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Tom Sanders

Thomas Ernest Sanders (Satch)

Position: Small Forward and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: November 8, 1938 in New York, New York
High School: Seward Park in New York, New York
College: New York University
Draft: Boston Celtics, 1st round (8th pick, 8th overall), 1960 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 22, 1960
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Contributor in 2011 (Full List)
As Coach: 2 Yrs, 23-39, .371 W-L% (Full Record)

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Apr 24, 2014 6:17 PM

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
1960-61 22 BOS NBA SF 68 1084 148 352 .420 148 352 .420 67 100 .670 385 44 131 363
1961-62 23 BOS NBA SF 80 2325 350 804 .435 350 804 .435 197 263 .749 762 74 279 897
1962-63 24 BOS NBA SF 80 2148 339 744 .456 339 744 .456 186 252 .738 576 95 262 864
1963-64 25 BOS NBA PF 80 2370 349 836 .417 349 836 .417 213 280 .761 667 102 277 911
1964-65 26 BOS NBA PF 80 2459 374 871 .429 374 871 .429 193 259 .745 661 92 318 941
1965-66 27 BOS NBA PF 72 1896 349 816 .428 349 816 .428 211 276 .764 508 90 317 909
1966-67 28 BOS NBA SF 81 1926 323 755 .428 323 755 .428 178 218 .817 439 91 304 824
1967-68 29 BOS NBA SF 78 1981 296 691 .428 296 691 .428 200 255 .784 454 100 300 792
1968-69 30 BOS NBA SF 82 2184 364 847 .430 364 847 .430 187 255 .733 574 110 293 915
1969-70 31 BOS NBA SF 57 1616 246 555 .443 246 555 .443 161 183 .880 314 92 199 653
1970-71 32 BOS NBA SF 17 121 16 44 .364 16 44 .364 7 8 .875 17 11 25 39
1971-72 33 BOS NBA SF 82 1631 215 524 .410 215 524 .410 111 136 .816 353 98 257 541
1972-73 34 BOS NBA SF 59 423 47 149 .315 47 149 .315 23 35 .657 88 27 82 117
Career NBA 916 22164 3416 7988 .428 3416 7988 .428 1934 2520 .767 5798 1026 3044 8766

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
1960-61 22 BOS NBA SF 68 15.9 2.2 5.2 .420 2.2 5.2 .420 1.0 1.5 .670 5.7 0.6 1.9 5.3
1961-62 23 BOS NBA SF 80 29.1 4.4 10.1 .435 4.4 10.1 .435 2.5 3.3 .749 9.5 0.9 3.5 11.2
1962-63 24 BOS NBA SF 80 26.9 4.2 9.3 .456 4.2 9.3 .456 2.3 3.2 .738 7.2 1.2 3.3 10.8
1963-64 25 BOS NBA PF 80 29.6 4.4 10.5 .417 4.4 10.5 .417 2.7 3.5 .761 8.3 1.3 3.5 11.4
1964-65 26 BOS NBA PF 80 30.7 4.7 10.9 .429 4.7 10.9 .429 2.4 3.2 .745 8.3 1.2 4.0 11.8
1965-66 27 BOS NBA PF 72 26.3 4.8 11.3 .428 4.8 11.3 .428 2.9 3.8 .764 7.1 1.3 4.4 12.6
1966-67 28 BOS NBA SF 81 23.8 4.0 9.3 .428 4.0 9.3 .428 2.2 2.7 .817 5.4 1.1 3.8 10.2
1967-68 29 BOS NBA SF 78 25.4 3.8 8.9 .428 3.8 8.9 .428 2.6 3.3 .784 5.8 1.3 3.8 10.2
1968-69 30 BOS NBA SF 82 26.6 4.4 10.3 .430 4.4 10.3 .430 2.3 3.1 .733 7.0 1.3 3.6 11.2
1969-70 31 BOS NBA SF 57 28.4 4.3 9.7 .443 4.3 9.7 .443 2.8 3.2 .880 5.5 1.6 3.5 11.5
1970-71 32 BOS NBA SF 17 7.1 0.9 2.6 .364 0.9 2.6 .364 0.4 0.5 .875 1.0 0.6 1.5 2.3
1971-72 33 BOS NBA SF 82 19.9 2.6 6.4 .410 2.6 6.4 .410 1.4 1.7 .816 4.3 1.2 3.1 6.6
1972-73 34 BOS NBA SF 59 7.2 0.8 2.5 .315 0.8 2.5 .315 0.4 0.6 .657 1.5 0.5 1.4 2.0
Career NBA 916 24.2 3.7 8.7 .428 3.7 8.7 .428 2.1 2.8 .767 6.3 1.1 3.3 9.6

