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John Williams

John Sam Williams (Hot Plate, Rock)

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 235 lbs.
Born: October 26, 1966 in Los Angeles, California
High School: Crenshaw in Los Angeles, California
College: Louisiana State University
Draft: Washington Bullets, 1st round (12th pick, 12th overall), 1986 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 31, 1986

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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 20 WSB NBA SF 78 6 1773 283 624 .454 8 36 .222 275 588 .468 144 223 .646 130 236 366 191 129 30 122 173 718
1987-88 21 WSB NBA SF 82 37 2428 427 910 .469 5 38 .132 422 872 .484 188 256 .734 127 317 444 232 117 34 145 217 1047
1988-89 22 WSB NBA SF 82 1 2413 438 940 .466 19 71 .268 419 869 .482 225 290 .776 158 415 573 356 142 70 157 213 1120
1989-90 23 WSB NBA SF 18 18 632 130 274 .474 2 18 .111 128 256 .500 65 84 .774 27 109 136 84 21 9 43 33 327
1990-91 24 WSB NBA SF 33 11 941 164 393 .417 10 41 .244 154 352 .438 73 97 .753 42 135 177 133 39 6 68 63 411
1991-92 25 Did Not Play (suspended—overweight)
1992-93 26 LAC NBA SF 74 8 1638 205 477 .430 12 53 .226 193 424 .455 70 129 .543 88 228 316 142 83 23 79 188 492
1993-94 27 LAC NBA SF 34 6 725 81 188 .431 5 20 .250 76 168 .452 24 36 .667 37 90 127 97 25 10 35 85 191
1994-95 28 IND NBA SF 34 0 402 41 115 .357 4 12 .333 37 103 .359 14 25 .560 23 39 62 27 10 2 35 48 100
Career NBA 435 87 10952 1769 3921 .451 65 289 .225 1704 3632 .469 803 1140 .704 632 1569 2201 1262 566 184 684 1020 4406
5 seasons WSB NBA 293 73 8187 1442 3141 .459 44 204 .216 1398 2937 .476 695 950 .732 484 1212 1696 996 448 149 535 699 3623
2 seasons LAC NBA 108 14 2363 286 665 .430 17 73 .233 269 592 .454 94 165 .570 125 318 443 239 108 33 114 273 683
1 season IND NBA 34 0 402 41 115 .357 4 12 .333 37 103 .359 14 25 .560 23 39 62 27 10 2 35 48 100

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 20 WSB NBA SF 78 6 22.7 3.6 8.0 .454 0.1 0.5 .222 3.5 7.5 .468 1.8 2.9 .646 1.7 3.0 4.7 2.4 1.7 0.4 1.6 2.2 9.2
1987-88 21 WSB NBA SF 82 37 29.6 5.2 11.1 .469 0.1 0.5 .132 5.1 10.6 .484 2.3 3.1 .734 1.5 3.9 5.4 2.8 1.4 0.4 1.8 2.6 12.8
1988-89 22 WSB NBA SF 82 1 29.4 5.3 11.5 .466 0.2 0.9 .268 5.1 10.6 .482 2.7 3.5 .776 1.9 5.1 7.0 4.3 1.7 0.9 1.9 2.6 13.7
1989-90 23 WSB NBA SF 18 18 35.1 7.2 15.2 .474 0.1 1.0 .111 7.1 14.2 .500 3.6 4.7 .774 1.5 6.1 7.6 4.7 1.2 0.5 2.4 1.8 18.2
1990-91 24 WSB NBA SF 33 11 28.5 5.0 11.9 .417 0.3 1.2 .244 4.7 10.7 .438 2.2 2.9 .753 1.3 4.1 5.4 4.0 1.2 0.2 2.1 1.9 12.5
1992-93 26 LAC NBA SF 74 8 22.1 2.8 6.4 .430 0.2 0.7 .226 2.6 5.7 .455 0.9 1.7 .543 1.2 3.1 4.3 1.9 1.1 0.3 1.1 2.5 6.6
1993-94 27 LAC NBA SF 34 6 21.3 2.4 5.5 .431 0.1 0.6 .250 2.2 4.9 .452 0.7 1.1 .667 1.1 2.6 3.7 2.9 0.7 0.3 1.0 2.5 5.6
1994-95 28 IND NBA SF 34 0 11.8 1.2 3.4 .357 0.1 0.4 .333 1.1 3.0 .359 0.4 0.7 .560 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.0 1.4 2.9
Career NBA 435 87 25.2 4.1 9.0 .451 0.1 0.7 .225 3.9 8.3 .469 1.8 2.6 .704 1.5 3.6 5.1 2.9 1.3 0.4 1.6 2.3 10.1
5 seasons WSB NBA 293 73 27.9 4.9 10.7 .459 0.2 0.7 .216 4.8 10.0 .476 2.4 3.2 .732 1.7 4.1 5.8 3.4 1.5 0.5 1.8 2.4 12.4
2 seasons LAC NBA 108 14 21.9 2.6 6.2 .430 0.2 0.7 .233 2.5 5.5 .454 0.9 1.5 .570 1.2 2.9 4.1 2.2 1.0 0.3 1.1 2.5 6.3
1 season IND NBA 34 0 11.8 1.2 3.4 .357 0.1 0.4 .333 1.1 3.0 .359 0.4 0.7 .560 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.0 1.4 2.9

