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Kenny Higgs

Kenneth Lee Higgs Jr.

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 ▪ Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: January 31, 1955 in Owensboro, Kentucky
High School: Owensboro in Owensboro, Kentucky
College: Louisiana State University
NBA Debut: October 13, 1978
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
1978-79 24 CLE NBA PG 68 1050 127 279 .455 127 279 .455 .455 85 111 .766 18 84 102 141 66 11 47 176 339
1979-80 25 Did Not Play (other pro league—CBA)
1980-81 26 DEN NBA PG 72 1689 209 474 .441 4 34 .118 205 440 .466 .445 140 172 .814 24 121 145 408 101 6 166 243 562
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 76 49 1696 202 468 .432 4 21 .190 198 447 .443 .436 161 197 .817 23 121 144 395 72 6 156 263 569
Career NBA 216 49 4435 538 1221 .441 8 55 .145 530 1166 .455 .444 386 480 .804 65 326 391 944 239 23 369 682 1470
2 seasons DEN NBA 148 49 3385 411 942 .436 8 55 .145 403 887 .454 .441 301 369 .816 47 242 289 803 173 12 322 506 1131
1 season CLE NBA 68 1050 127 279 .455 127 279 .455 .455 85 111 .766 18 84 102 141 66 11 47 176 339

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
1978-79 24 CLE NBA PG 68 15.4 1.9 4.1 .455 1.9 4.1 .455 1.3 1.6 .766 0.3 1.2 1.5 2.1 1.0 0.2 0.7 2.6 5.0
1980-81 26 DEN NBA PG 72 23.5 2.9 6.6 .441 0.1 0.5 .118 2.8 6.1 .466 1.9 2.4 .814 0.3 1.7 2.0 5.7 1.4 0.1 2.3 3.4 7.8
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 76 49 22.3 2.7 6.2 .432 0.1 0.3 .190 2.6 5.9 .443 2.1 2.6 .817 0.3 1.6 1.9 5.2 0.9 0.1 2.1 3.5 7.5
Career NBA 216 49 20.5 2.5 5.7 .441 0.1 0.4 .145 2.5 5.4 .455 1.8 2.2 .804 0.3 1.5 1.8 4.4 1.1 0.1 1.7 3.2 6.8
2 seasons DEN NBA 148 49 22.9 2.8 6.4 .436 0.1 0.4 .145 2.7 6.0 .454 2.0 2.5 .816 0.3 1.6 2.0 5.4 1.2 0.1 2.2 3.4 7.6
1 season CLE NBA 68 15.4 1.9 4.1 .455 1.9 4.1 .455 1.3 1.6 .766 0.3 1.2 1.5 2.1 1.0 0.2 0.7 2.6 5.0

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
1978-79 24 CLE NBA PG 68 1050 4.4 9.6 .455 4.4 9.6 .455 2.9 3.8 .766 0.6 2.9 3.5 4.8 2.3 0.4 1.6 6.0 11.6
1980-81 26 DEN NBA PG 72 1689 4.5 10.1 .441 0.1 0.7 .118 4.4 9.4 .466 3.0 3.7 .814 0.5 2.6 3.1 8.7 2.2 0.1 3.5 5.2 12.0
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 76 49 1696 4.3 9.9 .432 0.1 0.4 .190 4.2 9.5 .443 3.4 4.2 .817 0.5 2.6 3.1 8.4 1.5 0.1 3.3 5.6 12.1
Career NBA 216 49 4435 4.4 9.9 .441 0.1 0.6 .145 4.3 9.5 .455 3.1 3.9 .804 0.5 2.6 3.2 7.7 1.9 0.2 3.0 5.5 11.9
2 seasons DEN NBA 148 49 3385 4.4 10.0 .436 0.1 0.6 .145 4.3 9.4 .454 3.2 3.9 .816 0.5 2.6 3.1 8.5 1.8 0.1 3.4 5.4 12.0
1 season CLE NBA 68 1050 4.4 9.6 .455 4.4 9.6 .455 2.9 3.8 .766 0.6 2.9 3.5 4.8 2.3 0.4 1.6 6.0 11.6

