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Walt Kirk

Walton Kirk Jr. (Junior)

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 173 lbs.
Born: September 3, 1924 in Mount Vernon, Illinois
Died: December 12, 2012
High School: Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, Illinois
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
NBL Career: 45 G, 168 PTS, 3.7 PPG (Full Record)

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
1948-49 24 TOT BAA PG 49 140 406 .345 140 406 .345 167 231 .723 118 127 447
1948-49 24 FTW BAA PG 14 22 61 .361 22 61 .361 25 33 .758 12 24 69
1948-49 24 INJ BAA PG 35 118 345 .342 118 345 .342 142 198 .717 106 103 378
1949-50 25 TOT NBA PG 58 97 361 .269 97 361 .269 155 216 .718 103 155 349
1949-50 25 AND NBA PG 26 31 125 .248 31 125 .248 57 83 .687 43 63 119
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PG 32 66 236 .280 66 236 .280 98 133 .737 60 92 230
1950-51 26 Did Not Play (other pro league—NPBL)
1951-52 27 MLH NBA PG 11 396 28 101 .277 28 101 .277 55 78 .705 44 28 47 111
Career TOT 118 396 265 868 .305 265 868 .305 377 525 .718 44 249 329 907
NBA 69 396 125 462 .271 125 462 .271 210 294 .714 44 131 202 460
BAA 49 140 406 .345 140 406 .345 167 231 .723 118 127 447
2 seasons TRI,MLH NBA 43 396 94 337 .279 94 337 .279 153 211 .725 44 88 139 341
1 season INJ BAA 35 118 345 .342 118 345 .342 142 198 .717 106 103 378
1 season AND NBA 26 31 125 .248 31 125 .248 57 83 .687 43 63 119
1 season FTW BAA 14 22 61 .361 22 61 .361 25 33 .758 12 24 69

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
1948-49 24 TOT BAA PG 49 2.9 8.3 .345 2.9 8.3 .345 3.4 4.7 .723 2.4 2.6 9.1
1948-49 24 FTW BAA PG 14 1.6 4.4 .361 1.6 4.4 .361 1.8 2.4 .758 0.9 1.7 4.9
1948-49 24 INJ BAA PG 35 3.4 9.9 .342 3.4 9.9 .342 4.1 5.7 .717 3.0 2.9 10.8
1949-50 25 TOT NBA PG 58 1.7 6.2 .269 1.7 6.2 .269 2.7 3.7 .718 1.8 2.7 6.0
1949-50 25 AND NBA PG 26 1.2 4.8 .248 1.2 4.8 .248 2.2 3.2 .687 1.7 2.4 4.6
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PG 32 2.1 7.4 .280 2.1 7.4 .280 3.1 4.2 .737 1.9 2.9 7.2
1951-52 27 MLH NBA PG 11 36.0 2.5 9.2 .277 2.5 9.2 .277 5.0 7.1 .705 4.0 2.5 4.3 10.1
Career TOT 118 36.0 2.2 7.4 .305 2.2 7.4 .305 3.2 4.4 .718 4.0 2.1 2.8 7.7
NBA 69 36.0 1.8 6.7 .271 1.8 6.7 .271 3.0 4.3 .714 4.0 1.9 2.9 6.7
BAA 49 2.9 8.3 .345 2.9 8.3 .345 3.4 4.7 .723 2.4 2.6 9.1
2 seasons TRI,MLH NBA 43 36.0 2.2 7.8 .279 2.2 7.8 .279 3.6 4.9 .725 4.0 2.0 3.2 7.9
1 season INJ BAA 35 3.4 9.9 .342 3.4 9.9 .342 4.1 5.7 .717 3.0 2.9 10.8
1 season AND NBA 26 1.2 4.8 .248 1.2 4.8 .248 2.2 3.2 .687 1.7 2.4 4.6
1 season FTW BAA 14 1.6 4.4 .361 1.6 4.4 .361 1.8 2.4 .758 0.9 1.7 4.9

