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Willis Reed

Willis Reed Jr. (The Captain)

Position: Center and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 235 lbs.
Born: June 25, 1942 in Hico, Louisiana
Relatives: Cousin of Orlando Woolridge
High School: West Side in Lillie, Louisiana
College: Grambling State University
Draft: New York Knicks, 2nd round (1st pick, 8th overall), 1964 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 17, 1964
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1982 (Full List)
As Coach: 4 Yrs, 82-124, .398 W-L% (Full Record)
As Executive: NJN franchise, 1990-1996 (Full Record)

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Dec 19, 2014 7:17 PM

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
1964-65 ★ 22 NYK NBA C 80 3042 629 1457 .432 629 1457 .432 .432 302 407 .742 1175 133 339 1560
1965-66 ★ 23 NYK NBA PF 76 2537 438 1009 .434 438 1009 .434 .434 302 399 .757 883 91 323 1178
1966-67 ★ 24 NYK NBA PF 78 2824 635 1298 .489 635 1298 .489 .489 358 487 .735 1136 126 293 1628
1967-68 ★ 25 NYK NBA PF 81 2879 659 1346 .490 659 1346 .490 .490 367 509 .721 1073 159 343 1685
1968-69 ★ 26 NYK NBA C 82 3108 704 1351 .521 704 1351 .521 .521 325 435 .747 1191 190 314 1733
1969-70 ★ 27 NYK NBA C 81 3089 702 1385 .507 702 1385 .507 .507 351 464 .756 1126 161 287 1755
1970-71 ★ 28 NYK NBA C 73 2855 614 1330 .462 614 1330 .462 .462 299 381 .785 1003 148 228 1527
1971-72 29 NYK NBA C 11 363 60 137 .438 60 137 .438 .438 27 39 .692 96 22 30 147
1972-73 30 NYK NBA C 69 1876 334 705 .474 334 705 .474 .474 92 124 .742 590 126 205 760
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 19 500 84 184 .457 84 184 .457 .457 42 53 .792 47 94 141 30 12 21 49 210
Career NBA 650 23073 4859 10202 .476 4859 10202 .476 .476 2465 3298 .747 47 94 8414 1186 12 21 2411 12183

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
1964-65 ★ 22 NYK NBA C 80 38.0 7.9 18.2 .432 7.9 18.2 .432 3.8 5.1 .742 14.7 1.7 4.2 19.5
1965-66 ★ 23 NYK NBA PF 76 33.4 5.8 13.3 .434 5.8 13.3 .434 4.0 5.3 .757 11.6 1.2 4.3 15.5
1966-67 ★ 24 NYK NBA PF 78 36.2 8.1 16.6 .489 8.1 16.6 .489 4.6 6.2 .735 14.6 1.6 3.8 20.9
1967-68 ★ 25 NYK NBA PF 81 35.5 8.1 16.6 .490 8.1 16.6 .490 4.5 6.3 .721 13.2 2.0 4.2 20.8
1968-69 ★ 26 NYK NBA C 82 37.9 8.6 16.5 .521 8.6 16.5 .521 4.0 5.3 .747 14.5 2.3 3.8 21.1
1969-70 ★ 27 NYK NBA C 81 38.1 8.7 17.1 .507 8.7 17.1 .507 4.3 5.7 .756 13.9 2.0 3.5 21.7
1970-71 ★ 28 NYK NBA C 73 39.1 8.4 18.2 .462 8.4 18.2 .462 4.1 5.2 .785 13.7 2.0 3.1 20.9
1971-72 29 NYK NBA C 11 33.0 5.5 12.5 .438 5.5 12.5 .438 2.5 3.5 .692 8.7 2.0 2.7 13.4
1972-73 30 NYK NBA C 69 27.2 4.8 10.2 .474 4.8 10.2 .474 1.3 1.8 .742 8.6 1.8 3.0 11.0
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 19 26.3 4.4 9.7 .457 4.4 9.7 .457 2.2 2.8 .792 2.5 4.9 7.4 1.6 0.6 1.1 2.6 11.1
Career NBA 650 35.5 7.5 15.7 .476 7.5 15.7 .476 3.8 5.1 .747 2.5 4.9 12.9 1.8 0.6 1.1 3.7 18.7

