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Major Jones

Major James Brooks Jones

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: July 9, 1953 in McGhee, Arkansas
High School: Desha Central in Rohwer, Arkansas
College: Albany State University
Draft: Portland Trail Blazers, 2nd round (3rd pick, 20th overall), 1976 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 12, 1979
Relatives: Brother of Wil Jones, Caldwell Jones and Charles Jones

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 82 1545 188 392 .480 1 3 .333 187 389 .481 61 108 .565 147 234 381 67 50 67 112 186 438
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 68 1003 117 252 .464 0 1 .000 117 251 .466 64 101 .634 96 138 234 41 18 23 57 112 298
1981-82 28 HOU NBA PF 60 6 746 113 213 .531 0 3 .000 113 210 .538 42 77 .545 80 122 202 25 20 29 50 100 268
1982-83 29 HOU NBA PF 60 4 878 142 311 .457 0 2 .000 142 309 .460 56 102 .549 114 149 263 39 22 22 83 104 340
1983-84 30 HOU NBA PF 57 5 473 70 130 .538 0 0 70 130 .538 30 49 .612 33 82 115 28 14 14 30 63 170
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 47 0 418 48 87 .552 0 0 48 87 .552 33 51 .647 48 80 128 15 9 14 35 58 129
Career NBA 374 15 5063 678 1385 .490 1 9 .111 677 1376 .492 286 488 .586 518 805 1323 215 133 169 367 623 1643
5 seasons HOU NBA 327 15 4645 630 1298 .485 1 9 .111 629 1289 .488 253 437 .579 470 725 1195 200 124 155 332 565 1514
1 season DET NBA 47 0 418 48 87 .552 0 0 48 87 .552 33 51 .647 48 80 128 15 9 14 35 58 129

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 82 18.8 2.3 4.8 .480 0.0 0.0 .333 2.3 4.7 .481 0.7 1.3 .565 1.8 2.9 4.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.4 2.3 5.3
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 68 14.8 1.7 3.7 .464 0.0 0.0 .000 1.7 3.7 .466 0.9 1.5 .634 1.4 2.0 3.4 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.8 1.6 4.4
1981-82 28 HOU NBA PF 60 6 12.4 1.9 3.6 .531 0.0 0.1 .000 1.9 3.5 .538 0.7 1.3 .545 1.3 2.0 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.7 4.5
1982-83 29 HOU NBA PF 60 4 14.6 2.4 5.2 .457 0.0 0.0 .000 2.4 5.2 .460 0.9 1.7 .549 1.9 2.5 4.4 0.7 0.4 0.4 1.4 1.7 5.7
1983-84 30 HOU NBA PF 57 5 8.3 1.2 2.3 .538 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.3 .538 0.5 0.9 .612 0.6 1.4 2.0 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.5 1.1 3.0
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 47 0 8.9 1.0 1.9 .552 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.9 .552 0.7 1.1 .647 1.0 1.7 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.7 1.2 2.7
Career NBA 374 15 13.5 1.8 3.7 .490 0.0 0.0 .111 1.8 3.7 .492 0.8 1.3 .586 1.4 2.2 3.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 1.0 1.7 4.4
5 seasons HOU NBA 327 15 14.2 1.9 4.0 .485 0.0 0.0 .111 1.9 3.9 .488 0.8 1.3 .579 1.4 2.2 3.7 0.6 0.4 0.5 1.0 1.7 4.6
1 season DET NBA 47 0 8.9 1.0 1.9 .552 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.9 .552 0.7 1.1 .647 1.0 1.7 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.7 1.2 2.7

