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Sam Williams

Samuel Keith Williams

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: March 7, 1959 in Los Angeles, California
High School: Westchester in Los Angeles, California
College: Arizona State University
Draft: Golden State Warriors, 2nd round (10th pick, 33rd overall), 1981 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 30, 1981

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

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
1981-82 22 GSW NBA PF 59 22 1073 154 277 .556 0 0 154 277 .556 49 89 .551 91 217 308 38 45 76 64 156 357
1982-83 23 GSW NBA PF 75 28 1533 252 479 .526 0 1 .000 252 478 .527 123 171 .719 153 240 393 45 71 89 101 244 627
1983-84 24 TOT NBA PF 77 12 1434 204 431 .473 0 1 .000 204 430 .474 92 140 .657 121 218 339 62 68 106 99 209 500
1983-84 24 GSW NBA PF 7 0 59 11 26 .423 0 0 11 26 .423 6 7 .857 4 9 13 2 6 3 3 6 28
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 70 12 1375 193 405 .477 0 1 .000 193 404 .478 86 133 .647 117 209 326 60 62 103 96 203 472
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 46 8 488 58 148 .392 0 1 .000 58 147 .395 28 47 .596 38 68 106 11 26 26 44 92 144
Career NBA 257 70 4528 668 1335 .500 0 3 .000 668 1332 .502 292 447 .653 403 743 1146 156 210 297 308 701 1628
3 seasons GSW NBA 141 50 2665 417 782 .533 0 1 .000 417 781 .534 178 267 .667 248 466 714 85 122 168 168 406 1012
2 seasons PHI NBA 116 20 1863 251 553 .454 0 2 .000 251 551 .456 114 180 .633 155 277 432 71 88 129 140 295 616

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
1981-82 22 GSW NBA PF 59 22 18.2 2.6 4.7 .556 0.0 0.0 2.6 4.7 .556 0.8 1.5 .551 1.5 3.7 5.2 0.6 0.8 1.3 1.1 2.6 6.1
1982-83 23 GSW NBA PF 75 28 20.4 3.4 6.4 .526 0.0 0.0 .000 3.4 6.4 .527 1.6 2.3 .719 2.0 3.2 5.2 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.3 3.3 8.4
1983-84 24 TOT NBA PF 77 12 18.6 2.6 5.6 .473 0.0 0.0 .000 2.6 5.6 .474 1.2 1.8 .657 1.6 2.8 4.4 0.8 0.9 1.4 1.3 2.7 6.5
1983-84 24 GSW NBA PF 7 0 8.4 1.6 3.7 .423 0.0 0.0 1.6 3.7 .423 0.9 1.0 .857 0.6 1.3 1.9 0.3 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.9 4.0
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 70 12 19.6 2.8 5.8 .477 0.0 0.0 .000 2.8 5.8 .478 1.2 1.9 .647 1.7 3.0 4.7 0.9 0.9 1.5 1.4 2.9 6.7
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 46 8 10.6 1.3 3.2 .392 0.0 0.0 .000 1.3 3.2 .395 0.6 1.0 .596 0.8 1.5 2.3 0.2 0.6 0.6 1.0 2.0 3.1
Career NBA 257 70 17.6 2.6 5.2 .500 0.0 0.0 .000 2.6 5.2 .502 1.1 1.7 .653 1.6 2.9 4.5 0.6 0.8 1.2 1.2 2.7 6.3
3 seasons GSW NBA 141 50 18.9 3.0 5.5 .533 0.0 0.0 .000 3.0 5.5 .534 1.3 1.9 .667 1.8 3.3 5.1 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.2 2.9 7.2
2 seasons PHI NBA 116 20 16.1 2.2 4.8 .454 0.0 0.0 .000 2.2 4.8 .456 1.0 1.6 .633 1.3 2.4 3.7 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.2 2.5 5.3