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
1978-79 24 CLE NBA PG 68 1050 5.7 12.4 .455 5.7 12.4 .455 3.8 4.9 .766 0.8 3.7 4.5 6.3 2.9 0.5 2.1 7.8 15.1 110 106
1980-81 26 DEN NBA PG 72 1689 5.4 12.3 .441 0.1 0.9 .118 5.3 11.4 .466 3.6 4.5 .814 0.6 3.1 3.8 10.6 2.6 0.2 4.3 6.3 14.5 101 110
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 76 49 1696 5.2 12.1 .432 0.1 0.5 .190 5.1 11.5 .443 4.2 5.1 .817 0.6 3.1 3.7 10.2 1.9 0.2 4.0 6.8 14.7 103 115
Career NBA 216 49 4435 5.4 12.2 .441 0.1 0.7 .145 5.3 11.7 .455 3.9 4.8 .804 0.7 3.3 3.9 9.5 2.4 0.2 3.7 6.8 14.7 103 111
2 seasons DEN NBA 148 49 3385 5.3 12.2 .436 0.1 0.7 .145 5.2 11.5 .454 3.9 4.8 .816 0.6 3.1 3.7 10.4 2.2 0.2 4.2 6.5 14.6 102 112
1 season CLE NBA 68 1050 5.7 12.4 .455 5.7 12.4 .455 3.8 4.9 .766 0.8 3.7 4.5 6.3 2.9 0.5 2.1 7.8 15.1 110 106

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
1978-79 24 CLE NBA PG 68 1050 12.4 .517 .398 1.8 9.3 5.3 17.2 2.9 0.6 12.5 14.2 1.3 0.8 2.2 .098 -0.8 -0.4 -1.3 0.2
1980-81 26 DEN NBA PG 72 1689 11.9 .511 .072 .363 1.4 7.5 4.4 29.3 2.6 0.2 23.2 15.7 0.7 0.9 1.5 .043 -0.9 -1.6 -2.5 -0.2
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 76 1696 10.8 .513 .045 .421 1.5 7.4 4.5 26.3 1.9 0.2 22.0 15.9 0.9 0.1 1.0 .028 -1.2 -2.5 -3.7 -0.7
Career NBA 216 4435 11.6 .513 .045 .393 1.5 7.9 4.7 25.3 2.4 0.3 20.5 15.4 2.9 1.8 4.6 .050 -1.0 -1.7 -2.7 -0.8
2 seasons DEN NBA 148 3385 11.3 .512 .058 .392 1.5 7.5 4.5 27.8 2.2 0.2 22.6 15.8 1.5 1.0 2.5 .035 -1.0 -2.1 -3.1 -1.0
1 season CLE NBA 68 1050 12.4 .517 .398 1.8 9.3 5.3 17.2 2.9 0.6 12.5 14.2 1.3 0.8 2.2 .098 -0.8 -0.4 -1.3 0.2

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
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 3 54 8 21 .381 0 2 .000 8 19 .421 .381 7 12 .583 1 2 3 6 3 0 5 12 23
Career NBA 3 54 8 21 .381 0 2 .000 8 19 .421 .381 7 12 .583 1 2 3 6 3 0 5 12 23
1 season DEN NBA 3 54 8 21 .381 0 2 .000 8 19 .421 .381 7 12 .583 1 2 3 6 3 0 5 12 23

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
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 3 18.0 2.7 7.0 .381 0.0 0.7 .000 2.7 6.3 .421 2.3 4.0 .583 0.3 0.7 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.7 4.0 7.7
Career NBA 3 18.0 2.7 7.0 .381 0.0 0.7 .000 2.7 6.3 .421 2.3 4.0 .583 0.3 0.7 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.7 4.0 7.7
1 season DEN NBA 3 18.0 2.7 7.0 .381 0.0 0.7 .000 2.7 6.3 .421 2.3 4.0 .583 0.3 0.7 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.7 4.0 7.7

