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Willie Norwood

Willie B. Norwood

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: August 8, 1947 in Carrolton, Mississippi
High School: Marshall in Carrolton, Mississippi
College: Alcorn State University
Draft: Detroit Pistons, 2nd round (4th pick, 19th overall), 1969 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 24 DET NBA SF 78 1272 222 440 .505 222 440 .505 140 215 .651 316 43 229 584
1972-73 25 DET NBA SF 79 1282 249 504 .494 249 504 .494 154 225 .684 324 56 182 652
1973-74 26 DET NBA SF 74 1178 247 484 .510 247 484 .510 95 143 .664 95 134 229 58 60 9 156 589
1974-75 27 DET NBA SF 24 347 64 123 .520 64 123 .520 31 42 .738 31 57 88 16 23 0 51 159
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 64 1004 146 301 .485 146 301 .485 152 203 .749 91 138 229 59 42 4 139 444
1976-77 29 SEA NBA SF 76 1647 216 461 .469 216 461 .469 151 206 .733 127 165 292 99 62 6 191 583
1977-78 30 TOT NBA SF 35 611 74 181 .409 74 181 .409 50 75 .667 49 70 119 33 31 3 56 101 198
1977-78 30 DET NBA SF 16 260 34 82 .415 34 82 .415 20 29 .690 27 27 54 14 13 3 17 45 88
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 19 351 40 99 .404 40 99 .404 30 46 .652 22 43 65 19 18 0 39 56 110
Career NBA 430 7341 1218 2494 .488 1218 2494 .488 773 1109 .697 393 564 1597 364 218 22 56 1049 3209
5 seasons DET NBA 271 4339 816 1633 .500 816 1633 .500 440 654 .673 153 218 1011 187 96 12 17 663 2072
2 seasons SEA NBA 140 2651 362 762 .475 362 762 .475 303 409 .741 218 303 521 158 104 10 330 1027
1 season POR NBA 19 351 40 99 .404 40 99 .404 30 46 .652 22 43 65 19 18 0 39 56 110

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 DET NBA SF 78 16.3 2.8 5.6 .505 2.8 5.6 .505 1.8 2.8 .651 4.1 0.6 2.9 7.5
1972-73 25 DET NBA SF 79 16.2 3.2 6.4 .494 3.2 6.4 .494 1.9 2.8 .684 4.1 0.7 2.3 8.3
1973-74 26 DET NBA SF 74 15.9 3.3 6.5 .510 3.3 6.5 .510 1.3 1.9 .664 1.3 1.8 3.1 0.8 0.8 0.1 2.1 8.0
1974-75 27 DET NBA SF 24 14.5 2.7 5.1 .520 2.7 5.1 .520 1.3 1.8 .738 1.3 2.4 3.7 0.7 1.0 0.0 2.1 6.6
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 64 15.7 2.3 4.7 .485 2.3 4.7 .485 2.4 3.2 .749 1.4 2.2 3.6 0.9 0.7 0.1 2.2 6.9
1976-77 29 SEA NBA SF 76 21.7 2.8 6.1 .469 2.8 6.1 .469 2.0 2.7 .733 1.7 2.2 3.8 1.3 0.8 0.1 2.5 7.7
1977-78 30 TOT NBA SF 35 17.5 2.1 5.2 .409 2.1 5.2 .409 1.4 2.1 .667 1.4 2.0 3.4 0.9 0.9 0.1 1.6 2.9 5.7
1977-78 30 DET NBA SF 16 16.3 2.1 5.1 .415 2.1 5.1 .415 1.3 1.8 .690 1.7 1.7 3.4 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.1 2.8 5.5
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 19 18.5 2.1 5.2 .404 2.1 5.2 .404 1.6 2.4 .652 1.2 2.3 3.4 1.0 0.9 0.0 2.1 2.9 5.8
Career NBA 430 17.1 2.8 5.8 .488 2.8 5.8 .488 1.8 2.6 .697 1.4 2.1 3.7 0.8 0.8 0.1 1.6 2.4 7.5
5 seasons DET NBA 271 16.0 3.0 6.0 .500 3.0 6.0 .500 1.6 2.4 .673 1.3 1.9 3.7 0.7 0.8 0.1 1.1 2.4 7.6
2 seasons SEA NBA 140 18.9 2.6 5.4 .475 2.6 5.4 .475 2.2 2.9 .741 1.6 2.2 3.7 1.1 0.7 0.1 2.4 7.3
1 season POR NBA 19 18.5 2.1 5.2 .404 2.1 5.2 .404 1.6 2.4 .652 1.2 2.3 3.4 1.0 0.9 0.0 2.1 2.9 5.8

