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Ralph Simpson

Ralph Derek Simpson

Position: Shooting Guard and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 ▪ Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: August 10, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan
High School: Pershing in Detroit, Michigan
College: Michigan State University
Draft: Chicago Bulls, 1st round (11th pick, 11th overall), 1972 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 22, 1976 ▪ ABA Debut: October 14, 1970

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

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
1970-71 21 DNR ABA SG 81 1820 460 1108 .415 17 60 .283 443 1048 .423 215 285 .754 125 106 231 168 186 152 1152
1971-72 ★ 22 DNR ABA SG 84 3006 920 2000 .460 3 22 .136 917 1978 .464 457 568 .805 171 227 398 258 266 244 2300
1972-73 ★ 23 DNR ABA SG 81 2589 732 1670 .438 5 24 .208 727 1646 .442 421 556 .757 140 231 371 222 127 283 241 1890
1973-74 ★ 24 DNR ABA SF 75 2244 597 1395 .428 2 24 .083 595 1371 .434 208 276 .754 113 213 326 191 103 12 196 190 1404
1974-75 ★ 25 DNA ABA SG 82 2863 694 1374 .505 1 12 .083 693 1362 .509 303 402 .754 108 283 391 442 166 19 314 214 1692
1975-76 ★ 26 DNA ABA SG 84 3121 619 1211 .511 4 24 .167 615 1187 .518 273 350 .780 121 333 454 597 153 23 360 183 1515
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 77 1597 356 834 .427 356 834 .427 138 195 .708 48 133 181 180 68 5 100 850
1977-78 28 TOT NBA SG 64 1323 216 576 .375 216 576 .375 85 104 .817 53 104 157 159 75 7 126 90 517
1977-78 28 DET NBA SG 32 739 143 346 .413 143 346 .413 54 64 .844 27 55 82 87 32 3 78 48 340
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 32 584 73 230 .317 73 230 .317 31 40 .775 26 49 75 72 43 4 48 42 177
1978-79 29 TOT NBA SG 69 979 174 433 .402 174 433 .402 76 111 .685 35 61 96 126 37 5 100 57 424
1978-79 29 PHI NBA SG 37 452 87 196 .444 87 196 .444 28 40 .700 16 19 35 58 25 1 47 27 202
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 32 527 87 237 .367 87 237 .367 48 71 .676 19 42 61 68 12 4 53 30 222
1979-80 30 NJN NBA SG 8 81 18 47 .383 0 2 .000 18 45 .400 5 10 .500 6 5 11 14 9 0 12 3 41
Career TOT 705 19623 4786 10648 .449 32 168 .190 4754 10480 .454 2181 2857 .763 920 1696 2616 2357 738 71 1843 1474 11785
ABA 487 15643 4022 8758 .459 32 166 .193 3990 8592 .464 1877 2437 .770 778 1393 2171 1878 549 54 1605 1224 9953
NBA 218 3980 764 1890 .404 0 2 .000 764 1888 .405 304 420 .724 142 303 445 479 189 17 238 250 1832
7 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 519 16227 4095 8988 .456 32 166 .193 4063 8822 .461 1908 2477 .770 804 1442 2246 1950 592 58 1653 1266 10130
2 seasons DET NBA 109 2336 499 1180 .423 499 1180 .423 192 259 .741 75 188 263 267 100 8 78 148 1190
2 seasons NJN NBA 40 608 105 284 .370 0 2 .000 105 282 .372 53 81 .654 25 47 72 82 21 4 65 33 263
1 season PHI NBA 37 452 87 196 .444 87 196 .444 28 40 .700 16 19 35 58 25 1 47 27 202

