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Jim Les

James Allen Les

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11 ▪ Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: August 18, 1963 in Niles, Illinois
High School: Notre Dame in Niles, Illinois
College: Bradley University
Draft: Atlanta Hawks, 3rd round (23rd pick, 70th overall), 1986 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 4, 1988

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

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
1988-89 25 UTA NBA PG 82 0 781 40 133 .301 1 14 .071 39 119 .328 57 73 .781 23 64 87 215 27 5 88 88 138
1989-90 26 TOT NBA PG 7 0 92 5 14 .357 0 1 .000 5 13 .385 13 17 .765 3 4 7 21 3 0 10 9 23
1989-90 26 UTA NBA PG 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .500 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 2
1989-90 26 LAC NBA PG 6 0 86 5 14 .357 0 1 .000 5 13 .385 11 13 .846 3 4 7 20 3 0 7 6 21
1990-91 27 SAC NBA PG 55 8 1399 119 268 .444 71 154 .461 48 114 .421 86 103 .835 18 93 111 299 57 4 75 141 395
1991-92 28 SAC NBA PG 62 5 712 74 192 .385 45 131 .344 29 61 .475 38 47 .809 11 52 63 143 31 3 42 58 231
1992-93 29 SAC NBA PG 73 0 881 110 259 .425 66 154 .429 44 105 .419 42 50 .840 20 69 89 169 40 7 48 81 328
1993-94 30 SAC NBA PG 18 0 169 13 34 .382 8 18 .444 5 16 .313 11 13 .846 5 8 13 39 7 1 11 16 45
1994-95 31 ATL NBA PG 24 0 188 11 38 .289 5 23 .217 6 15 .400 23 27 .852 6 20 26 44 4 0 21 28 50
Career NBA 321 13 4222 372 938 .397 196 495 .396 176 443 .397 270 330 .818 86 310 396 930 169 20 295 421 1210
4 seasons SAC NBA 208 13 3161 316 753 .420 190 457 .416 126 296 .426 177 213 .831 54 222 276 650 135 15 176 296 999
2 seasons UTA NBA 83 0 787 40 133 .301 1 14 .071 39 119 .328 59 77 .766 23 64 87 216 27 5 91 91 140
1 season ATL NBA 24 0 188 11 38 .289 5 23 .217 6 15 .400 23 27 .852 6 20 26 44 4 0 21 28 50
1 season LAC NBA 6 0 86 5 14 .357 0 1 .000 5 13 .385 11 13 .846 3 4 7 20 3 0 7 6 21

