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Kenny Sears

Kenneth Robert Sears (Ken, Big Cat)

Position: Power Forward and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 198 lbs.
Born: August 17, 1933 in Watsonville, California
High School: Watsonville Union in Watsonville, California
College: Santa Clara University
Draft: New York Knicks, 1st round (4th pick, 4th overall), 1955 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 5, 1955

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
1955-56 22 NYK NBA PF 70 2069 319 728 .438 319 728 .438 258 324 .796 616 114 201 896
1956-57 23 NYK NBA SF 72 2516 343 821 .418 343 821 .418 383 485 .790 614 101 226 1069
1957-58 ★ 24 NYK NBA PF 72 2685 445 1014 .439 445 1014 .439 452 550 .822 785 126 251 1342
1958-59 ★ 25 NYK NBA PF 71 2498 491 1002 .490 491 1002 .490 506 588 .861 658 136 237 1488
1959-60 26 NYK NBA PF 64 2099 412 863 .477 412 863 .477 363 418 .868 876 127 191 1187
1960-61 27 NYK NBA SF 52 1396 241 568 .424 241 568 .424 268 325 .825 293 102 165 750
1961-62 28 Did Not Play (other pro league—ABL)
1962-63 29 TOT NBA SF 77 1141 161 304 .530 161 304 .530 131 168 .780 206 95 128 453
1962-63 29 NYK NBA 23 359 48 92 .522 48 92 .522 26 46 .565 67 40 29 122
1962-63 29 SFW NBA SF 54 782 113 212 .533 113 212 .533 105 122 .861 139 55 99 331
1963-64 30 SFW NBA SF 51 519 53 120 .442 53 120 .442 64 79 .810 94 42 71 170
Career NBA 529 14923 2465 5420 .455 2465 5420 .455 2425 2937 .826 4142 843 1470 7355
7 seasons NYK NBA 424 13622 2299 5088 .452 2299 5088 .452 2256 2736 .825 3909 746 1300 6854
2 seasons SFW NBA 105 1301 166 332 .500 166 332 .500 169 201 .841 233 97 170 501

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
1955-56 22 NYK NBA PF 70 29.6 4.6 10.4 .438 4.6 10.4 .438 3.7 4.6 .796 8.8 1.6 2.9 12.8
1956-57 23 NYK NBA SF 72 34.9 4.8 11.4 .418 4.8 11.4 .418 5.3 6.7 .790 8.5 1.4 3.1 14.8
1957-58 ★ 24 NYK NBA PF 72 37.3 6.2 14.1 .439 6.2 14.1 .439 6.3 7.6 .822 10.9 1.8 3.5 18.6
1958-59 ★ 25 NYK NBA PF 71 35.2 6.9 14.1 .490 6.9 14.1 .490 7.1 8.3 .861 9.3 1.9 3.3 21.0
1959-60 26 NYK NBA PF 64 32.8 6.4 13.5 .477 6.4 13.5 .477 5.7 6.5 .868 13.7 2.0 3.0 18.5
1960-61 27 NYK NBA SF 52 26.8 4.6 10.9 .424 4.6 10.9 .424 5.2 6.3 .825 5.6 2.0 3.2 14.4
1962-63 29 TOT NBA SF 77 14.8 2.1 3.9 .530 2.1 3.9 .530 1.7 2.2 .780 2.7 1.2 1.7 5.9
1962-63 29 NYK NBA 23 15.6 2.1 4.0 .522 2.1 4.0 .522 1.1 2.0 .565 2.9 1.7 1.3 5.3
1962-63 29 SFW NBA SF 54 14.5 2.1 3.9 .533 2.1 3.9 .533 1.9 2.3 .861 2.6 1.0 1.8 6.1
1963-64 30 SFW NBA SF 51 10.2 1.0 2.4 .442 1.0 2.4 .442 1.3 1.5 .810 1.8 0.8 1.4 3.3
Career NBA 529 28.2 4.7 10.2 .455 4.7 10.2 .455 4.6 5.6 .826 7.8 1.6 2.8 13.9
7 seasons NYK NBA 424 32.1 5.4 12.0 .452 5.4 12.0 .452 5.3 6.5 .825 9.2 1.8 3.1 16.2
2 seasons SFW NBA 105 12.4 1.6 3.2 .500 1.6 3.2 .500 1.6 1.9 .841 2.2 0.9 1.6 4.8

