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Tom LaGarde

Thomas Joseph LaGarde

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: February 10, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan
High School: Central Catholic in Detroit, Michigan
College: University of North Carolina
Draft: Denver Nuggets, 1st round (9th pick, 9th overall), 1977 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 19, 1977

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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
1977-78 22 DEN NBA C 77 868 96 237 .405 96 237 .405 114 150 .760 75 139 214 47 17 17 101 146 306
1978-79 23 SEA NBA C 23 575 98 181 .541 98 181 .541 57 95 .600 61 129 190 32 6 18 47 75 253
1979-80 24 SEA NBA C 82 1164 146 306 .477 0 0 146 306 .477 90 137 .657 127 185 312 91 19 34 97 206 382
1980-81 25 DAL NBA C 82 2670 417 888 .470 0 0 417 888 .470 288 444 .649 177 488 665 237 35 45 206 293 1122
1981-82 26 DAL NBA C 47 28 909 113 269 .420 0 2 .000 113 267 .423 86 166 .518 63 147 210 49 17 17 82 138 312
1982-83 27 Did Not Play (other pro league—Italy)
1983-84 28 Did Not Play (other pro league—Italy)
1984-85 29 NJN NBA C 1 0 8 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1
Career NBA 312 28 6194 870 1882 .462 0 2 .000 870 1880 .463 636 994 .640 504 1089 1593 456 94 131 534 860 2376
2 seasons DAL NBA 129 28 3579 530 1157 .458 0 2 .000 530 1155 .459 374 610 .613 240 635 875 286 52 62 288 431 1434
2 seasons SEA NBA 105 1739 244 487 .501 0 0 244 487 .501 147 232 .634 188 314 502 123 25 52 144 281 635
1 season DEN NBA 77 868 96 237 .405 96 237 .405 114 150 .760 75 139 214 47 17 17 101 146 306
1 season NJN NBA 1 0 8 0 1 .000 0 0 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1

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
1977-78 22 DEN NBA C 77 11.3 1.2 3.1 .405 1.2 3.1 .405 1.5 1.9 .760 1.0 1.8 2.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 1.3 1.9 4.0
1978-79 23 SEA NBA C 23 25.0 4.3 7.9 .541 4.3 7.9 .541 2.5 4.1 .600 2.7 5.6 8.3 1.4 0.3 0.8 2.0 3.3 11.0
1979-80 24 SEA NBA C 82 14.2 1.8 3.7 .477 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.7 .477 1.1 1.7 .657 1.5 2.3 3.8 1.1 0.2 0.4 1.2 2.5 4.7
1980-81 25 DAL NBA C 82 32.6 5.1 10.8 .470 0.0 0.0 5.1 10.8 .470 3.5 5.4 .649 2.2 6.0 8.1 2.9 0.4 0.5 2.5 3.6 13.7
1981-82 26 DAL NBA C 47 28 19.3 2.4 5.7 .420 0.0 0.0 .000 2.4 5.7 .423 1.8 3.5 .518 1.3 3.1 4.5 1.0 0.4 0.4 1.7 2.9 6.6
1984-85 29 NJN NBA C 1 0 8.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 .000 1.0 2.0 .500 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 1.0
Career NBA 312 28 19.9 2.8 6.0 .462 0.0 0.0 .000 2.8 6.0 .463 2.0 3.2 .640 1.6 3.5 5.1 1.5 0.3 0.4 1.7 2.8 7.6
2 seasons DAL NBA 129 28 27.7 4.1 9.0 .458 0.0 0.0 .000 4.1 9.0 .459 2.9 4.7 .613 1.9 4.9 6.8 2.2 0.4 0.5 2.2 3.3 11.1
2 seasons SEA NBA 105 16.6 2.3 4.6 .501 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.6 .501 1.4 2.2 .634 1.8 3.0 4.8 1.2 0.2 0.5 1.4 2.7 6.0
1 season DEN NBA 77 11.3 1.2 3.1 .405 1.2 3.1 .405 1.5 1.9 .760 1.0 1.8 2.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 1.3 1.9 4.0
1 season NJN NBA 1 0 8.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 .000 1.0 2.0 .500 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 1.0