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
1988-89 25 UTA NBA PG 82 0 9.5 0.5 1.6 .301 0.0 0.2 .071 0.5 1.5 .328 0.7 0.9 .781 0.3 0.8 1.1 2.6 0.3 0.1 1.1 1.1 1.7
1989-90 26 TOT NBA PG 7 0 13.1 0.7 2.0 .357 0.0 0.1 .000 0.7 1.9 .385 1.9 2.4 .765 0.4 0.6 1.0 3.0 0.4 0.0 1.4 1.3 3.3
1989-90 26 UTA NBA PG 1 0 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 2.0
1989-90 26 LAC NBA PG 6 0 14.3 0.8 2.3 .357 0.0 0.2 .000 0.8 2.2 .385 1.8 2.2 .846 0.5 0.7 1.2 3.3 0.5 0.0 1.2 1.0 3.5
1990-91 27 SAC NBA PG 55 8 25.4 2.2 4.9 .444 1.3 2.8 .461 0.9 2.1 .421 1.6 1.9 .835 0.3 1.7 2.0 5.4 1.0 0.1 1.4 2.6 7.2
1991-92 28 SAC NBA PG 62 5 11.5 1.2 3.1 .385 0.7 2.1 .344 0.5 1.0 .475 0.6 0.8 .809 0.2 0.8 1.0 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.7 0.9 3.7
1992-93 29 SAC NBA PG 73 0 12.1 1.5 3.5 .425 0.9 2.1 .429 0.6 1.4 .419 0.6 0.7 .840 0.3 0.9 1.2 2.3 0.5 0.1 0.7 1.1 4.5
1993-94 30 SAC NBA PG 18 0 9.4 0.7 1.9 .382 0.4 1.0 .444 0.3 0.9 .313 0.6 0.7 .846 0.3 0.4 0.7 2.2 0.4 0.1 0.6 0.9 2.5
1994-95 31 ATL NBA PG 24 0 7.8 0.5 1.6 .289 0.2 1.0 .217 0.3 0.6 .400 1.0 1.1 .852 0.3 0.8 1.1 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.9 1.2 2.1
Career NBA 321 13 13.2 1.2 2.9 .397 0.6 1.5 .396 0.5 1.4 .397 0.8 1.0 .818 0.3 1.0 1.2 2.9 0.5 0.1 0.9 1.3 3.8
4 seasons SAC NBA 208 13 15.2 1.5 3.6 .420 0.9 2.2 .416 0.6 1.4 .426 0.9 1.0 .831 0.3 1.1 1.3 3.1 0.6 0.1 0.8 1.4 4.8
2 seasons UTA NBA 83 0 9.5 0.5 1.6 .301 0.0 0.2 .071 0.5 1.4 .328 0.7 0.9 .766 0.3 0.8 1.0 2.6 0.3 0.1 1.1 1.1 1.7
1 season ATL NBA 24 0 7.8 0.5 1.6 .289 0.2 1.0 .217 0.3 0.6 .400 1.0 1.1 .852 0.3 0.8 1.1 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.9 1.2 2.1
1 season LAC NBA 6 0 14.3 0.8 2.3 .357 0.0 0.2 .000 0.8 2.2 .385 1.8 2.2 .846 0.5 0.7 1.2 3.3 0.5 0.0 1.2 1.0 3.5

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
1988-89 25 UTA NBA PG 82 0 781 1.8 6.1 .301 0.0 0.6 .071 1.8 5.5 .328 2.6 3.4 .781 1.1 3.0 4.0 9.9 1.2 0.2 4.1 4.1 6.4
1989-90 26 TOT NBA PG 7 0 92 2.0 5.5 .357 0.0 0.4 .000 2.0 5.1 .385 5.1 6.7 .765 1.2 1.6 2.7 8.2 1.2 0.0 3.9 3.5 9.0
1989-90 26 UTA NBA PG 1 0 6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 24.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 12.0
1989-90 26 LAC NBA PG 6 0 86 2.1 5.9 .357 0.0 0.4 .000 2.1 5.4 .385 4.6 5.4 .846 1.3 1.7 2.9 8.4 1.3 0.0 2.9 2.5 8.8
1990-91 27 SAC NBA PG 55 8 1399 3.1 6.9 .444 1.8 4.0 .461 1.2 2.9 .421 2.2 2.7 .835 0.5 2.4 2.9 7.7 1.5 0.1 1.9 3.6 10.2
1991-92 28 SAC NBA PG 62 5 712 3.7 9.7 .385 2.3 6.6 .344 1.5 3.1 .475 1.9 2.4 .809 0.6 2.6 3.2 7.2 1.6 0.2 2.1 2.9 11.7
1992-93 29 SAC NBA PG 73 0 881 4.5 10.6 .425 2.7 6.3 .429 1.8 4.3 .419 1.7 2.0 .840 0.8 2.8 3.6 6.9 1.6 0.3 2.0 3.3 13.4
1993-94 30 SAC NBA PG 18 0 169 2.8 7.2 .382 1.7 3.8 .444 1.1 3.4 .313 2.3 2.8 .846 1.1 1.7 2.8 8.3 1.5 0.2 2.3 3.4 9.6
1994-95 31 ATL NBA PG 24 0 188 2.1 7.3 .289 1.0 4.4 .217 1.1 2.9 .400 4.4 5.2 .852 1.1 3.8 5.0 8.4 0.8 0.0 4.0 5.4 9.6
Career NBA 321 13 4222 3.2 8.0 .397 1.7 4.2 .396 1.5 3.8 .397 2.3 2.8 .818 0.7 2.6 3.4 7.9 1.4 0.2 2.5 3.6 10.3
4 seasons SAC NBA 208 13 3161 3.6 8.6 .420 2.2 5.2 .416 1.4 3.4 .426 2.0 2.4 .831 0.6 2.5 3.1 7.4 1.5 0.2 2.0 3.4 11.4
2 seasons UTA NBA 83 0 787 1.8 6.1 .301 0.0 0.6 .071 1.8 5.4 .328 2.7 3.5 .766 1.1 2.9 4.0 9.9 1.2 0.2 4.2 4.2 6.4
1 season ATL NBA 24 0 188 2.1 7.3 .289 1.0 4.4 .217 1.1 2.9 .400 4.4 5.2 .852 1.1 3.8 5.0 8.4 0.8 0.0 4.0 5.4 9.6
1 season LAC NBA 6 0 86 2.1 5.9 .357 0.0 0.4 .000 2.1 5.4 .385 4.6 5.4 .846 1.3 1.7 2.9 8.4 1.3 0.0 2.9 2.5 8.8

