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1977-78 New Orleans Jazz Roster and Stats

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Record: 39-43, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Elgin Baylor (39-43)

PTS/G: 107.6 (13th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.5 (13th of 22)
SRS: -1.80 (17th of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.3 (8th of 22)
Off Rtg: 98.9 (21st of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.6 (10th of 22)
Expected W-L: 36-46 (17th of 22)

Arena: Louisiana Superdome ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
18 Gus Bailey SG 6-5 185 February 18, 1951 2 University of Texas at El Paso
4 Freddie Boyd SG 6-2 180 June 13, 1950 5 Oregon State University
25 Gail Goodrich SG 6-1 170 April 23, 1943 12 University of California, Los Angeles
30 Paul Griffin PF 6-9 205 January 20, 1954 1 Western Michigan University
23 Aaron James SF 6-8 210 October 5, 1952 3 Grambling State University
53 Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 March 23, 1953 2 Stanford University
7 Pete Maravich SG 6-5 197 June 22, 1947 7 Louisiana State University
33 Jim McElroy PG 6-3 190 October 4, 1953 2 Central Michigan University
31 Joe Meriweather C 6-10 215 October 26, 1953 2 Southern Illinois University
21 Truck Robinson PF 6-7 225 October 4, 1951 3 Tennessee State University
12 Fred Saunders SF 6-7 210 June 13, 1951 3 Syracuse University
00-14 Slick Watts PG 6-1 175 July 22, 1951 4 Xavier University of Louisiana
22 Nate Williams SG 6-5 215 May 2, 1950 6 Utah State University

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 19780 3568 7717 .462 3568 7717 .462 1690 2331 .725 1309 2907 4216 2079 662 514 1694 1938 8826
Team/G 241.2 43.5 94.1 .462 43.5 94.1 .462 20.6 28.4 .725 16.0 35.5 51.4 25.4 8.1 6.3 20.7 23.6 107.6
Lg Rank 15 10 8 14 10 8 14 13 8 19 4 1 1 10 20 4 16 5 13
Year/Year 0.0% 3.6% 1.5% +0.009 3.6% 1.5% +0.009 0.1% 6.8% -0.048 4.8% 2.8% 3.4% 12.1% 8.0% 44.0% -0.7% -7.7% 2.9%
Opponent 82 19780 3659 7938 .461 3659 7938 .461 1661 2213 .751 1273 2747 4020 2084 851 476 1511 2062 8979
Opponent/G 241.2 44.6 96.8 .461 44.6 96.8 .461 20.3 27.0 .751 15.5 33.5 49.0 25.4 10.4 5.8 18.4 25.1 109.5
Lg Rank 15 17 20 5 17 20 5 6 8 10 17 18 20 13 17 19 16 11 13
Year/Year 0.0% 5.0% 2.9% +0.009 5.0% 2.9% +0.009 -9.4% -9.6% +0.002 -3.4% -1.2% -1.9% 19.2% 1.9% 31.9% -6.4% -3.0% 2.0%

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 36 46 -1.87 0.06 -1.80 98.9 100.6 108.3 .302 .462 16.2 32.3 .219 .461 14.5 69.5 .209 Louisiana Superdome
Lg Rank 17 17 16 9 17 21 10 8 11 14 13 9 14 5 19 5 6

