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Dave Cowens

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David William Cowens (Big Red)

Position: Center and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 230 lbs.
Born: October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky
High School: Central Catholic in Newport, Kentucky
College: Florida State University
Draft: Boston Celtics, 1st round (4th pick, 4th overall), 1970 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 13, 1970
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1991 (Full List)
As Coach: 6 Yrs, 161-191, .457 W-L% (Full Record)
Other Pages: College Basketball Stats

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Dec 29, 2014 12:17 AM

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
1970-71 22 BOS NBA C 81 3076 550 1302 .422 550 1302 .422 .422 273 373 .732 1216 228 350 1373
1971-72 ★ 23 BOS NBA C 79 3186 657 1357 .484 657 1357 .484 .484 175 243 .720 1203 245 314 1489
1972-73 ★ 24 BOS NBA C 82 3425 740 1637 .452 740 1637 .452 .452 204 262 .779 1329 333 311 1684
1973-74 ★ 25 BOS NBA C 80 3352 645 1475 .437 645 1475 .437 .437 228 274 .832 264 993 1257 354 95 101 294 1518
1974-75 ★ 26 BOS NBA C 65 2632 569 1199 .475 569 1199 .475 .475 191 244 .783 229 729 958 296 87 73 243 1329
1975-76 ★ 27 BOS NBA C 78 3101 611 1305 .468 611 1305 .468 .468 257 340 .756 335 911 1246 325 94 71 314 1479
1976-77 ★ 28 BOS NBA C 50 1888 328 756 .434 328 756 .434 .434 162 198 .818 147 550 697 248 46 49 181 818
1977-78 ★ 29 BOS NBA C 77 3215 598 1220 .490 598 1220 .490 .490 239 284 .842 248 830 1078 351 102 67 217 297 1435
1978-79 30 BOS NBA C 68 2517 488 1010 .483 488 1010 .483 .483 151 187 .807 152 500 652 242 76 51 174 263 1127
1979-80 ★ 31 BOS NBA C 66 55 2159 422 932 .453 1 12 .083 421 920 .458 .453 95 122 .779 126 408 534 206 69 61 108 216 940
1980-81 32 Did Not Play (retired)
1981-82 33 Did Not Play (retired)
1982-83 34 MIL NBA PF 40 34 1014 136 306 .444 0 2 .000 136 304 .447 .444 52 63 .825 73 201 274 82 30 15 44 137 324
Career NBA 766 89 29565 5744 12499 .460 1 14 .071 5743 12485 .460 .460 2027 2590 .783 1574 5122 10444 2910 599 488 543 2920 13516
10 seasons BOS NBA 726 55 28551 5608 12193 .460 1 12 .083 5607 12181 .460 .460 1975 2527 .782 1501 4921 10170 2828 569 473 499 2783 13192
1 season MIL NBA 40 34 1014 136 306 .444 0 2 .000 136 304 .447 .444 52 63 .825 73 201 274 82 30 15 44 137 324