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
1960-61 22 BOS NBA SF 68 1084 4.9 11.7 .420 4.9 11.7 .420 2.2 3.3 .670 12.8 1.5 4.4 12.1
1961-62 23 BOS NBA SF 80 2325 5.4 12.4 .435 5.4 12.4 .435 3.1 4.1 .749 11.8 1.1 4.3 13.9
1962-63 24 BOS NBA SF 80 2148 5.7 12.5 .456 5.7 12.5 .456 3.1 4.2 .738 9.7 1.6 4.4 14.5
1963-64 25 BOS NBA PF 80 2370 5.3 12.7 .417 5.3 12.7 .417 3.2 4.3 .761 10.1 1.5 4.2 13.8
1964-65 26 BOS NBA PF 80 2459 5.5 12.8 .429 5.5 12.8 .429 2.8 3.8 .745 9.7 1.3 4.7 13.8
1965-66 27 BOS NBA PF 72 1896 6.6 15.5 .428 6.6 15.5 .428 4.0 5.2 .764 9.6 1.7 6.0 17.3
1966-67 28 BOS NBA SF 81 1926 6.0 14.1 .428 6.0 14.1 .428 3.3 4.1 .817 8.2 1.7 5.7 15.4
1967-68 29 BOS NBA SF 78 1981 5.4 12.6 .428 5.4 12.6 .428 3.6 4.6 .784 8.3 1.8 5.5 14.4
1968-69 30 BOS NBA SF 82 2184 6.0 14.0 .430 6.0 14.0 .430 3.1 4.2 .733 9.5 1.8 4.8 15.1
1969-70 31 BOS NBA SF 57 1616 5.5 12.4 .443 5.5 12.4 .443 3.6 4.1 .880 7.0 2.0 4.4 14.5
1970-71 32 BOS NBA SF 17 121 4.8 13.1 .364 4.8 13.1 .364 2.1 2.4 .875 5.1 3.3 7.4 11.6
1971-72 33 BOS NBA SF 82 1631 4.7 11.6 .410 4.7 11.6 .410 2.5 3.0 .816 7.8 2.2 5.7 11.9
1972-73 34 BOS NBA SF 59 423 4.0 12.7 .315 4.0 12.7 .315 2.0 3.0 .657 7.5 2.3 7.0 10.0
Career NBA 916 22164 5.5 13.0 .428 5.5 13.0 .428 3.1 4.1 .767 9.4 1.7 4.9 14.2

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
1960-61 22 BOS NBA SF 68 1084 11.7 .458 .420 .284 0.5 2.5 3.0 .132
1961-62 23 BOS NBA SF 80 2325 12.4 .488 .435 .327 2.2 5.1 7.2 .149
1962-63 24 BOS NBA SF 80 2148 12.6 .505 .456 .339 2.3 4.5 6.8 .152
1963-64 25 BOS NBA PF 80 2370 12.7 .475 .417 .335 1.5 6.1 7.6 .154
1964-65 26 BOS NBA PF 80 2459 12.2 .478 .429 .297 4.8 1.9 5.5 7.5 .146
1965-66 27 BOS NBA PF 72 1896 13.6 .485 .428 .338 6.6 1.8 3.7 5.5 .139
1966-67 28 BOS NBA SF 81 1926 11.2 .484 .428 .289 6.0 1.3 2.7 4.0 .100
1967-68 29 BOS NBA SF 78 1981 11.4 .493 .428 .369 6.4 1.5 2.9 4.3 .105
1968-69 30 BOS NBA SF 82 2184 12.8 .477 .430 .301 6.8 1.3 4.1 5.4 .119
1969-70 31 BOS NBA SF 57 1616 11.6 .514 .443 .330 7.4 1.5 1.5 3.0 .090
1970-71 32 BOS NBA SF 17 121 6.1 .410 .364 .182 6.1 11.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .006
1971-72 33 BOS NBA SF 82 1631 8.9 .463 .410 .260 9.9 7.2 -0.1 2.4 2.4 .070
1972-73 34 BOS NBA SF 59 423 4.9 .356 .315 .235 9.4 7.5 -1.0 0.8 -0.2 -0.021
Career NBA 916 22164 11.9 .482 .428 .315 9.6 6.4 14.6 41.9 56.5 .122

