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Luther Rackley

Luther Rackley Jr. (Luke)

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: June 11, 1946 in Bainbridge, Georgia
High School: Troy in Troy, New York
College: Xavier University
Draft: Cincinnati Royals, 3rd round (8th pick, 37th overall), 1969 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 15, 1969 ▪ ABA Debut: November 8, 1972

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
1969-70 23 CIN NBA C 66 1256 190 423 .449 190 423 .449 .449 124 195 .636 378 56 204 504
1970-71 24 CLE NBA C 74 1434 219 470 .466 219 470 .466 .466 121 190 .637 394 66 186 559
1971-72 25 TOT NBA C 71 683 103 240 .429 103 240 .429 .429 50 88 .568 208 21 107 256
1971-72 25 CLE NBA C 9 65 11 25 .440 11 25 .440 .440 1 4 .250 21 3 3 23
1971-72 25 NYK NBA C 62 618 92 215 .428 92 215 .428 .428 49 84 .583 187 18 104 233
1972-73 26 TOT TOT C 58 895 170 344 .494 0 1 .000 170 343 .496 .494 78 120 .650 90 198 288 36 50 132 418
1972-73 26 NYK NBA C 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
1972-73 26 MMT ABA C 57 893 170 344 .494 0 1 .000 170 343 .496 .494 78 120 .650 90 197 287 36 50 130 418
1973-74 27 PHI NBA C 9 68 5 13 .385 5 13 .385 .385 8 11 .727 5 17 22 0 3 4 11 18
Career TOT 278 4336 687 1490 .461 0 1 .000 687 1489 .461 .461 381 604 .631 95 214 1290 179 3 4 50 640 1755
NBA 221 3443 517 1146 .451 517 1146 .451 .451 303 484 .626 5 17 1003 143 3 4 510 1337
ABA 57 893 170 344 .494 0 1 .000 170 343 .496 .494 78 120 .650 90 197 287 36 50 130 418
2 seasons CLE NBA 83 1499 230 495 .465 230 495 .465 .465 122 194 .629 415 69 189 582
1 season CIN NBA 66 1256 190 423 .449 190 423 .449 .449 124 195 .636 378 56 204 504
2 seasons NYK NBA 63 620 92 215 .428 92 215 .428 .428 49 84 .583 188 18 106 233
1 season MMT ABA 57 893 170 344 .494 0 1 .000 170 343 .496 .494 78 120 .650 90 197 287 36 50 130 418
1 season PHI NBA 9 68 5 13 .385 5 13 .385 .385 8 11 .727 5 17 22 0 3 4 11 18