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
1970-71 22 BOS NBA C 81 38.0 6.8 16.1 .422 6.8 16.1 .422 3.4 4.6 .732 15.0 2.8 4.3 17.0
1971-72 ★ 23 BOS NBA C 79 40.3 8.3 17.2 .484 8.3 17.2 .484 2.2 3.1 .720 15.2 3.1 4.0 18.8
1972-73 ★ 24 BOS NBA C 82 41.8 9.0 20.0 .452 9.0 20.0 .452 2.5 3.2 .779 16.2 4.1 3.8 20.5
1973-74 ★ 25 BOS NBA C 80 41.9 8.1 18.4 .437 8.1 18.4 .437 2.9 3.4 .832 3.3 12.4 15.7 4.4 1.2 1.3 3.7 19.0
1974-75 ★ 26 BOS NBA C 65 40.5 8.8 18.4 .475 8.8 18.4 .475 2.9 3.8 .783 3.5 11.2 14.7 4.6 1.3 1.1 3.7 20.4
1975-76 ★ 27 BOS NBA C 78 39.8 7.8 16.7 .468 7.8 16.7 .468 3.3 4.4 .756 4.3 11.7 16.0 4.2 1.2 0.9 4.0 19.0
1976-77 ★ 28 BOS NBA C 50 37.8 6.6 15.1 .434 6.6 15.1 .434 3.2 4.0 .818 2.9 11.0 13.9 5.0 0.9 1.0 3.6 16.4
1977-78 ★ 29 BOS NBA C 77 41.8 7.8 15.8 .490 7.8 15.8 .490 3.1 3.7 .842 3.2 10.8 14.0 4.6 1.3 0.9 2.8 3.9 18.6
1978-79 30 BOS NBA C 68 37.0 7.2 14.9 .483 7.2 14.9 .483 2.2 2.8 .807 2.2 7.4 9.6 3.6 1.1 0.8 2.6 3.9 16.6
1979-80 ★ 31 BOS NBA C 66 55 32.7 6.4 14.1 .453 0.0 0.2 .083 6.4 13.9 .458 1.4 1.8 .779 1.9 6.2 8.1 3.1 1.0 0.9 1.6 3.3 14.2
1982-83 34 MIL NBA PF 40 34 25.4 3.4 7.7 .444 0.0 0.1 .000 3.4 7.6 .447 1.3 1.6 .825 1.8 5.0 6.9 2.1 0.8 0.4 1.1 3.4 8.1
Career NBA 766 89 38.6 7.5 16.3 .460 0.0 0.1 .071 7.5 16.3 .460 2.6 3.4 .783 3.0 9.8 13.6 3.8 1.1 0.9 2.2 3.8 17.6
10 seasons BOS NBA 726 55 39.3 7.7 16.8 .460 0.0 0.2 .083 7.7 16.8 .460 2.7 3.5 .782 3.1 10.2 14.0 3.9 1.2 1.0 2.4 3.8 18.2
1 season MIL NBA 40 34 25.4 3.4 7.7 .444 0.0 0.1 .000 3.4 7.6 .447 1.3 1.6 .825 1.8 5.0 6.9 2.1 0.8 0.4 1.1 3.4 8.1

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
1970-71 22 BOS NBA C 81 3076 6.4 15.2 .422 6.4 15.2 .422 3.2 4.4 .732 14.2 2.7 4.1 16.1
1971-72 ★ 23 BOS NBA C 79 3186 7.4 15.3 .484 7.4 15.3 .484 2.0 2.7 .720 13.6 2.8 3.5 16.8
1972-73 ★ 24 BOS NBA C 82 3425 7.8 17.2 .452 7.8 17.2 .452 2.1 2.8 .779 14.0 3.5 3.3 17.7
1973-74 ★ 25 BOS NBA C 80 3352 6.9 15.8 .437 6.9 15.8 .437 2.4 2.9 .832 2.8 10.7 13.5 3.8 1.0 1.1 3.2 16.3
1974-75 ★ 26 BOS NBA C 65 2632 7.8 16.4 .475 7.8 16.4 .475 2.6 3.3 .783 3.1 10.0 13.1 4.0 1.2 1.0 3.3 18.2
1975-76 ★ 27 BOS NBA C 78 3101 7.1 15.1 .468 7.1 15.1 .468 3.0 3.9 .756 3.9 10.6 14.5 3.8 1.1 0.8 3.6 17.2
1976-77 ★ 28 BOS NBA C 50 1888 6.3 14.4 .434 6.3 14.4 .434 3.1 3.8 .818 2.8 10.5 13.3 4.7 0.9 0.9 3.5 15.6
1977-78 ★ 29 BOS NBA C 77 3215 6.7 13.7 .490 6.7 13.7 .490 2.7 3.2 .842 2.8 9.3 12.1 3.9 1.1 0.8 2.4 3.3 16.1
1978-79 30 BOS NBA C 68 2517 7.0 14.4 .483 7.0 14.4 .483 2.2 2.7 .807 2.2 7.2 9.3 3.5 1.1 0.7 2.5 3.8 16.1
1979-80 ★ 31 BOS NBA C 66 55 2159 7.0 15.5 .453 0.0 0.2 .083 7.0 15.3 .458 1.6 2.0 .779 2.1 6.8 8.9 3.4 1.2 1.0 1.8 3.6 15.7
1982-83 34 MIL NBA PF 40 34 1014 4.8 10.9 .444 0.0 0.1 .000 4.8 10.8 .447 1.8 2.2 .825 2.6 7.1 9.7 2.9 1.1 0.5 1.6 4.9 11.5
Career NBA 766 89 29565 7.0 15.2 .460 0.0 0.2 .071 7.0 15.2 .460 2.5 3.2 .783 2.9 9.3 12.7 3.5 1.1 0.9 2.2 3.6 16.5
10 seasons BOS NBA 726 55 28551 7.1 15.4 .460 0.0 0.2 .083 7.1 15.4 .460 2.5 3.2 .782 2.9 9.4 12.8 3.6 1.1 0.9 2.3 3.5 16.6
1 season MIL NBA 40 34 1014 4.8 10.9 .444 0.0 0.1 .000 4.8 10.8 .447 1.8 2.2 .825 2.6 7.1 9.7 2.9 1.1 0.5 1.6 4.9 11.5

