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Ronald Thomas

Ronald Morton Thomas (Ron, The Plumber)

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: November 19, 1950 in Louisville, Kentucky
High School: Thomas Jefferson in Louisville, Kentucky
College: University of Louisville
Draft: Seattle SuperSonics, 6th round (10th pick, 90th overall), 1972 NBA Draft
ABA Debut: January 25, 1973

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
1972-73 22 KEN ABA PF 31 369 62 132 .470 0 2 .000 62 130 .477 21 41 .512 53 62 115 23 21 73 145
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 71 976 128 273 .469 1 7 .143 127 266 .477 37 63 .587 112 177 289 62 48 7 71 156 294
1974-75 24 KEN ABA PF 79 830 115 256 .449 1 3 .333 114 253 .451 57 119 .479 124 176 300 46 51 14 71 133 288
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 83 1117 134 277 .484 1 2 .500 133 275 .484 55 94 .585 148 223 371 67 61 18 71 168 324
Career ABA 264 3292 439 938 .468 3 14 .214 436 924 .472 170 317 .536 437 638 1075 198 160 39 234 530 1051

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
1972-73 22 KEN ABA PF 31 11.9 2.0 4.3 .470 0.0 0.1 .000 2.0 4.2 .477 0.7 1.3 .512 1.7 2.0 3.7 0.7 0.7 2.4 4.7
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 71 13.7 1.8 3.8 .469 0.0 0.1 .143 1.8 3.7 .477 0.5 0.9 .587 1.6 2.5 4.1 0.9 0.7 0.1 1.0 2.2 4.1
1974-75 24 KEN ABA PF 79 10.5 1.5 3.2 .449 0.0 0.0 .333 1.4 3.2 .451 0.7 1.5 .479 1.6 2.2 3.8 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.9 1.7 3.6
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 83 13.5 1.6 3.3 .484 0.0 0.0 .500 1.6 3.3 .484 0.7 1.1 .585 1.8 2.7 4.5 0.8 0.7 0.2 0.9 2.0 3.9
Career ABA 264 12.5 1.7 3.6 .468 0.0 0.1 .214 1.7 3.5 .472 0.6 1.2 .536 1.7 2.4 4.1 0.8 0.7 0.2 0.9 2.0 4.0

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
1972-73 22 KEN ABA PF 31 369 6.0 12.9 .470 0.0 0.2 .000 6.0 12.7 .477 2.0 4.0 .512 5.2 6.0 11.2 2.2 2.0 7.1 14.1
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 71 976 4.7 10.1 .469 0.0 0.3 .143 4.7 9.8 .477 1.4 2.3 .587 4.1 6.5 10.7 2.3 1.8 0.3 2.6 5.8 10.8
1974-75 24 KEN ABA PF 79 830 5.0 11.1 .449 0.0 0.1 .333 4.9 11.0 .451 2.5 5.2 .479 5.4 7.6 13.0 2.0 2.2 0.6 3.1 5.8 12.5
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 83 1117 4.3 8.9 .484 0.0 0.1 .500 4.3 8.9 .484 1.8 3.0 .585 4.8 7.2 12.0 2.2 2.0 0.6 2.3 5.4 10.4
Career ABA 264 3292 4.8 10.3 .468 0.0 0.2 .214 4.8 10.1 .472 1.9 3.5 .536 4.8 7.0 11.8 2.2 2.0 0.5 2.6 5.8 11.5

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 23 KEN ABA PF 71 976 6.1 13.0 .469 0.0 0.3 .143 6.0 12.7 .477 1.8 3.0 .587 5.3 8.4 13.7 2.9 2.3 0.3 3.4 7.4 14.0
1974-75 24 KEN ABA PF 79 830 6.5 14.5 .449 0.1 0.2 .333 6.4 14.3 .451 3.2 6.7 .479 7.0 9.9 16.9 2.6 2.9 0.8 4.0 7.5 16.3
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 83 1117 5.4 11.2 .484 0.0 0.1 .500 5.4 11.2 .484 2.2 3.8 .585 6.0 9.1 15.1 2.7 2.5 0.7 2.9 6.8 13.2
Career ABA 264 3292 5.9 12.7 .468 0.0 0.2 .214 6.9 14.6 .472 2.7 5.0 .536 6.9 9.1 17.0 2.8 2.5 0.6 3.7 8.4 16.6

