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Billy Thompson

William Stansbury Thompson (B.T. Express)

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: December 1, 1963 in Camden, New Jersey
High School: Camden in Camden, New Jersey
College: University of Louisville
Draft: Atlanta Hawks, 1st round (19th pick, 19th overall), 1986 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 7, 1986

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
1986-87 23 LAL NBA SF 59 0 762 142 261 .544 0 1 .000 142 260 .546 48 74 .649 69 102 171 60 15 30 61 148 332
1987-88 24 LAL NBA SF 9 0 38 3 13 .231 0 0 3 13 .231 8 10 .800 2 7 9 1 1 0 6 11 14
1988-89 25 MIA NBA SF 79 58 2273 349 716 .487 0 4 .000 349 712 .490 156 224 .696 241 331 572 176 56 105 189 260 854
1989-90 26 MIA NBA SF 79 45 2142 375 727 .516 2 4 .500 373 723 .516 115 185 .622 238 313 551 166 54 89 156 237 867
1990-91 27 MIA NBA SF 73 46 1481 205 411 .499 0 4 .000 205 407 .504 89 124 .718 120 192 312 111 32 48 117 161 499
1991-92 28 GSW NBA SF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career NBA 300 149 6697 1074 2128 .505 2 13 .154 1072 2115 .507 416 617 .674 670 945 1615 514 158 272 529 817 2566
3 seasons MIA NBA 231 149 5896 929 1854 .501 2 12 .167 927 1842 .503 360 533 .675 599 836 1435 453 142 242 462 658 2220
2 seasons LAL NBA 68 0 800 145 274 .529 0 1 .000 145 273 .531 56 84 .667 71 109 180 61 16 30 67 159 346
1 season GSW NBA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1986-87 23 LAL NBA SF 59 0 12.9 2.4 4.4 .544 0.0 0.0 .000 2.4 4.4 .546 0.8 1.3 .649 1.2 1.7 2.9 1.0 0.3 0.5 1.0 2.5 5.6
1987-88 24 LAL NBA SF 9 0 4.2 0.3 1.4 .231 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.4 .231 0.9 1.1 .800 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.7 1.2 1.6
1988-89 25 MIA NBA SF 79 58 28.8 4.4 9.1 .487 0.0 0.1 .000 4.4 9.0 .490 2.0 2.8 .696 3.1 4.2 7.2 2.2 0.7 1.3 2.4 3.3 10.8
1989-90 26 MIA NBA SF 79 45 27.1 4.7 9.2 .516 0.0 0.1 .500 4.7 9.2 .516 1.5 2.3 .622 3.0 4.0 7.0 2.1 0.7 1.1 2.0 3.0 11.0
1990-91 27 MIA NBA SF 73 46 20.3 2.8 5.6 .499 0.0 0.1 .000 2.8 5.6 .504 1.2 1.7 .718 1.6 2.6 4.3 1.5 0.4 0.7 1.6 2.2 6.8
1991-92 28 GSW NBA SF 1 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career NBA 300 149 22.3 3.6 7.1 .505 0.0 0.0 .154 3.6 7.1 .507 1.4 2.1 .674 2.2 3.2 5.4 1.7 0.5 0.9 1.8 2.7 8.6
3 seasons MIA NBA 231 149 25.5 4.0 8.0 .501 0.0 0.1 .167 4.0 8.0 .503 1.6 2.3 .675 2.6 3.6 6.2 2.0 0.6 1.0 2.0 2.8 9.6
2 seasons LAL NBA 68 0 11.8 2.1 4.0 .529 0.0 0.0 .000 2.1 4.0 .531 0.8 1.2 .667 1.0 1.6 2.6 0.9 0.2 0.4 1.0 2.3 5.1
1 season GSW NBA 1 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1986-87 23 LAL NBA SF 59 0 762 6.7 12.3 .544 0.0 0.0 .000 6.7 12.3 .546 2.3 3.5 .649 3.3 4.8 8.1 2.8 0.7 1.4 2.9 7.0 15.7
1987-88 24 LAL NBA SF 9 0 38 2.8 12.3 .231 0.0 0.0 2.8 12.3 .231 7.6 9.5 .800 1.9 6.6 8.5 0.9 0.9 0.0 5.7 10.4 13.3
1988-89 25 MIA NBA SF 79 58 2273 5.5 11.3 .487 0.0 0.1 .000 5.5 11.3 .490 2.5 3.5 .696 3.8 5.2 9.1 2.8 0.9 1.7 3.0 4.1 13.5