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
1988-89 25 UTA NBA PG 82 781 7.9 .418 .305 .549 .105 3.5 8.4 6.2 36.5 1.7 0.4 34.8 13.7 89 105 -0.8 1.1 0.3 .018
1989-90 26 TOT NBA PG 7 92 9.3 .535 .357 1.214 .071 3.8 4.9 4.3 29.2 1.6 0.0 31.8 14.4 99 112 0.0 0.1 0.1 .026
1989-90 26 UTA NBA PG 1 6 -20.2 .568 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.8 0.0 0.0 63.0 34.6 50 113 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.548
1989-90 26 LAC NBA PG 6 86 11.3 .532 .357 .929 .071 4.0 5.2 4.6 29.8 1.7 0.0 26.2 13.0 108 112 0.1 0.1 0.1 .066
1990-91 27 SAC NBA PG 55 1399 13.7 .630 .576 .384 .575 1.4 7.7 4.5 30.6 2.1 0.2 19.3 12.1 123 111 2.7 0.9 3.6 .125
1991-92 28 SAC NBA PG 62 712 12.8 .543 .503 .245 .682 1.7 7.9 4.8 27.1 2.1 0.2 16.5 14.9 112 112 0.9 0.4 1.3 .086
1992-93 29 SAC NBA PG 73 881 14.7 .584 .552 .193 .595 2.4 9.1 5.6 26.5 2.2 0.5 14.6 15.2 120 111 1.7 0.6 2.3 .127
1993-94 30 SAC NBA PG 18 169 12.9 .566 .500 .382 .529 3.2 5.3 4.2 31.7 2.0 0.4 21.7 12.7 116 112 0.3 0.1 0.3 .098
1994-95 31 ATL NBA PG 24 188 9.7 .501 .355 .711 .605 3.6 12.7 8.1 33.8 1.1 0.0 29.6 17.1 100 108 0.0 0.2 0.2 .050
Career NBA 321 4222 12.4 .559 .501 .352 .528 2.3 8.2 5.2 30.4 2.0 0.3 21.4 13.8 111 110 4.8 3.4 8.1 .092
4 seasons SAC NBA 208 3161 13.8 .590 .546 .283 .607 1.8 8.0 4.9 28.7 2.1 0.3 17.2 13.7 119 111 5.6 2.0 7.6 .115
2 seasons UTA NBA 83 787 7.6 .419 .305 .579 .105 3.5 8.4 6.1 36.3 1.7 0.4 35.3 13.9 88 105 -0.9 1.1 0.2 .014
1 season ATL NBA 24 188 9.7 .501 .355 .711 .605 3.6 12.7 8.1 33.8 1.1 0.0 29.6 17.1 100 108 0.0 0.2 0.2 .050
1 season LAC NBA 6 86 11.3 .532 .357 .929 .071 4.0 5.2 4.6 29.8 1.7 0.0 26.2 13.0 108 112 0.1 0.1 0.1 .066

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
1988-89 25 UTA NBA PG 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
Career NBA 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
1 season UTA NBA 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0

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
1988-89 25 UTA NBA PG 3 0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.0
Career NBA 3 0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.0
1 season UTA NBA 3 0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.0