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 82 1545 4.4 9.1 .480 0.0 0.1 .333 4.4 9.1 .481 1.4 2.5 .565 3.4 5.5 8.9 1.6 1.2 1.6 2.6 4.3 10.2
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 68 1003 4.2 9.0 .464 0.0 0.0 .000 4.2 9.0 .466 2.3 3.6 .634 3.4 5.0 8.4 1.5 0.6 0.8 2.0 4.0 10.7
1981-82 28 HOU NBA PF 60 6 746 5.5 10.3 .531 0.0 0.1 .000 5.5 10.1 .538 2.0 3.7 .545 3.9 5.9 9.7 1.2 1.0 1.4 2.4 4.8 12.9
1982-83 29 HOU NBA PF 60 4 878 5.8 12.8 .457 0.0 0.1 .000 5.8 12.7 .460 2.3 4.2 .549 4.7 6.1 10.8 1.6 0.9 0.9 3.4 4.3 13.9
1983-84 30 HOU NBA PF 57 5 473 5.3 9.9 .538 0.0 0.0 5.3 9.9 .538 2.3 3.7 .612 2.5 6.2 8.8 2.1 1.1 1.1 2.3 4.8 12.9
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 47 0 418 4.1 7.5 .552 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.5 .552 2.8 4.4 .647 4.1 6.9 11.0 1.3 0.8 1.2 3.0 5.0 11.1
Career NBA 374 15 5063 4.8 9.8 .490 0.0 0.1 .111 4.8 9.8 .492 2.0 3.5 .586 3.7 5.7 9.4 1.5 0.9 1.2 2.6 4.4 11.7
5 seasons HOU NBA 327 15 4645 4.9 10.1 .485 0.0 0.1 .111 4.9 10.0 .488 2.0 3.4 .579 3.6 5.6 9.3 1.6 1.0 1.2 2.6 4.4 11.7
1 season DET NBA 47 0 418 4.1 7.5 .552 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.5 .552 2.8 4.4 .647 4.1 6.9 11.0 1.3 0.8 1.2 3.0 5.0 11.1

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 82 1545 5.8 12.0 .480 0.0 0.1 .333 5.7 11.9 .481 1.9 3.3 .565 4.5 7.2 11.7 2.1 1.5 2.1 3.4 5.7 13.5
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 68 1003 5.6 12.0 .464 0.0 0.0 .000 5.6 11.9 .466 3.0 4.8 .634 4.6 6.6 11.1 2.0 0.9 1.1 2.7 5.3 14.2
1981-82 28 HOU NBA PF 60 6 746 7.5 14.1 .531 0.0 0.2 .000 7.5 13.9 .538 2.8 5.1 .545 5.3 8.1 13.4 1.7 1.3 1.9 3.3 6.6 17.7
1982-83 29 HOU NBA PF 60 4 878 7.6 16.6 .457 0.0 0.1 .000 7.6 16.5 .460 3.0 5.5 .549 6.1 8.0 14.1 2.1 1.2 1.2 4.4 5.6 18.2
1983-84 30 HOU NBA PF 57 5 473 6.8 12.6 .538 0.0 0.0 6.8 12.6 .538 2.9 4.7 .612 3.2 7.9 11.1 2.7 1.4 1.4 2.9 6.1 16.5
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 47 0 418 5.2 9.5 .552 0.0 0.0 5.2 9.5 .552 3.6 5.6 .647 5.2 8.7 14.0 1.6 1.0 1.5 3.8 6.3 14.1
Career NBA 374 15 5063 6.3 13.0 .490 0.0 0.1 .111 6.3 12.9 .492 2.7 4.6 .586 4.8 7.5 12.4 2.0 1.2 1.6 3.4 5.8 15.4
5 seasons HOU NBA 327 15 4645 6.4 13.3 .485 0.0 0.1 .111 6.4 13.2 .488 2.6 4.5 .579 4.8 7.4 12.2 2.0 1.3 1.6 3.4 5.8 15.5
1 season DET NBA 47 0 418 5.2 9.5 .552 0.0 0.0 5.2 9.5 .552 3.6 5.6 .647 5.2 8.7 14.0 1.6 1.0 1.5 3.8 6.3 14.1