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
1964-65 ★ 22 NYK NBA C 80 3042 7.4 17.2 .432 7.4 17.2 .432 3.6 4.8 .742 13.9 1.6 4.0 18.5
1965-66 ★ 23 NYK NBA PF 76 2537 6.2 14.3 .434 6.2 14.3 .434 4.3 5.7 .757 12.5 1.3 4.6 16.7
1966-67 ★ 24 NYK NBA PF 78 2824 8.1 16.5 .489 8.1 16.5 .489 4.6 6.2 .735 14.5 1.6 3.7 20.8
1967-68 ★ 25 NYK NBA PF 81 2879 8.2 16.8 .490 8.2 16.8 .490 4.6 6.4 .721 13.4 2.0 4.3 21.1
1968-69 ★ 26 NYK NBA C 82 3108 8.2 15.6 .521 8.2 15.6 .521 3.8 5.0 .747 13.8 2.2 3.6 20.1
1969-70 ★ 27 NYK NBA C 81 3089 8.2 16.1 .507 8.2 16.1 .507 4.1 5.4 .756 13.1 1.9 3.3 20.5
1970-71 ★ 28 NYK NBA C 73 2855 7.7 16.8 .462 7.7 16.8 .462 3.8 4.8 .785 12.6 1.9 2.9 19.3
1971-72 29 NYK NBA C 11 363 6.0 13.6 .438 6.0 13.6 .438 2.7 3.9 .692 9.5 2.2 3.0 14.6
1972-73 30 NYK NBA C 69 1876 6.4 13.5 .474 6.4 13.5 .474 1.8 2.4 .742 11.3 2.4 3.9 14.6
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 19 500 6.0 13.2 .457 6.0 13.2 .457 3.0 3.8 .792 3.4 6.8 10.2 2.2 0.9 1.5 3.5 15.1
Career NBA 650 23073 7.6 15.9 .476 7.6 15.9 .476 3.8 5.1 .747 3.4 6.8 13.1 1.9 0.9 1.5 3.8 19.0

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 31 NYK NBA C 19 500 7.8 17.1 .457 7.8 17.1 .457 3.9 4.9 .792 4.4 8.7 13.1 2.8 1.1 1.9 4.5 19.5 93
Career NBA 650 23073 7.8 17.1 .476 450.8 946.4 .476 228.7 306.0 .747 4.4 8.7 780.6 2.8 1.1 1.9 223.7 1130.2 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
1964-65 ★ 22 NYK NBA C 80 3042 17.8 .477 .279 6.7 3.1 2.4 5.5 .087
1965-66 ★ 23 NYK NBA PF 76 2537 14.4 .497 .395 4.8 2.9 0.7 3.6 .069
1966-67 ★ 24 NYK NBA PF 78 2824 19.7 .538 .375 6.3 6.5 1.3 7.9 .134
1967-68 ★ 25 NYK NBA PF 81 2879 19.5 .537 .378 7.9 6.5 3.5 10.0 .167
1968-69 ★ 26 NYK NBA C 82 3108 21.4 .562 .322 9.0 9.5 5.1 14.7 .227
1969-70 ★ 27 NYK NBA C 81 3089 20.3 .552 .335 7.1 7.2 7.5 14.6 .227
1970-71 ★ 28 NYK NBA C 73 2855 19.3 .510 .286 16.0 7.4 4.1 6.5 10.6 .179
1971-72 29 NYK NBA C 11 363 13.7 .477 .285 13.0 8.4 0.1 0.5 0.6 .081
1972-73 30 NYK NBA C 69 1876 15.4 .500 .176 15.5 9.1 1.9 3.9 5.8 .149
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 19 500 15.9 .506 .288 9.9 19.7 14.8 8.4 1.1 2.3 0.7 0.9 1.5 .145 -0.6 1.1 0.5 0.3
Career NBA 650 23073 18.6 .523 .323 9.9 19.7 15.6 7.3 1.1 2.3 42.6 32.4 74.9 .156 -0.6 1.1 0.5 0.3

