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Mike Farmer

Don Michael Farmer

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: September 26, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
High School: Richmond in Richmond, California
College: University of San Francisco
Draft: New York Knicks, 1st round (3rd pick, 3rd overall), 1958 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 25, 1958
As Coach: 1 Yr, 1-8, .111 W-L% (Full Record)

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
1958-59 22 NYK NBA SF 72 1545 176 498 .353 176 498 .353 .353 83 99 .838 315 66 152 435
1959-60 23 NYK NBA SF 67 1536 212 568 .373 212 568 .373 .373 70 83 .843 385 57 130 494
1960-61 24 TOT NBA SF 59 1301 180 461 .390 180 461 .390 .390 69 94 .734 380 81 130 429
1960-61 24 NYK NBA SF 2 6 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 .000 0 0 2 0 2 0
1960-61 24 CIN NBA SF 57 1295 180 460 .391 180 460 .391 .391 69 94 .734 378 81 128 429
1961-62 25 Did Not Play (other pro league—ABL)
1962-63 26 STL NBA SF 80 1724 239 562 .425 239 562 .425 .425 117 139 .842 369 143 155 595
1963-64 27 STL NBA SF 76 1361 178 438 .406 178 438 .406 .406 68 83 .819 225 109 140 424
1964-65 28 STL NBA SF 60 1272 167 408 .409 167 408 .409 .409 75 94 .798 258 88 123 409
1965-66 29 STL NBA SF 9 79 13 30 .433 13 30 .433 .433 4 5 .800 18 6 10 30
Career NBA 423 8818 1165 2965 .393 1165 2965 .393 .393 486 597 .814 1950 550 840 2816
4 seasons STL NBA 225 4436 597 1438 .415 597 1438 .415 .415 264 321 .822 870 346 428 1458
3 seasons NYK NBA 141 3087 388 1067 .364 388 1067 .364 .364 153 182 .841 702 123 284 929
1 season CIN NBA 57 1295 180 460 .391 180 460 .391 .391 69 94 .734 378 81 128 429

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
1958-59 22 NYK NBA SF 72 21.5 2.4 6.9 .353 2.4 6.9 .353 1.2 1.4 .838 4.4 0.9 2.1 6.0
1959-60 23 NYK NBA SF 67 22.9 3.2 8.5 .373 3.2 8.5 .373 1.0 1.2 .843 5.7 0.9 1.9 7.4
1960-61 24 TOT NBA SF 59 22.1 3.1 7.8 .390 3.1 7.8 .390 1.2 1.6 .734 6.4 1.4 2.2 7.3
1960-61 24 NYK NBA SF 2 3.0 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
1960-61 24 CIN NBA SF 57 22.7 3.2 8.1 .391 3.2 8.1 .391 1.2 1.6 .734 6.6 1.4 2.2 7.5
1962-63 26 STL NBA SF 80 21.6 3.0 7.0 .425 3.0 7.0 .425 1.5 1.7 .842 4.6 1.8 1.9 7.4
1963-64 27 STL NBA SF 76 17.9 2.3 5.8 .406 2.3 5.8 .406 0.9 1.1 .819 3.0 1.4 1.8 5.6
1964-65 28 STL NBA SF 60 21.2 2.8 6.8 .409 2.8 6.8 .409 1.3 1.6 .798 4.3 1.5 2.1 6.8
1965-66 29 STL NBA SF 9 8.8 1.4 3.3 .433 1.4 3.3 .433 0.4 0.6 .800 2.0 0.7 1.1 3.3
Career NBA 423 20.8 2.8 7.0 .393 2.8 7.0 .393 1.1 1.4 .814 4.6 1.3 2.0 6.7
4 seasons STL NBA 225 19.7 2.7 6.4 .415 2.7 6.4 .415 1.2 1.4 .822 3.9 1.5 1.9 6.5
3 seasons NYK NBA 141 21.9 2.8 7.6 .364 2.8 7.6 .364 1.1 1.3 .841 5.0 0.9 2.0 6.6
1 season CIN NBA 57 22.7 3.2 8.1 .391 3.2 8.1 .391 1.2 1.6 .734 6.6 1.4 2.2 7.5