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
1981-82 22 GSW NBA PF 59 22 1073 5.2 9.3 .556 0.0 0.0 5.2 9.3 .556 1.6 3.0 .551 3.1 7.3 10.3 1.3 1.5 2.5 2.1 5.2 12.0
1982-83 23 GSW NBA PF 75 28 1533 5.9 11.2 .526 0.0 0.0 .000 5.9 11.2 .527 2.9 4.0 .719 3.6 5.6 9.2 1.1 1.7 2.1 2.4 5.7 14.7
1983-84 24 TOT NBA PF 77 12 1434 5.1 10.8 .473 0.0 0.0 .000 5.1 10.8 .474 2.3 3.5 .657 3.0 5.5 8.5 1.6 1.7 2.7 2.5 5.2 12.6
1983-84 24 GSW NBA PF 7 0 59 6.7 15.9 .423 0.0 0.0 6.7 15.9 .423 3.7 4.3 .857 2.4 5.5 7.9 1.2 3.7 1.8 1.8 3.7 17.1
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 70 12 1375 5.1 10.6 .477 0.0 0.0 .000 5.1 10.6 .478 2.3 3.5 .647 3.1 5.5 8.5 1.6 1.6 2.7 2.5 5.3 12.4
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 46 8 488 4.3 10.9 .392 0.0 0.1 .000 4.3 10.8 .395 2.1 3.5 .596 2.8 5.0 7.8 0.8 1.9 1.9 3.2 6.8 10.6
Career NBA 257 70 4528 5.3 10.6 .500 0.0 0.0 .000 5.3 10.6 .502 2.3 3.6 .653 3.2 5.9 9.1 1.2 1.7 2.4 2.4 5.6 12.9
3 seasons GSW NBA 141 50 2665 5.6 10.6 .533 0.0 0.0 .000 5.6 10.6 .534 2.4 3.6 .667 3.4 6.3 9.6 1.1 1.6 2.3 2.3 5.5 13.7
2 seasons PHI NBA 116 20 1863 4.9 10.7 .454 0.0 0.0 .000 4.9 10.6 .456 2.2 3.5 .633 3.0 5.4 8.3 1.4 1.7 2.5 2.7 5.7 11.9

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
1981-82 22 GSW NBA PF 59 22 1073 6.8 12.2 .556 0.0 0.0 6.8 9.3 .556 2.2 3.9 .551 4.0 9.6 13.6 1.7 2.0 3.4 2.8 6.9 15.7
1982-83 23 GSW NBA PF 75 28 1533 7.6 14.4 .526 0.0 0.0 .000 7.6 11.2 .527 3.7 5.1 .719 4.6 7.2 11.8 1.4 2.1 2.7 3.0 7.3 18.9
1983-84 24 TOT NBA PF 77 12 1434 6.8 14.5 .473 0.0 0.0 .000 6.8 10.8 .474 3.1 4.7 .657 4.1 7.3 11.4 2.1 2.3 3.6 3.3 7.0 16.8
1983-84 24 GSW NBA PF 7 0 59 8.7 20.5 .423 0.0 0.0 8.7 15.9 .423 4.7 5.5 .857 3.1 7.1 10.2 1.6 4.7 2.4 2.4 4.7 22.0
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 70 12 1375 6.8 14.2 .477 0.0 0.0 .000 6.8 10.6 .478 3.0 4.7 .647 4.1 7.3 11.4 2.1 2.2 3.6 3.4 7.1 16.6
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 46 8 488 5.7 14.4 .392 0.0 0.1 .000 5.7 10.8 .395 2.7 4.6 .596 3.7 6.6 10.3 1.1 2.5 2.5 4.3 9.0 14.0
Career NBA 257 70 4528 7.0 13.9 .500 0.0 0.0 .000 7.0 13.9 .502 3.0 4.7 .653 4.2 7.7 11.9 1.6 2.2 3.1 3.2 7.3 17.0
3 seasons GSW NBA 141 50 2665 7.3 13.7 .533 0.0 0.0 .000 7.3 13.7 .534 3.1 4.7 .667 4.3 8.2 12.5 1.5 2.1 2.9 2.9 7.1 17.7
2 seasons PHI NBA 116 20 1863 6.5 14.3 .454 0.0 0.1 .000 6.5 14.2 .456 2.9 4.6 .633 4.0 7.1 11.1 1.8 2.3 3.3 3.6 7.6 15.9