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
1970-71 21 DNR ABA SG 81 22.5 5.7 13.7 .415 0.2 0.7 .283 5.5 12.9 .423 2.7 3.5 .754 1.5 1.3 2.9 2.1 2.3 1.9 14.2
1971-72 ★ 22 DNR ABA SG 84 35.8 11.0 23.8 .460 0.0 0.3 .136 10.9 23.5 .464 5.4 6.8 .805 2.0 2.7 4.7 3.1 3.2 2.9 27.4
1972-73 ★ 23 DNR ABA SG 81 32.0 9.0 20.6 .438 0.1 0.3 .208 9.0 20.3 .442 5.2 6.9 .757 1.7 2.9 4.6 2.7 1.6 3.5 3.0 23.3
1973-74 ★ 24 DNR ABA SF 75 29.9 8.0 18.6 .428 0.0 0.3 .083 7.9 18.3 .434 2.8 3.7 .754 1.5 2.8 4.3 2.5 1.4 0.2 2.6 2.5 18.7
1974-75 ★ 25 DNA ABA SG 82 34.9 8.5 16.8 .505 0.0 0.1 .083 8.5 16.6 .509 3.7 4.9 .754 1.3 3.5 4.8 5.4 2.0 0.2 3.8 2.6 20.6
1975-76 ★ 26 DNA ABA SG 84 37.2 7.4 14.4 .511 0.0 0.3 .167 7.3 14.1 .518 3.3 4.2 .780 1.4 4.0 5.4 7.1 1.8 0.3 4.3 2.2 18.0
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 77 20.7 4.6 10.8 .427 4.6 10.8 .427 1.8 2.5 .708 0.6 1.7 2.4 2.3 0.9 0.1 1.3 11.0
1977-78 28 TOT NBA SG 64 20.7 3.4 9.0 .375 3.4 9.0 .375 1.3 1.6 .817 0.8 1.6 2.5 2.5 1.2 0.1 2.0 1.4 8.1
1977-78 28 DET NBA SG 32 23.1 4.5 10.8 .413 4.5 10.8 .413 1.7 2.0 .844 0.8 1.7 2.6 2.7 1.0 0.1 2.4 1.5 10.6
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 32 18.3 2.3 7.2 .317 2.3 7.2 .317 1.0 1.3 .775 0.8 1.5 2.3 2.3 1.3 0.1 1.5 1.3 5.5
1978-79 29 TOT NBA SG 69 14.2 2.5 6.3 .402 2.5 6.3 .402 1.1 1.6 .685 0.5 0.9 1.4 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.4 0.8 6.1
1978-79 29 PHI NBA SG 37 12.2 2.4 5.3 .444 2.4 5.3 .444 0.8 1.1 .700 0.4 0.5 0.9 1.6 0.7 0.0 1.3 0.7 5.5
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 32 16.5 2.7 7.4 .367 2.7 7.4 .367 1.5 2.2 .676 0.6 1.3 1.9 2.1 0.4 0.1 1.7 0.9 6.9
1979-80 30 NJN NBA SG 8 10.1 2.3 5.9 .383 0.0 0.3 .000 2.3 5.6 .400 0.6 1.3 .500 0.8 0.6 1.4 1.8 1.1 0.0 1.5 0.4 5.1
Career TOT 705 27.8 6.8 15.1 .449 0.1 0.3 .190 6.7 14.9 .454 3.1 4.1 .763 1.3 2.4 3.7 3.3 1.4 0.2 2.9 2.1 16.7
ABA 487 32.1 8.3 18.0 .459 0.1 0.3 .193 8.2 17.6 .464 3.9 5.0 .770 1.6 2.9 4.5 3.9 1.7 0.2 3.3 2.5 20.4
NBA 218 18.3 3.5 8.7 .404 0.0 0.3 .000 3.5 8.7 .405 1.4 1.9 .724 0.7 1.4 2.0 2.2 0.9 0.1 1.7 1.1 8.4
7 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 519 31.3 7.9 17.3 .456 0.1 0.3 .193 7.8 17.0 .461 3.7 4.8 .770 1.5 2.8 4.3 3.8 1.7 0.2 3.2 2.4 19.5
2 seasons DET NBA 109 21.4 4.6 10.8 .423 4.6 10.8 .423 1.8 2.4 .741 0.7 1.7 2.4 2.4 0.9 0.1 2.4 1.4 10.9
2 seasons NJN NBA 40 15.2 2.6 7.1 .370 0.0 0.3 .000 2.6 7.1 .372 1.3 2.0 .654 0.6 1.2 1.8 2.1 0.5 0.1 1.6 0.8 6.6
1 season PHI NBA 37 12.2 2.4 5.3 .444 2.4 5.3 .444 0.8 1.1 .700 0.4 0.5 0.9 1.6 0.7 0.0 1.3 0.7 5.5

