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Rudy LaRusso

Rudolph Anton LaRusso

Position: Power Forward and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: November 11, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York
Died: July 9, 2004
High School: James Madison in Brooklyn, New York
College: Dartmouth College
Draft: Minneapolis Lakers, 2nd round (4th pick, 10th overall), 1959 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 18, 1959

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 20, 2014 12:17 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
1959-60 22 MNL NBA PF 71 2092 355 913 .389 355 913 .389 265 357 .742 679 83 222 975
1960-61 23 LAL NBA PF 79 2593 416 992 .419 416 992 .419 323 409 .790 781 135 280 1155
1961-62 24 LAL NBA PF 80 2754 516 1108 .466 516 1108 .466 342 448 .763 828 179 255 1374
1962-63 ★ 25 LAL NBA PF 75 2505 321 761 .422 321 761 .422 282 393 .718 747 187 255 924
1963-64 26 LAL NBA PF 79 2746 337 776 .434 337 776 .434 298 397 .751 800 190 268 972
1964-65 27 LAL NBA PF 77 2588 381 827 .461 381 827 .461 321 415 .773 725 198 258 1083
1965-66 ★ 28 LAL NBA PF 76 2316 410 897 .457 410 897 .457 350 445 .787 660 165 261 1170
1966-67 29 LAL NBA PF 45 1292 211 509 .415 211 509 .415 156 224 .696 351 78 149 578
1967-68 ★ 30 SFW NBA PF 79 2819 602 1389 .433 602 1389 .433 522 661 .790 741 182 337 1726
1968-69 ★ 31 SFW NBA SF 75 2782 553 1349 .410 553 1349 .410 444 559 .794 624 159 268 1550
Career NBA 736 24487 4102 9521 .431 4102 9521 .431 3303 4308 .767 6936 1556 2553 11507
8 seasons MNL,LAL NBA 582 18886 2947 6783 .434 2947 6783 .434 2337 3088 .757 5571 1215 1948 8231
2 seasons SFW NBA 154 5601 1155 2738 .422 1155 2738 .422 966 1220 .792 1365 341 605 3276

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
1959-60 22 MNL NBA PF 71 29.5 5.0 12.9 .389 5.0 12.9 .389 3.7 5.0 .742 9.6 1.2 3.1 13.7
1960-61 23 LAL NBA PF 79 32.8 5.3 12.6 .419 5.3 12.6 .419 4.1 5.2 .790 9.9 1.7 3.5 14.6
1961-62 24 LAL NBA PF 80 34.4 6.5 13.9 .466 6.5 13.9 .466 4.3 5.6 .763 10.4 2.2 3.2 17.2
1962-63 ★ 25 LAL NBA PF 75 33.4 4.3 10.1 .422 4.3 10.1 .422 3.8 5.2 .718 10.0 2.5 3.4 12.3
1963-64 26 LAL NBA PF 79 34.8 4.3 9.8 .434 4.3 9.8 .434 3.8 5.0 .751 10.1 2.4 3.4 12.3
1964-65 27 LAL NBA PF 77 33.6 4.9 10.7 .461 4.9 10.7 .461 4.2 5.4 .773 9.4 2.6 3.4 14.1
1965-66 ★ 28 LAL NBA PF 76 30.5 5.4 11.8 .457 5.4 11.8 .457 4.6 5.9 .787 8.7 2.2 3.4 15.4
1966-67 29 LAL NBA PF 45 28.7 4.7 11.3 .415 4.7 11.3 .415 3.5 5.0 .696 7.8 1.7 3.3 12.8
1967-68 ★ 30 SFW NBA PF 79 35.7 7.6 17.6 .433 7.6 17.6 .433 6.6 8.4 .790 9.4 2.3 4.3 21.8
1968-69 ★ 31 SFW NBA SF 75 37.1 7.4 18.0 .410 7.4 18.0 .410 5.9 7.5 .794 8.3 2.1 3.6 20.7
Career NBA 736 33.3 5.6 12.9 .431 5.6 12.9 .431 4.5 5.9 .767 9.4 2.1 3.5 15.6
8 seasons MNL,LAL NBA 582 32.5 5.1 11.7 .434 5.1 11.7 .434 4.0 5.3 .757 9.6 2.1 3.3 14.1
2 seasons SFW NBA 154 36.4 7.5 17.8 .422 7.5 17.8 .422 6.3 7.9 .792 8.9 2.2 3.9 21.3