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
1948-49 24 TOT BAA PG 49 .345 .345 .723
1948-49 24 FTW BAA PG 14 .361 .361 .758
1948-49 24 INJ BAA PG 35 .342 .342 .717
1949-50 25 TOT NBA PG 58 .269 .269 .718
1949-50 25 AND NBA PG 26 .248 .248 .687
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PG 32 .280 .280 .737
1951-52 27 MLH NBA PG 11 396 2.5 9.2 .277 2.5 9.2 .277 5.0 7.1 .705 4.0 2.5 4.3 10.1
Career TOT 118 396 2.5 9.2 .305 24.1 78.9 .305 5.0 7.1 .718 4.0 2.5 4.3 10.1
NBA 69 396 2.5 9.2 .271 11.4 42.0 .271 5.0 7.1 .714 4.0 2.5 4.3 10.1
BAA 49 .345 .345 .723
2 seasons TRI,MLH NBA 43 396 2.5 9.2 .279 8.5 30.6 .279 5.0 7.1 .725 4.0 2.5 4.3 10.1
1 season INJ BAA 35 .342 .342 .717
1 season AND NBA 26 .248 .248 .687
1 season FTW BAA 14 .361 .361 .758

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
1948-49 24 TOT BAA PG 49 .440 .345 .569 3.4 1.6 5.0
1948-49 24 FTW BAA PG 14 .457 .361 .541 0.6 0.3 0.9
1948-49 24 INJ BAA PG 35 .437 .342 .574 2.8 1.3 4.1
1949-50 25 TOT NBA PG 58 .383 .269 .598 0.3 2.0 2.3
1949-50 25 AND NBA PG 26 .368 .248 .664 0.0 1.3 1.3
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PG 32 .390 .280 .564 0.3 0.7 1.1
1951-52 27 MLH NBA PG 11 396 9.7 .410 .277 .772 0.1 0.3 0.4 .044
Career TOT 118 396 9.7 .413 .305 .605 3.9 3.9 7.7 .044
NBA 69 396 9.7 .389 .271 .636 0.5 2.2 2.7 .044
BAA 49 .440 .345 .569 3.4 1.6 5.0
2 seasons TRI,MLH NBA 43 396 9.7 .397 .279 .626 0.5 1.0 1.4 .044
1 season INJ BAA 35 .437 .342 .574 2.8 1.3 4.1
1 season AND NBA 26 .368 .248 .664 0.0 1.3 1.3
1 season FTW BAA 14 .457 .361 .541 0.6 0.3 0.9

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
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PG 3 2 7 .286 2 7 .286 1 6 .167 1 8 5
Career NBA 3 2 7 .286 2 7 .286 1 6 .167 1 8 5
1 season TRI NBA 3 2 7 .286 2 7 .286 1 6 .167 1 8 5

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
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PG 3 0.7 2.3 .286 0.7 2.3 .286 0.3 2.0 .167 0.3 2.7 1.7
Career NBA 3 0.7 2.3 .286 0.7 2.3 .286 0.3 2.0 .167 0.3 2.7 1.7
1 season TRI NBA 3 0.7 2.3 .286 0.7 2.3 .286 0.3 2.0 .167 0.3 2.7 1.7

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
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PG 3 .286 .286 .167
Career NBA 3 .286 .286 .167
1 season TRI NBA 3 .286 .286 .167

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
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PG 3 .259 .286 .857 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
Career NBA 3 .259 .286 .857 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1 season TRI NBA 3 .259 .286 .857 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

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
Walt Kirk 5.0 2.3 0.4
Reggie Jackson 93.3 4.9 2.5 0.1
Gene Shue 92.8 4.6 2.4 0.4
Danny Ainge 90.5 5.2 1.8 0.5
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman 89.8 4.5 2.2 0.2
Jeremy Lin 88.8 5.4 2.7 0.5
Mike Barrett 87.5 4.9 2.7 -0.1
Mike James 87.2 5.2 1.8 0.0
Mookie Blaylock 87.0 4.9 2.1 -0.3
Lewis Lloyd 86.8 4.6 2.6 0.1
Matt Maloney 85.8 5.3 2.2 -0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Walt Kirk 5.0 2.3 0.4
Reggie Jackson 93.3 4.9 2.5 0.1
Mike Barrett 87.5 4.9 2.7 -0.1
Earl Tatum 83.9 4.4 2.6 0.7 0.0
Mel Riebe 82.3 4.2 2.2 0.0
Keith Jennings 79.2 4.2 2.9 0.6
Smush Parker 77.9 5.8 2.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.6
Ron Perry 75.6 4.4 1.4 0.3
Michael Dickerson 75.2 5.5 2.2 1.8 0.1 -0.1
Bobby Rascoe 74.4 4.2 1.9 -0.2
Kemba Walker 72.5 5.1 4.8 0.3

Transactions

December 19, 1948: Traded by the Fort Wayne Pistons with Ralph Hamilton and Blackie Towery to the Indianapolis Jets for Bruce Hale and John Mahnken.

December 30, 1949: Traded by the Anderson Packers to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks for Red Owens.

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