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
1977-78 22 DEN NBA C 77 868 4.0 9.8 .405 4.0 9.8 .405 4.7 6.2 .760 3.1 5.8 8.9 1.9 0.7 0.7 4.2 6.1 12.7
1978-79 23 SEA NBA C 23 575 6.1 11.3 .541 6.1 11.3 .541 3.6 5.9 .600 3.8 8.1 11.9 2.0 0.4 1.1 2.9 4.7 15.8
1979-80 24 SEA NBA C 82 1164 4.5 9.5 .477 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.5 .477 2.8 4.2 .657 3.9 5.7 9.6 2.8 0.6 1.1 3.0 6.4 11.8
1980-81 25 DAL NBA C 82 2670 5.6 12.0 .470 0.0 0.0 5.6 12.0 .470 3.9 6.0 .649 2.4 6.6 9.0 3.2 0.5 0.6 2.8 4.0 15.1
1981-82 26 DAL NBA C 47 28 909 4.5 10.7 .420 0.0 0.1 .000 4.5 10.6 .423 3.4 6.6 .518 2.5 5.8 8.3 1.9 0.7 0.7 3.2 5.5 12.4
1984-85 29 NJN NBA C 1 0 8 0.0 4.5 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 .000 4.5 9.0 .500 4.5 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 4.5
Career NBA 312 28 6194 5.1 10.9 .462 0.0 0.0 .000 5.1 10.9 .463 3.7 5.8 .640 2.9 6.3 9.3 2.7 0.5 0.8 3.1 5.0 13.8
2 seasons DAL NBA 129 28 3579 5.3 11.6 .458 0.0 0.0 .000 5.3 11.6 .459 3.8 6.1 .613 2.4 6.4 8.8 2.9 0.5 0.6 2.9 4.3 14.4
2 seasons SEA NBA 105 1739 5.1 10.1 .501 0.0 0.0 5.1 10.1 .501 3.0 4.8 .634 3.9 6.5 10.4 2.5 0.5 1.1 3.0 5.8 13.1
1 season DEN NBA 77 868 4.0 9.8 .405 4.0 9.8 .405 4.7 6.2 .760 3.1 5.8 8.9 1.9 0.7 0.7 4.2 6.1 12.7
1 season NJN NBA 1 0 8 0.0 4.5 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 .000 4.5 9.0 .500 4.5 4.5 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0 4.5

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
1977-78 22 DEN NBA C 77 868 8.2 .505 .405 .633 9.2 15.9 12.7 6.9 0.9 1.0 25.0 17.8 90 103 -0.3 0.7 0.4 .024
1978-79 23 SEA NBA C 23 575 15.6 .568 .541 .525 11.1 23.7 17.4 7.8 0.5 1.6 17.4 18.4 107 99 0.8 0.9 1.7 .142
1979-80 24 SEA NBA C 82 1164 10.8 .521 .477 .448 .000 11.4 16.8 14.1 10.1 0.8 1.6 20.9 15.7 101 102 0.6 1.7 2.2 .093
1980-81 25 DAL NBA C 82 2670 13.5 .518 .470 .500 .000 7.3 21.6 14.2 13.6 0.6 1.0 16.0 20.2 101 110 1.3 1.4 2.7 .048
1981-82 26 DAL NBA C 47 909 7.6 .456 .420 .617 .007 7.7 19.1 13.2 7.3 0.9 1.1 19.3 19.2 87 109 -1.2 0.7 -0.5 -0.028
1984-85 29 NJN NBA C 1 8 -5.0 .266 .000 2.000 .000 13.6 14.5 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.7 14.5 56 112 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.170
Career NBA 312 6194 11.5 .512 .462 .528 .001 8.7 19.7 14.1 10.5 0.7 1.2 18.7 18.7 98 106 1.1 5.4 6.5 .050
2 seasons DAL NBA 129 3579 12.0 .503 .458 .527 .002 7.4 21.0 13.9 12.0 0.7 1.0 16.8 19.9 98 110 0.1 2.1 2.1 .029
2 seasons SEA NBA 105 1739 12.4 .539 .501 .476 .000 11.3 19.1 15.2 9.4 0.7 1.6 19.6 16.6 103 101 1.3 2.6 4.0 .109
1 season DEN NBA 77 868 8.2 .505 .405 .633 9.2 15.9 12.7 6.9 0.9 1.0 25.0 17.8 90 103 -0.3 0.7 0.4 .024
1 season NJN NBA 1 8 -5.0 .266 .000 2.000 .000 13.6 14.5 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.7 14.5 56 112 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.170

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
1977-78 22 DEN NBA C 9 77 10 19 .526 10 19 .526 5 7 .714 9 9 18 7 0 2 9 12 25
1979-80 24 SEA NBA C 14 163 17 46 .370 0 0 17 46 .370 9 11 .818 13 27 40 12 2 0 7 25 43
Career NBA 23 240 27 65 .415 0 0 27 65 .415 14 18 .778 22 36 58 19 2 2 16 37 68
1 season SEA NBA 14 163 17 46 .370 0 0 17 46 .370 9 11 .818 13 27 40 12 2 0 7 25 43
1 season DEN NBA 9 77 10 19 .526 10 19 .526 5 7 .714 9 9 18 7 0 2 9 12 25

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
1977-78 22 DEN NBA C 9 8.6 1.1 2.1 .526 1.1 2.1 .526 0.6 0.8 .714 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.8 0.0 0.2 1.0 1.3 2.8
1979-80 24 SEA NBA C 14 11.6 1.2 3.3 .370 0.0 0.0 1.2 3.3 .370 0.6 0.8 .818 0.9 1.9 2.9 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.5 1.8 3.1
Career NBA 23 10.4 1.2 2.8 .415 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.8 .415 0.6 0.8 .778 1.0 1.6 2.5 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.7 1.6 3.0
1 season SEA NBA 14 11.6 1.2 3.3 .370 0.0 0.0 1.2 3.3 .370 0.6 0.8 .818 0.9 1.9 2.9 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.5 1.8 3.1
1 season DEN NBA 9 8.6 1.1 2.1 .526 1.1 2.1 .526 0.6 0.8 .714 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.8 0.0 0.2 1.0 1.3 2.8

