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Jim Spanarkel

James Gerard Spanarkel

Position: Shooting Guard and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: June 28, 1957 in Jersey City, New Jersey
High School: Hudson Catholic in Jersey City, New Jersey
College: Duke University
Draft: Philadelphia 76ers, 1st round (16th pick, 16th overall), 1979 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 17, 1979

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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 40 442 72 153 .471 0 2 .000 72 151 .477 54 65 .831 27 27 54 51 12 6 57 58 198
1980-81 23 DAL NBA SF 82 2317 404 866 .467 1 10 .100 403 856 .471 375 423 .887 142 155 297 232 117 20 172 230 1184
1981-82 24 DAL NBA SG 82 1 1755 270 564 .479 8 24 .333 262 540 .485 279 327 .853 99 111 210 206 86 9 111 140 827
1982-83 25 DAL NBA SG 48 4 722 91 197 .462 2 10 .200 89 187 .476 88 113 .779 27 57 84 78 27 3 55 59 272
1983-84 26 DAL NBA SG 7 0 54 7 16 .438 1 2 .500 6 14 .429 9 13 .692 5 2 7 5 6 0 4 8 24
Career NBA 259 5 5290 844 1796 .470 12 48 .250 832 1748 .476 805 941 .855 300 352 652 572 248 38 399 495 2505
4 seasons DAL NBA 219 5 4848 772 1643 .470 12 46 .261 760 1597 .476 751 876 .857 273 325 598 521 236 32 342 437 2307
1 season PHI NBA 40 442 72 153 .471 0 2 .000 72 151 .477 54 65 .831 27 27 54 51 12 6 57 58 198

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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 40 11.1 1.8 3.8 .471 0.0 0.1 .000 1.8 3.8 .477 1.4 1.6 .831 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.3 0.3 0.2 1.4 1.5 5.0
1980-81 23 DAL NBA SF 82 28.3 4.9 10.6 .467 0.0 0.1 .100 4.9 10.4 .471 4.6 5.2 .887 1.7 1.9 3.6 2.8 1.4 0.2 2.1 2.8 14.4
1981-82 24 DAL NBA SG 82 1 21.4 3.3 6.9 .479 0.1 0.3 .333 3.2 6.6 .485 3.4 4.0 .853 1.2 1.4 2.6 2.5 1.0 0.1 1.4 1.7 10.1
1982-83 25 DAL NBA SG 48 4 15.0 1.9 4.1 .462 0.0 0.2 .200 1.9 3.9 .476 1.8 2.4 .779 0.6 1.2 1.8 1.6 0.6 0.1 1.1 1.2 5.7
1983-84 26 DAL NBA SG 7 0 7.7 1.0 2.3 .438 0.1 0.3 .500 0.9 2.0 .429 1.3 1.9 .692 0.7 0.3 1.0 0.7 0.9 0.0 0.6 1.1 3.4
Career NBA 259 5 20.4 3.3 6.9 .470 0.0 0.2 .250 3.2 6.7 .476 3.1 3.6 .855 1.2 1.4 2.5 2.2 1.0 0.1 1.5 1.9 9.7
4 seasons DAL NBA 219 5 22.1 3.5 7.5 .470 0.1 0.2 .261 3.5 7.3 .476 3.4 4.0 .857 1.2 1.5 2.7 2.4 1.1 0.1 1.6 2.0 10.5
1 season PHI NBA 40 11.1 1.8 3.8 .471 0.0 0.1 .000 1.8 3.8 .477 1.4 1.6 .831 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.3 0.3 0.2 1.4 1.5 5.0

