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David Thompson

David O'Neil Thompson (Skywalker)

Position: Shooting Guard and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: July 13, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina
High School: Crest in Shelby, North Carolina
College: North Carolina State University
Draft: Atlanta Hawks, 1st round (1st pick, 1st overall), 1975 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 22, 1976 ▪ ABA Debut: October 24, 1975
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1996 (Full List)

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 18, 2014 10:17 PM

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
1975-76 ★ 21 DNA ABA SF 83 3101 807 1567 .515 3 19 .158 804 1548 .519 541 681 .794 228 297 525 308 136 102 250 282 2158
1976-77 ★ 22 DEN NBA SG 82 3001 824 1626 .507 824 1626 .507 477 623 .766 138 196 334 337 114 53 236 2125
1977-78 ★ 23 DEN NBA SG 80 3025 826 1584 .521 826 1584 .521 520 668 .778 156 234 390 362 92 99 245 213 2172
1978-79 ★ 24 DEN NBA SG 76 2670 693 1353 .512 693 1353 .512 439 583 .753 109 165 274 225 70 82 186 180 1825
1979-80 25 DEN NBA SG 39 1239 289 617 .468 7 19 .368 282 598 .472 254 335 .758 56 118 174 124 39 38 116 106 839
1980-81 26 DEN NBA SG 77 2620 734 1451 .506 10 39 .256 724 1412 .513 489 615 .795 107 180 287 231 53 60 250 231 1967
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 61 5 1246 313 644 .486 4 14 .286 309 630 .490 276 339 .814 57 91 148 117 34 29 142 149 906
1982-83 ★ 28 SEA NBA SG 75 64 2155 445 925 .481 2 10 .200 443 915 .484 298 380 .784 96 174 270 222 47 33 163 142 1190
1983-84 29 SEA NBA SG 19 0 349 89 165 .539 0 1 .000 89 164 .543 62 73 .849 18 26 44 13 10 13 27 30 240
Career TOT 592 69 19406 5020 9932 .505 26 102 .255 4994 9830 .508 3356 4297 .781 965 1481 2446 1939 595 509 1379 1569 13422
NBA 509 69 16305 4213 8365 .504 23 83 .277 4190 8282 .506 2815 3616 .778 737 1184 1921 1631 459 407 1129 1287 11264
ABA 83 3101 807 1567 .515 3 19 .158 804 1548 .519 541 681 .794 228 297 525 308 136 102 250 282 2158
7 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 498 5 16902 4486 8842 .507 24 91 .264 4462 8751 .510 2996 3844 .779 851 1281 2132 1704 538 463 1189 1397 11992
2 seasons SEA NBA 94 64 2504 534 1090 .490 2 11 .182 532 1079 .493 360 453 .795 114 200 314 235 57 46 190 172 1430

