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Rod Foster

Roderick Allen Foster

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-1 ▪ Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: October 10, 1960 in Birmingham, Alabama
High School: Saint Thomas Aquinas in New Britain, Connecticut
College: University of California, Los Angeles
Draft: Phoenix Suns, 2nd round (4th pick, 28th overall), 1983 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 29, 1983

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
1983-84 23 PHO NBA PG 80 34 1424 260 580 .448 22 84 .262 238 496 .480 122 155 .787 39 81 120 172 54 9 108 193 664
1984-85 24 PHO NBA PG 79 1 1318 286 636 .450 41 126 .325 245 510 .480 83 110 .755 27 53 80 186 61 0 117 171 696
1985-86 25 PHO NBA PG 48 0 704 85 218 .390 9 32 .281 76 186 .409 23 32 .719 9 49 58 121 22 1 61 77 202
Career NBA 207 35 3446 631 1434 .440 72 242 .298 559 1192 .469 228 297 .768 75 183 258 479 137 10 286 441 1562

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
1983-84 23 PHO NBA PG 80 34 17.8 3.3 7.3 .448 0.3 1.1 .262 3.0 6.2 .480 1.5 1.9 .787 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.4 2.4 8.3
1984-85 24 PHO NBA PG 79 1 16.7 3.6 8.1 .450 0.5 1.6 .325 3.1 6.5 .480 1.1 1.4 .755 0.3 0.7 1.0 2.4 0.8 0.0 1.5 2.2 8.8
1985-86 25 PHO NBA PG 48 0 14.7 1.8 4.5 .390 0.2 0.7 .281 1.6 3.9 .409 0.5 0.7 .719 0.2 1.0 1.2 2.5 0.5 0.0 1.3 1.6 4.2
Career NBA 207 35 16.6 3.0 6.9 .440 0.3 1.2 .298 2.7 5.8 .469 1.1 1.4 .768 0.4 0.9 1.2 2.3 0.7 0.0 1.4 2.1 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
1983-84 23 PHO NBA PG 80 34 1424 6.6 14.7 .448 0.6 2.1 .262 6.0 12.5 .480 3.1 3.9 .787 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.3 1.4 0.2 2.7 4.9 16.8
1984-85 24 PHO NBA PG 79 1 1318 7.8 17.4 .450 1.1 3.4 .325 6.7 13.9 .480 2.3 3.0 .755 0.7 1.4 2.2 5.1 1.7 0.0 3.2 4.7 19.0
1985-86 25 PHO NBA PG 48 0 704 4.3 11.1 .390 0.5 1.6 .281 3.9 9.5 .409 1.2 1.6 .719 0.5 2.5 3.0 6.2 1.1 0.1 3.1 3.9 10.3
Career NBA 207 35 3446 6.6 15.0 .440 0.8 2.5 .298 5.8 12.5 .469 2.4 3.1 .768 0.8 1.9 2.7 5.0 1.4 0.1 3.0 4.6 16.3

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
1983-84 23 PHO NBA PG 80 1424 11.9 .512 .467 .267 .145 3.2 6.7 4.9 16.2 1.8 0.4 14.3 21.8 102 110 0.6 1.0 1.6 .054
1984-85 24 PHO NBA PG 79 1318 12.1 .508 .482 .173 .198 2.4 4.5 3.4 21.1 2.2 0.0 14.6 24.8 98 109 -0.2 1.2 0.9 .034
1985-86 25 PHO NBA PG 48 704 6.6 .435 .411 .147 .147 1.5 7.7 4.7 22.4 1.4 0.1 20.8 16.6 88 110 -0.8 0.5 -0.3 -0.020
Career NBA 207 3446 10.9 .499 .465 .207 .169 2.5 6.1 4.3 19.3 1.9 0.2 15.5 21.9 98 110 -0.4 2.7 2.2 .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
1983-84 23 PHO NBA PG 16 128 10 39 .256 0 5 .000 10 34 .294 9 9 1.000 6 7 13 18 5 1 13 21 29
1984-85 24 PHO NBA PG 3 0 56 7 25 .280 0 4 .000 7 21 .333 6 8 .750 0 3 3 7 5 0 5 4 20
Career NBA 19 0 184 17 64 .266 0 9 .000 17 55 .309 15 17 .882 6 10 16 25 10 1 18 25 49

