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Mel Davis

Melvyn Jerome Davis (Killer)

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: November 9, 1950 in New York, New York
High School: Boys in Brooklyn, New York
College: St. John's University
Draft: New York Knicks, 1st round (14th pick, 14th overall), 1973 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 16, 1973

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 30 167 33 95 .347 33 95 .347 12 16 .750 17 37 54 8 3 4 36 78
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 62 903 154 395 .390 154 395 .390 48 70 .686 70 251 321 54 16 8 105 356
1975-76 25 NYK NBA PF 42 408 76 193 .394 76 193 .394 22 29 .759 43 105 148 31 16 5 56 174
1976-77 26 TOT NBA PF 56 1094 168 464 .362 168 464 .362 64 91 .703 98 195 293 71 31 5 130 400
1976-77 26 NYK NBA PF 22 342 41 110 .373 41 110 .373 22 31 .710 30 70 100 24 9 1 45 104
1976-77 26 NYN NBA PF 34 752 127 354 .359 127 354 .359 42 60 .700 68 125 193 47 22 4 85 296
Career NBA 190 2572 431 1147 .376 431 1147 .376 146 206 .709 228 588 816 164 66 22 327 1008
4 seasons NYK NBA 156 1820 304 793 .383 304 793 .383 104 146 .712 160 463 623 117 44 18 242 712
1 season NYN NBA 34 752 127 354 .359 127 354 .359 42 60 .700 68 125 193 47 22 4 85 296

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 30 5.6 1.1 3.2 .347 1.1 3.2 .347 0.4 0.5 .750 0.6 1.2 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.2 2.6
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 62 14.6 2.5 6.4 .390 2.5 6.4 .390 0.8 1.1 .686 1.1 4.0 5.2 0.9 0.3 0.1 1.7 5.7
1975-76 25 NYK NBA PF 42 9.7 1.8 4.6 .394 1.8 4.6 .394 0.5 0.7 .759 1.0 2.5 3.5 0.7 0.4 0.1 1.3 4.1
1976-77 26 TOT NBA PF 56 19.5 3.0 8.3 .362 3.0 8.3 .362 1.1 1.6 .703 1.8 3.5 5.2 1.3 0.6 0.1 2.3 7.1
1976-77 26 NYK NBA PF 22 15.5 1.9 5.0 .373 1.9 5.0 .373 1.0 1.4 .710 1.4 3.2 4.5 1.1 0.4 0.0 2.0 4.7
1976-77 26 NYN NBA PF 34 22.1 3.7 10.4 .359 3.7 10.4 .359 1.2 1.8 .700 2.0 3.7 5.7 1.4 0.6 0.1 2.5 8.7
Career NBA 190 13.5 2.3 6.0 .376 2.3 6.0 .376 0.8 1.1 .709 1.2 3.1 4.3 0.9 0.3 0.1 1.7 5.3
4 seasons NYK NBA 156 11.7 1.9 5.1 .383 1.9 5.1 .383 0.7 0.9 .712 1.0 3.0 4.0 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.6 4.6
1 season NYN NBA 34 22.1 3.7 10.4 .359 3.7 10.4 .359 1.2 1.8 .700 2.0 3.7 5.7 1.4 0.6 0.1 2.5 8.7

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 30 167 7.1 20.5 .347 7.1 20.5 .347 2.6 3.4 .750 3.7 8.0 11.6 1.7 0.6 0.9 7.8 16.8
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 62 903 6.1 15.7 .390 6.1 15.7 .390 1.9 2.8 .686 2.8 10.0 12.8 2.2 0.6 0.3 4.2 14.2
1975-76 25 NYK NBA PF 42 408 6.7 17.0 .394 6.7 17.0 .394 1.9 2.6 .759 3.8 9.3 13.1 2.7 1.4 0.4 4.9 15.4
1976-77 26 TOT NBA PF 56 1094 5.5 15.3 .362 5.5 15.3 .362 2.1 3.0 .703 3.2 6.4 9.6 2.3 1.0 0.2 4.3 13.2
1976-77 26 NYK NBA PF 22 342 4.3 11.6 .373 4.3 11.6 .373 2.3 3.3 .710 3.2 7.4 10.5 2.5 0.9 0.1 4.7 10.9
1976-77 26 NYN NBA PF 34 752 6.1 16.9 .359 6.1 16.9 .359 2.0 2.9 .700 3.3 6.0 9.2 2.3 1.1 0.2 4.1 14.2
Career NBA 190 2572 6.0 16.1 .376 6.0 16.1 .376 2.0 2.9 .709 3.2 8.2 11.4 2.3 0.9 0.3 4.6 14.1
4 seasons NYK NBA 156 1820 6.0 15.7 .383 6.0 15.7 .383 2.1 2.9 .712 3.2 9.2 12.3 2.3 0.9 0.4 4.8 14.1
1 season NYN NBA 34 752 6.1 16.9 .359 6.1 16.9 .359 2.0 2.9 .700 3.3 6.0 9.2 2.3 1.1 0.2 4.1 14.2

