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George Yardley

George Harry Yardley III (Bird)

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: November 3, 1928 in Hollywood, California
Died: August 13, 2004
High School: Newport Harbor in Newport Beach, California
College: Stanford University
Draft: Fort Wayne Pistons, 1st round (7th pick, 7th overall), 1950 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 1, 1953
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1996 (Full List)

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
1953-54 25 FTW NBA SF 63 1489 209 492 .425 209 492 .425 146 205 .712 407 99 166 564
1954-55 ★ 26 FTW NBA SF 60 2150 363 869 .418 363 869 .418 310 416 .745 594 126 205 1036
1955-56 ★ 27 FTW NBA SF 71 2353 434 1067 .407 434 1067 .407 365 492 .742 686 159 212 1233
1956-57 ★ 28 FTW NBA SF 72 2691 522 1273 .410 522 1273 .410 503 639 .787 755 147 231 1547
1957-58 ★ 29 DET NBA SF 72 2843 673 1624 .414 673 1624 .414 655 808 .811 768 97 226 2001
1958-59 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF 61 1839 446 1042 .428 446 1042 .428 317 407 .779 431 65 159 1209
1958-59 ★ 30 DET NBA SF 46 1419 350 843 .415 350 843 .415 258 316 .816 327 40 122 958
1958-59 ★ 30 SYR NBA SF 15 420 96 199 .482 96 199 .482 59 91 .648 104 25 37 251
1959-60 ★ 31 SYR NBA SF 73 2402 546 1205 .453 546 1205 .453 381 467 .816 579 122 227 1473
Career NBA 472 15767 3193 7572 .422 3193 7572 .422 2677 3434 .780 4220 815 1426 9063
6 seasons FTW,DET NBA 384 12945 2551 6168 .414 2551 6168 .414 2237 2876 .778 3537 668 1162 7339
2 seasons SYR NBA 88 2822 642 1404 .457 642 1404 .457 440 558 .789 683 147 264 1724

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
1953-54 25 FTW NBA SF 63 23.6 3.3 7.8 .425 3.3 7.8 .425 2.3 3.3 .712 6.5 1.6 2.6 9.0
1954-55 ★ 26 FTW NBA SF 60 35.8 6.1 14.5 .418 6.1 14.5 .418 5.2 6.9 .745 9.9 2.1 3.4 17.3
1955-56 ★ 27 FTW NBA SF 71 33.1 6.1 15.0 .407 6.1 15.0 .407 5.1 6.9 .742 9.7 2.2 3.0 17.4
1956-57 ★ 28 FTW NBA SF 72 37.4 7.3 17.7 .410 7.3 17.7 .410 7.0 8.9 .787 10.5 2.0 3.2 21.5
1957-58 ★ 29 DET NBA SF 72 39.5 9.3 22.6 .414 9.3 22.6 .414 9.1 11.2 .811 10.7 1.3 3.1 27.8
1958-59 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF 61 30.1 7.3 17.1 .428 7.3 17.1 .428 5.2 6.7 .779 7.1 1.1 2.6 19.8
1958-59 ★ 30 DET NBA SF 46 30.8 7.6 18.3 .415 7.6 18.3 .415 5.6 6.9 .816 7.1 0.9 2.7 20.8
1958-59 ★ 30 SYR NBA SF 15 28.0 6.4 13.3 .482 6.4 13.3 .482 3.9 6.1 .648 6.9 1.7 2.5 16.7
1959-60 ★ 31 SYR NBA SF 73 32.9 7.5 16.5 .453 7.5 16.5 .453 5.2 6.4 .816 7.9 1.7 3.1 20.2
Career NBA 472 33.4 6.8 16.0 .422 6.8 16.0 .422 5.7 7.3 .780 8.9 1.7 3.0 19.2
6 seasons FTW,DET NBA 384 33.7 6.6 16.1 .414 6.6 16.1 .414 5.8 7.5 .778 9.2 1.7 3.0 19.1
2 seasons SYR NBA 88 32.1 7.3 16.0 .457 7.3 16.0 .457 5.0 6.3 .789 7.8 1.7 3.0 19.6

