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Ed Mikan

Edward Anton Mikan

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 230 lbs.
Born: October 20, 1925
Died: October 22, 1999
High School: Joliet Catholic in Joliet, Illinois
College: DePaul University
Draft: Chicago Stags, 1st round (5th pick, 5th overall), 1948 BAA Draft
NBA Debut: November 6, 1948
Relatives: Brother of George Mikan; Uncle of Larry Mikan

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA C 60 229 729 .314 229 729 .314 136 183 .743 62 191 594
1949-50 24 TOT NBA C 65 89 321 .277 89 321 .277 92 120 .767 42 143 270
1949-50 24 CHS NBA C 21 31 127 .244 31 127 .244 45 58 .776 14 48 107
1949-50 24 ROC NBA C 44 58 194 .299 58 194 .299 47 62 .758 28 95 163
1950-51 25 TOT NBA 61 193 556 .347 193 556 .347 137 189 .725 344 63 194 523
1950-51 25 ROC NBA 10 17 62 9 12 25 2 21 43
1950-51 25 WSC NBA 18 54 173 52 73 36 64 160
1950-51 25 PHW NBA 33 122 321 76 104 25 109 320
1951-52 26 PHW NBA C 66 1781 202 571 .354 202 571 .354 116 148 .784 492 87 252 520
1952-53 27 TOT NBA C 62 927 78 292 .267 78 292 .267 79 98 .806 237 39 124 235
1952-53 27 PHW NBA C 19 358 39 134 .291 39 134 .291 27 34 .794 119 22 40 105
1952-53 27 INO NBA C 43 569 39 158 .247 39 158 .247 52 64 .813 118 17 84 130
1953-54 28 BOS NBA C 9 71 8 24 .333 8 24 .333 5 9 .556 20 3 15 21
Career TOT 323 2779 799 2493 .320 799 2493 .320 565 747 .756 1093 296 919 2163
NBA 263 2779 570 1764 .323 570 1764 .323 429 564 .761 1093 234 728 1569
BAA 60 229 729 .314 229 729 .314 136 183 .743 62 191 594
2 seasons PHW NBA 85 2139 241 705 .342 241 705 .342 143 182 .786 611 109 292 625
2 seasons CHS BAA 81 260 856 .304 260 856 .304 181 241 .751 76 239 701
1 season ROC NBA 44 58 194 .299 58 194 .299 47 62 .758 28 95 163
1 season INO NBA 43 569 39 158 .247 39 158 .247 52 64 .813 118 17 84 130
1 season BOS NBA 9 71 8 24 .333 8 24 .333 5 9 .556 20 3 15 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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA C 60 3.8 12.2 .314 3.8 12.2 .314 2.3 3.1 .743 1.0 3.2 9.9
1949-50 24 TOT NBA C 65 1.4 4.9 .277 1.4 4.9 .277 1.4 1.8 .767 0.6 2.2 4.2
1949-50 24 CHS NBA C 21 1.5 6.0 .244 1.5 6.0 .244 2.1 2.8 .776 0.7 2.3 5.1
1949-50 24 ROC NBA C 44 1.3 4.4 .299 1.3 4.4 .299 1.1 1.4 .758 0.6 2.2 3.7
1950-51 25 TOT NBA 61 3.2 9.1 .347 3.2 9.1 .347 2.2 3.1 .725 5.6 1.0 3.2 8.6
1950-51 25 ROC NBA 10
1950-51 25 WSC NBA 18
1950-51 25 PHW NBA 33
1951-52 26 PHW NBA C 66 27.0 3.1 8.7 .354 3.1 8.7 .354 1.8 2.2 .784 7.5 1.3 3.8 7.9
1952-53 27 TOT NBA C 62 15.0 1.3 4.7 .267 1.3 4.7 .267 1.3 1.6 .806 3.8 0.6 2.0 3.8
1952-53 27 PHW NBA C 19 18.8 2.1 7.1 .291 2.1 7.1 .291 1.4 1.8 .794 6.3 1.2 2.1 5.5
1952-53 27 INO NBA C 43 13.2 0.9 3.7 .247 0.9 3.7 .247 1.2 1.5 .813 2.7 0.4 2.0 3.0
1953-54 28 BOS NBA C 9 7.9 0.9 2.7 .333 0.9 2.7 .333 0.6 1.0 .556 2.2 0.3 1.7 2.3
Career TOT 323 20.3 2.5 7.7 .320 2.5 7.7 .320 1.7 2.3 .756 5.5 0.9 2.8 6.7
NBA 263 20.3 2.2 6.7 .323 2.2 6.7 .323 1.6 2.1 .761 5.5 0.9 2.8 6.0
BAA 60 3.8 12.2 .314 3.8 12.2 .314 2.3 3.1 .743 1.0 3.2 9.9
2 seasons PHW NBA 85 25.2 2.8 8.3 .342 2.8 8.3 .342 1.7 2.1 .786 7.2 1.3 3.4 7.4
2 seasons CHS BAA 81 3.2 10.6 .304 3.2 10.6 .304 2.2 3.0 .751 0.9 3.0 8.7
1 season ROC NBA 44 1.3 4.4 .299 1.3 4.4 .299 1.1 1.4 .758 0.6 2.2 3.7
1 season INO NBA 43 13.2 0.9 3.7 .247 0.9 3.7 .247 1.2 1.5 .813 2.7 0.4 2.0 3.0
1 season BOS NBA 9 7.9 0.9 2.7 .333 0.9 2.7 .333 0.6 1.0 .556 2.2 0.3 1.7 2.3