1989-90 26 MIA NBA SF 79 45 2142 6.3 12.2 .516 0.0 0.1 .500 6.3 12.2 .516 1.9 3.1 .622 4.0 5.3 9.3 2.8 0.9 1.5 2.6 4.0 14.6
1990-91 27 MIA NBA SF 73 46 1481 5.0 10.0 .499 0.0 0.1 .000 5.0 9.9 .504 2.2 3.0 .718 2.9 4.7 7.6 2.7 0.8 1.2 2.8 3.9 12.1
1991-92 28 GSW NBA SF 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career NBA 300 149 6697 5.8 11.4 .505 0.0 0.1 .154 5.8 11.4 .507 2.2 3.3 .674 3.6 5.1 8.7 2.8 0.8 1.5 2.8 4.4 13.8
3 seasons MIA NBA 231 149 5896 5.7 11.3 .501 0.0 0.1 .167 5.7 11.2 .503 2.2 3.3 .675 3.7 5.1 8.8 2.8 0.9 1.5 2.8 4.0 13.6
2 seasons LAL NBA 68 0 800 6.5 12.3 .529 0.0 0.0 .000 6.5 12.3 .531 2.5 3.8 .667 3.2 4.9 8.1 2.7 0.7 1.4 3.0 7.2 15.6
1 season GSW NBA 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1986-87 23 LAL NBA SF 59 0 762 8.8 16.2 .544 0.0 0.1 .000 8.8 16.1 .546 3.0 4.6 .649 4.3 6.3 10.6 3.7 0.9 1.9 3.8 9.2 20.6
1987-88 24 LAL NBA SF 9 0 38 3.8 16.6 .231 0.0 0.0 3.8 16.6 .231 10.2 12.7 .800 2.5 8.9 11.5 1.3 1.3 0.0 7.6 14.0 17.8
1988-89 25 MIA NBA SF 79 58 2273 7.4 15.3 .487 0.0 0.1 .000 7.4 15.2 .490 3.3 4.8 .696 5.1 7.1 12.2 3.8 1.2 2.2 4.0 5.5 18.2
1989-90 26 MIA NBA SF 79 45 2142 8.3 16.1 .516 0.0 0.1 .500 8.3 16.0 .516 2.6 4.1 .622 5.3 6.9 12.2 3.7 1.2 2.0 3.5 5.3 19.2
1990-91 27 MIA NBA SF 73 46 1481 6.7 13.4 .499 0.0 0.1 .000 6.7 13.3 .504 2.9 4.0 .718 3.9 6.3 10.2 3.6 1.0 1.6 3.8 5.3 16.3
1991-92 28 GSW NBA SF 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career NBA 300 149 6697 7.7 15.2 .505 0.0 0.1 .154 7.7 15.2 .507 3.0 4.4 .674 4.8 6.8 11.6 3.7 1.1 1.9 3.8 5.9 18.4
3 seasons MIA NBA 231 149 5896 7.6 15.1 .501 0.0 0.1 .167 7.6 15.0 .503 2.9 4.3 .675 4.9 6.8 11.7 3.7 1.2 2.0 3.8 5.4 18.1
2 seasons LAL NBA 68 0 800 8.6 16.2 .529 0.0 0.1 .000 8.6 16.1 .531 3.3 5.0 .667 4.2 6.4 10.6 3.6 0.9 1.8 4.0 9.4 20.5
1 season GSW NBA 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1986-87 23 LAL NBA SF 59 762 12.8 .565 .544 .284 .004 10.8 13.9 12.5 10.3 0.9 2.2 17.2 18.9 108 107 0.7 0.9 1.6 .102
1987-88 24 LAL NBA SF 9 38 -0.8 .402 .231 .769 .000 6.3 19.9 13.4 3.2 1.3 0.0 25.6 25.7 73 107 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.135
1988-89 25 MIA NBA SF 79 2273 13.4 .524 .487 .313 .006 11.5 17.0 14.1 11.8 1.2 2.8 18.8 17.9 101 108 0.6 2.3 2.8 .060
1989-90 26 MIA NBA SF 79 2142 14.7 .536 .517 .254 .006 11.8 16.8 14.2 11.4 1.2 2.5 16.2 18.1 105 108 1.4 2.2 3.6 .081
1990-91 27 MIA NBA SF 73 1481 11.3 .536 .499 .302 .010 8.9 14.7 11.8 10.9 1.0 2.0 20.1 16.0 101 109 0.3 1.4 1.7 .054
1991-92 28 GSW NBA SF 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 119 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.014
Career NBA 300 6697 13.2 .535 .505 .290 .006 10.9 16.1 13.4 11.2 1.1 2.4 18.1 17.7 103 108 2.8 6.8 9.6 .069
3 seasons MIA NBA 231 5896 13.3 .531 .502 .287 .006 11.0 16.4 13.6 11.4 1.2 2.5 18.1 17.5 103 108 2.3 5.8 8.1 .066
2 seasons LAL NBA 68 800 12.2 .556 .529 .307 .004 10.6 14.2 12.5 10.0 0.9 2.1 17.7 19.2 106 107 0.6 0.9 1.5 .091
1 season GSW NBA 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 119 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.014