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
1973-74 ★ 25 BOS NBA C 80 3352 8.4 19.2 .437 8.4 19.2 .437 3.0 3.6 .832 3.4 12.9 16.4 4.6 1.2 1.3 3.8 19.8 91
1974-75 ★ 26 BOS NBA C 65 2632 9.8 20.6 .475 9.8 20.6 .475 3.3 4.2 .783 3.9 12.5 16.5 5.1 1.5 1.3 4.2 22.8 91
1975-76 ★ 27 BOS NBA C 78 3101 8.8 18.9 .468 8.8 18.9 .468 3.7 4.9 .756 4.8 13.2 18.0 4.7 1.4 1.0 4.5 21.4 92
1976-77 ★ 28 BOS NBA C 50 1888 7.8 17.9 .434 7.8 17.9 .434 3.8 4.7 .818 3.5 13.0 16.5 5.9 1.1 1.2 4.3 19.3 94
1977-78 ★ 29 BOS NBA C 77 3215 8.4 17.2 .490 8.4 17.2 .490 3.4 4.0 .842 3.5 11.7 15.2 4.9 1.4 0.9 3.1 4.2 20.2 108 97
1978-79 30 BOS NBA C 68 2517 8.7 18.1 .483 8.7 18.1 .483 2.7 3.3 .807 2.7 9.0 11.7 4.3 1.4 0.9 3.1 4.7 20.2 103 105
1979-80 ★ 31 BOS NBA C 66 55 2159 9.1 20.2 .453 0.0 0.3 .083 9.1 19.9 .458 2.1 2.6 .779 2.7 8.8 11.6 4.5 1.5 1.3 2.3 4.7 20.4 104 100
1982-83 34 MIL NBA PF 40 34 1014 6.4 14.5 .444 0.0 0.1 .000 6.4 14.4 .447 2.5 3.0 .825 3.5 9.5 13.0 3.9 1.4 0.7 2.1 6.5 15.3 105 99
Career NBA 766 89 29565 8.6 18.6 .460 0.0 0.2 .071 13.0 28.3 .460 4.6 5.9 .783 3.6 11.6 23.7 4.8 1.4 1.1 2.8 6.6 30.7 106 96
10 seasons BOS NBA 726 55 28551 8.7 18.8 .460 0.0 0.3 .083 13.4 29.1 .460 4.7 6.0 .782 3.6 11.7 24.3 4.8 1.4 1.1 2.9 6.6 31.5 106 95
1 season MIL NBA 40 34 1014 6.4 14.5 .444 0.0 0.1 .000 6.4 14.4 .447 2.5 3.0 .825 3.5 9.5 13.0 3.9 1.4 0.7 2.1 6.5 15.3 105 99

