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Linton Townes

Linton Rodney Townes

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: November 30, 1959 in Richmond, Virginia
High School: Covington in Covington, Virginia
College: James Madison University
Draft: Portland Trail Blazers, 2nd round (10th pick, 33rd overall), 1982 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 9, 1982

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 55 0 516 105 234 .449 9 25 .360 96 209 .459 28 38 .737 30 35 65 31 19 5 33 81 247
1983-84 24 TOT NBA SF 4 0 19 4 8 .500 0 0 4 8 .500 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 4 8
1983-84 24 MIL NBA SF 2 0 2 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1983-84 24 SDC NBA SF 2 0 17 3 7 .429 0 0 3 7 .429 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 6
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 0 8 0 6 .000 0 0 0 6 .000 2 2 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Career NBA 60 0 543 109 248 .440 9 25 .360 100 223 .448 30 40 .750 31 36 67 32 20 7 34 86 257
1 season POR NBA 55 0 516 105 234 .449 9 25 .360 96 209 .459 28 38 .737 30 35 65 31 19 5 33 81 247
1 season SDC NBA 2 0 17 3 7 .429 0 0 3 7 .429 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 6
1 season MIL NBA 2 0 2 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1 season SAS NBA 1 0 8 0 6 .000 0 0 0 6 .000 2 2 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 55 0 9.4 1.9 4.3 .449 0.2 0.5 .360 1.7 3.8 .459 0.5 0.7 .737 0.5 0.6 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.6 1.5 4.5
1983-84 24 TOT NBA SF 4 0 4.8 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 1.0 2.0
1983-84 24 MIL NBA SF 2 0 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0
1983-84 24 SDC NBA SF 2 0 8.5 1.5 3.5 .429 0.0 0.0 1.5 3.5 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.5 3.0
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 0 8.0 0.0 6.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 .000 2.0 2.0 1.000 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0
Career NBA 60 0 9.1 1.8 4.1 .440 0.2 0.4 .360 1.7 3.7 .448 0.5 0.7 .750 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.6 1.4 4.3
1 season POR NBA 55 0 9.4 1.9 4.3 .449 0.2 0.5 .360 1.7 3.8 .459 0.5 0.7 .737 0.5 0.6 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.6 1.5 4.5
1 season SDC NBA 2 0 8.5 1.5 3.5 .429 0.0 0.0 1.5 3.5 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.5 3.0
1 season MIL NBA 2 0 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0
1 season SAS NBA 1 0 8.0 0.0 6.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 .000 2.0 2.0 1.000 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 55 0 516 7.3 16.3 .449 0.6 1.7 .360 6.7 14.6 .459 2.0 2.7 .737 2.1 2.4 4.5 2.2 1.3 0.3 2.3 5.7 17.2
1983-84 24 TOT NBA SF 4 0 19 7.6 15.2 .500 0.0 0.0 7.6 15.2 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 3.8 1.9 7.6 15.2
1983-84 24 MIL NBA SF 2 0 2 18.0 18.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 36.0
1983-84 24 SDC NBA SF 2 0 17 6.4 14.8 .429 0.0 0.0 6.4 14.8 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 4.2 2.1 6.4 12.7
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 0 8 0.0 27.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 .000 9.0 9.0 1.000 4.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0
Career NBA 60 0 543 7.2 16.4 .440 0.6 1.7 .360 6.6 14.8 .448 2.0 2.7 .750 2.1 2.4 4.4 2.1 1.3 0.5 2.3 5.7 17.0
1 season POR NBA 55 0 516 7.3 16.3 .449 0.6 1.7 .360 6.7 14.6 .459 2.0 2.7 .737 2.1 2.4 4.5 2.2 1.3 0.3 2.3 5.7 17.2
1 season SDC NBA 2 0 17 6.4 14.8 .429 0.0 0.0 6.4 14.8 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 4.2 2.1 6.4 12.7
1 season MIL NBA 2 0 2 18.0 18.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 36.0
1 season SAS NBA 1 0 8 0.0 27.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 .000 9.0 9.0 1.000 4.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 9.0

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 55 0 516 9.7 21.6 .449 0.8 2.3 .360 8.8 14.6 .459 2.6 3.5 .737 2.8 3.2 6.0 2.9 1.8 0.5 3.0 7.5 22.8
1983-84 24 TOT NBA SF 4 0 19 10.0 20.1 .500 0.0 0.0 10.0 15.2 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 5.0 2.5 10.0 20.1
1983-84 24 MIL NBA SF 2 0 2 24.8 24.8 1.000 0.0 0.0 24.8 18.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.8 49.5
1983-84 24 SDC NBA SF 2 0 17 8.4 19.5 .429 0.0 0.0 8.4 14.8 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 5.6 2.8 8.4 16.8
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 0 8 0.0 34.6 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 .000 11.5 11.5 1.000 5.8 0.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8 11.5
Career NBA 60 0 543 9.5 21.7 .440 0.8 2.2 .360 8.8 19.5 .448 2.6 3.5 .750 2.7 3.2 5.9 2.8 1.8 0.6 3.0 7.5 22.5
1 season POR NBA 55 0 516 9.7 21.6 .449 0.8 2.3 .360 8.8 19.3 .459 2.6 3.5 .737 2.8 3.2 6.0 2.9 1.8 0.5 3.0 7.5 22.8
1 season SDC NBA 2 0 17 8.4 19.5 .429 0.0 0.0 8.4 19.5 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 5.6 2.8 8.4 16.8
1 season MIL NBA 2 0 2 24.8 24.8 1.000 0.0 0.0 24.8 24.8 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.8 49.5
1 season SAS NBA 1 0 8 0.0 34.6 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.6 .000 11.5 11.5 1.000 5.8 0.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8 11.5

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 55 516 11.9 .493 .468 .162 .107 6.5 7.6 7.1 8.9 1.8 0.5 11.6 22.3 100 106 0.2 0.4 0.7 .064
1983-84 24 TOT NBA SF 4 19 11.7 .500 .500 .000 .000 0.0 5.9 3.0 7.1 2.5 5.8 11.1 19.0 96 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 .036
1983-84 24 MIL NBA SF 2 2 30.3 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.1 200 111 0.0 0.0 0.0 .361
1983-84 24 SDC NBA SF 2 17 9.6 .429 .429 .000 .000 0.0 6.6 3.3 7.9 2.8 6.4 12.5 18.7 88 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.002
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 1 8 -11.4 .145 .000 .333 .000 14.6 0.0 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.5 50 117 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.403
Career NBA 60 543 11.5 .484 .458 .161 .101 6.4 7.5 6.9 8.7 1.8 0.7 11.3 22.4 99 106 0.2 0.5 0.6 .057
1 season POR NBA 55 516 11.9 .493 .468 .162 .107 6.5 7.6 7.1 8.9 1.8 0.5 11.6 22.3 100 106 0.2 0.4 0.7 .064
1 season SDC NBA 2 17 9.6 .429 .429 .000 .000 0.0 6.6 3.3 7.9 2.8 6.4 12.5 18.7 88 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.002
1 season MIL NBA 2 2 30.3 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.1 200 111 0.0 0.0 0.0 .361
1 season SAS NBA 1 8 -11.4 .145 .000 .333 .000 14.6 0.0 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.5 50 117 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.403

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 6 60 13 27 .481 1 3 .333 12 24 .500 6 7 .857 2 1 3 5 0 0 3 11 33
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 2 0 6 4 8 .500 0 1 .000 4 7 .571 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 8
Career NBA 8 0 66 17 35 .486 1 4 .250 16 31 .516 6 7 .857 4 2 6 5 0 0 3 12 41
1 season POR NBA 6 60 13 27 .481 1 3 .333 12 24 .500 6 7 .857 2 1 3 5 0 0 3 11 33
1 season SAS NBA 2 0 6 4 8 .500 0 1 .000 4 7 .571 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 8

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 6 10.0 2.2 4.5 .481 0.2 0.5 .333 2.0 4.0 .500 1.0 1.2 .857 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.8 5.5
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 2 0 3.0 2.0 4.0 .500 0.0 0.5 .000 2.0 3.5 .571 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 4.0
Career NBA 8 0 8.3 2.1 4.4 .486 0.1 0.5 .250 2.0 3.9 .516 0.8 0.9 .857 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.5 5.1
1 season POR NBA 6 10.0 2.2 4.5 .481 0.2 0.5 .333 2.0 4.0 .500 1.0 1.2 .857 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.8 5.5
1 season SAS NBA 2 0 3.0 2.0 4.0 .500 0.0 0.5 .000 2.0 3.5 .571 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 4.0

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 6 60 7.8 16.2 .481 0.6 1.8 .333 7.2 14.4 .500 3.6 4.2 .857 1.2 0.6 1.8 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 6.6 19.8
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 2 0 6 24.0 48.0 .500 0.0 6.0 .000 24.0 42.0 .571 0.0 0.0 12.0 6.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 48.0
Career NBA 8 0 66 9.3 19.1 .486 0.5 2.2 .250 8.7 16.9 .516 3.3 3.8 .857 2.2 1.1 3.3 2.7 0.0 0.0 1.6 6.5 22.4
1 season POR NBA 6 60 7.8 16.2 .481 0.6 1.8 .333 7.2 14.4 .500 3.6 4.2 .857 1.2 0.6 1.8 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 6.6 19.8
1 season SAS NBA 2 0 6 24.0 48.0 .500 0.0 6.0 .000 24.0 42.0 .571 0.0 0.0 12.0 6.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 48.0