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 DET NBA SF 78 1272 6.3 12.5 .505 6.3 12.5 .505 4.0 6.1 .651 8.9 1.2 6.5 16.5
1972-73 25 DET NBA SF 79 1282 7.0 14.2 .494 7.0 14.2 .494 4.3 6.3 .684 9.1 1.6 5.1 18.3
1973-74 26 DET NBA SF 74 1178 7.5 14.8 .510 7.5 14.8 .510 2.9 4.4 .664 2.9 4.1 7.0 1.8 1.8 0.3 4.8 18.0
1974-75 27 DET NBA SF 24 347 6.6 12.8 .520 6.6 12.8 .520 3.2 4.4 .738 3.2 5.9 9.1 1.7 2.4 0.0 5.3 16.5
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 64 1004 5.2 10.8 .485 5.2 10.8 .485 5.5 7.3 .749 3.3 4.9 8.2 2.1 1.5 0.1 5.0 15.9
1976-77 29 SEA NBA SF 76 1647 4.7 10.1 .469 4.7 10.1 .469 3.3 4.5 .733 2.8 3.6 6.4 2.2 1.4 0.1 4.2 12.7
1977-78 30 TOT NBA SF 35 611 4.4 10.7 .409 4.4 10.7 .409 2.9 4.4 .667 2.9 4.1 7.0 1.9 1.8 0.2 3.3 6.0 11.7
1977-78 30 DET NBA SF 16 260 4.7 11.4 .415 4.7 11.4 .415 2.8 4.0 .690 3.7 3.7 7.5 1.9 1.8 0.4 2.4 6.2 12.2
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 19 351 4.1 10.2 .404 4.1 10.2 .404 3.1 4.7 .652 2.3 4.4 6.7 1.9 1.8 0.0 4.0 5.7 11.3
Career NBA 430 7341 6.0 12.2 .488 6.0 12.2 .488 3.8 5.4 .697 3.0 4.2 7.8 1.8 1.6 0.2 3.3 5.1 15.7
5 seasons DET NBA 271 4339 6.8 13.5 .500 6.8 13.5 .500 3.7 5.4 .673 3.1 4.4 8.4 1.6 1.9 0.2 2.4 5.5 17.2
2 seasons SEA NBA 140 2651 4.9 10.3 .475 4.9 10.3 .475 4.1 5.6 .741 3.0 4.1 7.1 2.1 1.4 0.1 4.5 13.9
1 season POR NBA 19 351 4.1 10.2 .404 4.1 10.2 .404 3.1 4.7 .652 2.3 4.4 6.7 1.9 1.8 0.0 4.0 5.7 11.3

