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Sam Pellom

Samuel Troy Pellom

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: October 2, 1951 in Wilmington, North Carolina
High School: Leland in Leland, North Carolina
College: University at Buffalo, State University of New York
NBA Debut: November 27, 1979

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
1979-80 28 ATL NBA PF 44 373 44 108 .407 0 0 44 108 .407 21 30 .700 28 64 92 18 12 12 18 70 109
1980-81 29 ATL NBA PF 77 1472 186 380 .489 0 1 .000 186 379 .491 81 116 .698 122 234 356 48 50 92 99 228 453
1981-82 30 ATL NBA PF 69 4 1037 114 251 .454 0 1 .000 114 250 .456 61 79 .772 90 139 229 28 29 47 57 164 289
1982-83 31 TOT NBA PF 6 0 29 6 16 .375 0 0 6 16 .375 0 0 2 6 8 1 0 0 2 3 12
1982-83 31 ATL NBA PF 2 0 9 2 6 .333 0 0 2 6 .333 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
1982-83 31 MIL NBA PF 4 0 20 4 10 .400 0 0 4 10 .400 0 0 2 6 8 0 0 0 2 3 8
Career NBA 196 4 2911 350 755 .464 0 2 .000 350 753 .465 163 225 .724 242 443 685 95 91 151 176 465 863
4 seasons ATL NBA 192 4 2891 346 745 .464 0 2 .000 346 743 .466 163 225 .724 240 437 677 95 91 151 174 462 855
1 season MIL NBA 4 0 20 4 10 .400 0 0 4 10 .400 0 0 2 6 8 0 0 0 2 3 8

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
1979-80 28 ATL NBA PF 44 8.5 1.0 2.5 .407 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 .407 0.5 0.7 .700 0.6 1.5 2.1 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 1.6 2.5
1980-81 29 ATL NBA PF 77 19.1 2.4 4.9 .489 0.0 0.0 .000 2.4 4.9 .491 1.1 1.5 .698 1.6 3.0 4.6 0.6 0.6 1.2 1.3 3.0 5.9
1981-82 30 ATL NBA PF 69 4 15.0 1.7 3.6 .454 0.0 0.0 .000 1.7 3.6 .456 0.9 1.1 .772 1.3 2.0 3.3 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.8 2.4 4.2
1982-83 31 TOT NBA PF 6 0 4.8 1.0 2.7 .375 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.7 .375 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 2.0
1982-83 31 ATL NBA PF 2 0 4.5 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
1982-83 31 MIL NBA PF 4 0 5.0 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.8 2.0
Career NBA 196 4 14.9 1.8 3.9 .464 0.0 0.0 .000 1.8 3.8 .465 0.8 1.1 .724 1.2 2.3 3.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.9 2.4 4.4
4 seasons ATL NBA 192 4 15.1 1.8 3.9 .464 0.0 0.0 .000 1.8 3.9 .466 0.8 1.2 .724 1.3 2.3 3.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.9 2.4 4.5
1 season MIL NBA 4 0 5.0 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.8 2.0

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
1979-80 28 ATL NBA PF 44 373 4.2 10.4 .407 0.0 0.0 4.2 10.4 .407 2.0 2.9 .700 2.7 6.2 8.9 1.7 1.2 1.2 1.7 6.8 10.5
1980-81 29 ATL NBA PF 77 1472 4.5 9.3 .489 0.0 0.0 .000 4.5 9.3 .491 2.0 2.8 .698 3.0 5.7 8.7 1.2 1.2 2.3 2.4 5.6 11.1
1981-82 30 ATL NBA PF 69 4 1037 4.0 8.7 .454 0.0 0.0 .000 4.0 8.7 .456 2.1 2.7 .772 3.1 4.8 7.9 1.0 1.0 1.6 2.0 5.7 10.0
1982-83 31 TOT NBA PF 6 0 29 7.4 19.9 .375 0.0 0.0 7.4 19.9 .375 0.0 0.0 2.5 7.4 9.9 1.2 0.0 0.0 2.5 3.7 14.9
1982-83 31 ATL NBA PF 2 0 9 8.0 24.0 .333 0.0 0.0 8.0 24.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.0
1982-83 31 MIL NBA PF 4 0 20 7.2 18.0 .400 0.0 0.0 7.2 18.0 .400 0.0 0.0 3.6 10.8 14.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 5.4 14.4
Career NBA 196 4 2911 4.3 9.3 .464 0.0 0.0 .000 4.3 9.3 .465 2.0 2.8 .724 3.0 5.5 8.5 1.2 1.1 1.9 2.2 5.8 10.7
4 seasons ATL NBA 192 4 2891 4.3 9.3 .464 0.0 0.0 .000 4.3 9.3 .466 2.0 2.8 .724 3.0 5.4 8.4 1.2 1.1 1.9 2.2 5.8 10.6
1 season MIL NBA 4 0 20 7.2 18.0 .400 0.0 0.0 7.2 18.0 .400 0.0 0.0 3.6 10.8 14.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 5.4 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
1979-80 28 ATL NBA PF 44 373 9.4 .450 .407 .278 .000 8.0 18.5 13.2 6.8 1.6 1.9 12.9 15.2 98 101 0.0 0.6 0.7 .084
1980-81 29 ATL NBA PF 77 1472 11.7 .525 .489 .305 .003 9.4 18.5 13.9 4.7 1.6 3.7 18.7 14.9 100 104 0.4 1.8 2.2 .070
1981-82 30 ATL NBA PF 69 1037 10.3 .506 .454 .315 .004 9.8 15.2 12.5 3.9 1.4 2.8 16.6 14.3 101 103 0.2 1.6 1.8 .083
1982-83 31 TOT NBA PF 6 29 6.7 .375 .375 .000 .000 8.0 21.7 15.2 5.5 0.0 0.0 11.1 25.7 79 103 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.065
1982-83 31 ATL NBA PF 2 9 6.6 .333 .333 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.8 82 112 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.097
1982-83 31 MIL NBA PF 4 20 6.7 .400 .400 .000 .000 11.5 31.5 22.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.7 24.8 77 99 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.051
Career NBA 196 2911 10.9 .505 .464 .298 .003 9.3 17.3 13.3 4.7 1.5 3.1 17.1 14.9 100 103 0.6 4.0 4.6 .075
4 seasons ATL NBA 192 2891 10.9 .507 .464 .302 .003 9.3 17.2 13.3 4.7 1.5 3.1 17.1 14.8 100 103 0.6 3.9 4.6 .076
1 season MIL NBA 4 20 6.7 .400 .400 .000 .000 11.5 31.5 22.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.7 24.8 77 99 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.051

