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Sam Lacey

Samuel Lacey (Sam, Slammin' Sam)

Position: Center
Height: 6-10    Weight: 235 lbs.
Born: March 28, 1948 in Indianaola, Mississippi
High School: Gentry in Indianola, Mississippi
College: New Mexico State University

Drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the 1st round (5th pick, 5th overall) of the 1970 NBA draft.

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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
1970-71 22 CIN NBA 81 2648 467 1117 .418 156 227 .687 913 117 270 1090
1971-72 23 CIN NBA 81 2832 410 972 .422 119 169 .704 968 173 284 939
1972-73 24 KCO NBA 79 2930 471 994 .474 126 178 .708 933 189 283 1068
1973-74 25 KCO NBA 79 3107 467 982 .476 185 247 .749 293 762 1055 299 126 184 254 1119
1974-75 26 KCO NBA 81 3378 392 917 .427 144 191 .754 228 921 1149 428 139 168 274 928
1975-76 27 KCK NBA 81 3083 409 1019 .401 217 286 .759 218 806 1024 378 132 134 286 1035
1976-77 28 KCK NBA 82 2595 327 774 .422 215 282 .762 189 545 734 386 119 133 292 869
1977-78 29 KCK NBA 77 2131 265 590 .449 134 187 .717 155 487 642 300 120 108 186 264 664
1978-79 30 KCK NBA 82 2627 350 697 .502 167 226 .739 179 523 702 430 106 141 245 309 867
1979-80 31 KCK NBA 81 2412 303 677 .448 0 1 .000 137 185 .741 172 473 645 460 111 109 211 307 743
1980-81 32 KCK NBA 82 2228 237 536 .442 1 5 .200 92 117 .786 131 453 584 399 95 120 182 302 567
1981-82 33 TOT NBA 56 7 670 67 154 .435 0 1 .000 27 37 .730 20 87 107 77 22 38 56 139 161
1981-82 33 KCK NBA 2 1 20 3 5 .600 0 0 0 2 .000 0 4 4 4 2 1 2 2 6
1981-82 33 NJN NBA 54 6 650 64 149 .430 0 1 .000 27 35 .771 20 83 103 73 20 37 54 137 155
1982-83 34 CLE NBA 60 33 1232 111 264 .420 2 9 .222 29 37 .784 62 169 231 118 29 25 98 209 253
Career NBA 1002 40 31873 4276 9693 .441 3 16 .188 1748 2369 .738 1647 5226 9687 3754 999 1160 978 3473 10303

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
1970-71 22 CIN NBA 81 32.7 5.8 13.8 .418 1.9 2.8 .687 11.3 1.4 3.3 13.5
1971-72 23 CIN NBA 81 35.0 5.1 12.0 .422 1.5 2.1 .704 12.0 2.1 3.5 11.6
1972-73 24 KCO NBA 79 37.1 6.0 12.6 .474 1.6 2.3 .708 11.8 2.4 3.6 13.5
1973-74 25 KCO NBA 79 39.3 5.9 12.4 .476 2.3 3.1 .749 3.7 9.6 13.4 3.8 1.6 2.3 3.2 14.2
1974-75 26 KCO NBA 81 41.7 4.8 11.3 .427 1.8 2.4 .754 2.8 11.4 14.2 5.3 1.7 2.1 3.4 11.5
1975-76 27 KCK NBA 81 38.1 5.0 12.6 .401 2.7 3.5 .759 2.7 10.0 12.6 4.7 1.6 1.7 3.5 12.8
1976-77 28 KCK NBA 82 31.6 4.0 9.4 .422 2.6 3.4 .762 2.3 6.6 9.0 4.7 1.5 1.6 3.6 10.6
1977-78 29 KCK NBA 77 27.7 3.4 7.7 .449 1.7 2.4 .717 2.0 6.3 8.3 3.9 1.6 1.4 2.4 3.4 8.6
1978-79 30 KCK NBA 82 32.0 4.3 8.5 .502 2.0 2.8 .739 2.2 6.4 8.6 5.2 1.3 1.7 3.0 3.8 10.6
1979-80 31 KCK NBA 81 29.8 3.7 8.4 .448 0.0 0.0 .000 1.7 2.3 .741 2.1 5.8 8.0 5.7 1.4 1.3 2.6 3.8 9.2
1980-81 32 KCK NBA 82 27.2 2.9 6.5 .442 0.0 0.1 .200 1.1 1.4 .786 1.6 5.5 7.1 4.9 1.2 1.5 2.2 3.7 6.9
1981-82 33 TOT NBA 56 7 12.0 1.2 2.8 .435 0.0 0.0 .000 0.5 0.7 .730 0.4 1.6 1.9 1.4 0.4 0.7 1.0 2.5 2.9
1981-82 33 KCK NBA 2 1 10.0 1.5 2.5 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 3.0
1981-82 33 NJN NBA 54 6 12.0 1.2 2.8 .430 0.0 0.0 .000 0.5 0.6 .771 0.4 1.5 1.9 1.4 0.4 0.7 1.0 2.5 2.9
1982-83 34 CLE NBA 60 33 20.5 1.9 4.4 .420 0.0 0.2 .222 0.5 0.6 .784 1.0 2.8 3.9 2.0 0.5 0.4 1.6 3.5 4.2
Career NBA 1002 40 31.8 4.3 9.7 .441 0.0 0.1 .188 1.7 2.4 .738 2.2 6.9 9.7 3.7 1.3 1.5 2.2 3.5 10.3