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 DET NBA SF 74 1178 9.4 18.5 .510 9.4 18.5 .510 3.6 5.5 .664 3.6 5.1 8.8 2.2 2.3 0.3 6.0 22.5
1974-75 27 DET NBA SF 24 347 8.8 16.9 .520 8.8 16.9 .520 4.3 5.8 .738 4.3 7.8 12.1 2.2 3.2 0.0 7.0 21.9
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 64 1004 6.5 13.4 .485 6.5 13.4 .485 6.7 9.0 .749 4.0 6.1 10.2 2.6 1.9 0.2 6.2 19.7
1976-77 29 SEA NBA SF 76 1647 5.9 12.6 .469 5.9 12.6 .469 4.1 5.6 .733 3.5 4.5 8.0 2.7 1.7 0.2 5.2 15.9
1977-78 30 TOT NBA SF 35 611 .409 .409 .667
1977-78 30 DET NBA SF 16 260 5.8 14.1 .415 5.8 14.1 .415 3.4 5.0 .690 4.6 4.6 9.3 2.4 2.2 0.5 2.9 7.7 15.1
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 19 351 5.3 13.0 .404 5.3 13.0 .404 3.9 6.0 .652 2.9 5.6 8.5 2.5 2.4 0.0 5.1 7.4 14.4
Career NBA 430 7341 7.3 14.8 .488 13.2 26.9 .488 8.3 12.0 .697 4.2 5.3 17.3 2.5 2.4 0.2 11.3 34.7
5 seasons DET NBA 271 4339 8.8 17.6 .500 20.8 41.6 .500 11.2 16.7 .673 3.9 5.6 25.8 2.2 2.4 0.3 2.9 16.9 52.8
2 seasons SEA NBA 140 2651 6.1 12.9 .475 6.1 12.9 .475 5.1 6.9 .741 3.7 5.1 8.8 2.7 1.8 0.2 5.6 17.4
1 season POR NBA 19 351 5.3 13.0 .404 5.3 13.0 .404 3.9 6.0 .652 2.9 5.6 8.5 2.5 2.4 0.0 5.1 7.4 14.4

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 DET NBA SF 78 1272 13.4 .546 .505 .489 11.8 4.8 2.4 0.2 2.6 .097
1972-73 25 DET NBA SF 79 1282 15.8 .541 .494 .446 12.3 6.0 2.7 1.0 3.8 .141
1973-74 26 DET NBA SF 74 1178 15.8 .538 .510 .295 8.3 11.7 10.0 7.4 2.3 0.4 94 1.8 1.8 3.5 .144
1974-75 27 DET NBA SF 24 347 17.3 .562 .520 .341 9.9 17.9 13.9 7.1 3.2 0.0 96 0.6 0.4 1.1 .146
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 64 1004 15.4 .569 .485 .674 9.1 14.6 11.8 7.8 1.9 0.2 99 2.0 0.9 3.0 .141
1976-77 29 SEA NBA SF 76 1647 12.0 .528 .469 .447 7.6 10.8 9.1 8.2 1.7 0.2 101 1.8 1.5 3.3 .095
1977-78 30 TOT NBA SF 35 611 8.2 .463 .409 .414 8.5 11.7 10.2 7.0 2.3 0.3 20.7 17.2 89 99 -0.3 0.8 0.5 .037
1977-78 30 DET NBA SF 16 260 10.4 .464 .415 .354 11.1 10.7 10.9 7.1 2.2 0.6 15.2 16.4 98 102 0.1 0.2 0.4 .070
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 19 351 6.6 .461 .404 .465 6.7 12.5 9.6 6.9 2.4 0.0 24.6 17.8 82 97 -0.4 0.5 0.1 .012
Career NBA 430 7341 13.9 .538 .488 .445 8.4 12.4 11.0 6.9 2.1 0.2 20.7 17.2 89 98 11.0 6.6 17.6 .115
5 seasons DET NBA 271 4339 14.9 .539 .500 .400 9.0 12.7 11.6 6.2 2.5 0.4 15.2 16.4 98 96 7.7 3.7 11.3 .125
2 seasons SEA NBA 140 2651 13.3 .545 .475 .537 8.2 12.2 10.1 8.0 1.8 0.2 100 3.8 2.4 6.2 .112
1 season POR NBA 19 351 6.6 .461 .404 .465 6.7 12.5 9.6 6.9 2.4 0.0 24.6 17.8 82 97 -0.4 0.5 0.1 .012

