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Ben McDonald

Benjamin McDonald

Position: Power Forward and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: July 20, 1962 in Torrance, California
High School: Long Beach Polytechnic in Long Beach, California
College: University of California, Irvine
Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers, 3rd round (3rd pick, 50th overall), 1984 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: March 4, 1986

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
1985-86 23 CLE NBA SF 21 0 266 28 58 .483 0 1 .000 28 57 .491 5 8 .625 15 23 38 9 7 1 10 30 61
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 63 34 1284 164 360 .456 1 8 .125 163 352 .463 24 38 .632 63 120 183 84 27 8 43 200 353
1987-88 25 GSW NBA PF 81 41 2039 258 552 .467 9 35 .257 249 517 .482 87 111 .784 133 202 335 138 39 8 93 246 612
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 11 0 103 13 19 .684 0 0 13 19 .684 9 15 .600 4 8 12 5 4 0 3 11 35
Career NBA 176 75 3692 463 989 .468 10 44 .227 453 945 .479 125 172 .727 215 353 568 236 77 17 149 487 1061
3 seasons GSW NBA 155 75 3426 435 931 .467 10 43 .233 425 888 .479 120 164 .732 200 330 530 227 70 16 139 457 1000
1 season CLE NBA 21 0 266 28 58 .483 0 1 .000 28 57 .491 5 8 .625 15 23 38 9 7 1 10 30 61

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
1985-86 23 CLE NBA SF 21 0 12.7 1.3 2.8 .483 0.0 0.0 .000 1.3 2.7 .491 0.2 0.4 .625 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.5 1.4 2.9
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 63 34 20.4 2.6 5.7 .456 0.0 0.1 .125 2.6 5.6 .463 0.4 0.6 .632 1.0 1.9 2.9 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.7 3.2 5.6
1987-88 25 GSW NBA PF 81 41 25.2 3.2 6.8 .467 0.1 0.4 .257 3.1 6.4 .482 1.1 1.4 .784 1.6 2.5 4.1 1.7 0.5 0.1 1.1 3.0 7.6
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 11 0 9.4 1.2 1.7 .684 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.7 .684 0.8 1.4 .600 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.3 1.0 3.2
Career NBA 176 75 21.0 2.6 5.6 .468 0.1 0.3 .227 2.6 5.4 .479 0.7 1.0 .727 1.2 2.0 3.2 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.8 2.8 6.0
3 seasons GSW NBA 155 75 22.1 2.8 6.0 .467 0.1 0.3 .233 2.7 5.7 .479 0.8 1.1 .732 1.3 2.1 3.4 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.9 2.9 6.5
1 season CLE NBA 21 0 12.7 1.3 2.8 .483 0.0 0.0 .000 1.3 2.7 .491 0.2 0.4 .625 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.5 1.4 2.9

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
1985-86 23 CLE NBA SF 21 0 266 3.8 7.8 .483 0.0 0.1 .000 3.8 7.7 .491 0.7 1.1 .625 2.0 3.1 5.1 1.2 0.9 0.1 1.4 4.1 8.3
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 63 34 1284 4.6 10.1 .456 0.0 0.2 .125 4.6 9.9 .463 0.7 1.1 .632 1.8 3.4 5.1 2.4 0.8 0.2 1.2 5.6 9.9
1987-88 25 GSW NBA PF 81 41 2039 4.6 9.7 .467 0.2 0.6 .257 4.4 9.1 .482 1.5 2.0 .784 2.3 3.6 5.9 2.4 0.7 0.1 1.6 4.3 10.8
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 11 0 103 4.5 6.6 .684 0.0 0.0 4.5 6.6 .684 3.1 5.2 .600 1.4 2.8 4.2 1.7 1.4 0.0 1.0 3.8 12.2
Career NBA 176 75 3692 4.5 9.6 .468 0.1 0.4 .227 4.4 9.2 .479 1.2 1.7 .727 2.1 3.4 5.5 2.3 0.8 0.2 1.5 4.7 10.3
3 seasons GSW NBA 155 75 3426 4.6 9.8 .467 0.1 0.5 .233 4.5 9.3 .479 1.3 1.7 .732 2.1 3.5 5.6 2.4 0.7 0.2 1.5 4.8 10.5
1 season CLE NBA 21 0 266 3.8 7.8 .483 0.0 0.1 .000 3.8 7.7 .491 0.7 1.1 .625 2.0 3.1 5.1 1.2 0.9 0.1 1.4 4.1 8.3