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
1955-56 22 NYK NBA PF 70 2069 5.6 12.7 .438 5.6 12.7 .438 4.5 5.6 .796 10.7 2.0 3.5 15.6
1956-57 23 NYK NBA SF 72 2516 4.9 11.7 .418 4.9 11.7 .418 5.5 6.9 .790 8.8 1.4 3.2 15.3
1957-58 ★ 24 NYK NBA PF 72 2685 6.0 13.6 .439 6.0 13.6 .439 6.1 7.4 .822 10.5 1.7 3.4 18.0
1958-59 ★ 25 NYK NBA PF 71 2498 7.1 14.4 .490 7.1 14.4 .490 7.3 8.5 .861 9.5 2.0 3.4 21.4
1959-60 26 NYK NBA PF 64 2099 7.1 14.8 .477 7.1 14.8 .477 6.2 7.2 .868 15.0 2.2 3.3 20.4
1960-61 27 NYK NBA SF 52 1396 6.2 14.6 .424 6.2 14.6 .424 6.9 8.4 .825 7.6 2.6 4.3 19.3
1962-63 29 TOT NBA SF 77 1141 5.1 9.6 .530 5.1 9.6 .530 4.1 5.3 .780 6.5 3.0 4.0 14.3
1962-63 29 NYK NBA 23 359 4.8 9.2 .522 4.8 9.2 .522 2.6 4.6 .565 6.7 4.0 2.9 12.2
1962-63 29 SFW NBA SF 54 782 5.2 9.8 .533 5.2 9.8 .533 4.8 5.6 .861 6.4 2.5 4.6 15.2
1963-64 30 SFW NBA SF 51 519 3.7 8.3 .442 3.7 8.3 .442 4.4 5.5 .810 6.5 2.9 4.9 11.8
Career NBA 529 14923 5.9 13.1 .455 5.9 13.1 .455 5.9 7.1 .826 10.0 2.0 3.5 17.7
7 seasons NYK NBA 424 13622 6.1 13.4 .452 6.1 13.4 .452 6.0 7.2 .825 10.3 2.0 3.4 18.1
2 seasons SFW NBA 105 1301 4.6 9.2 .500 4.6 9.2 .500 4.7 5.6 .841 6.4 2.7 4.7 13.9

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
1955-56 22 NYK NBA PF 70 2069 17.8 .515 .438 .445 4.8 1.4 6.2 .144
1956-57 23 NYK NBA SF 72 2516 16.6 .517 .418 .591 6.4 1.6 8.0 .153
1957-58 ★ 24 NYK NBA PF 72 2685 18.5 .534 .439 .542 8.3 1.7 10.0 .179
1958-59 ★ 25 NYK NBA PF 71 2498 22.6 .590 .490 .587 11.9 1.5 13.3 .256
1959-60 26 NYK NBA PF 64 2099 21.8 .567 .477 .484 7.6 1.2 8.8 .201
1960-61 27 NYK NBA SF 52 1396 16.1 .527 .424 .572 3.6 0.4 4.0 .138
1962-63 29 TOT NBA SF 77 1141 13.8 .599 .530 .553 2.9 0.7 3.7 .155
1962-63 29 NYK NBA 23 359 13.3 .543 .522 .500 0.6 0.2 0.8 .104
1962-63 29 SFW NBA SF 54 782 14.1 .623 .533 .575 2.4 0.5 2.9 .178
1963-64 30 SFW NBA SF 51 519 12.1 .549 .442 .658 1.0 0.8 1.8 .165
Career NBA 529 14923 18.4 .548 .455 .542 46.6 9.2 55.8 .179
7 seasons NYK NBA 424 13622 18.9 .545 .452 .538 43.2 7.9 51.1 .180
2 seasons SFW NBA 105 1301 13.3 .596 .500 .605 3.3 1.4 4.7 .173

