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Norm Nixon

Norman Ellard Nixon

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 170 lbs.
Born: October 11, 1955 in Macon, Georgia
High School: Southwest in Macon, Georgia
College: Duquesne University
Draft: Los Angeles Lakers, 1st round (22nd pick, 22nd overall), 1977 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 18, 1977

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Jul 29, 2014 3:17 AM

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 81 2779 496 998 .497 496 998 .497 115 161 .714 41 198 239 553 138 7 251 259 1107
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 82 3145 623 1149 .542 623 1149 .542 158 204 .775 48 183 231 737 201 17 231 250 1404
1979-80 24 LAL NBA PG 82 3226 624 1209 .516 1 8 .125 623 1201 .519 197 253 .779 52 177 229 642 147 14 288 241 1446
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 79 2962 576 1210 .476 2 12 .167 574 1198 .479 196 252 .778 64 168 232 696 146 11 285 226 1350
1981-82 ★ 26 LAL NBA PG 82 82 3024 628 1274 .493 3 12 .250 625 1262 .495 181 224 .808 38 138 176 652 132 7 238 264 1440
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 79 79 2711 533 1123 .475 0 13 .000 533 1110 .480 125 168 .744 61 144 205 566 104 4 237 176 1191
1983-84 28 SDC NBA PG 82 82 3053 587 1270 .462 11 46 .239 576 1224 .471 206 271 .760 56 147 203 914 94 4 257 180 1391
1984-85 ★ 29 LAC NBA PG 81 81 2894 596 1281 .465 33 99 .333 563 1182 .476 170 218 .780 55 163 218 711 95 4 273 175 1395
1985-86 30 LAC NBA PG 67 62 2138 403 921 .438 42 121 .347 361 800 .451 131 162 .809 45 135 180 576 84 3 190 143 979
1986-87 31 Did Not Play (injury—knee)
1987-88 32 Did Not Play (injury—knee, achilles)
1988-89 33 LAC NBA PG 53 30 1318 153 370 .414 8 29 .276 145 341 .425 48 65 .738 13 65 78 339 46 0 118 69 362
Career NBA 768 416 27250 5219 10805 .483 100 340 .294 5119 10465 .489 1527 1978 .772 473 1518 1991 6386 1187 71 2368 1983 12065
6 seasons LAL NBA 485 161 17847 3480 6963 .500 6 45 .133 3474 6918 .502 972 1262 .770 304 1008 1312 3846 868 60 1530 1416 7938
4 seasons SDC,LAC NBA 283 255 9403 1739 3842 .453 94 295 .319 1645 3547 .464 555 716 .775 169 510 679 2540 319 11 838 567 4127

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 81 34.3 6.1 12.3 .497 6.1 12.3 .497 1.4 2.0 .714 0.5 2.4 3.0 6.8 1.7 0.1 3.1 3.2 13.7
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 82 38.4 7.6 14.0 .542 7.6 14.0 .542 1.9 2.5 .775 0.6 2.2 2.8 9.0 2.5 0.2 2.8 3.0 17.1
1979-80 24 LAL NBA PG 82 39.3 7.6 14.7 .516 0.0 0.1 .125 7.6 14.6 .519 2.4 3.1 .779 0.6 2.2 2.8 7.8 1.8 0.2 3.5 2.9 17.6
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 79 37.5 7.3 15.3 .476 0.0 0.2 .167 7.3 15.2 .479 2.5 3.2 .778 0.8 2.1 2.9 8.8 1.8 0.1 3.6 2.9 17.1
1981-82 ★ 26 LAL NBA PG 82 82 36.9 7.7 15.5 .493 0.0 0.1 .250 7.6 15.4 .495 2.2 2.7 .808 0.5 1.7 2.1 8.0 1.6 0.1 2.9 3.2 17.6
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 79 79 34.3 6.7 14.2 .475 0.0 0.2 .000 6.7 14.1 .480 1.6 2.1 .744 0.8 1.8 2.6 7.2 1.3 0.1 3.0 2.2 15.1
1983-84 28 SDC NBA PG 82 82 37.2 7.2 15.5 .462 0.1 0.6 .239 7.0 14.9 .471 2.5 3.3 .760 0.7 1.8 2.5 11.1 1.1 0.0 3.1 2.2 17.0
1984-85 ★ 29 LAC NBA PG 81 81 35.7 7.4 15.8 .465 0.4 1.2 .333 7.0 14.6 .476 2.1 2.7 .780 0.7 2.0 2.7 8.8 1.2 0.0 3.4 2.2 17.2
1985-86 30 LAC NBA PG 67 62 31.9 6.0 13.7 .438 0.6 1.8 .347 5.4 11.9 .451 2.0 2.4 .809 0.7 2.0 2.7 8.6 1.3 0.0 2.8 2.1 14.6
1988-89 33 LAC NBA PG 53 30 24.9 2.9 7.0 .414 0.2 0.5 .276 2.7 6.4 .425 0.9 1.2 .738 0.2 1.2 1.5 6.4 0.9 0.0 2.2 1.3 6.8
Career NBA 768 416 35.5 6.8 14.1 .483 0.2 0.6 .294 6.7 13.6 .489 2.0 2.6 .772 0.6 2.0 2.6 8.3 1.5 0.1 3.1 2.6 15.7
6 seasons LAL NBA 485 161 36.8 7.2 14.4 .500 0.0 0.1 .133 7.2 14.3 .502 2.0 2.6 .770 0.6 2.1 2.7 7.9 1.8 0.1 3.2 2.9 16.4
4 seasons SDC,LAC NBA 283 255 33.2 6.1 13.6 .453 0.3 1.0 .319 5.8 12.5 .464 2.0 2.5 .775 0.6 1.8 2.4 9.0 1.1 0.0 3.0 2.0 14.6