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
1970-71 22 BOS NBA C 81 3076 15.4 .468 .286 17.0 9.5 0.6 5.8 6.4 .100
1971-72 ★ 23 BOS NBA C 79 3186 17.1 .509 .179 17.2 10.1 3.5 6.9 10.4 .156
1972-73 ★ 24 BOS NBA C 82 3425 18.1 .481 .160 17.5 13.0 2.1 9.9 12.0 .168
1973-74 ★ 25 BOS NBA C 80 3352 16.6 .476 .186 7.8 27.9 18.1 14.6 1.2 1.5 2.6 6.7 9.3 .134 -0.1 2.6 2.5 3.8
1974-75 ★ 26 BOS NBA C 65 2632 19.3 .509 .204 8.7 27.3 18.1 16.3 1.5 1.4 4.3 5.2 9.5 .173 2.2 2.4 4.6 4.4
1975-76 ★ 27 BOS NBA C 78 3101 18.9 .508 .261 10.6 29.0 19.8 15.1 1.4 1.2 5.0 5.6 10.7 .165 2.3 2.4 4.7 5.3
1976-77 ★ 28 BOS NBA C 50 1888 16.8 .485 .262 7.7 28.3 18.1 18.8 1.1 1.3 1.1 3.3 4.4 .113 0.5 2.5 3.1 2.4
1977-78 ★ 29 BOS NBA C 77 3215 18.6 .533 .233 8.0 25.6 17.0 15.7 1.4 1.1 13.9 18.8 6.1 4.8 10.8 .162 1.8 2.1 4.0 4.8
1978-79 30 BOS NBA C 68 2517 15.2 .516 .185 6.7 22.2 14.4 13.7 1.4 1.1 13.7 19.6 2.4 2.4 4.8 .091 0.1 0.8 0.9 1.9
1979-80 ★ 31 BOS NBA C 66 2159 14.8 .477 .013 .131 6.6 20.7 13.8 13.4 1.5 1.6 9.9 20.1 1.9 3.6 5.4 .121 -0.5 1.8 1.3 1.8
1982-83 34 MIL NBA PF 40 1014 12.6 .485 .007 .206 8.3 20.8 14.8 10.9 1.4 0.8 11.6 15.4 0.9 1.7 2.6 .123 -0.9 1.4 0.5 0.6
Career NBA 766 29565 17.0 .496 .001 .207 8.1 25.8 17.1 13.7 1.4 1.3 12.6 19.0 30.5 55.8 86.3 .140 0.9 2.1 3.0 25.0
10 seasons BOS NBA 726 28551 17.2 .496 .001 .207 8.1 26.1 17.2 13.8 1.4 1.3 12.7 19.4 29.6 54.1 83.7 .141 1.0 2.1 3.1 24.4
1 season MIL NBA 40 1014 12.6 .485 .007 .206 8.3 20.8 14.8 10.9 1.4 0.8 11.6 15.4 0.9 1.7 2.6 .123 -0.9 1.4 0.5 0.6

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
1971-72 23 BOS NBA C 11 441 71 156 .455 71 156 .455 .455 28 47 .596 152 33 50 170
1972-73 24 BOS NBA C 13 598 129 273 .473 129 273 .473 .473 27 41 .659 216 48 54 285
1973-74 ❍ 25 BOS NBA C 18 772 161 370 .435 161 370 .435 .435 47 59 .797 60 180 240 66 21 17 85 369
1974-75 26 BOS NBA C 11 479 101 236 .428 101 236 .428 .428 23 26 .885 49 132 181 46 18 6 50 225
1975-76 ❍ 27 BOS NBA C 18 798 156 341 .457 156 341 .457 .457 66 87 .759 87 209 296 83 22 13 85 378
1976-77 28 BOS NBA C 9 379 66 148 .446 66 148 .446 .446 17 22 .773 29 105 134 36 8 13 37 149
1979-80 31 BOS NBA C 9 301 49 103 .476 0 2 .000 49 101 .485 .476 10 11 .909 18 48 66 21 9 7 8 37 108
Career NBA 89 3768 733 1627 .451 0 2 .000 733 1625 .451 .451 218 293 .744 243 674 1285 333 78 56 8 398 1684
7 seasons BOS NBA 89 3768 733 1627 .451 0 2 .000 733 1625 .451 .451 218 293 .744 243 674 1285 333 78 56 8 398 1684

