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Dean Meminger

Dean P. Meminger (The Dream)

Position: Shooting Guard and Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 ▪ Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: May 13, 1948 in Walterboro, South Carolina
Died: August 23, 2013
High School: Rice in New York, New York
College: Marquette University
Draft: New York Knicks, 1st round (16th pick, 16th overall), 1971 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 12, 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 23 NYK NBA SG 78 1173 139 293 .474 139 293 .474 79 140 .564 185 103 137 357
1972-73 24 NYK NBA SG 80 1453 188 365 .515 188 365 .515 81 129 .628 229 133 109 457
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 78 2079 274 539 .508 274 539 .508 103 160 .644 125 156 281 162 62 8 161 651
1974-75 26 ATL NBA PG 80 2177 233 500 .466 233 500 .466 168 263 .639 84 130 214 397 118 11 160 634
1975-76 27 ATL NBA SG 68 1418 155 379 .409 155 379 .409 100 152 .658 65 86 151 222 54 8 116 410
1976-77 28 NYK NBA SG 32 254 15 36 .417 15 36 .417 13 23 .565 12 14 26 29 8 1 17 43
Career NBA 416 8554 1004 2112 .475 1004 2112 .475 544 867 .627 286 386 1086 1046 242 28 700 2552
4 seasons NYK NBA 268 4959 616 1233 .500 616 1233 .500 276 452 .611 137 170 721 427 70 9 424 1508
2 seasons ATL NBA 148 3595 388 879 .441 388 879 .441 268 415 .646 149 216 365 619 172 19 276 1044

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 23 NYK NBA SG 78 15.0 1.8 3.8 .474 1.8 3.8 .474 1.0 1.8 .564 2.4 1.3 1.8 4.6
1972-73 24 NYK NBA SG 80 18.2 2.4 4.6 .515 2.4 4.6 .515 1.0 1.6 .628 2.9 1.7 1.4 5.7
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 78 26.7 3.5 6.9 .508 3.5 6.9 .508 1.3 2.1 .644 1.6 2.0 3.6 2.1 0.8 0.1 2.1 8.3
1974-75 26 ATL NBA PG 80 27.2 2.9 6.3 .466 2.9 6.3 .466 2.1 3.3 .639 1.1 1.6 2.7 5.0 1.5 0.1 2.0 7.9
1975-76 27 ATL NBA SG 68 20.9 2.3 5.6 .409 2.3 5.6 .409 1.5 2.2 .658 1.0 1.3 2.2 3.3 0.8 0.1 1.7 6.0
1976-77 28 NYK NBA SG 32 7.9 0.5 1.1 .417 0.5 1.1 .417 0.4 0.7 .565 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.9 0.3 0.0 0.5 1.3
Career NBA 416 20.6 2.4 5.1 .475 2.4 5.1 .475 1.3 2.1 .627 1.1 1.5 2.6 2.5 0.9 0.1 1.7 6.1
4 seasons NYK NBA 268 18.5 2.3 4.6 .500 2.3 4.6 .500 1.0 1.7 .611 1.2 1.5 2.7 1.6 0.6 0.1 1.6 5.6
2 seasons ATL NBA 148 24.3 2.6 5.9 .441 2.6 5.9 .441 1.8 2.8 .646 1.0 1.5 2.5 4.2 1.2 0.1 1.9 7.1

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 23 NYK NBA SG 78 1173 4.3 9.0 .474 4.3 9.0 .474 2.4 4.3 .564 5.7 3.2 4.2 11.0
1972-73 24 NYK NBA SG 80 1453 4.7 9.0 .515 4.7 9.0 .515 2.0 3.2 .628 5.7 3.3 2.7 11.3
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 78 2079 4.7 9.3 .508 4.7 9.3 .508 1.8 2.8 .644 2.2 2.7 4.9 2.8 1.1 0.1 2.8 11.3
1974-75 26 ATL NBA PG 80 2177 3.9 8.3 .466 3.9 8.3 .466 2.8 4.3 .639 1.4 2.1 3.5 6.6 2.0 0.2 2.6 10.5
1975-76 27 ATL NBA SG 68 1418 3.9 9.6 .409 3.9 9.6 .409 2.5 3.9 .658 1.7 2.2 3.8 5.6 1.4 0.2 2.9 10.4
1976-77 28 NYK NBA SG 32 254 2.1 5.1 .417 2.1 5.1 .417 1.8 3.3 .565 1.7 2.0 3.7 4.1 1.1 0.1 2.4 6.1
Career NBA 416 8554 4.2 8.9 .475 4.2 8.9 .475 2.3 3.6 .627 1.7 2.3 4.6 4.4 1.5 0.2 2.9 10.7
4 seasons NYK NBA 268 4959 4.5 9.0 .500 4.5 9.0 .500 2.0 3.3 .611 2.1 2.6 5.2 3.1 1.1 0.1 3.1 10.9
2 seasons ATL NBA 148 3595 3.9 8.8 .441 3.9 8.8 .441 2.7 4.2 .646 1.5 2.2 3.7 6.2 1.7 0.2 2.8 10.5