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 81 2779 6.4 12.9 .497 6.4 12.9 .497 1.5 2.1 .714 0.5 2.6 3.1 7.2 1.8 0.1 3.3 3.4 14.3
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 82 3145 7.1 13.2 .542 7.1 13.2 .542 1.8 2.3 .775 0.5 2.1 2.6 8.4 2.3 0.2 2.6 2.9 16.1
1979-80 24 LAL NBA PG 82 3226 7.0 13.5 .516 0.0 0.1 .125 7.0 13.4 .519 2.2 2.8 .779 0.6 2.0 2.6 7.2 1.6 0.2 3.2 2.7 16.1
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 79 2962 7.0 14.7 .476 0.0 0.1 .167 7.0 14.6 .479 2.4 3.1 .778 0.8 2.0 2.8 8.5 1.8 0.1 3.5 2.7 16.4
1981-82 ★ 26 LAL NBA PG 82 82 3024 7.5 15.2 .493 0.0 0.1 .250 7.4 15.0 .495 2.2 2.7 .808 0.5 1.6 2.1 7.8 1.6 0.1 2.8 3.1 17.1
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 79 79 2711 7.1 14.9 .475 0.0 0.2 .000 7.1 14.7 .480 1.7 2.2 .744 0.8 1.9 2.7 7.5 1.4 0.1 3.1 2.3 15.8
1983-84 28 SDC NBA PG 82 82 3053 6.9 15.0 .462 0.1 0.5 .239 6.8 14.4 .471 2.4 3.2 .760 0.7 1.7 2.4 10.8 1.1 0.0 3.0 2.1 16.4
1984-85 ★ 29 LAC NBA PG 81 81 2894 7.4 15.9 .465 0.4 1.2 .333 7.0 14.7 .476 2.1 2.7 .780 0.7 2.0 2.7 8.8 1.2 0.0 3.4 2.2 17.4
1985-86 30 LAC NBA PG 67 62 2138 6.8 15.5 .438 0.7 2.0 .347 6.1 13.5 .451 2.2 2.7 .809 0.8 2.3 3.0 9.7 1.4 0.1 3.2 2.4 16.5
1988-89 33 LAC NBA PG 53 30 1318 4.2 10.1 .414 0.2 0.8 .276 4.0 9.3 .425 1.3 1.8 .738 0.4 1.8 2.1 9.3 1.3 0.0 3.2 1.9 9.9
Career NBA 768 416 27250 6.9 14.3 .483 0.2 0.6 .294 6.8 13.8 .489 2.0 2.6 .772 0.6 2.0 2.6 8.4 1.6 0.1 3.1 2.6 15.9
6 seasons LAL NBA 485 161 17847 7.0 14.0 .500 0.0 0.1 .133 7.0 14.0 .502 2.0 2.5 .770 0.6 2.0 2.6 7.8 1.8 0.1 3.1 2.9 16.0
4 seasons SDC,LAC NBA 283 255 9403 6.7 14.7 .453 0.4 1.1 .319 6.3 13.6 .464 2.1 2.7 .775 0.6 2.0 2.6 9.7 1.2 0.0 3.2 2.2 15.8