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
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 3 54 5.3 14.0 .381 0.0 1.3 .000 5.3 12.7 .421 4.7 8.0 .583 0.7 1.3 2.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 3.3 8.0 15.3
Career NBA 3 54 5.3 14.0 .381 0.0 1.3 .000 5.3 12.7 .421 4.7 8.0 .583 0.7 1.3 2.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 3.3 8.0 15.3
1 season DEN NBA 3 54 5.3 14.0 .381 0.0 1.3 .000 5.3 12.7 .421 4.7 8.0 .583 0.7 1.3 2.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 3.3 8.0 15.3

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 ORtg DRtg
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 3 54 6.7 17.6 .381 0.0 1.7 .000 6.7 15.9 .421 5.9 10.1 .583 0.8 1.7 2.5 5.0 2.5 0.0 4.2 10.1 19.3 88 115
Career NBA 3 54 6.7 17.6 .381 0.0 1.7 .000 6.7 15.9 .421 5.9 10.1 .583 0.8 1.7 2.5 5.0 2.5 0.0 4.2 10.1 19.3 88 115
1 season DEN NBA 3 54 6.7 17.6 .381 0.0 1.7 .000 6.7 15.9 .421 5.9 10.1 .583 0.8 1.7 2.5 5.0 2.5 0.0 4.2 10.1 19.3 88 115

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
1981-82 27 DEN NBA PG 3 54 7.1 .438 .095 .571 2.0 4.2 3.1 13.0 2.5 0.0 16.0 22.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.067
Career NBA 3 54 7.1 .438 .095 .571 2.0 4.2 3.1 13.0 2.5 0.0 16.0 22.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.067
1 season DEN NBA 3 54 7.1 .438 .095 .571 2.0 4.2 3.1 13.0 2.5 0.0 16.0 22.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.067

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Kenny Higgs 2.2 1.5 1.0
Henry Bibby 96.1 2.3 1.5 1.0
Thabo Sefolosha 95.5 2.2 1.5 0.8
Dave Wohl 95.4 2.1 1.7 1.0
John Battle 94.7 2.3 1.5 1.0
Jim King 94.2 2.3 1.5 1.1
Mike Davis 92.2 2.2 1.2 0.9
Bo Lamar 91.5 2.5 1.5 1.0
Ledell Eackles 90.8 2.1 1.2 1.0
Mickael Pietrus 90.0 2.1 1.5 0.6
John Salmons 88.5 2.1 1.4 0.6
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Kenny Higgs 2.2 1.5 1.0
Kirk Snyder 88.4 2.2 1.4 1.1 -0.2
Courtney Alexander 86.2 2.2 1.1 0.8
Maurice McHartley 84.9 2.4 1.8 0.8
Steven Kramer 84.5 1.9 1.2 1.1
Dirk Minniefield 84.1 1.9 1.1 1.1
Steve Bracey 83.1 2.1 1.5 0.3
Bo Lamar 83.1 2.5 1.5 1.0 0.5
Johnny High 82.2 2.5 1.2 1.1 -0.1
Mike Davis 81.4 2.2 1.2 0.9 0.6
Kevin O'Shea 81.3 2.1 1.2 0.5

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
1974-75 20 LSU 26 822 184 422 102 131 76 470 .436 .779 31.6 18.1 2.9
1975-76 21 LSU 26 927 216 487 145 191 92 577 .444 .759 35.7 22.2 3.5
1976-77 22 LSU 27 975 158 379 163 209 82 479 .417 .780 36.1 17.7 3.0
1977-78 23 LSU 27 743 129 278 112 152 60 370 .464 .737 27.5 13.7 2.2
Career 106 3467 687 1566 522 683 310 1896 .439 .764 32.7 17.9 2.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Assists Per Game
1980-81 NBA 5.7 (10)

Assist Pct
1980-81 NBA 29.3 (10)

Transactions

June 9, 1978: Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 3rd round (57th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

October 8, 1979: Waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

July 28, 1980: Signed as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets.

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