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
1959-60 22 MNL NBA PF 71 2092 6.1 15.7 .389 6.1 15.7 .389 4.6 6.1 .742 11.7 1.4 3.8 16.8
1960-61 23 LAL NBA PF 79 2593 5.8 13.8 .419 5.8 13.8 .419 4.5 5.7 .790 10.8 1.9 3.9 16.0
1961-62 24 LAL NBA PF 80 2754 6.7 14.5 .466 6.7 14.5 .466 4.5 5.9 .763 10.8 2.3 3.3 18.0
1962-63 ★ 25 LAL NBA PF 75 2505 4.6 10.9 .422 4.6 10.9 .422 4.1 5.6 .718 10.7 2.7 3.7 13.3
1963-64 26 LAL NBA PF 79 2746 4.4 10.2 .434 4.4 10.2 .434 3.9 5.2 .751 10.5 2.5 3.5 12.7
1964-65 27 LAL NBA PF 77 2588 5.3 11.5 .461 5.3 11.5 .461 4.5 5.8 .773 10.1 2.8 3.6 15.1
1965-66 ★ 28 LAL NBA PF 76 2316 6.4 13.9 .457 6.4 13.9 .457 5.4 6.9 .787 10.3 2.6 4.1 18.2
1966-67 29 LAL NBA PF 45 1292 5.9 14.2 .415 5.9 14.2 .415 4.3 6.2 .696 9.8 2.2 4.2 16.1
1967-68 ★ 30 SFW NBA PF 79 2819 7.7 17.7 .433 7.7 17.7 .433 6.7 8.4 .790 9.5 2.3 4.3 22.0
1968-69 ★ 31 SFW NBA SF 75 2782 7.2 17.5 .410 7.2 17.5 .410 5.7 7.2 .794 8.1 2.1 3.5 20.1
Career NBA 736 24487 6.0 14.0 .431 6.0 14.0 .431 4.9 6.3 .767 10.2 2.3 3.8 16.9
8 seasons MNL,LAL NBA 582 18886 5.6 12.9 .434 5.6 12.9 .434 4.5 5.9 .757 10.6 2.3 3.7 15.7
2 seasons SFW NBA 154 5601 7.4 17.6 .422 7.4 17.6 .422 6.2 7.8 .792 8.8 2.2 3.9 21.1

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
1959-60 22 MNL NBA PF 71 2092 14.9 .456 .389 .391 1.6 2.3 3.9 .091
1960-61 23 LAL NBA PF 79 2593 14.8 .493 .419 .412 3.8 3.1 6.9 .128
1961-62 24 LAL NBA PF 80 2754 16.6 .526 .466 .404 5.8 2.9 8.8 .153
1962-63 ★ 25 LAL NBA PF 75 2505 13.6 .495 .422 .516 2.2 3.2 5.4 .103
1963-64 26 LAL NBA PF 79 2746 14.1 .511 .434 .512 3.6 1.9 5.5 .096
1964-65 27 LAL NBA PF 77 2588 16.2 .536 .461 .502 10.7 5.5 1.8 7.3 .136
1965-66 ★ 28 LAL NBA PF 76 2316 16.4 .535 .457 .496 9.4 5.0 2.0 7.0 .146
1966-67 29 LAL NBA PF 45 1292 12.8 .476 .415 .440 7.5 0.7 1.1 1.7 .064
1967-68 ★ 30 SFW NBA PF 79 2819 17.5 .514 .433 .476 9.2 4.8 3.7 8.6 .146
1968-69 ★ 31 SFW NBA SF 75 2782 15.9 .486 .410 .414 8.7 2.9 3.4 6.3 .109
Career NBA 736 24487 15.4 .504 .431 .452 9.3 35.8 25.6 61.4 .120
8 seasons MNL,LAL NBA 582 18886 15.1 .505 .434 .455 9.6 28.1 18.5 46.6 .118
2 seasons SFW NBA 154 5601 16.7 .500 .422 .446 8.9 7.8 7.1 14.9 .127

