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Mel Daniels

Melvin Joe Daniels (Mel)

Position: Center
Height: 6-9    Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: July 20, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan
High School: Pershing in Detroit, Michigan
College: University of New Mexico

Drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the 1st round (9th pick, 9th overall) of the 1967 NBA draft.

Coaching Record

34 34 9 34

Totals

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1967-68 23 MNM ABA 78 2938 669 1640 .408 1 5 .200 390 678 .575 502 711 1213 109 232 268 1729
1968-69 24 INA ABA 76 2934 712 1496 .476 0 4 .000 400 662 .604 383 873 1256 116 272 276 1824
1969-70 25 INA ABA 83 3039 613 1295 .473 0 2 .000 330 489 .675 423 1039 1462 131 307 309 1556
1970-71 26 INA ABA 82 3170 698 1357 .514 1 13 .077 326 480 .679 394 1081 1475 178 230 292 1723
1971-72 27 INA ABA 79 2971 598 1184 .505 0 6 .000 317 451 .703 383 914 1297 176 239 289 1513
1972-73 28 INA ABA 81 3103 587 1217 .482 1 4 .250 322 446 .722 348 899 1247 177 157 275 315 1497
1973-74 29 INA ABA 78 2539 492 1117 .440 0 0 217 287 .756 251 655 906 122 56 92 215 283 1201
1974-75 30 MMS ABA 71 1646 290 644 .450 0 0 116 183 .634 186 452 638 125 40 102 141 248 696
1976-77 32 NYN NBA 11 126 13 35 .371 13 23 .565 10 24 34 6 3 11 29 39
Career TOT 639 22466 4672 9985 .468 3 34 .088 2431 3699 .657 2880 6648 9528 1140 99 362 1911 2309 11778
ABA 628 22340 4659 9950 .468 3 34 .088 2418 3676 .658 2870 6624 9494 1134 96 351 1911 2280 11739
NBA 11 126 13 35 .371 13 23 .565 10 24 34 6 3 11 29 39

Per Game

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1967-68 23 MNM ABA 78 37.7 8.6 21.0 .408 0.0 0.1 .200 5.0 8.7 .575 6.4 9.1 15.6 1.4 3.0 3.4 22.2
1968-69 24 INA ABA 76 38.6 9.4 19.7 .476 0.0 0.1 .000 5.3 8.7 .604 5.0 11.5 16.5 1.5 3.6 3.6 24.0
1969-70 25 INA ABA 83 36.6 7.4 15.6 .473 0.0 0.0 .000 4.0 5.9 .675 5.1 12.5 17.6 1.6 3.7 3.7 18.7
1970-71 26 INA ABA 82 38.7 8.5 16.5 .514 0.0 0.2 .077 4.0 5.9 .679 4.8 13.2 18.0 2.2 2.8 3.6 21.0
1971-72 27 INA ABA 79 37.6 7.6 15.0 .505 0.0 0.1 .000 4.0 5.7 .703 4.8 11.6 16.4 2.2 3.0 3.7 19.2
1972-73 28 INA ABA 81 38.3 7.2 15.0 .482 0.0 0.0 .250 4.0 5.5 .722 4.3 11.1 15.4 2.2 1.9 3.4 3.9 18.5
1973-74 29 INA ABA 78 32.6 6.3 14.3 .440 0.0 0.0 2.8 3.7 .756 3.2 8.4 11.6 1.6 0.7 1.2 2.8 3.6 15.4
1974-75 30 MMS ABA 71 23.2 4.1 9.1 .450 0.0 0.0 1.6 2.6 .634 2.6 6.4 9.0 1.8 0.6 1.4 2.0 3.5 9.8
1976-77 32 NYN NBA 11 11.5 1.2 3.2 .371 1.2 2.1 .565 0.9 2.2 3.1 0.5 0.3 1.0 2.6 3.5
Career TOT 639 35.2 7.3 15.6 .468 0.0 0.1 .088 3.8 5.8 .657 4.5 10.4 14.9 1.8 0.6 1.5 3.0 3.6 18.4
ABA 628 35.6 7.4 15.8 .468 0.0 0.1 .088 3.9 5.9 .658 4.6 10.5 15.1 1.8 0.6 1.5 3.0 3.6 18.7
NBA 11 11.5 1.2 3.2 .371 1.2 2.1 .565 0.9 2.2 3.1 0.5 0.3 1.0 2.6 3.5