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
1953-54 25 FTW NBA SF 63 1489 5.1 11.9 .425 5.1 11.9 .425 3.5 5.0 .712 9.8 2.4 4.0 13.6
1954-55 ★ 26 FTW NBA SF 60 2150 6.1 14.6 .418 6.1 14.6 .418 5.2 7.0 .745 9.9 2.1 3.4 17.3
1955-56 ★ 27 FTW NBA SF 71 2353 6.6 16.3 .407 6.6 16.3 .407 5.6 7.5 .742 10.5 2.4 3.2 18.9
1956-57 ★ 28 FTW NBA SF 72 2691 7.0 17.0 .410 7.0 17.0 .410 6.7 8.5 .787 10.1 2.0 3.1 20.7
1957-58 ★ 29 DET NBA SF 72 2843 8.5 20.6 .414 8.5 20.6 .414 8.3 10.2 .811 9.7 1.2 2.9 25.3
1958-59 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF 61 1839 8.7 20.4 .428 8.7 20.4 .428 6.2 8.0 .779 8.4 1.3 3.1 23.7
1958-59 ★ 30 DET NBA SF 46 1419 8.9 21.4 .415 8.9 21.4 .415 6.5 8.0 .816 8.3 1.0 3.1 24.3
1958-59 ★ 30 SYR NBA SF 15 420 8.2 17.1 .482 8.2 17.1 .482 5.1 7.8 .648 8.9 2.1 3.2 21.5
1959-60 ★ 31 SYR NBA SF 73 2402 8.2 18.1 .453 8.2 18.1 .453 5.7 7.0 .816 8.7 1.8 3.4 22.1
Career NBA 472 15767 7.3 17.3 .422 7.3 17.3 .422 6.1 7.8 .780 9.6 1.9 3.3 20.7
6 seasons FTW,DET NBA 384 12945 7.1 17.2 .414 7.1 17.2 .414 6.2 8.0 .778 9.8 1.9 3.2 20.4
2 seasons SYR NBA 88 2822 8.2 17.9 .457 8.2 17.9 .457 5.6 7.1 .789 8.7 1.9 3.4 22.0

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
1953-54 25 FTW NBA SF 63 1489 19.5 .484 .425 .417 3.4 1.8 5.3 .170
1954-55 ★ 26 FTW NBA SF 60 2150 18.9 .492 .418 .479 4.9 2.7 7.6 .170
1955-56 ★ 27 FTW NBA SF 71 2353 20.0 .480 .407 .461 4.6 2.8 7.5 .152
1956-57 ★ 28 FTW NBA SF 72 2691 21.9 .498 .410 .502 8.0 2.1 10.0 .179
1957-58 ★ 29 DET NBA SF 72 2843 23.3 .505 .414 .498 10.2 2.2 12.3 .208
1958-59 ★ 30 TOT NBA SF 61 1839 20.5 .495 .428 .391 5.0 1.8 6.8 .177
1958-59 ★ 30 DET NBA SF 46 1419 20.5 .488 .415 .375 3.6 1.4 5.0 .168
1958-59 ★ 30 SYR NBA SF 15 420 20.5 .525 .482 .457 1.4 0.4 1.8 .207
1959-60 ★ 31 SYR NBA SF 73 2402 18.2 .522 .453 .388 6.9 2.1 9.0 .179
Career NBA 472 15767 20.5 .499 .422 .454 43.0 15.5 58.5 .178
6 seasons FTW,DET NBA 384 12945 20.9 .494 .414 .466 34.7 13.0 47.7 .177
2 seasons SYR NBA 88 2822 18.5 .523 .457 .397 8.3 2.5 10.8 .183