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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 40 442 5.9 12.5 .471 0.0 0.2 .000 5.9 12.3 .477 4.4 5.3 .831 2.2 2.2 4.4 4.2 1.0 0.5 4.6 4.7 16.1
1980-81 23 DAL NBA SF 82 2317 6.3 13.5 .467 0.0 0.2 .100 6.3 13.3 .471 5.8 6.6 .887 2.2 2.4 4.6 3.6 1.8 0.3 2.7 3.6 18.4
1981-82 24 DAL NBA SG 82 1 1755 5.5 11.6 .479 0.2 0.5 .333 5.4 11.1 .485 5.7 6.7 .853 2.0 2.3 4.3 4.2 1.8 0.2 2.3 2.9 17.0
1982-83 25 DAL NBA SG 48 4 722 4.5 9.8 .462 0.1 0.5 .200 4.4 9.3 .476 4.4 5.6 .779 1.3 2.8 4.2 3.9 1.3 0.1 2.7 2.9 13.6
1983-84 26 DAL NBA SG 7 0 54 4.7 10.7 .438 0.7 1.3 .500 4.0 9.3 .429 6.0 8.7 .692 3.3 1.3 4.7 3.3 4.0 0.0 2.7 5.3 16.0
Career NBA 259 5 5290 5.7 12.2 .470 0.1 0.3 .250 5.7 11.9 .476 5.5 6.4 .855 2.0 2.4 4.4 3.9 1.7 0.3 2.7 3.4 17.0
4 seasons DAL NBA 219 5 4848 5.7 12.2 .470 0.1 0.3 .261 5.6 11.9 .476 5.6 6.5 .857 2.0 2.4 4.4 3.9 1.8 0.2 2.5 3.2 17.1
1 season PHI NBA 40 442 5.9 12.5 .471 0.0 0.2 .000 5.9 12.3 .477 4.4 5.3 .831 2.2 2.2 4.4 4.2 1.0 0.5 4.6 4.7 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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 40 442 7.6 16.1 .471 0.0 0.2 .000 7.6 12.3 .477 5.7 6.9 .831 2.8 2.8 5.7 5.4 1.3 0.6 6.0 6.1 20.9
1980-81 23 DAL NBA SF 82 2317 8.5 18.2 .467 0.0 0.2 .100 8.5 13.3 .471 7.9 8.9 .887 3.0 3.3 6.2 4.9 2.5 0.4 3.6 4.8 24.9
1981-82 24 DAL NBA SG 82 1 1755 7.5 15.7 .479 0.2 0.7 .333 7.3 11.1 .485 7.7 9.1 .853 2.7 3.1 5.8 5.7 2.4 0.2 3.1 3.9 23.0
1982-83 25 DAL NBA SG 48 4 722 5.9 12.7 .462 0.1 0.6 .200 5.8 9.3 .476 5.7 7.3 .779 1.7 3.7 5.4 5.0 1.7 0.2 3.6 3.8 17.6
1983-84 26 DAL NBA SG 7 0 54 6.3 14.4 .438 0.9 1.8 .500 5.4 9.3 .429 8.1 11.7 .692 4.5 1.8 6.3 4.5 5.4 0.0 3.6 7.2 21.6
Career NBA 259 5 5290 7.7 16.4 .470 0.1 0.4 .250 7.6 15.9 .476 7.3 8.6 .855 2.7 3.2 5.9 5.2 2.3 0.3 3.6 4.5 22.8
4 seasons DAL NBA 219 5 4848 7.7 16.4 .470 0.1 0.5 .261 7.6 15.9 .476 7.5 8.7 .857 2.7 3.2 6.0 5.2 2.4 0.3 3.4 4.4 23.0
1 season PHI NBA 40 442 7.6 16.1 .471 0.0 0.2 .000 7.6 15.9 .477 5.7 6.9 .831 2.8 2.8 5.7 5.4 1.3 0.6 6.0 6.1 20.9

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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 40 442 10.7 .545 .471 .425 .013 6.9 6.1 6.5 15.9 1.3 0.7 23.9 21.6 97 105 0.0 0.5 0.4 .048
1980-81 23 DAL NBA SF 82 2317 17.3 .563 .467 .488 .012 6.7 7.9 7.3 15.8 2.5 0.5 14.1 22.1 111 110 4.5 1.1 5.5 .115
1981-82 24 DAL NBA SG 82 1755 17.2 .584 .486 .580 .043 6.2 7.5 6.8 16.6 2.4 0.3 13.6 19.2 118 110 4.1 1.1 5.2 .142
1982-83 25 DAL NBA SG 48 722 12.2 .551 .467 .574 .051 4.0 8.7 6.3 13.4 1.7 0.2 18.2 16.5 106 111 0.8 0.2 1.0 .064
1983-84 26 DAL NBA SG 7 54 16.8 .552 .469 .813 .125 10.8 4.3 7.5 11.9 5.4 0.0 15.6 19.9 112 105 0.1 0.1 0.2 .141
Career NBA 259 5290 16.0 .567 .473 .524 .027 6.2 7.7 6.9 15.7 2.3 0.4 15.3 20.3 112 110 9.4 2.9 12.3 .112
4 seasons DAL NBA 219 4848 16.5 .569 .474 .533 .028 6.2 7.8 7.0 15.7 2.4 0.4 14.4 20.2 113 110 9.4 2.4 11.9 .118
1 season PHI NBA 40 442 10.7 .545 .471 .425 .013 6.9 6.1 6.5 15.9 1.3 0.7 23.9 21.6 97 105 0.0 0.5 0.4 .048