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 20 WSB NBA SF 78 6 1773 5.7 12.7 .454 0.2 0.7 .222 5.6 11.9 .468 2.9 4.5 .646 2.6 4.8 7.4 3.9 2.6 0.6 2.5 3.5 14.6
1987-88 21 WSB NBA SF 82 37 2428 6.3 13.5 .469 0.1 0.6 .132 6.3 12.9 .484 2.8 3.8 .734 1.9 4.7 6.6 3.4 1.7 0.5 2.1 3.2 15.5
1988-89 22 WSB NBA SF 82 1 2413 6.5 14.0 .466 0.3 1.1 .268 6.3 13.0 .482 3.4 4.3 .776 2.4 6.2 8.5 5.3 2.1 1.0 2.3 3.2 16.7
1989-90 23 WSB NBA SF 18 18 632 7.4 15.6 .474 0.1 1.0 .111 7.3 14.6 .500 3.7 4.8 .774 1.5 6.2 7.7 4.8 1.2 0.5 2.4 1.9 18.6
1990-91 24 WSB NBA SF 33 11 941 6.3 15.0 .417 0.4 1.6 .244 5.9 13.5 .438 2.8 3.7 .753 1.6 5.2 6.8 5.1 1.5 0.2 2.6 2.4 15.7
1992-93 26 LAC NBA SF 74 8 1638 4.5 10.5 .430 0.3 1.2 .226 4.2 9.3 .455 1.5 2.8 .543 1.9 5.0 6.9 3.1 1.8 0.5 1.7 4.1 10.8
1993-94 27 LAC NBA SF 34 6 725 4.0 9.3 .431 0.2 1.0 .250 3.8 8.3 .452 1.2 1.8 .667 1.8 4.5 6.3 4.8 1.2 0.5 1.7 4.2 9.5
1994-95 28 IND NBA SF 34 0 402 3.7 10.3 .357 0.4 1.1 .333 3.3 9.2 .359 1.3 2.2 .560 2.1 3.5 5.6 2.4 0.9 0.2 3.1 4.3 9.0
Career NBA 435 87 10952 5.8 12.9 .451 0.2 0.9 .225 5.6 11.9 .469 2.6 3.7 .704 2.1 5.2 7.2 4.1 1.9 0.6 2.2 3.4 14.5
5 seasons WSB NBA 293 73 8187 6.3 13.8 .459 0.2 0.9 .216 6.1 12.9 .476 3.1 4.2 .732 2.1 5.3 7.5 4.4 2.0 0.7 2.4 3.1 15.9
2 seasons LAC NBA 108 14 2363 4.4 10.1 .430 0.3 1.1 .233 4.1 9.0 .454 1.4 2.5 .570 1.9 4.8 6.7 3.6 1.6 0.5 1.7 4.2 10.4
1 season IND NBA 34 0 402 3.7 10.3 .357 0.4 1.1 .333 3.3 9.2 .359 1.3 2.2 .560 2.1 3.5 5.6 2.4 0.9 0.2 3.1 4.3 9.0