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
1953-54 25 FTW NBA SF 4 107 16 33 .485 16 33 .485 10 12 .833 24 3 10 42
1954-55 26 FTW NBA SF 11 420 57 143 .399 57 143 .399 60 79 .759 99 36 37 174
1955-56 27 FTW NBA SF 10 406 77 183 .421 77 183 .421 76 98 .776 139 26 25 230
1956-57 28 FTW NBA SF 2 85 24 53 .453 24 53 .453 9 11 .818 19 8 7 57
1957-58 29 DET NBA SF 7 254 52 127 .409 52 127 .409 60 67 .896 72 17 26 164
1958-59 30 SYR NBA SF 9 333 83 189 .439 83 189 .439 60 70 .857 87 21 29 226
1959-60 31 SYR NBA SF 3 88 15 39 .385 15 39 .385 10 12 .833 17 1 9 40
Career NBA 46 1693 324 767 .422 324 767 .422 285 349 .817 457 112 143 933
5 seasons FTW,DET NBA 34 1272 226 539 .419 226 539 .419 215 267 .805 353 90 105 667
2 seasons SYR NBA 12 421 98 228 .430 98 228 .430 70 82 .854 104 22 38 266

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
1953-54 25 FTW NBA SF 4 26.8 4.0 8.3 .485 4.0 8.3 .485 2.5 3.0 .833 6.0 0.8 2.5 10.5
1954-55 26 FTW NBA SF 11 38.2 5.2 13.0 .399 5.2 13.0 .399 5.5 7.2 .759 9.0 3.3 3.4 15.8
1955-56 27 FTW NBA SF 10 40.6 7.7 18.3 .421 7.7 18.3 .421 7.6 9.8 .776 13.9 2.6 2.5 23.0
1956-57 28 FTW NBA SF 2 42.5 12.0 26.5 .453 12.0 26.5 .453 4.5 5.5 .818 9.5 4.0 3.5 28.5
1957-58 29 DET NBA SF 7 36.3 7.4 18.1 .409 7.4 18.1 .409 8.6 9.6 .896 10.3 2.4 3.7 23.4
1958-59 30 SYR NBA SF 9 37.0 9.2 21.0 .439 9.2 21.0 .439 6.7 7.8 .857 9.7 2.3 3.2 25.1
1959-60 31 SYR NBA SF 3 29.3 5.0 13.0 .385 5.0 13.0 .385 3.3 4.0 .833 5.7 0.3 3.0 13.3
Career NBA 46 36.8 7.0 16.7 .422 7.0 16.7 .422 6.2 7.6 .817 9.9 2.4 3.1 20.3
5 seasons FTW,DET NBA 34 37.4 6.6 15.9 .419 6.6 15.9 .419 6.3 7.9 .805 10.4 2.6 3.1 19.6
2 seasons SYR NBA 12 35.1 8.2 19.0 .430 8.2 19.0 .430 5.8 6.8 .854 8.7 1.8 3.2 22.2

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
1953-54 25 FTW NBA SF 4 107 5.4 11.1 .485 5.4 11.1 .485 3.4 4.0 .833 8.1 1.0 3.4 14.1
1954-55 26 FTW NBA SF 11 420 4.9 12.3 .399 4.9 12.3 .399 5.1 6.8 .759 8.5 3.1 3.2 14.9
1955-56 27 FTW NBA SF 10 406 6.8 16.2 .421 6.8 16.2 .421 6.7 8.7 .776 12.3 2.3 2.2 20.4
1956-57 28 FTW NBA SF 2 85 10.2 22.4 .453 10.2 22.4 .453 3.8 4.7 .818 8.0 3.4 3.0 24.1
1957-58 29 DET NBA SF 7 254 7.4 18.0 .409 7.4 18.0 .409 8.5 9.5 .896 10.2 2.4 3.7 23.2
1958-59 30 SYR NBA SF 9 333 9.0 20.4 .439 9.0 20.4 .439 6.5 7.6 .857 9.4 2.3 3.1 24.4
1959-60 31 SYR NBA SF 3 88 6.1 16.0 .385 6.1 16.0 .385 4.1 4.9 .833 7.0 0.4 3.7 16.4
Career NBA 46 1693 6.9 16.3 .422 6.9 16.3 .422 6.1 7.4 .817 9.7 2.4 3.0 19.8
5 seasons FTW,DET NBA 34 1272 6.4 15.3 .419 6.4 15.3 .419 6.1 7.6 .805 10.0 2.5 3.0 18.9
2 seasons SYR NBA 12 421 8.4 19.5 .430 8.4 19.5 .430 6.0 7.0 .854 8.9 1.9 3.2 22.7

