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Tom Riker

Thomas E. Riker

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: February 28, 1950 in Rockville Centre, New York
High School: Saint Dominic in Oyster Bay, New York
College: University of South Carolina
Draft: New York Knicks, 1st round (8th pick, 8th overall), 1972 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 10, 1972

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
1972-73 22 NYK NBA C 14 65 10 24 .417 10 24 .417 15 24 .625 16 2 15 35
1973-74 23 NYK NBA C 17 57 13 29 .448 13 29 .448 12 17 .706 9 6 15 3 0 0 6 38
1974-75 24 NYK NBA C 51 483 53 147 .361 53 147 .361 46 82 .561 40 67 107 19 15 5 64 152
Career NBA 82 605 76 200 .380 76 200 .380 73 123 .593 49 73 138 24 15 5 85 225

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
1972-73 22 NYK NBA C 14 4.6 0.7 1.7 .417 0.7 1.7 .417 1.1 1.7 .625 1.1 0.1 1.1 2.5
1973-74 23 NYK NBA C 17 3.4 0.8 1.7 .448 0.8 1.7 .448 0.7 1.0 .706 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.2
1974-75 24 NYK NBA C 51 9.5 1.0 2.9 .361 1.0 2.9 .361 0.9 1.6 .561 0.8 1.3 2.1 0.4 0.3 0.1 1.3 3.0
Career NBA 82 7.4 0.9 2.4 .380 0.9 2.4 .380 0.9 1.5 .593 0.7 1.1 1.7 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.0 2.7

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
1972-73 22 NYK NBA C 14 65 5.5 13.3 .417 5.5 13.3 .417 8.3 13.3 .625 8.9 1.1 8.3 19.4
1973-74 23 NYK NBA C 17 57 8.2 18.3 .448 8.2 18.3 .448 7.6 10.7 .706 5.7 3.8 9.5 1.9 0.0 0.0 3.8 24.0
1974-75 24 NYK NBA C 51 483 4.0 11.0 .361 4.0 11.0 .361 3.4 6.1 .561 3.0 5.0 8.0 1.4 1.1 0.4 4.8 11.3
Career NBA 82 605 4.5 11.9 .380 4.5 11.9 .380 4.3 7.3 .593 3.3 4.9 8.2 1.4 1.0 0.3 5.1 13.4

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
1972-73 22 NYK NBA C 14 65 14.1 .506 .417 1.000 12.2 4.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 .151
1973-74 23 NYK NBA C 17 57 19.9 .521 .448 .586 16.7 11.1 13.9 8.1 0.0 0.0 99 0.1 0.0 0.2 .159
1974-75 24 NYK NBA C 51 483 9.4 .415 .361 .558 8.5 14.7 11.6 5.3 1.4 0.6 99 -0.4 0.4 0.0 .002
Career NBA 82 605 10.9 .443 .380 .615 9.4 14.3 11.8 5.4 1.3 0.5 99 -0.2 0.6 0.4 .033

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
1974-75 24 NYK NBA C 1 8 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 2
Career NBA 1 8 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 2

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
1974-75 24 NYK NBA C 1 8.0 1.0 2.0 .500 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0
Career NBA 1 8.0 1.0 2.0 .500 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0

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
1974-75 24 NYK NBA C 1 8 4.5 9.0 .500 4.5 9.0 .500 0.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 9.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0
Career NBA 1 8 4.5 9.0 .500 4.5 9.0 .500 0.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 9.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0

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
1974-75 24 NYK NBA C 1 8 12.4 .500 .500 .000 14.3 13.0 13.6 20.2 0.0 0.0 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.043
Career NBA 1 8 12.4 .500 .500 .000 14.3 13.0 13.6 20.2 0.0 0.0 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.043

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Tom Riker 0.2 0.2 0.0
Jerome Whitehead 77.0 0.2 0.2 0.1
Joe Cooper 68.5 0.2 0.1 0.0
Patrick O'Bryant 67.2 0.3 0.2 0.0
Paul Davis 66.7 0.2 0.2 0.0
Rich King 66.4 0.2 0.1 0.0
Greg Dreiling 50.9 0.4 0.2 0.1
Dan O'Sullivan 49.9 0.1 0.1 0.0
Primoz Brezec 49.3 0.3 0.1 0.1
Dwayne Schintzius 49.2 0.4 0.2 0.1
Tom Hoover 46.2 0.4 0.1 0.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Tom Riker 0.2 0.2 0.0
Joe Cooper 68.5 0.2 0.1 0.0
Paul Davis 67.9 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
Patrick O'Bryant 65.2 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0
Chris Engler 48.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
Rich King 47.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Dan O'Sullivan 46.8 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Alan Ogg 35.1 0.5 0.3 0.0
Matt Fish 34.9 0.4 0.2 0.0
Oleksiy Pecherov 19.3 0.5 0.1 0.0
George Zidek 15.1 0.6 0.3 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1971-72 NCAA AP All-America (1st)

Transactions

April 10, 1972: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

October 22, 1975: Waived by the New York Knicks.

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