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 20 WSB NBA SF 78 1773 15.5 .497 .460 .357 .058 7.6 14.4 10.9 15.6 3.5 0.9 14.5 19.1 103 104 0.8 2.8 3.5 .096
1987-88 21 WSB NBA SF 82 2428 14.9 .512 .472 .281 .042 5.8 14.7 10.2 14.3 2.4 0.8 12.4 19.8 106 106 1.9 3.1 5.0 .098
1988-89 22 WSB NBA SF 82 2413 18.8 .525 .476 .309 .076 6.9 19.6 13.0 20.9 2.8 1.7 12.8 20.4 110 104 3.3 3.5 6.9 .136
1989-90 23 WSB NBA SF 18 632 17.6 .526 .478 .307 .066 4.6 18.8 11.6 18.9 1.6 0.8 12.1 22.9 107 108 0.7 0.7 1.3 .101
1990-91 24 WSB NBA SF 33 941 14.1 .472 .430 .247 .104 4.9 15.7 10.3 20.8 2.0 0.4 13.5 22.3 99 107 -0.1 1.1 1.0 .051
1992-93 26 LAC NBA SF 74 1638 10.5 .461 .442 .270 .111 5.9 15.6 10.7 11.3 2.5 0.9 12.9 15.4 98 106 -0.2 2.1 1.9 .055
1993-94 27 LAC NBA SF 34 725 10.5 .469 .444 .191 .106 5.5 13.1 9.3 18.2 1.7 0.8 14.7 13.6 102 109 0.3 0.5 0.8 .050
1994-95 28 IND NBA SF 34 402 4.2 .397 .374 .217 .104 7.1 11.5 9.3 10.3 1.3 0.4 21.7 18.3 79 108 -0.9 0.4 -0.5 -0.055
Career NBA 435 10952 14.6 .498 .459 .291 .074 6.2 16.0 11.0 16.5 2.5 1.0 13.4 19.1 104 106 5.8 14.1 19.9 .087
5 seasons WSB NBA 293 8187 16.3 .509 .466 .302 .065 6.3 16.5 11.3 17.6 2.6 1.1 13.1 20.4 106 105 6.6 11.1 17.7 .104
2 seasons LAC NBA 108 2363 10.5 .463 .443 .248 .110 5.8 14.8 10.3 13.4 2.2 0.9 13.4 14.8 99 107 0.1 2.5 2.6 .054
1 season IND NBA 34 402 4.2 .397 .374 .217 .104 7.1 11.5 9.3 10.3 1.3 0.4 21.7 18.3 79 108 -0.9 0.4 -0.5 -0.055

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 20 WSB NBA SF 3 0 49 8 14 .571 0 1 .000 8 13 .615 4 7 .571 4 7 11 2 2 0 2 3 20
1987-88 21 WSB NBA SF 5 5 185 23 48 .479 0 1 .000 23 47 .489 19 32 .594 11 18 29 21 8 4 12 18 65
1992-93 26 LAC NBA SF 5 0 98 4 18 .222 2 3 .667 2 15 .133 1 2 .500 5 9 14 7 5 0 6 17 11
Career NBA 13 5 332 35 80 .438 2 5 .400 33 75 .440 24 41 .585 20 34 54 30 15 4 20 38 96
2 seasons WSB NBA 8 5 234 31 62 .500 0 2 .000 31 60 .517 23 39 .590 15 25 40 23 10 4 14 21 85
1 season LAC NBA 5 0 98 4 18 .222 2 3 .667 2 15 .133 1 2 .500 5 9 14 7 5 0 6 17 11