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
1972-73 22 KEN ABA PF 31 369 12.5 .483 .470 .311 .015 13.6 16.2 14.9 8.1 12.3 18.1 0.0 0.8 0.8 .103
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 71 976 11.6 .489 .471 .231 .026 10.9 16.9 13.9 8.2 2.3 0.4 19.1 14.7 98 97 0.3 1.7 2.0 .098
1974-75 24 KEN ABA PF 79 830 13.3 .467 .451 .465 .012 15.2 20.7 18.0 7.1 2.9 0.9 18.7 18.0 95 94 -0.1 2.0 1.8 .107
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 83 1117 12.9 .509 .486 .339 .007 12.9 18.8 15.9 7.5 2.5 0.9 18.2 13.3 104 99 0.9 1.9 2.7 .117
Career ABA 264 3292 12.6 .488 .470 .338 .015 13.0 18.4 15.7 7.7 2.5 0.7 17.8 15.4 99 97 1.0 6.4 7.4 .107

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
1972-73 22 KEN ABA PF 17 247 38 77 .494 0 1 .000 38 76 .500 9 23 .391 28 47 75 13 24 44 85
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 8 109 15 28 .536 0 0 15 28 .536 6 10 .600 13 24 37 4 3 3 3 14 36
1974-75 ❍ 24 KEN ABA PF 15 167 25 42 .595 0 0 25 42 .595 12 16 .750 26 30 56 11 11 0 10 25 62
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 10 142 20 41 .488 0 0 20 41 .488 5 13 .385 18 36 54 9 4 3 8 23 45
Career ABA 50 665 98 188 .521 0 1 .000 98 187 .524 32 62 .516 85 137 222 37 18 6 45 106 228

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
1972-73 22 KEN ABA PF 17 14.5 2.2 4.5 .494 0.0 0.1 .000 2.2 4.5 .500 0.5 1.4 .391 1.6 2.8 4.4 0.8 1.4 2.6 5.0
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 8 13.6 1.9 3.5 .536 0.0 0.0 1.9 3.5 .536 0.8 1.3 .600 1.6 3.0 4.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 1.8 4.5
1974-75 ❍ 24 KEN ABA PF 15 11.1 1.7 2.8 .595 0.0 0.0 1.7 2.8 .595 0.8 1.1 .750 1.7 2.0 3.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.7 1.7 4.1
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 10 14.2 2.0 4.1 .488 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.1 .488 0.5 1.3 .385 1.8 3.6 5.4 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.8 2.3 4.5
Career ABA 50 13.3 2.0 3.8 .521 0.0 0.0 .000 2.0 3.7 .524 0.6 1.2 .516 1.7 2.7 4.4 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.9 2.1 4.6

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
1972-73 22 KEN ABA PF 17 247 5.5 11.2 .494 0.0 0.1 .000 5.5 11.1 .500 1.3 3.4 .391 4.1 6.9 10.9 1.9 3.5 6.4 12.4
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 8 109 5.0 9.2 .536 0.0 0.0 5.0 9.2 .536 2.0 3.3 .600 4.3 7.9 12.2 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.6 11.9
1974-75 ❍ 24 KEN ABA PF 15 167 5.4 9.1 .595 0.0 0.0 5.4 9.1 .595 2.6 3.4 .750 5.6 6.5 12.1 2.4 2.4 0.0 2.2 5.4 13.4
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 10 142 5.1 10.4 .488 0.0 0.0 5.1 10.4 .488 1.3 3.3 .385 4.6 9.1 13.7 2.3 1.0 0.8 2.0 5.8 11.4
Career ABA 50 665 5.3 10.2 .521 0.0 0.1 .000 5.3 10.1 .524 1.7 3.4 .516 4.6 7.4 12.0 2.0 1.6 0.5 2.4 5.7 12.3

