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Walt Davis

Walter Francis Davis (Buddy)

Position: Power Forward and Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: January 5, 1931 in Beaumont, Texas
High School: Nederland in Nederland, Texas
College: Texas A&M University
Draft: Philadelphia Warriors, 2nd round, 1952 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 31, 1953

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
1953-54 23 PHW NBA PF 68 1568 167 455 .367 167 455 .367 65 101 .644 435 58 207 399
1954-55 24 PHW NBA C 61 766 70 182 .385 70 182 .385 35 48 .729 206 36 100 175
1955-56 25 PHW NBA PF 70 1097 123 333 .369 123 333 .369 77 112 .688 276 56 230 323
1956-57 26 PHW NBA PF 65 1250 178 437 .407 178 437 .407 74 106 .698 306 52 235 430
1957-58 27 TOT NBA PF 61 663 85 244 .348 85 244 .348 61 82 .744 174 29 143 231
1957-58 27 PHW NBA PF 35 376 44 129 .341 44 129 .341 16 24 .667 88 18 81 104
1957-58 27 STL NBA PF 26 287 41 115 .357 41 115 .357 45 58 .776 86 11 62 127
Career NBA 325 5344 623 1651 .377 623 1651 .377 312 449 .695 1397 231 915 1558
5 seasons PHW NBA 299 5057 582 1536 .379 582 1536 .379 267 391 .683 1311 220 853 1431
1 season STL NBA 26 287 41 115 .357 41 115 .357 45 58 .776 86 11 62 127

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
1953-54 23 PHW NBA PF 68 23.1 2.5 6.7 .367 2.5 6.7 .367 1.0 1.5 .644 6.4 0.9 3.0 5.9
1954-55 24 PHW NBA C 61 12.6 1.1 3.0 .385 1.1 3.0 .385 0.6 0.8 .729 3.4 0.6 1.6 2.9
1955-56 25 PHW NBA PF 70 15.7 1.8 4.8 .369 1.8 4.8 .369 1.1 1.6 .688 3.9 0.8 3.3 4.6
1956-57 26 PHW NBA PF 65 19.2 2.7 6.7 .407 2.7 6.7 .407 1.1 1.6 .698 4.7 0.8 3.6 6.6
1957-58 27 TOT NBA PF 61 10.9 1.4 4.0 .348 1.4 4.0 .348 1.0 1.3 .744 2.9 0.5 2.3 3.8
1957-58 27 PHW NBA PF 35 10.7 1.3 3.7 .341 1.3 3.7 .341 0.5 0.7 .667 2.5 0.5 2.3 3.0
1957-58 27 STL NBA PF 26 11.0 1.6 4.4 .357 1.6 4.4 .357 1.7 2.2 .776 3.3 0.4 2.4 4.9
Career NBA 325 16.4 1.9 5.1 .377 1.9 5.1 .377 1.0 1.4 .695 4.3 0.7 2.8 4.8
5 seasons PHW NBA 299 16.9 1.9 5.1 .379 1.9 5.1 .379 0.9 1.3 .683 4.4 0.7 2.9 4.8
1 season STL NBA 26 11.0 1.6 4.4 .357 1.6 4.4 .357 1.7 2.2 .776 3.3 0.4 2.4 4.9

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
1953-54 23 PHW NBA PF 68 1568 3.8 10.4 .367 3.8 10.4 .367 1.5 2.3 .644 10.0 1.3 4.8 9.2
1954-55 24 PHW NBA C 61 766 3.3 8.6 .385 3.3 8.6 .385 1.6 2.3 .729 9.7 1.7 4.7 8.2
1955-56 25 PHW NBA PF 70 1097 4.0 10.9 .369 4.0 10.9 .369 2.5 3.7 .688 9.1 1.8 7.5 10.6
1956-57 26 PHW NBA PF 65 1250 5.1 12.6 .407 5.1 12.6 .407 2.1 3.1 .698 8.8 1.5 6.8 12.4
1957-58 27 TOT NBA PF 61 663 4.6 13.2 .348 4.6 13.2 .348 3.3 4.5 .744 9.4 1.6 7.8 12.5
1957-58 27 PHW NBA PF 35 376 4.2 12.4 .341 4.2 12.4 .341 1.5 2.3 .667 8.4 1.7 7.8 10.0
1957-58 27 STL NBA PF 26 287 5.1 14.4 .357 5.1 14.4 .357 5.6 7.3 .776 10.8 1.4 7.8 15.9
Career NBA 325 5344 4.2 11.1 .377 4.2 11.1 .377 2.1 3.0 .695 9.4 1.6 6.2 10.5
5 seasons PHW NBA 299 5057 4.1 10.9 .379 4.1 10.9 .379 1.9 2.8 .683 9.3 1.6 6.1 10.2
1 season STL NBA 26 287 5.1 14.4 .357 5.1 14.4 .357 5.6 7.3 .776 10.8 1.4 7.8 15.9

