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Larry Spriggs

Larry Michael Spriggs

Position: Small Forward and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 230 lbs.
Born: September 8, 1959 in Cheverly, Maryland
High School: Northwestern in North Brentwood, Maryland
College: Howard University
Draft: Houston Rockets, 4th round (12th pick, 81st overall), 1981 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: March 12, 1982

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% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 4 0 37 7 11 .636 0 0 7 11 .636 .636 0 2 .000 2 4 6 4 2 0 4 7 14
1982-83 23 CHI NBA SF 9 0 39 8 20 .400 0 0 8 20 .400 .400 5 7 .714 2 7 9 3 1 2 2 3 21
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 38 0 363 44 82 .537 0 2 .000 44 80 .550 .537 36 50 .720 16 45 61 30 12 4 34 55 124
1984-85 25 LAL NBA PF 75 32 1292 194 354 .548 0 3 .000 194 351 .553 .548 112 146 .767 77 150 227 132 47 13 115 195 500
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 43 7 471 88 192 .458 0 1 .000 88 191 .461 .458 38 49 .776 28 53 81 49 18 9 54 78 214
Career NBA 169 39 2202 341 659 .517 0 6 .000 341 653 .522 .517 191 254 .752 125 259 384 218 80 28 209 338 873
3 seasons LAL NBA 156 39 2126 326 628 .519 0 6 .000 326 622 .524 .519 186 245 .759 121 248 369 211 77 26 203 328 838
1 season CHI NBA 9 0 39 8 20 .400 0 0 8 20 .400 .400 5 7 .714 2 7 9 3 1 2 2 3 21
1 season HOU NBA 4 0 37 7 11 .636 0 0 7 11 .636 .636 0 2 .000 2 4 6 4 2 0 4 7 14

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
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 4 0 9.3 1.8 2.8 .636 0.0 0.0 1.8 2.8 .636 0.0 0.5 .000 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.8 3.5
1982-83 23 CHI NBA SF 9 0 4.3 0.9 2.2 .400 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.2 .400 0.6 0.8 .714 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 2.3
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 38 0 9.6 1.2 2.2 .537 0.0 0.1 .000 1.2 2.1 .550 0.9 1.3 .720 0.4 1.2 1.6 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.9 1.4 3.3
1984-85 25 LAL NBA PF 75 32 17.2 2.6 4.7 .548 0.0 0.0 .000 2.6 4.7 .553 1.5 1.9 .767 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.8 0.6 0.2 1.5 2.6 6.7
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 43 7 11.0 2.0 4.5 .458 0.0 0.0 .000 2.0 4.4 .461 0.9 1.1 .776 0.7 1.2 1.9 1.1 0.4 0.2 1.3 1.8 5.0
Career NBA 169 39 13.0 2.0 3.9 .517 0.0 0.0 .000 2.0 3.9 .522 1.1 1.5 .752 0.7 1.5 2.3 1.3 0.5 0.2 1.2 2.0 5.2
3 seasons LAL NBA 156 39 13.6 2.1 4.0 .519 0.0 0.0 .000 2.1 4.0 .524 1.2 1.6 .759 0.8 1.6 2.4 1.4 0.5 0.2 1.3 2.1 5.4
1 season CHI NBA 9 0 4.3 0.9 2.2 .400 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.2 .400 0.6 0.8 .714 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 2.3
1 season HOU NBA 4 0 9.3 1.8 2.8 .636 0.0 0.0 1.8 2.8 .636 0.0 0.5 .000 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.8 3.5

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
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 4 0 37 6.8 10.7 .636 0.0 0.0 6.8 10.7 .636 0.0 1.9 .000 1.9 3.9 5.8 3.9 1.9 0.0 3.9 6.8 13.6
1982-83 23 CHI NBA SF 9 0 39 7.4 18.5 .400 0.0 0.0 7.4 18.5 .400 4.6 6.5 .714 1.8 6.5 8.3 2.8 0.9 1.8 1.8 2.8 19.4
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 38 0 363 4.4 8.1 .537 0.0 0.2 .000 4.4 7.9 .550 3.6 5.0 .720 1.6 4.5 6.0 3.0 1.2 0.4 3.4 5.5 12.3
1984-85 25 LAL NBA PF 75 32 1292 5.4 9.9 .548 0.0 0.1 .000 5.4 9.8 .553 3.1 4.1 .767 2.1 4.2 6.3 3.7 1.3 0.4 3.2 5.4 13.9
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 43 7 471 6.7 14.7 .458 0.0 0.1 .000 6.7 14.6 .461 2.9 3.7 .776 2.1 4.1 6.2 3.7 1.4 0.7 4.1 6.0 16.4
Career NBA 169 39 2202 5.6 10.8 .517 0.0 0.1 .000 5.6 10.7 .522 3.1 4.2 .752 2.0 4.2 6.3 3.6 1.3 0.5 3.4 5.5 14.3
3 seasons LAL NBA 156 39 2126 5.5 10.6 .519 0.0 0.1 .000 5.5 10.5 .524 3.1 4.1 .759 2.0 4.2 6.2 3.6 1.3 0.4 3.4 5.6 14.2
1 season CHI NBA 9 0 39 7.4 18.5 .400 0.0 0.0 7.4 18.5 .400 4.6 6.5 .714 1.8 6.5 8.3 2.8 0.9 1.8 1.8 2.8 19.4
1 season HOU NBA 4 0 37 6.8 10.7 .636 0.0 0.0 6.8 10.7 .636 0.0 1.9 .000 1.9 3.9 5.8 3.9 1.9 0.0 3.9 6.8 13.6

