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Rod Thorn

Rodney King Thorn

Position: Shooting Guard and Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: May 23, 1941 in Princeton, West Virginia
High School: Princeton in Princeton, West Virginia
College: West Virginia University
Draft: Baltimore Bullets, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 1963 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 16, 1963
As Coach: 2 Yrs, 35-42, .455 W-L% (Full Record)
As Executive: CHI/NJN/PHI franchises, 1978-2012 (Full Record)

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
1963-64 22 BAL NBA SG 75 2594 411 1015 .405 411 1015 .405 258 353 .731 360 281 187 1080
1964-65 23 DET NBA SG 74 1770 320 750 .427 320 750 .427 176 243 .724 266 161 122 816
1965-66 24 TOT NBA SG 73 1739 306 728 .420 306 728 .420 168 236 .712 210 145 144 780
1965-66 24 DET NBA SG 27 815 143 343 .417 143 343 .417 90 123 .732 101 64 67 376
1965-66 24 STL NBA SG 46 924 163 385 .423 163 385 .423 78 113 .690 109 81 77 404
1966-67 25 STL NBA PG 67 1166 233 524 .445 233 524 .445 125 172 .727 160 118 88 591
1967-68 26 SEA NBA SG 66 1668 377 835 .451 377 835 .451 252 342 .737 265 230 117 1006
1968-69 27 SEA NBA SG 29 567 131 283 .463 131 283 .463 71 97 .732 83 80 58 333
1969-70 28 SEA NBA SG 19 105 20 45 .444 20 45 .444 15 24 .625 16 17 8 55
1970-71 29 SEA NBA SG 63 767 141 299 .472 141 299 .472 69 102 .676 103 182 60 351
Career NBA 466 10376 1939 4479 .433 1939 4479 .433 1134 1569 .723 1463 1214 784 5012
4 seasons SEA NBA 177 3107 669 1462 .458 669 1462 .458 407 565 .720 467 509 243 1745
2 seasons STL NBA 113 2090 396 909 .436 396 909 .436 203 285 .712 269 199 165 995
2 seasons DET NBA 101 2585 463 1093 .424 463 1093 .424 266 366 .727 367 225 189 1192
1 season BAL NBA 75 2594 411 1015 .405 411 1015 .405 258 353 .731 360 281 187 1080

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
1963-64 22 BAL NBA SG 75 34.6 5.5 13.5 .405 5.5 13.5 .405 3.4 4.7 .731 4.8 3.7 2.5 14.4
1964-65 23 DET NBA SG 74 23.9 4.3 10.1 .427 4.3 10.1 .427 2.4 3.3 .724 3.6 2.2 1.6 11.0
1965-66 24 TOT NBA SG 73 23.8 4.2 10.0 .420 4.2 10.0 .420 2.3 3.2 .712 2.9 2.0 2.0 10.7
1965-66 24 DET NBA SG 27 30.2 5.3 12.7 .417 5.3 12.7 .417 3.3 4.6 .732 3.7 2.4 2.5 13.9
1965-66 24 STL NBA SG 46 20.1 3.5 8.4 .423 3.5 8.4 .423 1.7 2.5 .690 2.4 1.8 1.7 8.8
1966-67 25 STL NBA PG 67 17.4 3.5 7.8 .445 3.5 7.8 .445 1.9 2.6 .727 2.4 1.8 1.3 8.8
1967-68 26 SEA NBA SG 66 25.3 5.7 12.7 .451 5.7 12.7 .451 3.8 5.2 .737 4.0 3.5 1.8 15.2
1968-69 27 SEA NBA SG 29 19.6 4.5 9.8 .463 4.5 9.8 .463 2.4 3.3 .732 2.9 2.8 2.0 11.5
1969-70 28 SEA NBA SG 19 5.5 1.1 2.4 .444 1.1 2.4 .444 0.8 1.3 .625 0.8 0.9 0.4 2.9
1970-71 29 SEA NBA SG 63 12.2 2.2 4.7 .472 2.2 4.7 .472 1.1 1.6 .676 1.6 2.9 1.0 5.6
Career NBA 466 22.3 4.2 9.6 .433 4.2 9.6 .433 2.4 3.4 .723 3.1 2.6 1.7 10.8
4 seasons SEA NBA 177 17.6 3.8 8.3 .458 3.8 8.3 .458 2.3 3.2 .720 2.6 2.9 1.4 9.9
2 seasons STL NBA 113 18.5 3.5 8.0 .436 3.5 8.0 .436 1.8 2.5 .712 2.4 1.8 1.5 8.8
2 seasons DET NBA 101 25.6 4.6 10.8 .424 4.6 10.8 .424 2.6 3.6 .727 3.6 2.2 1.9 11.8
1 season BAL NBA 75 34.6 5.5 13.5 .405 5.5 13.5 .405 3.4 4.7 .731 4.8 3.7 2.5 14.4