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
1958-59 22 NYK NBA SF 72 1545 4.1 11.6 .353 4.1 11.6 .353 1.9 2.3 .838 7.3 1.5 3.5 10.1
1959-60 23 NYK NBA SF 67 1536 5.0 13.3 .373 5.0 13.3 .373 1.6 1.9 .843 9.0 1.3 3.0 11.6
1960-61 24 TOT NBA SF 59 1301 5.0 12.8 .390 5.0 12.8 .390 1.9 2.6 .734 10.5 2.2 3.6 11.9
1960-61 24 NYK NBA SF 2 6 0.0 6.0 .000 0.0 6.0 .000 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.0 12.0 0.0
1960-61 24 CIN NBA SF 57 1295 5.0 12.8 .391 5.0 12.8 .391 1.9 2.6 .734 10.5 2.3 3.6 11.9
1962-63 26 STL NBA SF 80 1724 5.0 11.7 .425 5.0 11.7 .425 2.4 2.9 .842 7.7 3.0 3.2 12.4
1963-64 27 STL NBA SF 76 1361 4.7 11.6 .406 4.7 11.6 .406 1.8 2.2 .819 6.0 2.9 3.7 11.2
1964-65 28 STL NBA SF 60 1272 4.7 11.5 .409 4.7 11.5 .409 2.1 2.7 .798 7.3 2.5 3.5 11.6
1965-66 29 STL NBA SF 9 79 5.9 13.7 .433 5.9 13.7 .433 1.8 2.3 .800 8.2 2.7 4.6 13.7
Career NBA 423 8818 4.8 12.1 .393 4.8 12.1 .393 2.0 2.4 .814 8.0 2.2 3.4 11.5
4 seasons STL NBA 225 4436 4.8 11.7 .415 4.8 11.7 .415 2.1 2.6 .822 7.1 2.8 3.5 11.8
3 seasons NYK NBA 141 3087 4.5 12.4 .364 4.5 12.4 .364 1.8 2.1 .841 8.2 1.4 3.3 10.8
1 season CIN NBA 57 1295 5.0 12.8 .391 5.0 12.8 .391 1.9 2.6 .734 10.5 2.3 3.6 11.9

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
1958-59 22 NYK NBA SF 72 1545 7.9 .402 .199 -0.6 0.8 0.1 .004
1959-60 23 NYK NBA SF 67 1536 8.8 .409 .146 -0.7 0.6 -0.1 -0.002
1960-61 24 TOT NBA SF 59 1301 10.2 .427 .204 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.004
1960-61 24 NYK NBA SF 2 6 -4.8 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.170
1960-61 24 CIN NBA SF 57 1295 10.2 .428 .204 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.003
1962-63 26 STL NBA SF 80 1724 12.0 .477 .247 0.9 2.3 3.2 .089
1963-64 27 STL NBA SF 76 1361 9.4 .447 .189 0.0 1.3 1.3 .046
1964-65 28 STL NBA SF 60 1272 10.7 .455 .230 9.6 0.4 1.4 1.8 .069
1965-66 29 STL NBA SF 9 79 11.6 .466 .167 10.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 .059
Career NBA 423 8818 9.9 .436 .201 9.7 -0.1 6.5 6.3 .035
4 seasons STL NBA 225 4436 10.8 .462 .223 9.7 1.3 5.1 6.4 .069
3 seasons NYK NBA 141 3087 8.3 .405 .171 -1.3 1.3 0.0 .000
1 season CIN NBA 57 1295 10.2 .428 .204 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.003

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
1958-59 22 NYK NBA SF 2 34 5 17 .294 5 17 .294 .294 2 5 .400 10 0 7 12
1962-63 26 STL NBA SF 11 262 27 74 .365 27 74 .365 .365 13 17 .765 52 27 27 67
1963-64 27 STL NBA SF 11 119 19 34 .559 19 34 .559 .559 8 10 .800 16 9 10 46
1964-65 28 STL NBA SF 1 7 2 4 .500 2 4 .500 .500 0 0 1 0 1 4
Career NBA 25 422 53 129 .411 53 129 .411 .411 23 32 .719 79 36 45 129
3 seasons STL NBA 23 388 48 112 .429 48 112 .429 .429 21 27 .778 69 36 38 117
1 season NYK NBA 2 34 5 17 .294 5 17 .294 .294 2 5 .400 10 0 7 12

