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Tellis Frank

Tellis Joseph Frank Jr.

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: April 26, 1965 in Gary, Indiana
High School: Lew Wallace in Gary, Indiana
College: Western Kentucky University
Draft: Golden State Warriors, 1st round (14th pick, 14th overall), 1987 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 6, 1987
Other Pages: College Basketball Stats

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
1987-88 22 GSW NBA PF 78 29 1597 242 565 .428 0 1 .000 242 564 .429 .428 150 207 .725 95 235 330 111 53 23 109 267 634
1988-89 23 GSW NBA PF 32 2 245 34 91 .374 0 1 .000 34 90 .378 .374 39 51 .765 26 35 61 15 14 6 29 59 107
1989-90 24 MIA NBA PF 77 39 1762 278 607 .458 0 0 278 607 .458 .458 179 234 .765 151 234 385 85 51 27 134 282 735
1990-91 25 Did Not Play (other pro league—Italy)
1991-92 26 MIN NBA PF 10 0 140 18 33 .545 0 0 18 33 .545 .545 10 15 .667 8 18 26 8 5 4 5 24 46
1992-93 27 Did Not Play (other pro league—Italy)
1993-94 28 MIN NBA PF 67 11 959 67 160 .419 0 2 .000 67 158 .424 .419 54 76 .711 83 137 220 57 35 35 49 163 188
Career NBA 264 81 4703 639 1456 .439 0 4 .000 639 1452 .440 .439 432 583 .741 363 659 1022 276 158 95 326 795 1710
2 seasons GSW NBA 110 31 1842 276 656 .421 0 2 .000 276 654 .422 .421 189 258 .733 121 270 391 126 67 29 138 326 741
1 season MIA NBA 77 39 1762 278 607 .458 0 0 278 607 .458 .458 179 234 .765 151 234 385 85 51 27 134 282 735
2 seasons MIN NBA 77 11 1099 85 193 .440 0 2 .000 85 191 .445 .440 64 91 .703 91 155 246 65 40 39 54 187 234

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
1987-88 22 GSW NBA PF 78 29 20.5 3.1 7.2 .428 0.0 0.0 .000 3.1 7.2 .429 1.9 2.7 .725 1.2 3.0 4.2 1.4 0.7 0.3 1.4 3.4 8.1
1988-89 23 GSW NBA PF 32 2 7.7 1.1 2.8 .374 0.0 0.0 .000 1.1 2.8 .378 1.2 1.6 .765 0.8 1.1 1.9 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.9 1.8 3.3
1989-90 24 MIA NBA PF 77 39 22.9 3.6 7.9 .458 0.0 0.0 3.6 7.9 .458 2.3 3.0 .765 2.0 3.0 5.0 1.1 0.7 0.4 1.7 3.7 9.5
1991-92 26 MIN NBA PF 10 0 14.0 1.8 3.3 .545 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.3 .545 1.0 1.5 .667 0.8 1.8 2.6 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.5 2.4 4.6
1993-94 28 MIN NBA PF 67 11 14.3 1.0 2.4 .419 0.0 0.0 .000 1.0 2.4 .424 0.8 1.1 .711 1.2 2.0 3.3 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.7 2.4 2.8
Career NBA 264 81 17.8 2.4 5.5 .439 0.0 0.0 .000 2.4 5.5 .440 1.6 2.2 .741 1.4 2.5 3.9 1.0 0.6 0.4 1.2 3.0 6.5
2 seasons GSW NBA 110 31 16.7 2.5 6.0 .421 0.0 0.0 .000 2.5 5.9 .422 1.7 2.3 .733 1.1 2.5 3.6 1.1 0.6 0.3 1.3 3.0 6.7
1 season MIA NBA 77 39 22.9 3.6 7.9 .458 0.0 0.0 3.6 7.9 .458 2.3 3.0 .765 2.0 3.0 5.0 1.1 0.7 0.4 1.7 3.7 9.5
2 seasons MIN NBA 77 11 14.3 1.1 2.5 .440 0.0 0.0 .000 1.1 2.5 .445 0.8 1.2 .703 1.2 2.0 3.2 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.7 2.4 3.0