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
1975-76 ★ 21 DNA ABA SF 83 37.4 9.7 18.9 .515 0.0 0.2 .158 9.7 18.7 .519 6.5 8.2 .794 2.7 3.6 6.3 3.7 1.6 1.2 3.0 3.4 26.0
1976-77 ★ 22 DEN NBA SG 82 36.6 10.0 19.8 .507 10.0 19.8 .507 5.8 7.6 .766 1.7 2.4 4.1 4.1 1.4 0.6 2.9 25.9
1977-78 ★ 23 DEN NBA SG 80 37.8 10.3 19.8 .521 10.3 19.8 .521 6.5 8.4 .778 2.0 2.9 4.9 4.5 1.2 1.2 3.1 2.7 27.2
1978-79 ★ 24 DEN NBA SG 76 35.1 9.1 17.8 .512 9.1 17.8 .512 5.8 7.7 .753 1.4 2.2 3.6 3.0 0.9 1.1 2.4 2.4 24.0
1979-80 25 DEN NBA SG 39 31.8 7.4 15.8 .468 0.2 0.5 .368 7.2 15.3 .472 6.5 8.6 .758 1.4 3.0 4.5 3.2 1.0 1.0 3.0 2.7 21.5
1980-81 26 DEN NBA SG 77 34.0 9.5 18.8 .506 0.1 0.5 .256 9.4 18.3 .513 6.4 8.0 .795 1.4 2.3 3.7 3.0 0.7 0.8 3.2 3.0 25.5
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 61 5 20.4 5.1 10.6 .486 0.1 0.2 .286 5.1 10.3 .490 4.5 5.6 .814 0.9 1.5 2.4 1.9 0.6 0.5 2.3 2.4 14.9
1982-83 ★ 28 SEA NBA SG 75 64 28.7 5.9 12.3 .481 0.0 0.1 .200 5.9 12.2 .484 4.0 5.1 .784 1.3 2.3 3.6 3.0 0.6 0.4 2.2 1.9 15.9
1983-84 29 SEA NBA SG 19 0 18.4 4.7 8.7 .539 0.0 0.1 .000 4.7 8.6 .543 3.3 3.8 .849 0.9 1.4 2.3 0.7 0.5 0.7 1.4 1.6 12.6
Career TOT 592 69 32.8 8.5 16.8 .505 0.1 0.3 .255 8.4 16.6 .508 5.7 7.3 .781 1.6 2.5 4.1 3.3 1.0 0.9 2.7 2.7 22.7
NBA 509 69 32.0 8.3 16.4 .504 0.1 0.3 .277 8.2 16.3 .506 5.5 7.1 .778 1.4 2.3 3.8 3.2 0.9 0.8 2.6 2.5 22.1
ABA 83 37.4 9.7 18.9 .515 0.0 0.2 .158 9.7 18.7 .519 6.5 8.2 .794 2.7 3.6 6.3 3.7 1.6 1.2 3.0 3.4 26.0
7 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 498 5 33.9 9.0 17.8 .507 0.1 0.4 .264 9.0 17.6 .510 6.0 7.7 .779 1.7 2.6 4.3 3.4 1.1 0.9 2.9 2.8 24.1
2 seasons SEA NBA 94 64 26.6 5.7 11.6 .490 0.0 0.1 .182 5.7 11.5 .493 3.8 4.8 .795 1.2 2.1 3.3 2.5 0.6 0.5 2.0 1.8 15.2

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
1975-76 ★ 21 DNA ABA SF 83 3101 9.4 18.2 .515 0.0 0.2 .158 9.3 18.0 .519 6.3 7.9 .794 2.6 3.4 6.1 3.6 1.6 1.2 2.9 3.3 25.1
1976-77 ★ 22 DEN NBA SG 82 3001 9.9 19.5 .507 9.9 19.5 .507 5.7 7.5 .766 1.7 2.4 4.0 4.0 1.4 0.6 2.8 25.5
1977-78 ★ 23 DEN NBA SG 80 3025 9.8 18.9 .521 9.8 18.9 .521 6.2 7.9 .778 1.9 2.8 4.6 4.3 1.1 1.2 2.9 2.5 25.8
1978-79 ★ 24 DEN NBA SG 76 2670 9.3 18.2 .512 9.3 18.2 .512 5.9 7.9 .753 1.5 2.2 3.7 3.0 0.9 1.1 2.5 2.4 24.6
1979-80 25 DEN NBA SG 39 1239 8.4 17.9 .468 0.2 0.6 .368 8.2 17.4 .472 7.4 9.7 .758 1.6 3.4 5.1 3.6 1.1 1.1 3.4 3.1 24.4
1980-81 26 DEN NBA SG 77 2620 10.1 19.9 .506 0.1 0.5 .256 9.9 19.4 .513 6.7 8.5 .795 1.5 2.5 3.9 3.2 0.7 0.8 3.4 3.2 27.0
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 61 5 1246 9.0 18.6 .486 0.1 0.4 .286 8.9 18.2 .490 8.0 9.8 .814 1.6 2.6 4.3 3.4 1.0 0.8 4.1 4.3 26.2
1982-83 ★ 28 SEA NBA SG 75 64 2155 7.4 15.5 .481 0.0 0.2 .200 7.4 15.3 .484 5.0 6.3 .784 1.6 2.9 4.5 3.7 0.8 0.6 2.7 2.4 19.9
1983-84 29 SEA NBA SG 19 0 349 9.2 17.0 .539 0.0 0.1 .000 9.2 16.9 .543 6.4 7.5 .849 1.9 2.7 4.5 1.3 1.0 1.3 2.8 3.1 24.8
Career TOT 592 69 19406 9.3 18.4 .505 0.1 0.3 .255 9.3 18.2 .508 6.2 8.0 .781 1.8 2.7 4.5 3.6 1.1 0.9 3.0 2.9 24.9
NBA 509 69 16305 9.3 18.5 .504 0.1 0.4 .277 9.3 18.3 .506 6.2 8.0 .778 1.6 2.6 4.2 3.6 1.0 0.9 3.1 2.8 24.9
ABA 83 3101 9.4 18.2 .515 0.0 0.2 .158 9.3 18.0 .519 6.3 7.9 .794 2.6 3.4 6.1 3.6 1.6 1.2 2.9 3.3 25.1
7 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 498 5 16902 9.6 18.8 .507 0.1 0.4 .264 9.5 18.6 .510 6.4 8.2 .779 1.8 2.7 4.5 3.6 1.1 1.0 3.1 3.0 25.5
2 seasons SEA NBA 94 64 2504 7.7 15.7 .490 0.0 0.2 .182 7.6 15.5 .493 5.2 6.5 .795 1.6 2.9 4.5 3.4 0.8 0.7 2.7 2.5 20.6