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
1986-87 ❍ 23 LAL NBA SF 3 0 27 6 11 .545 0 0 6 11 .545 2 2 1.000 3 3 6 2 4 0 0 2 14
Career NBA 3 0 27 6 11 .545 0 0 6 11 .545 2 2 1.000 3 3 6 2 4 0 0 2 14
1 season LAL NBA 3 0 27 6 11 .545 0 0 6 11 .545 2 2 1.000 3 3 6 2 4 0 0 2 14

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
1986-87 ❍ 23 LAL NBA SF 3 0 9.0 2.0 3.7 .545 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.7 .545 0.7 0.7 1.000 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.7
Career NBA 3 0 9.0 2.0 3.7 .545 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.7 .545 0.7 0.7 1.000 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.7
1 season LAL NBA 3 0 9.0 2.0 3.7 .545 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.7 .545 0.7 0.7 1.000 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 4.7

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
1986-87 ❍ 23 LAL NBA SF 3 0 27 8.0 14.7 .545 0.0 0.0 8.0 14.7 .545 2.7 2.7 1.000 4.0 4.0 8.0 2.7 5.3 0.0 0.0 2.7 18.7
Career NBA 3 0 27 8.0 14.7 .545 0.0 0.0 8.0 14.7 .545 2.7 2.7 1.000 4.0 4.0 8.0 2.7 5.3 0.0 0.0 2.7 18.7
1 season LAL NBA 3 0 27 8.0 14.7 .545 0.0 0.0 8.0 14.7 .545 2.7 2.7 1.000 4.0 4.0 8.0 2.7 5.3 0.0 0.0 2.7 18.7

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
1986-87 ❍ 23 LAL NBA SF 3 0 27 10.6 19.4 .545 0.0 0.0 10.6 19.4 .545 3.5 3.5 1.000 5.3 5.3 10.6 3.5 7.1 0.0 0.0 3.5 24.8
Career NBA 3 0 27 10.6 19.4 .545 0.0 0.0 10.6 19.4 .545 3.5 3.5 1.000 5.3 5.3 10.6 3.5 7.1 0.0 0.0 3.5 24.8
1 season LAL NBA 3 0 27 10.6 19.4 .545 0.0 0.0 10.6 19.4 .545 3.5 3.5 1.000 5.3 5.3 10.6 3.5 7.1 0.0 0.0 3.5 24.8