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
1985-86 23 CLE NBA SF 21 0 266 5.0 10.3 .483 0.0 0.2 .000 5.0 10.1 .491 0.9 1.4 .625 2.7 4.1 6.7 1.6 1.2 0.2 1.8 5.3 10.8
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 63 34 1284 6.0 13.2 .456 0.0 0.3 .125 6.0 12.9 .463 0.9 1.4 .632 2.3 4.4 6.7 3.1 1.0 0.3 1.6 7.4 13.0
1987-88 25 GSW NBA PF 81 41 2039 6.0 12.8 .467 0.2 0.8 .257 5.8 12.0 .482 2.0 2.6 .784 3.1 4.7 7.8 3.2 0.9 0.2 2.2 5.7 14.2
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 11 0 103 5.6 8.3 .684 0.0 0.0 5.6 8.3 .684 3.9 6.5 .600 1.7 3.5 5.2 2.2 1.7 0.0 1.3 4.8 15.2
Career NBA 176 75 3692 5.9 12.6 .468 0.1 0.6 .227 5.8 12.1 .479 1.6 2.2 .727 2.7 4.5 7.3 3.0 1.0 0.2 1.9 6.2 13.6
3 seasons GSW NBA 155 75 3426 6.0 12.8 .467 0.1 0.6 .233 5.8 12.2 .479 1.7 2.3 .732 2.8 4.5 7.3 3.1 1.0 0.2 1.9 6.3 13.8
1 season CLE NBA 21 0 266 5.0 10.3 .483 0.0 0.2 .000 5.0 10.1 .491 0.9 1.4 .625 2.7 4.1 6.7 1.6 1.2 0.2 1.8 5.3 10.8

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
1985-86 23 CLE NBA SF 21 266 6.7 .496 .483 .138 .017 6.2 9.5 7.9 4.4 1.2 0.2 14.0 11.0 100 111 0.0 0.2 0.2 .033
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 63 1284 7.2 .469 .457 .106 .022 5.3 10.3 7.8 8.6 1.0 0.4 10.2 13.2 102 114 0.2 0.5 0.7 .027
1987-88 25 GSW NBA PF 81 2039 9.0 .509 .476 .201 .063 7.1 11.3 9.1 9.0 0.9 0.2 13.4 13.8 105 116 1.0 0.3 1.3 .031
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 11 103 12.0 .684 .684 .789 .000 3.9 7.7 5.8 6.0 1.7 0.0 10.5 10.5 132 111 0.2 0.1 0.3 .131
Career NBA 176 3692 8.3 .498 .473 .174 .044 6.3 10.8 8.5 8.5 1.0 0.3 12.3 13.3 105 114 1.5 1.0 2.5 .033
3 seasons GSW NBA 155 3426 8.4 .498 .473 .176 .046 6.3 10.8 8.5 8.8 1.0 0.3 12.2 13.5 105 115 1.5 0.9 2.3 .032
1 season CLE NBA 21 266 6.7 .496 .483 .138 .017 6.2 9.5 7.9 4.4 1.2 0.2 14.0 11.0 100 111 0.0 0.2 0.2 .033

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
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 5 0 45 1 11 .091 0 2 .000 1 9 .111 0 0 2 4 6 9 2 0 0 7 2
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 5 0 40 2 10 .200 0 3 .000 2 7 .286 2 4 .500 4 4 8 1 3 1 4 8 6
Career NBA 10 0 85 3 21 .143 0 5 .000 3 16 .188 2 4 .500 6 8 14 10 5 1 4 15 8
2 seasons GSW NBA 10 0 85 3 21 .143 0 5 .000 3 16 .188 2 4 .500 6 8 14 10 5 1 4 15 8

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
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 5 0 9.0 0.2 2.2 .091 0.0 0.4 .000 0.2 1.8 .111 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.8 1.2 1.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.4
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 5 0 8.0 0.4 2.0 .200 0.0 0.6 .000 0.4 1.4 .286 0.4 0.8 .500 0.8 0.8 1.6 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.8 1.6 1.2
Career NBA 10 0 8.5 0.3 2.1 .143 0.0 0.5 .000 0.3 1.6 .188 0.2 0.4 .500 0.6 0.8 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.4 1.5 0.8
2 seasons GSW NBA 10 0 8.5 0.3 2.1 .143 0.0 0.5 .000 0.3 1.6 .188 0.2 0.4 .500 0.6 0.8 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.4 1.5 0.8

