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Don Ford

Donald J. Ford

Position: Small Forward and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: December 31, 1952 in Santa Barbara, California
High School: Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California
College: University of California, Santa Barbara
Draft: Los Angeles Lakers, 6th round (2nd pick, 92nd overall), 1975 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 23, 1975

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 76 1838 311 710 .438 311 710 .438 104 139 .748 118 215 333 111 50 14 186 726
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 82 1782 262 570 .460 262 570 .460 73 102 .716 105 248 353 133 60 21 170 597
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 79 1945 272 576 .472 272 576 .472 68 90 .756 106 247 353 142 68 46 88 210 612
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 79 1540 228 450 .507 228 450 .507 72 89 .809 83 185 268 101 51 25 93 177 528
1979-80 27 TOT NBA SF 73 999 131 274 .478 1 3 .333 130 271 .480 45 53 .849 44 141 185 65 22 21 51 131 308
1979-80 27 LAL NBA SF 52 580 66 130 .508 0 1 .000 66 129 .512 23 28 .821 23 75 98 36 11 15 30 86 155
1979-80 27 CLE NBA SF 21 419 65 144 .451 1 2 .500 64 142 .451 22 25 .880 21 66 87 29 11 6 21 45 153
1980-81 28 CLE NBA SF 64 996 100 224 .446 0 3 .000 100 221 .452 22 24 .917 74 90 164 84 15 12 49 100 222
1981-82 29 CLE NBA SF 21 1 201 9 24 .375 0 1 .000 9 23 .391 5 6 .833 14 21 35 11 8 0 15 30 23
Career NBA 474 1 9301 1313 2828 .464 1 7 .143 1312 2821 .465 389 503 .773 544 1147 1691 647 274 139 296 1004 3016
5 seasons LAL NBA 368 7685 1139 2436 .468 0 1 .000 1139 2435 .468 340 448 .759 435 970 1405 523 240 121 211 829 2618
3 seasons CLE NBA 106 1 1616 174 392 .444 1 6 .167 173 386 .448 49 55 .891 109 177 286 124 34 18 85 175 398

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 76 24.2 4.1 9.3 .438 4.1 9.3 .438 1.4 1.8 .748 1.6 2.8 4.4 1.5 0.7 0.2 2.4 9.6
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 82 21.7 3.2 7.0 .460 3.2 7.0 .460 0.9 1.2 .716 1.3 3.0 4.3 1.6 0.7 0.3 2.1 7.3
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 79 24.6 3.4 7.3 .472 3.4 7.3 .472 0.9 1.1 .756 1.3 3.1 4.5 1.8 0.9 0.6 1.1 2.7 7.7
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 79 19.5 2.9 5.7 .507 2.9 5.7 .507 0.9 1.1 .809 1.1 2.3 3.4 1.3 0.6 0.3 1.2 2.2 6.7
1979-80 27 TOT NBA SF 73 13.7 1.8 3.8 .478 0.0 0.0 .333 1.8 3.7 .480 0.6 0.7 .849 0.6 1.9 2.5 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.7 1.8 4.2
1979-80 27 LAL NBA SF 52 11.2 1.3 2.5 .508 0.0 0.0 .000 1.3 2.5 .512 0.4 0.5 .821 0.4 1.4 1.9 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.6 1.7 3.0
1979-80 27 CLE NBA SF 21 20.0 3.1 6.9 .451 0.0 0.1 .500 3.0 6.8 .451 1.0 1.2 .880 1.0 3.1 4.1 1.4 0.5 0.3 1.0 2.1 7.3
1980-81 28 CLE NBA SF 64 15.6 1.6 3.5 .446 0.0 0.0 .000 1.6 3.5 .452 0.3 0.4 .917 1.2 1.4 2.6 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.8 1.6 3.5
1981-82 29 CLE NBA SF 21 1 9.6 0.4 1.1 .375 0.0 0.0 .000 0.4 1.1 .391 0.2 0.3 .833 0.7 1.0 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.7 1.4 1.1
Career NBA 474 1 19.6 2.8 6.0 .464 0.0 0.0 .143 2.8 6.0 .465 0.8 1.1 .773 1.1 2.4 3.6 1.4 0.6 0.3 0.9 2.1 6.4
5 seasons LAL NBA 368 20.9 3.1 6.6 .468 0.0 0.0 .000 3.1 6.6 .468 0.9 1.2 .759 1.2 2.6 3.8 1.4 0.7 0.3 1.0 2.3 7.1
3 seasons CLE NBA 106 1 15.2 1.6 3.7 .444 0.0 0.1 .167 1.6 3.6 .448 0.5 0.5 .891 1.0 1.7 2.7 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.8 1.7 3.8