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
1986-87 ❍ 23 LAL NBA SF 3 27 25.8 .589 .545 .182 .000 13.8 11.3 12.4 10.4 7.1 0.0 0.0 18.1 140 99 0.1 0.1 0.2 .299
Career NBA 3 27 25.8 .589 .545 .182 .000 13.8 11.3 12.4 10.4 7.1 0.0 0.0 18.1 140 99 0.1 0.1 0.2 .299
1 season LAL NBA 3 27 25.8 .589 .545 .182 .000 13.8 11.3 12.4 10.4 7.1 0.0 0.0 18.1 140 99 0.1 0.1 0.2 .299

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Billy Thompson 3.6 2.8 1.7 1.6 0.0 -0.1
Bob Doll 93.0 4.0 2.8 1.8 1.6
George Kaftan 88.8 3.4 2.4 1.7 1.6 -0.1
Reggie Johnson 86.9 3.9 3.0 2.4 1.6
Keith Erickson 86.9 3.3 2.9 2.1 1.9 0.2 -0.2
Derrek Dickey 86.1 3.8 3.1 2.3 1.7 0.3
George Trapp 85.6 3.5 2.4 1.5 1.0 0.1 -0.2
Bill Garnett 85.5 3.9 3.5 2.0 1.5
Josh Boone 84.9 3.7 1.8 1.8 1.7
Stacey King 84.2 3.6 3.1 1.9 1.5 0.9 0.1
Ime Udoka 83.7 3.9 2.8 1.3 0.8 0.0 0.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Billy Thompson 3.6 2.8 1.7 1.6 0.0 -0.1
Bob Doll 93.0 4.0 2.8 1.8 1.6
George Kaftan 88.8 3.4 2.4 1.7 1.6 -0.1
Reggie Johnson 86.9 3.9 3.0 2.4 1.6
Derrek Dickey 86.1 3.8 3.1 2.3 1.7 0.3
George Trapp 85.6 3.5 2.4 1.5 1.0 0.1 -0.2
Bill Garnett 85.5 3.9 3.5 2.0 1.5
Josh Boone 84.9 3.7 1.8 1.8 1.7
Eddie Griffin 83.5 3.9 3.2 2.4 1.5 -0.2
Stacey King 82.9 3.6 3.1 1.9 1.5 0.9 0.1 0.0 -0.2
Ime Udoka 82.8 3.9 2.8 1.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1982-83 19 LOUISVILLE 36 710 104 213 53 81 140 42 15 40 70 96 261 .488 .654 19.7 7.3 3.9 1.2
1983-84 20 LOUISVILLE 31 877 106 209 72 98 173 112 35 31 102 91 284 .507 .735 28.3 9.2 5.6 3.6
1984-85 21 LOUISVILLE 37 1262 220 427 118 158 311 154 25 51 161 117 558 .515 .747 34.1 15.1 8.4 4.2
1985-86 22 LOUISVILLE 39 1216 221 384 140 196 304 151 33 63 142 126 582 .576 .714 31.2 14.9 7.8 3.9
Career 143 4065 651 1233 383 533 928 459 108 185 475 430 1685 .528 .719 28.4 11.8 6.5 3.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1987 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Offensive Rebound Pct
1989-90 NBA 11.8 (10)

Transactions

June 17, 1986: Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

June 17, 1986: Traded by the Atlanta Hawks with Ron Kellogg to the Los Angeles Lakers for Mike McGee and Ken Barlow.

June 23, 1988: Drafted by the Miami Heat from the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA expansion draft.

July 1, 1991: Released by the Miami Heat.

October 5, 1991: Signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks.

October 31, 1991: Waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.

March 4, 1992: Signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.

March 9, 1992: Waived by the Golden State Warriors.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $230,000
1988-89 Miami Heat NBA $265,000
1990-91 Miami Heat NBA $400,000
Career (may be incomplete) $895,000

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