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
1970-71 21 DNR ABA SG 81 1820 9.1 21.9 .415 0.3 1.2 .283 8.8 20.7 .423 4.3 5.6 .754 2.5 2.1 4.6 3.3 3.7 3.0 22.8
1971-72 ★ 22 DNR ABA SG 84 3006 11.0 24.0 .460 0.0 0.3 .136 11.0 23.7 .464 5.5 6.8 .805 2.0 2.7 4.8 3.1 3.2 2.9 27.5
1972-73 ★ 23 DNR ABA SG 81 2589 10.2 23.2 .438 0.1 0.3 .208 10.1 22.9 .442 5.9 7.7 .757 1.9 3.2 5.2 3.1 1.8 3.9 3.4 26.3
1973-74 ★ 24 DNR ABA SF 75 2244 9.6 22.4 .428 0.0 0.4 .083 9.5 22.0 .434 3.3 4.4 .754 1.8 3.4 5.2 3.1 1.7 0.2 3.1 3.0 22.5
1974-75 ★ 25 DNA ABA SG 82 2863 8.7 17.3 .505 0.0 0.2 .083 8.7 17.1 .509 3.8 5.1 .754 1.4 3.6 4.9 5.6 2.1 0.2 3.9 2.7 21.3
1975-76 ★ 26 DNA ABA SG 84 3121 7.1 14.0 .511 0.0 0.3 .167 7.1 13.7 .518 3.1 4.0 .780 1.4 3.8 5.2 6.9 1.8 0.3 4.2 2.1 17.5
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 77 1597 8.0 18.8 .427 8.0 18.8 .427 3.1 4.4 .708 1.1 3.0 4.1 4.1 1.5 0.1 2.3 19.2
1977-78 28 TOT NBA SG 64 1323 5.9 15.7 .375 5.9 15.7 .375 2.3 2.8 .817 1.4 2.8 4.3 4.3 2.0 0.2 3.4 2.4 14.1
1977-78 28 DET NBA SG 32 739 7.0 16.9 .413 7.0 16.9 .413 2.6 3.1 .844 1.3 2.7 4.0 4.2 1.6 0.1 3.8 2.3 16.6
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 32 584 4.5 14.2 .317 4.5 14.2 .317 1.9 2.5 .775 1.6 3.0 4.6 4.4 2.7 0.2 3.0 2.6 10.9
1978-79 29 TOT NBA SG 69 979 6.4 15.9 .402 6.4 15.9 .402 2.8 4.1 .685 1.3 2.2 3.5 4.6 1.4 0.2 3.7 2.1 15.6
1978-79 29 PHI NBA SG 37 452 6.9 15.6 .444 6.9 15.6 .444 2.2 3.2 .700 1.3 1.5 2.8 4.6 2.0 0.1 3.7 2.2 16.1
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 32 527 5.9 16.2 .367 5.9 16.2 .367 3.3 4.9 .676 1.3 2.9 4.2 4.6 0.8 0.3 3.6 2.0 15.2
1979-80 30 NJN NBA SG 8 81 8.0 20.9 .383 0.0 0.9 .000 8.0 20.0 .400 2.2 4.4 .500 2.7 2.2 4.9 6.2 4.0 0.0 5.3 1.3 18.2
Career TOT 705 19623 8.8 19.5 .449 0.1 0.4 .190 8.7 19.2 .454 4.0 5.2 .763 1.7 3.1 4.8 4.3 1.8 0.2 3.7 2.7 21.6
ABA 487 15643 9.3 20.2 .459 0.1 0.4 .193 9.2 19.8 .464 4.3 5.6 .770 1.8 3.2 5.0 4.3 1.8 0.2 3.7 2.8 22.9
NBA 218 3980 6.9 17.1 .404 0.0 0.9 .000 6.9 17.1 .405 2.7 3.8 .724 1.3 2.7 4.0 4.3 1.7 0.2 3.6 2.3 16.6
7 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 519 16227 9.1 19.9 .456 0.1 0.4 .193 9.0 19.6 .461 4.2 5.5 .770 1.8 3.2 5.0 4.3 1.9 0.2 3.7 2.8 22.5
2 seasons DET NBA 109 2336 7.7 18.2 .423 7.7 18.2 .423 3.0 4.0 .741 1.2 2.9 4.1 4.1 1.5 0.1 3.8 2.3 18.3
2 seasons NJN NBA 40 608 6.2 16.8 .370 0.0 0.9 .000 6.2 16.7 .372 3.1 4.8 .654 1.5 2.8 4.3 4.9 1.2 0.2 3.8 2.0 15.6
1 season PHI NBA 37 452 6.9 15.6 .444 6.9 15.6 .444 2.2 3.2 .700 1.3 1.5 2.8 4.6 2.0 0.1 3.7 2.2 16.1