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 76 1838 6.1 13.9 .438 6.1 13.9 .438 2.0 2.7 .748 2.3 4.2 6.5 2.2 1.0 0.3 3.6 14.2
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 82 1782 5.3 11.5 .460 5.3 11.5 .460 1.5 2.1 .716 2.1 5.0 7.1 2.7 1.2 0.4 3.4 12.1
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 79 1945 5.0 10.7 .472 5.0 10.7 .472 1.3 1.7 .756 2.0 4.6 6.5 2.6 1.3 0.9 1.6 3.9 11.3
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 79 1540 5.3 10.5 .507 5.3 10.5 .507 1.7 2.1 .809 1.9 4.3 6.3 2.4 1.2 0.6 2.2 4.1 12.3
1979-80 27 TOT NBA SF 73 999 4.7 9.9 .478 0.0 0.1 .333 4.7 9.8 .480 1.6 1.9 .849 1.6 5.1 6.7 2.3 0.8 0.8 1.8 4.7 11.1
1979-80 27 LAL NBA SF 52 580 4.1 8.1 .508 0.0 0.1 .000 4.1 8.0 .512 1.4 1.7 .821 1.4 4.7 6.1 2.2 0.7 0.9 1.9 5.3 9.6
1979-80 27 CLE NBA SF 21 419 5.6 12.4 .451 0.1 0.2 .500 5.5 12.2 .451 1.9 2.1 .880 1.8 5.7 7.5 2.5 0.9 0.5 1.8 3.9 13.1
1980-81 28 CLE NBA SF 64 996 3.6 8.1 .446 0.0 0.1 .000 3.6 8.0 .452 0.8 0.9 .917 2.7 3.3 5.9 3.0 0.5 0.4 1.8 3.6 8.0
1981-82 29 CLE NBA SF 21 1 201 1.6 4.3 .375 0.0 0.2 .000 1.6 4.1 .391 0.9 1.1 .833 2.5 3.8 6.3 2.0 1.4 0.0 2.7 5.4 4.1
Career NBA 474 1 9301 5.1 10.9 .464 0.0 0.1 .143 5.1 10.9 .465 1.5 1.9 .773 2.1 4.4 6.5 2.5 1.1 0.5 1.9 3.9 11.7
5 seasons LAL NBA 368 7685 5.3 11.4 .468 0.0 0.1 .000 5.3 11.4 .468 1.6 2.1 .759 2.0 4.5 6.6 2.4 1.1 0.6 1.9 3.9 12.3
3 seasons CLE NBA 106 1 1616 3.9 8.7 .444 0.0 0.1 .167 3.9 8.6 .448 1.1 1.2 .891 2.4 3.9 6.4 2.8 0.8 0.4 1.9 3.9 8.9

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 76 1838 7.5 17.2 .438 7.5 17.2 .438 2.5 3.4 .748 2.9 5.2 8.1 2.7 1.2 0.3 4.5 17.6
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 82 1782 6.7 14.7 .460 6.7 14.7 .460 1.9 2.6 .716 2.7 6.4 9.1 3.4 1.5 0.5 4.4 15.4
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 79 1945 6.3 13.4 .472 6.3 13.4 .472 1.6 2.1 .756 2.5 5.7 8.2 3.3 1.6 1.1 2.0 4.9 14.2
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 79 1540 6.7 13.2 .507 6.7 13.2 .507 2.1 2.6 .809 2.4 5.4 7.9 3.0 1.5 0.7 2.7 5.2 15.5
1979-80 27 TOT NBA SF 73 999 6.0 12.6 .478 0.0 0.1 .333 6.0 12.4 .480 2.1 2.4 .849 2.0 6.5 8.5 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.3 6.0 14.1
1979-80 27 LAL NBA SF 52 580 5.2 10.3 .508 0.0 0.1 .000 5.2 10.3 .512 1.8 2.2 .821 1.8 6.0 7.8 2.9 0.9 1.2 2.4 6.8 12.3
1979-80 27 CLE NBA SF 21 419 7.0 15.6 .451 0.1 0.2 .500 6.9 15.4 .451 2.4 2.7 .880 2.3 7.2 9.4 3.1 1.2 0.7 2.3 4.9 16.6
1980-81 28 CLE NBA SF 64 996 4.8 10.7 .446 0.0 0.1 .000 4.8 10.6 .452 1.1 1.1 .917 3.5 4.3 7.8 4.0 0.7 0.6 2.3 4.8 10.6
1981-82 29 CLE NBA SF 21 1 201 2.2 5.8 .375 0.0 0.2 .000 2.2 5.5 .391 1.2 1.4 .833 3.4 5.1 8.4 2.6 1.9 0.0 3.6 7.2 5.5
Career NBA 474 1 9301 6.4 13.9 .464 0.0 0.1 .143 6.4 13.8 .465 1.9 2.5 .773 2.7 5.6 8.3 3.2 1.3 0.7 2.4 4.9 14.8
5 seasons LAL NBA 368 7685 6.7 14.4 .468 0.0 0.1 .000 6.7 14.3 .468 2.0 2.6 .759 2.6 5.7 8.3 3.1 1.4 0.7 2.4 4.9 15.4
3 seasons CLE NBA 106 1 1616 5.1 11.4 .444 0.0 0.2 .167 5.0 11.3 .448 1.4 1.6 .891 3.2 5.2 8.3 3.6 1.0 0.5 2.5 5.1 11.6