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 Truck Robinson 26 82 3638 748 1683 .444 748 1683 .444 .444 366 572 .640 298 990 1288 171 73 79 301 265 1862
2 Gail Goodrich 34 81 2553 520 1050 .495 520 1050 .495 .495 264 332 .795 75 102 177 388 82 22 205 186 1304
3 Rich Kelley 24 82 2119 304 602 .505 304 602 .505 .505 225 289 .779 249 510 759 233 89 129 225 293 833
4 Aaron James 25 80 2118 428 861 .497 428 861 .497 .497 117 157 .745 163 258 421 112 36 22 130 254 973
5 Pete Maravich 30 50 2041 556 1253 .444 556 1253 .444 .444 240 276 .870 49 129 178 335 101 8 248 116 1352
6 Paul Griffin 24 82 1853 160 358 .447 160 358 .447 .447 112 157 .713 157 353 510 172 88 45 150 228 432
7 Jim McElroy 24 74 1760 287 607 .473 287 607 .473 .473 123 167 .737 44 104 148 292 58 34 141 110 697
8 Joe Meriweather 24 54 1277 194 411 .472 194 411 .472 .472 87 133 .654 135 237 372 58 18 118 94 188 475
9 Slick Watts 26 39 775 109 286 .381 109 286 .381 .381 62 103 .602 39 59 98 161 55 17 76 96 280
10 Gus Bailey 26 48 449 59 139 .424 59 139 .424 .424 37 67 .552 44 38 82 40 18 15 33 46 155
11 Nate Williams 27 27 434 90 214 .421 90 214 .421 .421 31 37 .838 27 63 90 34 21 12 25 61 211
12 Fred Saunders 26 30 400 69 143 .483 69 143 .483 .483 12 19 .632 27 47 74 35 14 10 22 72 150
13 Freddie Boyd 27 21 363 44 110 .400 44 110 .400 .400 14 22 .636 2 17 19 48 9 3 20 23 102

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 Truck Robinson 26 82 44.4 9.1 20.5 .444 9.1 20.5 .444 4.5 7.0 .640 3.6 12.1 15.7 2.1 0.9 1.0 3.7 3.2 22.7
2 Pete Maravich 30 50 40.8 11.1 25.1 .444 11.1 25.1 .444 4.8 5.5 .870 1.0 2.6 3.6 6.7 2.0 0.2 5.0 2.3 27.0
3 Gail Goodrich 34 81 31.5 6.4 13.0 .495 6.4 13.0 .495 3.3 4.1 .795 0.9 1.3 2.2 4.8 1.0 0.3 2.5 2.3 16.1
4 Aaron James 25 80 26.5 5.4 10.8 .497 5.4 10.8 .497 1.5 2.0 .745 2.0 3.2 5.3 1.4 0.5 0.3 1.6 3.2 12.2
5 Rich Kelley 24 82 25.8 3.7 7.3 .505 3.7 7.3 .505 2.7 3.5 .779 3.0 6.2 9.3 2.8 1.1 1.6 2.7 3.6 10.2
6 Jim McElroy 24 74 23.8 3.9 8.2 .473 3.9 8.2 .473 1.7 2.3 .737 0.6 1.4 2.0 3.9 0.8 0.5 1.9 1.5 9.4
7 Joe Meriweather 24 54 23.6 3.6 7.6 .472 3.6 7.6 .472 1.6 2.5 .654 2.5 4.4 6.9 1.1 0.3 2.2 1.7 3.5 8.8
8 Paul Griffin 24 82 22.6 2.0 4.4 .447 2.0 4.4 .447 1.4 1.9 .713 1.9 4.3 6.2 2.1 1.1 0.5 1.8 2.8 5.3
9 Slick Watts 26 39 19.9 2.8 7.3 .381 2.8 7.3 .381 1.6 2.6 .602 1.0 1.5 2.5 4.1 1.4 0.4 1.9 2.5 7.2
10 Freddie Boyd 27 21 17.3 2.1 5.2 .400 2.1 5.2 .400 0.7 1.0 .636 0.1 0.8 0.9 2.3 0.4 0.1 1.0 1.1 4.9
11 Nate Williams 27 27 16.1 3.3 7.9 .421 3.3 7.9 .421 1.1 1.4 .838 1.0 2.3 3.3 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.9 2.3 7.8
12 Fred Saunders 26 30 13.3 2.3 4.8 .483 2.3 4.8 .483 0.4 0.6 .632 0.9 1.6 2.5 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.7 2.4 5.0
13 Gus Bailey 26 48 9.4 1.2 2.9 .424 1.2 2.9 .424 0.8 1.4 .552 0.9 0.8 1.7 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.7 1.0 3.2