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
1973-74 ★ 24 DNR ABA SF 75 2244 12.4 28.9 .428 0.0 0.5 .083 12.3 28.4 .434 4.3 5.7 .754 2.3 4.4 6.8 4.0 2.1 0.2 4.1 3.9 29.1
1974-75 ★ 25 DNA ABA SG 82 2863 10.8 21.4 .505 0.0 0.2 .083 10.8 21.2 .509 4.7 6.3 .754 1.7 4.4 6.1 6.9 2.6 0.3 4.9 3.3 26.4
1975-76 ★ 26 DNA ABA SG 84 3121 8.6 16.7 .511 0.1 0.3 .167 8.5 16.4 .518 3.8 4.8 .780 1.7 4.6 6.3 8.3 2.1 0.3 5.0 2.5 20.9
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 77 1597 9.8 23.0 .427 9.8 23.0 .427 3.8 5.4 .708 1.3 3.7 5.0 5.0 1.9 0.1 2.8 23.5
1977-78 28 TOT NBA SG 64 1323 .375 .375 .817
1977-78 28 DET NBA SG 32 739 8.6 20.9 .413 8.6 20.9 .413 3.3 3.9 .844 1.6 3.3 4.9 5.2 1.9 0.2 4.7 2.9 20.5
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 32 584 5.5 17.4 .317 5.5 17.4 .317 2.3 3.0 .775 2.0 3.7 5.7 5.5 3.3 0.3 3.6 3.2 13.4
1978-79 29 TOT NBA SG 69 979 .402 .402 .685
1978-79 29 PHI NBA SG 37 452 8.7 19.5 .444 8.7 19.5 .444 2.8 4.0 .700 1.6 1.9 3.5 5.8 2.5 0.1 4.7 2.7 20.1
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 32 527 7.2 19.7 .367 7.2 19.7 .367 4.0 5.9 .676 1.6 3.5 5.1 5.7 1.0 0.3 4.4 2.5 18.5
1979-80 30 NJN NBA SG 8 81 10.1 26.3 .383 0.0 1.1 .000 10.1 25.1 .400 2.8 5.6 .500 3.4 2.8 6.1 7.8 5.0 0.0 6.7 1.7 22.9
Career TOT 705 19623 10.3 21.8 .449 0.2 0.9 .190 21.3 47.1 .454 9.8 12.8 .763 4.1 4.3 11.7 6.4 3.3 0.3 9.9 6.6 52.9
ABA 487 15643 10.3 21.5 .459 0.2 0.9 .193 21.6 46.5 .464 10.2 13.2 .770 4.2 4.5 11.8 6.7 3.0 0.3 8.7 6.6 53.9
NBA 218 3980 9.8 23.2 .404 0.0 1.1 .000 20.1 49.7 .405 8.0 11.1 .724 3.7 3.6 11.7 5.1 5.0 0.1 133.0 6.6 48.2
7 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 519 16227 10.0 21.3 .456 0.2 0.9 .193 20.5 44.6 .461 9.6 12.5 .770 4.1 4.4 11.3 6.6 3.0 0.3 8.4 6.4 51.2
2 seasons DET NBA 109 2336 9.5 22.4 .423 9.5 22.4 .423 3.6 4.9 .741 1.4 3.6 5.0 5.1 1.9 0.2 4.7 2.8 22.6
2 seasons NJN NBA 40 608 7.6 20.6 .370 0.0 1.1 .000 7.6 20.4 .372 3.8 5.9 .654 1.8 3.4 5.2 5.9 1.5 0.3 4.7 2.4 19.0
1 season PHI NBA 37 452 8.7 19.5 .444 8.7 19.5 .444 2.8 4.0 .700 1.6 1.9 3.5 5.8 2.5 0.1 4.7 2.7 20.1

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
1970-71 21 DNR ABA SG 81 1820 14.4 .467 .423 .257 .054 5.4 13.4 13.1 27.3 -0.3 1.4 1.1 .029
1971-72 ★ 22 DNR ABA SG 84 3006 20.0 .511 .461 .284 .011 5.0 7.0 6.0 14.2 10.6 31.4 4.0 3.2 7.2 .115
1972-73 ★ 23 DNR ABA SG 81 2589 19.6 .494 .440 .333 .014 5.4 9.4 7.3 14.9 2.3 12.9 32.7 0.8 3.4 4.2 .078
1973-74 ★ 24 DNR ABA SF 75 2244 15.4 .463 .429 .198 .017 4.9 9.8 7.3 14.0 2.1 0.3 11.4 29.4 96 104 0.3 2.0 2.3 .050
1974-75 ★ 25 DNA ABA SG 82 2863 17.3 .545 .505 .293 .009 4.2 10.0 7.3 21.2 2.6 0.4 16.8 24.7 105 103 3.8 3.4 7.2 .120
1975-76 ★ 26 DNA ABA SG 84 3121 15.7 .555 .513 .289 .020 4.0 9.8 7.1 23.9 2.1 0.4 20.9 20.5 104 105 3.4 3.0 6.3 .097
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 77 1597 14.4 .462 .427 .234 3.1 8.6 5.9 15.4 1.9 0.2 104 0.4 0.8 1.2 .037
1977-78 28 TOT NBA SG 64 1323 10.1 .416 .375 .181 4.3 8.0 6.2 16.5 2.5 0.3 16.9 21.6 86 103 -1.3 1.1 -0.2 -0.007
1977-78 28 DET NBA SG 32 739 11.7 .454 .413 .185 3.9 7.7 5.8 16.8 1.9 0.2 17.3 23.4 90 104 -0.3 0.5 0.2 .012
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 32 584 8.1 .357 .317 .174 4.7 8.3 6.6 16.0 3.3 0.3 16.2 19.3 79 101 -1.0 0.6 -0.4 -0.032
1978-79 29 TOT NBA SG 69 979 9.7 .440 .402 .256 3.7 6.6 5.1 18.1 1.7 0.3 17.2 22.7 87 105 -1.1 0.9 -0.2 -0.010
1978-79 29 PHI NBA SG 37 452 11.2 .473 .444 .204 3.8 4.2 4.0 18.0 2.5 0.1 18.0 22.5 90 103 -0.3 0.5 0.2 .021
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 32 527 8.4 .414 .367 .300 3.6 8.7 6.1 18.1 1.0 0.4 16.5 22.9 85 106 -0.8 0.4 -0.4 -0.036
1979-80 30 NJN NBA SG 8 81 12.6 .399 .383 .213 .043 7.7 6.4 7.0 26.6 5.0 0.0 18.9 30.2 81 100 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.064
Career TOT 705 19623 16.2 .495 .451 .268 .016 4.5 8.9 6.6 17.2 2.2 0.3 14.4 26.8 99 104 9.8 19.3 29.0 .071
ABA 487 15643 17.3 .506 .461 .278 .019 4.7 9.1 6.8 17.4 2.3 0.3 14.0 27.4 102 104 12.0 16.4 28.3 .087
NBA 218 3980 11.8 .441 .404 .222 .001 3.7 7.9 5.8 16.6 2.1 0.2 17.1 22.3 86 103 -2.2 2.9 0.7 .008
7 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 519 16227 17.0 .503 .457 .276 .018 4.7 9.1 6.8 17.3 2.3 0.3 14.1 27.2 101 104 11.0 17.0 28.0 .083
2 seasons DET NBA 109 2336 13.6 .460 .423 .219 3.4 8.3 5.9 15.9 1.9 0.2 17.3 23.4 90 104 0.1 1.3 1.4 .029
2 seasons NJN NBA 40 608 9.0 .411 .370 .285 .007 4.2 8.4 6.2 19.3 1.5 0.4 16.9 23.8 84 105 -1.0 0.5 -0.5 -0.040
1 season PHI NBA 37 452 11.2 .473 .444 .204 3.8 4.2 4.0 18.0 2.5 0.1 18.0 22.5 90 103 -0.3 0.5 0.2 .021

