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Howard Komives

Howard K. Komives (Howie, Butch)

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 ▪ Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: May 9, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio
Died: March 22, 2009
High School: Woodward in Toledo, Ohio
College: Bowling Green State University
Draft: New York Knicks, 2nd round (6th pick, 13th overall), 1964 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 17, 1964

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Jul 23, 2014 3:17 AM

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
1964-65 23 NYK NBA PG 80 2378 381 1020 .374 381 1020 .374 212 254 .835 195 265 246 974
1965-66 24 NYK NBA PG 80 2612 436 1116 .391 436 1116 .391 241 280 .861 281 425 278 1113
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 65 2282 402 995 .404 402 995 .404 217 253 .858 183 401 213 1021
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 78 1660 233 631 .369 233 631 .369 132 161 .820 168 246 170 598
1968-69 27 TOT NBA PG 85 2562 379 974 .389 379 974 .389 211 264 .799 299 403 274 969
1968-69 27 NYK NBA PG 32 836 107 309 .346 107 309 .346 73 86 .849 95 137 96 287
1968-69 27 DET NBA PG 53 1726 272 665 .409 272 665 .409 138 178 .775 204 266 178 682
1969-70 28 DET NBA PG 82 2418 363 878 .413 363 878 .413 190 234 .812 193 312 247 916
1970-71 29 DET NBA PG 82 1932 275 715 .385 275 715 .385 121 151 .801 152 262 184 671
1971-72 30 DET NBA PG 79 2071 262 702 .373 262 702 .373 164 203 .808 172 291 196 688
1972-73 31 BUF NBA PG 67 1468 163 429 .380 163 429 .380 85 98 .867 118 239 155 411
1973-74 32 KCO NBA PG 44 830 78 192 .406 78 192 .406 33 38 .868 10 33 43 97 32 3 83 189
Career NBA 742 20213 2972 7652 .388 2972 7652 .388 1606 1936 .830 10 33 1804 2941 32 3 2046 7550
5 seasons NYK NBA 335 9768 1559 4071 .383 1559 4071 .383 875 1034 .846 922 1474 1003 3993
4 seasons DET NBA 296 8147 1172 2960 .396 1172 2960 .396 613 766 .800 721 1131 805 2957
1 season BUF NBA 67 1468 163 429 .380 163 429 .380 85 98 .867 118 239 155 411
1 season KCO NBA 44 830 78 192 .406 78 192 .406 33 38 .868 10 33 43 97 32 3 83 189

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
1964-65 23 NYK NBA PG 80 29.7 4.8 12.8 .374 4.8 12.8 .374 2.7 3.2 .835 2.4 3.3 3.1 12.2
1965-66 24 NYK NBA PG 80 32.7 5.5 14.0 .391 5.5 14.0 .391 3.0 3.5 .861 3.5 5.3 3.5 13.9
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 65 35.1 6.2 15.3 .404 6.2 15.3 .404 3.3 3.9 .858 2.8 6.2 3.3 15.7
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 78 21.3 3.0 8.1 .369 3.0 8.1 .369 1.7 2.1 .820 2.2 3.2 2.2 7.7
1968-69 27 TOT NBA PG 85 30.1 4.5 11.5 .389 4.5 11.5 .389 2.5 3.1 .799 3.5 4.7 3.2 11.4
1968-69 27 NYK NBA PG 32 26.1 3.3 9.7 .346 3.3 9.7 .346 2.3 2.7 .849 3.0 4.3 3.0 9.0
1968-69 27 DET NBA PG 53 32.6 5.1 12.5 .409 5.1 12.5 .409 2.6 3.4 .775 3.8 5.0 3.4 12.9
1969-70 28 DET NBA PG 82 29.5 4.4 10.7 .413 4.4 10.7 .413 2.3 2.9 .812 2.4 3.8 3.0 11.2
1970-71 29 DET NBA PG 82 23.6 3.4 8.7 .385 3.4 8.7 .385 1.5 1.8 .801 1.9 3.2 2.2 8.2
1971-72 30 DET NBA PG 79 26.2 3.3 8.9 .373 3.3 8.9 .373 2.1 2.6 .808 2.2 3.7 2.5 8.7
1972-73 31 BUF NBA PG 67 21.9 2.4 6.4 .380 2.4 6.4 .380 1.3 1.5 .867 1.8 3.6 2.3 6.1
1973-74 32 KCO NBA PG 44 18.9 1.8 4.4 .406 1.8 4.4 .406 0.8 0.9 .868 0.2 0.8 1.0 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.9 4.3
Career NBA 742 27.2 4.0 10.3 .388 4.0 10.3 .388 2.2 2.6 .830 0.2 0.8 2.4 4.0 0.7 0.1 2.8 10.2
5 seasons NYK NBA 335 29.2 4.7 12.2 .383 4.7 12.2 .383 2.6 3.1 .846 2.8 4.4 3.0 11.9
4 seasons DET NBA 296 27.5 4.0 10.0 .396 4.0 10.0 .396 2.1 2.6 .800 2.4 3.8 2.7 10.0
1 season BUF NBA 67 21.9 2.4 6.4 .380 2.4 6.4 .380 1.3 1.5 .867 1.8 3.6 2.3 6.1
1 season KCO NBA 44 18.9 1.8 4.4 .406 1.8 4.4 .406 0.8 0.9 .868 0.2 0.8 1.0 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.9 4.3