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 6 60 10.7 22.1 .481 0.8 2.5 .333 9.8 14.4 .500 4.9 5.7 .857 1.6 0.8 2.5 4.1 0.0 0.0 2.5 9.0 27.0
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 2 0 6 30.6 61.1 .500 0.0 7.6 .000 30.6 42.0 .571 0.0 0.0 15.3 7.6 22.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.6 61.1
Career NBA 8 0 66 12.6 25.9 .486 0.7 3.0 .250 11.8 22.9 .516 4.4 5.2 .857 3.0 1.5 4.4 3.7 0.0 0.0 2.2 8.9 30.3
1 season POR NBA 6 60 10.7 22.1 .481 0.8 2.5 .333 9.8 19.7 .500 4.9 5.7 .857 1.6 0.8 2.5 4.1 0.0 0.0 2.5 9.0 27.0
1 season SAS NBA 2 0 6 30.6 61.1 .500 0.0 7.6 .000 30.6 53.5 .571 0.0 0.0 15.3 7.6 22.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.6 61.1

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
1982-83 23 POR NBA SF 6 60 12.0 .549 .500 .259 .111 3.6 1.9 2.8 12.8 0.0 0.0 9.1 23.2 110 115 0.1 0.0 0.1 .078
1984-85 25 SAS NBA SF 2 6 36.3 .500 .500 .000 .125 41.7 18.2 29.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 54.6 111 118 0.0 0.0 0.0 .138
Career NBA 8 66 14.2 .538 .500 .200 .114 7.1 3.4 5.2 11.6 0.0 0.0 7.3 26.1 110 115 0.1 0.0 0.1 .083
1 season POR NBA 6 60 12.0 .549 .500 .259 .111 3.6 1.9 2.8 12.8 0.0 0.0 9.1 23.2 110 115 0.1 0.0 0.1 .078
1 season SAS NBA 2 6 36.3 .500 .500 .000 .125 41.7 18.2 29.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 54.6 111 118 0.0 0.0 0.0 .138

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Linton Townes 0.7 0.0 -0.1
Samardo Samuels 93.9 0.7 0.0 -0.1
Joby Wright 90.7 0.6 0.0 -0.1
Mel Bennett 85.6 0.7 0.1 -0.1
Alton Ford 75.6 0.8 0.1 -0.1
Brian Quinnett 70.2 0.8 0.1 -0.1
Ron Grandison 69.0 0.6 0.0 0.0
Josh Davis 67.9 0.5 0.0 0.0
Joey Dorsey 63.6 0.8 0.1 0.0
Marcus Haislip 59.6 0.6 0.0 -0.2
Donny Marshall 58.5 0.6 0.2 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Linton Townes 0.7 0.0 -0.1
Samardo Samuels 93.9 0.7 0.0 -0.1
Joby Wright 90.7 0.6 0.0 -0.1
Alton Ford 75.6 0.8 0.1 -0.1
Brian Quinnett 70.2 0.8 0.1 -0.1
Joey Dorsey 63.6 0.8 0.1 0.0
Scott Roth 47.5 0.7 0.3 0.1
Marcus Haislip 47.4 0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.2
Chris King 43.9 1.1 0.0 -0.1
Terence Morris 43.1 0.9 0.2 -0.1
Amal McCaskill 43.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.2

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 JAMESMAD 26 765 138 245 26 35 109 302 .563 .743 29.4 11.6 4.2
1979-80 20 JAMESMAD 10 322 67 120 12 18 52 146 .558 .667 32.2 14.6 5.2
1980-81 21 JAMESMAD 29 944 196 351 51 71 168 443 .558 .718 32.6 15.3 5.8
1981-82 22 JAMESMAD 30 1065 213 386 63 79 178 489 .552 .797 35.5 16.3 5.9
Career 95 3096 614 1102 152 203 507 1380 .557 .749 32.6 14.5 5.3

Transactions

June 29, 1982: Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2nd round (33rd pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

September 6, 1983: Traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Lester Fonville was later selected).

October 25, 1983: Waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

November 8, 1983: Signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks.

November 16, 1983: Waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.

December 23, 1983: Signed as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers.

January 11, 1984: Waived by the San Diego Clippers.

April 12, 1985: Signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs.

July 16, 1985: Waived by the San Antonio Spurs.

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