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
1971-72 22 DNR ABA SG 7 291 70 162 .432 0 2 .000 70 160 .438 47 57 .825 31 24 18 21 187
1972-73 23 DNR ABA SG 5 197 51 138 .370 2 6 .333 49 132 .371 28 37 .757 8 16 24 14 15 20 132
1974-75 25 DNA ABA SG 13 471 102 214 .477 1 6 .167 101 208 .486 53 68 .779 18 47 65 74 22 3 55 30 258
1975-76 26 DNA ABA SG 13 542 99 217 .456 1 2 .500 98 215 .456 58 64 .906 17 44 61 73 21 4 58 33 257
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 2 17 0 9 .000 0 9 .000 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 13 225 43 95 .453 43 95 .453 16 23 .696 5 14 19 38 4 2 21 20 102
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 2 10 2 5 .400 2 5 .400 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 4
Career TOT 55 1753 367 840 .437 4 16 .250 363 824 .441 202 249 .811 49 125 205 226 47 9 168 125 940
ABA 38 1501 322 731 .440 4 16 .250 318 715 .445 186 226 .823 43 107 181 185 43 7 146 104 834
NBA 17 252 45 109 .413 45 109 .413 16 23 .696 6 18 24 41 4 2 22 21 106
5 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 51 1726 365 826 .442 4 16 .250 361 810 .446 202 249 .811 48 121 200 223 47 9 167 124 936
1 season DET NBA 2 17 0 9 .000 0 9 .000 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0
1 season NJN NBA 2 10 2 5 .400 2 5 .400 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 4