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
1953-54 25 FTW NBA SF 4 107 19.4 .549 .485 .364 6.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 .197
1954-55 26 FTW NBA SF 11 420 17.5 .489 .399 .552 16.4 0.8 0.5 1.2 .139
1955-56 27 FTW NBA SF 10 406 25.4 .509 .421 .536 13.1 1.3 0.8 2.1 .244
1956-57 28 FTW NBA SF 2 85 21.0 .493 .453 .208 14.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 .110
1957-58 29 DET NBA SF 7 254 23.7 .524 .409 .528 12.1 1.1 0.1 1.2 .219
1958-59 30 SYR NBA SF 9 333 19.8 .514 .439 .370 10.0 0.9 0.1 1.0 .141
1959-60 31 SYR NBA SF 3 88 10.9 .452 .385 .308 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 .037
Career NBA 46 1693 20.7 .507 .422 .455 12.2 4.7 1.5 6.1 .174
5 seasons FTW,DET NBA 34 1272 21.6 .508 .419 .495 13.5 3.7 1.4 5.1 .192
2 seasons SYR NBA 12 421 17.9 .504 .430 .360 8.3 1.0 0.1 1.0 .119

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1954-55 26 FTW NBA SF 1 1 22:00 4 11 .364 3 4 .750 4 2 2 11
1955-56 27 FTW NBA SF 1 1 19:00 3 7 .429 2 3 .667 6 1 1 8
1956-57 28 FTW NBA SF 1 1 25:00 4 10 .400 1 1 1.000 9 0 2 9
1957-58 29 DET NBA SF 1 1 32:00 8 15 .533 3 5 .600 9 1 1 19
1958-59 30 DET NBA SF 1 0 17:00 2 8 .250 2 2 1.000 4 0 3 6
1959-60 31 SYR NBA SF 1 0 16:00 5 9 .556 1 2 .500 3 0 4 11
Career NBA 6 4 131 26 60 .433 12 17 .706 35 4 13 64

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
George Yardley 12.3 10.0 9.0 7.6 7.5 6.8 5.3
Billy Cunningham 92.7 10.3 10.0 9.0 8.3 6.8 6.4 5.0
Terry Cummings 92.6 10.7 8.8 8.7 7.7 7.5 7.4 5.2
John Drew 92.3 10.6 8.9 8.9 7.9 7.1 6.4 5.4
Pau Gasol 92.2 12.0 8.5 8.4 8.1 7.6 6.9 6.8
Elvin Hayes 92.1 12.5 10.6 9.6 8.5 7.8 7.6 7.3
James Worthy 91.9 9.7 9.5 9.3 7.9 7.5 6.5 5.1
Dominique Wilkins 91.3 12.2 10.8 10.4 9.8 7.6 7.0 5.8
LaMarcus Aldridge 91.2 11.1 9.5 8.8 7.2 7.0 6.2 3.4
Buck Williams 91.0 11.4 8.9 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.3 6.8
Larry Johnson 90.8 10.1 9.6 8.9 8.5 7.7 6.9 3.9
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
George Yardley 12.3 10.0 9.0 7.6 7.5 6.8 5.3
LaMarcus Aldridge 89.7 11.1 9.5 8.8 7.5 7.2 7.0 6.2 3.4
Roger Brown 88.2 13.3 10.9 10.0 9.3 7.3 6.5 6.1 1.8
Calvin Natt 88.0 10.2 9.8 9.3 8.4 7.1 6.1 4.2 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.0
Kenny Sears 86.1 13.3 10.0 8.8 8.0 6.2 4.0 3.7 1.8
Rudy Tomjanovich 84.9 12.8 10.4 10.1 8.4 7.3 6.9 6.2 3.6 2.1 1.7 1.0
Larry Kenon 83.7 10.0 9.5 8.8 7.5 6.2 5.9 5.4 4.1 0.9 0.2
David Lee 83.6 10.3 9.1 9.0 7.6 7.4 6.9 6.0 5.0 2.7
Willie Wise 80.9 11.2 10.5 8.9 7.5 6.7 2.5 0.7 0.6 0.0
Terry Dischinger 80.1 11.3 10.3 9.2 5.9 5.8 4.8 3.9 3.8 1.4
Mehmet Okur 79.0 9.3 8.8 7.4 7.0 6.7 5.9 5.6 3.8 0.2 0.0