Per 36 Minutes

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1967-68 23 MNM ABA 78 2938 8.2 20.1 .408 0.0 0.1 .200 4.8 8.3 .575 6.2 8.7 14.9 1.3 2.8 3.3 21.2
1968-69 24 INA ABA 76 2934 8.7 18.4 .476 0.0 0.0 .000 4.9 8.1 .604 4.7 10.7 15.4 1.4 3.3 3.4 22.4
1969-70 25 INA ABA 83 3039 7.3 15.3 .473 0.0 0.0 .000 3.9 5.8 .675 5.0 12.3 17.3 1.6 3.6 3.7 18.4
1970-71 26 INA ABA 82 3170 7.9 15.4 .514 0.0 0.1 .077 3.7 5.5 .679 4.5 12.3 16.8 2.0 2.6 3.3 19.6
1971-72 27 INA ABA 79 2971 7.2 14.3 .505 0.0 0.1 .000 3.8 5.5 .703 4.6 11.1 15.7 2.1 2.9 3.5 18.3
1972-73 28 INA ABA 81 3103 6.8 14.1 .482 0.0 0.0 .250 3.7 5.2 .722 4.0 10.4 14.5 2.1 1.8 3.2 3.7 17.4
1973-74 29 INA ABA 78 2539 7.0 15.8 .440 0.0 0.0 3.1 4.1 .756 3.6 9.3 12.8 1.7 0.8 1.3 3.0 4.0 17.0
1974-75 30 MMS ABA 71 1646 6.3 14.1 .450 0.0 0.0 2.5 4.0 .634 4.1 9.9 14.0 2.7 0.9 2.2 3.1 5.4 15.2
1976-77 32 NYN NBA 11 126 3.7 10.0 .371 3.7 6.6 .565 2.9 6.9 9.7 1.7 0.9 3.1 8.3 11.1
Career TOT 639 22466 7.5 16.0 .468 0.0 0.1 .088 3.9 5.9 .657 4.6 10.7 15.3 1.8 0.8 1.8 3.1 3.7 18.9
ABA 628 22340 7.5 16.0 .468 0.0 0.1 .088 3.9 5.9 .658 4.6 10.7 15.3 1.8 0.8 1.7 3.1 3.7 18.9
NBA 11 126 3.7 10.0 .371 3.7 6.6 .565 2.9 6.9 9.7 1.7 0.9 3.1 8.3 11.1

Advanced

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Season Age Tm Lg G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS
1967-68 23 MNM ABA 78 2938 22.4 .446 .408 17.9 5.9 10.7 26.1 0.1 9.1 9.2
1968-69 24 INA ABA 76 2934 21.7 .510 .476 18.6 5.9 13.2 25.0 4.2 4.4 8.6
1969-70 25 INA ABA 83 3039 20.0 .515 .473 21.7 6.3 16.9 22.8 3.9 4.7 8.6
1970-71 26 INA ABA 82 3170 21.9 .549 .515 21.0 7.9 12.8 21.3 6.0 5.4 11.4
1971-72 27 INA ABA 79 2971 21.3 .547 .505 12.2 27.1 19.9 8.7 14.7 21.1 5.4 4.9 10.3
1972-73 28 INA ABA 81 3103 19.3 .530 .483 10.6 25.7 18.4 8.0 2.6 16.3 20.5 3.5 5.8 9.2
1973-74 29 INA ABA 78 2539 15.8 .483 .440 9.4 24.1 16.8 7.1 1.0 1.9 14.7 22.4 98 97 1.0 4.4 5.4
1974-75 30 MMS ABA 71 1646 16.1 .480 .450 11.1 28.9 19.7 10.8 1.2 3.3 16.3 22.0 96 102 -0.1 2.3 2.2
1976-77 32 NYN NBA 11 126 10.7 .432 .371 7.6 20.3 13.7 7.0 1.1 4.9 95 -0.2 0.2 0.0
Career TOT 639 22466 20.1 .507 .468 10.8 26.2 19.3 7.4 1.1 2.6 14.2 22.7 97 99 23.7 41.2 64.8
ABA 628 22340 20.1 .507 .468 10.9 26.2 19.3 7.4 1.1 2.5 14.2 22.7 97 99 23.9 41.0 64.8
NBA 11 126 10.7 .432 .371 7.6 20.3 13.7 7.0 1.1 4.9 95 -0.2 0.2 0.0