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
1959-60 22 MNL NBA PF 9 321 56 132 .424 56 132 .424 27 35 .771 70 22 34 139
1960-61 23 LAL NBA PF 12 360 57 144 .396 57 144 .396 32 48 .667 96 24 43 146
1961-62 24 LAL NBA PF 13 461 57 156 .365 57 156 .365 69 91 .758 118 22 51 183
1962-63 25 LAL NBA PF 13 465 65 154 .422 65 154 .422 57 75 .760 127 28 58 187
1963-64 26 LAL NBA PF 5 189 13 33 .394 13 33 .394 19 22 .864 30 11 23 45
1964-65 27 LAL NBA PF 11 395 56 137 .409 56 137 .409 53 74 .716 89 29 52 165
1965-66 28 LAL NBA PF 14 397 57 124 .460 57 124 .460 53 67 .791 99 26 47 167
1967-68 30 SFW NBA PF 10 385 72 182 .396 72 182 .396 59 81 .728 99 17 35 203
1968-69 31 SFW NBA SF 6 215 34 90 .378 34 90 .378 41 53 .774 51 15 23 109
Career NBA 93 3188 467 1152 .405 467 1152 .405 410 546 .751 779 194 366 1344
7 seasons MNL,LAL NBA 77 2588 361 880 .410 361 880 .410 310 412 .752 629 162 308 1032
2 seasons SFW NBA 16 600 106 272 .390 106 272 .390 100 134 .746 150 32 58 312

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
1959-60 22 MNL NBA PF 9 35.7 6.2 14.7 .424 6.2 14.7 .424 3.0 3.9 .771 7.8 2.4 3.8 15.4
1960-61 23 LAL NBA PF 12 30.0 4.8 12.0 .396 4.8 12.0 .396 2.7 4.0 .667 8.0 2.0 3.6 12.2
1961-62 24 LAL NBA PF 13 35.5 4.4 12.0 .365 4.4 12.0 .365 5.3 7.0 .758 9.1 1.7 3.9 14.1
1962-63 25 LAL NBA PF 13 35.8 5.0 11.8 .422 5.0 11.8 .422 4.4 5.8 .760 9.8 2.2 4.5 14.4
1963-64 26 LAL NBA PF 5 37.8 2.6 6.6 .394 2.6 6.6 .394 3.8 4.4 .864 6.0 2.2 4.6 9.0
1964-65 27 LAL NBA PF 11 35.9 5.1 12.5 .409 5.1 12.5 .409 4.8 6.7 .716 8.1 2.6 4.7 15.0
1965-66 28 LAL NBA PF 14 28.4 4.1 8.9 .460 4.1 8.9 .460 3.8 4.8 .791 7.1 1.9 3.4 11.9
1967-68 30 SFW NBA PF 10 38.5 7.2 18.2 .396 7.2 18.2 .396 5.9 8.1 .728 9.9 1.7 3.5 20.3
1968-69 31 SFW NBA SF 6 35.8 5.7 15.0 .378 5.7 15.0 .378 6.8 8.8 .774 8.5 2.5 3.8 18.2
Career NBA 93 34.3 5.0 12.4 .405 5.0 12.4 .405 4.4 5.9 .751 8.4 2.1 3.9 14.5
7 seasons MNL,LAL NBA 77 33.6 4.7 11.4 .410 4.7 11.4 .410 4.0 5.4 .752 8.2 2.1 4.0 13.4
2 seasons SFW NBA 16 37.5 6.6 17.0 .390 6.6 17.0 .390 6.3 8.4 .746 9.4 2.0 3.6 19.5