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 25 NYK NBA SG 78 2079 6.1 12.0 .508 6.1 12.0 .508 2.3 3.6 .644 2.8 3.5 6.3 3.6 1.4 0.2 3.6 14.5
1974-75 26 ATL NBA PG 80 2177 4.8 10.4 .466 4.8 10.4 .466 3.5 5.5 .639 1.7 2.7 4.4 8.2 2.4 0.2 3.3 13.2
1975-76 27 ATL NBA SG 68 1418 5.1 12.4 .409 5.1 12.4 .409 3.3 5.0 .658 2.1 2.8 4.9 7.3 1.8 0.3 3.8 13.4
1976-77 28 NYK NBA SG 32 254 2.6 6.3 .417 2.6 6.3 .417 2.3 4.0 .565 2.1 2.4 4.5 5.1 1.4 0.2 3.0 7.5
Career NBA 416 8554 5.2 11.2 .475 7.8 16.3 .475 4.2 6.7 .627 2.2 3.0 8.4 6.3 1.9 0.2 5.4 19.7
4 seasons NYK NBA 268 4959 5.7 11.4 .500 12.2 24.4 .500 5.5 8.9 .611 2.7 3.4 14.3 3.8 1.4 0.2 8.4 29.8
2 seasons ATL NBA 148 3595 4.9 11.2 .441 4.9 11.2 .441 3.4 5.3 .646 1.9 2.7 4.6 7.9 2.2 0.2 3.5 13.2

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 23 NYK NBA SG 78 1173 10.3 .503 .474 .478 7.7 11.4 0.8 1.3 2.2 .089
1972-73 24 NYK NBA SG 80 1453 12.4 .542 .515 .353 7.8 11.6 2.2 2.2 4.4 .144
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 78 2079 11.7 .534 .508 .297 6.3 7.9 7.1 10.4 1.4 0.2 97 2.7 2.3 5.0 .115
1974-75 26 ATL NBA PG 80 2177 13.9 .515 .466 .526 3.6 6.2 4.8 24.1 2.4 0.3 101 2.5 1.4 3.9 .086
1975-76 27 ATL NBA SG 68 1418 12.1 .460 .409 .401 4.6 6.4 5.5 21.6 1.8 0.3 104 0.5 0.4 1.0 .033
1976-77 28 NYK NBA SG 32 254 8.0 .466 .417 .639 5.1 5.7 5.4 13.2 1.4 0.2 104 0.0 0.1 0.2 .032
Career NBA 416 8554 12.1 .512 .475 .411 4.8 6.8 6.4 16.2 1.9 0.3 100 8.8 7.8 16.6 .093
4 seasons NYK NBA 268 4959 11.4 .527 .500 .367 6.2 7.6 7.4 11.1 1.4 0.2 98 5.8 5.9 11.7 .113
2 seasons ATL NBA 148 3595 13.2 .492 .441 .472 4.0 6.3 5.1 23.1 2.2 0.3 102 3.0 1.9 4.9 .065

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
1971-72 23 NYK NBA SG 16 277 24 57 .421 24 57 .421 17 27 .630 43 20 37 65
1972-73 ❍ 24 NYK NBA SG 17 323 31 56 .554 31 56 .554 19 34 .559 37 37 29 81
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 12 179 11 32 .344 11 32 .344 1 5 .200 9 15 24 25 4 0 19 23
Career NBA 45 779 66 145 .455 66 145 .455 37 66 .561 9 15 104 82 4 0 85 169
3 seasons NYK NBA 45 779 66 145 .455 66 145 .455 37 66 .561 9 15 104 82 4 0 85 169

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
1971-72 23 NYK NBA SG 16 17.3 1.5 3.6 .421 1.5 3.6 .421 1.1 1.7 .630 2.7 1.3 2.3 4.1
1972-73 ❍ 24 NYK NBA SG 17 19.0 1.8 3.3 .554 1.8 3.3 .554 1.1 2.0 .559 2.2 2.2 1.7 4.8
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 12 14.9 0.9 2.7 .344 0.9 2.7 .344 0.1 0.4 .200 0.8 1.3 2.0 2.1 0.3 0.0 1.6 1.9
Career NBA 45 17.3 1.5 3.2 .455 1.5 3.2 .455 0.8 1.5 .561 0.8 1.3 2.3 1.8 0.3 0.0 1.9 3.8
3 seasons NYK NBA 45 17.3 1.5 3.2 .455 1.5 3.2 .455 0.8 1.5 .561 0.8 1.3 2.3 1.8 0.3 0.0 1.9 3.8