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
1960-61 ❍ 22 BOS NBA SF 10 216 37 75 .493 37 75 .493 15 24 .625 84 7 42 89
1961-62 ❍ 23 BOS NBA SF 14 439 56 130 .431 56 130 .431 29 36 .806 115 14 65 141
1962-63 ❍ 24 BOS NBA SF 13 387 52 119 .437 52 119 .437 24 31 .774 96 19 61 128
1963-64 ❍ 25 BOS NBA PF 10 302 34 94 .362 34 94 .362 23 34 .676 68 6 45 91
1964-65 ❍ 26 BOS NBA PF 12 365 64 152 .421 64 152 .421 31 43 .721 102 19 58 159
1965-66 ❍ 27 BOS NBA PF 17 500 97 201 .483 97 201 .483 36 48 .750 110 27 70 230
1966-67 28 BOS NBA SF 9 144 21 61 .344 21 61 .344 2 5 .400 43 5 31 44
1967-68 ❍ 29 BOS NBA SF 14 289 50 99 .505 50 99 .505 16 21 .762 63 12 53 116
1968-69 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SF 15 197 32 73 .438 32 73 .438 23 31 .742 48 7 40 87
1971-72 33 BOS NBA SF 11 186 17 53 .321 17 53 .321 13 21 .619 26 10 36 47
1972-73 34 BOS NBA SF 5 24 5 9 .556 5 9 .556 0 2 .000 5 1 7 10
Career NBA 130 3049 465 1066 .436 465 1066 .436 212 296 .716 760 127 508 1142

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
1960-61 ❍ 22 BOS NBA SF 10 21.6 3.7 7.5 .493 3.7 7.5 .493 1.5 2.4 .625 8.4 0.7 4.2 8.9
1961-62 ❍ 23 BOS NBA SF 14 31.4 4.0 9.3 .431 4.0 9.3 .431 2.1 2.6 .806 8.2 1.0 4.6 10.1
1962-63 ❍ 24 BOS NBA SF 13 29.8 4.0 9.2 .437 4.0 9.2 .437 1.8 2.4 .774 7.4 1.5 4.7 9.8
1963-64 ❍ 25 BOS NBA PF 10 30.2 3.4 9.4 .362 3.4 9.4 .362 2.3 3.4 .676 6.8 0.6 4.5 9.1
1964-65 ❍ 26 BOS NBA PF 12 30.4 5.3 12.7 .421 5.3 12.7 .421 2.6 3.6 .721 8.5 1.6 4.8 13.3
1965-66 ❍ 27 BOS NBA PF 17 29.4 5.7 11.8 .483 5.7 11.8 .483 2.1 2.8 .750 6.5 1.6 4.1 13.5
1966-67 28 BOS NBA SF 9 16.0 2.3 6.8 .344 2.3 6.8 .344 0.2 0.6 .400 4.8 0.6 3.4 4.9
1967-68 ❍ 29 BOS NBA SF 14 20.6 3.6 7.1 .505 3.6 7.1 .505 1.1 1.5 .762 4.5 0.9 3.8 8.3
1968-69 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SF 15 13.1 2.1 4.9 .438 2.1 4.9 .438 1.5 2.1 .742 3.2 0.5 2.7 5.8
1971-72 33 BOS NBA SF 11 16.9 1.5 4.8 .321 1.5 4.8 .321 1.2 1.9 .619 2.4 0.9 3.3 4.3
1972-73 34 BOS NBA SF 5 4.8 1.0 1.8 .556 1.0 1.8 .556 0.0 0.4 .000 1.0 0.2 1.4 2.0
Career NBA 130 23.5 3.6 8.2 .436 3.6 8.2 .436 1.6 2.3 .716 5.8 1.0 3.9 8.8