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 Truck Robinson 26 82 3638 7.4 16.7 .444 7.4 16.7 .444 3.6 5.7 .640 2.9 9.8 12.7 1.7 0.7 0.8 3.0 2.6 18.4
2 Gail Goodrich 34 81 2553 7.3 14.8 .495 7.3 14.8 .495 3.7 4.7 .795 1.1 1.4 2.5 5.5 1.2 0.3 2.9 2.6 18.4
3 Rich Kelley 24 82 2119 5.2 10.2 .505 5.2 10.2 .505 3.8 4.9 .779 4.2 8.7 12.9 4.0 1.5 2.2 3.8 5.0 14.2
4 Aaron James 25 80 2118 7.3 14.6 .497 7.3 14.6 .497 2.0 2.7 .745 2.8 4.4 7.2 1.9 0.6 0.4 2.2 4.3 16.5
5 Pete Maravich 30 50 2041 9.8 22.1 .444 9.8 22.1 .444 4.2 4.9 .870 0.9 2.3 3.1 5.9 1.8 0.1 4.4 2.0 23.8
6 Paul Griffin 24 82 1853 3.1 7.0 .447 3.1 7.0 .447 2.2 3.1 .713 3.1 6.9 9.9 3.3 1.7 0.9 2.9 4.4 8.4
7 Jim McElroy 24 74 1760 5.9 12.4 .473 5.9 12.4 .473 2.5 3.4 .737 0.9 2.1 3.0 6.0 1.2 0.7 2.9 2.3 14.3
8 Joe Meriweather 24 54 1277 5.5 11.6 .472 5.5 11.6 .472 2.5 3.7 .654 3.8 6.7 10.5 1.6 0.5 3.3 2.6 5.3 13.4
9 Slick Watts 26 39 775 5.1 13.3 .381 5.1 13.3 .381 2.9 4.8 .602 1.8 2.7 4.6 7.5 2.6 0.8 3.5 4.5 13.0
10 Gus Bailey 26 48 449 4.7 11.1 .424 4.7 11.1 .424 3.0 5.4 .552 3.5 3.0 6.6 3.2 1.4 1.2 2.6 3.7 12.4
11 Nate Williams 27 27 434 7.5 17.8 .421 7.5 17.8 .421 2.6 3.1 .838 2.2 5.2 7.5 2.8 1.7 1.0 2.1 5.1 17.5
12 Fred Saunders 26 30 400 6.2 12.9 .483 6.2 12.9 .483 1.1 1.7 .632 2.4 4.2 6.7 3.2 1.3 0.9 2.0 6.5 13.5
13 Freddie Boyd 27 21 363 4.4 10.9 .400 4.4 10.9 .400 1.4 2.2 .636 0.2 1.7 1.9 4.8 0.9 0.3 2.0 2.3 10.1

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 Truck Robinson 26 82 3638 9.1 20.5 .444 9.1 20.5 .444 4.5 7.0 .640 3.6 12.1 15.7 2.1 0.9 1.0 3.7 3.2 22.7 96 98
2 Gail Goodrich 34 81 2553 9.0 18.2 .495 9.0 18.2 .495 4.6 5.8 .795 1.3 1.8 3.1 6.7 1.4 0.4 3.6 3.2 22.6 107 105
3 Rich Kelley 24 82 2119 6.4 12.6 .505 6.4 12.6 .505 4.7 6.0 .779 5.2 10.7 15.9 4.9 1.9 2.7 4.7 6.1 17.4 104 95
4 Aaron James 25 80 2118 9.0 18.0 .497 9.0 18.0 .497 2.4 3.3 .745 3.4 5.4 8.8 2.3 0.8 0.5 2.7 5.3 20.4 104 103
5 Pete Maravich 30 50 2041 12.1 27.2 .444 12.1 27.2 .444 5.2 6.0 .870 1.1 2.8 3.9 7.3 2.2 0.2 5.4 2.5 29.4 96 103
6 Paul Griffin 24 82 1853 3.8 8.6 .447 3.8 8.6 .447 2.7 3.8 .713 3.8 8.4 12.2 4.1 2.1 1.1 3.6 5.5 10.3 95 98
7 Jim McElroy 24 74 1760 7.2 15.3 .473 7.2 15.3 .473 3.1 4.2 .737 1.1 2.6 3.7 7.4 1.5 0.9 3.6 2.8 17.6 101 104
8 Joe Meriweather 24 54 1277 6.7 14.3 .472 6.7 14.3 .472 3.0 4.6 .654 4.7 8.2 12.9 2.0 0.6 4.1 3.3 6.5 16.5 99 98
9 Slick Watts 26 39 775 6.2 16.4 .381 6.2 16.4 .381 3.5 5.9 .602 2.2 3.4 5.6 9.2 3.1 1.0 4.3 5.5 16.0 90 99
10 Gus Bailey 26 48 449 5.8 13.7 .424 5.8 13.7 .424 3.7 6.6 .552 4.3 3.8 8.1 3.9 1.8 1.5 3.3 4.5 15.3 95 102
11 Nate Williams 27 27 434 9.2 21.9 .421 9.2 21.9 .421 3.2 3.8 .838 2.8 6.4 9.2 3.5 2.1 1.2 2.6 6.2 21.5 97 99
12 Fred Saunders 26 30 400 7.6 15.8 .483 7.6 15.8 .483 1.3 2.1 .632 3.0 5.2 8.2 3.9 1.6 1.1 2.4 8.0 16.6 102 101
13 Freddie Boyd 27 21 363 5.4 13.4 .400 5.4 13.4 .400 1.7 2.7 .636 0.2 2.1 2.3 5.9 1.1 0.4 2.4 2.8 12.5 90 105