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
1981-82 22 GSW NBA PF 59 1073 14.8 .565 .556 .321 .000 9.1 22.4 15.7 4.6 2.0 4.0 16.8 14.3 108 102 0.9 1.7 2.6 .116
1982-83 23 GSW NBA PF 75 1533 15.6 .566 .526 .357 .002 10.5 17.5 13.9 3.9 2.1 3.2 15.4 16.8 109 104 2.0 1.7 3.7 .117
1983-84 24 TOT NBA PF 77 1434 13.2 .508 .473 .325 .002 9.8 16.8 13.4 6.1 2.3 4.3 16.7 17.0 100 101 0.1 2.6 2.7 .091
1983-84 24 GSW NBA PF 7 59 17.7 .481 .423 .269 .000 6.9 17.9 12.0 4.8 4.7 2.9 9.4 21.2 104 101 0.0 0.1 0.1 .117
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 70 1375 13.0 .509 .477 .328 .002 9.9 16.8 13.5 6.2 2.2 4.3 17.2 16.8 100 101 0.1 2.5 2.6 .090
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 46 488 6.9 .427 .392 .318 .007 8.9 15.6 12.3 3.0 2.5 3.1 20.7 17.6 83 104 -0.8 0.7 -0.1 -0.008
Career NBA 257 4528 13.7 .531 .500 .335 .002 9.8 18.3 14.0 4.7 2.2 3.7 16.7 16.3 103 103 2.2 6.7 9.0 .095
3 seasons GSW NBA 141 2665 15.3 .563 .533 .341 .001 9.8 19.5 14.6 4.2 2.1 3.5 15.7 15.9 109 103 3.0 3.5 6.5 .116
2 seasons PHI NBA 116 1863 11.4 .487 .454 .325 .004 9.7 16.5 13.1 5.3 2.3 4.0 18.1 17.0 95 102 -0.7 3.2 2.5 .064

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
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 4 55 2 8 .250 0 0 2 8 .250 1 2 .500 1 5 6 3 2 6 5 7 5
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 5 0 26 1 6 .167 0 0 1 6 .167 3 10 .300 4 8 12 0 0 0 4 2 5
Career NBA 9 0 81 3 14 .214 0 0 3 14 .214 4 12 .333 5 13 18 3 2 6 9 9 10
2 seasons PHI NBA 9 0 81 3 14 .214 0 0 3 14 .214 4 12 .333 5 13 18 3 2 6 9 9 10

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
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 4 13.8 0.5 2.0 .250 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.0 .250 0.3 0.5 .500 0.3 1.3 1.5 0.8 0.5 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.3
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 5 0 5.2 0.2 1.2 .167 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.2 .167 0.6 2.0 .300 0.8 1.6 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.4 1.0
Career NBA 9 0 9.0 0.3 1.6 .214 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.6 .214 0.4 1.3 .333 0.6 1.4 2.0 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.1
2 seasons PHI NBA 9 0 9.0 0.3 1.6 .214 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.6 .214 0.4 1.3 .333 0.6 1.4 2.0 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.1

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
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 4 55 1.3 5.2 .250 0.0 0.0 1.3 5.2 .250 0.7 1.3 .500 0.7 3.3 3.9 2.0 1.3 3.9 3.3 4.6 3.3
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 5 0 26 1.4 8.3 .167 0.0 0.0 1.4 8.3 .167 4.2 13.8 .300 5.5 11.1 16.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.5 2.8 6.9
Career NBA 9 0 81 1.3 6.2 .214 0.0 0.0 1.3 6.2 .214 1.8 5.3 .333 2.2 5.8 8.0 1.3 0.9 2.7 4.0 4.0 4.4
2 seasons PHI NBA 9 0 81 1.3 6.2 .214 0.0 0.0 1.3 6.2 .214 1.8 5.3 .333 2.2 5.8 8.0 1.3 0.9 2.7 4.0 4.0 4.4