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
1964-65 23 NYK NBA PG 80 2378 5.8 15.4 .374 5.8 15.4 .374 3.2 3.8 .835 3.0 4.0 3.7 14.7
1965-66 24 NYK NBA PG 80 2612 6.0 15.4 .391 6.0 15.4 .391 3.3 3.9 .861 3.9 5.9 3.8 15.3
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 65 2282 6.3 15.7 .404 6.3 15.7 .404 3.4 4.0 .858 2.9 6.3 3.4 16.1
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 78 1660 5.1 13.7 .369 5.1 13.7 .369 2.9 3.5 .820 3.6 5.3 3.7 13.0
1968-69 27 TOT NBA PG 85 2562 5.3 13.7 .389 5.3 13.7 .389 3.0 3.7 .799 4.2 5.7 3.9 13.6
1968-69 27 NYK NBA PG 32 836 4.6 13.3 .346 4.6 13.3 .346 3.1 3.7 .849 4.1 5.9 4.1 12.4
1968-69 27 DET NBA PG 53 1726 5.7 13.9 .409 5.7 13.9 .409 2.9 3.7 .775 4.3 5.5 3.7 14.2
1969-70 28 DET NBA PG 82 2418 5.4 13.1 .413 5.4 13.1 .413 2.8 3.5 .812 2.9 4.6 3.7 13.6
1970-71 29 DET NBA PG 82 1932 5.1 13.3 .385 5.1 13.3 .385 2.3 2.8 .801 2.8 4.9 3.4 12.5
1971-72 30 DET NBA PG 79 2071 4.6 12.2 .373 4.6 12.2 .373 2.9 3.5 .808 3.0 5.1 3.4 12.0
1972-73 31 BUF NBA PG 67 1468 4.0 10.5 .380 4.0 10.5 .380 2.1 2.4 .867 2.9 5.9 3.8 10.1
1973-74 32 KCO NBA PG 44 830 3.4 8.3 .406 3.4 8.3 .406 1.4 1.6 .868 0.4 1.4 1.9 4.2 1.4 0.1 3.6 8.2
Career NBA 742 20213 5.3 13.6 .388 5.3 13.6 .388 2.9 3.4 .830 0.4 1.4 3.2 5.2 1.4 0.1 3.6 13.4
5 seasons NYK NBA 335 9768 5.7 15.0 .383 5.7 15.0 .383 3.2 3.8 .846 3.4 5.4 3.7 14.7
4 seasons DET NBA 296 8147 5.2 13.1 .396 5.2 13.1 .396 2.7 3.4 .800 3.2 5.0 3.6 13.1
1 season BUF NBA 67 1468 4.0 10.5 .380 4.0 10.5 .380 2.1 2.4 .867 2.9 5.9 3.8 10.1
1 season KCO NBA 44 830 3.4 8.3 .406 3.4 8.3 .406 1.4 1.6 .868 0.4 1.4 1.9 4.2 1.4 0.1 3.6 8.2

