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Cliff Meely

Cliff Meely

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: July 10, 1947 in Rosedale, Mississippi
Died: May 29, 2013
High School: Harlan in Chicago, Illinois
College: University of Colorado
Draft: Houston Rockets, 1st round (7th pick, 7th overall), 1971 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 14, 1971

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
1971-72 24 HOU NBA PF 77 1815 315 776 .406 315 776 .406 133 197 .675 507 119 254 763
1972-73 25 HOU NBA PF 82 1694 268 657 .408 268 657 .408 92 137 .672 496 91 263 628
1973-74 26 HOU NBA PF 77 1754 330 773 .427 330 773 .427 90 140 .643 103 336 439 124 53 77 234 750
1974-75 27 HOU NBA PF 48 753 156 349 .447 156 349 .447 68 94 .723 55 109 164 45 21 21 117 380
1975-76 28 TOT NBA PF 34 313 52 132 .394 52 132 .394 33 48 .688 22 75 97 19 14 8 61 137
1975-76 28 HOU NBA PF 14 174 32 81 .395 32 81 .395 9 16 .563 12 40 52 10 9 4 31 73
1975-76 28 LAL NBA PF 20 139 20 51 .392 20 51 .392 24 32 .750 10 35 45 9 5 4 30 64
Career NBA 318 6329 1121 2687 .417 1121 2687 .417 416 616 .675 180 520 1703 398 88 106 929 2658
5 seasons HOU NBA 298 6190 1101 2636 .418 1101 2636 .418 392 584 .671 170 485 1658 389 83 102 899 2594
1 season LAL NBA 20 139 20 51 .392 20 51 .392 24 32 .750 10 35 45 9 5 4 30 64

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
1971-72 24 HOU NBA PF 77 23.6 4.1 10.1 .406 4.1 10.1 .406 1.7 2.6 .675 6.6 1.5 3.3 9.9
1972-73 25 HOU NBA PF 82 20.7 3.3 8.0 .408 3.3 8.0 .408 1.1 1.7 .672 6.0 1.1 3.2 7.7
1973-74 26 HOU NBA PF 77 22.8 4.3 10.0 .427 4.3 10.0 .427 1.2 1.8 .643 1.3 4.4 5.7 1.6 0.7 1.0 3.0 9.7
1974-75 27 HOU NBA PF 48 15.7 3.3 7.3 .447 3.3 7.3 .447 1.4 2.0 .723 1.1 2.3 3.4 0.9 0.4 0.4 2.4 7.9
1975-76 28 TOT NBA PF 34 9.2 1.5 3.9 .394 1.5 3.9 .394 1.0 1.4 .688 0.6 2.2 2.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.8 4.0
1975-76 28 HOU NBA PF 14 12.4 2.3 5.8 .395 2.3 5.8 .395 0.6 1.1 .563 0.9 2.9 3.7 0.7 0.6 0.3 2.2 5.2
1975-76 28 LAL NBA PF 20 7.0 1.0 2.6 .392 1.0 2.6 .392 1.2 1.6 .750 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 1.5 3.2
Career NBA 318 19.9 3.5 8.4 .417 3.5 8.4 .417 1.3 1.9 .675 1.1 3.3 5.4 1.3 0.6 0.7 2.9 8.4
5 seasons HOU NBA 298 20.8 3.7 8.8 .418 3.7 8.8 .418 1.3 2.0 .671 1.2 3.5 5.6 1.3 0.6 0.7 3.0 8.7
1 season LAL NBA 20 7.0 1.0 2.6 .392 1.0 2.6 .392 1.2 1.6 .750 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 1.5 3.2

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
1971-72 24 HOU NBA PF 77 1815 6.2 15.4 .406 6.2 15.4 .406 2.6 3.9 .675 10.1 2.4 5.0 15.1
1972-73 25 HOU NBA PF 82 1694 5.7 14.0 .408 5.7 14.0 .408 2.0 2.9 .672 10.5 1.9 5.6 13.3
1973-74 26 HOU NBA PF 77 1754 6.8 15.9 .427 6.8 15.9 .427 1.8 2.9 .643 2.1 6.9 9.0 2.5 1.1 1.6 4.8 15.4
1974-75 27 HOU NBA PF 48 753 7.5 16.7 .447 7.5 16.7 .447 3.3 4.5 .723 2.6 5.2 7.8 2.2 1.0 1.0 5.6 18.2
1975-76 28 TOT NBA PF 34 313 6.0 15.2 .394 6.0 15.2 .394 3.8 5.5 .688 2.5 8.6 11.2 2.2 1.6 0.9 7.0 15.8
1975-76 28 HOU NBA PF 14 174 6.6 16.8 .395 6.6 16.8 .395 1.9 3.3 .563 2.5 8.3 10.8 2.1 1.9 0.8 6.4 15.1
1975-76 28 LAL NBA PF 20 139 5.2 13.2 .392 5.2 13.2 .392 6.2 8.3 .750 2.6 9.1 11.7 2.3 1.3 1.0 7.8 16.6
Career NBA 318 6329 6.4 15.3 .417 6.4 15.3 .417 2.4 3.5 .675 2.3 6.6 9.7 2.3 1.1 1.4 5.3 15.1
5 seasons HOU NBA 298 6190 6.4 15.3 .418 6.4 15.3 .418 2.3 3.4 .671 2.3 6.5 9.6 2.3 1.1 1.4 5.2 15.1
1 season LAL NBA 20 139 5.2 13.2 .392 5.2 13.2 .392 6.2 8.3 .750 2.6 9.1 11.7 2.3 1.3 1.0 7.8 16.6