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 30 167 9.2 26.4 .347 9.2 20.5 .347 3.3 4.4 .750 4.7 10.3 15.0 2.2 0.8 1.1 10.0 21.7
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 62 903 7.9 20.4 .390 7.9 15.7 .390 2.5 3.6 .686 3.6 12.9 16.5 2.8 0.8 0.4 5.4 18.4
1975-76 25 NYK NBA PF 42 408 8.6 21.8 .394 8.6 17.0 .394 2.5 3.3 .759 4.9 11.9 16.7 3.5 1.8 0.6 6.3 19.7
1976-77 26 TOT NBA PF 56 1094 7.0 19.4 .362 7.0 15.3 .362 2.7 3.8 .703 4.1 8.1 12.2 3.0 1.3 0.2 5.4 16.7
1976-77 26 NYK NBA PF 22 342 5.3 14.3 .373 5.3 11.6 .373 2.9 4.0 .710 3.9 9.1 13.0 3.1 1.2 0.1 5.8 13.5
1976-77 26 NYN NBA PF 34 752 7.8 21.8 .359 7.8 16.9 .359 2.6 3.7 .700 4.2 7.7 11.9 2.9 1.4 0.2 5.2 18.2
Career NBA 190 2572 7.7 20.6 .376 7.7 20.6 .376 2.6 3.7 .709 4.1 10.5 14.6 2.9 1.2 0.4 5.9 18.1
4 seasons NYK NBA 156 1820 7.7 20.1 .383 7.7 20.1 .383 2.6 3.7 .712 4.0 11.7 15.8 3.0 1.1 0.5 6.1 18.0
1 season NYN NBA 34 752 7.8 21.8 .359 7.8 21.8 .359 2.6 3.7 .700 4.2 7.7 11.9 2.9 1.4 0.2 5.2 18.2

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 30 167 10.5 .382 .347 .168 10.7 23.3 17.0 7.0 0.8 1.3 93 -0.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.045
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 62 903 12.6 .418 .390 .177 8.0 29.5 18.6 8.8 0.8 0.5 96 -0.7 1.1 0.4 .024
1975-76 25 NYK NBA PF 42 408 14.8 .423 .394 .150 10.7 26.9 18.7 11.1 1.8 0.7 95 -0.2 0.6 0.4 .045
1976-77 26 TOT NBA PF 56 1094 10.7 .397 .362 .196 8.9 18.8 13.7 9.7 1.3 0.3 99 -1.5 1.2 -0.4 -0.016
1976-77 26 NYK NBA PF 22 342 10.1 .421 .373 .282 9.4 21.0 15.3 8.7 1.2 0.2 100 -0.3 0.4 0.1 .010
1976-77 26 NYN NBA PF 34 752 11.0 .389 .359 .169 8.7 17.7 13.0 10.2 1.4 0.3 99 -1.2 0.8 -0.4 -0.027
Career NBA 190 2572 12.0 .407 .376 .180 9.0 24.1 16.4 9.4 1.2 0.5 97 -2.9 3.2 0.3 .006
4 seasons NYK NBA 156 1820 12.4 .415 .383 .184 9.1 26.7 17.8 9.1 1.1 0.5 96 -1.6 2.4 0.7 .020
1 season NYN NBA 34 752 11.0 .389 .359 .169 8.7 17.7 13.0 10.2 1.4 0.3 99 -1.2 0.8 -0.4 -0.027

