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Don Otten

Donald F. Otten (Big Don)

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 240 lbs.
Born: April 18, 1921 in Bellefontaine, Ohio
Died: September 18, 1985
High School: Bellefontaine in Bellefontaine, Ohio
College: Bowling Green State University
NBA Debut: November 1, 1949
NBL Career: 168 G, 2292 PTS, 13.6 PPG (Full Record)
Relatives: Brother of Mac Otten

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
1949-50 28 TOT NBA C 64 242 648 .373 242 648 .373 341 463 .737 91 246 825
1949-50 28 TRI NBA C 46 165 451 .366 165 451 .366 226 315 .717 73 180 556
1949-50 28 WSC NBA C 18 77 197 .391 77 197 .391 115 148 .777 18 66 269
1950-51 29 TOT NBA C 67 162 479 .338 162 479 .338 246 308 .799 404 62 255 570
1950-51 29 WSC NBA C 16 37 127 .291 37 127 .291 74 93 .796 106 22 60 148
1950-51 29 BLB NBA C 2 3 15 .200 3 15 .200 5 9 .556 3 3 5 11
1950-51 29 FTW NBA C 49 122 337 .362 122 337 .362 167 206 .811 295 37 190 411
1951-52 30 TOT NBA C 64 1789 222 636 .349 222 636 .349 323 418 .773 435 123 218 767
1951-52 30 FTW NBA C 7 63 5 20 .250 5 20 .250 14 16 .875 20 5 19 24
1951-52 30 MLH NBA C 57 1726 217 616 .352 217 616 .352 309 402 .769 415 118 199 743
1952-53 31 MLH NBA C 24 384 34 87 .391 34 87 .391 64 91 .703 89 21 68 132
Career NBA 219 2173 660 1850 .357 660 1850 .357 974 1280 .761 928 297 787 2294
3 seasons TRI,MLH NBA 127 2110 416 1154 .360 416 1154 .360 599 808 .741 504 212 447 1431
2 seasons FTW NBA 56 63 127 357 .356 127 357 .356 181 222 .815 315 42 209 435
2 seasons WSC NBA 34 114 324 .352 114 324 .352 189 241 .784 106 40 126 417
1 season BLB NBA 2 3 15 .200 3 15 .200 5 9 .556 3 3 5 11

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
1949-50 28 TOT NBA C 64 3.8 10.1 .373 3.8 10.1 .373 5.3 7.2 .737 1.4 3.8 12.9
1949-50 28 TRI NBA C 46 3.6 9.8 .366 3.6 9.8 .366 4.9 6.8 .717 1.6 3.9 12.1
1949-50 28 WSC NBA C 18 4.3 10.9 .391 4.3 10.9 .391 6.4 8.2 .777 1.0 3.7 14.9
1950-51 29 TOT NBA C 67 2.4 7.1 .338 2.4 7.1 .338 3.7 4.6 .799 6.0 0.9 3.8 8.5
1950-51 29 WSC NBA C 16 2.3 7.9 .291 2.3 7.9 .291 4.6 5.8 .796 6.6 1.4 3.8 9.3
1950-51 29 BLB NBA C 2 1.5 7.5 .200 1.5 7.5 .200 2.5 4.5 .556 1.5 1.5 2.5 5.5
1950-51 29 FTW NBA C 49 2.5 6.9 .362 2.5 6.9 .362 3.4 4.2 .811 6.0 0.8 3.9 8.4
1951-52 30 TOT NBA C 64 28.0 3.5 9.9 .349 3.5 9.9 .349 5.0 6.5 .773 6.8 1.9 3.4 12.0
1951-52 30 FTW NBA C 7 9.0 0.7 2.9 .250 0.7 2.9 .250 2.0 2.3 .875 2.9 0.7 2.7 3.4
1951-52 30 MLH NBA C 57 30.3 3.8 10.8 .352 3.8 10.8 .352 5.4 7.1 .769 7.3 2.1 3.5 13.0
1952-53 31 MLH NBA C 24 16.0 1.4 3.6 .391 1.4 3.6 .391 2.7 3.8 .703 3.7 0.9 2.8 5.5
Career NBA 219 24.7 3.0 8.4 .357 3.0 8.4 .357 4.4 5.8 .761 6.0 1.4 3.6 10.5
3 seasons TRI,MLH NBA 127 26.0 3.3 9.1 .360 3.3 9.1 .360 4.7 6.4 .741 6.2 1.7 3.5 11.3
2 seasons FTW NBA 56 9.0 2.3 6.4 .356 2.3 6.4 .356 3.2 4.0 .815 5.6 0.8 3.7 7.8
2 seasons WSC NBA 34 3.4 9.5 .352 3.4 9.5 .352 5.6 7.1 .784 6.6 1.2 3.7 12.3
1 season BLB NBA 2 1.5 7.5 .200 1.5 7.5 .200 2.5 4.5 .556 1.5 1.5 2.5 5.5