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
1958-59 22 NYK NBA SF 2 17.0 2.5 8.5 .294 2.5 8.5 .294 1.0 2.5 .400 5.0 0.0 3.5 6.0
1962-63 26 STL NBA SF 11 23.8 2.5 6.7 .365 2.5 6.7 .365 1.2 1.5 .765 4.7 2.5 2.5 6.1
1963-64 27 STL NBA SF 11 10.8 1.7 3.1 .559 1.7 3.1 .559 0.7 0.9 .800 1.5 0.8 0.9 4.2
1964-65 28 STL NBA SF 1 7.0 2.0 4.0 .500 2.0 4.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 4.0
Career NBA 25 16.9 2.1 5.2 .411 2.1 5.2 .411 0.9 1.3 .719 3.2 1.4 1.8 5.2
3 seasons STL NBA 23 16.9 2.1 4.9 .429 2.1 4.9 .429 0.9 1.2 .778 3.0 1.6 1.7 5.1
1 season NYK NBA 2 17.0 2.5 8.5 .294 2.5 8.5 .294 1.0 2.5 .400 5.0 0.0 3.5 6.0

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
1958-59 22 NYK NBA SF 2 34 5.3 18.0 .294 5.3 18.0 .294 2.1 5.3 .400 10.6 0.0 7.4 12.7
1962-63 26 STL NBA SF 11 262 3.7 10.2 .365 3.7 10.2 .365 1.8 2.3 .765 7.1 3.7 3.7 9.2
1963-64 27 STL NBA SF 11 119 5.7 10.3 .559 5.7 10.3 .559 2.4 3.0 .800 4.8 2.7 3.0 13.9
1964-65 28 STL NBA SF 1 7 10.3 20.6 .500 10.3 20.6 .500 0.0 0.0 5.1 0.0 5.1 20.6
Career NBA 25 422 4.5 11.0 .411 4.5 11.0 .411 2.0 2.7 .719 6.7 3.1 3.8 11.0
3 seasons STL NBA 23 388 4.5 10.4 .429 4.5 10.4 .429 1.9 2.5 .778 6.4 3.3 3.5 10.9
1 season NYK NBA 2 34 5.3 18.0 .294 5.3 18.0 .294 2.1 5.3 .400 10.6 0.0 7.4 12.7

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
1958-59 22 NYK NBA SF 2 34 2.4 .313 .294 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.119
1962-63 26 STL NBA SF 11 262 8.7 .411 .230 13.2 -0.2 0.4 0.2 .030
1963-64 27 STL NBA SF 11 119 14.3 .599 .294 11.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 .160
1964-65 28 STL NBA SF 1 7 13.2 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .111
Career NBA 25 422 9.9 .451 .248 11.4 0.1 0.4 0.5 .056
3 seasons STL NBA 23 388 10.5 .472 .241 12.4 0.2 0.4 0.6 .071
1 season NYK NBA 2 34 2.4 .313 .294 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.119

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Mike Farmer 3.2 1.8 1.3 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
DerMarr Johnson 89.9 3.2 1.7 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.3
Darko Milicic 84.9 3.3 1.9 1.2 0.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Willie Long 84.8 3.5 2.1 1.2
Dave Lattin 80.4 3.2 2.0 0.6 0.4 0.2
Don Boven 79.4 3.8 2.2 1.5
Lorenzo Williams 79.1 3.1 1.7 1.1 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Tom Tolbert 79.0 2.7 2.5 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyrone Nesby 78.7 3.1 2.9 1.3 0.3
Louis Amundson 78.5 2.9 1.8 1.0 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1
John Trapp 78.4 3.3 1.2 1.2 0.6 0.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mike Farmer 3.2 1.8 1.3 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
DerMarr Johnson 89.9 3.2 1.7 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.3
Willie Long 84.8 3.5 2.1 1.2
Dave Lattin 80.4 3.2 2.0 0.6 0.4 0.2
Don Boven 79.4 3.8 2.2 1.5
Lorenzo Williams 79.1 3.1 1.7 1.1 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Tom Tolbert 79.0 2.7 2.5 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyrone Nesby 78.7 3.1 2.9 1.3 0.3
John Trapp 78.4 3.3 1.2 1.2 0.6 0.0
Simmie Hill 78.3 3.1 1.6 1.2 1.0
Darko Milicic 78.3 3.3 1.9 1.2 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1957-58 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

Games
1958-59 NBA 72 (1)
1962-63 NBA 80 (1)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.000 (1033)

Transactions

April 3, 1957: Traded by the Fort Wayne Pistons (as a future 1958 1st round draft pick) to the New York Knicks for Dick McGuire.

April 22, 1958: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1958 NBA Draft.

November 14, 1960: Sold by the New York Knicks to the Cincinnati Royals.

August, 1961: Sold by the Cincinnati Royals to the St. Louis Hawks. Farmer played in the ABL in between.

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