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
1973-74 26 DET NBA SF 5 31 7 11 .636 7 11 .636 4 4 1.000 1 2 3 1 1 1 7 18
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 6 215 24 58 .414 24 58 .414 11 18 .611 20 18 38 8 7 1 25 59
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 3 44 7 12 .583 7 12 .583 1 1 1.000 1 3 4 4 0 1 2 11 15
Career NBA 14 290 38 81 .469 38 81 .469 16 23 .696 22 23 45 13 8 3 2 43 92
1 season SEA NBA 6 215 24 58 .414 24 58 .414 11 18 .611 20 18 38 8 7 1 25 59
1 season DET NBA 5 31 7 11 .636 7 11 .636 4 4 1.000 1 2 3 1 1 1 7 18
1 season POR NBA 3 44 7 12 .583 7 12 .583 1 1 1.000 1 3 4 4 0 1 2 11 15

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
1973-74 26 DET NBA SF 5 6.2 1.4 2.2 .636 1.4 2.2 .636 0.8 0.8 1.000 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.4 3.6
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 6 35.8 4.0 9.7 .414 4.0 9.7 .414 1.8 3.0 .611 3.3 3.0 6.3 1.3 1.2 0.2 4.2 9.8
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 3 14.7 2.3 4.0 .583 2.3 4.0 .583 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.3 1.0 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.7 3.7 5.0
Career NBA 14 20.7 2.7 5.8 .469 2.7 5.8 .469 1.1 1.6 .696 1.6 1.6 3.2 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.7 3.1 6.6
1 season SEA NBA 6 35.8 4.0 9.7 .414 4.0 9.7 .414 1.8 3.0 .611 3.3 3.0 6.3 1.3 1.2 0.2 4.2 9.8
1 season DET NBA 5 6.2 1.4 2.2 .636 1.4 2.2 .636 0.8 0.8 1.000 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.4 3.6
1 season POR NBA 3 14.7 2.3 4.0 .583 2.3 4.0 .583 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.3 1.0 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.7 3.7 5.0

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
1973-74 26 DET NBA SF 5 31 8.1 12.8 .636 8.1 12.8 .636 4.6 4.6 1.000 1.2 2.3 3.5 1.2 1.2 1.2 8.1 20.9
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 6 215 4.0 9.7 .414 4.0 9.7 .414 1.8 3.0 .611 3.3 3.0 6.4 1.3 1.2 0.2 4.2 9.9
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 3 44 5.7 9.8 .583 5.7 9.8 .583 0.8 0.8 1.000 0.8 2.5 3.3 3.3 0.0 0.8 1.6 9.0 12.3
Career NBA 14 290 4.7 10.1 .469 4.7 10.1 .469 2.0 2.9 .696 2.7 2.9 5.6 1.6 1.0 0.4 1.6 5.3 11.4
1 season SEA NBA 6 215 4.0 9.7 .414 4.0 9.7 .414 1.8 3.0 .611 3.3 3.0 6.4 1.3 1.2 0.2 4.2 9.9
1 season DET NBA 5 31 8.1 12.8 .636 8.1 12.8 .636 4.6 4.6 1.000 1.2 2.3 3.5 1.2 1.2 1.2 8.1 20.9
1 season POR NBA 3 44 5.7 9.8 .583 5.7 9.8 .583 0.8 0.8 1.000 0.8 2.5 3.3 3.3 0.0 0.8 1.6 9.0 12.3

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 26 DET NBA SF 5 31 11.4 17.9 .636 11.4 17.9 .636 6.5 6.5 1.000 1.6 3.2 4.9 1.6 1.6 1.6 11.4 29.2
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 6 215 5.1 12.2 .414 5.1 12.2 .414 2.3 3.8 .611 4.2 3.8 8.0 1.7 1.5 0.2 5.3 12.4
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 3 44 7.9 13.5 .583 7.9 13.5 .583 1.1 1.1 1.000 1.1 3.4 4.5 4.5 0.0 1.1 2.3 12.4 16.9
Career NBA 14 290 6.1 13.0 .469 6.1 13.0 .469 2.6 3.7 .696 3.5 3.7 7.2 2.1 1.3 0.5 2.3 6.9 14.7
1 season SEA NBA 6 215 5.1 12.2 .414 5.1 12.2 .414 2.3 3.8 .611 4.2 3.8 8.0 1.7 1.5 0.2 5.3 12.4
1 season DET NBA 5 31 11.4 17.9 .636 11.4 17.9 .636 6.5 6.5 1.000 1.6 3.2 4.9 1.6 1.6 1.6 11.4 29.2
1 season POR NBA 3 44 7.9 13.5 .583 7.9 13.5 .583 1.1 1.1 1.000 1.1 3.4 4.5 4.5 0.0 1.1 2.3 12.4 16.9