Playoffs

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age Tm Lg G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1967-68 23 MNM ABA 10 409 98 226 0 0 57 94 161 19 33 35 253 .434 .606 40.9 25.3 16.1 1.9
1968-69 24 INA ABA 17 570 127 301 0 1 79 130 237 22 57 75 333 .422 .000 .608 33.5 19.6 13.9 1.3
1969-70 25 INA ABA 15 533 108 243 0 1 74 111 265 15 48 62 290 .444 .000 .667 35.5 19.3 17.7 1.0
1970-71 26 INA ABA 11 457 94 194 0 0 47 63 71 211 16 26 38 235 .485 .746 41.5 21.4 19.2 1.5
1971-72 27 INA ABA 20 744 121 252 0 3 64 85 302 28 58 85 306 .480 .000 .753 37.2 15.3 15.1 1.4
1972-73 28 INA ABA 18 636 112 238 0 0 62 81 70 248 40 39 76 286 .471 .765 35.3 15.9 13.8 2.2
1973-74 29 INA ABA 14 498 69 172 0 0 33 43 35 160 27 11 14 30 50 171 .401 .767 35.6 12.2 11.4 1.9
1974-75 30 MMS ABA 4 54 11 22 0 0 5 9 4 24 1 1 6 1 12 27 .500 .556 13.5 6.8 6.0 0.3
Career ABA 109 3901 740 1648 0 5 421 616 180 1608 168 12 20 292 433 1901 .449 .000 .683 35.8 17.4 14.8 1.5

Playoffs Advanced

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Season Age Tm Lg G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS
1967-68 23 MNM ABA 10 409 22.1 .473 .434 17.1 7.6 11.0 25.8 0.2 1.1 1.3
1968-69 24 INA ABA 17 570 16.9 .465 .422 18.0 5.5 13.7 26.2 0.0 1.0 1.1
1969-70 25 INA ABA 15 533 18.5 .497 .444 21.4 4.2 14.1 23.9 0.3 1.5 1.8
1970-71 26 INA ABA 11 457 23.0 .530 .485 5.5 10.5 0.8 0.9 1.7
1971-72 27 INA ABA 20 744 16.4 .529 .480 19.4 5.4 16.7 18.9 0.8 1.3 2.1
1972-73 28 INA ABA 18 636 20.5 .523 .471 18.6 10.0 12.5 19.9 0.8 1.5 2.3
1973-74 29 INA ABA 14 498 13.1 .448 .401 7.0 26.0 16.3 8.4 1.1 1.6 13.6 19.2 95 104 -0.1 0.5 0.5
1974-75 30 MMS ABA 4 54 22.5 .520 .500 8.6 41.0 25.2 3.1 1.0 6.2 3.7 22.8 113 100 0.1 0.1 0.2
Career ABA 109 3901 18.5 .495 .449 7.2 27.5 18.7 6.6 1.1 2.0 13.2 22.0 97 103 3.0 8.0 11.0