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
1959-60 22 MNL NBA PF 9 321 6.3 14.8 .424 6.3 14.8 .424 3.0 3.9 .771 7.9 2.5 3.8 15.6
1960-61 23 LAL NBA PF 12 360 5.7 14.4 .396 5.7 14.4 .396 3.2 4.8 .667 9.6 2.4 4.3 14.6
1961-62 24 LAL NBA PF 13 461 4.5 12.2 .365 4.5 12.2 .365 5.4 7.1 .758 9.2 1.7 4.0 14.3
1962-63 25 LAL NBA PF 13 465 5.0 11.9 .422 5.0 11.9 .422 4.4 5.8 .760 9.8 2.2 4.5 14.5
1963-64 26 LAL NBA PF 5 189 2.5 6.3 .394 2.5 6.3 .394 3.6 4.2 .864 5.7 2.1 4.4 8.6
1964-65 27 LAL NBA PF 11 395 5.1 12.5 .409 5.1 12.5 .409 4.8 6.7 .716 8.1 2.6 4.7 15.0
1965-66 28 LAL NBA PF 14 397 5.2 11.2 .460 5.2 11.2 .460 4.8 6.1 .791 9.0 2.4 4.3 15.1
1967-68 30 SFW NBA PF 10 385 6.7 17.0 .396 6.7 17.0 .396 5.5 7.6 .728 9.3 1.6 3.3 19.0
1968-69 31 SFW NBA SF 6 215 5.7 15.1 .378 5.7 15.1 .378 6.9 8.9 .774 8.5 2.5 3.9 18.3
Career NBA 93 3188 5.3 13.0 .405 5.3 13.0 .405 4.6 6.2 .751 8.8 2.2 4.1 15.2
7 seasons MNL,LAL NBA 77 2588 5.0 12.2 .410 5.0 12.2 .410 4.3 5.7 .752 8.7 2.3 4.3 14.4
2 seasons SFW NBA 16 600 6.4 16.3 .390 6.4 16.3 .390 6.0 8.0 .746 9.0 1.9 3.5 18.7

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
1959-60 22 MNL NBA PF 9 321 13.7 .472 .424 .265 10.8 0.4 0.2 0.6 .088
1960-61 23 LAL NBA PF 12 360 11.8 .442 .396 .333 8.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 .039
1961-62 24 LAL NBA PF 13 461 11.7 .467 .365 .583 6.4 0.3 0.2 0.5 .056
1962-63 25 LAL NBA PF 13 465 13.7 .500 .422 .487 8.4 0.4 0.4 0.8 .084
1963-64 26 LAL NBA PF 5 189 9.0 .527 .394 .667 8.5 0.2 -0.1 0.1 .035
1964-65 27 LAL NBA PF 11 395 12.3 .487 .409 .540 10.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 .039
1965-66 28 LAL NBA PF 14 397 14.2 .544 .460 .540 8.3 0.7 0.3 1.0 .116
1967-68 30 SFW NBA PF 10 385 14.4 .466 .396 .445 6.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 .036
1968-69 31 SFW NBA SF 6 215 16.4 .481 .378 .589 11.7 0.3 0.3 0.6 .133
Career NBA 93 3188 13.1 .483 .405 .474 8.6 3.0 1.5 4.5 .068
7 seasons MNL,LAL NBA 77 2588 12.6 .486 .410 .468 8.6 2.6 1.0 3.6 .068
2 seasons SFW NBA 16 600 15.1 .471 .390 .493 8.2 0.4 0.5 0.9 .071

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1962-63 25 LAL NBA PF 1 0 11:00 3 3 1.000 0 0 1 2 1 6
1965-66 28 LAL NBA PF 1 0 22:00 4 10 .400 3 7 .429 3 2 2 11
1967-68 30 SFW NBA PF 1 0 19:00 3 8 .375 0 2 .000 7 0 0 6
1968-69 31 SFW NBA SF 1 0 18:00 3 6 .500 0 0 6 2 3 6
Career NBA 4 0 70 13 27 .481 3 9 .333 17 6 6 29

