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Joe Fulks

Joseph Franklin Fulks (Jumpin' Joe)

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: October 26, 1921 in Birmingham, Kentucky
Died: March 21, 1976
High School: Kuttawa in Kuttawa, Kentucky
College: Murray State University
NBA Debut: November 7, 1946
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1978 (Full List)

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
1946-47 25 PHW BAA PF 60 475 1557 .305 475 1557 .305 439 601 .730 25 199 1389
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 43 326 1258 .259 326 1258 .259 297 390 .762 26 162 949
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 60 529 1689 .313 529 1689 .313 502 638 .787 74 262 1560
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 68 336 1209 .278 336 1209 .278 293 421 .696 56 240 965
1950-51 ★ 29 PHW NBA PF 66 429 1358 .316 429 1358 .316 378 442 .855 523 117 247 1236
1951-52 ★ 30 PHW NBA PF 61 1904 336 1078 .312 336 1078 .312 250 303 .825 368 123 255 922
1952-53 31 PHW NBA PF 70 2085 332 960 .346 332 960 .346 168 231 .727 387 138 319 832
1953-54 32 PHW NBA PF 61 501 61 229 .266 61 229 .266 28 49 .571 101 28 90 150
Career TOT 489 4490 2824 9338 .302 2824 9338 .302 2355 3075 .766 1379 587 1774 8003
NBA 326 4490 1494 4834 .309 1494 4834 .309 1117 1446 .772 1379 462 1151 4105
BAA 163 1330 4504 .295 1330 4504 .295 1238 1629 .760 125 623 3898

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
1946-47 25 PHW BAA PF 60 7.9 26.0 .305 7.9 26.0 .305 7.3 10.0 .730 0.4 3.3 23.2
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 43 7.6 29.3 .259 7.6 29.3 .259 6.9 9.1 .762 0.6 3.8 22.1
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 60 8.8 28.2 .313 8.8 28.2 .313 8.4 10.6 .787 1.2 4.4 26.0
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 68 4.9 17.8 .278 4.9 17.8 .278 4.3 6.2 .696 0.8 3.5 14.2
1950-51 ★ 29 PHW NBA PF 66 6.5 20.6 .316 6.5 20.6 .316 5.7 6.7 .855 7.9 1.8 3.7 18.7
1951-52 ★ 30 PHW NBA PF 61 31.2 5.5 17.7 .312 5.5 17.7 .312 4.1 5.0 .825 6.0 2.0 4.2 15.1
1952-53 31 PHW NBA PF 70 29.8 4.7 13.7 .346 4.7 13.7 .346 2.4 3.3 .727 5.5 2.0 4.6 11.9
1953-54 32 PHW NBA PF 61 8.2 1.0 3.8 .266 1.0 3.8 .266 0.5 0.8 .571 1.7 0.5 1.5 2.5
Career TOT 489 23.4 5.8 19.1 .302 5.8 19.1 .302 4.8 6.3 .766 5.3 1.2 3.6 16.4
NBA 326 23.4 4.6 14.8 .309 4.6 14.8 .309 3.4 4.4 .772 5.3 1.4 3.5 12.6
BAA 163 8.2 27.6 .295 8.2 27.6 .295 7.6 10.0 .760 0.8 3.8 23.9

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
1946-47 25 PHW BAA PF 60 .305 .305 .730
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 43 .259 .259 .762
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 60 .313 .313 .787
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 68 .278 .278 .696
1950-51 ★ 29 PHW NBA PF 66 .316 .316 .855
1951-52 ★ 30 PHW NBA PF 61 1904 6.4 20.4 .312 6.4 20.4 .312 4.7 5.7 .825 7.0 2.3 4.8 17.4
1952-53 31 PHW NBA PF 70 2085 5.7 16.6 .346 5.7 16.6 .346 2.9 4.0 .727 6.7 2.4 5.5 14.4
1953-54 32 PHW NBA PF 61 501 4.4 16.5 .266 4.4 16.5 .266 2.0 3.5 .571 7.3 2.0 6.5 10.8
Career TOT 489 4490 5.8 18.2 .302 22.6 74.9 .302 3.6 4.7 .766 6.9 2.3 5.3 15.3
NBA 326 4490 5.8 18.2 .309 12.0 38.8 .309 3.6 4.7 .772 6.9 2.3 5.3 15.3
BAA 163 .295 .295 .760

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
1946-47 25 PHW BAA PF 60 .305 .305 .730
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 43 .259 .259 .762
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 60 .313 .313 .787
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 68 .278 .278 .696
1950-51 ★ 29 PHW NBA PF 66 .316 .316 .855
1951-52 ★ 30 PHW NBA PF 61 1904 .312 20.4 .312 .825
1952-53 31 PHW NBA PF 70 2085 .346 16.6 .346 .727
1953-54 32 PHW NBA PF 61 501 .266 16.5 .266 .571
Career TOT 489 4490 .302 .302 .766
NBA 326 4490 .309 .309 .772
BAA 163 .295 .295 .760