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 22 DNR ABA SG 7 41.6 10.0 23.1 .432 0.0 0.3 .000 10.0 22.9 .438 6.7 8.1 .825 4.4 3.4 2.6 3.0 26.7
1972-73 23 DNR ABA SG 5 39.4 10.2 27.6 .370 0.4 1.2 .333 9.8 26.4 .371 5.6 7.4 .757 1.6 3.2 4.8 2.8 3.0 4.0 26.4
1974-75 25 DNA ABA SG 13 36.2 7.8 16.5 .477 0.1 0.5 .167 7.8 16.0 .486 4.1 5.2 .779 1.4 3.6 5.0 5.7 1.7 0.2 4.2 2.3 19.8
1975-76 26 DNA ABA SG 13 41.7 7.6 16.7 .456 0.1 0.2 .500 7.5 16.5 .456 4.5 4.9 .906 1.3 3.4 4.7 5.6 1.6 0.3 4.5 2.5 19.8
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 2 8.5 0.0 4.5 .000 0.0 4.5 .000 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 13 17.3 3.3 7.3 .453 3.3 7.3 .453 1.2 1.8 .696 0.4 1.1 1.5 2.9 0.3 0.2 1.6 1.5 7.8
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 2 5.0 1.0 2.5 .400 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 2.0
Career TOT 55 31.9 6.7 15.3 .437 0.1 0.4 .250 6.6 15.0 .441 3.7 4.5 .811 1.0 2.6 3.7 4.1 1.1 0.2 3.2 2.3 17.1
ABA 38 39.5 8.5 19.2 .440 0.1 0.4 .250 8.4 18.8 .445 4.9 5.9 .823 1.4 3.5 4.8 4.9 1.7 0.3 3.8 2.7 21.9
NBA 17 14.8 2.6 6.4 .413 2.6 6.4 .413 0.9 1.4 .696 0.4 1.1 1.4 2.4 0.2 0.1 1.5 1.2 6.2
5 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 51 33.8 7.2 16.2 .442 0.1 0.4 .250 7.1 15.9 .446 4.0 4.9 .811 1.1 2.8 3.9 4.4 1.2 0.2 3.3 2.4 18.4
1 season DET NBA 2 8.5 0.0 4.5 .000 0.0 4.5 .000 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
1 season NJN NBA 2 5.0 1.0 2.5 .400 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 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
1971-72 22 DNR ABA SG 7 291 8.7 20.0 .432 0.0 0.2 .000 8.7 19.8 .438 5.8 7.1 .825 3.8 3.0 2.2 2.6 23.1
1972-73 23 DNR ABA SG 5 197 9.3 25.2 .370 0.4 1.1 .333 9.0 24.1 .371 5.1 6.8 .757 1.5 2.9 4.4 2.6 2.7 3.7 24.1
1974-75 25 DNA ABA SG 13 471 7.8 16.4 .477 0.1 0.5 .167 7.7 15.9 .486 4.1 5.2 .779 1.4 3.6 5.0 5.7 1.7 0.2 4.2 2.3 19.7
1975-76 26 DNA ABA SG 13 542 6.6 14.4 .456 0.1 0.1 .500 6.5 14.3 .456 3.9 4.3 .906 1.1 2.9 4.1 4.8 1.4 0.3 3.9 2.2 17.1
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 2 17 0.0 19.1 .000 0.0 19.1 .000 0.0 0.0 2.1 4.2 6.4 2.1 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 13 225 6.9 15.2 .453 6.9 15.2 .453 2.6 3.7 .696 0.8 2.2 3.0 6.1 0.6 0.3 3.4 3.2 16.3
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 2 10 7.2 18.0 .400 7.2 18.0 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 7.2 7.2 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 14.4
Career TOT 55 1753 7.5 17.3 .437 0.1 0.4 .250 7.5 16.9 .441 4.1 5.1 .811 1.2 3.1 4.2 4.6 1.3 0.3 3.5 2.6 19.3
ABA 38 1501 7.7 17.5 .440 0.1 0.4 .250 7.6 17.1 .445 4.5 5.4 .823 1.3 3.2 4.3 4.4 1.5 0.2 3.5 2.5 20.0
NBA 17 252 6.4 15.6 .413 6.4 15.6 .413 2.3 3.3 .696 0.9 2.6 3.4 5.9 0.6 0.3 3.4 3.0 15.1
5 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 51 1726 7.6 17.2 .442 0.1 0.4 .250 7.5 16.9 .446 4.2 5.2 .811 1.2 3.0 4.2 4.7 1.4 0.3 3.5 2.6 19.5
1 season DET NBA 2 17 0.0 19.1 .000 0.0 19.1 .000 0.0 0.0 2.1 4.2 6.4 2.1 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0
1 season NJN NBA 2 10 7.2 18.0 .400 7.2 18.0 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 7.2 7.2 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 14.4

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
1974-75 25 DNA ABA SG 13 471 10.0 21.0 .477 0.1 0.6 .167 9.9 20.4 .486 5.2 6.7 .779 1.8 4.6 6.4 7.3 2.2 0.3 5.4 2.9 25.3
1975-76 26 DNA ABA SG 13 542 8.3 18.1 .456 0.1 0.2 .500 8.2 17.9 .456 4.8 5.3 .906 1.4 3.7 5.1 6.1 1.8 0.3 4.8 2.8 21.4
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 2 17 0.0 24.9 .000 0.0 24.9 .000 0.0 0.0 2.8 5.5 8.3 2.8 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 13 225 8.7 19.1 .453 8.7 19.1 .453 3.2 4.6 .696 1.0 2.8 3.8 7.7 0.8 0.4 4.2 4.0 20.6
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 2 10 8.8 22.1 .400 8.8 22.1 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.8 8.8 8.8 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.0 17.7
Career TOT 55 1753 8.9 19.5 .437 0.2 0.7 .250 13.1 29.7 .441 7.3 9.0 .811 1.8 3.9 7.4 6.8 1.7 0.3 6.1 4.5 33.9
ABA 38 1501 9.1 19.4 .440 0.2 0.7 .250 14.3 32.2 .445 8.4 10.2 .823 1.9 4.1 8.2 6.6 1.9 0.3 6.6 4.7 37.6
NBA 17 252 8.1 19.6 .413 8.1 19.6 .413 2.9 4.1 .696 1.1 3.2 4.3 7.4 0.7 0.4 4.2 3.8 19.1
5 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 51 1726 9.0 19.4 .442 0.2 0.7 .250 13.3 29.8 .446 7.4 9.2 .811 1.8 3.9 7.4 6.8 1.7 0.3 6.2 4.6 34.5
1 season DET NBA 2 17 0.0 24.9 .000 0.0 24.9 .000 0.0 0.0 2.8 5.5 8.3 2.8 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.0
1 season NJN NBA 2 10 8.8 22.1 .400 8.8 22.1 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.8 8.8 8.8 0.0 0.0 4.4 0.0 17.7