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 4 12 6 12 .500 6 12 .500 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 12
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 3 28 5 12 .417 5 12 .417 2 2 1.000 0 4 4 2 0 0 2 12
Career NBA 7 40 11 24 .458 11 24 .458 2 2 1.000 2 7 9 2 0 0 3 24
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 40 11 24 .458 11 24 .458 2 2 1.000 2 7 9 2 0 0 3 24

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 4 3.0 1.5 3.0 .500 1.5 3.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.8 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.0
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 3 9.3 1.7 4.0 .417 1.7 4.0 .417 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.0 1.3 1.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.0
Career NBA 7 5.7 1.6 3.4 .458 1.6 3.4 .458 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.4
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 5.7 1.6 3.4 .458 1.6 3.4 .458 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.4

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 4 12 18.0 36.0 .500 18.0 36.0 .500 0.0 0.0 6.0 9.0 15.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 36.0
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 3 28 6.4 15.4 .417 6.4 15.4 .417 2.6 2.6 1.000 0.0 5.1 5.1 2.6 0.0 0.0 2.6 15.4
Career NBA 7 40 9.9 21.6 .458 9.9 21.6 .458 1.8 1.8 1.000 1.8 6.3 8.1 1.8 0.0 0.0 2.7 21.6
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 40 9.9 21.6 .458 9.9 21.6 .458 1.8 1.8 1.000 1.8 6.3 8.1 1.8 0.0 0.0 2.7 21.6

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 4 12 24.2 48.5 .500 24.2 36.0 .500 0.0 0.0 8.1 12.1 20.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 48.5
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 3 28 8.7 20.8 .417 8.7 15.4 .417 3.5 3.5 1.000 0.0 6.9 6.9 3.5 0.0 0.0 3.5 20.8
Career NBA 7 40 13.3 29.1 .458 13.3 29.1 .458 2.4 2.4 1.000 2.4 8.5 10.9 2.4 0.0 0.0 3.6 29.1
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 40 13.3 29.1 .458 13.3 29.1 .458 2.4 2.4 1.000 2.4 8.5 10.9 2.4 0.0 0.0 3.6 29.1

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
1973-74 23 NYK NBA PF 4 12 30.4 .500 .500 .000 16.8 28.0 22.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 98 0.0 0.0 0.0 .099
1974-75 24 NYK NBA PF 3 28 11.3 .466 .417 .167 0.0 14.9 7.8 12.7 0.0 0.0 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.025
Career NBA 7 40 17.0 .482 .458 .083 5.0 18.8 12.1 8.9 0.0 0.0 106 0.0 0.0 0.0 .012
2 seasons NYK NBA 7 40 17.0 .482 .458 .083 5.0 18.8 12.1 8.9 0.0 0.0 106 0.0 0.0 0.0 .012

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
Mel Davis 0.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.4
Riney Lochmann 21.5 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Mike Harris 9.8 0.5 0.5 0.0 -0.1
Josh Davis 6.5 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0
Anthony Cook 4.0 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.1
Roderick McDonald -1.0 0.5 0.5 0.2
Gene James -1.9 0.5 0.3 0.1
Ron Grandison -2.7 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.0
Jamal Sampson -2.9 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.0
Bob Thornton -7.0 0.9 0.4 0.1 -0.3
Gene Guarilia -7.6 0.7 0.5 0.3 -0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Mel Davis 0.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.4
Riney Lochmann 21.5 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Mike Harris 9.8 0.5 0.5 0.0 -0.1
Josh Davis 6.5 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0
Anthony Cook 4.0 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.1
Roderick McDonald -1.0 0.5 0.5 0.2
Gene James -1.9 0.5 0.3 0.1
Ron Grandison -2.7 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.0
Gene Guarilia -7.6 0.7 0.5 0.3 -0.2
Justin Reed -8.0 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Mark Randall -9.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.0

Transactions

April 24, 1973: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

December 10, 1976: Waived by the New York Knicks.

January 20, 1977: Signed as a free agent with the New York Nets.

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