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA C 60 .314 .314 .743
1949-50 24 TOT NBA C 65 .277 .277 .767
1949-50 24 CHS NBA C 21 .244 .244 .776
1949-50 24 ROC NBA C 44 .299 .299 .758
1950-51 25 TOT NBA 61 .347 .347 .725
1950-51 25 ROC NBA 10
1950-51 25 WSC NBA 18
1950-51 25 PHW NBA 33
1951-52 26 PHW NBA C 66 1781 4.1 11.5 .354 4.1 11.5 .354 2.3 3.0 .784 9.9 1.8 5.1 10.5
1952-53 27 TOT NBA C 62 927 3.0 11.3 .267 3.0 11.3 .267 3.1 3.8 .806 9.2 1.5 4.8 9.1
1952-53 27 PHW NBA C 19 358 3.9 13.5 .291 3.9 13.5 .291 2.7 3.4 .794 12.0 2.2 4.0 10.6
1952-53 27 INO NBA C 43 569 2.5 10.0 .247 2.5 10.0 .247 3.3 4.0 .813 7.5 1.1 5.3 8.2
1953-54 28 BOS NBA C 9 71 4.1 12.2 .333 4.1 12.2 .333 2.5 4.6 .556 10.1 1.5 7.6 10.6
Career TOT 323 2779 3.7 11.5 .320 10.4 32.3 .320 2.6 3.3 .756 9.7 1.7 5.1 10.1
NBA 263 2779 3.7 11.5 .323 7.4 22.9 .323 2.6 3.3 .761 9.7 1.7 5.1 10.1
BAA 60 .314 .314 .743
2 seasons PHW NBA 85 2139 4.1 11.9 .342 4.1 11.9 .342 2.4 3.1 .786 10.3 1.8 4.9 10.5
2 seasons CHS BAA 81 .304 .304 .751
1 season ROC NBA 44 .299 .299 .758
1 season INO NBA 43 569 2.5 10.0 .247 2.5 10.0 .247 3.3 4.0 .813 7.5 1.1 5.3 8.2
1 season BOS NBA 9 71 4.1 12.2 .333 4.1 12.2 .333 2.5 4.6 .556 10.1 1.5 7.6 10.6