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
1971-72 22 DNR ABA SG 7 291 19.7 .500 .432 .352 .012 4.9 14.6 8.8 29.3 0.2 0.5 0.7 .109
1972-73 23 DNR ABA SG 5 197 14.9 .428 .377 .268 .043 5.8 14.1 8.9 33.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.047
1974-75 25 DNA ABA SG 13 471 15.9 .529 .479 .318 .028 4.1 10.4 7.2 22.2 2.2 0.4 18.4 24.8 102 112 0.2 0.2 0.4 .044
1975-76 26 DNA ABA SG 13 542 13.2 .524 .459 .295 .009 3.3 7.8 5.7 18.2 1.8 0.4 19.1 21.3 101 110 0.2 0.3 0.5 .044
1976-77 27 DET NBA SG 2 17 -10.3 .000 .000 .000 5.9 10.1 8.2 6.7 0.0 0.0 114 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.536
1977-78 28 DEN NBA SG 13 225 11.8 .485 .453 .242 2.3 6.2 4.3 23.4 0.8 0.5 16.7 21.1 98 111 0.1 0.0 0.1 .019
1978-79 29 NJN NBA SG 2 10 10.9 .400 .400 .000 0.0 20.6 9.4 28.3 0.0 0.0 16.7 21.4 85 108 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.043
Career TOT 55 1753 14.8 .495 .439 .296 .019 3.4 8.6 5.8 18.8 1.7 0.4 15.2 25.0 100 111 0.1 1.2 1.3 .036
ABA 38 1501 15.5 .502 .443 .309 .022 3.7 9.0 6.0 18.2 1.9 0.4 15.0 25.6 101 111 0.2 1.2 1.4 .045
NBA 17 252 10.3 .445 .413 .211 2.5 7.0 4.7 22.5 0.7 0.4 16.7 21.1 97 111 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.021
5 seasons DNR,DNA,DEN ABA 51 1726 15.1 .500 .444 .301 .019 3.4 8.5 5.8 18.9 1.7 0.4 15.1 25.0 101 111 0.3 1.2 1.5 .042
1 season DET NBA 2 17 -10.3 .000 .000 .000 5.9 10.1 8.2 6.7 0.0 0.0 114 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.536
1 season NJN NBA 2 10 10.9 .400 .400 .000 0.0 20.6 9.4 28.3 0.0 0.0 16.7 21.4 85 108 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.043

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
1971-72 22 DNR ABA SG 1 20:00 6 14 .429 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 1 1 0 3 1 12
1972-73 23 DNR ABA SG 1 13:00 2 6 .333 0 0 2 3 .667 1 3 2 1 0 2 1 6
1973-74 24 DNR ABA SF 1 23:00 6 17 .353 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 12
1974-75 25 DNA ABA SG 1 25:00 3 10 .300 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 3 1 6
1975-76 26 DNA ABA SG 1 37:00 8 15 .533 0 0 3 3 1.000 7 5 0 19
Career ABA 5 118 25 62 .403 0 1 .000 5 7 .714 4 15 7 3 0 11 3 55

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
Ralph Simpson 7.2 7.2 6.3 4.2 2.3 1.2 1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
Andrew Toney 90.1 7.3 6.4 5.5 4.0 2.2 1.2 0.5 -0.2
Johnny Moore 87.3 7.2 6.6 5.8 3.8 3.2 2.1 1.2 0.3 -0.1
Ronnie Brewer 85.8 7.8 6.8 5.4 3.9 3.7 1.7 1.1 0.0
George Thompson 85.2 7.7 6.7 6.5 5.6 2.7 1.8
Scott Skiles 82.9 8.0 7.0 4.5 4.4 3.2 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.1 -0.2
Eric Murdock 81.3 7.2 6.1 4.3 4.1 2.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.1
Josh Childress 80.6 7.6 5.7 5.5 4.6 1.4 0.9 0.1 0.0
Mike Riordan 79.8 11.1 7.0 6.1 3.8 2.1 1.7 1.7 -0.1 -0.1
George King 79.7 8.1 6.4 6.3 3.8 3.8 3.0
Ty Lawson 79.6 7.4 6.9 6.7 6.3 3.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ralph Simpson 7.2 7.2 6.3 4.2 2.3 1.2 1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
Andrew Toney 90.1 7.3 6.4 5.5 4.0 2.2 1.2 0.5 -0.2
Johnny Moore 87.3 7.2 6.6 5.8 3.8 3.2 2.1 1.2 0.3 -0.1
Ronnie Brewer 85.8 7.8 6.8 5.4 3.9 3.7 1.7 1.1 0.0
George Thompson 85.2 7.7 6.7 6.5 5.6 2.7 1.8
Scott Skiles 82.9 8.0 7.0 4.5 4.4 3.2 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.1 -0.2
Eric Murdock 81.3 7.2 6.1 4.3 4.1 2.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.1
Josh Childress 80.6 7.6 5.7 5.5 4.6 1.4 0.9 0.1 0.0
Mike Riordan 79.8 11.1 7.0 6.1 3.8 2.1 1.7 1.7 -0.1 -0.1
George King 79.7 8.1 6.4 6.3 3.8 3.8 3.0
Ty Lawson 79.6 7.4 6.9 6.7 6.3 3.7

