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1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster and Stats

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Record: 23-59, Finished 4th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Fitch (23-59)

PTS/G: 105.8 (16th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.4 (14th of 17)
SRS: -7.90 (15th of 17) ▪ Pace: 111.5 (9th of 17)
Off Rtg: 94.5 (15th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.4 (13th of 17)
Expected W-L: 22-60 (15th of 17)

Arena: Cleveland Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
21 Butch Beard PG 6-3 185 May 4, 1947 1 University of Louisville
22 Austin Carr SG 6-4 200 March 10, 1948 R University of Notre Dame
18 Charlie Davis SG 6-2 160 September 7, 1949 R Wake Forest University
40 Greg Howard PF 6-9 215 January 8, 1948 1 University of New Mexico
32 John Johnson SF 6-7 200 October 18, 1947 1 University of Iowa
50 Steve Patterson C 6-9 225 June 24, 1948 R University of California, Los Angeles
45 Luther Rackley C 6-10 220 June 11, 1946 2 Xavier University
23 Jackie Ridgle SG 6-4 195 February 13, 1948 R University of California
30 Rick Roberson PF 6-9 231 July 7, 1947 2 University of Cincinnati
7 Bingo Smith SF 6-5 195 February 26, 1946 2 University of Tulsa
15 Dave Sorenson PF 6-8 225 July 8, 1948 1 Ohio State University
11 John Warren SG 6-3 180 July 7, 1947 2 St. John's University
17 Bobby Washington PG 5-11 175 July 11, 1947 2 Eastern Kentucky University
44 Walt Wesley C 6-11 220 January 25, 1945 5 University of Kansas

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 82 19755 3458 8074 .428 3458 8074 .428 1758 2390 .736 4098 2060 1936 8674
Team/G 240.9 42.2 98.5 .428 42.2 98.5 .428 21.4 29.1 .736 50.0 25.1 23.6 105.8
Lg Rank 11 15 3 17 15 3 17 15 13 14 11 6 8 16
Year/Year 0.4% 4.8% 3.8% +0.004 4.8% 3.8% +0.004 -1.0% 0.4% -0.010 2.9% -0.2% -8.4% 3.6%
Opponent 82 19755 3653 7537 .485 3653 7537 .485 1994 2611 .764 4034 2322 1937 9300
Opponent/G 240.9 44.5 91.9 .485 44.5 91.9 .485 24.3 31.8 .764 49.2 28.3 23.6 113.4
Lg Rank 11 14 3 16 14 3 16 12 10 16 5 17 9 14
Year/Year 0.4% 5.1% 0.8% +0.020 5.1% 0.8% +0.020 -14.7% -13.7% -0.009 -3.4% 0.7% 2.0% 0.1%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 22 60 -7.63 -0.26 -7.90 94.5 101.4 111.5 .296 .428 .218 .485 .265 Cleveland Arena
Lg Rank 15 15 15 13 15 15 13 9 14 17 16 16 12

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 John Johnson 24 82 3041 557 1286 .433 557 1286 .433 .433 277 353 .785 631 415 268 1391
2 Bingo Smith 25 82 2734 527 1190 .443 527 1190 .443 .443 178 224 .795 502 247 222 1232
3 Butch Beard 24 68 2434 394 849 .464 394 849 .464 .464 260 342 .760 276 456 213 1048
4 Rick Roberson 24 63 2207 304 688 .442 304 688 .442 .442 215 366 .587 801 109 251 823
5 Walt Wesley 27 82 2185 412 1006 .410 412 1006 .410 .410 196 291 .674 711 76 245 1020
6 Austin Carr 23 43 1539 381 894 .426 381 894 .426 .426 149 196 .760 150 148 99 911
7 Dave Sorenson 23 76 1162 213 475 .448 213 475 .448 .448 106 136 .779 301 81 120 532
8 Charlie Davis 22 61 1144 229 569 .402 229 569 .402 .402 142 169 .840 92 123 143 600
9 John Warren 24 68 969 144 345 .417 144 345 .417 .417 49 58 .845 133 91 92 337
10 Bobby Washington 24 69 967 123 309 .398 123 309 .398 .398 104 128 .813 129 223 135 350
11 Steve Patterson 23 65 775 94 263 .357 94 263 .357 .357 23 46 .500 228 54 80 211
12 Greg Howard 24 48 426 50 131 .382 50 131 .382 .382 39 51 .765 108 27 50 139
13 Jackie Ridgle 23 32 107 19 44 .432 19 44 .432 .432 19 26 .731 15 7 15 57
14 Luther Rackley 25 9 65 11 25 .440 11 25 .440 .440 1 4 .250 21 3 3 23