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
1963-64 22 BAL NBA SG 75 2594 5.7 14.1 .405 5.7 14.1 .405 3.6 4.9 .731 5.0 3.9 2.6 15.0
1964-65 23 DET NBA SG 74 1770 6.5 15.3 .427 6.5 15.3 .427 3.6 4.9 .724 5.4 3.3 2.5 16.6
1965-66 24 TOT NBA SG 73 1739 6.3 15.1 .420 6.3 15.1 .420 3.5 4.9 .712 4.3 3.0 3.0 16.1
1965-66 24 DET NBA SG 27 815 6.3 15.2 .417 6.3 15.2 .417 4.0 5.4 .732 4.5 2.8 3.0 16.6
1965-66 24 STL NBA SG 46 924 6.4 15.0 .423 6.4 15.0 .423 3.0 4.4 .690 4.2 3.2 3.0 15.7
1966-67 25 STL NBA PG 67 1166 7.2 16.2 .445 7.2 16.2 .445 3.9 5.3 .727 4.9 3.6 2.7 18.2
1967-68 26 SEA NBA SG 66 1668 8.1 18.0 .451 8.1 18.0 .451 5.4 7.4 .737 5.7 5.0 2.5 21.7
1968-69 27 SEA NBA SG 29 567 8.3 18.0 .463 8.3 18.0 .463 4.5 6.2 .732 5.3 5.1 3.7 21.1
1969-70 28 SEA NBA SG 19 105 6.9 15.4 .444 6.9 15.4 .444 5.1 8.2 .625 5.5 5.8 2.7 18.9
1970-71 29 SEA NBA SG 63 767 6.6 14.0 .472 6.6 14.0 .472 3.2 4.8 .676 4.8 8.5 2.8 16.5
Career NBA 466 10376 6.7 15.5 .433 6.7 15.5 .433 3.9 5.4 .723 5.1 4.2 2.7 17.4
4 seasons SEA NBA 177 3107 7.8 16.9 .458 7.8 16.9 .458 4.7 6.5 .720 5.4 5.9 2.8 20.2
2 seasons STL NBA 113 2090 6.8 15.7 .436 6.8 15.7 .436 3.5 4.9 .712 4.6 3.4 2.8 17.1
2 seasons DET NBA 101 2585 6.4 15.2 .424 6.4 15.2 .424 3.7 5.1 .727 5.1 3.1 2.6 16.6
1 season BAL NBA 75 2594 5.7 14.1 .405 5.7 14.1 .405 3.6 4.9 .731 5.0 3.9 2.6 15.0

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
1963-64 22 BAL NBA SG 75 2594 12.9 .461 .405 .348 1.2 1.7 2.9 .053
1964-65 23 DET NBA SG 74 1770 14.2 .476 .427 .324 12.7 1.7 1.7 3.4 .093
1965-66 24 TOT NBA SG 73 1739 12.1 .469 .420 .324 11.7 1.0 1.3 2.3 .063
1965-66 24 DET NBA SG 27 815 12.5 .473 .417 .359 10.8 0.6 0.7 1.3 .075
1965-66 24 STL NBA SG 46 924 11.7 .465 .423 .294 12.5 0.4 0.6 1.0 .052
1966-67 25 STL NBA PG 67 1166 14.7 .493 .445 .328 14.3 1.3 0.8 2.1 .086
1967-68 26 SEA NBA SG 66 1668 17.4 .510 .451 .410 18.9 2.7 0.8 3.5 .101
1968-69 27 SEA NBA SG 29 567 17.6 .511 .463 .343 21.3 1.1 0.3 1.4 .118
1969-70 28 SEA NBA SG 19 105 15.7 .495 .444 .533 21.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 .063
1970-71 29 SEA NBA SG 63 767 17.2 .510 .472 .341 6.2 31.9 1.0 0.5 1.5 .096
Career NBA 466 10376 14.5 .485 .433 .350 6.2 16.7 10.0 7.2 17.2 .080
4 seasons SEA NBA 177 3107 17.3 .510 .458 .386 6.2 22.6 4.9 1.7 6.6 .102
2 seasons STL NBA 113 2090 13.4 .481 .436 .314 13.5 1.7 1.4 3.1 .071
2 seasons DET NBA 101 2585 13.7 .475 .424 .335 12.1 2.3 2.4 4.7 .088
1 season BAL NBA 75 2594 12.9 .461 .405 .348 1.2 1.7 2.9 .053

