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John Wetzel

John Francis Wetzel

Position: Shooting Guard and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: October 22, 1944 in Waynesboro, Virginia
High School: Wilson Memorial in Fisherville, Virginia
College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Draft: Los Angeles Lakers, 8th round (7th pick, 75th overall), 1966 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 17, 1967
As Coach: 1 Yr, 28-54, .341 W-L% (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
1967-68 23 LAL NBA SF 38 434 52 119 .437 52 119 .437 35 46 .761 84 51 55 139
1968-69 24 Did Not Play (military service)
1969-70 25 Did Not Play (military service)
1970-71 26 PHO NBA SG 70 1091 124 288 .431 124 288 .431 83 101 .822 153 114 156 331
1971-72 27 PHO NBA SG 51 419 31 82 .378 31 82 .378 24 30 .800 65 56 71 86
1972-73 28 ATL NBA SG 28 504 42 94 .447 42 94 .447 14 17 .824 58 39 41 98
1973-74 29 ATL NBA SG 70 1232 107 252 .425 107 252 .425 41 57 .719 39 131 170 138 73 19 147 255
1974-75 30 ATL NBA SG 63 785 87 204 .426 87 204 .426 68 77 .883 34 80 114 77 51 8 108 242
1975-76 31 PHO NBA SG 37 249 22 46 .478 22 46 .478 20 24 .833 8 30 38 19 9 3 30 64
Career NBA 357 4714 465 1085 .429 465 1085 .429 285 352 .810 81 241 682 494 133 30 608 1215
3 seasons ATL NBA 161 2521 236 550 .429 236 550 .429 123 151 .815 73 211 342 254 124 27 296 595
3 seasons PHO NBA 158 1759 177 416 .425 177 416 .425 127 155 .819 8 30 256 189 9 3 257 481
1 season LAL NBA 38 434 52 119 .437 52 119 .437 35 46 .761 84 51 55 139

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
1967-68 23 LAL NBA SF 38 11.4 1.4 3.1 .437 1.4 3.1 .437 0.9 1.2 .761 2.2 1.3 1.4 3.7
1970-71 26 PHO NBA SG 70 15.6 1.8 4.1 .431 1.8 4.1 .431 1.2 1.4 .822 2.2 1.6 2.2 4.7
1971-72 27 PHO NBA SG 51 8.2 0.6 1.6 .378 0.6 1.6 .378 0.5 0.6 .800 1.3 1.1 1.4 1.7
1972-73 28 ATL NBA SG 28 18.0 1.5 3.4 .447 1.5 3.4 .447 0.5 0.6 .824 2.1 1.4 1.5 3.5
1973-74 29 ATL NBA SG 70 17.6 1.5 3.6 .425 1.5 3.6 .425 0.6 0.8 .719 0.6 1.9 2.4 2.0 1.0 0.3 2.1 3.6
1974-75 30 ATL NBA SG 63 12.5 1.4 3.2 .426 1.4 3.2 .426 1.1 1.2 .883 0.5 1.3 1.8 1.2 0.8 0.1 1.7 3.8
1975-76 31 PHO NBA SG 37 6.7 0.6 1.2 .478 0.6 1.2 .478 0.5 0.6 .833 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.8 1.7
Career NBA 357 13.2 1.3 3.0 .429 1.3 3.0 .429 0.8 1.0 .810 0.5 1.4 1.9 1.4 0.8 0.2 1.7 3.4
3 seasons ATL NBA 161 15.7 1.5 3.4 .429 1.5 3.4 .429 0.8 0.9 .815 0.5 1.6 2.1 1.6 0.9 0.2 1.8 3.7
3 seasons PHO NBA 158 11.1 1.1 2.6 .425 1.1 2.6 .425 0.8 1.0 .819 0.2 0.8 1.6 1.2 0.2 0.1 1.6 3.0
1 season LAL NBA 38 11.4 1.4 3.1 .437 1.4 3.1 .437 0.9 1.2 .761 2.2 1.3 1.4 3.7