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
1975-76 ★ 21 DNA ABA SF 83 3101 11.2 21.8 .515 0.0 0.3 .158 11.2 21.5 .519 7.5 9.5 .794 3.2 4.1 7.3 4.3 1.9 1.4 3.5 3.9 30.0
1976-77 ★ 22 DEN NBA SG 82 3001 11.8 23.4 .507 11.8 23.4 .507 6.9 9.0 .766 2.0 2.8 4.8 4.8 1.6 0.8 3.4 30.6
1977-78 ★ 23 DEN NBA SG 80 3025 12.1 23.2 .521 12.1 23.2 .521 7.6 9.8 .778 2.3 3.4 5.7 5.3 1.3 1.4 3.6 3.1 31.8
1978-79 ★ 24 DEN NBA SG 76 2670 11.8 23.0 .512 11.8 23.0 .512 7.5 9.9 .753 1.9 2.8 4.7 3.8 1.2 1.4 3.2 3.1 31.0
1979-80 25 DEN NBA SG 39 1239 10.8 23.0 .468 0.3 0.7 .368 10.5 22.3 .472 9.5 12.5 .758 2.1 4.4 6.5 4.6 1.5 1.4 4.3 4.0 31.3
1980-81 26 DEN NBA SG 77 2620 12.2 24.2 .506 0.2 0.7 .256 12.1 23.6 .513 8.2 10.3 .795 1.8 3.0 4.8 3.9 0.9 1.0 4.2 3.9 32.8
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 61 5 1246 11.0 22.6 .486 0.1 0.5 .286 10.8 22.1 .490 9.7 11.9 .814 2.0 3.2 5.2 4.1 1.2 1.0 5.0 5.2 31.8
1982-83 ★ 28 SEA NBA SG 75 64 2155 9.6 20.0 .481 0.0 0.2 .200 9.6 19.8 .484 6.4 8.2 .784 2.1 3.8 5.8 4.8 1.0 0.7 3.5 3.1 25.7
1983-84 29 SEA NBA SG 19 0 349 12.3 22.8 .539 0.0 0.1 .000 12.3 22.6 .543 8.6 10.1 .849 2.5 3.6 6.1 1.8 1.4 1.8 3.7 4.1 33.1
Career TOT 592 69 19406 11.5 22.7 .505 0.1 0.4 .255 11.4 22.5 .508 7.7 9.8 .781 2.2 3.4 5.6 4.4 1.4 1.2 3.7 3.6 30.7
NBA 509 69 16305 11.5 22.9 .504 0.1 0.5 .277 11.5 22.7 .506 7.7 9.9 .778 2.0 3.2 5.3 4.5 1.3 1.1 3.8 3.5 30.8
ABA 83 3101 11.2 21.8 .515 0.0 0.3 .158 11.2 21.5 .519 7.5 9.5 .794 3.2 4.1 7.3 4.3 1.9 1.4 3.5 3.9 30.0
7 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 498 5 16902 11.7 23.0 .507 0.1 0.5 .264 11.6 22.8 .510 7.8 10.0 .779 2.2 3.3 5.6 4.4 1.4 1.2 3.8 3.6 31.2
2 seasons SEA NBA 94 64 2504 10.0 20.3 .490 0.0 0.2 .182 9.9 20.1 .493 6.7 8.5 .795 2.1 3.7 5.9 4.4 1.1 0.9 3.5 3.2 26.7

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
1975-76 ★ 21 DNA ABA SF 83 3101 21.1 .578 .516 .435 .012 7.7 8.8 8.3 13.4 1.9 1.6 11.8 25.3 116 105 9.5 3.0 12.4 .193
1976-77 ★ 22 DEN NBA SG 82 3001 19.8 .559 .507 .383 4.8 6.5 5.7 17.7 1.6 0.9 99 7.6 3.1 10.7 .172
1977-78 ★ 23 DEN NBA SG 80 3025 23.2 .578 .521 .422 5.5 7.7 6.6 19.3 1.3 1.7 11.5 26.8 114 104 10.8 1.9 12.7 .202
1978-79 ★ 24 DEN NBA SG 76 2670 19.9 .567 .512 .431 4.3 6.4 5.4 13.3 1.2 1.6 10.4 25.9 114 106 7.4 2.1 9.5 .171
1979-80 25 DEN NBA SG 39 1239 19.0 .549 .474 .543 .031 4.6 10.2 7.3 15.6 1.5 1.6 13.2 27.8 108 109 2.2 0.8 3.0 .116
1980-81 26 DEN NBA SG 77 2620 19.4 .571 .509 .424 .027 4.1 7.2 5.6 13.2 0.9 1.2 12.7 27.9 111 113 6.0 0.4 6.4 .117
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 61 1246 17.6 .571 .489 .526 .022 5.0 7.6 6.4 12.5 1.2 1.2 15.2 28.5 108 116 2.1 0.0 2.0 .079
1982-83 ★ 28 SEA NBA SG 75 2155 16.1 .545 .482 .411 .011 5.0 8.2 6.7 14.7 1.0 0.8 13.0 23.3 108 106 3.6 1.8 5.4 .120
1983-84 29 SEA NBA SG 19 349 20.0 .609 .539 .442 .006 5.9 8.4 7.2 6.0 1.4 2.1 12.0 26.7 114 109 0.8 0.3 1.0 .144
Career TOT 592 19406 19.9 .568 .507 .433 .010 5.2 7.7 6.5 15.0 1.4 1.3 12.2 26.3 112 106 49.9 13.4 63.3 .156
NBA 509 16305 19.7 .566 .505 .432 .010 4.8 7.4 6.1 15.4 1.3 1.3 12.3 26.5 111 107 40.4 10.4 50.8 .150
ABA 83 3101 21.1 .578 .516 .435 .012 7.7 8.8 8.3 13.4 1.9 1.6 11.8 25.3 116 105 9.5 3.0 12.4 .193
7 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 498 16902 20.4 .569 .509 .435 .010 5.3 7.6 6.4 15.3 1.4 1.4 12.1 26.8 113 106 45.6 11.2 56.8 .161
2 seasons SEA NBA 94 2504 16.6 .555 .491 .416 .010 5.1 8.3 6.7 13.5 1.1 1.0 12.8 23.8 109 107 4.3 2.1 6.4 .124

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
1975-76 21 DNA ABA SF 13 508 127 237 .536 1 4 .250 126 233 .541 88 105 .838 32 51 83 39 16 5 50 54 343
1976-77 22 DEN NBA SG 6 237 56 121 .463 56 121 .463 36 53 .679 13 18 31 24 9 4 22 148
1977-78 23 DEN NBA SG 13 481 131 291 .450 131 291 .450 66 80 .825 18 35 53 52 9 21 39 34 328
1978-79 24 DEN NBA SG 3 122 38 69 .551 38 69 .551 8 11 .727 7 14 21 12 4 1 12 12 84
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 3 66 15 33 .455 1 3 .333 14 30 .467 4 7 .571 4 6 10 6 1 0 8 8 35
1982-83 28 SEA NBA SG 2 65 9 25 .360 0 0 9 25 .360 6 10 .600 0 0 0 7 1 1 4 7 24
Career TOT 40 1479 376 776 .485 2 7 .286 374 769 .486 208 266 .782 74 124 198 140 40 32 113 137 962
NBA 27 971 249 539 .462 1 3 .333 248 536 .463 120 161 .745 42 73 115 101 24 27 63 83 619
ABA 13 508 127 237 .536 1 4 .250 126 233 .541 88 105 .838 32 51 83 39 16 5 50 54 343
5 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 38 1414 367 751 .489 2 7 .286 365 744 .491 202 256 .789 74 124 198 133 39 31 109 130 938
1 season SEA NBA 2 65 9 25 .360 0 0 9 25 .360 6 10 .600 0 0 0 7 1 1 4 7 24

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
1975-76 21 DNA ABA SF 13 39.1 9.8 18.2 .536 0.1 0.3 .250 9.7 17.9 .541 6.8 8.1 .838 2.5 3.9 6.4 3.0 1.2 0.4 3.8 4.2 26.4
1976-77 22 DEN NBA SG 6 39.5 9.3 20.2 .463 9.3 20.2 .463 6.0 8.8 .679 2.2 3.0 5.2 4.0 1.5 0.7 3.7 24.7
1977-78 23 DEN NBA SG 13 37.0 10.1 22.4 .450 10.1 22.4 .450 5.1 6.2 .825 1.4 2.7 4.1 4.0 0.7 1.6 3.0 2.6 25.2
1978-79 24 DEN NBA SG 3 40.7 12.7 23.0 .551 12.7 23.0 .551 2.7 3.7 .727 2.3 4.7 7.0 4.0 1.3 0.3 4.0 4.0 28.0
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 3 22.0 5.0 11.0 .455 0.3 1.0 .333 4.7 10.0 .467 1.3 2.3 .571 1.3 2.0 3.3 2.0 0.3 0.0 2.7 2.7 11.7
1982-83 28 SEA NBA SG 2 32.5 4.5 12.5 .360 0.0 0.0 4.5 12.5 .360 3.0 5.0 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.5 0.5 2.0 3.5 12.0
Career TOT 40 37.0 9.4 19.4 .485 0.1 0.4 .286 9.4 19.2 .486 5.2 6.7 .782 1.9 3.1 5.0 3.5 1.0 0.8 3.3 3.4 24.1
NBA 27 36.0 9.2 20.0 .462 0.2 0.6 .333 9.2 19.9 .463 4.4 6.0 .745 1.6 2.7 4.3 3.7 0.9 1.0 3.0 3.1 22.9
ABA 13 39.1 9.8 18.2 .536 0.1 0.3 .250 9.7 17.9 .541 6.8 8.1 .838 2.5 3.9 6.4 3.0 1.2 0.4 3.8 4.2 26.4
5 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 38 37.2 9.7 19.8 .489 0.1 0.4 .286 9.6 19.6 .491 5.3 6.7 .789 1.9 3.3 5.2 3.5 1.0 0.8 3.4 3.4 24.7
1 season SEA NBA 2 32.5 4.5 12.5 .360 0.0 0.0 4.5 12.5 .360 3.0 5.0 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.5 0.5 2.0 3.5 12.0

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
1975-76 21 DNA ABA SF 13 508 9.0 16.8 .536 0.1 0.3 .250 8.9 16.5 .541 6.2 7.4 .838 2.3 3.6 5.9 2.8 1.1 0.4 3.5 3.8 24.3
1976-77 22 DEN NBA SG 6 237 8.5 18.4 .463 8.5 18.4 .463 5.5 8.1 .679 2.0 2.7 4.7 3.6 1.4 0.6 3.3 22.5
1977-78 23 DEN NBA SG 13 481 9.8 21.8 .450 9.8 21.8 .450 4.9 6.0 .825 1.3 2.6 4.0 3.9 0.7 1.6 2.9 2.5 24.5
1978-79 24 DEN NBA SG 3 122 11.2 20.4 .551 11.2 20.4 .551 2.4 3.2 .727 2.1 4.1 6.2 3.5 1.2 0.3 3.5 3.5 24.8
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 3 66 8.2 18.0 .455 0.5 1.6 .333 7.6 16.4 .467 2.2 3.8 .571 2.2 3.3 5.5 3.3 0.5 0.0 4.4 4.4 19.1
1982-83 28 SEA NBA SG 2 65 5.0 13.8 .360 0.0 0.0 5.0 13.8 .360 3.3 5.5 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.6 0.6 2.2 3.9 13.3
Career TOT 40 1479 9.2 18.9 .485 0.1 0.4 .286 9.1 18.7 .486 5.1 6.5 .782 1.8 3.0 4.8 3.4 1.0 0.8 3.3 3.3 23.4
NBA 27 971 9.2 20.0 .462 0.3 0.8 .333 9.2 19.9 .463 4.4 6.0 .745 1.6 2.7 4.3 3.7 0.9 1.0 3.1 3.1 22.9
ABA 13 508 9.0 16.8 .536 0.1 0.3 .250 8.9 16.5 .541 6.2 7.4 .838 2.3 3.6 5.9 2.8 1.1 0.4 3.5 3.8 24.3
5 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 38 1414 9.3 19.1 .489 0.1 0.4 .286 9.3 18.9 .491 5.1 6.5 .789 1.9 3.2 5.0 3.4 1.0 0.8 3.3 3.3 23.9
1 season SEA NBA 2 65 5.0 13.8 .360 0.0 0.0 5.0 13.8 .360 3.3 5.5 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 0.6 0.6 2.2 3.9 13.3

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
1975-76 21 DNA ABA SF 13 508 11.3 21.1 .536 0.1 0.4 .250 11.2 20.7 .541 7.8 9.3 .838 2.8 4.5 7.4 3.5 1.4 0.4 4.4 4.8 30.5
1976-77 22 DEN NBA SG 6 237 10.7 23.2 .463 10.7 23.2 .463 6.9 10.2 .679 2.5 3.4 5.9 4.6 1.7 0.8 4.2 28.4
1977-78 23 DEN NBA SG 13 481 12.3 27.4 .450 12.3 27.4 .450 6.2 7.5 .825 1.7 3.3 5.0 4.9 0.8 2.0 3.7 3.2 30.9
1978-79 24 DEN NBA SG 3 122 14.4 26.1 .551 14.4 26.1 .551 3.0 4.2 .727 2.6 5.3 7.9 4.5 1.5 0.4 4.5 4.5 31.8
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 3 66 10.3 22.6 .455 0.7 2.1 .333 9.6 20.6 .467 2.7 4.8 .571 2.7 4.1 6.9 4.1 0.7 0.0 5.5 5.5 24.0
1982-83 28 SEA NBA SG 2 65 6.9 19.1 .360 0.0 0.0 6.9 19.1 .360 4.6 7.6 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.4 0.8 0.8 3.1 5.4 18.3
Career TOT 40 1479 11.6 23.9 .485 0.1 0.5 .286 11.5 23.7 .486 6.4 8.2 .782 2.3 3.8 6.1 4.3 1.2 1.0 4.1 4.2 29.6
NBA 27 971 11.7 25.4 .462 0.4 1.1 .333 11.7 25.2 .463 5.7 7.6 .745 2.0 3.4 5.4 4.8 1.1 1.3 3.9 3.9 29.2
ABA 13 508 11.3 21.1 .536 0.1 0.4 .250 11.2 20.7 .541 7.8 9.3 .838 2.8 4.5 7.4 3.5 1.4 0.4 4.4 4.8 30.5
5 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 38 1414 11.8 24.1 .489 0.2 0.6 .286 11.7 23.9 .491 6.5 8.2 .789 2.4 4.0 6.4 4.3 1.3 1.0 4.2 4.2 30.1
1 season SEA NBA 2 65 6.9 19.1 .360 0.0 0.0 6.9 19.1 .360 4.6 7.6 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.4 0.8 0.8 3.1 5.4 18.3

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
1975-76 21 DNA ABA SF 13 508 19.3 .606 .538 .443 .017 6.6 9.7 8.2 11.4 1.4 0.5 15.0 25.0 115 110 1.3 0.3 1.6 .150
1976-77 22 DEN NBA SG 6 237 17.5 .513 .463 .438 5.7 8.2 6.9 17.5 1.7 0.9 101 0.4 0.2 0.6 .120
1977-78 23 DEN NBA SG 13 481 18.2 .503 .450 .275 3.9 7.2 5.6 16.9 0.8 2.2 10.7 28.6 105 109 0.8 0.1 1.0 .095
1978-79 24 DEN NBA SG 3 122 21.3 .569 .551 .159 5.8 12.9 9.2 16.1 1.5 0.4 14.0 27.8 108 109 0.3 0.0 0.3 .120
1981-82 27 DEN NBA SG 3 66 10.4 .485 .470 .212 .091 6.5 10.4 8.4 11.8 0.7 0.0 18.1 25.9 91 117 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.065
1982-83 28 SEA NBA SG 2 65 5.8 .408 .360 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.7 0.8 0.9 12.0 20.6 87 114 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.059
Career TOT 40 1479 17.8 .539 .486 .343 .009 5.2 8.5 6.9 14.8 1.2 1.1 13.1 26.5 108 109 2.6 0.7 3.3 .106
NBA 27 971 17.0 .508 .463 .299 .006 4.5 7.9 6.2 16.5 1.1 1.4 11.9 27.5 103 108 1.3 0.3 1.7 .083
ABA 13 508 19.3 .606 .538 .443 .017 6.6 9.7 8.2 11.4 1.4 0.5 15.0 25.0 115 110 1.3 0.3 1.6 .150
5 seasons DNA,DEN ABA 38 1414 18.4 .543 .490 .341 .009 5.5 8.9 7.2 14.7 1.3 1.1 13.2 26.8 109 109 2.7 0.7 3.4 .114
1 season SEA NBA 2 65 5.8 .408 .360 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.7 0.8 0.9 12.0 20.6 87 114 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.059

