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John Morton

John Morton Jr. (Salt)

Position: Small Forward and Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: May 18, 1967 in Bronx, New York
High School: Walton in Bronx, New York
College: Seton Hall University
Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers, 1st round (25th pick, 25th overall), 1989 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 4, 1989

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
1989-90 22 CLE NBA SG 37 3 402 48 161 .298 7 30 .233 41 131 .313 43 62 .694 7 25 32 67 18 4 51 30 146
1990-91 23 CLE NBA SF 66 2 1207 120 274 .438 4 12 .333 116 262 .443 113 139 .813 41 62 103 243 61 18 107 112 357
1991-92 24 TOT NBA SF-SG 25 0 270 36 93 .387 2 16 .125 34 77 .442 32 38 .842 6 20 26 32 13 1 28 23 106
1991-92 24 CLE NBA SG 4 0 54 3 12 .250 0 1 .000 3 11 .273 8 9 .889 3 4 7 5 1 0 4 3 14
1991-92 24 MIA NBA SF 21 0 216 33 81 .407 2 15 .133 31 66 .470 24 29 .828 3 16 19 27 12 1 24 20 92
Career NBA 128 5 1879 204 528 .386 13 58 .224 191 470 .406 188 239 .787 54 107 161 342 92 23 186 165 609
3 seasons CLE NBA 107 5 1663 171 447 .383 11 43 .256 160 404 .396 164 210 .781 51 91 142 315 80 22 162 145 517
1 season MIA NBA 21 0 216 33 81 .407 2 15 .133 31 66 .470 24 29 .828 3 16 19 27 12 1 24 20 92

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
1989-90 22 CLE NBA SG 37 3 10.9 1.3 4.4 .298 0.2 0.8 .233 1.1 3.5 .313 1.2 1.7 .694 0.2 0.7 0.9 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.4 0.8 3.9
1990-91 23 CLE NBA SF 66 2 18.3 1.8 4.2 .438 0.1 0.2 .333 1.8 4.0 .443 1.7 2.1 .813 0.6 0.9 1.6 3.7 0.9 0.3 1.6 1.7 5.4
1991-92 24 TOT NBA SF-SG 25 0 10.8 1.4 3.7 .387 0.1 0.6 .125 1.4 3.1 .442 1.3 1.5 .842 0.2 0.8 1.0 1.3 0.5 0.0 1.1 0.9 4.2
1991-92 24 CLE NBA SG 4 0 13.5 0.8 3.0 .250 0.0 0.3 .000 0.8 2.8 .273 2.0 2.3 .889 0.8 1.0 1.8 1.3 0.3 0.0 1.0 0.8 3.5
1991-92 24 MIA NBA SF 21 0 10.3 1.6 3.9 .407 0.1 0.7 .133 1.5 3.1 .470 1.1 1.4 .828 0.1 0.8 0.9 1.3 0.6 0.0 1.1 1.0 4.4
Career NBA 128 5 14.7 1.6 4.1 .386 0.1 0.5 .224 1.5 3.7 .406 1.5 1.9 .787 0.4 0.8 1.3 2.7 0.7 0.2 1.5 1.3 4.8
3 seasons CLE NBA 107 5 15.5 1.6 4.2 .383 0.1 0.4 .256 1.5 3.8 .396 1.5 2.0 .781 0.5 0.9 1.3 2.9 0.7 0.2 1.5 1.4 4.8
1 season MIA NBA 21 0 10.3 1.6 3.9 .407 0.1 0.7 .133 1.5 3.1 .470 1.1 1.4 .828 0.1 0.8 0.9 1.3 0.6 0.0 1.1 1.0 4.4