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
1971-72 23 NYK NBA SG 16 277 3.1 7.4 .421 3.1 7.4 .421 2.2 3.5 .630 5.6 2.6 4.8 8.4
1972-73 ❍ 24 NYK NBA SG 17 323 3.5 6.2 .554 3.5 6.2 .554 2.1 3.8 .559 4.1 4.1 3.2 9.0
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 12 179 2.2 6.4 .344 2.2 6.4 .344 0.2 1.0 .200 1.8 3.0 4.8 5.0 0.8 0.0 3.8 4.6
Career NBA 45 779 3.1 6.7 .455 3.1 6.7 .455 1.7 3.1 .561 1.8 3.0 4.8 3.8 0.8 0.0 3.9 7.8
3 seasons NYK NBA 45 779 3.1 6.7 .455 3.1 6.7 .455 1.7 3.1 .561 1.8 3.0 4.8 3.8 0.8 0.0 3.9 7.8

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
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 12 179 3.0 8.7 .344 3.0 8.7 .344 0.3 1.4 .200 2.4 4.1 6.5 6.8 1.1 0.0 5.1 6.2
Career NBA 45 779 3.0 8.7 .455 17.9 39.3 .455 10.0 17.9 .561 2.4 4.1 28.2 6.8 1.1 0.0 23.0 45.8
3 seasons NYK NBA 45 779 3.0 8.7 .455 17.9 39.3 .455 10.0 17.9 .561 2.4 4.1 28.2 6.8 1.1 0.0 23.0 45.8

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
1971-72 23 NYK NBA SG 16 277 7.6 .472 .421 .474 8.0 9.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 .054
1972-73 ❍ 24 NYK NBA SG 17 323 11.4 .571 .554 .607 6.1 14.2 0.6 0.3 0.8 .121
1973-74 25 NYK NBA SG 12 179 7.2 .336 .344 .156 5.1 9.4 7.1 18.7 1.1 0.0 102 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.026
Career NBA 45 779 9.1 .486 .455 .455 5.1 9.4 7.0 13.5 1.1 0.0 102 0.4 0.6 1.0 .064
3 seasons NYK NBA 45 779 9.1 .486 .455 .455 5.1 9.4 7.0 13.5 1.1 0.0 102 0.4 0.6 1.0 .064

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Dean Meminger 5.0 4.4 3.9 2.2 1.0 0.2
Jodie Meeks 91.9 5.1 4.5 4.1 3.0 0.9
Jerry Sichting 91.5 5.2 4.2 3.5 2.7 1.1 0.3
Luke Ridnour 89.7 5.4 4.4 3.4 2.3 1.2 0.9
Bob Warren 89.0 4.9 4.8 4.0 2.3 1.6 0.9
Carlos Delfino 88.5 4.8 4.0 3.5 2.9 1.0 0.5
Jason Williams 88.1 5.4 4.7 3.8 2.1 1.5 0.9
Kenny Sailors 87.9 5.2 4.9 3.7 1.7 1.6
Ramon Sessions 87.9 5.6 4.4 3.7 2.9 1.1 0.7
Chico Vaughn 87.8 4.9 3.4 3.4 2.3 0.8 0.4
Eric Gordon 87.5 5.3 4.6 3.2 2.5 1.1 0.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Dean Meminger 5.0 4.4 3.9 2.2 1.0 0.2
Jodie Meeks 91.9 5.1 4.5 4.1 3.0 0.9
Kenny Sailors 87.9 5.2 4.9 3.7 1.7 1.6
Eric Gordon 87.5 5.3 4.6 3.2 2.5 1.1 0.7
Tyreke Evans 85.6 5.4 4.4 3.1 2.7 1.6
Jrue Holiday 85.4 5.7 4.2 3.3 1.5 1.2
Mitchell Wiggins 84.8 5.4 3.5 3.3 2.0 1.2 -0.1
Charles Dudley 84.2 4.6 4.0 3.6 1.6 0.2 -0.1
T.J. Ford 83.1 4.3 4.3 3.3 2.5 1.4 0.7 0.2 0.2
Randy Wittman 83.0 5.9 4.2 3.5 1.6 1.2 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jim Seminoff 82.8 5.4 4.5 3.6 3.4

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1970-71 NCAA AP All-America (1st)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1973 New York Knicks (NBA)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.000 (675)

Transactions

March 29, 1971: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

May 20, 1974: Drafted by the New Orleans Jazz from the New York Knicks in the NBA expansion draft.

May 20, 1974: Traded by the New Orleans Jazz with Bob Kauffman, a 1974 1st round draft pick (Mike Sojourner was later selected), a 1975 1st round draft pick (David Thompson was later selected), a 1975 2nd round draft pick (Bill Willoughby was later selected), a 1976 2nd round draft pick (Alex English was later selected) and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Jonathan Moore was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Pete Maravich.

January 19, 1977: Signed as a veteran free agent with the New York Knicks.

June, 1977: Waived by the New York Knicks.

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