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
1966-67 24 NYK NBA PF 4 148 43 80 .538 43 80 .538 .538 24 25 .960 55 7 19 110
1967-68 25 NYK NBA PF 6 210 53 98 .541 53 98 .541 .541 22 30 .733 62 11 24 128
1968-69 26 NYK NBA C 10 429 101 198 .510 101 198 .510 .510 55 70 .786 141 19 40 257
1969-70 ❍ 27 NYK NBA C 18 732 178 378 .471 178 378 .471 .471 70 95 .737 248 51 60 426
1970-71 28 NYK NBA C 12 504 81 196 .413 81 196 .413 .413 26 39 .667 144 27 41 188
1972-73 ❍ 30 NYK NBA C 17 486 97 208 .466 97 208 .466 .466 18 21 .857 129 30 65 212
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 11 132 17 45 .378 17 45 .378 .378 3 5 .600 4 18 22 4 2 0 26 37
Career NBA 78 2641 570 1203 .474 570 1203 .474 .474 218 285 .765 4 18 801 149 2 0 275 1358

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
1966-67 24 NYK NBA PF 4 37.0 10.8 20.0 .538 10.8 20.0 .538 6.0 6.3 .960 13.8 1.8 4.8 27.5
1967-68 25 NYK NBA PF 6 35.0 8.8 16.3 .541 8.8 16.3 .541 3.7 5.0 .733 10.3 1.8 4.0 21.3
1968-69 26 NYK NBA C 10 42.9 10.1 19.8 .510 10.1 19.8 .510 5.5 7.0 .786 14.1 1.9 4.0 25.7
1969-70 ❍ 27 NYK NBA C 18 40.7 9.9 21.0 .471 9.9 21.0 .471 3.9 5.3 .737 13.8 2.8 3.3 23.7
1970-71 28 NYK NBA C 12 42.0 6.8 16.3 .413 6.8 16.3 .413 2.2 3.3 .667 12.0 2.3 3.4 15.7
1972-73 ❍ 30 NYK NBA C 17 28.6 5.7 12.2 .466 5.7 12.2 .466 1.1 1.2 .857 7.6 1.8 3.8 12.5
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 11 12.0 1.5 4.1 .378 1.5 4.1 .378 0.3 0.5 .600 0.4 1.6 2.0 0.4 0.2 0.0 2.4 3.4
Career NBA 78 33.9 7.3 15.4 .474 7.3 15.4 .474 2.8 3.7 .765 0.4 1.6 10.3 1.9 0.2 0.0 3.5 17.4

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
1966-67 24 NYK NBA PF 4 148 10.5 19.5 .538 10.5 19.5 .538 5.8 6.1 .960 13.4 1.7 4.6 26.8
1967-68 25 NYK NBA PF 6 210 9.1 16.8 .541 9.1 16.8 .541 3.8 5.1 .733 10.6 1.9 4.1 21.9
1968-69 26 NYK NBA C 10 429 8.5 16.6 .510 8.5 16.6 .510 4.6 5.9 .786 11.8 1.6 3.4 21.6
1969-70 ❍ 27 NYK NBA C 18 732 8.8 18.6 .471 8.8 18.6 .471 3.4 4.7 .737 12.2 2.5 3.0 21.0
1970-71 28 NYK NBA C 12 504 5.8 14.0 .413 5.8 14.0 .413 1.9 2.8 .667 10.3 1.9 2.9 13.4
1972-73 ❍ 30 NYK NBA C 17 486 7.2 15.4 .466 7.2 15.4 .466 1.3 1.6 .857 9.6 2.2 4.8 15.7
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 11 132 4.6 12.3 .378 4.6 12.3 .378 0.8 1.4 .600 1.1 4.9 6.0 1.1 0.5 0.0 7.1 10.1
Career NBA 78 2641 7.8 16.4 .474 7.8 16.4 .474 3.0 3.9 .765 1.1 4.9 10.9 2.0 0.5 0.0 3.7 18.5

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 ORtg DRtg
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 11 132 6.2 16.5 .378 6.2 16.5 .378 1.1 1.8 .600 1.5 6.6 8.1 1.5 0.7 0.0 9.5 13.6 100
Career NBA 78 2641 6.2 16.5 .474 209.2 441.6 .474 80.0 104.6 .765 1.5 6.6 294.0 1.5 0.7 0.0 101.0 498.5 100