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
1946-47 25 PHW BAA PF 60 .381 .305 .386 13.0 3.3 16.3
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 43 .332 .259 .310 2.2 3.8 6.0
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 60 .396 .313 .378 4.2 3.4 7.7
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 68 .346 .278 .348 -4.4 3.7 -0.8
1950-51 ★ 29 PHW NBA PF 66 .398 .316 .325 -0.2 4.5 4.3
1951-52 ★ 30 PHW NBA PF 61 1904 11.8 .381 .312 .281 -2.5 0.7 -1.8 -0.045
1952-53 31 PHW NBA PF 70 2085 11.6 .392 .346 .241 -1.8 1.2 -0.6 -0.015
1953-54 32 PHW NBA PF 61 501 3.7 .299 .266 .214 -2.2 0.4 -1.8 -0.171
Career TOT 489 4490 10.8 .374 .302 .329 8.3 20.9 29.2 -0.045
NBA 326 4490 10.8 .375 .309 .299 -11.1 10.4 -0.7 -0.045
BAA 163 .373 .295 .362 19.4 10.5 30.0

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
1946-47 ❍ 25 PHW BAA PF 10 74 257 .288 74 257 .288 74 94 .787 3 32 222
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 13 92 380 .242 92 380 .242 98 121 .810 3 55 282
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 2 5 26 .192 5 26 .192 5 10 .500 2 10 15
1950-51 29 PHW NBA PF 2 16 49 .327 16 49 .327 20 27 .741 16 1 9 52
1951-52 30 PHW NBA PF 3 70 5 33 .152 5 33 .152 7 9 .778 12 2 13 17
Career TOT 31 70 192 745 .258 192 745 .258 204 261 .782 28 11 120 588
BAA 24 166 637 .261 166 637 .261 172 215 .800 6 88 504
NBA 7 70 26 108 .241 26 108 .241 32 46 .696 28 5 32 84

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
1946-47 ❍ 25 PHW BAA PF 10 7.4 25.7 .288 7.4 25.7 .288 7.4 9.4 .787 0.3 3.2 22.2
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 13 7.1 29.2 .242 7.1 29.2 .242 7.5 9.3 .810 0.2 4.2 21.7
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 2 2.5 13.0 .192 2.5 13.0 .192 2.5 5.0 .500 1.0 5.0 7.5
1950-51 29 PHW NBA PF 2 8.0 24.5 .327 8.0 24.5 .327 10.0 13.5 .741 8.0 0.5 4.5 26.0
1951-52 30 PHW NBA PF 3 23.3 1.7 11.0 .152 1.7 11.0 .152 2.3 3.0 .778 4.0 0.7 4.3 5.7
Career TOT 31 23.3 6.2 24.0 .258 6.2 24.0 .258 6.6 8.4 .782 5.6 0.4 3.9 19.0
BAA 24 6.9 26.5 .261 6.9 26.5 .261 7.2 9.0 .800 0.3 3.7 21.0
NBA 7 23.3 3.7 15.4 .241 3.7 15.4 .241 4.6 6.6 .696 5.6 0.7 4.6 12.0

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
1946-47 ❍ 25 PHW BAA PF 10 .288 .288 .787
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 13 .242 .242 .810
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 1
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 2 .192 .192 .500
1950-51 29 PHW NBA PF 2 .327 .327 .741
1951-52 30 PHW NBA PF 3 70 2.6 17.0 .152 2.6 17.0 .152 3.6 4.6 .778 6.2 1.0 6.7 8.7
Career TOT 31 70 2.6 17.0 .258 98.7 383.1 .258 3.6 4.6 .782 6.2 1.0 6.7 8.7
BAA 24 .261 .261 .800
NBA 7 70 2.6 17.0 .241 13.4 55.5 .241 3.6 4.6 .696 6.2 1.0 6.7 8.7

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
1946-47 ❍ 25 PHW BAA PF 10 .288 .288 .787
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 13 .242 .242 .810
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 1
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 2 .192 .192 .500
1950-51 29 PHW NBA PF 2 .327 .327 .741
1951-52 30 PHW NBA PF 3 70 .152 17.0 .152 .778
Career TOT 31 70 .258 .258 .782
BAA 24 .261 .261 .800
NBA 7 70 .241 .241 .696

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
1946-47 ❍ 25 PHW BAA PF 10 .372 .288 .366 1.9 0.3 2.3
1947-48 26 PHW BAA PF 13 .325 .242 .318 0.2 1.7 1.9
1948-49 27 PHW BAA PF 1 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949-50 28 PHW NBA PF 2 .247 .192 .385 -0.4 0.1 -0.3
1950-51 29 PHW NBA PF 2 .427 .327 .551 0.0 0.0 0.1
1951-52 30 PHW NBA PF 3 70 -3.7 .230 .152 .273 5.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.6 -0.398
Career TOT 31 70 -3.7 .342 .258 .350 5.7 1.2 2.2 3.4 -0.398
BAA 24 .344 .261 .338 2.2 2.1 4.2
NBA 7 70 -3.7 .328 .241 .426 5.7 -0.9 0.1 -0.8 -0.398