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
1988-89 25 UTA NBA PG 3 0 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 0.0 0.0 7.2 14.4 0.0
Career NBA 3 0 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 0.0 0.0 7.2 14.4 0.0
1 season UTA NBA 3 0 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 0.0 0.0 7.2 14.4 0.0

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
1988-89 25 UTA NBA PG 3 5 -10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 7.9 36 122 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.230
Career NBA 3 5 -10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 7.9 36 122 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.230
1 season UTA NBA 3 5 -10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 7.9 36 122 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.230

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jim Les 3.6 2.3 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1
Gerald Henderson 84.1 3.3 2.4 1.0 0.4
Anthony Johnson 84.1 3.6 1.8 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Billy Ray Bates 83.8 3.6 2.4 0.9 0.0
Ron Sobie 82.8 3.6 2.6 0.9 0.1
Khalid Reeves 81.8 3.5 2.5 1.2 1.1 0.1 0.0
Roger Phegley 81.5 3.7 2.6 1.6 0.8 0.0 -0.1
Mike Butler 79.7 3.1 2.3 1.6 0.1
Gary Neal 79.2 3.5 2.5 1.9
Greivis Vasquez 78.2 3.8 2.3 0.5
Darrick Martin 77.8 4.6 1.9 1.3 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jim Les 3.6 2.3 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1
Gerald Henderson 84.1 3.3 2.4 1.0 0.4
Billy Ray Bates 83.8 3.6 2.4 0.9 0.0
Ron Sobie 82.8 3.6 2.6 0.9 0.1
Khalid Reeves 81.8 3.5 2.5 1.2 1.1 0.1 0.0
Roger Phegley 81.5 3.7 2.6 1.6 0.8 0.0 -0.1
Mike Butler 79.7 3.1 2.3 1.6 0.1
Gary Neal 79.2 3.5 2.5 1.9
Greivis Vasquez 78.2 3.8 2.3 0.5
Terry Furlow 77.2 3.3 2.8 1.1 0.0
Pep Saul 77.0 4.2 2.8 1.5 0.8 0.6

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
1981-82 18 CLEVST 27 71 152 51 66 67 159 42 2 68 193 .467 .773 7.1 2.5 5.9
1982-83 19 CLEVST 4 14 30 4 6 23 29 9 0 21 7 32 .467 .667 8.0 5.8 7.3
1983-84 20 BRADLEY 22 800 49 119 41 58 46 158 35 62 71 139 .412 .707 36.4 6.3 2.1 7.2
1984-85 21 BRADLEY 30 1126 107 215 71 83 100 263 38 78 83 285 .498 .855 37.5 9.5 3.3 8.8
1985-86 22 BRADLEY 35 1278 198 408 102 135 120 275 51 87 498 .485 .756 36.5 14.2 3.4 7.9
Career 118 3204 439 924 269 348 356 884 175 2 161 316 1147 .475 .773 36.8 9.7 3.0 7.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1988-89 NBA 82 (1)
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1990-91 NBA .461 (1)
1992-93 NBA .429 (5)

Transactions

June 17, 1986: Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 3rd round (70th pick) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

July, 1986: Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

September 9, 1986: Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.

December 8, 1986: Waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

June 1, 1987: Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.

November 3, 1987: Waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

October 19, 1988: Signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks.

October 20, 1988: Waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.

October 25, 1988: Signed as a free agent with the Utah Jazz.

November 6, 1989: Waived by the Utah Jazz.

February 6, 1990: Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Los Angeles Clippers.

February 27, 1990: Waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.

August 29, 1990: Signed as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets.

October 23, 1990: Waived by the Charlotte Hornets.

December 31, 1990: Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Sacramento Kings.

January 20, 1991: Signed a contract for the rest of the season with the Sacramento Kings

January 11, 1994: Waived by the Sacramento Kings.

August 9, 1994: Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1988-89 Utah Jazz NBA $100,000
1990-91 Sacramento Kings NBA $30,000
1991-92 Sacramento Kings NBA $323,000
1992-93 Sacramento Kings NBA $413,000
1993-94 Sacramento Kings NBA $363,000
1994-95 Atlanta Hawks NBA $250,000
Career (may be incomplete) $1,479,000

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