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
1965-66 24 STL NBA SG 10 119 12 39 .308 12 39 .308 14 18 .778 17 10 9 38
1966-67 25 STL NBA PG 9 156 33 77 .429 33 77 .429 25 27 .926 28 11 13 91
Career NBA 19 275 45 116 .388 45 116 .388 39 45 .867 45 21 22 129
2 seasons STL NBA 19 275 45 116 .388 45 116 .388 39 45 .867 45 21 22 129

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
1965-66 24 STL NBA SG 10 11.9 1.2 3.9 .308 1.2 3.9 .308 1.4 1.8 .778 1.7 1.0 0.9 3.8
1966-67 25 STL NBA PG 9 17.3 3.7 8.6 .429 3.7 8.6 .429 2.8 3.0 .926 3.1 1.2 1.4 10.1
Career NBA 19 14.5 2.4 6.1 .388 2.4 6.1 .388 2.1 2.4 .867 2.4 1.1 1.2 6.8
2 seasons STL NBA 19 14.5 2.4 6.1 .388 2.4 6.1 .388 2.1 2.4 .867 2.4 1.1 1.2 6.8

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
1965-66 24 STL NBA SG 10 119 3.6 11.8 .308 3.6 11.8 .308 4.2 5.4 .778 5.1 3.0 2.7 11.5
1966-67 25 STL NBA PG 9 156 7.6 17.8 .429 7.6 17.8 .429 5.8 6.2 .926 6.5 2.5 3.0 21.0
Career NBA 19 275 5.9 15.2 .388 5.9 15.2 .388 5.1 5.9 .867 5.9 2.7 2.9 16.9
2 seasons STL NBA 19 275 5.9 15.2 .388 5.9 15.2 .388 5.1 5.9 .867 5.9 2.7 2.9 16.9

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
1965-66 24 STL NBA SG 10 119 8.0 .405 .308 .462 10.5 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.028
1966-67 25 STL NBA PG 9 156 17.0 .512 .429 .351 11.3 0.4 0.1 0.5 .143
Career NBA 19 275 13.1 .475 .388 .388 11.0 0.2 0.2 0.4 .069
2 seasons STL NBA 19 275 13.1 .475 .388 .388 11.0 0.2 0.2 0.4 .069

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Rod Thorn 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.3 2.1 1.5 1.4 0.1
Mickael Pietrus 91.8 3.6 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.1 1.5 1.3 0.6
Steve Colter 91.6 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.7 1.4 0.3
Fatty Taylor 89.8 3.7 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.1 1.3 1.2 0.4
Keith Bogans 85.5 4.9 3.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 1.7 1.3 0.1
John Battle 85.3 4.0 3.2 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.0 0.5
Mike McGee 84.8 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.3 1.9 1.1 0.2 0.2
Anthony Peeler 84.7 4.1 3.7 2.7 2.5 2.4 1.1 0.8 0.6
Billy McKinney 83.9 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 0.9 0.1
Mike Dunleavy 83.8 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.6 1.4 1.4 0.2 0.1
Clint Richardson 83.8 3.3 3.1 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.1 1.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Rod Thorn 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.3 2.1 1.5 1.4 0.1
Steve Colter 91.6 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.7 1.4 0.3
Fatty Taylor 89.8 3.7 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.1 1.3 1.2 0.4
Mickael Pietrus 87.2 3.6 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.1 1.5 1.3 1.2 0.6 0.0
Mike Dunleavy 86.9 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.6 1.4 1.4 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Jim King 86.6 3.7 3.5 2.5 2.3 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.4 -0.1
Tyronn Lue 85.9 3.7 3.7 2.7 2.5 2.1 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.2
Mike McGee 84.8 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.3 1.9 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.2
Keyon Dooling 84.3 3.7 3.7 2.9 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.0
Billy McKinney 83.9 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 0.9 0.1
Clint Richardson 83.8 3.3 3.1 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.1 1.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1961-62 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)
1962-63 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)
1963-64 NBA All-Rookie (1st)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.001 (645)

Transactions

April 30, 1963: Drafted by the Chicago Zephyrs in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1963 NBA Draft.

June 18, 1964: Traded by the Baltimore Bullets with Terry Dischinger and Don Kojis to the Detroit Pistons for Bob Ferry, Bailey Howell, Les Hunter, Wali Jones and Don Ohl.

December 24, 1965: Traded by the Detroit Pistons to the St. Louis Hawks for John Tresvant and Chico Vaughn.

May 1, 1967: Drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics from the St. Louis Hawks in the NBA expansion draft.

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