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
1964-65 23 NYK NBA PG 80 2378 .374 15.4 .374 .835
1965-66 24 NYK NBA PG 80 2612 .391 15.4 .391 .861
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 65 2282 .404 15.7 .404 .858
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 78 1660 .369 13.7 .369 .820
1968-69 27 TOT NBA PG 85 2562 .389 13.7 .389 .799
1968-69 27 NYK NBA PG 32 836 .346 13.3 .346 .849
1968-69 27 DET NBA PG 53 1726 .409 13.9 .409 .775
1969-70 28 DET NBA PG 82 2418 .413 13.1 .413 .812
1970-71 29 DET NBA PG 82 1932 .385 13.3 .385 .801
1971-72 30 DET NBA PG 79 2071 .373 12.2 .373 .808
1972-73 31 BUF NBA PG 67 1468 .380 10.5 .380 .867
1973-74 32 KCO NBA PG 44 830 4.3 10.5 .406 4.3 8.3 .406 1.8 2.1 .868 0.5 1.8 2.3 5.3 1.7 0.2 4.5 10.3
Career NBA 742 20213 4.3 10.5 .388 162.0 417.1 .388 87.5 105.5 .830 0.5 1.8 98.3 5.3 1.7 0.2 111.5 411.5
5 seasons NYK NBA 335 9768 .383 .383 .846
4 seasons DET NBA 296 8147 .396 .396 .800
1 season BUF NBA 67 1468 .380 .380 .867
1 season KCO NBA 44 830 4.3 10.5 .406 4.3 10.5 .406 1.8 2.1 .868 0.5 1.8 2.3 5.3 1.7 0.2 4.5 10.3

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
1964-65 23 NYK NBA PG 80 2378 10.5 .430 .374 .249 16.0 -0.5 1.2 0.7 .014
1965-66 24 NYK NBA PG 80 2612 12.0 .449 .391 .251 21.5 0.4 0.6 1.0 .018
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 65 2282 13.0 .461 .404 .254 23.2 0.7 0.8 1.5 .031
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 78 1660 9.9 .426 .369 .255 18.9 -1.1 1.4 0.3 .010
1968-69 27 TOT NBA PG 85 2562 11.5 .444 .389 .271 20.6 -0.2 1.6 1.4 .026
1968-69 27 NYK NBA PG 32 836 10.4 .414 .346 .278 21.0 -0.7 1.0 0.3 .018
1968-69 27 DET NBA PG 53 1726 12.1 .459 .409 .268 20.4 0.5 0.6 1.1 .030
1969-70 28 DET NBA PG 82 2418 10.6 .467 .413 .267 17.3 -0.1 0.9 0.9 .017
1970-71 29 DET NBA PG 82 1932 9.7 .429 .385 .211 3.8 18.6 -1.2 1.4 0.2 .004
1971-72 30 DET NBA PG 79 2071 9.6 .435 .373 .289 3.9 18.7 -1.1 0.3 -0.8 -0.019
1972-73 31 BUF NBA PG 67 1468 9.1 .435 .380 .228 3.8 20.7 -0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.005
1973-74 32 KCO NBA PG 44 830 8.1 .453 .406 .198 1.3 4.2 2.7 15.4 1.7 0.2 103 -0.1 0.3 0.1 .008
Career NBA 742 20213 10.7 .444 .388 .253 1.3 4.2 3.7 19.3 1.7 0.2 103 -3.7 8.8 5.0 .012
5 seasons NYK NBA 335 9768 11.4 .441 .383 .254 20.1 -1.2 5.0 3.8 .019
4 seasons DET NBA 296 8147 10.5 .448 .396 .259 3.9 18.6 -1.9 3.2 1.3 .007
1 season BUF NBA 67 1468 9.1 .435 .380 .228 3.8 20.7 -0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.005
1 season KCO NBA 44 830 8.1 .453 .406 .198 1.3 4.2 2.7 15.4 1.7 0.2 103 -0.1 0.3 0.1 .008

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
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 4 128 16 59 .271 16 59 .271 10 13 .769 11 15 13 42
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 6 135 15 44 .341 15 44 .341 4 6 .667 14 23 22 34
Career NBA 10 263 31 103 .301 31 103 .301 14 19 .737 25 38 35 76
2 seasons NYK NBA 10 263 31 103 .301 31 103 .301 14 19 .737 25 38 35 76