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA C 60 .367 .314 .251 0.0 2.7 2.7
1949-50 24 TOT NBA C 65 .361 .277 .374 -0.6 1.4 0.8
1949-50 24 CHS NBA C 21 .351 .244 .457 -0.4 0.6 0.2
1949-50 24 ROC NBA C 44 .368 .299 .320 -0.2 0.8 0.6
1950-51 25 TOT NBA 61 .409 .347 .340
1950-51 25 ROC NBA 10
1950-51 25 WSC NBA 18
1950-51 25 PHW NBA 33
1951-52 26 PHW NBA C 66 1781 11.5 .409 .354 .259 0.0 0.8 0.8 .021
1952-53 27 TOT NBA C 62 927 9.2 .351 .267 .336 -1.6 0.9 -0.7 -0.038
1952-53 27 PHW NBA C 19 358 12.6 .352 .291 .254 -0.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.051
1952-53 27 INO NBA C 43 569 7.0 .349 .247 .405 -1.0 0.6 -0.3 -0.029
1953-54 28 BOS NBA C 9 71 8.2 .376 .333 .375 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.023
Career TOT 323 2779 10.6 .383 .320 .300 -2.3 5.8 3.6 .000
NBA 263 2779 10.6 .390 .323 .320 -2.3 3.1 0.9 .000
BAA 60 .367 .314 .251 0.0 2.7 2.7
2 seasons PHW NBA 85 2139 11.7 .398 .342 .258 -0.7 1.0 0.4 .009
2 seasons CHS BAA 81 .364 .304 .282 -0.3 3.3 2.9
1 season ROC NBA 44 .368 .299 .320 -0.2 0.8 0.6
1 season INO NBA 43 569 7.0 .349 .247 .405 -1.0 0.6 -0.3 -0.029
1 season BOS NBA 9 71 8.2 .376 .333 .375 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.023

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA C 2 8 38 .211 8 38 .211 0 3 .000 1 6 16
1949-50 24 ROC NBA C 2 8 24 .333 8 24 .333 10 11 .909 2 8 26
1950-51 25 PHW NBA 2 6 26 .231 6 26 .231 10 11 .909 21 3 6 22
1951-52 26 PHW NBA C 3 74 7 22 .318 7 22 .318 6 7 .857 20 2 15 20
1952-53 27 INO NBA C 2 32 2 10 .200 2 10 .200 3 3 1.000 7 0 1 7
Career TOT 11 106 31 120 .258 31 120 .258 29 35 .829 48 8 36 91
NBA 9 106 23 82 .280 23 82 .280 29 32 .906 48 7 30 75
BAA 2 8 38 .211 8 38 .211 0 3 .000 1 6 16
2 seasons PHW NBA 5 74 13 48 .271 13 48 .271 16 18 .889 41 5 21 42
1 season ROC NBA 2 8 24 .333 8 24 .333 10 11 .909 2 8 26
1 season INO NBA 2 32 2 10 .200 2 10 .200 3 3 1.000 7 0 1 7
1 season CHS BAA 2 8 38 .211 8 38 .211 0 3 .000 1 6 16

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA C 2 4.0 19.0 .211 4.0 19.0 .211 0.0 1.5 .000 0.5 3.0 8.0
1949-50 24 ROC NBA C 2 4.0 12.0 .333 4.0 12.0 .333 5.0 5.5 .909 1.0 4.0 13.0
1950-51 25 PHW NBA 2 3.0 13.0 .231 3.0 13.0 .231 5.0 5.5 .909 10.5 1.5 3.0 11.0
1951-52 26 PHW NBA C 3 24.7 2.3 7.3 .318 2.3 7.3 .318 2.0 2.3 .857 6.7 0.7 5.0 6.7
1952-53 27 INO NBA C 2 16.0 1.0 5.0 .200 1.0 5.0 .200 1.5 1.5 1.000 3.5 0.0 0.5 3.5
Career TOT 11 21.2 2.8 10.9 .258 2.8 10.9 .258 2.6 3.2 .829 6.9 0.7 3.3 8.3
NBA 9 21.2 2.6 9.1 .280 2.6 9.1 .280 3.2 3.6 .906 6.9 0.8 3.3 8.3
BAA 2 4.0 19.0 .211 4.0 19.0 .211 0.0 1.5 .000 0.5 3.0 8.0
2 seasons PHW NBA 5 24.7 2.6 9.6 .271 2.6 9.6 .271 3.2 3.6 .889 8.2 1.0 4.2 8.4
1 season CHS BAA 2 4.0 19.0 .211 4.0 19.0 .211 0.0 1.5 .000 0.5 3.0 8.0
1 season INO NBA 2 16.0 1.0 5.0 .200 1.0 5.0 .200 1.5 1.5 1.000 3.5 0.0 0.5 3.5
1 season ROC NBA 2 4.0 12.0 .333 4.0 12.0 .333 5.0 5.5 .909 1.0 4.0 13.0