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1975-76 21 DNA ABA SF 1 34:00 9 18 .500 0 0 11 13 .846 8 2 4 29
1976-77 22 DEN NBA SG 1 1 29:00 7 9 .778 4 6 .667 0 7 3 3 0 3 18
1977-78 23 DEN NBA SG 1 1 35:00 10 16 .625 2 4 .500 0 3 3 1 0 4 4 22
1978-79 24 DEN NBA SG 1 1 34:00 11 17 .647 3 7 .429 3 5 2 1 1 1 4 25
1982-83 28 SEA NBA SG 1 1 17:00 5 7 .714 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 2 10
Career TOT 5 4 149 42 67 .627 0 0 20 30 .667 3 24 12 6 1 8 17 104
NBA 4 4 115 33 49 .673 0 0 9 17 .529 3 16 10 6 1 8 13 75
ABA 1 34 9 18 .500 0 0 11 13 .846 8 2 4 29

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 9 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
David Thompson 12.7 12.4 10.7 9.5 6.4 5.4 3.0 2.0 1.0
Tiny Archibald 91.0 14.2 12.9 11.2 8.9 8.0 5.1 2.8 2.3 1.6
Chauncey Billups 87.6 15.5 12.1 11.3 9.9 7.6 3.7 3.0 2.3 0.1
Mookie Blaylock 87.5 12.5 10.2 9.4 9.0 7.0 5.6 4.9 2.1 -0.3
Steve Nash 87.0 11.6 10.9 9.9 8.8 8.4 4.8 3.0 1.0 0.7
Larry Jones 84.8 11.8 10.9 10.6 8.8 8.1 3.7 2.9 -0.3
Paul Westphal 84.6 10.5 10.4 9.8 9.6 9.6 5.1 3.2 2.4 1.4
Tim Hardaway 84.0 12.9 11.7 9.9 9.2 7.5 7.3 5.4 5.1 3.3
Mark Price 83.1 11.3 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.1 7.8 4.2 2.0 1.1
Kevin Johnson 82.8 12.7 12.2 11.6 10.0 8.7 8.2 5.1 4.8 4.0
Anfernee Hardaway 82.7 14.4 10.7 8.1 7.8 7.1 5.0 2.9 1.1 0.4
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
David Thompson 12.7 12.4 10.7 9.5 6.4 5.4 3.0 2.0 1.0
Larry Jones 84.8 11.8 10.9 10.6 8.8 8.1 3.7 2.9 -0.3
Anfernee Hardaway 81.8 14.4 10.7 8.1 7.8 7.1 5.0 2.9 2.3 2.0 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 -0.2
Deron Williams 81.5 11.3 10.9 10.3 8.4 7.3 7.2 5.4 4.1 2.8
Terrell Brandon 81.3 12.7 10.8 8.6 8.5 5.6 5.1 3.9 3.7 3.2 2.9 0.9
James Silas 80.5 13.1 9.8 7.9 7.4 7.0 5.7 5.5 2.4 0.7 0.6
Steve Francis 80.4 12.2 11.1 7.1 6.4 6.2 4.4 3.6 2.9 0.2
Bobby Wanzer 79.5 11.4 10.5 9.1 7.9 7.0 6.9 5.4 4.8 1.0
Paul Westphal 79.4 10.5 10.4 9.8 9.6 9.6 5.1 3.7 3.2 2.4 1.5 1.4 0.3
Mookie Blaylock 78.9 12.5 10.2 9.4 9.0 7.0 5.6 4.9 4.7 3.5 3.3 2.1 -0.1 -0.3
Mark Price 77.9 11.3 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.1 7.8 4.2 4.0 2.0 1.7 1.1 0.0

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
1971-72 17 NCSTATE 16 214 386 141 179 217 569 .554 .788 35.6 13.6
1972-73 18 NCSTATE 27 267 469 132 160 220 666 .569 .825 24.7 8.1
1973-74 19 NCSTATE 31 325 594 155 208 245 805 .547 .745 26.0 7.9
1974-75 20 NCSTATE 28 347 635 144 197 229 838 .546 .731 29.9 8.2
Career 86 939 1698 431 565 694 2309 .553 .763 26.8 8.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Weekly & Monthly Awards

Player of the Week: 1 time (Show/Hide)

Honors
1972-73 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1973-74 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1974-75 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1975-76 ABA All-ABA (2nd)
1975-76 ABA All-Rookie (1st)
1976-77 NBA All-NBA (1st)
1977-78 NBA All-NBA (1st)