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
1967-68 23 LAL NBA SF 38 434 4.3 9.9 .437 4.3 9.9 .437 2.9 3.8 .761 7.0 4.2 4.6 11.5
1970-71 26 PHO NBA SG 70 1091 4.1 9.5 .431 4.1 9.5 .431 2.7 3.3 .822 5.0 3.8 5.1 10.9
1971-72 27 PHO NBA SG 51 419 2.7 7.0 .378 2.7 7.0 .378 2.1 2.6 .800 5.6 4.8 6.1 7.4
1972-73 28 ATL NBA SG 28 504 3.0 6.7 .447 3.0 6.7 .447 1.0 1.2 .824 4.1 2.8 2.9 7.0
1973-74 29 ATL NBA SG 70 1232 3.1 7.4 .425 3.1 7.4 .425 1.2 1.7 .719 1.1 3.8 5.0 4.0 2.1 0.6 4.3 7.5
1974-75 30 ATL NBA SG 63 785 4.0 9.4 .426 4.0 9.4 .426 3.1 3.5 .883 1.6 3.7 5.2 3.5 2.3 0.4 5.0 11.1
1975-76 31 PHO NBA SG 37 249 3.2 6.7 .478 3.2 6.7 .478 2.9 3.5 .833 1.2 4.3 5.5 2.7 1.3 0.4 4.3 9.3
Career NBA 357 4714 3.6 8.3 .429 3.6 8.3 .429 2.2 2.7 .810 1.3 3.8 5.2 3.8 2.1 0.5 4.6 9.3
3 seasons ATL NBA 161 2521 3.4 7.9 .429 3.4 7.9 .429 1.8 2.2 .815 1.3 3.8 4.9 3.6 2.2 0.5 4.2 8.5
3 seasons PHO NBA 158 1759 3.6 8.5 .425 3.6 8.5 .425 2.6 3.2 .819 1.2 4.3 5.2 3.9 1.3 0.4 5.3 9.8
1 season LAL NBA 38 434 4.3 9.9 .437 4.3 9.9 .437 2.9 3.8 .761 7.0 4.2 4.6 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
1967-68 23 LAL NBA SF 38 434 11.0 .499 .437 .387 13.9 0.3 0.4 0.7 .076
1970-71 26 PHO NBA SG 70 1091 9.4 .498 .431 .351 6.4 13.5 0.7 1.2 2.0 .086
1971-72 27 PHO NBA SG 51 419 7.3 .452 .378 .366 7.4 16.1 0.0 0.5 0.5 .056
1972-73 28 ATL NBA SG 28 504 6.8 .483 .447 .181 5.5 9.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 .044
1973-74 29 ATL NBA SG 70 1232 9.2 .460 .425 .226 3.1 10.9 6.9 13.6 2.6 0.8 98 -0.1 1.2 1.1 .043
1974-75 30 ATL NBA SG 63 785 12.2 .509 .426 .377 4.0 10.6 7.1 13.0 2.9 0.5 98 0.7 0.8 1.5 .093
1975-76 31 PHO NBA SG 37 249 10.1 .566 .478 .522 3.5 12.9 8.3 9.9 1.6 0.7 99 0.2 0.2 0.4 .083
Career NBA 357 4714 9.5 .490 .429 .324 3.5 11.0 6.8 13.1 2.6 0.7 98 2.0 4.6 6.6 .068
3 seasons ATL NBA 161 2521 9.7 .483 .429 .275 3.5 10.8 6.7 12.5 2.7 0.7 98 0.8 2.3 3.1 .059
3 seasons PHO NBA 158 1759 9.0 .497 .425 .373 3.5 12.9 6.9 13.6 1.6 0.7 99 0.9 1.9 2.9 .078
1 season LAL NBA 38 434 11.0 .499 .437 .387 13.9 0.3 0.4 0.7 .076

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 28 ATL NBA SG 3 33 3 7 .429 3 7 .429 0 0 2 4 6 6
1975-76 31 PHO NBA SG 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 2
Career NBA 5 38 3 7 .429 3 7 .429 2 2 1.000 0 2 4 4 0 0 8 8
1 season ATL NBA 3 33 3 7 .429 3 7 .429 0 0 2 4 6 6
1 season PHO NBA 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 2

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 28 ATL NBA SG 3 11.0 1.0 2.3 .429 1.0 2.3 .429 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 2.0 2.0
1975-76 31 PHO NBA SG 2 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
Career NBA 5 7.6 0.6 1.4 .429 0.6 1.4 .429 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.0 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.6
1 season ATL NBA 3 11.0 1.0 2.3 .429 1.0 2.3 .429 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 2.0 2.0
1 season PHO NBA 2 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

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
1972-73 28 ATL NBA SG 3 33 3.3 7.6 .429 3.3 7.6 .429 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.4 6.5 6.5
1975-76 31 PHO NBA SG 2 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 14.4 1.000 0.0 14.4 14.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 14.4
Career NBA 5 38 2.8 6.6 .429 2.8 6.6 .429 1.9 1.9 1.000 0.0 14.4 3.8 3.8 0.0 0.0 7.6 7.6
1 season ATL NBA 3 33 3.3 7.6 .429 3.3 7.6 .429 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.4 6.5 6.5
1 season PHO NBA 2 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 14.4 1.000 0.0 14.4 14.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 14.4

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 28 ATL NBA SG 3 33 5.1 .429 .429 .000 2.8 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .024
1975-76 31 PHO NBA SG 2 5 13.8 1.136 0.0 43.9 21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 94 0.0 0.0 0.0 .160
Career NBA 5 38 6.3 .508 .429 .286 0.0 43.9 5.3 12.2 0.0 0.0 94 0.0 0.0 0.0 .042
1 season ATL NBA 3 33 5.1 .429 .429 .000 2.8 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .024
1 season PHO NBA 2 5 13.8 1.136 0.0 43.9 21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 94 0.0 0.0 0.0 .160

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
John Wetzel 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4
Rex Walters 85.8 1.6 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.3
Dahntay Jones 80.0 2.0 1.8 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.4 -0.4
Eddie House 79.4 1.9 1.8 1.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.4
Tony Smith 78.8 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.1
Joe Hassett 78.4 2.0 1.6 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.0
Howard Komives 77.4 1.5 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.2
Keyon Dooling 77.1 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.0
Marcus Banks 76.0 2.3 1.9 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.0
Todd Lichti 72.6 1.8 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.2
Nelson Bobb 70.4 2.0 1.8 1.2 1.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
John Wetzel 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4
Rex Walters 85.8 1.6 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.3
Joe Hassett 78.4 2.0 1.6 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.0
Marcus Banks 76.1 2.3 1.9 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.0
Tony Smith 75.2 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Todd Lichti 72.6 1.8 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.2
Nelson Bobb 70.4 2.0 1.8 1.2 1.1
Mike Barr 69.1 2.7 1.7 1.4 0.7 0.4
Lee Mayberry 68.7 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 0.4 0.4 -0.1
Claude Terry 68.5 2.4 1.8 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.0
Lloyd Walton 68.2 1.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.1

Transactions

May 11, 1966: Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 8th round (75th pick) of the 1966 NBA Draft.

May 6, 1968: Drafted by the Phoenix Suns from the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA expansion draft.

October 9, 1972: Waived by the Phoenix Suns.

January 15, 1973: Signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks.

October 24, 1975: Claimed on waivers by the Phoenix Suns from the Atlanta Hawks

August 26, 1976: Retired from the Phoenix Suns.

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