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 76 1838 11.6 .471 .438 .196 6.4 10.8 8.7 8.3 1.2 0.4 101 0.7 1.2 2.0 .051
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 82 1782 11.7 .485 .460 .179 6.1 13.9 10.1 9.6 1.5 0.6 100 1.0 1.8 2.8 .076
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 79 1945 11.6 .497 .472 .156 5.8 12.5 9.3 9.1 1.6 1.2 12.5 14.1 102 102 1.7 1.8 3.5 .087
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 79 1540 11.1 .540 .507 .198 6.2 12.4 9.5 8.0 1.5 0.8 16.0 15.1 103 105 1.0 1.5 2.5 .078
1979-80 27 TOT NBA SF 73 999 9.6 .518 .480 .193 .011 4.9 14.8 9.9 7.8 1.0 1.1 14.6 13.7 104 106 0.6 0.9 1.5 .072
1979-80 27 LAL NBA SF 52 580 8.3 .545 .508 .215 .008 4.7 13.0 9.2 7.2 0.9 1.3 17.4 11.9 105 106 0.3 0.6 0.9 .073
1979-80 27 CLE NBA SF 21 419 11.4 .494 .455 .174 .014 5.1 17.4 11.0 8.6 1.2 0.8 11.9 16.1 103 106 0.2 0.4 0.6 .071
1980-81 28 CLE NBA SF 64 996 8.2 .473 .446 .107 .013 7.8 10.5 9.1 10.6 0.7 0.7 17.3 11.4 101 112 0.3 0.3 0.6 .028
1981-82 29 CLE NBA SF 21 201 3.7 .432 .375 .250 .042 7.4 12.6 9.8 6.7 1.9 0.0 36.0 8.5 79 112 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.035
Career NBA 474 9301 10.8 .495 .464 .178 .002 6.2 12.5 9.4 8.8 1.3 0.8 15.1 13.7 102 103 5.1 7.6 12.7 .066
5 seasons LAL NBA 368 7685 11.3 .497 .468 .184 .000 6.0 12.4 9.4 8.6 1.4 0.8 14.5 14.2 103 102 4.8 6.9 11.7 .073
3 seasons CLE NBA 106 1616 8.5 .478 .445 .140 .015 7.1 12.5 9.7 9.6 1.0 0.6 17.0 12.3 100 110 0.3 0.7 1.0 .031

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 11 333 42 98 .429 42 98 .429 27 36 .750 22 36 58 37 17 4 28 111
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 1 10 0 3 .000 0 3 .000 0 0 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 2 0
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 8 138 16 30 .533 16 30 .533 1 3 .333 2 20 22 7 3 2 4 20 33
Career NBA 20 481 58 131 .443 58 131 .443 28 39 .718 26 59 85 44 21 6 5 50 144
3 seasons LAL NBA 20 481 58 131 .443 58 131 .443 28 39 .718 26 59 85 44 21 6 5 50 144

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 11 30.3 3.8 8.9 .429 3.8 8.9 .429 2.5 3.3 .750 2.0 3.3 5.3 3.4 1.5 0.4 2.5 10.1
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 1 10.0 0.0 3.0 .000 0.0 3.0 .000 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 8 17.3 2.0 3.8 .533 2.0 3.8 .533 0.1 0.4 .333 0.3 2.5 2.8 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.5 2.5 4.1
Career NBA 20 24.1 2.9 6.6 .443 2.9 6.6 .443 1.4 2.0 .718 1.3 3.0 4.3 2.2 1.1 0.3 0.6 2.5 7.2
3 seasons LAL NBA 20 24.1 2.9 6.6 .443 2.9 6.6 .443 1.4 2.0 .718 1.3 3.0 4.3 2.2 1.1 0.3 0.6 2.5 7.2

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 11 333 4.5 10.6 .429 4.5 10.6 .429 2.9 3.9 .750 2.4 3.9 6.3 4.0 1.8 0.4 3.0 12.0
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 1 10 0.0 10.8 .000 0.0 10.8 .000 0.0 0.0 7.2 10.8 18.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 3.6 7.2 0.0
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 8 138 4.2 7.8 .533 4.2 7.8 .533 0.3 0.8 .333 0.5 5.2 5.7 1.8 0.8 0.5 1.0 5.2 8.6
Career NBA 20 481 4.3 9.8 .443 4.3 9.8 .443 2.1 2.9 .718 1.9 4.4 6.4 3.3 1.6 0.4 1.2 3.7 10.8
3 seasons LAL NBA 20 481 4.3 9.8 .443 4.3 9.8 .443 2.1 2.9 .718 1.9 4.4 6.4 3.3 1.6 0.4 1.2 3.7 10.8