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 81 2779 8.1 16.3 .497 8.1 12.9 .497 1.9 2.6 .714 0.7 3.2 3.9 9.0 2.2 0.1 4.1 4.2 18.0
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 82 3145 9.0 16.6 .542 9.0 13.2 .542 2.3 2.9 .775 0.7 2.6 3.3 10.6 2.9 0.2 3.3 3.6 20.2
1979-80 24 LAL NBA PG 82 3226 8.9 17.3 .516 0.0 0.1 .125 8.9 13.4 .519 2.8 3.6 .779 0.7 2.5 3.3 9.2 2.1 0.2 4.1 3.4 20.7
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 79 2962 9.1 19.1 .476 0.0 0.2 .167 9.1 14.6 .479 3.1 4.0 .778 1.0 2.7 3.7 11.0 2.3 0.2 4.5 3.6 21.3
1981-82 ★ 26 LAL NBA PG 82 82 3024 9.7 19.6 .493 0.0 0.2 .250 9.6 15.0 .495 2.8 3.4 .808 0.6 2.1 2.7 10.0 2.0 0.1 3.7 4.1 22.2
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 79 79 2711 9.1 19.2 .475 0.0 0.2 .000 9.1 14.7 .480 2.1 2.9 .744 1.0 2.5 3.5 9.7 1.8 0.1 4.0 3.0 20.3
1983-84 28 SDC NBA PG 82 82 3053 9.1 19.7 .462 0.2 0.7 .239 9.0 14.4 .471 3.2 4.2 .760 0.9 2.3 3.2 14.2 1.5 0.1 4.0 2.8 21.6
1984-85 ★ 29 LAC NBA PG 81 81 2894 9.8 21.0 .465 0.5 1.6 .333 9.3 14.7 .476 2.8 3.6 .780 0.9 2.7 3.6 11.7 1.6 0.1 4.5 2.9 22.9
1985-86 30 LAC NBA PG 67 62 2138 8.8 20.1 .438 0.9 2.6 .347 7.9 13.5 .451 2.9 3.5 .809 1.0 3.0 3.9 12.6 1.8 0.1 4.2 3.1 21.4
1988-89 33 LAC NBA PG 53 30 1318 5.3 12.9 .414 0.3 1.0 .276 5.1 9.3 .425 1.7 2.3 .738 0.5 2.3 2.7 11.8 1.6 0.0 4.1 2.4 12.6
Career NBA 768 416 27250 8.9 18.4 .483 0.2 0.7 .294 8.7 17.8 .489 2.6 3.4 .772 0.8 2.6 3.4 10.9 2.0 0.1 4.0 3.4 20.5
6 seasons LAL NBA 485 161 17847 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.2 .133 9.0 17.8 .502 2.5 3.3 .770 0.8 2.6 3.4 9.9 2.2 0.2 3.9 3.7 20.5
4 seasons SDC,LAC NBA 283 255 9403 8.7 19.2 .453 0.5 1.5 .319 8.2 17.8 .464 2.8 3.6 .775 0.8 2.6 3.4 12.7 1.6 0.1 4.2 2.8 20.7