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 Truck Robinson 26 82 3638 15.7 .481 .340 8.0 25.8 17.0 6.8 0.9 1.1 13.5 23.3 1.5 5.0 6.5 .086 -1.4 0.2 -1.2 0.7
2 Gail Goodrich 34 81 2553 16.2 .545 .316 2.9 3.8 3.3 21.8 1.4 0.4 14.6 20.8 4.9 1.4 6.3 .118 1.2 -1.9 -0.7 0.8
3 Rich Kelley 24 82 2119 17.8 .571 .480 11.5 22.8 17.2 14.5 1.9 3.0 23.6 17.1 2.8 3.7 6.4 .146 0.7 3.1 3.8 3.1
4 Aaron James 25 80 2118 13.3 .523 .182 7.5 11.5 9.5 7.6 0.8 0.5 12.3 19.0 2.7 1.5 4.3 .096 -0.2 -1.0 -1.1 0.5
5 Pete Maravich 30 50 2041 17.6 .492 .220 2.3 6.0 4.2 26.1 2.2 0.2 15.3 30.1 1.3 1.7 2.9 .069 1.5 -1.3 0.1 1.1
6 Paul Griffin 24 82 1853 10.9 .506 .439 8.3 18.0 13.2 11.4 2.1 1.2 26.0 11.8 0.3 2.6 2.9 .076 -1.6 2.5 0.8 1.3
7 Jim McElroy 24 74 1760 13.6 .512 .275 2.4 5.6 4.0 22.5 1.5 1.0 17.2 17.7 1.7 1.2 2.9 .078 -1.0 -1.2 -2.2 -0.1
8 Joe Meriweather 24 54 1277 13.7 .506 .324 10.3 17.6 14.0 6.1 0.6 4.6 16.7 16.7 0.8 1.7 2.6 .096 -1.7 1.5 -0.2 0.6
9 Slick Watts 26 39 775 12.7 .423 .360 4.9 7.2 6.1 27.3 3.1 1.1 18.7 19.9 -0.3 0.9 0.7 .041 -1.5 0.4 -1.1 0.2
10 Gus Bailey 26 48 449 11.8 .460 .482 9.6 8.0 8.8 11.6 1.8 1.7 16.4 17.0 0.1 0.4 0.5 .059 -1.6 0.2 -1.4 0.1
11 Nate Williams 27 27 434 14.4 .458 .173 6.1 13.7 10.0 11.3 2.1 1.4 9.8 22.3 0.3 0.5 0.8 .091 -1.3 -0.3 -1.6 0.0
12 Fred Saunders 26 30 400 11.8 .496 .133 6.6 11.1 8.9 12.0 1.6 1.2 12.7 16.4 0.4 0.4 0.8 .092 -1.0 -0.1 -1.1 0.1
13 Freddie Boyd 27 21 363 7.7 .426 .200 0.5 4.4 2.5 16.9 1.1 0.4 14.3 14.6 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .013 -3.9 -2.1 -6.0 -0.4