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 23 BOS NBA C 11 40.1 6.5 14.2 .455 6.5 14.2 .455 2.5 4.3 .596 13.8 3.0 4.5 15.5
1972-73 24 BOS NBA C 13 46.0 9.9 21.0 .473 9.9 21.0 .473 2.1 3.2 .659 16.6 3.7 4.2 21.9
1973-74 ❍ 25 BOS NBA C 18 42.9 8.9 20.6 .435 8.9 20.6 .435 2.6 3.3 .797 3.3 10.0 13.3 3.7 1.2 0.9 4.7 20.5
1974-75 26 BOS NBA C 11 43.5 9.2 21.5 .428 9.2 21.5 .428 2.1 2.4 .885 4.5 12.0 16.5 4.2 1.6 0.5 4.5 20.5
1975-76 ❍ 27 BOS NBA C 18 44.3 8.7 18.9 .457 8.7 18.9 .457 3.7 4.8 .759 4.8 11.6 16.4 4.6 1.2 0.7 4.7 21.0
1976-77 28 BOS NBA C 9 42.1 7.3 16.4 .446 7.3 16.4 .446 1.9 2.4 .773 3.2 11.7 14.9 4.0 0.9 1.4 4.1 16.6
1979-80 31 BOS NBA C 9 33.4 5.4 11.4 .476 0.0 0.2 .000 5.4 11.2 .485 1.1 1.2 .909 2.0 5.3 7.3 2.3 1.0 0.8 0.9 4.1 12.0
Career NBA 89 42.3 8.2 18.3 .451 0.0 0.2 .000 8.2 18.3 .451 2.4 3.3 .744 3.7 10.4 14.4 3.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 4.5 18.9
7 seasons BOS NBA 89 42.3 8.2 18.3 .451 0.0 0.2 .000 8.2 18.3 .451 2.4 3.3 .744 3.7 10.4 14.4 3.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 4.5 18.9

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 23 BOS NBA C 11 441 5.8 12.7 .455 5.8 12.7 .455 2.3 3.8 .596 12.4 2.7 4.1 13.9
1972-73 24 BOS NBA C 13 598 7.8 16.4 .473 7.8 16.4 .473 1.6 2.5 .659 13.0 2.9 3.3 17.2
1973-74 ❍ 25 BOS NBA C 18 772 7.5 17.3 .435 7.5 17.3 .435 2.2 2.8 .797 2.8 8.4 11.2 3.1 1.0 0.8 4.0 17.2
1974-75 26 BOS NBA C 11 479 7.6 17.7 .428 7.6 17.7 .428 1.7 2.0 .885 3.7 9.9 13.6 3.5 1.4 0.5 3.8 16.9
1975-76 ❍ 27 BOS NBA C 18 798 7.0 15.4 .457 7.0 15.4 .457 3.0 3.9 .759 3.9 9.4 13.4 3.7 1.0 0.6 3.8 17.1
1976-77 28 BOS NBA C 9 379 6.3 14.1 .446 6.3 14.1 .446 1.6 2.1 .773 2.8 10.0 12.7 3.4 0.8 1.2 3.5 14.2
1979-80 31 BOS NBA C 9 301 5.9 12.3 .476 0.0 0.2 .000 5.9 12.1 .485 1.2 1.3 .909 2.2 5.7 7.9 2.5 1.1 0.8 1.0 4.4 12.9
Career NBA 89 3768 7.0 15.5 .451 0.0 0.2 .000 7.0 15.5 .451 2.1 2.8 .744 3.2 8.9 12.3 3.2 1.0 0.7 1.0 3.8 16.1
7 seasons BOS NBA 89 3768 7.0 15.5 .451 0.0 0.2 .000 7.0 15.5 .451 2.1 2.8 .744 3.2 8.9 12.3 3.2 1.0 0.7 1.0 3.8 16.1