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
1949-50 28 TOT NBA C 64 .373 .373 .737
1949-50 28 TRI NBA C 46 .366 .366 .717
1949-50 28 WSC NBA C 18 .391 .391 .777
1950-51 29 TOT NBA C 67 .338 .338 .799
1950-51 29 WSC NBA C 16 .291 .291 .796
1950-51 29 BLB NBA C 2 .200 .200 .556
1950-51 29 FTW NBA C 49 .362 .362 .811
1951-52 30 TOT NBA C 64 1789 4.5 12.8 .349 4.5 12.8 .349 6.5 8.4 .773 8.8 2.5 4.4 15.4
1951-52 30 FTW NBA C 7 63 2.9 11.4 .250 2.9 11.4 .250 8.0 9.1 .875 11.4 2.9 10.9 13.7
1951-52 30 MLH NBA C 57 1726 4.5 12.8 .352 4.5 12.8 .352 6.4 8.4 .769 8.7 2.5 4.2 15.5
1952-53 31 MLH NBA C 24 384 3.2 8.2 .391 3.2 8.2 .391 6.0 8.5 .703 8.3 2.0 6.4 12.4
Career NBA 219 2173 4.2 12.0 .357 10.9 30.6 .357 6.4 8.4 .761 8.7 2.4 4.7 14.9
3 seasons TRI,MLH NBA 127 2110 4.3 12.0 .360 7.1 19.7 .360 6.4 8.4 .741 8.6 2.4 4.6 14.9
2 seasons FTW NBA 56 63 2.9 11.4 .356 72.6 204.0 .356 8.0 9.1 .815 11.4 2.9 10.9 13.7
2 seasons WSC NBA 34 .352 .352 .784
1 season BLB NBA 2 .200 .200 .556

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
1949-50 28 TOT NBA C 64 .484 .373 .715 6.7 1.8 8.5
1949-50 28 TRI NBA C 46 .472 .366 .698 4.0 1.3 5.2
1949-50 28 WSC NBA C 18 .513 .391 .751 2.8 0.5 3.3
1950-51 29 TOT NBA C 67 .464 .338 .643 3.1 1.8 4.9
1950-51 29 WSC NBA C 16 .441 .291 .732 0.6 0.3 0.9
1950-51 29 BLB NBA C 2 .290 .200 .600 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1950-51 29 FTW NBA C 49 .481 .362 .611 2.6 1.5 4.1
1951-52 30 TOT NBA C 64 1789 20.0 .468 .349 .657 4.1 1.7 5.8 .156
1951-52 30 FTW NBA C 7 63 15.0 .444 .250 .800 0.1 0.1 0.2 .126
1951-52 30 MLH NBA C 57 1726 20.1 .469 .352 .653 4.0 1.6 5.6 .157
1952-53 31 MLH NBA C 24 384 17.3 .520 .391 1.046 1.1 0.6 1.7 .218
Career NBA 219 2173 19.5 .475 .357 .692 15.0 5.9 20.9 .167
3 seasons TRI,MLH NBA 127 2110 19.6 .474 .360 .700 9.1 3.5 12.6 .168
2 seasons FTW NBA 56 63 15.0 .478 .356 .622 2.7 1.6 4.3 .126
2 seasons WSC NBA 34 .485 .352 .744 3.3 0.9 4.2
1 season BLB NBA 2 .290 .200 .600 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

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
1949-50 28 WSC NBA C 2 10 25 .400 10 25 .400 21 26 .808 6 7 41
1950-51 29 FTW NBA C 3 8 26 .308 8 26 .308 13 16 .813 19 8 15 29
Career NBA 5 18 51 .353 18 51 .353 34 42 .810 19 14 22 70
1 season FTW NBA 3 8 26 .308 8 26 .308 13 16 .813 19 8 15 29
1 season WSC NBA 2 10 25 .400 10 25 .400 21 26 .808 6 7 41

