 3 .333 0 0 1 3 .333 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 2

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
1969-70 23 TOT ABA C 2 5.5 0.5 1.5 .333 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 .333 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.0
1969-70 23 DLC ABA C 1 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0
1969-70 23 NYA ABA C 1 4.0 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 2.0
1970-71 24 ATL NBA C 54 9.7 1.0 2.4 .433 1.0 2.4 .433 0.7 1.2 .625 3.3 0.6 2.2 2.8
1971-72 25 ATL NBA C 56 8.7 1.2 2.5 .465 1.2 2.5 .465 0.8 1.1 .721 3.2 0.5 1.4 3.1
1972-73 26 ATL NBA C 55 13.8 1.5 2.8 .548 1.5 2.8 .548 1.1 1.4 .759 5.5 0.9 2.0 4.2
1973-74 27 PHO NBA C 81 15.4 1.7 3.6 .486 1.7 3.6 .486 1.3 1.9 .702 1.0 3.1 4.2 1.2 0.2 0.4 2.4 4.8
Career TOT 248 12.2 1.4 2.9 .485 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.9 .485 1.0 1.4 .704 1.0 3.1 4.1 0.8 0.2 0.4 1.5 2.0 3.8
NBA 246 12.2 1.4 2.9 .486 1.4 2.9 .486 1.0 1.4 .704 1.0 3.1 4.1 0.8 0.2 0.4 2.0 3.8
ABA 2 5.5 0.5 1.5 .333 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 .333 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.0
3 seasons ATL NBA 165 10.7 1.2 2.6 .486 1.2 2.6 .486 0.9 1.2 .706 4.0 0.6 1.9 3.4
1 season PHO NBA 81 15.4 1.7 3.6 .486 1.7 3.6 .486 1.3 1.9 .702 1.0 3.1 4.2 1.2 0.2 0.4 2.4 4.8
1 season NYA ABA 1 4.0 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 2.0
1 season DLC ABA 1 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0

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
1969-70 23 TOT ABA C 2 11 3.3 9.8 .333 0.0 0.0 3.3 9.8 .333 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.5 9.8 0.0 9.8 9.8 6.5
1969-70 23 DLC ABA C 1 7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 5.1 0.0 5.1 10.3 0.0
1969-70 23 NYA ABA C 1 4 9.0 27.0 .333 0.0 0.0 9.0 27.0 .333 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 18.0
1970-71 24 ATL NBA C 54 524 3.8 8.7 .433 3.8 8.7 .433 2.7 4.4 .625 12.2 2.1 8.1 10.3
1971-72 25 ATL NBA C 56 485 4.9 10.5 .465 4.9 10.5 .465 3.3 4.5 .721 13.4 2.1 5.7 13.1
1972-73 26 ATL NBA C 55 759 4.0 7.4 .548 4.0 7.4 .548 2.8 3.7 .759 14.5 2.2 5.3 10.9
1973-74 27 PHO NBA C 81 1244 4.1 8.3 .486 4.1 8.3 .486 3.1 4.4 .702 2.5 7.4 9.8 2.8 0.5 0.9 5.5 11.2
Career TOT 248 3023 4.1 8.5 .485 0.0 0.0 4.1 8.5 .485 3.0 4.2 .704 2.5 7.3 12.0 2.4 0.5 0.9 9.8 6.0 11.2
NBA 246 3012 4.1 8.5 .486 4.1 8.5 .486 3.0 4.2 .704 2.5 7.4 12.0 2.4 0.5 0.9 5.9 11.3
ABA 2 11 3.3 9.8 .333 0.0 0.0 3.3 9.8 .333 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.5 9.8 0.0 9.8 9.8 6.5
3 seasons ATL NBA 165 1768 4.2 8.6 .486 4.2 8.6 .486 2.9 4.2 .706 13.5 2.1 6.2 11.3
1 season PHO NBA 81 1244 4.1 8.3 .486 4.1 8.3 .486 3.1 4.4 .702 2.5 7.4 9.8 2.8 0.5 0.9 5.5 11.2
1 season NYA ABA 1 4 9.0 27.0 .333 0.0 0.0 9.0 27.0 .333 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 9.0 18.0
1 season DLC ABA 1 7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 5.1 0.0 5.1 10.3 0.0