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 81 2779 14.1 .518 .497 .161 1.6 7.0 4.4 26.0 2.2 0.1 19.0 18.5 100 103 2.3 2.1 4.5 .078
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 82 3145 18.2 .567 .542 .178 1.8 6.0 4.0 30.5 2.9 0.3 15.7 18.7 112 104 6.5 3.1 9.6 .146
1979-80 24 LAL NBA PG 82 3226 14.9 .548 .517 .209 .007 1.9 5.5 3.9 25.3 2.1 0.2 17.9 20.0 107 107 4.1 2.7 6.7 .100
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 79 2962 15.5 .511 .477 .208 .010 2.5 5.8 4.2 30.9 2.3 0.2 17.7 21.8 104 107 2.8 2.7 5.5 .089
1981-82 ★ 26 LAL NBA PG 82 3024 15.3 .525 .494 .176 .009 1.4 4.8 3.2 27.7 2.0 0.1 14.8 21.1 109 109 4.2 2.4 6.6 .104
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 79 2711 13.9 .498 .475 .150 .012 2.6 5.6 4.2 25.8 1.8 0.1 16.5 20.9 103 109 2.5 1.4 3.9 .069
1983-84 28 SDC NBA PG 82 3053 16.9 .501 .467 .213 .036 2.1 5.4 3.8 41.1 1.5 0.1 15.6 21.5 111 115 5.1 0.3 5.4 .085
1984-85 ★ 29 LAC NBA PG 81 2894 15.6 .507 .478 .170 .077 2.2 6.0 4.2 35.7 1.6 0.1 16.5 23.2 105 113 2.5 1.2 3.7 .061
1985-86 30 LAC NBA PG 67 2138 15.7 .493 .460 .176 .131 2.3 7.1 4.7 40.3 1.8 0.1 16.1 22.2 104 114 1.7 0.3 2.0 .046
1988-89 33 LAC NBA PG 53 1318 9.8 .454 .424 .176 .078 1.1 5.3 3.2 33.3 1.6 0.0 22.8 15.5 94 115 -0.6 0.3 -0.4 -0.013
Career NBA 768 27250 15.3 .517 .488 .183 .031 2.0 5.8 4.0 31.3 2.0 0.1 16.9 20.6 106 109 31.0 16.6 47.6 .084
6 seasons LAL NBA 485 17847 15.4 .528 .500 .181 .006 2.0 5.8 4.0 27.7 2.2 0.2 16.9 20.2 106 106 22.4 14.4 36.8 .099
4 seasons SDC,LAC NBA 283 9403 15.3 .496 .465 .186 .077 2.0 6.0 4.0 38.2 1.6 0.1 16.8 21.3 106 114 8.6 2.2 10.8 .055

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 3 92 11 24 .458 11 24 .458 2 3 .667 4 5 9 16 4 1 5 13 24
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 8 327 56 119 .471 56 119 .471 11 15 .733 6 22 28 94 11 0 24 37 123
1979-80 ❍ 24 LAL NBA PG 16 648 114 239 .477 1 5 .200 113 234 .483 41 51 .804 13 43 56 125 32 3 49 59 270
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 3 133 25 49 .510 0 0 25 49 .510 8 10 .800 1 10 11 26 1 1 5 9 58
1981-82 ❍ 26 LAL NBA PG 14 549 121 253 .478 1 3 .333 120 250 .480 43 57 .754 13 30 43 114 23 2 34 43 286
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 14 538 113 237 .477 3 7 .429 110 230 .478 37 50 .740 13 35 48 90 18 1 34 40 266
Career NBA 58 2287 440 921 .478 5 15 .333 435 906 .480 142 186 .763 50 145 195 465 89 8 151 201 1027
6 seasons LAL NBA 58 2287 440 921 .478 5 15 .333 435 906 .480 142 186 .763 50 145 195 465 89 8 151 201 1027

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 3 30.7 3.7 8.0 .458 3.7 8.0 .458 0.7 1.0 .667 1.3 1.7 3.0 5.3 1.3 0.3 1.7 4.3 8.0
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 8 40.9 7.0 14.9 .471 7.0 14.9 .471 1.4 1.9 .733 0.8 2.8 3.5 11.8 1.4 0.0 3.0 4.6 15.4
1979-80 ❍ 24 LAL NBA PG 16 40.5 7.1 14.9 .477 0.1 0.3 .200 7.1 14.6 .483 2.6 3.2 .804 0.8 2.7 3.5 7.8 2.0 0.2 3.1 3.7 16.9
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 3 44.3 8.3 16.3 .510 0.0 0.0 8.3 16.3 .510 2.7 3.3 .800 0.3 3.3 3.7 8.7 0.3 0.3 1.7 3.0 19.3
1981-82 ❍ 26 LAL NBA PG 14 39.2 8.6 18.1 .478 0.1 0.2 .333 8.6 17.9 .480 3.1 4.1 .754 0.9 2.1 3.1 8.1 1.6 0.1 2.4 3.1 20.4
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 14 38.4 8.1 16.9 .477 0.2 0.5 .429 7.9 16.4 .478 2.6 3.6 .740 0.9 2.5 3.4 6.4 1.3 0.1 2.4 2.9 19.0
Career NBA 58 39.4 7.6 15.9 .478 0.1 0.3 .333 7.5 15.6 .480 2.4 3.2 .763 0.9 2.5 3.4 8.0 1.5 0.1 2.6 3.5 17.7
6 seasons LAL NBA 58 39.4 7.6 15.9 .478 0.1 0.3 .333 7.5 15.6 .480 2.4 3.2 .763 0.9 2.5 3.4 8.0 1.5 0.1 2.6 3.5 17.7