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 20 WSB NBA SF 3 0 16.3 2.7 4.7 .571 0.0 0.3 .000 2.7 4.3 .615 1.3 2.3 .571 1.3 2.3 3.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.7 1.0 6.7
1987-88 21 WSB NBA SF 5 5 37.0 4.6 9.6 .479 0.0 0.2 .000 4.6 9.4 .489 3.8 6.4 .594 2.2 3.6 5.8 4.2 1.6 0.8 2.4 3.6 13.0
1992-93 26 LAC NBA SF 5 0 19.6 0.8 3.6 .222 0.4 0.6 .667 0.4 3.0 .133 0.2 0.4 .500 1.0 1.8 2.8 1.4 1.0 0.0 1.2 3.4 2.2
Career NBA 13 5 25.5 2.7 6.2 .438 0.2 0.4 .400 2.5 5.8 .440 1.8 3.2 .585 1.5 2.6 4.2 2.3 1.2 0.3 1.5 2.9 7.4
2 seasons WSB NBA 8 5 29.3 3.9 7.8 .500 0.0 0.3 .000 3.9 7.5 .517 2.9 4.9 .590 1.9 3.1 5.0 2.9 1.3 0.5 1.8 2.6 10.6
1 season LAC NBA 5 0 19.6 0.8 3.6 .222 0.4 0.6 .667 0.4 3.0 .133 0.2 0.4 .500 1.0 1.8 2.8 1.4 1.0 0.0 1.2 3.4 2.2

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 20 WSB NBA SF 3 0 49 5.9 10.3 .571 0.0 0.7 .000 5.9 9.6 .615 2.9 5.1 .571 2.9 5.1 8.1 1.5 1.5 0.0 1.5 2.2 14.7
1987-88 21 WSB NBA SF 5 5 185 4.5 9.3 .479 0.0 0.2 .000 4.5 9.1 .489 3.7 6.2 .594 2.1 3.5 5.6 4.1 1.6 0.8 2.3 3.5 12.6
1992-93 26 LAC NBA SF 5 0 98 1.5 6.6 .222 0.7 1.1 .667 0.7 5.5 .133 0.4 0.7 .500 1.8 3.3 5.1 2.6 1.8 0.0 2.2 6.2 4.0
Career NBA 13 5 332 3.8 8.7 .438 0.2 0.5 .400 3.6 8.1 .440 2.6 4.4 .585 2.2 3.7 5.9 3.3 1.6 0.4 2.2 4.1 10.4
2 seasons WSB NBA 8 5 234 4.8 9.5 .500 0.0 0.3 .000 4.8 9.2 .517 3.5 6.0 .590 2.3 3.8 6.2 3.5 1.5 0.6 2.2 3.2 13.1
1 season LAC NBA 5 0 98 1.5 6.6 .222 0.7 1.1 .667 0.7 5.5 .133 0.4 0.7 .500 1.8 3.3 5.1 2.6 1.8 0.0 2.2 6.2 4.0

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 20 WSB NBA SF 3 49 16.0 .585 .571 .500 .071 7.9 16.1 11.7 7.1 2.0 0.0 10.5 16.3 116 111 0.1 0.1 0.1 .114
1987-88 21 WSB NBA SF 5 185 14.4 .524 .479 .667 .021 7.1 11.5 9.3 18.4 2.3 1.3 16.2 18.1 106 109 0.1 0.2 0.3 .082
1992-93 26 LAC NBA SF 5 98 1.9 .291 .278 .111 .167 5.2 11.3 8.0 9.7 2.6 0.0 24.1 10.9 67 104 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.035
Career NBA 13 332 11.0 .490 .450 .513 .063 6.6 12.1 9.3 14.1 2.3 0.7 16.9 15.7 99 108 -0.1 0.4 0.4 .052
2 seasons WSB NBA 8 234 14.8 .537 .500 .629 .032 7.2 12.5 9.8 16.0 2.2 1.0 15.0 17.7 108 110 0.2 0.3 0.4 .088
1 season LAC NBA 5 98 1.9 .291 .278 .111 .167 5.2 11.3 8.0 9.7 2.6 0.0 24.1 10.9 67 104 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.035