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 John Johnson 24 82 37.1 6.8 15.7 .433 6.8 15.7 .433 3.4 4.3 .785 7.7 5.1 3.3 17.0
2 Butch Beard 24 68 35.8 5.8 12.5 .464 5.8 12.5 .464 3.8 5.0 .760 4.1 6.7 3.1 15.4
3 Austin Carr 23 43 35.8 8.9 20.8 .426 8.9 20.8 .426 3.5 4.6 .760 3.5 3.4 2.3 21.2
4 Rick Roberson 24 63 35.0 4.8 10.9 .442 4.8 10.9 .442 3.4 5.8 .587 12.7 1.7 4.0 13.1
5 Bingo Smith 25 82 33.3 6.4 14.5 .443 6.4 14.5 .443 2.2 2.7 .795 6.1 3.0 2.7 15.0
6 Walt Wesley 27 82 26.6 5.0 12.3 .410 5.0 12.3 .410 2.4 3.5 .674 8.7 0.9 3.0 12.4
7 Charlie Davis 22 61 18.8 3.8 9.3 .402 3.8 9.3 .402 2.3 2.8 .840 1.5 2.0 2.3 9.8
8 Dave Sorenson 23 76 15.3 2.8 6.3 .448 2.8 6.3 .448 1.4 1.8 .779 4.0 1.1 1.6 7.0
9 John Warren 24 68 14.3 2.1 5.1 .417 2.1 5.1 .417 0.7 0.9 .845 2.0 1.3 1.4 5.0
10 Bobby Washington 24 69 14.0 1.8 4.5 .398 1.8 4.5 .398 1.5 1.9 .813 1.9 3.2 2.0 5.1
11 Steve Patterson 23 65 11.9 1.4 4.0 .357 1.4 4.0 .357 0.4 0.7 .500 3.5 0.8 1.2 3.2
12 Greg Howard 24 48 8.9 1.0 2.7 .382 1.0 2.7 .382 0.8 1.1 .765 2.3 0.6 1.0 2.9
13 Luther Rackley 25 9 7.2 1.2 2.8 .440 1.2 2.8 .440 0.1 0.4 .250 2.3 0.3 0.3 2.6
14 Jackie Ridgle 23 32 3.3 0.6 1.4 .432 0.6 1.4 .432 0.6 0.8 .731 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.8

