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Mel Payton

Melvin E. Payton

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: July 16, 1926
Died: May 12, 2001
College: Tulane University
Draft: Philadelphia Warriors, 2nd round (9th pick, 18th overall), 1951 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 3, 1951

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1951-52 25 PHW NBA SF 45 471 54 140 .386 54 140 .386 .386 21 28 .750 83 45 68 129
1952-53 26 INO NBA SF 66 1424 173 485 .357 173 485 .357 .357 120 161 .745 313 81 118 466
Career NBA 111 1895 227 625 .363 227 625 .363 .363 141 189 .746 396 126 186 595
1 season INO NBA 66 1424 173 485 .357 173 485 .357 .357 120 161 .745 313 81 118 466
1 season PHW NBA 45 471 54 140 .386 54 140 .386 .386 21 28 .750 83 45 68 129

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
1951-52 25 PHW NBA SF 45 10.5 1.2 3.1 .386 1.2 3.1 .386 0.5 0.6 .750 1.8 1.0 1.5 2.9
1952-53 26 INO NBA SF 66 21.6 2.6 7.3 .357 2.6 7.3 .357 1.8 2.4 .745 4.7 1.2 1.8 7.1
Career NBA 111 17.1 2.0 5.6 .363 2.0 5.6 .363 1.3 1.7 .746 3.6 1.1 1.7 5.4
1 season INO NBA 66 21.6 2.6 7.3 .357 2.6 7.3 .357 1.8 2.4 .745 4.7 1.2 1.8 7.1
1 season PHW NBA 45 10.5 1.2 3.1 .386 1.2 3.1 .386 0.5 0.6 .750 1.8 1.0 1.5 2.9

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
1951-52 25 PHW NBA SF 45 471 4.1 10.7 .386 4.1 10.7 .386 1.6 2.1 .750 6.3 3.4 5.2 9.9
1952-53 26 INO NBA SF 66 1424 4.4 12.3 .357 4.4 12.3 .357 3.0 4.1 .745 7.9 2.0 3.0 11.8
Career NBA 111 1895 4.3 11.9 .363 4.3 11.9 .363 2.7 3.6 .746 7.5 2.4 3.5 11.3
1 season INO NBA 66 1424 4.4 12.3 .357 4.4 12.3 .357 3.0 4.1 .745 7.9 2.0 3.0 11.8
1 season PHW NBA 45 471 4.1 10.7 .386 4.1 10.7 .386 1.6 2.1 .750 6.3 3.4 5.2 9.9

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1951-52 25 PHW NBA SF 45 471 10.9 .423 .200 0.2 0.2 0.4 .041
1952-53 26 INO NBA SF 66 1424 15.5 .419 .332 0.3 1.8 2.1 .069
Career NBA 111 1895 14.3 .420 .302 0.5 1.9 2.5 .062
1 season INO NBA 66 1424 15.5 .419 .332 0.3 1.8 2.1 .069
1 season PHW NBA 45 471 10.9 .423 .200 0.2 0.2 0.4 .041

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1951-52 25 PHW NBA SF 3 18 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 .500 2 2 1.000 3 1 6 4
1952-53 26 INO NBA SF 2 36 7 17 .412 7 17 .412 .412 7 8 .875 6 0 7 21
Career NBA 5 54 8 19 .421 8 19 .421 .421 9 10 .900 9 1 13 25
1 season PHW NBA 3 18 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 .500 2 2 1.000 3 1 6 4
1 season INO NBA 2 36 7 17 .412 7 17 .412 .412 7 8 .875 6 0 7 21

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
1951-52 25 PHW NBA SF 3 6.0 0.3 0.7 .500 0.3 0.7 .500 0.7 0.7 1.000 1.0 0.3 2.0 1.3
1952-53 26 INO NBA SF 2 18.0 3.5 8.5 .412 3.5 8.5 .412 3.5 4.0 .875 3.0 0.0 3.5 10.5
Career NBA 5 10.8 1.6 3.8 .421 1.6 3.8 .421 1.8 2.0 .900 1.8 0.2 2.6 5.0
1 season PHW NBA 3 6.0 0.3 0.7 .500 0.3 0.7 .500 0.7 0.7 1.000 1.0 0.3 2.0 1.3
1 season INO NBA 2 18.0 3.5 8.5 .412 3.5 8.5 .412 3.5 4.0 .875 3.0 0.0 3.5 10.5

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
1951-52 25 PHW NBA SF 3 18 2.0 4.0 .500 2.0 4.0 .500 4.0 4.0 1.000 6.0 2.0 12.0 8.0
1952-53 26 INO NBA SF 2 36 7.0 17.0 .412 7.0 17.0 .412 7.0 8.0 .875 6.0 0.0 7.0 21.0
Career NBA 5 54 5.3 12.7 .421 5.3 12.7 .421 6.0 6.7 .900 6.0 0.7 8.7 16.7
1 season PHW NBA 3 18 2.0 4.0 .500 2.0 4.0 .500 4.0 4.0 1.000 6.0 2.0 12.0 8.0
1 season INO NBA 2 36 7.0 17.0 .412 7.0 17.0 .412 7.0 8.0 .875 6.0 0.0 7.0 21.0

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1951-52 25 PHW NBA SF 3 18 8.1 .694 1.000 10.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 .111
1952-53 26 INO NBA SF 2 36 23.4 .512 .471 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 .246
Career NBA 5 54 18.3 .534 .526 3.6 0.2 0.0 0.2 .201
1 season PHW NBA 3 18 8.1 .694 1.000 10.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 .111
1 season INO NBA 2 36 23.4 .512 .471 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 .246

Transactions

April 25, 1951: Drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 2nd round (19th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

September 11, 1952: Traded by the Philadelphia Warriors to the Indianapolis Olympians for Don Lofgran.

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