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Dave Sorenson

David Lowell Sorenson (Sunshine)

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: July 8, 1948
Died: July 9, 2002
High School: Findlay in Findlay, Ohio
College: Ohio State University
Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers, 2nd round (9th pick, 26th overall), 1970 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 14, 1970

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 22 CLE NBA PF 79 1940 353 794 .445 353 794 .445 184 229 .803 486 163 181 890
1971-72 23 CLE NBA PF 76 1162 213 475 .448 213 475 .448 106 136 .779 301 81 120 532
1972-73 24 TOT NBA PF 58 755 124 293 .423 124 293 .423 64 90 .711 210 36 107 312
1972-73 24 CLE NBA PF 10 129 11 45 .244 11 45 .244 5 11 .455 37 5 16 27
1972-73 24 PHI NBA PF 48 626 113 248 .456 113 248 .456 59 79 .747 173 31 91 285
Career NBA 213 3857 690 1562 .442 690 1562 .442 354 455 .778 997 280 408 1734
3 seasons CLE NBA 165 3231 577 1314 .439 577 1314 .439 295 376 .785 824 249 317 1449
1 season PHI NBA 48 626 113 248 .456 113 248 .456 59 79 .747 173 31 91 285

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 22 CLE NBA PF 79 24.6 4.5 10.1 .445 4.5 10.1 .445 2.3 2.9 .803 6.2 2.1 2.3 11.3
1971-72 23 CLE NBA PF 76 15.3 2.8 6.3 .448 2.8 6.3 .448 1.4 1.8 .779 4.0 1.1 1.6 7.0
1972-73 24 TOT NBA PF 58 13.0 2.1 5.1 .423 2.1 5.1 .423 1.1 1.6 .711 3.6 0.6 1.8 5.4
1972-73 24 CLE NBA PF 10 12.9 1.1 4.5 .244 1.1 4.5 .244 0.5 1.1 .455 3.7 0.5 1.6 2.7
1972-73 24 PHI NBA PF 48 13.0 2.4 5.2 .456 2.4 5.2 .456 1.2 1.6 .747 3.6 0.6 1.9 5.9
Career NBA 213 18.1 3.2 7.3 .442 3.2 7.3 .442 1.7 2.1 .778 4.7 1.3 1.9 8.1
3 seasons CLE NBA 165 19.6 3.5 8.0 .439 3.5 8.0 .439 1.8 2.3 .785 5.0 1.5 1.9 8.8
1 season PHI NBA 48 13.0 2.4 5.2 .456 2.4 5.2 .456 1.2 1.6 .747 3.6 0.6 1.9 5.9

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 22 CLE NBA PF 79 1940 6.6 14.7 .445 6.6 14.7 .445 3.4 4.2 .803 9.0 3.0 3.4 16.5
1971-72 23 CLE NBA PF 76 1162 6.6 14.7 .448 6.6 14.7 .448 3.3 4.2 .779 9.3 2.5 3.7 16.5
1972-73 24 TOT NBA PF 58 755 5.9 14.0 .423 5.9 14.0 .423 3.1 4.3 .711 10.0 1.7 5.1 14.9
1972-73 24 CLE NBA PF 10 129 3.1 12.6 .244 3.1 12.6 .244 1.4 3.1 .455 10.3 1.4 4.5 7.5
1972-73 24 PHI NBA PF 48 626 6.5 14.3 .456 6.5 14.3 .456 3.4 4.5 .747 9.9 1.8 5.2 16.4
Career NBA 213 3857 6.4 14.6 .442 6.4 14.6 .442 3.3 4.2 .778 9.3 2.6 3.8 16.2
3 seasons CLE NBA 165 3231 6.4 14.6 .439 6.4 14.6 .439 3.3 4.2 .785 9.2 2.8 3.5 16.1
1 season PHI NBA 48 626 6.5 14.3 .456 6.5 14.3 .456 3.4 4.5 .747 9.9 1.8 5.2 16.4

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
1970-71 22 CLE NBA PF 79 1940 15.2 .497 .445 .288 12.1 12.8 1.9 0.7 2.6 .065
1971-72 23 CLE NBA PF 76 1162 14.6 .497 .448 .286 12.6 10.1 1.0 1.1 2.1 .086
1972-73 24 TOT NBA PF 58 755 12.4 .469 .423 .307 12.6 6.7 0.1 0.5 0.7 .042
1972-73 24 CLE NBA PF 10 129 3.4 .271 .244 .244 13.9 5.0 -0.6 0.2 -0.4 -0.147
1972-73 24 PHI NBA PF 48 626 14.3 .504 .456 .319 12.3 7.1 0.7 0.3 1.1 .081
Career NBA 213 3857 14.5 .492 .442 .291 12.3 10.8 3.0 2.4 5.4 .067
3 seasons CLE NBA 165 3231 14.5 .490 .439 .286 12.3 11.5 2.3 2.0 4.3 .064
1 season PHI NBA 48 626 14.3 .504 .456 .319 12.3 7.1 0.7 0.3 1.1 .081

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Dave Sorenson 2.6 2.1 0.7
Ekpe Udoh 98.3 2.7 2.1 0.7
Jackie Moreland 90.5 2.6 2.5 0.5
Antoine Carr 90.4 2.2 2.1 0.7
Stan Love 89.7 2.2 2.1 0.7
Don Nelson 89.2 2.3 2.1 0.4
Carey Scurry 89.1 2.6 1.8 0.9
James Singleton 89.0 3.0 2.3 0.7
Phil Jackson 88.7 2.5 1.7 0.5
Brandon Rush 88.5 2.6 2.5 0.9
Kenny Williams 87.6 2.7 1.6 0.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Dave Sorenson 2.6 2.1 0.7
Ekpe Udoh 98.3 2.7 2.1 0.7 0.0
Bob Bedell 89.4 2.4 2.2 0.8 0.1
Carey Scurry 89.1 2.6 1.8 0.9
Al Eberhard 87.8 2.6 1.8 0.9 0.0
Sam Pellom 83.8 2.2 1.8 0.7 0.0
Jim Palmer 82.9 2.4 1.9 0.2
Stan Love 80.7 2.2 2.1 0.7 0.6
Alaa Abdelnaby 79.0 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.3 -0.1
Dave Lattin 78.6 3.2 2.0 0.6 0.4 0.2
Tom Tolbert 78.3 2.7 2.5 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1968-69 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

Transactions

March 23, 1970: Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2nd round (26th pick) of the 1970 NBA Draft.

November 10, 1972: Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Philadelphia 76ers for Bob Rule.

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