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
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 4 55 1.7 6.9 .250 0.0 0.0 1.7 5.2 .250 0.9 1.7 .500 0.9 4.3 5.2 2.6 1.7 5.2 4.3 6.0 4.3
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 5 0 26 1.9 11.2 .167 0.0 0.0 1.9 8.3 .167 5.6 18.6 .300 7.4 14.9 22.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.4 3.7 9.3
Career NBA 9 0 81 1.8 8.2 .214 0.0 0.0 1.8 8.2 .214 2.4 7.1 .333 2.9 7.7 10.6 1.8 1.2 3.5 5.3 5.3 5.9
2 seasons PHI NBA 9 0 81 1.8 8.2 .214 0.0 0.0 1.8 8.2 .214 2.4 7.1 .333 2.9 7.7 10.6 1.8 1.2 3.5 5.3 5.3 5.9

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
1983-84 24 PHI NBA PF 4 55 2.3 .282 .250 .250 .000 2.2 10.6 6.5 7.0 1.7 6.5 36.0 10.5 51 103 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.070
1984-85 25 PHI NBA PF 5 26 -2.0 .240 .167 1.667 .000 17.4 34.1 25.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.8 22.7 52 104 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.248
Career NBA 9 81 0.9 .259 .214 .857 .000 7.1 18.2 12.7 4.7 1.2 4.4 31.8 14.4 52 104 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.127
2 seasons PHI NBA 9 81 0.9 .259 .214 .857 .000 7.1 18.2 12.7 4.7 1.2 4.4 31.8 14.4 52 104 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.127

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Sam Williams 3.7 2.7 2.6 -0.1
Mickey Davis 90.4 3.4 2.6 2.3 -0.1
Walter Berry 89.4 3.4 2.4 2.3
Lew Hitch 88.9 3.3 2.7 2.2
James Jones 88.7 4.0 2.5 2.2 0.0
Jumaine Jones 88.6 3.3 2.9 2.3 0.0
Charles Jones 88.3 3.2 2.8 2.2 0.0
Bill Bridges 87.3 3.9 3.1 2.6 0.6
Wilson Chandler 86.9 3.9 3.1 2.7 0.5
Mike Jackson 86.8 3.4 3.1 2.4 0.2
Billy Thompson 86.0 3.6 2.8 1.6 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sam Williams 3.7 2.7 2.6 -0.1
Walter Berry 89.4 3.4 2.4 2.3
Mike Jackson 86.8 3.4 3.1 2.4 0.2
Zeke Zawoluk 84.7 3.9 2.5 1.7
Mickey Davis 82.8 3.4 2.6 2.3 0.4 0.3 -0.1
Arnie Ferrin 81.4 2.6 2.6 2.4
Brandon Rush 81.1 3.5 2.6 2.5 0.9 0.0 -0.4
Don Collins 81.0 3.5 3.4 2.6 0.9 0.0 0.0
Don Boven 79.2 3.8 2.2 1.5
Derrick Williams 78.9 3.0 2.6 1.8
Reggie Johnson 76.9 3.9 3.0 2.4 1.6

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 ARIZONAST 30 500 67 133 36 67 167 170 .504 .537 16.7 5.7 5.6
1979-80 20 ARIZONAST 27 781 140 240 55 93 161 335 .583 .591 28.9 12.4 6.0
1980-81 21 ARIZONAST 28 880 150 270 69 114 193 369 .556 .605 31.4 13.2 6.9
Career 85 2161 357 643 160 274 521 874 .555 .584 25.4 10.3 6.1

Transactions

June 10, 1980: Traded by the Washington Bullets (as a future 1981 2nd round draft pick) to the Golden State Warriors for Jeff Ruland.

June 9, 1981: Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round (33rd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

November 12, 1983: Traded by the Golden State Warriors to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Gary Plummer was later selected).

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