MVP Award Shares
1976-77 NBA 0.020 (7)
1977-78 NBA 0.120 (3)
1978-79 NBA 0.014 (8)
Career 0.154 (77)

Games
1976-77 NBA 82 (3)

Minutes Played
1975-76 ABA 3101 (6)
1976-77 NBA 3001 (10)
1977-78 NBA 3025 (8)

Field Goals
1975-76 ABA 807 (2)
1976-77 NBA 824 (4)
1977-78 NBA 826 (3)
1980-81 NBA 734 (9)

Field Goal Attempts
1975-76 ABA 1567 (2)
1976-77 NBA 1626 (3)
1977-78 NBA 1584 (8)

Free Throws
1975-76 ABA 541 (2)
1976-77 NBA 477 (2)
1977-78 NBA 520 (2)
1978-79 NBA 439 (7)
1980-81 NBA 489 (6)

Free Throw Attempts
1975-76 ABA 681 (2)
1976-77 NBA 623 (1)
1977-78 NBA 668 (3)
1978-79 NBA 583 (8)
1980-81 NBA 615 (6)

Steals
1975-76 ABA 136 (9)
Career ABA 136 (60)

Blocks
1975-76 ABA 102 (10)
Career ABA 102 (35)

Turnovers
1975-76 ABA 250 (8)

Points
1975-76 ABA 2158 (2)
1976-77 NBA 2125 (3)
1977-78 NBA 2172 (2)
1978-79 NBA 1825 (9)
1980-81 NBA 1967 (7)

Field Goal Pct
1975-76 ABA .515 (6)
Career NBA .504 (100)
Career .505 (99)

Minutes Per Game
1975-76 ABA 37.4 (6)

Points Per Game
1975-76 ABA 26.0 (3)
1976-77 NBA 25.9 (4)
1977-78 NBA 27.1 (2)
1978-79 NBA 24.0 (6)
1980-81 NBA 25.5 (5)
Career NBA 22.1 (27)
Career 22.7 (25)

Blocks Per Game
1975-76 ABA 1.2 (10)
Career 0.9 (90)

Player Efficiency Rating
1975-76 ABA 21.1 (7)
1977-78 NBA 23.2 (8)
Career NBA 19.7 (69)
Career 19.9 (69)

True Shooting Pct
1975-76 ABA .578 (4)
Career NBA .566 (89)
Career .568 (82)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1975-76 ABA .516 (6)

Steal Pct
Career ABA 1.9 (52)

Block Pct
Career ABA 1.6 (21)

Turnover Pct
1975-76 ABA 11.8 (7)
1977-78 NBA 11.5 (9)
1978-79 NBA 10.4 (7)

Usage Pct
1975-76 ABA 25.3 (8)
1980-81 NBA 27.9 (9)
Career 26.3 (44)

Offensive Rating
1975-76 ABA 116.0 (4)
1977-78 NBA 114.4 (2)
Career ABA 116.0 (2)
Career 112.3 (95)

Defensive Rating
Career ABA 104.7 (42)

Offensive Win Shares
1975-76 ABA 9.5 (3)
1976-77 NBA 7.6 (6)
1977-78 NBA 10.8 (1)
1978-79 NBA 7.4 (10)
Career ABA 9.5 (72)

Win Shares
1975-76 ABA 12.4 (5)
1976-77 NBA 10.7 (7)
1977-78 NBA 12.7 (1)
Career ABA 12.4 (97)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1975-76 ABA .193 (5)
1977-78 NBA .202 (4)
Career NBA .150 (92)
Career .156 (72)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.276 (127)

NBA Elo Player Rating
88th (overall) as of Sep 4, 2014, 12:43PM

     

Transactions

May 20, 1974: Traded by the New Orleans Jazz (as a future 1975 1st round draft pick) with Bob Kauffman, Dean Meminger, a 1974 1st round draft pick (Mike Sojourner was later selected), a 1975 2nd round draft pick (Bill Willoughby was later selected), a 1976 2nd round draft pick (Alex English was later selected) and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Jonathan Moore was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Pete Maravich.

May 29, 1975: Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1975 NBA Draft.

June 17, 1976: Moved from the ABA to the NBA with the Denver Nuggets.

June 16, 1982: Traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Seattle SuperSonics for Bill Hanzlik and a 1982 1st round draft pick (Rob Williams was later selected). Denver originally received Wally Walker but he was ruled ineligible.

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