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 ORtg DRtg
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 4 0 37 9.3 14.7 .636 0.0 0.0 9.3 14.7 .636 0.0 2.7 .000 2.7 5.3 8.0 5.3 2.7 0.0 5.3 9.3 18.7 96 107
1982-83 23 CHI NBA SF 9 0 39 9.3 23.2 .400 0.0 0.0 9.3 23.2 .400 5.8 8.1 .714 2.3 8.1 10.4 3.5 1.2 2.3 2.3 3.5 24.4 100 106
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 38 0 363 5.6 10.5 .537 0.0 0.3 .000 5.6 10.2 .550 4.6 6.4 .720 2.0 5.7 7.8 3.8 1.5 0.5 4.3 7.0 15.8 102 108
1984-85 25 LAL NBA PF 75 32 1292 7.0 12.7 .548 0.0 0.1 .000 7.0 12.6 .553 4.0 5.3 .767 2.8 5.4 8.2 4.8 1.7 0.5 4.1 7.0 18.0 108 108
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 43 7 471 8.7 19.0 .458 0.0 0.1 .000 8.7 18.9 .461 3.8 4.9 .776 2.8 5.3 8.0 4.9 1.8 0.9 5.4 7.7 21.2 94 106
Career NBA 169 39 2202 7.2 13.9 .517 0.0 0.1 .000 7.2 13.8 .522 4.0 5.4 .752 2.6 5.5 8.1 4.6 1.7 0.6 4.4 7.1 18.5 103 107
3 seasons LAL NBA 156 39 2126 7.1 13.7 .519 0.0 0.1 .000 7.1 13.6 .524 4.1 5.4 .759 2.6 5.4 8.1 4.6 1.7 0.6 4.4 7.2 18.3 104 107
1 season CHI NBA 9 0 39 9.3 23.2 .400 0.0 0.0 9.3 23.2 .400 5.8 8.1 .714 2.3 8.1 10.4 3.5 1.2 2.3 2.3 3.5 24.4 100 106
1 season HOU NBA 4 0 37 9.3 14.7 .636 0.0 0.0 9.3 14.7 .636 0.0 2.7 .000 2.7 5.3 8.0 5.3 2.7 0.0 5.3 9.3 18.7 96 107

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
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 4 37 11.7 .589 .000 .182 5.8 12.4 9.0 15.5 2.7 0.0 25.2 17.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 .037 -1.4 -0.1 -1.5 0.0
1982-83 23 CHI NBA SF 9 39 15.7 .455 .000 .350 5.5 19.2 12.3 11.3 1.2 2.7 8.0 24.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 .069 -3.1 -2.1 -5.2 0.0
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 38 363 9.6 .596 .024 .610 5.4 13.1 9.5 9.7 1.5 0.6 24.6 15.3 0.1 0.4 0.5 .062 -2.1 -0.3 -2.4 0.0
1984-85 25 LAL NBA PF 75 1292 11.9 .598 .008 .412 7.5 12.1 10.0 12.0 1.7 0.5 21.6 16.7 1.2 1.4 2.6 .095 -0.1 0.3 0.2 0.7
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 43 471 10.5 .501 .005 .255 7.1 12.2 9.8 13.3 1.8 1.1 20.2 22.9 -0.3 0.6 0.3 .027 -2.6 0.0 -2.6 -0.1
Career NBA 169 2202 11.3 .566 .009 .385 7.0 12.4 9.9 12.0 1.7 0.7 21.3 17.9 1.0 2.3 3.4 .074 -1.0 0.1 -1.0 0.6
3 seasons LAL NBA 156 2126 11.2 .569 .010 .390 7.0 12.3 9.9 11.9 1.7 0.7 21.6 17.8 1.0 2.3 3.3 .075 -1.0 0.1 -0.9 0.6
1 season CHI NBA 9 39 15.7 .455 .000 .350 5.5 19.2 12.3 11.3 1.2 2.7 8.0 24.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 .069 -3.1 -2.1 -5.2 0.0
1 season HOU NBA 4 37 11.7 .589 .000 .182 5.8 12.4 9.0 15.5 2.7 0.0 25.2 17.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 .037 -1.4 -0.1 -1.5 0.0