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
1970-71 22 CIN NBA 81 2648 6.3 15.2 .418 2.1 3.1 .687 12.4 1.6 3.7 14.8
1971-72 23 CIN NBA 81 2832 5.2 12.4 .422 1.5 2.1 .704 12.3 2.2 3.6 11.9
1972-73 24 KCO NBA 79 2930 5.8 12.2 .474 1.5 2.2 .708 11.5 2.3 3.5 13.1
1973-74 25 KCO NBA 79 3107 5.4 11.4 .476 2.1 2.9 .749 3.4 8.8 12.2 3.5 1.5 2.1 2.9 13.0
1974-75 26 KCO NBA 81 3378 4.2 9.8 .427 1.5 2.0 .754 2.4 9.8 12.2 4.6 1.5 1.8 2.9 9.9
1975-76 27 KCK NBA 81 3083 4.8 11.9 .401 2.5 3.3 .759 2.5 9.4 12.0 4.4 1.5 1.6 3.3 12.1
1976-77 28 KCK NBA 82 2595 4.5 10.7 .422 3.0 3.9 .762 2.6 7.6 10.2 5.4 1.7 1.8 4.1 12.1
1977-78 29 KCK NBA 77 2131 4.5 10.0 .449 2.3 3.2 .717 2.6 8.2 10.8 5.1 2.0 1.8 3.1 4.5 11.2
1978-79 30 KCK NBA 82 2627 4.8 9.6 .502 2.3 3.1 .739 2.5 7.2 9.6 5.9 1.5 1.9 3.4 4.2 11.9
1979-80 31 KCK NBA 81 2412 4.5 10.1 .448 0.0 0.0 .000 2.0 2.8 .741 2.6 7.1 9.6 6.9 1.7 1.6 3.1 4.6 11.1
1980-81 32 KCK NBA 82 2228 3.8 8.7 .442 0.0 0.1 .200 1.5 1.9 .786 2.1 7.3 9.4 6.4 1.5 1.9 2.9 4.9 9.2
1981-82 33 TOT NBA 56 7 670 3.6 8.3 .435 0.0 0.1 .000 1.5 2.0 .730 1.1 4.7 5.7 4.1 1.2 2.0 3.0 7.5 8.7
1981-82 33 KCK NBA 2 1 20 5.4 9.0 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 .000 0.0 7.2 7.2 7.2 3.6 1.8 3.6 3.6 10.8
1981-82 33 NJN NBA 54 6 650 3.5 8.3 .430 0.0 0.1 .000 1.5 1.9 .771 1.1 4.6 5.7 4.0 1.1 2.0 3.0 7.6 8.6
1982-83 34 CLE NBA 60 33 1232 3.2 7.7 .420 0.1 0.3 .222 0.8 1.1 .784 1.8 4.9 6.8 3.4 0.8 0.7 2.9 6.1 7.4
Career NBA 1002 40 31873 4.8 10.9 .441 0.0 0.1 .188 2.0 2.7 .738 2.5 8.0 10.9 4.2 1.5 1.8 3.1 3.9 11.6