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 3 92 4.3 9.4 .458 4.3 9.4 .458 0.8 1.2 .667 1.6 2.0 3.5 6.3 1.6 0.4 2.0 5.1 9.4
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 8 327 6.2 13.1 .471 6.2 13.1 .471 1.2 1.7 .733 0.7 2.4 3.1 10.3 1.2 0.0 2.6 4.1 13.5
1979-80 ❍ 24 LAL NBA PG 16 648 6.3 13.3 .477 0.1 0.3 .200 6.3 13.0 .483 2.3 2.8 .804 0.7 2.4 3.1 6.9 1.8 0.2 2.7 3.3 15.0
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 3 133 6.8 13.3 .510 0.0 0.0 6.8 13.3 .510 2.2 2.7 .800 0.3 2.7 3.0 7.0 0.3 0.3 1.4 2.4 15.7
1981-82 ❍ 26 LAL NBA PG 14 549 7.9 16.6 .478 0.1 0.2 .333 7.9 16.4 .480 2.8 3.7 .754 0.9 2.0 2.8 7.5 1.5 0.1 2.2 2.8 18.8
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 14 538 7.6 15.9 .477 0.2 0.5 .429 7.4 15.4 .478 2.5 3.3 .740 0.9 2.3 3.2 6.0 1.2 0.1 2.3 2.7 17.8
Career NBA 58 2287 6.9 14.5 .478 0.1 0.3 .333 6.8 14.3 .480 2.2 2.9 .763 0.8 2.3 3.1 7.3 1.4 0.1 2.4 3.2 16.2
6 seasons LAL NBA 58 2287 6.9 14.5 .478 0.1 0.3 .333 6.8 14.3 .480 2.2 2.9 .763 0.8 2.3 3.1 7.3 1.4 0.1 2.4 3.2 16.2

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 3 92 5.8 12.7 .458 5.8 9.4 .458 1.1 1.6 .667 2.1 2.6 4.7 8.4 2.1 0.5 2.6 6.9 12.7
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 8 327 8.1 17.3 .471 8.1 13.1 .471 1.6 2.2 .733 0.9 3.2 4.1 13.7 1.6 0.0 3.5 5.4 17.9
1979-80 ❍ 24 LAL NBA PG 16 648 8.3 17.3 .477 0.1 0.4 .200 8.2 13.0 .483 3.0 3.7 .804 0.9 3.1 4.1 9.1 2.3 0.2 3.6 4.3 19.6
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 3 133 9.3 18.1 .510 0.0 0.0 9.3 13.3 .510 3.0 3.7 .800 0.4 3.7 4.1 9.6 0.4 0.4 1.9 3.3 21.5
1981-82 ❍ 26 LAL NBA PG 14 549 10.3 21.5 .478 0.1 0.3 .333 10.2 16.4 .480 3.6 4.8 .754 1.1 2.5 3.6 9.7 2.0 0.2 2.9 3.6 24.2
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 14 538 10.0 21.0 .477 0.3 0.6 .429 9.7 15.4 .478 3.3 4.4 .740 1.2 3.1 4.2 8.0 1.6 0.1 3.0 3.5 23.5
Career NBA 58 2287 9.1 19.0 .478 0.1 0.4 .333 9.0 18.7 .480 2.9 3.8 .763 1.0 3.0 4.0 9.6 1.8 0.2 3.1 4.2 21.2
6 seasons LAL NBA 58 2287 9.1 19.0 .478 0.1 0.4 .333 9.0 18.7 .480 2.9 3.8 .763 1.0 3.0 4.0 9.6 1.8 0.2 3.1 4.2 21.2

