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Guy Sparrow

Guy Paul Joseph Sparrow (The Bird)

Position: Small Forward and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 218 lbs.
Born: November 2, 1932 in Pontiac, Michigan
High School: Pontiac in Pontiac, Michigan
College: University of Detroit Mercy
Draft: New York Knicks, 3rd round (5th pick, 19th overall), 1955 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 23, 1957

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1957-58 25 NYK NBA SF 72 1661 318 838 .379 318 838 .379 .379 165 257 .642 461 69 232 801
1958-59 26 TOT NBA PF 67 842 129 406 .318 129 406 .318 .318 78 138 .565 244 67 158 336
1958-59 26 NYK NBA 44 607 96 308 .312 96 308 .312 .312 57 98 .582 187 45 115 249
1958-59 26 PHW NBA PF 23 235 33 98 .337 33 98 .337 .337 21 40 .525 57 22 43 87
1959-60 27 PHW NBA 11 80 14 45 .311 14 45 .311 .311 2 8 .250 23 6 20 30
Career NBA 150 2583 461 1289 .358 461 1289 .358 .358 245 403 .608 728 142 410 1167
2 seasons NYK NBA 116 2268 414 1146 .361 414 1146 .361 .361 222 355 .625 648 114 347 1050
2 seasons PHW NBA 34 315 47 143 .329 47 143 .329 .329 23 48 .479 80 28 63 117

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
1957-58 25 NYK NBA SF 72 23.1 4.4 11.6 .379 4.4 11.6 .379 2.3 3.6 .642 6.4 1.0 3.2 11.1
1958-59 26 TOT NBA PF 67 12.6 1.9 6.1 .318 1.9 6.1 .318 1.2 2.1 .565 3.6 1.0 2.4 5.0
1958-59 26 NYK NBA 44 13.8 2.2 7.0 .312 2.2 7.0 .312 1.3 2.2 .582 4.3 1.0 2.6 5.7
1958-59 26 PHW NBA PF 23 10.2 1.4 4.3 .337 1.4 4.3 .337 0.9 1.7 .525 2.5 1.0 1.9 3.8
1959-60 27 PHW NBA 11 7.3 1.3 4.1 .311 1.3 4.1 .311 0.2 0.7 .250 2.1 0.5 1.8 2.7
Career NBA 150 17.2 3.1 8.6 .358 3.1 8.6 .358 1.6 2.7 .608 4.9 0.9 2.7 7.8
2 seasons NYK NBA 116 19.6 3.6 9.9 .361 3.6 9.9 .361 1.9 3.1 .625 5.6 1.0 3.0 9.1
2 seasons PHW NBA 34 9.3 1.4 4.2 .329 1.4 4.2 .329 0.7 1.4 .479 2.4 0.8 1.9 3.4

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
1957-58 25 NYK NBA SF 72 1661 6.9 18.2 .379 6.9 18.2 .379 3.6 5.6 .642 10.0 1.5 5.0 17.4
1958-59 26 TOT NBA PF 67 842 5.5 17.4 .318 5.5 17.4 .318 3.3 5.9 .565 10.4 2.9 6.8 14.4
1958-59 26 NYK NBA 44 607 5.7 18.3 .312 5.7 18.3 .312 3.4 5.8 .582 11.1 2.7 6.8 14.8
1958-59 26 PHW NBA PF 23 235 5.1 15.0 .337 5.1 15.0 .337 3.2 6.1 .525 8.7 3.4 6.6 13.3
1959-60 27 PHW NBA 11 80 6.3 20.3 .311 6.3 20.3 .311 0.9 3.6 .250 10.4 2.7 9.0 13.5
Career NBA 150 2583 6.4 18.0 .358 6.4 18.0 .358 3.4 5.6 .608 10.1 2.0 5.7 16.3
2 seasons NYK NBA 116 2268 6.6 18.2 .361 6.6 18.2 .361 3.5 5.6 .625 10.3 1.8 5.5 16.7
2 seasons PHW NBA 34 315 5.4 16.3 .329 5.4 16.3 .329 2.6 5.5 .479 9.1 3.2 7.2 13.4

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1957-58 25 NYK NBA SF 72 1661 12.5 .421 .307 0.2 1.0 1.2 .035
1958-59 26 TOT NBA PF 67 842 8.9 .360 .340 -1.6 0.7 -0.9 -0.051
1958-59 26 NYK NBA 44 607 8.8 .355 .318 -1.3 0.4 -0.9 -0.072
1958-59 26 PHW NBA PF 23 235 9.2 .376 .408 -0.3 0.3 0.0 .003
1959-60 27 PHW NBA 11 80 3.8 .309 .178 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.105
Career NBA 150 2583 11.0 .398 .313 -1.7 1.8 0.1 .003
2 seasons NYK NBA 116 2268 11.5 .403 .310 -1.1 1.4 0.3 .006
2 seasons PHW NBA 34 315 7.8 .356 .336 -0.6 0.4 -0.2 -0.024

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
Guy Sparrow 1.2 -0.2 -0.9
Howie Jolliff -10.6 1.2 -0.2 -0.3
Mike Maloy -19.4 1.3 -0.1 -0.3
Art Long -21.9 1.4 -0.1 -0.3
John Rudometkin -27.6 1.6 -0.1 -0.5
Darko Milicic -28.4 1.2 -0.2 -0.2
Jerome Moiso -31.7 1.5 -0.1 -0.3
Zarko Cabarkapa -32.6 1.3 0.3 -0.4
Gene Stump -32.8 2.1 -0.2 -0.8
Anthony Miller -33.9 1.2 0.0 -0.1
Mark Pope -34.4 1.3 0.0 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Guy Sparrow 1.2 -0.2 -0.9
Howie Jolliff -10.6 1.2 -0.2 -0.3
Mike Maloy -19.4 1.3 -0.1 -0.3
Art Long -21.9 1.4 -0.1 -0.3
John Rudometkin -27.6 1.6 -0.1 -0.5
Zarko Cabarkapa -32.6 1.3 0.3 -0.4
Gene Stump -32.8 2.1 -0.2 -0.8
LeRon Ellis -36.5 1.6 -0.1 -0.2
Larry Demic -43.6 1.6 -0.1 -0.1
Jackie Butler -45.4 1.2 0.1 0.1
Johnny Ezersky -46.1 1.7 0.5 -0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1957-58 NBA 72 (1)

Transactions

April 13, 1955: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 3rd round (21st pick) of the 1955 NBA Draft.

January 27, 1959: Traded by the New York Knicks to the Philadelphia Warriors for Jack George.

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