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
John Williams 6.9 5.0 3.5 1.9 1.3 1.0 0.8 -0.5
Buck Johnson 86.3 6.2 4.6 3.6 2.3 2.1 1.2 0.7
Chris Wilcox 84.9 6.0 4.4 3.4 2.6 1.3 1.1 0.6 0.2
Pervis Ellison 84.2 6.9 4.0 3.9 2.6 1.8 0.7 0.4 0.0
Joe Graboski 83.5 7.2 5.8 2.3 2.0 1.1 0.7 0.6 -0.1
Bison Dele 83.3 6.9 4.7 4.0 2.4 2.3 1.8 0.3 0.2
Greg Smith 82.8 6.8 5.5 4.5 2.7 1.9 0.6 0.4 0.0
Chris Andersen 82.2 5.9 5.4 4.5 2.4 1.3 1.1 0.3 0.0
Ernie Vandeweghe 81.4 7.1 4.8 3.9 2.1 0.3 -0.1
Al Harrington 80.5 5.9 3.9 3.8 2.6 1.6 1.2 1.0 -0.2
Andres Nocioni 80.0 6.7 4.1 3.3 2.8 2.5 1.3 1.3 -0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
John Williams 6.9 5.0 3.5 1.9 1.3 1.0 0.8 -0.5
Buck Johnson 86.3 6.2 4.6 3.6 2.3 2.1 1.2 0.7
Pervis Ellison 83.9 6.9 4.0 3.9 2.6 1.8 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.0
Bison Dele 83.3 6.9 4.7 4.0 2.4 2.3 1.8 0.3 0.2
Greg Smith 82.8 6.8 5.5 4.5 2.7 1.9 0.6 0.4 0.0
Ernie Vandeweghe 81.4 7.1 4.8 3.9 2.1 0.3 -0.1
Andres Nocioni 80.0 6.7 4.1 3.3 2.8 2.5 1.3 1.3 -0.2
Jason Maxiell 79.8 6.3 4.1 2.6 1.8 1.8 1.7 0.5 -0.2
Channing Frye 79.6 6.4 4.7 3.7 3.5 3.2 0.9 0.8
Dick Schnittker 79.1 6.2 5.3 3.5 2.8 2.6 1.6
Bill Robinzine 78.4 6.9 5.5 3.4 3.0 2.4 2.3 -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
1984-85 18 LSU 29 935 163 305 62 81 190 86 40 10 74 90 388 .534 .765 32.2 13.4 6.6 3.0
1985-86 19 LSU 37 1277 269 540 120 155 313 121 45 22 95 107 658 .498 .774 34.5 17.8 8.5 3.3
Career 66 2212 432 845 182 236 503 207 85 32 169 197 1046 .511 .771 33.5 15.8 7.6 3.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1987-88 NBA 82 (3)
1988-89 NBA 82 (1)
Steal Pct
1986-87 NBA 3.5 (4)
Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.001 (648)

Transactions

June 17, 1986: Drafted by the Washington Bullets in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

October 8, 1992: Traded by the Washington Bullets to the Los Angeles Clippers for William Bedford and Don MacLean.

June 15, 1994: Released by the Los Angeles Clippers.

October 7, 1994: Signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers.

March 4, 1995: Waived by the Indiana Pacers.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 Washington Bullets NBA $308,000
1988-89 Washington Bullets NBA $350,000
1990-91 Washington Bullets NBA $1,000,000
1991-92 Washington Bullets NBA $1,100,000
1992-93 Los Angeles Clippers NBA $800,000
1993-94 Los Angeles Clippers NBA $1,100,000
1994-95 Indiana Pacers NBA $375,000
Career (may be incomplete) $5,033,000

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