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
1970-71 22 CIN NBA 81 2648 12.5 .448 .418 15.5 5.6 -0.9 2.2 1.2
1971-72 23 CIN NBA 81 2832 12.1 .449 .422 16.9 8.4 -1.0 1.2 0.3
1972-73 24 KCO NBA 79 2930 13.8 .498 .474 16.6 8.5 2.3 0.3 2.7
1973-74 25 KCO NBA 79 3107 17.5 .513 .476 9.9 25.7 17.8 13.7 1.8 3.1 94 3.2 4.6 7.7
1974-75 26 KCO NBA 81 3378 15.3 .464 .427 7.0 28.3 17.6 17.9 1.9 2.7 92 1.1 6.3 7.4
1975-76 27 KCK NBA 81 3083 15.5 .452 .401 7.1 27.0 17.0 17.2 1.9 2.3 95 0.4 4.7 5.0
1976-77 28 KCK NBA 82 2595 15.8 .484 .422 7.3 22.6 14.7 19.3 2.1 2.8 96 1.6 4.0 5.6
1977-78 29 KCK NBA 77 2131 15.2 .494 .449 7.4 23.5 15.4 18.0 2.5 2.7 21.7 15.3 97 97 1.0 3.4 4.3
1978-79 30 KCK NBA 82 2627 15.3 .544 .502 7.2 22.2 14.5 20.1 1.8 3.0 23.5 15.2 103 98 2.0 4.5 6.5
1979-80 31 KCK NBA 81 2412 14.9 .490 .448 7.4 21.8 14.3 24.5 2.1 2.6 21.8 16.1 100 97 0.8 4.8 5.6
1980-81 32 KCK NBA 82 2228 13.5 .483 .443 6.6 22.5 14.6 22.5 2.0 3.1 23.7 14.3 98 100 0.2 3.8 4.0
1981-82 33 TOT NBA 56 670 7.4 .473 .435 3.3 14.8 9.0 14.6 1.5 3.3 24.7 13.5 89 102 -0.6 1.1 0.6
1981-82 33 KCK NBA 2 20 15.6 .510 .600 0.0 23.1 11.2 26.4 4.7 2.9 25.4 16.1 89 97 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981-82 33 NJN NBA 54 650 7.2 .471 .430 3.4 14.6 9.0 14.3 1.4 3.3 24.7 13.4 89 102 -0.5 1.1 0.5
1982-83 34 CLE NBA 60 1232 6.5 .451 .424 5.6 16.0 10.7 13.1 1.2 1.2 25.9 12.9 86 107 -1.1 1.0 -0.1
Career NBA 1002 31873 14.2 .480 .441 7.3 23.8 15.7 15.6 1.9 2.7 23.0 14.9 98 96 9.0 41.9 50.9

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
1974-75 26 KCO NBA 6 264 23 61 11 18 15 94 30 12 9 19 57 .377 .611 44.0 9.5 15.7 5.0
1978-79 30 KCK NBA 5 176 16 42 15 19 17 51 21 9 10 19 20 47 .381 .789 35.2 9.4 10.2 4.2
1979-80 31 KCK NBA 3 101 8 21 1 1 3 4 6 22 13 7 2 8 11 20 .381 1.000 .750 33.7 6.7 7.3 4.3
1980-81 32 KCK NBA 15 533 60 143 0 3 30 35 30 120 80 28 23 39 63 150 .420 .000 .857 35.5 10.0 8.0 5.3
Career NBA 29 1074 107 267 1 4 59 76 68 287 144 56 44 66 113 274 .401 .250 .776 37.0 9.4 9.9 5.0

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
1974-75 26 KCO NBA 6 264 13.9 .414 .377 6.2 30.5 18.8 17.6 2.2 1.9 91 -0.2 0.5 0.4
1978-79 30 KCK NBA 5 176 12.5 .467 .381 8.9 22.4 14.9 16.9 2.3 3.3 27.4 14.8 88 96 -0.1 0.3 0.2
1979-80 31 KCK NBA 3 101 11.0 .439 .405 6.0 18.2 11.7 16.3 3.5 1.2 26.0 12.6 90 102 -0.1 0.1 0.1
1980-81 32 KCK NBA 15 533 14.7 .473 .420 6.5 19.9 13.1 23.2 2.8 2.6 19.8 16.9 97 97 0.0 1.0 1.1
Career NBA 29 1074 13.8 .456 .403 6.8 22.8 14.7 20.2 2.6 2.4 22.2 15.9 94 96 -0.3 2.0 1.7