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA C 2 .211 .211 .000
1949-50 24 ROC NBA C 2 .333 .333 .909
1950-51 25 PHW NBA 2 .231 .231 .909
1951-52 26 PHW NBA C 3 74 3.4 10.7 .318 3.4 10.7 .318 2.9 3.4 .857 9.7 1.0 7.3 9.7
1952-53 27 INO NBA C 2 32 2.3 11.3 .200 2.3 11.3 .200 3.4 3.4 1.000 7.9 0.0 1.1 7.9
Career TOT 11 106 3.1 10.9 .258 10.5 40.8 .258 3.1 3.4 .829 9.2 0.7 5.4 9.2
NBA 9 106 3.1 10.9 .280 7.8 27.8 .280 3.1 3.4 .906 9.2 0.7 5.4 9.2
BAA 2 .211 .211 .000
2 seasons PHW NBA 5 74 3.4 10.7 .271 6.3 23.4 .271 2.9 3.4 .889 9.7 1.0 7.3 9.7
1 season CHS BAA 2 .211 .211 .000
1 season INO NBA 2 32 2.3 11.3 .200 2.3 11.3 .200 3.4 3.4 1.000 7.9 0.0 1.1 7.9
1 season ROC NBA 2 .333 .333 .909

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA C 2 .203 .211 .079 -0.5 0.1 -0.4
1949-50 24 ROC NBA C 2 .451 .333 .458 0.1 0.0 0.1
1950-51 25 PHW NBA 2 .357 .231 .423 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1951-52 26 PHW NBA C 3 74 8.3 .399 .318 .318 5.7 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.083
1952-53 27 INO NBA C 2 32 7.6 .309 .200 .300 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.083
Career TOT 11 106 8.1 .336 .258 .292 4.0 -0.7 0.1 -0.6 -0.083
NBA 9 106 8.1 .390 .280 .390 4.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.083
BAA 2 .203 .211 .079 -0.5 0.1 -0.4
2 seasons PHW NBA 5 74 8.3 .376 .271 .375 5.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.083
1 season ROC NBA 2 .451 .333 .458 0.1 0.0 0.1
1 season INO NBA 2 32 7.6 .309 .200 .300 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.083
1 season CHS BAA 2 .203 .211 .079 -0.5 0.1 -0.4

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ed Mikan 2.7 0.8 0.8 0.0 -0.7
Steve Patterson 73.0 3.0 1.5 0.9 0.1 -0.7
Evan Eschmeyer 64.2 2.5 0.7 0.5 0.2
Dave Hoppen 61.7 2.6 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Vladimir Stepania 54.1 2.9 1.7 0.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.3
Michael Stewart 53.9 3.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Ed Kalafat 53.0 2.6 2.1 0.7
Howie Schultz 52.3 3.0 2.0 0.6
Charlie Tyra 50.2 2.3 1.5 1.1 0.2 -0.2
Gene Conley 48.2 2.8 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Jack Toomay 48.0 3.6 1.6 1.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ed Mikan 2.7 0.8 0.8 0.0 -0.7
Steve Patterson 73.0 3.0 1.5 0.9 0.1 -0.7
Evan Eschmeyer 64.2 2.5 0.7 0.5 0.2
Dave Hoppen 61.7 2.6 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Vladimir Stepania 54.1 2.9 1.7 0.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.3
Ed Kalafat 53.0 2.6 2.1 0.7
Howie Schultz 52.3 3.0 2.0 0.6
Charlie Tyra 50.2 2.3 1.5 1.1 0.2 -0.2
Gene Conley 48.2 2.8 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Jack Toomay 48.0 3.6 1.6 1.1
Michael Stewart 47.9 3.0 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1948-49 BAA 60 (4)
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)

Transactions

May 10, 1948: Drafted by the Chicago Stags in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1948 BAA Draft.

December 12, 1949: Sold by the Chicago Stags to the Rochester Royals.

November 29, 1950: Sold by the Rochester Royals to the Washington Capitols.

January 17, 1951: Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Warriors.

December 11, 1952: Sold by the Philadelphia Warriors to the Indianapolis Olympians.

October 7, 1953: Signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics.

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