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
1989-90 22 CLE NBA SG 37 3 402 4.3 14.4 .298 0.6 2.7 .233 3.7 11.7 .313 3.9 5.6 .694 0.6 2.2 2.9 6.0 1.6 0.4 4.6 2.7 13.1
1990-91 23 CLE NBA SF 66 2 1207 3.6 8.2 .438 0.1 0.4 .333 3.5 7.8 .443 3.4 4.1 .813 1.2 1.8 3.1 7.2 1.8 0.5 3.2 3.3 10.6
1991-92 24 TOT NBA SF-SG 25 0 270 4.8 12.4 .387 0.3 2.1 .125 4.5 10.3 .442 4.3 5.1 .842 0.8 2.7 3.5 4.3 1.7 0.1 3.7 3.1 14.1
1991-92 24 CLE NBA SG 4 0 54 2.0 8.0 .250 0.0 0.7 .000 2.0 7.3 .273 5.3 6.0 .889 2.0 2.7 4.7 3.3 0.7 0.0 2.7 2.0 9.3
1991-92 24 MIA NBA SF 21 0 216 5.5 13.5 .407 0.3 2.5 .133 5.2 11.0 .470 4.0 4.8 .828 0.5 2.7 3.2 4.5 2.0 0.2 4.0 3.3 15.3
Career NBA 128 5 1879 3.9 10.1 .386 0.2 1.1 .224 3.7 9.0 .406 3.6 4.6 .787 1.0 2.1 3.1 6.6 1.8 0.4 3.6 3.2 11.7
3 seasons CLE NBA 107 5 1663 3.7 9.7 .383 0.2 0.9 .256 3.5 8.7 .396 3.6 4.5 .781 1.1 2.0 3.1 6.8 1.7 0.5 3.5 3.1 11.2
1 season MIA NBA 21 0 216 5.5 13.5 .407 0.3 2.5 .133 5.2 11.0 .470 4.0 4.8 .828 0.5 2.7 3.2 4.5 2.0 0.2 4.0 3.3 15.3

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
1989-90 22 CLE NBA SG 37 402 5.9 .388 .320 .385 .186 1.9 7.0 4.5 24.2 2.3 0.6 21.3 25.8 79 109 -1.3 0.4 -0.9 -0.109
1990-91 23 CLE NBA SF 66 1207 12.2 .533 .445 .507 .044 4.0 5.9 5.0 27.9 2.5 0.9 24.2 16.0 103 110 0.5 1.0 1.5 .058
1991-92 24 TOT NBA SF-SG 25 270 9.7 .483 .398 .409 .172 2.5 8.3 5.4 17.3 2.4 0.2 20.3 21.5 93 111 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.009
1991-92 24 CLE NBA SG 4 54 6.7 .439 .250 .750 .083 6.4 8.0 7.2 11.4 0.9 0.0 20.0 16.1 94 113 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.006
1991-92 24 MIA NBA SF 21 216 10.5 .491 .420 .358 .185 1.5 8.4 4.9 18.7 2.7 0.3 20.4 22.8 93 111 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.010
Career NBA 128 1879 10.5 .481 .399 .453 .110 3.3 6.5 4.9 25.6 2.5 0.7 22.7 18.9 95 110 -1.1 1.6 0.5 .013
3 seasons CLE NBA 107 1663 10.5 .479 .395 .470 .096 3.5 6.3 4.9 26.4 2.4 0.8 23.1 18.3 95 109 -0.9 1.4 0.5 .016
1 season MIA NBA 21 216 10.5 .491 .420 .358 .185 1.5 8.4 4.9 18.7 2.7 0.3 20.4 22.8 93 111 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.010

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
1989-90 22 CLE NBA SG 2 0 9 2 5 .400 0 0 2 5 .400 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
1991-92 24 MIA NBA SF 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Career NBA 3 0 11 2 5 .400 0 0 2 5 .400 4 4 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 8
1 season CLE NBA 2 0 9 2 5 .400 0 0 2 5 .400 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
1 season MIA NBA 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