All-Star Games

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Season Age Tm Lg G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1967-68 23 MNM ABA 1 29 9 18 .500 0 0 4 11 .364 8 15 0 3 1 22
1968-69 24 INA ABA 1 31 5 16 .313 0 0 7 10 .700 1 10 2 2 3 17
1969-70 25 INA ABA 1 26 6 14 .429 0 0 1 3 .333 12 1 4 13
1970-71 26 INA ABA 1 30 12 19 .632 0 0 5 7 .714 3 13 3 4 3 29
1971-72 27 INA ABA 1 26 8 14 .571 0 0 5 8 .625 1 9 1 1 4 21
1972-73 28 INA ABA 1 33 8 19 .421 0 0 9 12 .750 4 11 1 0 2 3 3 25
1973-74 29 INA ABA 1 20 2 11 .182 0 0 1 2 .500 3 7 0 0 1 4 2 5
Career ABA 7 195 50 111 .450 0 0 32 53 .604 20 77 8 0 3 17 20 132

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
1964-65 20 NMEXICO 27 178 366 111 182 302 467 .486 .610 17.3 11.2
1965-66 21 NMEXICO 23 191 394 107 145 238 489 .485 .738 21.3 10.3
1966-67 22 NMEXICO 27 225 468 131 191 313 581 .481 .686 21.5 11.6
Career 77 594 1228 349 518 853 1537 .484 .674 20.0 11.1

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1968 ABA
1969 ABA
1970 ABA
1971 ABA
1972 ABA
1973 ABA
1974 ABA

Awards

1967-68 ABA Rookie of the Year
1968-69 ABA MVP
1970-71 ABA All-Star Game MVP
1970-71 ABA MVP

Honors

1966-67 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1967-68 ABA All-ABA (1st)
1967-68 ABA All-Rookie (1st)
1968-69 ABA All-ABA (1st)
1969-70 ABA All-ABA (1st)
1970-71 ABA All-ABA (1st)
1972-73 ABA All-ABA (2nd)

Games

1967-68 ABA 78 (3)
Career ABA 628 (9)

Minutes Played

1968-69 ABA 2934 (8)
1972-73 ABA 3103 (7)
Career ABA 22340 (4)

Field Goals

1967-68 ABA 669 (1)
1968-69 ABA 712 (4)
1970-71 ABA 698 (8)
Career ABA 4659 (4)

Field Goal Attempts

1967-68 ABA 1640 (1)
1968-69 ABA 1496 (4)
Career ABA 9950 (5)

Field Goal Pct

1968-69 ABA .476 (6)
1970-71 ABA .514 (2)
1971-72 ABA .505 (9)
1972-73 ABA .482 (8)
Career ABA .468 (50)

Free Throws

Career ABA 2418 (9)

Free Throw Attempts

1967-68 ABA 678 (4)
1968-69 ABA 662 (2)
Career ABA 3676 (3)

Free Throw Pct

Career ABA .658 (92)

Offensive Rebounds

1967-68 ABA 502 (1)
1968-69 ABA 383 (2)
1969-70 ABA 423 (5)
1970-71 ABA 394 (4)
1971-72 ABA 383 (3)
1972-73 ABA 348 (3)
Career ABA 2870 (1)
Career 2880 (32)

Defensive Rebounds

1967-68 ABA 711 (1)
1968-69 ABA 873 (1)
1969-70 ABA 1039 (2)
1970-71 ABA 1081 (2)
1971-72 ABA 914 (2)
1972-73 ABA 899 (2)
1973-74 ABA 655 (5)
Career ABA 6624 (1)
Career 6648 (26)

Total Rebounds

1967-68 ABA 1213 (1)
1968-69 ABA 1256 (1)
1969-70 ABA 1462 (2)
1970-71 ABA 1475 (1)
1971-72 ABA 1297 (3)
1972-73 ABA 1247 (2)
1973-74 ABA 906 (6)
Career ABA 9494 (1)
Career 9528 (43)