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
1977-78 22 DEN NBA C 9 77 4.7 8.9 .526 4.7 8.9 .526 2.3 3.3 .714 4.2 4.2 8.4 3.3 0.0 0.9 4.2 5.6 11.7
1979-80 24 SEA NBA C 14 163 3.8 10.2 .370 0.0 0.0 3.8 10.2 .370 2.0 2.4 .818 2.9 6.0 8.8 2.7 0.4 0.0 1.5 5.5 9.5
Career NBA 23 240 4.1 9.7 .415 0.0 0.0 4.1 9.7 .415 2.1 2.7 .778 3.3 5.4 8.7 2.8 0.3 0.3 2.4 5.5 10.2
1 season SEA NBA 14 163 3.8 10.2 .370 0.0 0.0 3.8 10.2 .370 2.0 2.4 .818 2.9 6.0 8.8 2.7 0.4 0.0 1.5 5.5 9.5
1 season DEN NBA 9 77 4.7 8.9 .526 4.7 8.9 .526 2.3 3.3 .714 4.2 4.2 8.4 3.3 0.0 0.9 4.2 5.6 11.7

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
1977-78 22 DEN NBA C 9 77 9.5 .566 .526 .368 12.1 11.6 11.9 11.6 0.0 1.3 29.0 15.2 97 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 .016
1979-80 24 SEA NBA C 14 163 8.1 .423 .370 .239 .000 8.6 18.4 13.4 10.1 0.6 0.0 12.1 14.6 98 105 0.0 0.2 0.2 .059
Career NBA 23 240 8.6 .466 .415 .277 .000 9.7 16.2 12.9 10.6 0.4 0.4 18.0 14.8 98 107 0.0 0.2 0.2 .045
1 season SEA NBA 14 163 8.1 .423 .370 .239 .000 8.6 18.4 13.4 10.1 0.6 0.0 12.1 14.6 98 105 0.0 0.2 0.2 .059
1 season DEN NBA 9 77 9.5 .566 .526 .368 12.1 11.6 11.9 11.6 0.0 1.3 29.0 15.2 97 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 .016

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tom LaGarde 2.7 2.2 1.7 0.4 0.0 -0.5
Gene Wiley 77.3 2.8 2.4 1.8 1.3 -0.1
Stanley Roberts 77.2 3.2 2.1 1.8 0.7 0.5 -0.1
Will Perdue 77.2 2.5 2.5 2.3 0.5 0.2 -0.1
Ian Mahinmi 76.9 3.4 2.3 1.8 0.7 0.2
Mikki Moore 76.6 2.8 2.2 1.0 0.6 0.1 0.1
Reggie Harding 74.8 3.1 2.6 1.6 0.0
Darrall Imhoff 72.9 2.4 2.1 0.7 0.7 0.0 -0.6
Michael Doleac 71.7 3.0 2.2 1.7 1.5 0.3 0.3
Bob Christian 70.0 2.4 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.0
Victor Alexander 69.7 3.0 2.5 2.3 1.1 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tom LaGarde 2.7 2.2 1.7 0.4 0.0 -0.5
Gene Wiley 77.3 2.8 2.4 1.8 1.3 -0.1
Ian Mahinmi 76.9 3.4 2.3 1.8 0.7 0.2
Reggie Harding 74.8 3.1 2.6 1.6 0.0
Stanley Roberts 74.8 3.2 2.1 1.8 0.7 0.5 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Bob Christian 70.0 2.4 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.0
Victor Alexander 69.7 3.0 2.5 2.3 1.1 -0.1
Zeljko Rebraca 69.3 3.3 2.4 1.3 0.7 0.5
George Nostrand 69.3 2.0 2.0 1.3 0.4
Anthony Tolliver 68.8 3.3 2.5 1.2 0.9 0.0
Ed Kalafat 65.4 2.6 2.1 0.7

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
1973-74 18 UNC 22 20 36 9 19 34 49 .556 .474 2.2 1.5
1974-75 19 UNC 31 83 157 72 98 143 238 .529 .735 7.7 4.6
1975-76 20 UNC 29 156 255 106 131 221 418 .612 .809 14.4 7.6
1976-77 21 UNC 20 108 182 86 110 147 302 .593 .782 15.1 7.4
Career 102 367 630 273 358 545 1007 .583 .763 9.9 5.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1979-80 NBA 82 (2)
1980-81 NBA 82 (3)

Transactions

May 25, 1977: Traded by the Kansas City Kings (as a future 1977 1st round draft pick) with Brian Taylor to the Denver Nuggets for Tom Burleson and a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Steve Sheppard was later selected).

June 10, 1977: Drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1978: Traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Rod Griffin was later selected).

May 28, 1980: Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks from the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA expansion draft.

August 31, 1982: Waived by the Dallas Mavericks.

November 14, 1984: Signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets.

December 18, 1984: Waived by the New Jersey Nets.

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