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
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 8 109 6.5 12.0 .536 0.0 0.0 6.5 12.0 .536 2.6 4.3 .600 5.6 10.3 15.9 1.7 1.3 1.3 1.3 6.0 15.5
1974-75 ❍ 24 KEN ABA PF 15 167 7.3 12.2 .595 0.0 0.0 7.3 12.2 .595 3.5 4.7 .750 7.6 8.7 16.3 3.2 3.2 0.0 2.9 7.3 18.1
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 10 142 6.6 13.4 .488 0.0 0.0 6.6 13.4 .488 1.6 4.3 .385 5.9 11.8 17.7 3.0 1.3 1.0 2.6 7.5 14.8
Career ABA 50 665 6.8 12.6 .521 0.0 0.1 .000 11.1 21.2 .524 3.6 7.0 .516 9.7 10.2 25.2 2.7 2.0 0.7 5.1 12.0 25.9

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
1972-73 22 KEN ABA PF 17 247 10.2 .488 .494 .299 .013 15.3 7.7 21.6 18.8 0.1 0.4 0.5 .092
1973-74 23 KEN ABA PF 8 109 15.3 .556 .536 .357 .000 12.2 19.7 16.2 5.1 1.3 1.4 8.5 12.9 121 99 0.2 0.2 0.4 .176
1974-75 ❍ 24 KEN ABA PF 15 167 18.3 .632 .595 .381 .000 15.5 18.2 16.8 8.9 3.2 0.0 16.9 14.3 123 96 0.4 0.4 0.8 .223
1975-76 25 KEN ABA PF 10 142 12.9 .482 .488 .317 .000 12.6 25.7 19.1 7.7 1.3 1.1 14.6 15.1 103 104 0.1 0.2 0.3 .087
Career ABA 50 665 13.7 .530 .521 .330 .005 13.7 21.1 16.6 7.6 2.1 0.7 17.3 15.9 115 100 0.8 1.1 1.9 .137

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Ronald Thomas 2.7 2.0 1.8 0.8
Mark Acres 90.1 2.5 2.2 1.6 0.9
Corky Calhoun 89.6 2.5 2.2 2.1 1.0
Kenny Williams 88.8 2.7 2.4 1.6 0.7
Kevin Restani 88.2 2.2 2.0 1.8 0.5
Trevor Ariza 87.6 3.4 2.1 1.8 0.9
Brady Walker 87.1 2.8 1.9 1.2 1.0
Lamar Green 86.1 2.4 2.0 1.9 0.2
Wally Walker 86.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 0.9
Mark Alarie 85.4 3.1 2.2 1.5 0.9
Othella Harrington 85.4 3.0 2.2 1.7 1.4
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ronald Thomas 2.7 2.0 1.8 0.8
Kenny Williams 88.8 2.7 2.4 1.6 0.7
Brady Walker 87.1 2.8 1.9 1.2 1.0
James Hardy 84.6 2.5 1.8 1.3 0.7
Lamar Green 83.9 2.4 2.0 1.9 0.5 0.4 0.2
Shellie McMillon 83.4 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.7
Bruce Seals 82.8 2.9 2.4 1.6 0.6 0.3
Sam Mack 80.8 2.8 1.9 1.3 1.1 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Chuck Terry 79.9 2.3 2.1 1.2 0.7 0.1
Don Barksdale 79.5 3.1 2.3 2.2 1.5
Joey Graham 79.3 3.0 2.2 1.3 1.1 0.3 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1975 Kentucky Colonels (ABA)

Games
Career ABA 264 (96)

Offensive Rebounds
Career ABA 437 (95)

Steals
Career ABA 160 (49)

Blocks
Career ABA 39 (73)

Steal Pct
Career ABA 2.5 (19)
Career 2.5 (65)

   

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