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
1969-70 23 CIN NBA C 66 19.0 2.9 6.4 .449 2.9 6.4 .449 1.9 3.0 .636 5.7 0.8 3.1 7.6
1970-71 24 CLE NBA C 74 19.4 3.0 6.4 .466 3.0 6.4 .466 1.6 2.6 .637 5.3 0.9 2.5 7.6
1971-72 25 TOT NBA C 71 9.6 1.5 3.4 .429 1.5 3.4 .429 0.7 1.2 .568 2.9 0.3 1.5 3.6
1971-72 25 CLE NBA C 9 7.2 1.2 2.8 .440 1.2 2.8 .440 0.1 0.4 .250 2.3 0.3 0.3 2.6
1971-72 25 NYK NBA C 62 10.0 1.5 3.5 .428 1.5 3.5 .428 0.8 1.4 .583 3.0 0.3 1.7 3.8
1972-73 26 TOT TOT C 58 15.4 2.9 5.9 .494 0.0 0.0 .000 2.9 5.9 .496 1.3 2.1 .650 1.6 3.4 5.0 0.6 0.9 2.3 7.2
1972-73 26 NYK NBA C 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
1972-73 26 MMT ABA C 57 15.7 3.0 6.0 .494 0.0 0.0 .000 3.0 6.0 .496 1.4 2.1 .650 1.6 3.5 5.0 0.6 0.9 2.3 7.3
1973-74 27 PHI NBA C 9 7.6 0.6 1.4 .385 0.6 1.4 .385 0.9 1.2 .727 0.6 1.9 2.4 0.0 0.3 0.4 1.2 2.0
Career TOT 278 15.6 2.5 5.4 .461 0.0 0.0 .000 2.5 5.4 .461 1.4 2.2 .631 1.4 3.2 4.6 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.9 2.3 6.3
NBA 221 15.6 2.3 5.2 .451 2.3 5.2 .451 1.4 2.2 .626 0.6 1.9 4.5 0.6 0.3 0.4 2.3 6.0
ABA 57 15.7 3.0 6.0 .494 0.0 0.0 .000 3.0 6.0 .496 1.4 2.1 .650 1.6 3.5 5.0 0.6 0.9 2.3 7.3
2 seasons CLE NBA 83 18.1 2.8 6.0 .465 2.8 6.0 .465 1.5 2.3 .629 5.0 0.8 2.3 7.0
1 season CIN NBA 66 19.0 2.9 6.4 .449 2.9 6.4 .449 1.9 3.0 .636 5.7 0.8 3.1 7.6
2 seasons NYK NBA 63 9.8 1.5 3.4 .428 1.5 3.4 .428 0.8 1.3 .583 3.0 0.3 1.7 3.7
1 season MMT ABA 57 15.7 3.0 6.0 .494 0.0 0.0 .000 3.0 6.0 .496 1.4 2.1 .650 1.6 3.5 5.0 0.6 0.9 2.3 7.3
1 season PHI NBA 9 7.6 0.6 1.4 .385 0.6 1.4 .385 0.9 1.2 .727 0.6 1.9 2.4 0.0 0.3 0.4 1.2 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
1969-70 23 CIN NBA C 66 1256 5.4 12.1 .449 5.4 12.1 .449 3.6 5.6 .636 10.8 1.6 5.8 14.4
1970-71 24 CLE NBA C 74 1434 5.5 11.8 .466 5.5 11.8 .466 3.0 4.8 .637 9.9 1.7 4.7 14.0
1971-72 25 TOT NBA C 71 683 5.4 12.7 .429 5.4 12.7 .429 2.6 4.6 .568 11.0 1.1 5.6 13.5
1971-72 25 CLE NBA C 9 65 6.1 13.8 .440 6.1 13.8 .440 0.6 2.2 .250 11.6 1.7 1.7 12.7
1971-72 25 NYK NBA C 62 618 5.4 12.5 .428 5.4 12.5 .428 2.9 4.9 .583 10.9 1.0 6.1 13.6
1972-73 26 TOT TOT C 58 895 6.8 13.8 .494 0.0 0.0 .000 6.8 13.8 .496 3.1 4.8 .650 3.6 7.9 11.6 1.4 2.0 5.3 16.8
1972-73 26 NYK NBA C 1 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 36.0 0.0
1972-73 26 MMT ABA C 57 893 6.9 13.9 .494 0.0 0.0 .000 6.9 13.8 .496 3.1 4.8 .650 3.6 7.9 11.6 1.5 2.0 5.2 16.9
1973-74 27 PHI NBA C 9 68 2.6 6.9 .385 2.6 6.9 .385 4.2 5.8 .727 2.6 9.0 11.6 0.0 1.6 2.1 5.8 9.5
Career TOT 278 4336 5.7 12.4 .461 0.0 0.0 .000 5.7 12.4 .461 3.2 5.0 .631 3.6 8.0 10.7 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.0 5.3 14.6
NBA 221 3443 5.4 12.0 .451 5.4 12.0 .451 3.2 5.1 .626 2.6 9.0 10.5 1.5 1.6 2.1 5.3 14.0
ABA 57 893 6.9 13.9 .494 0.0 0.0 .000 6.9 13.8 .496 3.1 4.8 .650 3.6 7.9 11.6 1.5 2.0 5.2 16.9
2 seasons CLE NBA 83 1499 5.5 11.9 .465 5.5 11.9 .465 2.9 4.7 .629 10.0 1.7 4.5 14.0
1 season CIN NBA 66 1256 5.4 12.1 .449 5.4 12.1 .449 3.6 5.6 .636 10.8 1.6 5.8 14.4
2 seasons NYK NBA 63 620 5.3 12.5 .428 5.3 12.5 .428 2.8 4.9 .583 10.9 1.0 6.2 13.5
1 season MMT ABA 57 893 6.9 13.9 .494 0.0 0.0 .000 6.9 13.8 .496 3.1 4.8 .650 3.6 7.9 11.6 1.5 2.0 5.2 16.9
1 season PHI NBA 9 68 2.6 6.9 .385 2.6 6.9 .385 4.2 5.8 .727 2.6 9.0 11.6 0.0 1.6 2.1 5.8 9.5