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
1989-90 22 CLE NBA SG 2 0 4.5 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 .400 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 3.0
1991-92 24 MIA NBA SF 1 0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0
Career NBA 3 0 3.7 0.7 1.7 .400 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.7 .400 1.3 1.3 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.3 2.7
1 season CLE NBA 2 0 4.5 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 .400 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 3.0
1 season MIA NBA 1 0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0

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
1989-90 22 CLE NBA SG 2 0 9 8.0 20.0 .400 0.0 0.0 8.0 20.0 .400 8.0 8.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 24.0
1991-92 24 MIA NBA SF 1 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 36.0 36.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 36.0
Career NBA 3 0 11 6.5 16.4 .400 0.0 0.0 6.5 16.4 .400 13.1 13.1 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.5 3.3 26.2
1 season CLE NBA 2 0 9 8.0 20.0 .400 0.0 0.0 8.0 20.0 .400 8.0 8.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 24.0
1 season MIA NBA 1 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 36.0 36.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 36.0

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
1989-90 22 CLE NBA SG 2 9 7.5 .510 .400 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.5 35.1 90 119 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.102
1991-92 24 MIA NBA SF 1 2 17.3 1.136 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 53.2 42.0 107 134 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.024
Career NBA 3 11 9.2 .592 .400 .800 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.8 36.4 94 122 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.088
1 season CLE NBA 2 9 7.5 .510 .400 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.5 35.1 90 119 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.102
1 season MIA NBA 1 2 17.3 1.136 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 53.2 42.0 107 134 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.024

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
John Morton 1.5 -0.1 -0.9
Kareem Rush 49.9 1.5 0.1 -0.6
Erick Strickland 32.1 1.3 0.3 -0.9
Bryce Drew 23.2 1.3 -0.1 -0.4
Tony Dumas 23.2 1.6 0.0 -0.3
Em Bryant 18.4 2.0 0.1 -0.7
Doug Christie 17.4 1.4 0.1 -0.3
David Wingate 17.2 1.4 0.2 -0.5
Greg Grant 13.7 1.4 0.0 -0.1
Mike Evans 8.5 1.6 0.1 -0.1
Moochie Norris 4.9 1.7 -0.1 -0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
John Morton 1.5 -0.1 -0.9
Ray Corley -3.1 1.2 0.0 -0.4
Buddy O'Grady -4.9 1.4 0.7 -0.5
Stephen Vacendak -5.0 2.2 0.1 -0.4
Bernard Robinson -7.3 1.7 0.3 0.1
Stan Noszka -9.5 1.8 0.4 -0.2
John Kuester -10.0 1.9 0.1 0.0
Cliff Barker -10.9 2.2 0.1 -0.2
Bobby Washington -13.0 1.5 0.7 0.0
Greg Grant -14.5 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Danny Finn -16.5 1.7 -0.3 -0.4

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
1985-86 18 SETONHALL 31 611 82 186 68 107 47 78 35 11 94 71 232 .441 .636 19.7 7.5 1.5 2.5
1986-87 19 SETONHALL 27 734 90 199 2 14 100 137 70 113 48 8 92 82 282 .452 .143 .730 27.2 10.4 2.6 4.2
1987-88 20 SETONHALL 35 1008 156 321 5 17 132 157 67 166 75 18 130 97 449 .486 .294 .841 28.8 12.8 1.9 4.7
1988-89 21 SETONHALL 38 1082 210 482 79 189 159 194 129 95 49 14 81 106 658 .436 .418 .820 28.5 17.3 3.4 2.5
Career 131 3435 538 1188 86 220 459 595 313 452 207 51 397 356 1621 .453 .391 .771 26.2 12.4 2.4 3.5

Transactions

June 27, 1989: Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1989 NBA Draft.

November 14, 1991: Waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

November 22, 1991: Signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat.

October 28, 1992: Waived by the Miami Heat.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1990-91 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA $350,000
1991-92 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA $450,000
1999-00 Golden State Warriors NBA $6,735
Career (may be incomplete) $806,735

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