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
1973-74 ❍ 25 BOS NBA C 18 772 9.8 22.4 .435 9.8 22.4 .435 2.8 3.6 .797 3.6 10.9 14.5 4.0 1.3 1.0 5.2 22.4 90
1974-75 26 BOS NBA C 11 479 9.7 22.6 .428 9.7 22.6 .428 2.2 2.5 .885 4.7 12.6 17.3 4.4 1.7 0.6 4.8 21.5 98
1975-76 ❍ 27 BOS NBA C 18 798 9.2 20.2 .457 9.2 20.2 .457 3.9 5.2 .759 5.2 12.4 17.5 4.9 1.3 0.8 5.0 22.4 91
1976-77 28 BOS NBA C 9 379 7.8 17.5 .446 7.8 17.5 .446 2.0 2.6 .773 3.4 12.4 15.8 4.3 0.9 1.5 4.4 17.6 95
1979-80 31 BOS NBA C 9 301 8.0 16.9 .476 0.0 0.3 .000 8.0 16.5 .485 1.6 1.8 .909 2.9 7.9 10.8 3.4 1.5 1.1 1.3 6.1 17.7 111 98
Career NBA 89 3768 9.1 20.5 .451 0.0 0.3 .000 12.6 27.8 .451 3.7 5.0 .744 4.2 11.5 22.0 4.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 6.8 28.8 111 93
7 seasons BOS NBA 89 3768 9.1 20.5 .451 0.0 0.3 .000 12.6 27.8 .451 3.7 5.0 .744 4.2 11.5 22.0 4.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 6.8 28.8 111 93

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
1971-72 23 BOS NBA C 11 441 14.2 .481 .301 16.8 9.9 0.2 0.2 0.5 .051
1972-73 24 BOS NBA C 13 598 17.8 .490 .150 18.2 11.5 0.6 0.7 1.3 .107
1973-74 ❍ 25 BOS NBA C 18 772 16.6 .466 .159 8.3 24.4 16.5 13.0 1.3 1.2 0.6 1.5 2.1 .129
1974-75 26 BOS NBA C 11 479 16.9 .455 .110 10.0 31.7 20.0 13.6 1.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 1.0 .103
1975-76 ❍ 27 BOS NBA C 18 798 18.9 .498 .255 11.7 27.8 19.7 17.1 1.3 0.9 1.0 1.7 2.7 .163
1976-77 28 BOS NBA C 9 379 14.5 .472 .149 7.7 27.5 17.7 13.9 0.9 1.8 0.2 0.6 0.8 .101
1979-80 31 BOS NBA C 9 301 14.1 .501 .019 .107 6.7 18.4 12.5 10.0 1.5 1.4 6.9 16.3 0.4 0.6 1.0 .155
Career NBA 89 3768 16.6 .480 .001 .180 9.3 26.4 17.7 13.2 1.3 1.1 6.9 16.3 3.5 5.8 9.4 .119
7 seasons BOS NBA 89 3768 16.6 .480 .001 .180 9.3 26.4 17.7 13.2 1.3 1.1 6.9 16.3 3.5 5.8 9.4 .119

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
1971-72 23 BOS NBA C 1 1 32:00 5 12 .417 4 5 .800 20 1 4 14
1972-73 24 BOS NBA C 1 1 30:00 7 15 .467 1 1 1.000 13 1 2 15
1973-74 25 BOS NBA C 1 1 26:00 5 10 .500 1 3 .333 6 12 1 0 1 3 11
1974-75 26 BOS NBA C 1 0 15:00 3 7 .429 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 4 6
1975-76 27 BOS NBA C 1 0 23:00 6 13 .462 4 5 .800 8 16 1 1 0 3 16
1976-77 28 BOS NBA C
1977-78 29 BOS NBA C 1 1 28:00 7 9 .778 0 0 6 14 5 2 0 2 5 14
1979-80 31 BOS NBA C
Career NBA 6 4 154 33 66 .500 10 14 .714 20 81 12 4 1 2 21 76