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 John Johnson 24 82 3041 6.6 15.2 .433 6.6 15.2 .433 3.3 4.2 .785 7.5 4.9 3.2 16.5
2 Bingo Smith 25 82 2734 6.9 15.7 .443 6.9 15.7 .443 2.3 2.9 .795 6.6 3.3 2.9 16.2
3 Butch Beard 24 68 2434 5.8 12.6 .464 5.8 12.6 .464 3.8 5.1 .760 4.1 6.7 3.2 15.5
4 Rick Roberson 24 63 2207 5.0 11.2 .442 5.0 11.2 .442 3.5 6.0 .587 13.1 1.8 4.1 13.4
5 Walt Wesley 27 82 2185 6.8 16.6 .410 6.8 16.6 .410 3.2 4.8 .674 11.7 1.3 4.0 16.8
6 Austin Carr 23 43 1539 8.9 20.9 .426 8.9 20.9 .426 3.5 4.6 .760 3.5 3.5 2.3 21.3
7 Dave Sorenson 23 76 1162 6.6 14.7 .448 6.6 14.7 .448 3.3 4.2 .779 9.3 2.5 3.7 16.5
8 Charlie Davis 22 61 1144 7.2 17.9 .402 7.2 17.9 .402 4.5 5.3 .840 2.9 3.9 4.5 18.9
9 John Warren 24 68 969 5.3 12.8 .417 5.3 12.8 .417 1.8 2.2 .845 4.9 3.4 3.4 12.5
10 Bobby Washington 24 69 967 4.6 11.5 .398 4.6 11.5 .398 3.9 4.8 .813 4.8 8.3 5.0 13.0
11 Steve Patterson 23 65 775 4.4 12.2 .357 4.4 12.2 .357 1.1 2.1 .500 10.6 2.5 3.7 9.8
12 Greg Howard 24 48 426 4.2 11.1 .382 4.2 11.1 .382 3.3 4.3 .765 9.1 2.3 4.2 11.7
13 Jackie Ridgle 23 32 107 6.4 14.8 .432 6.4 14.8 .432 6.4 8.7 .731 5.0 2.4 5.0 19.2
14 Luther Rackley 25 9 65 6.1 13.8 .440 6.1 13.8 .440 0.6 2.2 .250 11.6 1.7 1.7 12.7

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1 John Johnson 24 82 3041 .433 .433 .785
2 Bingo Smith 25 82 2734 .443 .443 .795
3 Butch Beard 24 68 2434 .464 .464 .760
4 Rick Roberson 24 63 2207 .442 .442 .587
5 Walt Wesley 27 82 2185 .410 .410 .674
6 Austin Carr 23 43 1539 .426 .426 .760
7 Dave Sorenson 23 76 1162 .448 .448 .779
8 Charlie Davis 22 61 1144 .402 .402 .840
9 John Warren 24 68 969 .417 .417 .845
10 Bobby Washington 24 69 967 .398 .398 .813
11 Steve Patterson 23 65 775 .357 .357 .500
12 Greg Howard 24 48 426 .382 .382 .765
13 Jackie Ridgle 23 32 107 .432 .432 .731
14 Luther Rackley 25 9 65 .440 .440 .250

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1 John Johnson 24 82 3041 15.4 .483 .274 10.1 19.7 1.6 3.0 4.6 .073
2 Bingo Smith 25 82 2734 13.5 .478 .188 8.9 13.2 1.0 2.3 3.3 .057
3 Butch Beard 24 68 2434 15.7 .524 .403 5.5 26.3 3.7 2.2 5.9 .115
4 Rick Roberson 24 63 2207 13.6 .485 .532 17.6 6.7 0.9 2.5 3.5 .075
5 Walt Wesley 27 82 2185 13.2 .450 .289 15.8 5.1 -1.1 2.3 1.2 .026
6 Austin Carr 23 43 1539 14.5 .465 .219 4.7 15.3 0.0 1.0 1.0 .030
7 Dave Sorenson 23 76 1162 14.6 .497 .286 12.6 10.1 1.0 1.1 2.1 .086
8 Charlie Davis 22 61 1144 12.3 .466 .297 3.9 15.9 0.1 0.7 0.8 .034
9 John Warren 24 68 969 9.9 .455 .168 6.7 12.9 -0.2 0.7 0.5 .026
10 Bobby Washington 24 69 967 13.9 .479 .414 6.5 30.8 0.5 1.0 1.5 .073
11 Steve Patterson 23 65 775 8.4 .372 .175 14.3 9.2 -1.5 0.8 -0.7 -0.042
12 Greg Howard 24 48 426 10.3 .453 .389 12.3 8.4 -0.1 0.4 0.3 .034
13 Jackie Ridgle 23 32 107 13.7 .514 .591 6.8 9.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 .102
14 Luther Rackley 25 9 65 12.0 .430 .160 15.7 6.5 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .009