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Jim McElroy

James Charles McElroy Jr.

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: October 4, 1953 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas
High School: Murray-Wright in Detroit, Michigan
College: Central Michigan University
Draft: New Orleans Jazz, 3rd round (2nd pick, 38th overall), 1975 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 23, 1975

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
1975-76 22 NOJ NBA PG 51 1134 151 296 .510 151 296 .510 81 110 .736 34 76 110 107 44 4 70 383
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PG 73 2029 301 640 .470 301 640 .470 169 217 .779 55 128 183 260 60 8 119 771
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PG 74 1760 287 607 .473 287 607 .473 123 167 .737 44 104 148 292 58 34 141 110 697
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PG 79 2698 539 1097 .491 539 1097 .491 259 340 .762 61 154 215 453 148 49 237 183 1337
1979-80 26 TOT NBA PG 67 1528 228 527 .433 5 21 .238 223 506 .441 132 172 .767 32 67 99 227 46 19 131 123 593
1979-80 26 DET NBA PG 36 1012 162 356 .455 3 14 .214 159 342 .465 95 119 .798 12 38 50 162 25 14 88 78 422
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 31 516 66 171 .386 2 7 .286 64 164 .390 37 53 .698 20 29 49 65 21 5 43 45 171
1980-81 27 ATL NBA PG 54 680 78 202 .386 1 8 .125 77 194 .397 48 59 .814 10 38 48 84 20 9 79 62 205
1981-82 28 ATL NBA PG 20 17 349 52 125 .416 1 5 .200 51 120 .425 29 36 .806 6 11 17 39 8 3 22 44 134
Career NBA 418 17 10178 1636 3494 .468 7 34 .206 1629 3460 .471 841 1101 .764 242 578 820 1462 384 126 610 711 4120
4 seasons NOJ NBA 277 7621 1278 2640 .484 1278 2640 .484 632 834 .758 194 462 656 1112 310 95 378 482 3188
3 seasons ATL NBA 105 17 1545 196 498 .394 4 20 .200 192 478 .402 114 148 .770 36 78 114 188 49 17 144 151 510
1 season DET NBA 36 1012 162 356 .455 3 14 .214 159 342 .465 95 119 .798 12 38 50 162 25 14 88 78 422

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
1975-76 22 NOJ NBA PG 51 22.2 3.0 5.8 .510 3.0 5.8 .510 1.6 2.2 .736 0.7 1.5 2.2 2.1 0.9 0.1 1.4 7.5
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PG 73 27.8 4.1 8.8 .470 4.1 8.8 .470 2.3 3.0 .779 0.8 1.8 2.5 3.6 0.8 0.1 1.6 10.6
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PG 74 23.8 3.9 8.2 .473 3.9 8.2 .473 1.7 2.3 .737 0.6 1.4 2.0 3.9 0.8 0.5 1.9 1.5 9.4
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PG 79 34.2 6.8 13.9 .491 6.8 13.9 .491 3.3 4.3 .762 0.8 1.9 2.7 5.7 1.9 0.6 3.0 2.3 16.9
1979-80 26 TOT NBA PG 67 22.8 3.4 7.9 .433 0.1 0.3 .238 3.3 7.6 .441 2.0 2.6 .767 0.5 1.0 1.5 3.4 0.7 0.3 2.0 1.8 8.9
1979-80 26 DET NBA PG 36 28.1 4.5 9.9 .455 0.1 0.4 .214 4.4 9.5 .465 2.6 3.3 .798 0.3 1.1 1.4 4.5 0.7 0.4 2.4 2.2 11.7
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 31 16.6 2.1 5.5 .386 0.1 0.2 .286 2.1 5.3 .390 1.2 1.7 .698 0.6 0.9 1.6 2.1 0.7 0.2 1.4 1.5 5.5
1980-81 27 ATL NBA PG 54 12.6 1.4 3.7 .386 0.0 0.1 .125 1.4 3.6 .397 0.9 1.1 .814 0.2 0.7 0.9 1.6 0.4 0.2 1.5 1.1 3.8
1981-82 28 ATL NBA PG 20 17 17.5 2.6 6.3 .416 0.1 0.3 .200 2.6 6.0 .425 1.5 1.8 .806 0.3 0.6 0.9 2.0 0.4 0.2 1.1 2.2 6.7
Career NBA 418 17 24.3 3.9 8.4 .468 0.0 0.2 .206 3.9 8.3 .471 2.0 2.6 .764 0.6 1.4 2.0 3.5 0.9 0.3 2.1 1.7 9.9
4 seasons NOJ NBA 277 27.5 4.6 9.5 .484 4.6 9.5 .484 2.3 3.0 .758 0.7 1.7 2.4 4.0 1.1 0.3 2.5 1.7 11.5
3 seasons ATL NBA 105 17 14.7 1.9 4.7 .394 0.0 0.2 .200 1.8 4.6 .402 1.1 1.4 .770 0.3 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.5 0.2 1.4 1.4 4.9
1 season DET NBA 36 28.1 4.5 9.9 .455 0.1 0.4 .214 4.4 9.5 .465 2.6 3.3 .798 0.3 1.1 1.4 4.5 0.7 0.4 2.4 2.2 11.7

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
1975-76 22 NOJ NBA PG 51 1134 4.8 9.4 .510 4.8 9.4 .510 2.6 3.5 .736 1.1 2.4 3.5 3.4 1.4 0.1 2.2 12.2
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PG 73 2029 5.3 11.4 .470 5.3 11.4 .470 3.0 3.9 .779 1.0 2.3 3.2 4.6 1.1 0.1 2.1 13.7
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PG 74 1760 5.9 12.4 .473 5.9 12.4 .473 2.5 3.4 .737 0.9 2.1 3.0 6.0 1.2 0.7 2.9 2.3 14.3
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PG 79 2698 7.2 14.6 .491 7.2 14.6 .491 3.5 4.5 .762 0.8 2.1 2.9 6.0 2.0 0.7 3.2 2.4 17.8
1979-80 26 TOT NBA PG 67 1528 5.4 12.4 .433 0.1 0.5 .238 5.3 11.9 .441 3.1 4.1 .767 0.8 1.6 2.3 5.3 1.1 0.4 3.1 2.9 14.0
1979-80 26 DET NBA PG 36 1012 5.8 12.7 .455 0.1 0.5 .214 5.7 12.2 .465 3.4 4.2 .798 0.4 1.4 1.8 5.8 0.9 0.5 3.1 2.8 15.0
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 31 516 4.6 11.9 .386 0.1 0.5 .286 4.5 11.4 .390 2.6 3.7 .698 1.4 2.0 3.4 4.5 1.5 0.3 3.0 3.1 11.9
1980-81 27 ATL NBA PG 54 680 4.1 10.7 .386 0.1 0.4 .125 4.1 10.3 .397 2.5 3.1 .814 0.5 2.0 2.5 4.4 1.1 0.5 4.2 3.3 10.9
1981-82 28 ATL NBA PG 20 17 349 5.4 12.9 .416 0.1 0.5 .200 5.3 12.4 .425 3.0 3.7 .806 0.6 1.1 1.8 4.0 0.8 0.3 2.3 4.5 13.8
Career NBA 418 17 10178 5.8 12.4 .468 0.1 0.5 .206 5.8 12.2 .471 3.0 3.9 .764 0.9 2.0 2.9 5.2 1.4 0.4 3.1 2.5 14.6
4 seasons NOJ NBA 277 7621 6.0 12.5 .484 6.0 12.5 .484 3.0 3.9 .758 0.9 2.2 3.1 5.3 1.5 0.4 3.1 2.3 15.1
3 seasons ATL NBA 105 17 1545 4.6 11.6 .394 0.1 0.5 .200 4.5 11.1 .402 2.7 3.4 .770 0.8 1.8 2.7 4.4 1.1 0.4 3.4 3.5 11.9
1 season DET NBA 36 1012 5.8 12.7 .455 0.1 0.5 .214 5.7 12.2 .465 3.4 4.2 .798 0.4 1.4 1.8 5.8 0.9 0.5 3.1 2.8 15.0

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
1975-76 22 NOJ NBA PG 51 1134 6.0 11.7 .510 6.0 11.7 .510 3.2 4.4 .736 1.3 3.0 4.4 4.2 1.7 0.2 2.8 15.2
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PG 73 2029 6.6 14.1 .470 6.6 14.1 .470 3.7 4.8 .779 1.2 2.8 4.0 5.7 1.3 0.2 2.6 17.0
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PG 74 1760 7.2 15.3 .473 7.2 15.3 .473 3.1 4.2 .737 1.1 2.6 3.7 7.4 1.5 0.9 3.6 2.8 17.6
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PG 79 2698 8.8 18.0 .491 8.8 18.0 .491 4.2 5.6 .762 1.0 2.5 3.5 7.4 2.4 0.8 3.9 3.0 21.9
1979-80 26 TOT NBA PG 67 1528 6.9 15.9 .433 0.2 0.6 .238 6.7 15.2 .441 4.0 5.2 .767 1.0 2.0 3.0 6.8 1.4 0.6 3.9 3.7 17.9
1979-80 26 DET NBA PG 36 1012 7.2 15.8 .455 0.1 0.6 .214 7.0 15.1 .465 4.2 5.3 .798 0.5 1.7 2.2 7.2 1.1 0.6 3.9 3.5 18.7
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 31 516 6.2 16.1 .386 0.2 0.7 .286 6.0 15.4 .390 3.5 5.0 .698 1.9 2.7 4.6 6.1 2.0 0.5 4.0 4.2 16.1
1980-81 27 ATL NBA PG 54 680 5.5 14.3 .386 0.1 0.6 .125 5.5 13.8 .397 3.4 4.2 .814 0.7 2.7 3.4 6.0 1.4 0.6 5.6 4.4 14.6
1981-82 28 ATL NBA PG 20 17 349 7.5 18.1 .416 0.1 0.7 .200 7.4 17.4 .425 4.2 5.2 .806 0.9 1.6 2.5 5.6 1.2 0.4 3.2 6.4 19.4
Career NBA 418 17 10178 7.3 15.5 .468 0.1 0.6 .206 7.2 15.3 .471 3.7 4.9 .764 1.1 2.6 3.6 6.5 1.7 0.6 3.9 3.2 18.3
4 seasons NOJ NBA 277 7621 7.5 15.4 .484 7.5 15.4 .484 3.7 4.9 .758 1.1 2.7 3.8 6.5 1.8 0.6 3.8 2.8 18.6
3 seasons ATL NBA 105 17 1545 6.2 15.7 .394 0.1 0.6 .200 6.1 15.1 .402 3.6 4.7 .770 1.1 2.5 3.6 5.9 1.5 0.5 4.6 4.8 16.1
1 season DET NBA 36 1012 7.2 15.8 .455 0.1 0.6 .214 7.0 15.1 .465 4.2 5.3 .798 0.5 1.7 2.2 7.2 1.1 0.6 3.9 3.5 18.7

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
1975-76 22 NOJ NBA PG 51 1134 12.5 .556 .510 .372 3.0 6.7 4.8 13.3 1.7 0.2 100 1.7 0.9 2.6 .108
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PG 73 2029 12.9 .524 .470 .339 2.7 6.0 4.4 17.7 1.3 0.2 103 2.3 1.2 3.5 .083
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PG 74 1760 13.6 .512 .473 .275 2.4 5.6 4.0 22.5 1.5 1.0 17.2 17.7 101 104 1.7 1.2 2.9 .078
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PG 79 2698 16.2 .536 .491 .310 2.3 5.4 3.9 24.2 2.4 0.9 16.0 21.0 104 107 3.1 1.8 4.9 .088
1979-80 26 TOT NBA PG 67 1528 10.6 .492 .437 .326 .040 2.2 4.7 3.4 20.0 1.4 0.7 17.9 18.8 98 111 0.2 0.6 0.8 .024
1979-80 26 DET NBA PG 36 1012 11.4 .517 .459 .334 .039 1.2 4.0 2.6 21.0 1.1 0.7 17.7 18.9 101 114 0.5 0.0 0.5 .025
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 31 516 9.0 .440 .392 .310 .041 4.1 6.1 5.1 18.1 2.0 0.6 18.1 18.8 91 105 -0.3 0.5 0.2 .021
1980-81 27 ATL NBA PG 54 680 5.9 .450 .389 .292 .040 1.7 6.5 4.0 17.4 1.4 0.8 25.7 18.7 82 110 -1.2 0.3 -0.9 -0.062
1981-82 28 ATL NBA PG 20 349 9.3 .476 .420 .288 .040 1.9 3.6 2.8 17.0 1.2 0.5 13.5 20.2 98 109 0.0 0.3 0.3 .036
Career NBA 418 10178 12.9 .518 .469 .315 .010 2.4 5.6 4.0 20.1 1.7 0.6 17.4 19.4 100 106 7.7 6.3 14.0 .066
4 seasons NOJ NBA 277 7621 14.2 .530 .484 .316 2.5 5.8 4.2 20.5 1.8 0.6 16.4 19.7 103 104 8.7 5.2 13.9 .087
3 seasons ATL NBA 105 1545 7.7 .453 .398 .297 .040 2.6 5.7 4.1 17.5 1.5 0.7 20.4 19.1 89 108 -1.5 1.1 -0.4 -0.012
1 season DET NBA 36 1012 11.4 .517 .459 .334 .039 1.2 4.0 2.6 21.0 1.1 0.7 17.7 18.9 101 114 0.5 0.0 0.5 .025

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
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 5 32 4 9 .444 0 1 .000 4 8 .500 4 5 .800 1 1 2 4 0 0 2 1 12
Career NBA 5 32 4 9 .444 0 1 .000 4 8 .500 4 5 .800 1 1 2 4 0 0 2 1 12
1 season ATL NBA 5 32 4 9 .444 0 1 .000 4 8 .500 4 5 .800 1 1 2 4 0 0 2 1 12

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
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 5 6.4 0.8 1.8 .444 0.0 0.2 .000 0.8 1.6 .500 0.8 1.0 .800 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.2 2.4
Career NBA 5 6.4 0.8 1.8 .444 0.0 0.2 .000 0.8 1.6 .500 0.8 1.0 .800 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.2 2.4
1 season ATL NBA 5 6.4 0.8 1.8 .444 0.0 0.2 .000 0.8 1.6 .500 0.8 1.0 .800 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.2 2.4

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
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 5 32 4.5 10.1 .444 0.0 1.1 .000 4.5 9.0 .500 4.5 5.6 .800 1.1 1.1 2.3 4.5 0.0 0.0 2.3 1.1 13.5
Career NBA 5 32 4.5 10.1 .444 0.0 1.1 .000 4.5 9.0 .500 4.5 5.6 .800 1.1 1.1 2.3 4.5 0.0 0.0 2.3 1.1 13.5
1 season ATL NBA 5 32 4.5 10.1 .444 0.0 1.1 .000 4.5 9.0 .500 4.5 5.6 .800 1.1 1.1 2.3 4.5 0.0 0.0 2.3 1.1 13.5

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
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 5 32 6.3 14.2 .444 0.0 1.6 .000 6.3 12.6 .500 6.3 7.9 .800 1.6 1.6 3.2 6.3 0.0 0.0 3.2 1.6 18.9
Career NBA 5 32 6.3 14.2 .444 0.0 1.6 .000 6.3 12.6 .500 6.3 7.9 .800 1.6 1.6 3.2 6.3 0.0 0.0 3.2 1.6 18.9
1 season ATL NBA 5 32 6.3 14.2 .444 0.0 1.6 .000 6.3 12.6 .500 6.3 7.9 .800 1.6 1.6 3.2 6.3 0.0 0.0 3.2 1.6 18.9