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
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 4 32.0 4.0 14.8 .271 4.0 14.8 .271 2.5 3.3 .769 2.8 3.8 3.3 10.5
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 6 22.5 2.5 7.3 .341 2.5 7.3 .341 0.7 1.0 .667 2.3 3.8 3.7 5.7
Career NBA 10 26.3 3.1 10.3 .301 3.1 10.3 .301 1.4 1.9 .737 2.5 3.8 3.5 7.6
2 seasons NYK NBA 10 26.3 3.1 10.3 .301 3.1 10.3 .301 1.4 1.9 .737 2.5 3.8 3.5 7.6

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
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 4 128 4.5 16.6 .271 4.5 16.6 .271 2.8 3.7 .769 3.1 4.2 3.7 11.8
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 6 135 4.0 11.7 .341 4.0 11.7 .341 1.1 1.6 .667 3.7 6.1 5.9 9.1
Career NBA 10 263 4.2 14.1 .301 4.2 14.1 .301 1.9 2.6 .737 3.4 5.2 4.8 10.4
2 seasons NYK NBA 10 263 4.2 14.1 .301 4.2 14.1 .301 1.9 2.6 .737 3.4 5.2 4.8 10.4

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
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 4 128 .271 16.6 .271 .769
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 6 135 .341 11.7 .341 .667
Career NBA 10 263 .301 .301 .737
2 seasons NYK NBA 10 263 .301 .301 .737

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
1966-67 25 NYK NBA PG 4 128 4.8 .324 .271 .220 15.0 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.115
1967-68 26 NYK NBA PG 6 135 6.7 .364 .341 .136 21.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.055
Career NBA 10 263 5.8 .341 .301 .184 18.1 -0.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.084
2 seasons NYK NBA 10 263 5.8 .341 .301 .184 18.1 -0.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.084

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 10 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Howard Komives 1.5 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.8
Rex Walters 74.8 1.6 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.3
Tony Smith 67.2 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
John Wetzel 64.9 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4
Brook Steppe 63.0 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.6
Pat Riley 61.1 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.6
Todd Lichti 57.7 1.8 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.2
Joe Hassett 55.9 2.0 1.6 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.0
Claude Terry 55.0 2.4 1.8 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.0
Jannero Pargo 54.9 2.0 1.3 1.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3
Sebastian Telfair 54.7 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.4
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Howard Komives 1.5 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.8
Rex Walters 74.8 1.6 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.3
Tony Smith 67.2 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
John Wetzel 64.9 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4
Brook Steppe 63.0 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.6
Pat Riley 61.1 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.6
Todd Lichti 57.7 1.8 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.2
Joe Hassett 55.9 2.0 1.6 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.0
Claude Terry 55.0 2.4 1.8 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.0
Jannero Pargo 54.9 2.0 1.3 1.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3
Sebastian Telfair 54.7 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.4

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1963-64 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1964-65 NBA All-Rookie (1st)

Games
1964-65 NBA 80 (1)
1965-66 NBA 80 (1)
1968-69 NBA 85 (2)
1969-70 NBA 82 (1)
1970-71 NBA 82 (2)

Assists
1965-66 NBA 425 (6)
1966-67 NBA 401 (7)

Free Throw Pct
1964-65 NBA .835 (3)
1965-66 NBA .861 (3)
Career NBA .830 (93)

Assists Per Game
1965-66 NBA 5.3 (6)
1966-67 NBA 6.2 (5)

Assist Pct
1965-66 NBA 21.5 (8)
1966-67 NBA 23.2 (4)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.001 (566)

NBA Elo Player Rating
523rd (overall) as of Jul 16, 2014, 12:52PM

Transactions

October 18, 1963: Traded by the St. Louis Hawks (as a future 1964 2nd round draft pick) with cash to the New York Knicks for Richie Guerin.

May 4, 1964: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 2nd round (15th pick) of the 1964 NBA Draft.

December 19, 1968: Traded by the New York Knicks with Walt Bellamy to the Detroit Pistons for Dave DeBusschere.

September 29, 1972: Traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Buffalo Braves for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Mike D'Antoni was later selected).

October 8, 1973: Signed as a free agent with the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

July 9, 1974: Waived by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

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