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 11 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Dave Cowens 12.0 10.8 10.7 10.4 9.5 9.3 6.4 5.4 4.8 4.4 2.6
Robert Parish 92.0 10.9 10.8 10.5 10.0 9.2 9.2 9.0 7.1 4.8 4.6 4.0
Wes Unseld 89.3 11.1 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.0 9.5 8.7 8.3 6.8 6.2 3.6
Bill Laimbeer 86.0 10.8 10.5 10.1 9.8 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.5 8.0 5.4 4.7
Bob Lanier 85.4 14.4 12.4 10.6 10.3 10.1 10.1 8.4 7.4 6.8 5.9 5.2
Dikembe Mutombo 85.4 11.3 10.8 9.9 9.6 9.4 8.8 8.7 8.1 7.9 7.6 4.8
Jack Sikma 82.9 12.6 9.8 9.7 9.4 8.8 8.6 8.3 8.0 7.8 7.4 5.4
Patrick Ewing 82.2 13.5 13.1 13.0 10.9 10.6 10.0 9.6 8.1 6.8 3.5 3.1
Alonzo Mourning 81.2 12.9 9.9 9.4 8.4 8.2 7.9 7.5 7.4 6.3 0.9 0.6
Clyde Lovellette 80.9 10.1 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.2 8.1 6.5 5.2 3.6 1.6 1.3
Zelmo Beaty 80.8 16.0 15.1 11.8 10.8 10.3 9.0 8.4 7.7 5.2 4.8 4.5
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Dave Cowens 12.0 10.8 10.7 10.4 9.5 9.3 6.4 5.4 4.8 4.4 2.6
Alonzo Mourning 83.2 12.9 9.9 9.4 8.4 8.2 7.9 7.5 7.4 6.3 4.8 3.5 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.6
Tyson Chandler 83.1 10.0 9.5 9.4 9.3 8.3 7.9 5.4 4.9 3.9 3.4 2.9 1.9 1.8
Wes Unseld 81.3 11.1 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.0 9.5 8.7 8.4 8.3 6.8 6.2 5.5 3.6
Larry Foust 81.0 13.3 11.1 10.4 7.1 6.4 6.3 4.7 4.5 4.2 3.1 3.1
Clyde Lovellette 80.9 10.1 9.0 8.5 8.5 8.2 8.1 6.5 5.2 3.6 1.6 1.3
Bill Laimbeer 80.2 10.8 10.5 10.1 9.8 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.5 8.0 5.4 5.4 4.9 4.7 0.5
Zelmo Beaty 79.6 16.0 15.1 11.8 10.8 10.3 9.0 8.4 7.7 5.2 4.8 4.5 2.3
Bill Cartwright 79.0 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.7 6.4 5.8 5.0 4.5 4.2 2.5 2.1 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.0
Brad Miller 77.9 10.0 9.6 9.1 8.6 8.3 6.5 5.1 4.0 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.7 2.1 0.2
Mel Daniels 77.5 11.4 10.3 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.6 5.4 2.2 0.0

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
1966-67 18 FLORIDAST 18 105 208 49 90 357 259 .505 .544 14.4 19.8
1967-68 19 FLORIDAST 27 206 383 96 131 456 508 .538 .733 18.8 16.9
1968-69 20 FLORIDAST 25 202 384 104 164 437 508 .526 .634 20.3 17.5
1969-70 21 FLORIDAST 26 174 355 115 169 447 463 .490 .680 17.8 17.2
Career 78 582 1122 315 464 1340 1479 .519 .679 19.0 17.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

MVP Award Shares
1972-73 NBA 0.507 (1)
1973-74 NBA 0.101 (4)
1974-75 NBA 0.321 (2)
1975-76 NBA 0.409 (3)
Career 1.338 (29)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1974 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1976 Boston Celtics (NBA)

Games
1972-73 NBA 82 (1)

Minutes Played
1972-73 NBA 3425 (4)
1973-74 NBA 3352 (3)
1975-76 NBA 3101 (7)
1977-78 NBA 3215 (4)

Field Goals Missed
1973-74 NBA 830 (9)

Offensive Rebounds
1975-76 NBA 335 (2)