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 82 1545 10.3 .498 .481 .276 .008 10.2 17.2 13.6 5.6 1.5 2.4 20.3 14.1 96 106 -0.1 1.4 1.3 .041
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 68 1003 10.3 .503 .464 .401 .004 10.6 15.5 13.0 5.2 0.9 1.3 16.1 14.3 102 108 0.5 0.8 1.2 .060
1981-82 28 HOU NBA PF 60 746 13.4 .543 .531 .362 .014 11.4 18.7 15.0 4.6 1.3 2.2 16.8 16.3 105 107 0.5 0.8 1.3 .084
1982-83 29 HOU NBA PF 60 878 11.9 .478 .457 .328 .006 13.1 19.4 16.0 6.5 1.2 1.4 18.9 20.0 91 107 -0.6 0.6 0.1 .004
1983-84 30 HOU NBA PF 57 473 12.4 .561 .538 .377 .000 7.5 18.6 13.1 7.4 1.4 1.6 16.5 15.1 106 107 0.3 0.5 0.9 .088
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 47 418 11.1 .589 .552 .586 .000 11.5 20.8 16.0 4.2 1.0 1.8 24.2 13.3 104 106 0.2 0.5 0.7 .081
Career NBA 374 5063 11.3 .514 .490 .352 .006 10.8 17.9 14.3 5.6 1.2 1.9 18.7 15.5 99 107 0.8 4.7 5.5 .052
5 seasons HOU NBA 327 4645 11.3 .508 .486 .337 .007 10.8 17.6 14.1 5.7 1.3 1.9 18.2 15.7 99 107 0.7 4.1 4.8 .050
1 season DET NBA 47 418 11.1 .589 .552 .586 .000 11.5 20.8 16.0 4.2 1.0 1.8 24.2 13.3 104 106 0.2 0.5 0.7 .081

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 6 70 11 18 .611 0 0 11 18 .611 6 9 .667 8 14 22 4 0 2 4 8 28
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 12 88 10 21 .476 0 0 10 21 .476 2 5 .400 7 11 18 5 3 2 2 15 22
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 1 0 4 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Career NBA 19 0 162 22 40 .550 0 0 22 40 .550 8 14 .571 15 25 40 9 3 4 6 23 52
2 seasons HOU NBA 18 158 21 39 .538 0 0 21 39 .538 8 14 .571 15 25 40 9 3 4 6 23 50
1 season DET NBA 1 0 4 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 6 11.7 1.8 3.0 .611 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.0 .611 1.0 1.5 .667 1.3 2.3 3.7 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.7 1.3 4.7
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 12 7.3 0.8 1.8 .476 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8 .476 0.2 0.4 .400 0.6 0.9 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 1.3 1.8
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 1 0 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Career NBA 19 0 8.5 1.2 2.1 .550 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.1 .550 0.4 0.7 .571 0.8 1.3 2.1 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 1.2 2.7
2 seasons HOU NBA 18 8.8 1.2 2.2 .538 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.2 .538 0.4 0.8 .571 0.8 1.4 2.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 1.3 2.8
1 season DET NBA 1 0 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 6 70 5.7 9.3 .611 0.0 0.0 5.7 9.3 .611 3.1 4.6 .667 4.1 7.2 11.3 2.1 0.0 1.0 2.1 4.1 14.4
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 12 88 4.1 8.6 .476 0.0 0.0 4.1 8.6 .476 0.8 2.0 .400 2.9 4.5 7.4 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.8 6.1 9.0
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 1 0 4 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
Career NBA 19 0 162 4.9 8.9 .550 0.0 0.0 4.9 8.9 .550 1.8 3.1 .571 3.3 5.6 8.9 2.0 0.7 0.9 1.3 5.1 11.6
2 seasons HOU NBA 18 158 4.8 8.9 .538 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.9 .538 1.8 3.2 .571 3.4 5.7 9.1 2.1 0.7 0.9 1.4 5.2 11.4
1 season DET NBA 1 0 4 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 6 70 7.8 12.8 .611 0.0 0.0 7.8 12.8 .611 4.3 6.4 .667 5.7 10.0 15.7 2.8 0.0 1.4 2.8 5.7 19.9
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 12 88 5.8 12.3 .476 0.0 0.0 5.8 12.3 .476 1.2 2.9 .400 4.1 6.4 10.5 2.9 1.8 1.2 1.2 8.8 12.9
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 1 0 4 11.6 11.6 1.000 0.0 0.0 11.6 11.6 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.3
Career NBA 19 0 162 6.9 12.5 .550 0.0 0.0 6.9 12.5 .550 2.5 4.4 .571 4.7 7.8 12.5 2.8 0.9 1.2 1.9 7.2 16.2
2 seasons HOU NBA 18 158 6.7 12.5 .538 0.0 0.0 6.7 12.5 .538 2.6 4.5 .571 4.8 8.0 12.8 2.9 1.0 1.3 1.9 7.4 16.0
1 season DET NBA 1 0 4 11.6 11.6 1.000 0.0 0.0 11.6 11.6 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.3