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
1953-54 23 PHW NBA PF 68 1568 11.2 .399 .367 .222 -0.5 1.4 0.9 .028
1954-55 24 PHW NBA C 61 766 9.4 .431 .385 .264 0.1 0.8 0.9 .057
1955-56 25 PHW NBA PF 70 1097 7.7 .422 .369 .336 0.0 0.9 0.8 .036
1956-57 26 PHW NBA PF 65 1250 9.8 .445 .407 .243 0.8 0.8 1.6 .060
1957-58 27 TOT NBA PF 61 663 8.0 .412 .348 .336 -0.1 0.6 0.6 .041
1957-58 27 PHW NBA PF 35 376 5.2 .373 .341 .186 -0.4 0.4 0.0 .002
1957-58 27 STL NBA PF 26 287 11.7 .452 .357 .504 0.3 0.3 0.6 .092
Career NBA 325 5344 9.5 .421 .377 .272 0.3 4.5 4.8 .043
5 seasons PHW NBA 299 5057 9.4 .419 .379 .255 0.0 4.2 4.2 .040
1 season STL NBA 26 287 11.7 .452 .357 .504 0.3 0.3 0.6 .092

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
1955-56 ❍ 25 PHW NBA PF 10 69 10 22 .455 10 22 .455 3 6 .500 28 3 21 23
1956-57 26 PHW NBA PF 2 37 4 13 .308 4 13 .308 4 4 1.000 14 1 8 12
1957-58 ❍ 27 STL NBA PF 9 66 11 29 .379 11 29 .379 10 12 .833 27 3 22 32
Career NBA 21 172 25 64 .391 25 64 .391 17 22 .773 69 7 51 67
2 seasons PHW NBA 12 106 14 35 .400 14 35 .400 7 10 .700 42 4 29 35
1 season STL NBA 9 66 11 29 .379 11 29 .379 10 12 .833 27 3 22 32

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
1955-56 ❍ 25 PHW NBA PF 10 6.9 1.0 2.2 .455 1.0 2.2 .455 0.3 0.6 .500 2.8 0.3 2.1 2.3
1956-57 26 PHW NBA PF 2 18.5 2.0 6.5 .308 2.0 6.5 .308 2.0 2.0 1.000 7.0 0.5 4.0 6.0
1957-58 ❍ 27 STL NBA PF 9 7.3 1.2 3.2 .379 1.2 3.2 .379 1.1 1.3 .833 3.0 0.3 2.4 3.6
Career NBA 21 8.2 1.2 3.0 .391 1.2 3.0 .391 0.8 1.0 .773 3.3 0.3 2.4 3.2
2 seasons PHW NBA 12 8.8 1.2 2.9 .400 1.2 2.9 .400 0.6 0.8 .700 3.5 0.3 2.4 2.9
1 season STL NBA 9 7.3 1.2 3.2 .379 1.2 3.2 .379 1.1 1.3 .833 3.0 0.3 2.4 3.6

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
1955-56 ❍ 25 PHW NBA PF 10 69 5.2 11.5 .455 5.2 11.5 .455 1.6 3.1 .500 14.6 1.6 11.0 12.0
1956-57 26 PHW NBA PF 2 37 3.9 12.6 .308 3.9 12.6 .308 3.9 3.9 1.000 13.6 1.0 7.8 11.7
1957-58 ❍ 27 STL NBA PF 9 66 6.0 15.8 .379 6.0 15.8 .379 5.5 6.5 .833 14.7 1.6 12.0 17.5
Career NBA 21 172 5.2 13.4 .391 5.2 13.4 .391 3.6 4.6 .773 14.4 1.5 10.7 14.0
2 seasons PHW NBA 12 106 4.8 11.9 .400 4.8 11.9 .400 2.4 3.4 .700 14.3 1.4 9.8 11.9
1 season STL NBA 9 66 6.0 15.8 .379 6.0 15.8 .379 5.5 6.5 .833 14.7 1.6 12.0 17.5

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
1955-56 ❍ 25 PHW NBA PF 10 69 10.6 .467 .455 .273 6.9 0.1 0.1 0.2 .126
1956-57 26 PHW NBA PF 2 37 11.8 .407 .308 .308 4.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 .058
1957-58 ❍ 27 STL NBA PF 9 66 13.3 .467 .379 .414 7.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 .104
Career NBA 21 172 11.9 .455 .391 .344 6.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 .103
2 seasons PHW NBA 12 106 11.0 .444 .400 .286 6.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 .102
1 season STL NBA 9 66 13.3 .467 .379 .414 7.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 .104

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Walt Davis 1.6 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.6
Rickey Brown 90.4 1.8 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.4
Aaron Gray 78.6 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8
Johan Petro 77.6 1.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.2
John Lambert 77.5 1.8 1.5 1.0 0.9 0.7
Eric Leckner 76.7 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.2
Ryan Hollins 75.8 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.2
Jelani McCoy 75.0 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.1
Bill Wennington 74.8 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.5 0.4
Dick Cunningham 73.8 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Jerome James 72.5 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.7 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Walt Davis 1.6 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.6
Rickey Brown 90.4 1.8 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.4
Johan Petro 74.7 1.7 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2
Jelani McCoy 74.4 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dick Cunningham 73.8 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Eric Leckner 72.4 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.2 0.2 -0.1
Jawann Oldham 70.0 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Aaron Gray 69.8 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.1
Stuart Gray 66.2 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.0 -0.4
John Lambert 66.0 1.8 1.5 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.4
Greg Kite 64.9 2.0 1.4 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1956 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1958 St. Louis Hawks (NBA)

Transactions

April 26, 1952: Drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors in the ?? round (44th pick) of the 1952 NBA Draft.

January 19, 1958: Traded by the Philadelphia Warriors to the St. Louis Hawks for Dave Plunkett.

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