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
1979-80 26 ATL NBA PG 5 32 12.2 .536 .444 .556 .111 3.3 3.7 3.5 19.7 0.0 0.0 15.2 17.7 108 115 0.0 0.0 0.0 .053
Career NBA 5 32 12.2 .536 .444 .556 .111 3.3 3.7 3.5 19.7 0.0 0.0 15.2 17.7 108 115 0.0 0.0 0.0 .053
1 season ATL NBA 5 32 12.2 .536 .444 .556 .111 3.3 3.7 3.5 19.7 0.0 0.0 15.2 17.7 108 115 0.0 0.0 0.0 .053

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jim McElroy 4.9 3.5 2.9 2.6 0.8 0.3 -0.9
Erick Strickland 87.6 4.9 3.8 2.7 1.3 0.8 0.3 -0.9
Devean George 87.3 4.2 3.4 2.7 2.6 0.7 0.3 -0.3
John Bagley 86.8 4.6 3.0 2.6 2.6 0.9 0.4 -0.2
Speedy Claxton 85.4 4.2 3.7 3.0 2.8 1.2 0.0 -0.7
Eric Money 85.1 4.2 3.6 3.3 2.7 0.6 0.3
Marco Belinelli 82.3 5.9 3.4 3.0 2.9 1.2 0.5 0.0
Carlos Arroyo 81.8 4.7 2.8 2.7 2.5 1.3 0.4 0.3
Ricky Davis 81.6 4.4 4.2 3.0 2.8 1.1 0.2 0.2
Mitchell Wiggins 81.2 5.4 3.5 3.3 2.0 1.2 -0.1
Adrian Griffin 80.6 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.9 1.3 0.4 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jim McElroy 4.9 3.5 2.9 2.6 0.8 0.3 -0.9
Speedy Claxton 85.4 4.2 3.7 3.0 2.8 1.2 0.0 -0.7
Eric Money 85.1 4.2 3.6 3.3 2.7 0.6 0.3
Marco Belinelli 82.3 5.9 3.4 3.0 2.9 1.2 0.5 0.0
Mitchell Wiggins 81.2 5.4 3.5 3.3 2.0 1.2 -0.1
Whitey Skoog 80.1 4.1 3.6 2.9 1.9 1.0 0.7
Eric Gordon 79.6 5.3 4.6 3.2 2.5 1.1 0.7
Dean Meminger 79.2 5.0 4.4 3.9 2.2 1.0 0.2
Tyreke Evans 78.8 5.4 4.4 3.1 2.7 1.6
Fred Jones 78.2 4.8 4.0 2.6 2.2 1.6 1.2 0.0
Al Skinner 78.2 4.9 3.3 2.1 1.8 1.2 0.0

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
1973-74 20 CMICHIGAN 26 186 387 53 75 112 425 .481 .707 16.3 4.3
1974-75 21 CMICHIGAN 28 212 437 84 113 93 508 .485 .743 18.1 3.3
Career 54 398 824 137 188 205 933 .483 .729 17.3 3.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Assists
1978-79 NBA 453 (10)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.000 (698)

Transactions

December 6, 1974: Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers (as a future 1975 3rd round draft pick) to the New Orleans Jazz for Stu Lantz.

May 29, 1975: Drafted by the New Orleans Jazz in the 3rd round (38th pick) of the 1975 NBA Draft.

July 27, 1979: Signed as a veteran free agent with the Detroit Pistons; the Utah Jazz received Ben Poquette and a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Brad Branson was later selected) as compensation.

January 24, 1980: Traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Atlanta Hawks for Ron Lee, a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Brad Branson was later selected) and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Jonathan Moore was later selected).

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