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
1979-80 28 ATL NBA PF 4 18 0 3 .000 0 0 0 3 .000 1 3 .333 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1
1981-82 30 ATL NBA PF 1 4 1 3 .333 0 0 1 3 .333 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Career NBA 5 22 1 6 .167 0 0 1 6 .167 1 3 .333 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 3
2 seasons ATL NBA 5 22 1 6 .167 0 0 1 6 .167 1 3 .333 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 3

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
1979-80 28 ATL NBA PF 4 4.5 0.0 0.8 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 .000 0.3 0.8 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.8 0.3
1981-82 30 ATL NBA PF 1 4.0 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Career NBA 5 4.4 0.2 1.2 .167 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.2 .167 0.2 0.6 .333 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.6
2 seasons ATL NBA 5 4.4 0.2 1.2 .167 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.2 .167 0.2 0.6 .333 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.6

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
1979-80 28 ATL NBA PF 4 18 0.0 6.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 .000 2.0 6.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 6.0 2.0
1981-82 30 ATL NBA PF 1 4 9.0 27.0 .333 0.0 0.0 9.0 27.0 .333 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
Career NBA 5 22 1.6 9.8 .167 0.0 0.0 1.6 9.8 .167 1.6 4.9 .333 1.6 0.0 1.6 1.6 0.0 1.6 0.0 4.9 4.9
2 seasons ATL NBA 5 22 1.6 9.8 .167 0.0 0.0 1.6 9.8 .167 1.6 4.9 .333 1.6 0.0 1.6 1.6 0.0 1.6 0.0 4.9 4.9

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
1979-80 28 ATL NBA PF 4 18 -4.2 .116 .000 1.000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.3 0.0 3.6 0.0 10.3 40 114 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.158
1981-82 30 ATL NBA PF 1 4 13.1 .333 .333 .000 .000 29.7 0.0 16.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.2 87 119 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.125
Career NBA 5 22 -1.1 .205 .167 .500 .000 5.4 0.0 3.0 6.0 0.0 2.9 0.0 14.8 60 115 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.152
2 seasons ATL NBA 5 22 -1.1 .205 .167 .500 .000 5.4 0.0 3.0 6.0 0.0 2.9 0.0 14.8 60 115 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.152

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
Sam Pellom 2.2 1.8 0.7 0.0
Tony Massenburg 92.7 2.2 1.7 0.4 -0.1
Donnell Harvey 92.7 2.0 1.8 0.7 0.1
Joe Holup 91.6 2.1 1.8 0.3
Alaa Abdelnaby 90.0 2.1 2.0 0.5 -0.1
Bob Brannum 89.4 2.0 1.6 0.8 0.0
Dorie Murrey 89.3 2.2 1.9 0.5 0.2
Johnny Baum 89.1 2.0 1.9 0.4 -0.1
Bill Hewitt 88.2 2.4 1.7 0.6 -0.2
Solomon Jones 87.2 1.9 1.6 0.8 0.0
Cliff Pondexter 84.7 2.2 1.5 1.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Sam Pellom 2.2 1.8 0.7 0.0
Joe Holup 91.6 2.1 1.8 0.3
Donnell Harvey 89.8 2.0 1.8 0.7 0.2 0.1
Cliff Pondexter 84.7 2.2 1.5 1.0
Ben Coleman 84.0 2.0 1.8 0.8 0.5 0.0
Al Eberhard 83.8 2.6 1.8 0.9 0.0
Dave Sorenson 83.8 2.6 2.1 0.7
Carey Scurry 83.8 2.6 1.8 0.9
Alaa Abdelnaby 83.5 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.3 -0.1
Ekpe Udoh 82.6 2.7 2.1 0.7
Jim Palmer 81.8 2.4 1.9 0.2

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
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
1974-75 23 BUFFALOST 25 127 251 33 78 275 287 .506 .423 11.5 11.0
1975-76 24 BUFFALOST 26 172 342 42 66 420 386 .503 .636 14.8 16.2
1976-77 25 BUFFALOST 26 147 306 60 87 273 354 .480 .690 13.6 10.5
1977-78 26 BUFFALOST 24 157 297 62 101 311 376 .529 .614 15.7 13.0
Career 101 603 1196 197 332 1279 1403 .504 .593 13.9 12.7

Transactions

September 13, 1979: Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks.

October 12, 1979: Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

November 23, 1979: Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks.

December 20, 1982: Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

December 27, 1982: Signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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