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
1960-61 ❍ 22 BOS NBA SF 10 216 6.2 12.5 .493 6.2 12.5 .493 2.5 4.0 .625 14.0 1.2 7.0 14.8
1961-62 ❍ 23 BOS NBA SF 14 439 4.6 10.7 .431 4.6 10.7 .431 2.4 3.0 .806 9.4 1.1 5.3 11.6
1962-63 ❍ 24 BOS NBA SF 13 387 4.8 11.1 .437 4.8 11.1 .437 2.2 2.9 .774 8.9 1.8 5.7 11.9
1963-64 ❍ 25 BOS NBA PF 10 302 4.1 11.2 .362 4.1 11.2 .362 2.7 4.1 .676 8.1 0.7 5.4 10.8
1964-65 ❍ 26 BOS NBA PF 12 365 6.3 15.0 .421 6.3 15.0 .421 3.1 4.2 .721 10.1 1.9 5.7 15.7
1965-66 ❍ 27 BOS NBA PF 17 500 7.0 14.5 .483 7.0 14.5 .483 2.6 3.5 .750 7.9 1.9 5.0 16.6
1966-67 28 BOS NBA SF 9 144 5.2 15.2 .344 5.2 15.2 .344 0.5 1.2 .400 10.7 1.2 7.7 11.0
1967-68 ❍ 29 BOS NBA SF 14 289 6.2 12.3 .505 6.2 12.3 .505 2.0 2.6 .762 7.8 1.5 6.6 14.4
1968-69 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SF 15 197 5.8 13.3 .438 5.8 13.3 .438 4.2 5.7 .742 8.8 1.3 7.3 15.9
1971-72 33 BOS NBA SF 11 186 3.3 10.3 .321 3.3 10.3 .321 2.5 4.1 .619 5.0 1.9 7.0 9.1
1972-73 34 BOS NBA SF 5 24 7.5 13.5 .556 7.5 13.5 .556 0.0 3.0 .000 7.5 1.5 10.5 15.0
Career NBA 130 3049 5.5 12.6 .436 5.5 12.6 .436 2.5 3.5 .716 9.0 1.5 6.0 13.5

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
1960-61 ❍ 22 BOS NBA SF 10 216 14.2 .520 .493 .320 4.2 0.4 0.5 0.9 .192
1961-62 ❍ 23 BOS NBA SF 14 439 9.7 .483 .431 .277 4.0 0.4 0.7 1.1 .123
1962-63 ❍ 24 BOS NBA SF 13 387 9.5 .483 .437 .261 6.1 0.2 0.6 0.8 .099
1963-64 ❍ 25 BOS NBA PF 10 302 7.9 .418 .362 .362 2.8 -0.2 0.6 0.5 .076
1964-65 ❍ 26 BOS NBA PF 12 365 12.4 .465 .421 .283 6.7 0.1 0.9 1.0 .132
1965-66 ❍ 27 BOS NBA PF 17 500 13.6 .518 .483 .239 7.8 0.7 0.7 1.4 .137
1966-67 28 BOS NBA SF 9 144 5.1 .348 .344 .082 4.3 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.055
1967-68 ❍ 29 BOS NBA SF 14 289 11.6 .536 .505 .212 5.6 0.5 0.3 0.7 .121
1968-69 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SF 15 197 12.8 .502 .438 .425 5.0 0.3 0.2 0.5 .112
1971-72 33 BOS NBA SF 11 186 3.5 .378 .321 .396 6.8 6.5 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.056
1972-73 34 BOS NBA SF 5 24 9.9 .506 .556 .222 10.5 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 .095
Career NBA 130 3049 10.6 .477 .436 .278 7.2 5.5 1.8 4.7 6.5 .103