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
1958-59 25 NYK NBA PF 2 64 10 27 .370 10 27 .370 13 15 .867 17 6 6 33
1963-64 30 SFW NBA SF 7 24 6 10 .600 6 10 .600 0 0 12 3 4 12
Career NBA 9 88 16 37 .432 16 37 .432 13 15 .867 29 9 10 45
1 season SFW NBA 7 24 6 10 .600 6 10 .600 0 0 12 3 4 12
1 season NYK NBA 2 64 10 27 .370 10 27 .370 13 15 .867 17 6 6 33

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
1958-59 25 NYK NBA PF 2 32.0 5.0 13.5 .370 5.0 13.5 .370 6.5 7.5 .867 8.5 3.0 3.0 16.5
1963-64 30 SFW NBA SF 7 3.4 0.9 1.4 .600 0.9 1.4 .600 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.4 0.6 1.7
Career NBA 9 9.8 1.8 4.1 .432 1.8 4.1 .432 1.4 1.7 .867 3.2 1.0 1.1 5.0
1 season SFW NBA 7 3.4 0.9 1.4 .600 0.9 1.4 .600 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.4 0.6 1.7
1 season NYK NBA 2 32.0 5.0 13.5 .370 5.0 13.5 .370 6.5 7.5 .867 8.5 3.0 3.0 16.5

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
1958-59 25 NYK NBA PF 2 64 5.6 15.2 .370 5.6 15.2 .370 7.3 8.4 .867 9.6 3.4 3.4 18.6
1963-64 30 SFW NBA SF 7 24 9.0 15.0 .600 9.0 15.0 .600 0.0 0.0 18.0 4.5 6.0 18.0
Career NBA 9 88 6.5 15.1 .432 6.5 15.1 .432 5.3 6.1 .867 11.9 3.7 4.1 18.4
1 season SFW NBA 7 24 9.0 15.0 .600 9.0 15.0 .600 0.0 0.0 18.0 4.5 6.0 18.0
1 season NYK NBA 2 64 5.6 15.2 .370 5.6 15.2 .370 7.3 8.4 .867 9.6 3.4 3.4 18.6

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
1958-59 25 NYK NBA PF 2 64 16.3 .491 .370 .556 12.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 .138
1963-64 30 SFW NBA SF 7 24 25.4 .600 .600 .000 20.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 .323
Career NBA 9 88 18.8 .516 .432 .405 14.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 .188
1 season SFW NBA 7 24 25.4 .600 .600 .000 20.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 .323
1 season NYK NBA 2 64 16.3 .491 .370 .556 12.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 .138

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
1957-58 24 NYK NBA PF 1 0 14:00 4 8 .500 4 5 .800 1 0 1 12
1958-59 25 NYK NBA PF 1 1 26:00 5 9 .556 5 5 1.000 8 1 4 15
Career NBA 2 1 40 9 17 .529 9 10 .900 9 1 5 27