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
1973-74 26 HOU NBA PF 77 1754 8.5 19.9 .427 8.5 19.9 .427 2.3 3.6 .643 2.7 8.7 11.3 3.2 1.4 2.0 6.0 19.3
1974-75 27 HOU NBA PF 48 753 9.7 21.6 .447 9.7 21.6 .447 4.2 5.8 .723 3.4 6.8 10.2 2.8 1.3 1.3 7.2 23.5
1975-76 28 TOT NBA PF 34 313 .394 .394 .688
1975-76 28 HOU NBA PF 14 174 8.4 21.3 .395 8.4 21.3 .395 2.4 4.2 .563 3.2 10.5 13.7 2.6 2.4 1.1 8.2 19.2
1975-76 28 LAL NBA PF 20 139 6.4 16.3 .392 6.4 16.3 .392 7.7 10.2 .750 3.2 11.2 14.4 2.9 1.6 1.3 9.6 20.5
Career NBA 318 6329 8.8 20.4 .417 20.4 48.9 .417 7.6 11.2 .675 3.3 8.1 31.0 3.1 1.6 1.8 16.9 48.4
5 seasons HOU NBA 298 6190 8.8 20.5 .418 18.7 44.9 .418 6.7 9.9 .671 2.9 8.3 28.2 3.0 1.4 1.7 15.3 44.2
1 season LAL NBA 20 139 6.4 16.3 .392 6.4 16.3 .392 7.7 10.2 .750 3.2 11.2 14.4 2.9 1.6 1.3 9.6 20.5

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
1971-72 24 HOU NBA PF 77 1815 12.1 .442 .406 .254 12.6 8.9 -1.1 2.9 1.8 .048
1972-73 25 HOU NBA PF 82 1694 10.5 .438 .408 .209 13.7 6.7 -0.9 1.3 0.4 .012
1973-74 26 HOU NBA PF 77 1754 13.0 .449 .427 .181 6.3 20.3 13.4 10.0 1.4 2.3 98 -0.5 1.7 1.2 .033
1974-75 27 HOU NBA PF 48 753 14.7 .487 .447 .269 8.1 16.2 12.2 9.0 1.3 1.5 99 0.4 0.6 1.0 .067
1975-76 28 TOT NBA PF 34 313 13.1 .447 .394 .364 7.5 23.8 15.9 8.3 2.0 1.3 96 -0.2 0.4 0.2 .026
1975-76 28 HOU NBA PF 14 174 12.0 .415 .395 .198 7.7 24.2 16.2 8.1 2.4 1.2 97 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.010
1975-76 28 LAL NBA PF 20 139 14.5 .492 .392 .627 7.1 23.3 15.5 8.6 1.6 1.4 95 0.0 0.2 0.2 .071
Career NBA 318 6329 12.3 .449 .417 .229 6.9 19.6 13.2 8.6 1.4 2.0 98 -2.3 7.0 4.6 .035
5 seasons HOU NBA 298 6190 12.2 .448 .418 .222 6.9 19.4 13.2 8.6 1.4 2.0 98 -2.3 6.8 4.4 .034
1 season LAL NBA 20 139 14.5 .492 .392 .627 7.1 23.3 15.5 8.6 1.6 1.4 95 0.0 0.2 0.2 .071

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Cliff Meely 1.8 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.2
Bill Walker 86.9 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.5
Jud Buechler 86.3 1.8 1.5 1.2 0.5 0.4
Bob Portman 86.0 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.5
Scott Hastings 85.1 2.1 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.1
Brian Scalabrine 85.0 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.3 -0.1
Darvin Ham 83.9 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.1
Anthony Randolph 82.6 1.6 1.5 1.1 0.5 0.5
Rafael Addison 82.3 1.5 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.2
Steve Novak 80.4 2.2 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.3
Byron Houston 80.2 1.8 0.9 0.7 0.5
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Cliff Meely 1.8 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.2
Tony Brown 91.5 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.0
Bill Walker 86.9 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.5
Bob Portman 86.0 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.5
Byron Houston 80.2 1.8 0.9 0.7 0.5
Solomon Jones 79.7 1.9 1.6 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Tellis Frank 79.3 2.0 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1
Pete Verhoeven 78.2 2.1 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.0
D.J. White 78.1 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0
Dominic McGuire 77.7 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.3 0.0 -0.2
Keith Lee 77.3 1.9 1.1 0.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1970-71 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

Games
1972-73 NBA 82 (1)

Transactions

March 29, 1971: Drafted by the San Diego Rockets in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

November 27, 1975: Waived by the Houston Rockets.

January 20, 1976: Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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