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
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
1947-48 19 STANFORD 18 22 8 20 52 .400 2.9
1948-49 20 STANFORD 28 126 93 131 345 .710 12.3
1949-50 21 STANFORD 25 164 95 130 423 .731 16.9
Career 71 312 196 281 820 .698 11.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

MVP Award Shares
1956-57 NBA 0.082 (4)
1957-58 NBA 0.300 (3)
Career 0.382 (58)

Games
1956-57 NBA 72 (1)
1957-58 NBA 72 (1)

Minutes Played
1956-57 NBA 2691 (4)
1957-58 NBA 2843 (2)

Field Goals
1955-56 NBA 434 (8)
1956-57 NBA 522 (4)
1957-58 NBA 673 (2)

Field Goal Attempts
1955-56 NBA 1067 (10)
1956-57 NBA 1273 (5)
1957-58 NBA 1624 (1)

Free Throws
1955-56 NBA 365 (8)
1956-57 NBA 503 (5)
1957-58 NBA 655 (1)
1959-60 NBA 381 (10)

Free Throw Attempts
1955-56 NBA 492 (9)
1956-57 NBA 639 (5)
1957-58 NBA 808 (1)

Total Rebounds
1955-56 NBA 686 (9)
1956-57 NBA 755 (9)

Points
1955-56 NBA 1233 (9)
1956-57 NBA 1547 (5)
1957-58 NBA 2001 (1)

Field Goal Pct
1959-60 NBA .453 (10)

Free Throw Pct
1959-60 NBA .816 (8)

Minutes Per Game
1956-57 NBA 37.4 (4)
1957-58 NBA 39.5 (2)

Points Per Game
1955-56 NBA 17.4 (9)
1956-57 NBA 21.5 (5)
1957-58 NBA 27.8 (1)
1958-59 NBA 19.8 (10)

Rebounds Per Game
1955-56 NBA 9.7 (9)
1956-57 NBA 10.5 (9)

Player Efficiency Rating
1956-57 NBA 21.9 (7)
1957-58 NBA 23.3 (3)
1958-59 NBA 20.5 (10)
Career NBA 20.5 (53)
Career 20.5 (55)

True Shooting Pct
1953-54 NBA .484 (9)
1954-55 NBA .492 (9)
1956-57 NBA .498 (7)
1957-58 NBA .505 (9)
1958-59 NBA .495 (10)
1959-60 NBA .522 (5)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1959-60 NBA .453 (10)

Offensive Win Shares
1956-57 NBA 8.0 (5)
1957-58 NBA 10.2 (1)
1959-60 NBA 6.9 (8)

Win Shares
1955-56 NBA 7.5 (10)
1956-57 NBA 10.0 (6)
1957-58 NBA 12.3 (2)
1959-60 NBA 9.0 (10)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1954-55 NBA .170 (9)
1956-57 NBA .179 (9)
1957-58 NBA .208 (6)
1958-59 NBA .177 (7)
1959-60 NBA .179 (10)
Career NBA .178 (37)
Career .178 (40)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.978 (45)

 

Transactions

April 25, 1950: Drafted by the Fort Wayne Pistons in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

February 13, 1959: Traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Syracuse Nationals for Ed Conlin.

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