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
1987-88 22 GSW NBA PF 78 29 1597 5.5 12.7 .428 0.0 0.0 .000 5.5 12.7 .429 3.4 4.7 .725 2.1 5.3 7.4 2.5 1.2 0.5 2.5 6.0 14.3
1988-89 23 GSW NBA PF 32 2 245 5.0 13.4 .374 0.0 0.1 .000 5.0 13.2 .378 5.7 7.5 .765 3.8 5.1 9.0 2.2 2.1 0.9 4.3 8.7 15.7
1989-90 24 MIA NBA PF 77 39 1762 5.7 12.4 .458 0.0 0.0 5.7 12.4 .458 3.7 4.8 .765 3.1 4.8 7.9 1.7 1.0 0.6 2.7 5.8 15.0
1991-92 26 MIN NBA PF 10 0 140 4.6 8.5 .545 0.0 0.0 4.6 8.5 .545 2.6 3.9 .667 2.1 4.6 6.7 2.1 1.3 1.0 1.3 6.2 11.8
1993-94 28 MIN NBA PF 67 11 959 2.5 6.0 .419 0.0 0.1 .000 2.5 5.9 .424 2.0 2.9 .711 3.1 5.1 8.3 2.1 1.3 1.3 1.8 6.1 7.1
Career NBA 264 81 4703 4.9 11.1 .439 0.0 0.0 .000 4.9 11.1 .440 3.3 4.5 .741 2.8 5.0 7.8 2.1 1.2 0.7 2.5 6.1 13.1
2 seasons GSW NBA 110 31 1842 5.4 12.8 .421 0.0 0.0 .000 5.4 12.8 .422 3.7 5.0 .733 2.4 5.3 7.6 2.5 1.3 0.6 2.7 6.4 14.5
1 season MIA NBA 77 39 1762 5.7 12.4 .458 0.0 0.0 5.7 12.4 .458 3.7 4.8 .765 3.1 4.8 7.9 1.7 1.0 0.6 2.7 5.8 15.0
2 seasons MIN NBA 77 11 1099 2.8 6.3 .440 0.0 0.1 .000 2.8 6.3 .445 2.1 3.0 .703 3.0 5.1 8.1 2.1 1.3 1.3 1.8 6.1 7.7

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 ORtg DRtg
1987-88 22 GSW NBA PF 78 29 1597 7.2 16.7 .428 0.0 0.0 .000 7.2 16.7 .429 4.4 6.1 .725 2.8 7.0 9.8 3.3 1.6 0.7 3.2 7.9 18.8 98 112
1988-89 23 GSW NBA PF 32 2 245 6.2 16.6 .374 0.0 0.2 .000 6.2 16.4 .378 7.1 9.3 .765 4.7 6.4 11.1 2.7 2.6 1.1 5.3 10.8 19.5 92 106
1989-90 24 MIA NBA PF 77 39 1762 7.5 16.4 .458 0.0 0.0 7.5 16.4 .458 4.8 6.3 .765 4.1 6.3 10.4 2.3 1.4 0.7 3.6 7.6 19.8 101 109
1991-92 26 MIN NBA PF 10 0 140 6.5 11.9 .545 0.0 0.0 6.5 11.9 .545 3.6 5.4 .667 2.9 6.5 9.4 2.9 1.8 1.4 1.8 8.7 16.6 117 111
1993-94 28 MIN NBA PF 67 11 959 3.5 8.5 .419 0.0 0.1 .000 3.5 8.4 .424 2.9 4.0 .711 4.4 7.2 11.6 3.0 1.9 1.9 2.6 8.6 9.9 100 107
Career NBA 264 81 4703 6.5 14.9 .439 0.0 0.0 .000 6.5 14.8 .440 4.4 5.9 .741 3.7 6.7 10.4 2.8 1.6 1.0 3.3 8.1 17.4 100 110
2 seasons GSW NBA 110 31 1842 7.0 16.7 .421 0.0 0.1 .000 7.0 16.6 .422 4.8 6.6 .733 3.1 6.9 10.0 3.2 1.7 0.7 3.5 8.3 18.9 97 111
1 season MIA NBA 77 39 1762 7.5 16.4 .458 0.0 0.0 7.5 16.4 .458 4.8 6.3 .765 4.1 6.3 10.4 2.3 1.4 0.7 3.6 7.6 19.8 101 109
2 seasons MIN NBA 77 11 1099 3.9 8.9 .440 0.0 0.1 .000 3.9 8.8 .445 3.0 4.2 .703 4.2 7.1 11.3 3.0 1.8 1.8 2.5 8.6 10.8 103 107