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
1977-78 22 LAL NBA PG 3 92 11.4 .474 .458 .125 4.3 6.0 5.1 22.8 2.1 0.6 16.5 13.0 106 107 0.1 0.0 0.1 .075
1978-79 23 LAL NBA PG 8 327 15.9 .490 .471 .126 2.2 7.0 4.8 39.3 1.6 0.0 16.0 19.5 104 109 0.4 0.1 0.5 .069
1979-80 ❍ 24 LAL NBA PG 16 648 14.4 .516 .479 .213 .021 2.2 7.0 4.6 25.7 2.3 0.3 15.8 18.9 107 106 0.9 0.6 1.5 .108
1980-81 25 LAL NBA PG 3 133 16.7 .543 .510 .204 .000 0.8 6.6 4.0 31.0 0.4 0.4 8.6 18.5 117 110 0.3 0.0 0.4 .134
1981-82 ❍ 26 LAL NBA PG 14 549 16.9 .514 .480 .225 .012 2.7 5.5 4.2 27.2 2.0 0.2 10.9 22.3 113 110 1.2 0.3 1.5 .131
1982-83 27 LAL NBA PG 14 538 15.0 .514 .483 .211 .030 2.7 7.0 4.9 23.2 1.6 0.1 11.6 22.2 107 111 0.7 0.2 0.9 .082
Career NBA 58 2287 15.4 .512 .480 .202 .016 2.4 6.6 4.6 27.6 1.8 0.2 13.1 20.3 109 109 3.5 1.3 4.9 .102
6 seasons LAL NBA 58 2287 15.4 .512 .480 .202 .016 2.4 6.6 4.6 27.6 1.8 0.2 13.1 20.3 109 109 3.5 1.3 4.9 .102

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1981-82 26 LAL NBA PG 1 0 19:00 7 14 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 14
1984-85 29 LAC NBA PG 1 0 19:00 5 7 .714 0 0 1 2 .500 0 2 8 1 0 1 0 11
Career NBA 2 0 38 12 21 .571 0 0 1 2 .500 0 2 10 2 0 1 0 25

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 10 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Norm Nixon 9.6 6.7 6.6 5.5 5.4 4.5 3.9 3.7 2.0 -0.4
Muggsy Bogues 90.6 8.6 6.7 6.4 5.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 2.6 2.3 0.0
Jose Calderon 89.6 10.2 7.5 7.4 6.3 5.4 5.1 4.2 3.7 0.9
Andy Phillip 89.4 9.7 7.7 7.4 7.1 5.5 4.8 3.8 3.1 2.9
Ron Harper 88.4 10.2 6.3 6.0 5.6 4.2 3.9 3.5 2.9 2.4 0.9
Brian Taylor 88.2 8.3 7.9 7.1 5.6 5.3 4.8 3.6 2.3 1.8 0.1
Dick Snyder 88.1 10.0 8.0 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.0 4.1 3.7 1.8 0.6
Reggie Theus 88.1 9.2 6.9 6.5 6.4 6.2 5.3 4.6 3.7 3.2 1.8
Sleepy Floyd 88.0 10.0 7.7 7.5 6.3 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.1 2.2 0.9
Vern Fleming 87.8 8.4 7.0 6.9 6.7 5.6 4.4 3.3 2.9 2.0 1.4
Michael Adams 87.8 8.3 7.5 6.9 6.3 5.3 4.6 3.1 2.7 1.6 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Norm Nixon 9.6 6.7 6.6 5.5 5.4 4.5 3.9 3.7 2.0 -0.4
Jose Calderon 89.6 10.2 7.5 7.4 6.3 5.4 5.1 4.2 3.7 0.9
Brian Taylor 88.2 8.3 7.9 7.1 5.6 5.3 4.8 3.6 2.3 1.8 0.1
Andy Phillip 87.6 9.7 7.7 7.4 7.1 5.5 4.8 3.8 3.1 2.9 1.5
Tom Gola 87.5 9.9 7.4 7.1 6.8 6.5 4.4 4.4 3.4 1.7 1.7
Norm Van Lier 87.1 7.7 7.7 6.0 5.6 5.5 5.2 3.8 3.2 2.1 1.1
Michael Adams 86.5 8.3 7.5 6.9 6.3 5.3 4.6 3.1 2.7 1.6 0.8 -0.1
Kenny Smith 86.3 9.0 8.2 6.1 6.1 5.1 4.1 2.9 2.6 2.2 0.6
Sleepy Floyd 86.2 10.0 7.7 7.5 6.3 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.1 2.2 1.0 0.9 -0.2 -0.4
Cuttino Mobley 85.9 8.2 7.6 6.9 5.7 5.3 5.2 4.6 4.4 2.3 2.1 -0.1
Paul Pressey 85.9 9.8 9.6 7.1 5.5 4.8 3.8 3.2 3.0 2.0 0.3 0.1