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
1966-67 24 NYK NBA PF 4 148 25.3 .604 .313 7.7 0.8 0.1 0.9 .297
1967-68 25 NYK NBA PF 6 210 20.1 .576 .306 7.9 0.7 0.1 0.8 .183
1968-69 26 NYK NBA C 10 429 22.0 .562 .354 6.9 1.6 0.6 2.2 .242
1969-70 ❍ 27 NYK NBA C 18 732 20.1 .507 .251 10.0 1.1 1.4 2.6 .168
1970-71 28 NYK NBA C 12 504 13.5 .441 .199 13.2 7.6 -0.1 0.8 0.7 .065
1972-73 ❍ 30 NYK NBA C 17 486 15.1 .488 .101 14.0 8.8 0.5 0.5 1.0 .096
1973-74 31 NYK NBA C 11 132 5.4 .392 .111 3.1 15.3 8.9 4.5 0.7 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.057
Career NBA 78 2641 17.8 .511 .237 3.1 15.3 13.0 8.2 0.7 0.0 4.3 3.7 7.9 .144

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1964-65 22 NYK NBA C 1 0 25:00 3 11 .273 1 2 .500 5 1 2 7
1965-66 23 NYK NBA PF 1 0 23:00 7 11 .636 2 2 1.000 8 1 3 16
1966-67 24 NYK NBA PF 1 1 17:00 2 6 .333 0 0 9 1 0 4
1967-68 25 NYK NBA PF 1 1 25:00 7 14 .500 2 3 .667 8 1 4 16
1968-69 26 NYK NBA C 1 0 14:00 5 8 .625 0 0 4 2 2 10
1969-70 27 NYK NBA C 1 1 30:00 9 18 .500 3 3 1.000 11 0 6 21
1970-71 28 NYK NBA C 1 1 27:00 5 16 .313 4 6 .667 13 1 3 14
Career NBA 7 4 161 38 84 .452 12 16 .750 58 7 20 88

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 10 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Willis Reed 14.7 14.6 10.6 10.0 7.9 5.8 5.5 3.6 1.5 0.6
Bob McAdoo 85.2 17.8 15.3 12.3 10.9 9.6 5.8 3.8 2.0 1.5 0.2
Brad Daugherty 83.5 12.7 11.7 9.6 9.0 6.6 6.4 6.0 3.1
Larry Foust 80.4 13.3 11.1 10.4 7.1 6.4 6.3 4.7 4.5 4.2
Zelmo Beaty 79.2 16.0 15.1 11.8 10.8 10.3 9.0 8.4 5.2 4.8 4.5
Bill Cartwright 78.5 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.7 6.4 5.8 5.0 4.5 2.1 0.0
Mel Daniels 76.3 11.4 10.3 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.6 5.4 2.2 0.0
Bob Lanier 75.5 14.4 12.4 10.6 10.3 10.1 10.1 8.4 7.4 5.9 5.2
Dave Cowens 75.3 12.0 10.8 10.7 10.4 9.5 9.3 6.4 5.4 4.8 4.4
Robert Parish 74.6 10.9 10.8 10.5 10.0 9.2 9.0 7.1 4.8 4.6 4.0
Yao Ming 74.5 11.4 10.7 10.6 8.7 8.6 8.3 7.4 0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Willis Reed 14.7 14.6 10.6 10.0 7.9 5.8 5.5 3.6 1.5 0.6
Brad Daugherty 83.5 12.7 11.7 9.6 9.0 6.6 6.4 6.0 3.1
Bob McAdoo 81.8 17.8 15.3 12.3 10.9 9.6 5.8 3.8 3.5 2.9 2.7 2.0 1.5 0.7 0.2
Larry Foust 76.8 13.3 11.1 10.4 7.1 6.4 6.3 4.7 4.5 4.2 3.1 3.1
Mel Daniels 76.3 11.4 10.3 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.6 5.4 2.2 0.0
Yao Ming 74.5 11.4 10.7 10.6 8.7 8.6 8.3 7.4 0.3
Dave Cowens 73.6 12.0 10.8 10.7 10.4 9.5 9.3 6.4 5.4 4.8 4.4 2.6
Ed Macauley 72.8 15.9 14.6 14.5 13.8 10.6 8.9 8.3 7.8 6.3 -0.2
Zelmo Beaty 72.8 16.0 15.1 11.8 10.8 10.3 9.0 8.4 7.7 5.2 4.8 4.5 2.3
Bill Cartwright 72.6 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.7 6.4 5.8 5.0 4.5 4.2 2.5 2.1 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.0
Dave Robisch 72.5 10.1 9.1 8.6 8.5 7.8 5.2 5.0 4.2 2.3 2.3 0.7 0.4 0.1