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
Rudy LaRusso 8.8 8.6 7.3 7.0 6.9 6.3 5.5 5.4 3.9 1.7
Clifford Robinson 94.8 8.7 8.0 7.5 7.1 6.8 6.6 5.3 4.6 4.2 0.3
Mark Aguirre 93.4 9.0 8.9 8.8 7.2 6.9 5.7 5.5 4.7 4.5 1.9
Hot Rod Williams 92.3 9.2 8.7 7.7 7.5 7.4 5.7 5.3 4.5 2.8 2.4
Dan Roundfield 92.2 9.1 8.7 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.5 3.9 2.7 1.3
Happy Hairston 92.1 9.3 9.2 8.8 7.2 7.0 6.5 5.3 5.1 4.2 0.4
Maurice Lucas 92.1 8.7 7.4 7.1 6.4 6.2 5.8 5.5 4.7 3.5 2.4
Tom Heinsohn 91.8 9.3 7.7 7.1 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.0 3.6
Jerome Kersey 91.1 8.8 8.6 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.4 3.6 3.4 3.2 2.2
David West 90.6 9.1 8.4 7.8 7.8 7.5 7.4 5.9 5.2 2.8 0.2
Antawn Jamison 90.3 9.2 9.0 8.5 8.2 6.8 6.7 6.4 5.4 2.3 1.4
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Rudy LaRusso 8.8 8.6 7.3 7.0 6.9 6.3 5.5 5.4 3.9 1.7
Dan Roundfield 93.1 9.1 8.7 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.5 5.1 3.9 2.7 1.3 0.6
Tom Heinsohn 91.8 9.3 7.7 7.1 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.0 3.6
Mark Aguirre 89.2 9.0 8.9 8.8 7.2 6.9 5.7 5.5 4.7 4.5 2.2 1.9 1.8 0.9
John Drew 88.8 10.6 8.9 8.9 7.9 7.1 6.4 5.5 5.4 4.5 3.0 0.7
Mehmet Okur 88.4 9.3 8.8 7.4 7.0 6.7 5.9 5.6 3.8 0.2 0.0
Happy Hairston 88.3 9.3 9.2 8.8 7.2 7.0 7.0 6.5 5.3 5.1 4.2 0.4
Hot Rod Williams 88.0 9.2 8.7 7.7 7.5 7.4 5.7 5.3 5.3 4.5 3.7 2.8 2.4 0.4
David West 87.8 9.1 8.4 8.1 7.8 7.8 7.5 7.4 5.9 5.2 2.8 0.2
Tayshaun Prince 87.2 9.4 8.0 7.5 7.5 7.0 6.2 3.6 3.3 3.2 2.1 1.5 0.8
Shareef Abdur-Rahim 87.2 9.7 8.8 8.5 8.1 7.2 6.9 6.2 5.4 4.6 2.9 2.8 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1960-61 NBA 79 (1)
1961-62 NBA 80 (1)

Field Goal Attempts
1967-68 NBA 1389 (8)

Free Throws
1967-68 NBA 522 (3)
1968-69 NBA 444 (10)

Free Throw Attempts
1967-68 NBA 661 (4)

Personal Fouls
1967-68 NBA 337 (4)

Points
1967-68 NBA 1726 (10)

Field Goal Pct
1961-62 NBA .466 (10)

Points Per Game
1967-68 NBA 21.8 (8)

Rebounds Per Game
Career NBA 9.4 (64)
Career 9.4 (72)

True Shooting Pct
1961-62 NBA .526 (7)
1964-65 NBA .536 (9)
1965-66 NBA .535 (9)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1961-62 NBA .466 (10)

Offensive Win Shares
1961-62 NBA 5.8 (10)
1964-65 NBA 5.5 (10)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.152 (157)

NBA Elo Player Rating
268th (overall) as of Sep 4, 2014, 12:23PM

Transactions

March 31, 1959: Drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 2nd round (12th pick) of the 1959 NBA Draft.

January 16, 1967: As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with a 1967 1st round draft pick (Sonny Dove was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons; the Baltimore Bullets traded Mel Counts to the Los Angeles Lakers; and the Detroit Pistons traded Ray Scott to the Baltimore Bullets. Detroit got a 1st round draft pick in 1967 when LaRusso refused to report; LaRusso was later sold to San Francisco.

August 31, 1967: Sold by the Detroit Pistons to the San Francisco Warriors.

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