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 ORtg DRtg
1973-74 27 PHI NBA C 9 68 3.3 8.5 .385 3.3 8.5 .385 5.2 7.2 .727 3.3 11.1 14.3 0.0 2.0 2.6 7.2 11.7 93
Career TOT 278 4336 3.3 8.5 .461 .000 447.7 970.2 .461 248.3 393.6 .631 61.9 11.1 840.6 0.0 2.0 2.6 417.0 1143.6 93
NBA 221 3443 3.3 8.5 .451 336.9 746.7 .451 197.4 315.4 .626 3.3 11.1 653.6 0.0 2.0 2.6 332.3 871.2 93
ABA 57 893 .494 .000 .496 .650
2 seasons CLE NBA 83 1499 .465 .465 .629
1 season CIN NBA 66 1256 .449 .449 .636
2 seasons NYK NBA 63 620 .428 .428 .583
1 season MMT ABA 57 893 .494 .000 .496 .650
1 season PHI NBA 9 68 3.3 8.5 .385 3.3 8.5 .385 5.2 7.2 .727 3.3 11.1 14.3 0.0 2.0 2.6 7.2 11.7 93

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
1969-70 23 CIN NBA C 66 1256 11.5 .495 .461 5.6 0.6 1.2 1.8 .069
1970-71 24 CLE NBA C 74 1434 12.5 .505 .404 13.3 6.7 1.4 0.5 1.9 .063
1971-72 25 TOT NBA C 71 683 11.0 .459 .367 14.9 4.2 -0.1 1.0 0.8 .059
1971-72 25 CLE NBA C 9 65 12.0 .430 .160 15.7 6.5 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .009
1971-72 25 NYK NBA C 62 618 10.9 .462 .391 14.8 3.9 -0.1 0.9 0.8 .064
1972-73 26 TOT TOT C 58 895 15.8 .527 .003 .349 9.5 21.9 15.6 5.7 11.2 19.4 0.9 0.4 1.3 .070
1972-73 26 NYK NBA C 1 2 -6.7 24.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .128
1972-73 26 MMT ABA C 57 893 15.8 .527 .003 .349 9.5 21.9 15.6 5.7 11.2 19.4 0.9 0.4 1.3 .070
1973-74 27 PHI NBA C 9 68 10.9 .504 .846 6.8 25.1 15.5 0.0 2.0 3.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 .083 -7.2 -1.8 -9.0 -0.1
Career TOT 278 4336 12.6 .500 .001 .405 9.3 22.1 14.4 5.7 2.0 3.0 11.2 19.4 2.8 3.2 6.0 .066 -7.2 -1.8 -9.0 -0.1
NBA 221 3443 11.8 .492 .422 6.8 25.1 13.9 5.7 2.0 3.0 1.9 2.8 4.7 .065 -7.2 -1.8 -9.0 -0.1
ABA 57 893 15.8 .527 .003 .349 9.5 21.9 15.6 5.7 11.2 19.4 0.9 0.4 1.3 .070
2 seasons CLE NBA 83 1499 12.5 .501 .392 13.4 6.7 1.3 0.6 1.9 .061
1 season CIN NBA 66 1256 11.5 .495 .461 5.6 0.6 1.2 1.8 .069
2 seasons NYK NBA 63 620 10.8 .462 .391 14.9 3.9 -0.1 0.9 0.8 .064
1 season MMT ABA 57 893 15.8 .527 .003 .349 9.5 21.9 15.6 5.7 11.2 19.4 0.9 0.4 1.3 .070
1 season PHI NBA 9 68 10.9 .504 .846 6.8 25.1 15.5 0.0 2.0 3.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 .083 -7.2 -1.8 -9.0 -0.1