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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 5 8 0 2 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
Career NBA 5 8 0 2 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
1 season PHI NBA 5 8 0 2 .000 0 0 0 2 .000 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 1 0 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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 5 1.6 0.0 0.4 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 .000 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4
Career NBA 5 1.6 0.0 0.4 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 .000 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4
1 season PHI NBA 5 1.6 0.0 0.4 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 .000 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4

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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 5 8 0.0 9.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 .000 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0
Career NBA 5 8 0.0 9.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 .000 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0
1 season PHI NBA 5 8 0.0 9.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 .000 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0

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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 5 8 0.0 12.1 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 .000 12.1 12.1 1.000 0.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.1 12.1
Career NBA 5 8 0.0 12.1 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.1 .000 12.1 12.1 1.000 0.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.1 12.1
1 season PHI NBA 5 8 0.0 12.1 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.1 .000 12.1 12.1 1.000 0.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.1 12.1

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
1979-80 22 PHI NBA SG 5 8 6.4 .347 .000 1.000 .000 0.0 13.2 6.8 15.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.2 98 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 .043
Career NBA 5 8 6.4 .347 .000 1.000 .000 0.0 13.2 6.8 15.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.2 98 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 .043
1 season PHI NBA 5 8 6.4 .347 .000 1.000 .000 0.0 13.2 6.8 15.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.2 98 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 .043

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Jim Spanarkel 5.5 5.2 1.0 0.4 0.2
Bob Sura 86.9 5.2 4.9 1.6 0.7 0.4
Alvin Williams 86.5 5.4 5.2 1.3 1.2 1.0
Brad Davis 85.7 5.4 4.2 0.6 0.6 0.3
Kemba Walker 82.2 5.1 4.8 0.3
Jeff McInnis 81.4 6.9 5.1 0.3 0.2 0.1
Scott Burrell 80.9 5.6 3.7 1.1 0.8 0.5
Rickey Green 80.3 6.6 5.7 1.8 0.3 -0.1
Goran Dragic 80.2 5.7 5.1 2.8 1.0 0.1
Jeremy Lin 78.6 5.4 4.4 2.7 0.5
Anthony Parker 77.4 6.5 6.2 0.4 0.2 0.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jim Spanarkel 5.5 5.2 1.0 0.4 0.2
Kemba Walker 82.2 5.1 4.8 0.3
Jeremy Lin 78.6 5.4 4.4 2.7 0.5
Klay Thompson 73.9 6.7 4.3 1.7
Bruce Hale 73.0 5.1 4.4 -0.4
Stephen Chubin 70.0 6.9 4.1 1.7
Rick Mount 69.9 4.6 3.5 1.1 0.7 0.6
Tim Legler 67.6 6.8 3.4 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.3
Lance Stephenson 67.1 7.4 5.5 -0.2 -0.3
Kyrie Irving 66.8 6.7 5.3 4.1
Paul Hoffman 65.8 4.7 4.1 2.2 1.1 0.8

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
1975-76 18 DUKE 23 120 219 67 97 101 307 .548 .691 13.3 4.4
1976-77 19 DUKE 27 172 331 175 209 147 519 .520 .837 19.2 5.4
1977-78 20 DUKE 34 244 460 220 255 116 708 .530 .863 20.8 3.4
1978-79 21 DUKE 30 188 364 102 139 90 478 .516 .734 15.9 3.0
Career 114 724 1374 564 700 454 2012 .527 .806 17.6 4.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1980-81 NBA 82 (3)
1981-82 NBA 82 (4)

Free Throw Pct
1980-81 NBA .886 (4)

Offensive Rating
1981-82 NBA 118.4 (8)

Transactions

June 25, 1979: Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

May 28, 1980: Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks from the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA expansion draft.

Links

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