Playoffs 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
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 2 9 3 4 .750 0 0 3 4 .750 .750 0 1 .000 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 6
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 9 45 7 19 .368 0 0 7 19 .368 .368 11 11 1.000 4 5 9 3 0 1 7 11 25
1984-85 ❍ 25 LAL NBA PF 16 0 230 40 77 .519 0 2 .000 40 75 .533 .519 18 29 .621 16 35 51 33 4 5 26 36 98
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 3 0 13 5 6 .833 0 0 5 6 .833 .833 10 10 1.000 1 6 7 2 1 0 0 0 20
Career NBA 30 0 297 55 106 .519 0 2 .000 55 104 .529 .519 39 51 .765 21 47 68 40 5 6 33 50 149
3 seasons LAL NBA 28 0 288 52 102 .510 0 2 .000 52 100 .520 .510 39 50 .780 21 46 67 38 5 6 33 47 143
1 season HOU NBA 2 9 3 4 .750 0 0 3 4 .750 .750 0 1 .000 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 6

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
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 2 4.5 1.5 2.0 .750 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.0 .750 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 3.0
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 9 5.0 0.8 2.1 .368 0.0 0.0 0.8 2.1 .368 1.2 1.2 1.000 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.8 1.2 2.8
1984-85 ❍ 25 LAL NBA PF 16 0 14.4 2.5 4.8 .519 0.0 0.1 .000 2.5 4.7 .533 1.1 1.8 .621 1.0 2.2 3.2 2.1 0.3 0.3 1.6 2.3 6.1
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 3 0 4.3 1.7 2.0 .833 0.0 0.0 1.7 2.0 .833 3.3 3.3 1.000 0.3 2.0 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.7
Career NBA 30 0 9.9 1.8 3.5 .519 0.0 0.1 .000 1.8 3.5 .529 1.3 1.7 .765 0.7 1.6 2.3 1.3 0.2 0.2 1.1 1.7 5.0
3 seasons LAL NBA 28 0 10.3 1.9 3.6 .510 0.0 0.1 .000 1.9 3.6 .520 1.4 1.8 .780 0.8 1.6 2.4 1.4 0.2 0.2 1.2 1.7 5.1
1 season HOU NBA 2 4.5 1.5 2.0 .750 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.0 .750 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 3.0

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
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 2 9 12.0 16.0 .750 0.0 0.0 12.0 16.0 .750 0.0 4.0 .000 0.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 24.0
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 9 45 5.6 15.2 .368 0.0 0.0 5.6 15.2 .368 8.8 8.8 1.000 3.2 4.0 7.2 2.4 0.0 0.8 5.6 8.8 20.0
1984-85 ❍ 25 LAL NBA PF 16 0 230 6.3 12.1 .519 0.0 0.3 .000 6.3 11.7 .533 2.8 4.5 .621 2.5 5.5 8.0 5.2 0.6 0.8 4.1 5.6 15.3
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 3 0 13 13.8 16.6 .833 0.0 0.0 13.8 16.6 .833 27.7 27.7 1.000 2.8 16.6 19.4 5.5 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 55.4
Career NBA 30 0 297 6.7 12.8 .519 0.0 0.2 .000 6.7 12.6 .529 4.7 6.2 .765 2.5 5.7 8.2 4.8 0.6 0.7 4.0 6.1 18.1
3 seasons LAL NBA 28 0 288 6.5 12.7 .510 0.0 0.2 .000 6.5 12.5 .520 4.9 6.2 .780 2.6 5.7 8.4 4.7 0.6 0.7 4.1 5.9 17.9
1 season HOU NBA 2 9 12.0 16.0 .750 0.0 0.0 12.0 16.0 .750 0.0 4.0 .000 0.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 24.0