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
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
1968-69 19 MICHIGANST 3 52 93 17 25 27 121 .559 .680 40.3 9.0
1969-70 20 MICHIGANST 23 264 588 139 169 239 667 .449 .822 29.0 10.4
Career 23 264 588 139 169 239 667 .449 .822 29.0 10.4

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1971-72 ABA 84 (2)
1975-76 ABA 84 (3)
Career ABA 487 (25)

Minutes Played
1975-76 ABA 3121 (4)
Career ABA 15643 (27)

Field Goals
1971-72 ABA 920 (3)
1972-73 ABA 732 (6)
1973-74 ABA 597 (10)
1974-75 ABA 694 (7)
Career ABA 4022 (10)

Field Goal Attempts
1971-72 ABA 2000 (3)
1972-73 ABA 1670 (5)
1973-74 ABA 1395 (8)
1974-75 ABA 1374 (9)
Career ABA 8758 (10)

3-Pt Field Goals
Career ABA 32 (67)

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 166 (57)

Free Throws
1971-72 ABA 457 (9)
Career ABA 1877 (21)

Free Throw Attempts
Career ABA 2437 (22)

Offensive Rebounds
Career ABA 778 (50)

Defensive Rebounds
Career ABA 1393 (50)

Total Rebounds
Career ABA 2171 (54)

Assists
1974-75 ABA 442 (7)
1975-76 ABA 597 (2)
Career ABA 1878 (16)

Steals
1972-73 ABA 127 (8)
1974-75 ABA 166 (6)
1975-76 ABA 153 (7)
Career ABA 549 (5)

Blocks
Career ABA 54 (56)

Turnovers
1971-72 ABA 266 (8)
1972-73 ABA 283 (7)
1974-75 ABA 314 (5)
1975-76 ABA 360 (1)
Career ABA 1605 (10)

Personal Fouls
Career ABA 1224 (46)

Points
1971-72 ABA 2300 (4)
1972-73 ABA 1890 (5)
1974-75 ABA 1692 (7)
1975-76 ABA 1515 (10)
Career ABA 9953 (13)

Field Goal Pct
1975-76 ABA .511 (8)
Career ABA .459 (61)

Free Throw Pct
Career ABA .770 (54)

Minutes Per Game
1975-76 ABA 37.2 (7)
Career ABA 32.1 (37)

Points Per Game
1971-72 ABA 27.4 (4)
1972-73 ABA 23.3 (5)
1973-74 ABA 18.7 (10)
1974-75 ABA 20.6 (10)
Career ABA 20.4 (10)

Assists Per Game
1974-75 ABA 5.4 (9)
1975-76 ABA 7.1 (2)
Career ABA 3.9 (18)

Steals Per Game
1974-75 ABA 2.0 (7)
1975-76 ABA 1.8 (10)
Career 1.4 (59)

Player Efficiency Rating
1972-73 ABA 19.6 (9)
Career ABA 17.3 (25)

True Shooting Pct
1975-76 ABA .555 (10)
Career ABA .506 (70)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1975-76 ABA .513 (9)
Career ABA .461 (70)

Offensive Rebound Pct
Career ABA 4.7 (52)

Defensive Rebound Pct
Career ABA 9.1 (45)

Total Rebound Pct
Career ABA 6.8 (57)

Assist Pct
1975-76 ABA 23.9 (3)
Career ABA 17.4 (19)

Steal Pct
1974-75 ABA 2.6 (10)
Career ABA 2.3 (29)

Block Pct
Career ABA 0.3 (64)

Turnover Pct
1971-72 ABA 10.6 (8)
1973-74 ABA 11.4 (10)
Career ABA 14.0 (45)

Usage Pct
1970-71 ABA 27.3 (4)
1971-72 ABA 31.4 (3)
1972-73 ABA 32.7 (1)
1973-74 ABA 29.4 (3)
1974-75 ABA 24.7 (8)
Career ABA 27.4 (4)
Career 26.8 (34)

Offensive Rating
Career ABA 101.8 (42)

Defensive Rating
Career ABA 104.1 (35)

Offensive Win Shares
Career ABA 12.0 (55)

Defensive Win Shares
Career ABA 16.4 (25)

Win Shares
Career ABA 28.3 (38)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
Career ABA .087 (62)

   

Transactions

June 17, 1976: Moved from the ABA to the NBA with the Denver Nuggets.

October 20, 1976: As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Detroit Pistons; the Boston Celtics traded Paul Silas to the Denver Nuggets; and the Detroit Pistons traded Curtis Rowe to the Boston Celtics.

February 1, 1978: Traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Denver Nuggets for Jim Price and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Phil Hubbard was later selected).

August 16, 1978: Traded by the Denver Nuggets with Bobby Jones and a 1984 1st round draft pick (Leon Wood was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for George McGinnis and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Mike Evans was later selected).

February 7, 1979: Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers with Harvey Catchings and cash to the New Jersey Nets for Eric Money and Al Skinner.

November 13, 1979: Waived by the New Jersey Nets.

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