Assists

Career ABA 1134 (43)

Steals

Career ABA 96 (81)

Blocks

1972-73 ABA 157 (4)
Career ABA 351 (10)

Turnovers

1967-68 ABA 232 (9)
1968-69 ABA 272 (5)
1969-70 ABA 307 (3)
1972-73 ABA 275 (9)
Career ABA 1911 (2)

Personal Fouls

1969-70 ABA 309 (5)
1972-73 ABA 315 (4)
Career ABA 2280 (1)

Points

1967-68 ABA 1729 (5)
1968-69 ABA 1824 (4)
Career ABA 11739 (4)

Minutes Per Game

1968-69 ABA 38.6 (9)
1972-73 ABA 38.3 (7)
Career ABA 35.6 (14)
Career 35.2 (89)

Points Per Game

1967-68 ABA 22.2 (6)
1968-69 ABA 24.0 (4)
1970-71 ABA 21.0 (10)
Career ABA 18.7 (20)
Career 18.4 (92)

Rebounds Per Game

1967-68 ABA 15.6 (1)
1968-69 ABA 16.5 (1)
1969-70 ABA 17.6 (2)
1970-71 ABA 18.0 (1)
1971-72 ABA 16.4 (2)
1972-73 ABA 15.4 (2)
1973-74 ABA 11.6 (5)
Career ABA 15.1 (2)
Career 14.9 (6)

Blocks Per Game

1973-74 ABA 1.2 (10)

Player Efficiency Rating

1967-68 ABA 22.4 (4)
1968-69 ABA 21.7 (3)
1969-70 ABA 20.0 (9)
1970-71 ABA 21.9 (4)
1971-72 ABA 21.3 (8)
1972-73 ABA 19.3 (10)
Career ABA 20.1 (8)
Career 20.1 (61)

True Shooting Pct

Career ABA .507 (75)

Effective Field Goal Pct

1968-69 ABA .476 (7)
1970-71 ABA .515 (2)
1972-73 ABA .483 (7)
Career ABA .468 (60)

Offensive Rebound Pct

1971-72 ABA 12.2 (3)
1972-73 ABA 10.6 (7)
Career ABA 10.9 (8)
Career 10.8 (44)

Defensive Rebound Pct

1971-72 ABA 27.1 (1)
1972-73 ABA 25.7 (3)
1973-74 ABA 24.1 (5)
Career ABA 26.2 (3)
Career 26.2 (9)

Total Rebound Pct

1967-68 ABA 17.9 (1)
1968-69 ABA 18.6 (1)
1969-70 ABA 21.7 (1)
1970-71 ABA 21.0 (1)
1971-72 ABA 19.9 (1)
1972-73 ABA 18.4 (3)
1973-74 ABA 16.8 (6)
Career ABA 19.3 (3)
Career 19.3 (6)

Turnover Pct

Career ABA 14.2 (47)

Usage Pct

1967-68 ABA 26.1 (1)
1968-69 ABA 25.0 (5)
Career ABA 22.7 (19)

Defensive Rating

1973-74 ABA 97.4 (9)

Offensive Win Shares

1970-71 ABA 6.0 (7)
Career ABA 23.9 (25)

Defensive Win Shares

1967-68 ABA 9.1 (1)
1968-69 ABA 4.4 (2)
1969-70 ABA 4.7 (5)
1970-71 ABA 5.4 (3)
1971-72 ABA 4.9 (6)
1972-73 ABA 5.8 (3)
1973-74 ABA 4.4 (6)
Career ABA 41.0 (1)
Career 41.2 (81)

Win Shares

1967-68 ABA 9.2 (9)
1968-69 ABA 8.6 (7)
1970-71 ABA 11.4 (2)
1971-72 ABA 10.3 (7)
Career ABA 64.8 (7)

Transactions

October 19, 1976: Signed as a free agent with the New York Nets.

December 13, 1976: Waived by the New York Nets.

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