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Kenny Sears 13.3 10.0 8.8 8.0 6.2 4.0 3.7 1.8
Chris Webber 89.5 11.0 10.7 9.3 8.3 7.8 4.0 3.6 1.9
Richard Jefferson 89.2 11.7 11.0 9.9 7.6 6.6 4.7 3.4 2.4
Detlef Schrempf 88.2 10.4 9.8 9.0 8.1 4.4 4.0 3.6 0.8
Alex English 87.2 10.3 9.5 8.3 8.2 7.0 5.3 4.0 1.2
Carlos Boozer 87.0 10.2 9.9 9.9 9.4 5.9 4.1 3.5 2.6
Terry Dischinger 86.2 11.3 10.3 9.2 5.9 5.8 4.8 3.9 3.8
George Yardley 86.1 12.3 10.0 9.0 7.6 7.5 6.8 5.3
Roger Brown 85.7 13.3 10.9 10.0 9.3 7.3 6.5 6.1 1.8
Red Robbins 85.7 10.7 9.3 7.0 6.9 6.7 3.9 3.7 2.3
Rudy Tomjanovich 85.5 12.8 10.4 10.1 8.4 7.3 6.9 1.7 1.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Kenny Sears 13.3 10.0 8.8 8.0 6.2 4.0 3.7 1.8
George Yardley 86.1 12.3 10.0 9.0 7.6 7.5 6.8 5.3
Roger Brown 85.7 13.3 10.9 10.0 9.3 7.3 6.5 6.1 1.8
Red Robbins 85.7 10.7 9.3 7.0 6.9 6.7 3.9 3.7 2.3
LaMarcus Aldridge 85.0 11.1 9.5 8.8 7.2 7.0 6.2 3.4
Terry Dischinger 84.6 11.3 10.3 9.2 5.9 5.8 4.8 3.9 3.8 1.4
Calvin Natt 84.5 10.2 9.8 9.3 8.4 7.1 6.1 4.2 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.0
Willie Wise 83.8 11.2 10.5 8.9 7.5 6.7 2.5 0.7 0.6 0.0
David Lee 83.1 10.3 9.1 9.0 7.4 6.9 6.0 5.0 2.7
Larry Kenon 81.6 10.0 9.5 8.8 7.5 6.2 5.9 5.4 4.1 0.9 0.2
Gerald Wallace 81.4 11.5 9.5 7.7 6.4 6.2 4.8 4.6 3.1 2.4 0.9 0.6 0.4

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1958 NBA
1959 NBA
MVP Award Shares
1956-57 NBA 0.012 (8)
1957-58 NBA 0.002 (12)
1958-59 NBA 0.029 (8)
1960-61 NBA 0.003 (15)
Career 0.046 (103)
Games
1956-57 NBA 72 (1)
1957-58 NBA 72 (1)
Minutes Played
1956-57 NBA 2516 (8)
1957-58 NBA 2685 (4)
Field Goals
1958-59 NBA 491 (10)
Free Throws
1956-57 NBA 383 (7)
1957-58 NBA 452 (4)
1958-59 NBA 506 (5)
Free Throw Attempts
1956-57 NBA 485 (7)
1957-58 NBA 550 (5)
1958-59 NBA 588 (5)
Total Rebounds
1959-60 NBA 876 (9)
Personal Fouls
1957-58 NBA 251 (9)
Points
1957-58 NBA 1342 (9)
1958-59 NBA 1488 (7)
Field Goal Pct
1955-56 NBA .438 (4)
1956-57 NBA .418 (9)
1957-58 NBA .439 (6)
1958-59 NBA .490 (1)
1959-60 NBA .477 (1)
Free Throw Pct
1957-58 NBA .822 (9)
1958-59 NBA .861 (3)
1959-60 NBA .868 (3)
1960-61 NBA .825 (8)
Minutes Per Game
1957-58 NBA 37.3 (7)
Points Per Game
1957-58 NBA 18.6 (9)
1958-59 NBA 21.0 (7)
Rebounds Per Game
1959-60 NBA 13.7 (6)
Player Efficiency Rating
1958-59 NBA 22.6 (4)
1959-60 NBA 21.8 (6)
True Shooting Pct
1955-56 NBA .515 (5)
1956-57 NBA .517 (3)
1957-58 NBA .534 (1)
1958-59 NBA .590 (1)
1959-60 NBA .567 (1)
1960-61 NBA .527 (5)
Effective Field Goal Pct
1955-56 NBA .438 (4)
1956-57 NBA .418 (9)
1957-58 NBA .439 (6)
1958-59 NBA .490 (1)
1959-60 NBA .477 (1)
Offensive Win Shares
1956-57 NBA 6.4 (8)
1957-58 NBA 8.3 (3)
1958-59 NBA 11.9 (1)
1959-60 NBA 7.6 (4)
Win Shares
1957-58 NBA 10.0 (8)
1958-59 NBA 13.3 (2)
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1958-59 NBA .256 (1)
1959-60 NBA .201 (5)
Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.010 (301)
   

Transactions

April 13, 1955: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1955 NBA Draft.

December 5, 1962: Traded by the New York Knicks with Willie Naulls to the San Francisco Warriors for Tom Gola.

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