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
1949-50 28 WSC NBA C 2 5.0 12.5 .400 5.0 12.5 .400 10.5 13.0 .808 3.0 3.5 20.5
1950-51 29 FTW NBA C 3 2.7 8.7 .308 2.7 8.7 .308 4.3 5.3 .813 6.3 2.7 5.0 9.7
Career NBA 5 3.6 10.2 .353 3.6 10.2 .353 6.8 8.4 .810 6.3 2.8 4.4 14.0
1 season FTW NBA 3 2.7 8.7 .308 2.7 8.7 .308 4.3 5.3 .813 6.3 2.7 5.0 9.7
1 season WSC NBA 2 5.0 12.5 .400 5.0 12.5 .400 10.5 13.0 .808 3.0 3.5 20.5

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
1949-50 28 WSC NBA C 2 .400 .400 .808
1950-51 29 FTW NBA C 3 .308 .308 .813
Career NBA 5 .353 .353 .810
1 season FTW NBA 3 .308 .308 .813
1 season WSC NBA 2 .400 .400 .808

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
1949-50 28 WSC NBA C 2 .563 .400 1.040 0.4 -0.1 0.3
1950-51 29 FTW NBA C 3 .439 .308 .615 0.1 0.1 0.2
Career NBA 5 .504 .353 .824 0.5 0.0 0.5
1 season FTW NBA 3 .439 .308 .615 0.1 0.1 0.2
1 season WSC NBA 2 .563 .400 1.040 0.4 -0.1 0.3

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Don Otten 8.5 5.8 4.9 1.7
Vlade Divac 97.4 8.3 5.6 5.0 1.8
Tree Rollins 90.0 9.2 6.4 5.0 2.6
Gheorghe Muresan 89.5 8.0 5.3 4.1 1.3
Steve Stipanovich 89.2 9.0 5.9 5.0 3.6
George Ratkovicz 88.8 9.3 6.0 5.4 2.8
Bob Rule 86.9 7.8 6.4 5.2 0.5
Rick Mahorn 86.7 6.2 5.9 4.8 1.8
Rich Kelley 86.3 8.6 6.4 4.8 4.3
Chuck Share 86.2 8.1 4.7 4.0 1.3
Neal Walk 85.7 7.1 6.8 5.1 2.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Don Otten 8.5 5.8 4.9 1.7
Gheorghe Muresan 88.1 8.0 5.3 4.1 1.3 0.3 -0.1
Bob Rule 86.5 7.8 6.4 5.2 2.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
DeAndre Jordan 79.0 6.2 5.6 5.2 1.5 1.3
Bill McGill 74.6 7.1 4.6 3.1 2.2 -0.1
Ralph Sampson 74.1 6.2 6.0 5.0 2.2 1.1 0.6 -0.2 -0.3 -0.6
Mike Lewis 73.5 7.9 7.5 4.0 3.8 1.1 0.0
Tom Burleson 71.5 8.2 4.4 4.3 3.3 2.7 0.2 -0.1
George Ratkovicz 70.7 9.3 6.0 5.4 5.2 2.8 -0.1
Gene Moore 70.0 6.8 5.7 5.0 4.5 1.9 0.8 0.0
Chick Halbert 68.9 7.4 3.6 3.3 2.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Free Throws
1949-50 NBA 341 (6)
1951-52 NBA 323 (9)
Free Throw Attempts
1949-50 NBA 463 (6)
1951-52 NBA 418 (9)
Player Efficiency Rating
1951-52 NBA 20.0 (10)
True Shooting Pct
1949-50 NBA .484 (7)
Offensive Win Shares
1949-50 NBA 6.7 (6)
Win Shares
1949-50 NBA 8.5 (9)
   

Transactions

February 10, 1950: Traded by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks to the Washington Capitols for Jack Nichols.

November 29, 1950: Sold by the Washington Capitols to the Baltimore Bullets.

December 8, 1950: Sold by the Baltimore Bullets to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

November, 1951: Released by the Fort Wayne Pistons.

November 23, 1951: Signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Hawks.

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