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
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 5 0 45 0.8 8.8 .091 0.0 1.6 .000 0.8 7.2 .111 0.0 0.0 1.6 3.2 4.8 7.2 1.6 0.0 0.0 5.6 1.6
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 5 0 40 1.8 9.0 .200 0.0 2.7 .000 1.8 6.3 .286 1.8 3.6 .500 3.6 3.6 7.2 0.9 2.7 0.9 3.6 7.2 5.4
Career NBA 10 0 85 1.3 8.9 .143 0.0 2.1 .000 1.3 6.8 .188 0.8 1.7 .500 2.5 3.4 5.9 4.2 2.1 0.4 1.7 6.4 3.4
2 seasons GSW NBA 10 0 85 1.3 8.9 .143 0.0 2.1 .000 1.3 6.8 .188 0.8 1.7 .500 2.5 3.4 5.9 4.2 2.1 0.4 1.7 6.4 3.4

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
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 5 0 45 1.1 11.9 .091 0.0 2.2 .000 1.1 9.7 .111 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.3 6.5 9.7 2.2 0.0 0.0 7.6 2.2
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 5 0 40 2.3 11.7 .200 0.0 3.5 .000 2.3 8.2 .286 2.3 4.7 .500 4.7 4.7 9.3 1.2 3.5 1.2 4.7 9.3 7.0
Career NBA 10 0 85 1.7 11.8 .143 0.0 2.8 .000 1.7 9.0 .188 1.1 2.2 .500 3.4 4.5 7.9 5.6 2.8 0.6 2.2 8.4 4.5
2 seasons GSW NBA 10 0 85 1.7 11.8 .143 0.0 2.8 .000 1.7 9.0 .188 1.1 2.2 .500 3.4 4.5 7.9 5.6 2.8 0.6 2.2 8.4 4.5

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
1986-87 24 GSW NBA PF 5 45 2.7 .091 .091 .000 .182 4.7 10.9 7.6 23.3 2.2 0.0 0.0 10.1 71 114 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.058
1988-89 26 GSW NBA PF 5 40 0.5 .255 .200 .400 .300 10.1 9.7 9.9 3.0 3.5 1.4 25.4 15.8 58 111 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.155
Career NBA 10 85 1.7 .176 .143 .190 .238 7.3 10.3 8.7 13.8 2.8 0.7 14.9 12.8 64 113 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.104
2 seasons GSW NBA 10 85 1.7 .176 .143 .190 .238 7.3 10.3 8.7 13.8 2.8 0.7 14.9 12.8 64 113 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.104

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Ben McDonald 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.2
Patrick McFarland 89.1 1.3 0.7 0.4
Viktor Khryapa 79.6 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.0
Bob McCann 79.5 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.1
Dickey Simpkins 78.5 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.1
Reggie Slater 78.4 1.5 0.8 0.4 -0.1
Yi Jianlian 78.2 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.4
Ron Riley 76.8 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.0
Alec Kessler 76.7 1.2 0.8 0.1 -0.1
John Thomas 76.1 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.4
Joe Holland 75.8 1.2 0.6 0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ben McDonald 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.2
Patrick McFarland 89.1 1.3 0.7 0.4
Viktor Khryapa 79.6 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.0
Bob McCann 78.8 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0
Shavlik Randolph 78.2 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Yi Jianlian 77.8 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.0
Ron Riley 76.8 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.0
Alec Kessler 76.7 1.2 0.8 0.1 -0.1
Joe Holland 75.8 1.2 0.6 0.2
Jerome Lane 75.6 1.2 0.6 0.5 0.1 -0.2
Mark Hendrickson 75.4 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.1

College

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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
1980-81 18 UCIRVINE 27 899 128 247 40 61 140 56 85 296 .518 .656 33.3 11.0 5.2
1981-82 19 UCIRVINE 30 1012 143 259 52 74 151 32 4 90 78 338 .552 .703 33.7 11.3 5.0
1982-83 20 UCIRVINE 28 953 180 342 66 101 214 38 5 87 86 426 .526 .653 34.0 15.2 7.6
1983-84 21 UCIRVINE 29 1001 188 373 76 105 166 29 2 77 91 452 .504 .724 34.5 15.6 5.7
Career 114 3865 639 1221 234 341 671 99 11 310 340 1512 .523 .686 33.9 13.3 5.9

Transactions

June 19, 1984: Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 3rd round (50th pick) of the 1984 NBA Draft.

March 4, 1986: Signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

September 24, 1986: Signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors.

June 16, 1989: Released by the Golden State Warriors.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 Golden State Warriors NBA $135,000
Career (may be incomplete) $135,000

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