Defensive Rebounds
1973-74 NBA 993 (2)
1974-75 NBA 729 (5)
1975-76 NBA 911 (2)
1977-78 NBA 830 (2)
Career NBA 5122 (65)
Career 5122 (71)

Total Rebounds
1970-71 NBA 1216 (7)
1971-72 NBA 1203 (5)
1972-73 NBA 1329 (3)
1973-74 NBA 1257 (2)
1974-75 NBA 958 (6)
1975-76 NBA 1246 (2)
1977-78 NBA 1078 (2)
Career NBA 10444 (31)
Career 10444 (35)

Personal Fouls
1970-71 NBA 350 (1)
1971-72 NBA 314 (1)
1972-73 NBA 311 (2)
1973-74 NBA 294 (9)
1975-76 NBA 314 (4)
Career NBA 2920 (82)
Career 2920 (92)

Minutes Per Game
1972-73 NBA 41.8 (8)
1973-74 NBA 41.9 (4)
1974-75 NBA 40.5 (7)
1975-76 NBA 39.8 (6)
1977-78 NBA 41.8 (2)
Career NBA 38.6 (11)
Career 38.6 (11)

Rebounds Per Game
1970-71 NBA 15.0 (7)
1971-72 NBA 15.2 (5)
1972-73 NBA 16.2 (3)
1973-74 NBA 15.7 (2)
1974-75 NBA 14.7 (2)
1975-76 NBA 16.0 (2)
1977-78 NBA 14.0 (3)
Career NBA 13.6 (8)
Career 13.6 (9)

Offensive Rebound Pct
1975-76 NBA 10.6 (10)

Defensive Rebound Pct
1973-74 NBA 27.9 (3)
1974-75 NBA 27.3 (2)
1975-76 NBA 29.0 (3)
1976-77 NBA 28.3 (3)
1977-78 NBA 25.6 (7)
Career NBA 25.8 (9)
Career 25.8 (11)

Total Rebound Pct
1972-73 NBA 17.5 (9)
1973-74 NBA 18.1 (4)
1974-75 NBA 18.1 (5)
1975-76 NBA 19.8 (2)
1976-77 NBA 18.1 (8)
Career NBA 17.1 (34)
Career 17.1 (40)

Turnover Pct
1979-80 NBA 9.9 (8)

Defensive Rating
1973-74 NBA 90.6 (5)
1974-75 NBA 90.7 (4)
1975-76 NBA 92.4 (8)
1976-77 NBA 94.1 (10)
Career NBA 95.5 (2)
Career 95.5 (2)

Defensive Win Shares
1970-71 NBA 5.8 (7)
1971-72 NBA 6.9 (3)
1972-73 NBA 9.9 (1)
1973-74 NBA 6.7 (4)
1974-75 NBA 5.2 (5)
1975-76 NBA 5.6 (3)
1977-78 NBA 4.8 (5)
Career NBA 55.8 (32)
Career 55.8 (35)

Win Shares
1972-73 NBA 12.0 (6)
1975-76 NBA 10.7 (3)
1977-78 NBA 10.8 (8)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1974-75 NBA .173 (8)
1975-76 NBA .165 (7)

Box Plus/Minus
1974-75 NBA 4.6 (6)
1975-76 NBA 4.7 (8)
1977-78 NBA 4.0 (9)
Career NBA 3.0 (50)
Career 3.0 (52)

Defensive Box Plus/Minus
1973-74 NBA 2.6 (9)
1974-75 NBA 2.4 (7)
1975-76 NBA 2.4 (10)
1976-77 NBA 2.5 (10)
Career NBA 2.1 (42)
Career 2.1 (44)

Value Over Replacement Player
1973-74 NBA 3.8 (9)
1974-75 NBA 4.4 (8)
1975-76 NBA 5.3 (5)
1977-78 NBA 4.8 (3)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.986 (54)

NBA Elo Player Rating
60th (overall) as of Dec 28, 2014, 4:08AM

 

Transactions

March 23, 1970: Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1970 NBA Draft.

September 9, 1982: Traded by the Boston Celtics to the Milwaukee Bucks for Quinn Buckner.

August 18, 1983: Waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.

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