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
1973-74 26 DET NBA SF 5 31 21.2 .705 .636 .364 3.6 6.3 5.0 5.5 1.6 1.7 98 0.1 0.0 0.2 .233
1975-76 28 SEA NBA SF 6 215 9.0 .448 .414 .310 10.8 10.1 10.4 5.0 1.5 0.3 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.003
1977-78 30 POR NBA SF 3 44 10.0 .603 .583 .083 2.6 7.2 5.0 13.7 0.0 1.3 13.9 14.1 113 106 0.1 0.0 0.1 .110
Career NBA 14 290 10.5 .505 .469 .284 8.8 9.2 9.0 6.4 1.3 0.6 13.9 14.1 113 108 0.2 0.0 0.2 .039
1 season SEA NBA 6 215 9.0 .448 .414 .310 10.8 10.1 10.4 5.0 1.5 0.3 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.003
1 season DET NBA 5 31 21.2 .705 .636 .364 3.6 6.3 5.0 5.5 1.6 1.7 98 0.1 0.0 0.2 .233
1 season POR NBA 3 44 10.0 .603 .583 .083 2.6 7.2 5.0 13.7 0.0 1.3 13.9 14.1 113 106 0.1 0.0 0.1 .110

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Willie Norwood 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.6 1.1 0.5
Glen Gondrezick 90.7 3.6 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.5 0.9
Craig Smith 90.1 3.9 3.5 3.1 3.0 1.5 1.0
Wilson Chandler 88.4 3.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.7 0.5 -0.1
Tom McMillen 88.4 3.9 3.7 2.9 2.9 2.5 2.2 0.8
Ronny Turiaf 88.3 4.2 3.6 3.2 3.1 1.4 0.8 0.4
Jumaine Jones 87.4 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.3 0.1 0.0
Dave Stallworth 86.7 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.4 2.8 1.7 1.1
Ron Anderson 86.1 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.1 2.5 1.5 0.3
Stromile Swift 86.0 4.8 3.7 3.3 2.9 2.5 1.9 1.0
Nick Weatherspoon 85.9 3.7 3.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 0.6 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Willie Norwood 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.6 1.1 0.5
Glen Gondrezick 90.7 3.6 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.5 0.9
Craig Smith 90.1 3.9 3.5 3.1 3.0 1.5 1.0
Wilson Chandler 88.4 3.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.7 0.5 -0.1
Andray Blatche 87.7 4.9 3.7 3.4 3.0 2.4 1.4 0.5 0.1 -0.1
Kenny Gattison 86.7 4.5 3.5 3.2 3.0 1.5 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.0
Dave Stallworth 86.5 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.4 2.8 1.7 1.1 0.0
Jumaine Jones 86.5 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.3 0.1 0.0 -0.2
Nick Weatherspoon 85.9 3.7 3.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 0.6 0.1
Howard Porter 85.7 4.1 3.9 2.7 2.4 2.4 1.1 1.0
Edgar Jones 84.9 3.4 3.4 2.6 2.4 2.3 0.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.000 (966)

Transactions

April 7, 1969: Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round (19th pick) of the 1969 NBA Draft.

October 8, 1975: Waived by the Detroit Pistons.

November 23, 1975: Signed as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics.

September 7, 1977: Waived by the Seattle SuperSonics.

September 21, 1977: Signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons.

November 25, 1977: Waived by the Detroit Pistons.

March 6, 1978: Signed as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers.

May 3, 1978: Waived by the Portland Trail Blazers.

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