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
1971-72 25 NYK NBA C 11 29 2 14 .143 2 14 .143 .143 4 4 1.000 7 1 7 8
Career NBA 11 29 2 14 .143 2 14 .143 .143 4 4 1.000 7 1 7 8
1 season NYK NBA 11 29 2 14 .143 2 14 .143 .143 4 4 1.000 7 1 7 8

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
1971-72 25 NYK NBA C 11 2.6 0.2 1.3 .143 0.2 1.3 .143 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.7
Career NBA 11 2.6 0.2 1.3 .143 0.2 1.3 .143 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.7
1 season NYK NBA 11 2.6 0.2 1.3 .143 0.2 1.3 .143 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.7

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
1971-72 25 NYK NBA C 11 29 2.5 17.4 .143 2.5 17.4 .143 5.0 5.0 1.000 8.7 1.2 8.7 9.9
Career NBA 11 29 2.5 17.4 .143 2.5 17.4 .143 5.0 5.0 1.000 8.7 1.2 8.7 9.9
1 season NYK NBA 11 29 2.5 17.4 .143 2.5 17.4 .143 5.0 5.0 1.000 8.7 1.2 8.7 9.9

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
1971-72 25 NYK NBA C 11 29 -1.2 .254 .286 12.4 4.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.270
Career NBA 11 29 -1.2 .254 .286 12.4 4.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.270
1 season NYK NBA 11 29 -1.2 .254 .286 12.4 4.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.270

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Luther Rackley 1.9 1.8 1.3 0.8 0.1
Paul Mokeski 87.2 1.7 1.6 1.4 0.8 -0.1
George Nostrand 85.6 2.0 2.0 1.3 0.4
Eric Leckner 82.9 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.2
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 80.6 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.0 -0.3
Ryan Hollins 79.3 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.2
Jelani McCoy 78.9 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.1
Adonal Foyle 78.5 1.9 1.2 1.1 0.7 -0.1
John Lambert 77.8 1.8 1.5 1.0 0.9 0.7
Predrag Drobnjak 77.6 2.4 1.6 1.0 0.7
Calvin Booth 76.7 2.2 2.1 0.8 0.5 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Luther Rackley 1.9 1.8 1.3 0.8 0.1
George Nostrand 85.6 2.0 2.0 1.3 0.4
Jelani McCoy 78.4 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Predrag Drobnjak 77.6 2.4 1.6 1.0 0.7
Bob Christian 75.4 2.4 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.0
Charlie Tyra 70.4 2.3 1.5 1.1 0.2 -0.2
John Lambert 67.4 1.8 1.5 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.4
Rickey Brown 67.3 1.8 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.4
Eric Leckner 67.1 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.2 0.2 -0.1
Greg Stiemsma 66.8 2.7 1.7 1.5
Calvin Booth 65.6 2.2 2.1 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1

Transactions

April 7, 1969: Drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the 3rd round (37th pick) of the 1969 NBA Draft.

May 11, 1970: Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Cincinnati Royals in the NBA expansion draft.

November 15, 1971: Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the New York Knicks for a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Steve Hawes was later selected) and a future draft pick.

September 28, 1973: Claimed on waivers by the Philadelphia 76ers from the New York Knicks

November 28, 1973: Waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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