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
1979-80 26 HOU NBA PF 6 70 17.2 .638 .611 .500 .000 13.2 23.1 18.1 8.2 0.0 1.7 15.4 15.6 122 113 0.2 0.0 0.2 .124
1980-81 27 HOU NBA PF 12 88 10.7 .474 .476 .238 .000 8.7 15.0 11.7 8.1 1.8 1.4 7.9 12.4 108 105 0.1 0.1 0.2 .093
1984-85 31 DET NBA PF 1 4 18.0 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.8 200 121 0.0 0.0 0.0 .177
Career NBA 19 162 13.7 .563 .550 .350 .000 10.4 18.1 14.2 7.9 1.0 1.5 11.5 13.7 116 109 0.3 0.1 0.4 .109
2 seasons HOU NBA 18 158 13.6 .554 .538 .359 .000 10.7 18.6 14.5 8.1 1.0 1.5 11.7 13.8 115 108 0.3 0.1 0.4 .107
1 season DET NBA 1 4 18.0 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.8 200 121 0.0 0.0 0.0 .177

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Major Jones 1.3 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.1
John Wallace 82.3 1.6 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.3
Jerry Chambers 78.0 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.0 0.0
Larry Staverman 76.7 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1
Malik Allen 76.4 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.5
Scott Hastings 76.4 2.1 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.1
Brian Scalabrine 76.2 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.3 -0.1
Joe Ellis 73.9 1.3 1.3 1.0 0.5 0.4 -0.3
Anthony Randolph 73.9 1.6 1.5 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.5
Rodney Carney 72.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.3 0.3
Marc Iavaroni 72.4 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Major Jones 1.3 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.1
Joe Ellis 79.4 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.5 0.4 -0.2 -0.3
John Wallace 78.8 1.6 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.3
Jerry Chambers 78.0 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.0 0.0
Larry Staverman 76.7 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1
Michael Ruffin 76.5 1.9 1.7 1.2 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0
Anthony Randolph 73.9 1.6 1.5 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.5
Rodney Carney 72.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.3 0.3
Darvin Ham 72.9 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.1 -0.4
Togo Palazzi 70.1 2.0 1.7 1.6 0.8 0.6 -0.2
Rafael Addison 68.8 1.5 1.5 0.9 0.4 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
1972-73 19 ALBANYST 29 252 488 61 100 456 565 .516 .610 19.5 15.7
1973-74 20 ALBANYST 25 258 466 74 144 513 590 .554 .514 23.6 20.5
1974-75 21 ALBANYST 27 255 507 92 155 608 602 .503 .594 22.3 22.5
1975-76 22 ALBANYST 24 247 470 73 127 475 567 .526 .575 23.6 19.8
Career 105 1012 1931 300 526 2052 2324 .524 .570 22.1 19.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1979-80 NBA 82 (2)

Transactions

September 16, 1974: Traded by the New Orleans Jazz (as a future 1976 2nd round draft pick) with Barry Clemens to the Portland Trail Blazers for Rick Roberson.

May 28, 1975: Traded by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings (as a future 1976 2nd round draft pick) with Ron Behagen to the New Orleans Jazz for a 1975 1st round draft pick (Bill Robinzine was later selected).

June 8, 1976: Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2nd round (20th pick) of the 1976 NBA Draft.

September, 1976: Waived by the Portland Trail Blazers.

September 23, 1976: Signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Braves.

September 28, 1976: Waived by the Buffalo Braves.

September 20, 1977: Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks.

October 12, 1977: Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

September 10, 1979: Signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets.

October 23, 1984: Waived by the Houston Rockets.

November 7, 1984: Signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons.

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