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
1987-88 22 GSW NBA PF 78 1597 10.2 .483 .002 .366 6.4 16.8 11.5 9.6 1.6 0.8 14.2 19.4 -0.3 0.9 0.6 .018 -3.0 -0.9 -3.9 -0.8
1988-89 23 GSW NBA PF 32 245 9.4 .472 .011 .560 10.7 14.2 12.5 7.7 2.6 1.4 20.4 22.0 -0.2 0.3 0.1 .017 -4.1 -0.3 -4.4 -0.1
1989-90 24 MIA NBA PF 77 1762 11.1 .518 .000 .386 9.1 15.2 12.1 6.9 1.4 0.9 15.9 19.3 0.4 1.6 2.0 .054 -2.6 -0.1 -2.7 -0.3
1991-92 26 MIN NBA PF 10 140 12.4 .581 .000 .455 6.1 14.6 10.2 7.9 1.8 1.7 11.2 13.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 .102 -1.5 -0.5 -1.9 0.0
1993-94 28 MIN NBA PF 67 959 8.9 .486 .013 .475 10.4 16.4 13.4 8.7 1.9 2.3 20.2 11.1 0.2 0.9 1.1 .055 -2.6 1.5 -1.1 0.2
Career NBA 264 4703 10.3 .499 .003 .400 8.5 15.9 12.1 8.2 1.6 1.2 16.0 17.6 0.2 3.8 4.0 .041 -2.8 -0.1 -2.9 -1.0
2 seasons GSW NBA 110 1842 10.1 .481 .003 .393 7.0 16.5 11.6 9.3 1.7 0.9 15.2 19.7 -0.5 1.2 0.7 .018 -3.1 -0.8 -4.0 -0.9
1 season MIA NBA 77 1762 11.1 .518 .000 .386 9.1 15.2 12.1 6.9 1.4 0.9 15.9 19.3 0.4 1.6 2.0 .054 -2.6 -0.1 -2.7 -0.3
2 seasons MIN NBA 77 1099 9.4 .502 .010 .472 9.8 16.1 13.0 8.6 1.8 2.3 18.8 11.4 0.4 1.0 1.4 .061 -2.4 1.2 -1.2 0.2

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
Tellis Frank 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1
Michael Ruffin 91.8 1.9 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.0
Bob Portman 86.8 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.5
Bill Walker 85.9 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.5
Tony Brown 85.5 1.8 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.0
Wesley Johnson 84.6 1.9 1.3 0.6 0.0
Hank Whitney 84.2 1.8 1.1 0.5
Scott Hastings 83.8 2.1 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.1
Keith Lee 83.2 1.9 1.1 0.8
Byron Houston 82.0 1.8 0.9 0.7 0.5
D.J. White 81.9 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tellis Frank 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1
Bob Portman 86.8 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.5
Bill Walker 85.9 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.5
Wesley Johnson 84.6 1.9 1.3 0.6 0.0
Hank Whitney 84.2 1.8 1.1 0.5
Keith Lee 83.2 1.9 1.1 0.8
Byron Houston 82.0 1.8 0.9 0.7 0.5
D.J. White 81.9 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0
Joe Kopicki 79.7 1.9 0.9 0.7
Cliff Meely 79.3 1.8 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.2
Kenny Battle 78.8 1.9 1.3 0.3 0.1

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
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
1983-84 18 WKENTUCKY 27 42 121 22 36 92 31 17 7 40 80 106 .347 .611 3.9 3.4 1.1
1984-85 19 WKENTUCKY 27 93 213 41 62 134 37 16 18 43 80 227 .437 .661 8.4 5.0 1.4
1985-86 20 WKENTUCKY 30 109 212 88 111 157 34 26 12 58 89 306 .514 .793 10.2 5.2 1.1
1986-87 21 WKENTUCKY 38 281 542 122 175 281 85 40 22 94 118 684 .518 .697 18.0 7.4 2.2
Career 122 525 1088 273 384 664 187 99 59 235 367 1323 .483 .711 10.8 5.4 1.5

Transactions

June 22, 1987: Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

October 2, 1989: Traded by the Golden State Warriors to the Miami Heat for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Bardo was later selected).

July 1, 1990: Released by the Miami Heat.

October 3, 1991: Signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

November 29, 1991: Waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 Golden State Warriors NBA $353,000
1988-89 Golden State Warriors NBA $303,000
1993-94 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA $200,000
Career (may be incomplete) $856,000

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