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 11 333 5.8 13.6 .429 5.8 13.6 .429 3.8 5.0 .750 3.1 5.0 8.1 5.1 2.4 0.6 3.9 15.4
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 1 10 0.0 14.6 .000 0.0 14.6 .000 0.0 0.0 9.7 14.6 24.3 0.0 4.9 0.0 4.9 9.7 0.0
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 8 138 5.5 10.3 .533 5.5 10.3 .533 0.3 1.0 .333 0.7 6.9 7.6 2.4 1.0 0.7 1.4 6.9 11.4
Career NBA 20 481 5.6 12.7 .443 5.6 12.7 .443 2.7 3.8 .718 2.5 5.7 8.3 4.3 2.0 0.6 1.6 4.9 14.0
3 seasons LAL NBA 20 481 5.6 12.7 .443 5.6 12.7 .443 2.7 3.8 .718 2.5 5.7 8.3 4.3 2.0 0.6 1.6 4.9 14.0

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA PF 11 333 13.4 .488 .429 .367 6.9 11.0 9.0 15.4 2.4 0.6 101 0.2 0.3 0.5 .071
1977-78 25 LAL NBA PF 1 10 -1.5 .000 .000 .000 19.9 33.2 26.2 0.0 4.9 0.0 25.0 15.8 26 93 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.196
1978-79 26 LAL NBA PF 8 138 8.3 .527 .533 .100 1.8 15.1 9.0 6.4 1.0 0.8 11.3 10.9 100 107 0.1 0.1 0.1 .040
Career NBA 20 481 11.6 .486 .443 .298 5.7 12.7 9.4 12.5 2.0 0.7 12.7 11.2 93 103 0.2 0.4 0.6 .057
3 seasons LAL NBA 20 481 11.6 .486 .443 .298 5.7 12.7 9.4 12.5 2.0 0.7 12.7 11.2 93 103 0.2 0.4 0.6 .057

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
Don Ford 3.5 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.5 0.6 -0.1
Scott Padgett 94.5 3.5 2.8 2.5 1.9 1.8 0.4 0.1
Sidney Green 93.9 3.4 2.7 2.5 2.0 1.7 0.6 0.3
Duane Ferrell 90.4 3.5 3.2 2.8 1.9 1.2 0.4 -0.1
Lawrence Funderburke 90.2 3.7 3.1 2.1 1.9 1.6 0.5 0.1
Luke Walton 87.6 3.8 3.2 2.0 2.0 1.6 0.5 0.3
Matt Bullard 87.5 3.4 2.5 2.4 1.7 1.0 0.6 0.2
Mark Landsberger 87.1 3.4 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.7 0.4 0.3
E.C. Coleman 86.7 3.2 2.7 2.6 2.5 1.7 0.1
Tim Bassett 86.4 3.7 2.6 2.4 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.1
Fred Roberts 86.2 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.8 0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Don Ford 3.5 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.5 0.6 -0.1
Scott Padgett 94.0 3.5 2.8 2.5 1.9 1.8 0.4 0.1 0.1
Lawrence Funderburke 90.2 3.7 3.1 2.1 1.9 1.6 0.5 0.1
Mark Landsberger 87.1 3.4 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.7 0.4 0.3
E.C. Coleman 86.7 3.2 2.7 2.6 2.5 1.7 0.1
Tim Bassett 86.4 3.7 2.6 2.4 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.1
Lew Hitch 85.9 3.3 2.7 2.2 2.2 1.2
Toby Kimball 85.7 3.4 3.2 2.5 2.0 1.2 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.0
Dante Cunningham 84.4 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.0 1.9
Chuck Cooper 84.4 3.3 3.1 2.4 1.7 1.1 0.0
Al Tucker 84.4 3.5 2.3 2.3 2.1 1.1

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
1972-73 20 NMEXICO 27 587 80 190 25 34 112 185 .421 .735 21.7 6.9 4.1
1974-75 22 UCSB 26 211 382 88 111 218 510 .552 .793 19.6 8.4
Career 53 587 291 572 113 145 330 695 .509 .779 21.7 13.1 6.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1976-77 NBA 82 (3)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.000 (1028)

Transactions

May 29, 1975: Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 6th round (92nd pick) of the 1975 NBA Draft.

February 15, 1980: Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with a 1980 1st round draft pick (Chad Kinch was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Butch Lee and a 1982 1st round draft pick (James Worthy was later selected).

January 19, 1982: Waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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