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 13 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Tom Sanders 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.8 5.5 5.4 4.3 4.0 3.0 3.0 2.4 0.0 -0.2
Truck Robinson 92.3 7.6 7.3 6.9 6.5 6.0 5.1 4.3 3.3 3.2 2.7 -0.1
Mickey Johnson 92.2 8.5 8.3 7.3 7.2 5.5 5.3 4.1 3.7 3.5 2.7 1.8 0.7
Nick Anderson 91.3 8.3 7.7 7.6 7.4 5.3 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.1 2.8 1.8 0.0 -0.4
Bill Bridges 90.6 8.6 7.6 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.5 3.9 3.9 3.1 2.8 2.6 0.6 0.2
Armen Gilliam 90.1 7.6 6.8 6.7 6.6 5.3 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.1 2.8 1.5 1.3 1.2
Derrick McKey 89.6 7.4 7.4 6.6 6.4 6.3 5.7 5.0 4.1 3.9 2.1 1.8 1.6 0.4
Antonio Davis 89.5 7.4 7.2 6.5 6.1 6.0 5.2 5.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 2.2 2.0 0.3
Hedo Turkoglu 89.2 9.0 7.6 7.3 6.8 6.7 5.2 4.9 3.4 3.4 2.8 2.6 2.1 -0.5
Grant Long 89.1 8.4 7.7 6.6 6.5 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 1.6 1.4
Metta World Peace 89.0 8.0 7.2 6.7 5.5 5.3 4.7 4.4 3.7 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Tom Sanders 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.8 5.5 5.4 4.3 4.0 3.0 3.0 2.4 0.0 -0.2
Truck Robinson 92.3 7.6 7.3 6.9 6.5 6.0 5.1 4.3 3.3 3.2 2.7 -0.1
Mickey Johnson 92.2 8.5 8.3 7.3 7.2 5.5 5.3 4.1 3.7 3.5 2.7 1.8 0.7
Nick Anderson 91.3 8.3 7.7 7.6 7.4 5.3 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.1 2.8 1.8 0.0 -0.4
Bill Bridges 90.6 8.6 7.6 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.5 3.9 3.9 3.1 2.8 2.6 0.6 0.2
Armen Gilliam 90.1 7.6 6.8 6.7 6.6 5.3 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.1 2.8 1.5 1.3 1.2
Antonio Davis 89.5 7.4 7.2 6.5 6.1 6.0 5.2 5.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 2.2 2.0 0.3
Hedo Turkoglu 89.2 9.0 7.6 7.3 6.8 6.7 5.2 4.9 3.4 3.4 2.8 2.6 2.1 -0.5
Grant Long 88.7 8.4 7.7 6.6 6.5 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 1.6 1.4 0.4 0.2
Cazzie Russell 88.5 7.3 7.1 6.6 5.9 5.2 5.2 4.1 3.0 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.1
Corey Maggette 87.5 8.6 8.1 7.0 6.9 6.3 5.0 3.9 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.0 2.6 0.7 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1961-62 NBA 80 (1)
1962-63 NBA 80 (1)
1963-64 NBA 80 (2)
1964-65 NBA 80 (1)
1966-67 NBA 81 (1)
1968-69 NBA 82 (6)
1971-72 NBA 82 (2)
Personal Fouls
1964-65 NBA 318 (5)
1965-66 NBA 317 (4)
1966-67 NBA 304 (3)
Career NBA 3044 (64)
Career 3044 (73)
Defensive Win Shares
1961-62 NBA 5.1 (5)
1962-63 NBA 4.5 (8)
1963-64 NBA 6.1 (4)
1964-65 NBA 5.5 (3)
1965-66 NBA 3.7 (10)
Career NBA 41.9 (73)
Career 41.9 (78)
Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.455 (113)
342nd (overall) as of Apr 21, 2014, 2:01PM
 

Transactions

April 11, 1960: Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1960 NBA Draft.

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