College

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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
1960-61 18 GRAMBLING 35 146 239 86 122 312 378 .611 .705 10.8 8.9
1961-62 19 GRAMBLING 26 189 323 80 102 380 458 .585 .784 17.6 14.6
1962-63 20 GRAMBLING 33 282 489 135 177 563 699 .577 .763 21.2 17.1
1963-64 21 GRAMBLING 28 301 486 143 199 596 745 .619 .719 26.6 21.3
Career 122 918 1537 444 600 1851 2280 .597 .740 18.7 15.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

MVP Award Shares
1968-69 NBA 0.266 (2)
1969-70 NBA 0.664 (1)
1970-71 NBA 0.142 (4)
Career 1.073 (31)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1970 New York Knicks (NBA)
1973 New York Knicks (NBA)

Games
1964-65 NBA 80 (1)
1968-69 NBA 82 (6)

Minutes Played
1964-65 NBA 3042 (8)

Field Goals
1964-65 NBA 629 (7)
1967-68 NBA 659 (10)
1968-69 NBA 704 (10)
1969-70 NBA 702 (10)

Field Goal Attempts
1964-65 NBA 1457 (6)

Field Goals Missed
1964-65 NBA 828 (7)

Total Rebounds
1964-65 NBA 1175 (5)
1965-66 NBA 883 (9)
1966-67 NBA 1136 (6)
1967-68 NBA 1073 (9)
1968-69 NBA 1191 (7)
1969-70 NBA 1126 (5)
Career NBA 8414 (57)
Career 8414 (66)

Personal Fouls
1964-65 NBA 339 (2)
1965-66 NBA 323 (3)
1966-67 NBA 293 (8)
1967-68 NBA 343 (3)
1968-69 NBA 314 (6)

Points
1964-65 NBA 1560 (7)
1966-67 NBA 1628 (8)

Field Goal Pct
1966-67 NBA .489 (5)
1968-69 NBA .521 (3)

Minutes Per Game
1964-65 NBA 38.0 (10)
Career NBA 35.5 (63)
Career 35.5 (66)

Points Per Game
1964-65 NBA 19.5 (9)
1966-67 NBA 20.9 (9)
Career NBA 18.7 (78)
Career 18.7 (87)

Rebounds Per Game
1964-65 NBA 14.7 (5)
1965-66 NBA 11.6 (8)
1966-67 NBA 14.6 (6)
1967-68 NBA 13.2 (8)
1968-69 NBA 14.5 (7)
1969-70 NBA 13.9 (6)
1970-71 NBA 13.7 (10)
Career NBA 12.9 (11)
Career 12.9 (12)

Player Efficiency Rating
1966-67 NBA 19.7 (6)
1967-68 NBA 19.5 (6)
1968-69 NBA 21.4 (4)
1969-70 NBA 20.3 (8)

True Shooting Pct
1966-67 NBA .538 (8)
1968-69 NBA .562 (4)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1966-67 NBA .489 (5)
1968-69 NBA .521 (3)

Offensive Win Shares
1966-67 NBA 6.5 (9)
1967-68 NBA 6.5 (9)
1968-69 NBA 9.5 (2)
1969-70 NBA 7.2 (8)

Defensive Win Shares
1968-69 NBA 5.1 (7)
1969-70 NBA 7.5 (1)
1970-71 NBA 6.5 (3)

Win Shares
1967-68 NBA 10.0 (10)
1968-69 NBA 14.7 (1)
1969-70 NBA 14.6 (3)
1970-71 NBA 10.6 (10)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1967-68 NBA .167 (8)
1968-69 NBA .227 (1)
1969-70 NBA .227 (3)
1970-71 NBA .179 (10)
Career NBA .156 (71)
Career .156 (76)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.977 (61)

NBA Elo Player Rating
90th (overall) as of Dec 19, 2014, 10:25AM

   

Transactions

May 4, 1964: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 2nd round (10th pick) of the 1964 NBA Draft.

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