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 18 DUQUESNE 24 113 257 31 45 99 257 .440 .689 10.7 4.1
1974-75 19 DUQUESNE 25 147 282 69 92 88 363 .521 .750 14.5 3.5
1975-76 20 DUQUESNE 25 214 434 96 127 105 524 .493 .756 21.0 4.2
1976-77 21 DUQUESNE 30 1106 279 539 103 138 119 661 .518 .746 36.9 22.0 4.0
Career 104 1106 753 1512 299 402 411 1805 .498 .744 36.9 17.4 4.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1982 NBA
1985 NBA

Honors
1977-78 NBA All-Rookie (1st)

MVP Award Shares
1980-81 NBA 0.007 (21)
1982-83 NBA 0.001 (22)
Career 0.009 (177)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1980 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
1982 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Games
1978-79 NBA 82 (1)
1979-80 NBA 82 (2)
1981-82 NBA 82 (4)
1983-84 NBA 82 (1)

Minutes Played
1978-79 NBA 3145 (5)
1979-80 NBA 3226 (1)
1981-82 NBA 3024 (9)
1983-84 NBA 3053 (3)

3-Pt Field Goals
1985-86 NBA 42 (8)

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1985-86 NBA 121 (9)

Assists
1977-78 NBA 553 (4)
1978-79 NBA 737 (3)
1979-80 NBA 642 (3)
1980-81 NBA 696 (2)
1981-82 NBA 652 (4)
1982-83 NBA 566 (8)
1983-84 NBA 914 (1)
1984-85 NBA 711 (4)
Career NBA 6386 (24)
Career 6386 (24)

Steals
1978-79 NBA 201 (1)
1980-81 NBA 146 (10)
Career NBA 1187 (82)
Career 1187 (88)

Turnovers
1979-80 NBA 288 (6)
1980-81 NBA 285 (4)
1983-84 NBA 257 (10)
1984-85 NBA 273 (7)
Career NBA 2368 (59)
Career 2368 (65)

Minutes Per Game
1978-79 NBA 38.4 (7)
1979-80 NBA 39.3 (1)
1980-81 NBA 37.5 (8)
1983-84 NBA 37.2 (8)
Career NBA 35.5 (66)
Career 35.5 (69)

Assists Per Game
1977-78 NBA 6.8 (4)
1978-79 NBA 9.0 (3)
1979-80 NBA 7.8 (4)
1980-81 NBA 8.8 (2)
1981-82 NBA 8.0 (5)
1982-83 NBA 7.2 (9)
1983-84 NBA 11.1 (2)
1984-85 NBA 8.8 (4)
1985-86 NBA 8.6 (8)
Career NBA 8.3 (11)
Career 8.3 (11)

Steals Per Game
1978-79 NBA 2.5 (2)

Assist Pct
1977-78 NBA 26.0 (10)
1978-79 NBA 30.5 (6)
1980-81 NBA 30.9 (6)
1983-84 NBA 41.1 (5)
1984-85 NBA 35.7 (5)
1985-86 NBA 40.3 (5)
Career NBA 31.3 (36)
Career 31.3 (36)

Steal Pct
1978-79 NBA 2.9 (7)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.288 (126)

NBA Elo Player Rating
238th (overall) as of Jul 16, 2014, 1:00PM

   

Transactions

June 10, 1977: Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

October 10, 1983: Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with Eddie Jordan, a 1986 2nd round draft pick (Jeff Hornacek was later selected) and a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Bruce Dalrymple was later selected) to the San Diego Clippers for Swen Nater and Byron Scott.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 Los Angeles Clippers NBA $650,000
1987-88 Los Angeles Clippers NBA $985,000
1988-89 Los Angeles Clippers NBA $985,000
Career (may be incomplete) $2,620,000

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