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
1974-75 26 KCO NBA 1 0 17 2 6 .333 2 2 1.000 3 7 1 2 1 2 6
Career NBA 1 0 17 2 6 .333 2 2 1.000 3 7 1 2 1 2 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
1966-67 18 NMSTATE 20 160 386 59 88 405 379 .415 .670 19.0 20.3
1967-68 19 NMSTATE 29 175 373 89 123 337 439 .469 .724 15.1 11.6
1968-69 20 NMSTATE 29 188 435 83 133 435 459 .432 .624 15.8 15.0
1969-70 21 NMSTATE 31 231 499 88 138 493 550 .463 .638 17.7 15.9
Career 89 594 1307 260 394 1265 1448 .454 .660 16.3 14.2

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1975 NBA

MVP Award Shares

1974-75 NBA 0.013 (10)
Career 0.013 (142)

Games

1976-77 NBA 82 (3)
1978-79 NBA 82 (1)
1980-81 NBA 82 (3)
Career NBA 1002 (90)
Career 1002 (98)

Minutes Played

1974-75 NBA 3378 (3)
1975-76 NBA 3083 (8)
Career NBA 31873 (86)
Career 31873 (94)

Offensive Rebounds

1973-74 NBA 293 (6)

Defensive Rebounds

1973-74 NBA 762 (6)
1974-75 NBA 921 (1)
1975-76 NBA 806 (3)
Career NBA 5226 (46)
Career 5226 (52)

Total Rebounds

1973-74 NBA 1055 (6)
1974-75 NBA 1149 (2)
1975-76 NBA 1024 (5)
Career NBA 9687 (36)
Career 9687 (40)

Blocks

1973-74 NBA 184 (7)
1974-75 NBA 168 (7)
1975-76 NBA 134 (9)
Career NBA 1160 (51)
Career 1160 (53)

Personal Fouls

1972-73 NBA 283 (9)
1979-80 NBA 307 (10)
Career NBA 3473 (27)
Career 3473 (32)

Minutes Per Game

1974-75 NBA 41.7 (4)

Rebounds Per Game

1973-74 NBA 13.4 (7)
1974-75 NBA 14.2 (3)
1975-76 NBA 12.6 (5)
Career NBA 9.7 (57)
Career 9.7 (60)

Blocks Per Game

1973-74 NBA 2.3 (7)
1974-75 NBA 2.1 (7)
1975-76 NBA 1.7 (9)
Career NBA 1.5 (45)
Career 1.5 (46)

Offensive Rebound Pct

1973-74 NBA 9.9 (9)

Defensive Rebound Pct

1973-74 NBA 25.7 (6)
1974-75 NBA 28.3 (1)
1975-76 NBA 27.0 (4)
1976-77 NBA 22.6 (10)
Career NBA 23.8 (24)
Career 23.8 (24)

Total Rebound Pct

1973-74 NBA 17.8 (7)
1974-75 NBA 17.6 (7)
1975-76 NBA 17.0 (8)
Career NBA 15.7 (55)
Career 15.7 (57)

Block Pct

1973-74 NBA 3.1 (10)
1974-75 NBA 2.7 (10)
Career NBA 2.7 (61)
Career 2.7 (63)

Defensive Rating

1974-75 NBA 91.5 (5)
1978-79 NBA 98.3 (9)
1979-80 NBA 97.3 (2)
Career NBA 96.4 (10)
Career 96.4 (10)

Defensive Win Shares

1974-75 NBA 6.3 (3)
1975-76 NBA 4.7 (8)
1978-79 NBA 4.5 (5)
1979-80 NBA 4.8 (7)
Career NBA 41.9 (69)
Career 41.9 (74)

Hall of Fame Probability

Career 0.001 (375)
 

Transactions

March 23, 1970: Drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1970 NBA Draft.

November 12, 1981: Traded by the Kansas City Kings to the New Jersey Nets for Mike Woodson and a 1982 1st round draft pick (Brook Steppe). Kansas City received the earlier of two first round draft picks in 1982 (both owned by New Jersey).

December 6, 1982: Signed as a veteran free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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