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 ORtg DRtg
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 2 9 18.6 24.8 .750 0.0 0.0 18.6 24.8 .750 0.0 6.2 .000 0.0 6.2 6.2 12.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.6 37.2 144 110
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 9 45 7.5 20.2 .368 0.0 0.0 7.5 20.2 .368 11.7 11.7 1.000 4.3 5.3 9.6 3.2 0.0 1.1 7.5 11.7 26.6 96 112
1984-85 ❍ 25 LAL NBA PF 16 0 230 7.7 14.9 .519 0.0 0.4 .000 7.7 14.5 .533 3.5 5.6 .621 3.1 6.8 9.9 6.4 0.8 1.0 5.0 7.0 18.9 101 109
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 3 0 13 18.5 22.2 .833 0.0 0.0 18.5 22.2 .833 36.9 36.9 1.000 3.7 22.2 25.9 7.4 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 73.9 207 95
Career NBA 30 0 297 8.4 16.2 .519 0.0 0.3 .000 8.4 15.9 .529 6.0 7.8 .765 3.2 7.2 10.4 6.1 0.8 0.9 5.0 7.6 22.8 107 109
3 seasons LAL NBA 28 0 288 8.1 16.0 .510 0.0 0.3 .000 8.1 15.7 .520 6.1 7.8 .780 3.3 7.2 10.5 6.0 0.8 0.9 5.2 7.4 22.4 106 109
1 season HOU NBA 2 9 18.6 24.8 .750 0.0 0.0 18.6 24.8 .750 0.0 6.2 .000 0.0 6.2 6.2 12.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.6 37.2 144 110

Playoffs 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
1981-82 22 HOU NBA SF 2 9 27.2 .676 .000 .250 0.0 11.8 5.6 54.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 .334
1983-84 24 LAL NBA SF 9 45 8.9 .524 .000 .579 10.7 11.7 11.2 8.1 0.0 1.2 22.7 28.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 .003
1984-85 ❍ 25 LAL NBA PF 16 230 11.0 .546 .026 .377 8.3 15.3 12.1 16.5 0.8 1.1 22.5 19.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 .053
1985-86 26 LAL NBA SF 3 13 70.9 .962 .000 1.667 9.8 52.3 32.3 25.5 3.7 0.0 0.0 33.2 0.2 0.0 0.3 1.028
Career NBA 30 297 13.8 .580 .019 .481 8.5 16.2 12.7 16.7 0.8 1.1 20.4 21.5 0.3 0.3 0.6 .097
3 seasons LAL NBA 28 288 13.4 .577 .020 .490 8.8 16.4 12.9 15.6 0.8 1.1 21.0 21.5 0.2 0.3 0.5 .089
1 season HOU NBA 2 9 27.2 .676 .000 .250 0.0 11.8 5.6 54.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 .334

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
Larry Spriggs 2.6 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
Sean Williams 89.0 2.5 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Gerard King 85.7 2.3 0.5 0.2
Dennis Hamilton 81.4 2.8 0.7 0.5 0.0
Jeff Adrien 79.7 2.7 1.0 0.2 0.1
Kevin Seraphin 79.6 2.3 0.8 0.2 0.1
Bud Olsen 79.0 2.5 0.5 0.4 0.2 -0.3
J.J. Anderson 77.4 2.3 0.2 0.1
Bob Quick 76.2 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.3
Kenny Fields 76.0 2.8 0.7 0.7 0.0
Dick Schulz 75.5 2.9 0.8 0.6 0.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Larry Spriggs 2.6 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
Sean Williams 89.0 2.5 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Gerard King 85.7 2.3 0.5 0.2
Dennis Hamilton 81.4 2.8 0.7 0.5 0.0
Jeff Adrien 79.7 2.7 1.0 0.2 0.1
Kevin Seraphin 79.6 2.3 0.8 0.2 0.1
J.J. Anderson 77.4 2.3 0.2 0.1
Bob Quick 76.2 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.3
Kenny Fields 76.0 2.8 0.7 0.7 0.0
Dick Schulz 75.5 2.9 0.8 0.6 0.0
Sean May 74.5 2.2 0.4 0.3 -0.3

College

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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
1978-79 19 HOWARD 28 178 369 79 115 272 435 .482 .687 15.5 9.7
1979-80 20 HOWARD 26 163 298 58 95 180 384 .547 .611 14.8 6.9
1980-81 21 HOWARD 27 177 328 63 108 270 417 .540 .583 15.4 10.0
Career 81 518 995 200 318 722 1236 .521 .629 15.3 8.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1985 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Transactions

June 9, 1981: Drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 4th round (81st pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

October 28, 1981: Waived by the Houston Rockets.

March 9, 1982: Signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets.

October 20, 1982: Waived by the Houston Rockets.

March 2, 1983: Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Chicago Bulls.

March 22, 1983: Signed a contract for the rest of the season with the Chicago Bulls

August 24, 1983: Signed as a veteran free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers; the Chicago Bulls received a 1985 3rd round draft pick (Mike Brown was later selected) as compensation.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $135,000
Career (may be incomplete) $135,000

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