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
1969-70 23 TOT ABA C 2 11 -11.5 .333 .333 .000 .000 12.7 0.0 50.0 20.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.061
1969-70 23 DLC ABA C 1 7 -10.3 6.2 0.0 100.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 .019
1969-70 23 NYA ABA C 1 4 -13.8 .333 .333 .000 .000 24.0 0.0 40.0 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.199
1970-71 24 ATL NBA C 54 524 9.4 .483 .433 .504 15.3 7.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 .042
1971-72 25 ATL NBA C 56 485 14.0 .521 .465 .430 18.2 7.7 0.5 0.4 0.9 .092
1972-73 26 ATL NBA C 55 759 14.5 .606 .548 .510 19.2 7.5 1.6 0.9 2.4 .154
1973-74 27 PHO NBA C 81 1244 11.7 .545 .486 .524 7.0 20.5 13.8 10.0 0.7 1.3 101 1.0 0.8 1.9 .072
Career TOT 248 3023 12.3 .542 .485 .497 .000 7.0 20.5 16.1 8.5 0.7 1.3 50.0 20.4 101 3.3 2.3 5.7 .090
NBA 246 3012 12.4 .543 .486 .499 7.0 20.5 16.1 8.5 0.7 1.3 101 3.3 2.3 5.7 .091
ABA 2 11 -11.5 .333 .333 .000 .000 12.7 0.0 50.0 20.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.061
3 seasons ATL NBA 165 1768 12.9 .541 .486 .481 17.7 7.5 2.3 1.5 3.8 .104
1 season PHO NBA 81 1244 11.7 .545 .486 .524 7.0 20.5 13.8 10.0 0.7 1.3 101 1.0 0.8 1.9 .072
1 season DLC ABA 1 7 -10.3 6.2 0.0 100.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 .019
1 season NYA ABA 1 4 -13.8 .333 .333 .000 .000 24.0 0.0 40.0 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.199

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
1971-72 25 ATL NBA C 6 34 3 8 .375 3 8 .375 1 1 1.000 7 0 10 7
Career NBA 6 34 3 8 .375 3 8 .375 1 1 1.000 7 0 10 7
1 season ATL NBA 6 34 3 8 .375 3 8 .375 1 1 1.000 7 0 10 7

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
1971-72 25 ATL NBA C 6 5.7 0.5 1.3 .375 0.5 1.3 .375 0.2 0.2 1.000 1.2 0.0 1.7 1.2
Career NBA 6 5.7 0.5 1.3 .375 0.5 1.3 .375 0.2 0.2 1.000 1.2 0.0 1.7 1.2
1 season ATL NBA 6 5.7 0.5 1.3 .375 0.5 1.3 .375 0.2 0.2 1.000 1.2 0.0 1.7 1.2

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
1971-72 25 ATL NBA C 6 34 3.2 8.5 .375 3.2 8.5 .375 1.1 1.1 1.000 7.4 0.0 10.6 7.4
Career NBA 6 34 3.2 8.5 .375 3.2 8.5 .375 1.1 1.1 1.000 7.4 0.0 10.6 7.4
1 season ATL NBA 6 34 3.2 8.5 .375 3.2 8.5 .375 1.1 1.1 1.000 7.4 0.0 10.6 7.4

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
1971-72 25 ATL NBA C 6 34 1.6 .415 .375 .125 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.021
Career NBA 6 34 1.6 .415 .375 .125 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.021
1 season ATL NBA 6 34 1.6 .415 .375 .125 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.021

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Bob Christian 2.4 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.0
Predrag Drobnjak 89.6 2.4 1.6 1.0 0.7
Calvin Booth 89.0 2.2 2.1 0.8 0.5 0.1
George Nostrand 83.0 2.0 2.0 1.3 0.4
Ed Kalafat 80.9 2.6 2.1 0.7
Charlie Tyra 80.9 2.3 1.5 1.1 0.2 -0.2
Mark West 78.3 3.1 1.9 1.1 0.9 -0.1
Hasheem Thabeet 78.1 2.2 2.0 0.3 0.3
Stanley Roberts 76.4 3.2 2.1 0.7 0.5 -0.1
Mikki Moore 76.0 2.8 2.2 0.6 0.1 0.1
Luther Rackley 75.4 1.9 1.8 1.3 0.8 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bob Christian 2.4 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.0
Predrag Drobnjak 89.6 2.4 1.6 1.0 0.7
George Nostrand 83.0 2.0 2.0 1.3 0.4
Charlie Tyra 80.9 2.3 1.5 1.1 0.2 -0.2
Ed Kalafat 80.9 2.6 2.1 0.7
Hasheem Thabeet 78.1 2.2 2.0 0.3 0.3
Luther Rackley 75.4 1.9 1.8 1.3 0.8 0.1
Howie Schultz 74.0 3.0 2.0 0.6
Vladimir Stepania 73.9 2.9 1.7 0.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.3
Gene Conley 71.1 2.8 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Tom LaGarde 70.0 2.7 2.2 1.7 0.4 0.0 -0.5

Transactions

April 7, 1969: Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 8th round (109th pick) of the 1969 NBA Draft.

October 8, 1973: Traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Phoenix Suns for a 1976 2nd round draft pick (Bob Carrington was later selected) and a 1977 3rd round draft pick (Eddie Johnson was later selected).

July 31, 1974: Waived by the Phoenix Suns.

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