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1950-51 29 PHW NBA PF 1 6 15 .400 7 9 .778 7 3 5 19
1951-52 30 PHW NBA PF 1 0 9:00 3 7 .429 0 1 .000 5 2 2 6
Career NBA 2 0 9 9 22 .409 7 10 .700 12 5 7 25

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Joe Fulks 16.3 7.7 6.0 4.3 -0.6 -0.8 -1.8 -1.8
Bob Feerick 66.1 18.6 10.5 8.9 3.6
Paul George 57.5 10.8 9.0 6.0 2.4
Gerald Wallace 51.5 9.5 7.7 6.4 4.6 2.4 0.9 0.6 0.4
Kevin Love 49.6 14.3 11.4 10.0 5.3 4.9 1.1
Jermaine O'Neal 48.2 10.5 9.0 6.4 6.4 2.1 1.2 0.8 0.8
Blake Griffin 47.2 12.2 10.6 9.8 9.2
Paul Silas 47.2 11.0 6.9 6.7 3.3 3.3 1.8 1.2 0.5
Antonio McDyess 46.7 9.4 7.8 6.2 4.2 3.6 1.8 1.2 0.8
Goose Ligon 46.0 9.9 9.7 6.5 6.3 2.4 1.0 0.3
Fred Schaus 45.4 8.5 8.4 6.8 4.0 3.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Joe Fulks 16.3 7.7 6.0 4.3 -0.6 -0.8 -1.8 -1.8
Bob Feerick 66.1 18.6 10.5 8.9 3.6
Paul George 57.5 10.8 9.0 6.0 2.4
Kevin Love 49.6 14.3 11.4 10.0 5.3 4.9 1.1
Blake Griffin 47.2 12.2 10.6 9.8 9.2
Goose Ligon 46.0 9.9 9.7 6.5 6.3 2.4 1.0 0.3
Fred Schaus 45.4 8.5 8.4 6.8 4.0 3.7
Donald Sidle 44.8 9.7 5.9 5.6 1.9
John Shumate 44.4 7.7 6.5 6.3 3.5 0.5
Serge Ibaka 43.1 9.6 9.4 7.6 6.2 3.7
Greg Monroe 42.0 7.0 6.6 5.9 5.9

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
1941-42 20 MURRAYST 22 117 50 284 12.9
1942-43 21 MURRAYST 25 135 67 337 13.5
Career 47 252 117 621 13.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1951 NBA
1952 NBA

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1947 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)

Games
1946-47 BAA 60 (7)
1948-49 BAA 60 (4)
1949-50 NBA 68 (2)

Field Goals
1946-47 BAA 475 (1)
1947-48 BAA 326 (2)
1948-49 BAA 529 (2)
1950-51 NBA 429 (4)

Field Goal Attempts
1946-47 BAA 1557 (1)
1947-48 BAA 1258 (1)
1948-49 BAA 1689 (1)
1949-50 NBA 1209 (2)
1950-51 NBA 1358 (2)
1951-52 NBA 1078 (5)
1952-53 NBA 960 (8)

Free Throws
1946-47 BAA 439 (1)
1947-48 BAA 297 (1)
1948-49 BAA 502 (2)
1949-50 NBA 293 (9)
1950-51 NBA 378 (8)

Free Throw Attempts
1946-47 BAA 601 (1)
1947-48 BAA 390 (2)
1948-49 BAA 638 (2)
1949-50 NBA 421 (8)
1950-51 NBA 442 (8)

Personal Fouls
1946-47 BAA 199 (2)
1947-48 BAA 162 (10)
1948-49 BAA 262 (2)
1951-52 NBA 255 (10)
1952-53 NBA 319 (2)

Points
1946-47 BAA 1389 (1)
1947-48 BAA 949 (2)
1948-49 BAA 1560 (2)
1950-51 NBA 1236 (4)

Free Throw Pct
1946-47 BAA .730 (7)
1947-48 BAA .761 (3)
1948-49 BAA .787 (10)
1950-51 NBA .855 (1)
1951-52 NBA .825 (7)

Points Per Game
1946-47 BAA 23.1 (1)
1947-48 BAA 22.1 (1)
1948-49 BAA 26.0 (2)
1950-51 NBA 18.7 (4)

True Shooting Pct
1946-47 BAA .381 (9)

Offensive Win Shares
1946-47 BAA 13.0 (2)

Defensive Win Shares
1947-48 BAA 3.8 (2)
1948-49 BAA 3.4 (3)
1950-51 NBA 4.5 (5)

Win Shares
1946-47 BAA 16.3 (2)
1947-48 BAA 6.0 (10)
1948-49 BAA 7.7 (8)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.249 (133)

     

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