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
1983-84 23 PHO NBA PG 16 8.0 0.6 2.4 .256 0.0 0.3 .000 0.6 2.1 .294 0.6 0.6 1.000 0.4 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.3 0.1 0.8 1.3 1.8
1984-85 24 PHO NBA PG 3 0 18.7 2.3 8.3 .280 0.0 1.3 .000 2.3 7.0 .333 2.0 2.7 .750 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.3 1.7 0.0 1.7 1.3 6.7
Career NBA 19 0 9.7 0.9 3.4 .266 0.0 0.5 .000 0.9 2.9 .309 0.8 0.9 .882 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.9 1.3 2.6

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
1983-84 23 PHO NBA PG 16 128 2.8 11.0 .256 0.0 1.4 .000 2.8 9.6 .294 2.5 2.5 1.000 1.7 2.0 3.7 5.1 1.4 0.3 3.7 5.9 8.2
1984-85 24 PHO NBA PG 3 0 56 4.5 16.1 .280 0.0 2.6 .000 4.5 13.5 .333 3.9 5.1 .750 0.0 1.9 1.9 4.5 3.2 0.0 3.2 2.6 12.9
Career NBA 19 0 184 3.3 12.5 .266 0.0 1.8 .000 3.3 10.8 .309 2.9 3.3 .882 1.2 2.0 3.1 4.9 2.0 0.2 3.5 4.9 9.6

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
1983-84 23 PHO NBA PG 16 128 2.8 .338 .256 .231 .128 5.5 6.1 5.8 17.2 1.9 0.5 23.2 18.4 76 112 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 -0.099
1984-85 24 PHO NBA PG 3 56 5.1 .351 .280 .320 .160 0.0 6.8 3.2 15.3 3.9 0.0 14.9 23.0 75 122 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.177
Career NBA 19 184 3.5 .343 .266 .266 .141 3.9 6.3 5.0 16.6 2.5 0.3 20.1 19.8 76 115 -0.5 0.1 -0.5 -0.122

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Rod Foster 1.6 0.9 -0.3
Sergio Rodriguez 90.3 1.7 0.9 -0.2
Ollie Mack 89.9 1.6 1.0 -0.1
Milt Palacio 83.9 1.8 0.8 -0.3
Gary Grant 82.0 1.7 1.3 -0.4
Raja Bell 81.7 1.7 1.1 -0.1
Billy Shepherd 79.6 1.7 1.3 -0.3
Tommy Kron 78.1 1.3 0.8 -0.3
Fred Carter 76.1 1.8 1.3 -0.3
Tracy Jackson 75.7 1.7 0.7 0.0
Donnie Butcher 75.5 1.2 1.1 -0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Rod Foster 1.6 0.9 -0.3
Ollie Mack 89.9 1.6 1.0 -0.1
Billy Shepherd 79.6 1.7 1.3 -0.3
Tracy Jackson 75.7 1.7 0.7 0.0
Jordan Crawford 73.1 1.9 1.1 -0.6
Bobby Washington 72.6 1.5 0.7 0.0
Mike Flynn 71.5 1.7 0.8 0.3
Byron Irvin 70.9 1.2 0.9 0.0
Buddy O'Grady 65.4 1.4 0.7 -0.5
Lloyd Daniels 64.9 1.8 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.0
Stan Noszka 63.4 1.8 0.4 -0.2

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
1979-80 19 UCLA 32 839 144 263 80 95 59 36 3 77 75 368 .548 .842 26.2 11.5 1.8
1980-81 20 UCLA 25 664 124 244 60 66 41 25 2 54 61 308 .508 .909 26.6 12.3 1.6
1981-82 21 UCLA 27 577 92 199 95 100 39 11 0 39 48 279 .462 .950 21.4 10.3 1.4
1982-83 22 UCLA 29 835 168 310 74 90 52 27 7 43 66 410 .542 .822 28.8 14.1 1.8
Career 113 2915 528 1016 309 351 191 99 12 213 250 1365 .520 .880 25.8 12.1 1.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

3-Pt Field Goals
1983-84 NBA 22 (9)
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1983-84 NBA 84 (7)
1984-85 NBA 126 (9)

Transactions

August 4, 1978: Traded by the San Diego Clippers (as a future 1983 2nd round draft pick) with Tiny Archibald, Marvin Barnes, Billy Knight and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Danny Ainge was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Kevin Kunnert, Kermit Washington, Sidney Wicks and Freeman Williams.

June 27, 1983: Traded by the Boston Celtics (as a future 1983 2nd round draft pick) with Rick Robey and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Paul Williams was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Dennis Johnson, a 1983 1st round draft pick (Greg Kite was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Winfred King was later selected).

June 28, 1983: Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round (28th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

June 8, 1986: Released by the Phoenix Suns.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 Phoenix Suns NBA $137,000
Career (may be incomplete) $137,000

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