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Nate Thurmond

Nathaniel Thurmond (Nate, Nate the Great)

Position: Center-Forward
Height: 6-11    Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: July 25, 1941 in Akron, Ohio
High School: Central Hower in Akron, Ohio
College: Bowling Green State University

Inducted into Hall of Fame as Player in 1985

Drafted by the San Francisco Warriors in the 1st round (3rd pick, 3rd overall) of the 1963 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
1963-64 22 SFW NBA 76 1966 219 554 .395 95 173 .549 790 86 184 533
1964-65 23 SFW NBA 77 3173 519 1240 .419 235 357 .658 1395 157 232 1273
1965-66 24 SFW NBA 73 2891 454 1119 .406 280 428 .654 1312 111 223 1188
1966-67 25 SFW NBA 65 2761 467 1068 .437 280 445 .629 1382 166 183 1214
1967-68 26 SFW NBA 51 2222 382 929 .411 282 438 .644 1121 215 137 1046
1968-69 27 SFW NBA 71 3208 571 1394 .410 382 621 .615 1402 253 171 1524
1969-70 28 SFW NBA 43 1919 341 824 .414 261 346 .754 762 150 110 943
1970-71 29 SFW NBA 82 3351 623 1401 .445 395 541 .730 1128 257 192 1641
1971-72 30 GSW NBA 78 3362 628 1454 .432 417 561 .743 1252 230 214 1673
1972-73 31 GSW NBA 79 3419 517 1159 .446 315 439 .718 1349 280 240 1349
1973-74 32 GSW NBA 62 2463 308 694 .444 191 287 .666 249 629 878 165 41 179 179 807
1974-75 33 CHI NBA 80 2756 250 686 .364 132 224 .589 259 645 904 328 46 195 271 632
1975-76 34 TOT NBA 78 1393 142 337 .421 62 123 .504 115 300 415 94 22 98 160 346
1975-76 34 CHI NBA 13 260 20 45 .444 8 18 .444 14 57 71 26 4 12 15 48
1975-76 34 CLE NBA 65 1133 122 292 .418 54 105 .514 101 243 344 68 18 86 145 298
1976-77 35 CLE NBA 49 997 100 246 .407 68 106 .642 121 253 374 83 16 81 128 268
Career NBA 964 35881 5521 13105 .421 3395 5089 .667 744 1827 14464 2575 125 553 2624 14437

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
1963-64 22 SFW NBA 76 25.9 2.9 7.3 .395 1.3 2.3 .549 10.4 1.1 2.4 7.0
1964-65 23 SFW NBA 77 41.2 6.7 16.1 .419 3.1 4.6 .658 18.1 2.0 3.0 16.5
1965-66 24 SFW NBA 73 39.6 6.2 15.3 .406 3.8 5.9 .654 18.0 1.5 3.1 16.3
1966-67 25 SFW NBA 65 42.5 7.2 16.4 .437 4.3 6.8 .629 21.3 2.6 2.8 18.7
1967-68 26 SFW NBA 51 43.6 7.5 18.2 .411 5.5 8.6 .644 22.0 4.2 2.7 20.5
1968-69 27 SFW NBA 71 45.2 8.0 19.6 .410 5.4 8.7 .615 19.7 3.6 2.4 21.5
1969-70 28 SFW NBA 43 44.6 7.9 19.2 .414 6.1 8.0 .754 17.7 3.5 2.6 21.9
1970-71 29 SFW NBA 82 40.9 7.6 17.1 .445 4.8 6.6 .730 13.8 3.1 2.3 20.0
1971-72 30 GSW NBA 78 43.1 8.1 18.6 .432 5.3 7.2 .743 16.1 2.9 2.7 21.4
1972-73 31 GSW NBA 79 43.3 6.5 14.7 .446 4.0 5.6 .718 17.1 3.5 3.0 17.1
1973-74 32 GSW NBA 62 39.7 5.0 11.2 .444 3.1 4.6 .666 4.0 10.1 14.2 2.7 0.7 2.9 2.9 13.0
1974-75 33 CHI NBA 80 34.5 3.1 8.6 .364 1.7 2.8 .589 3.2 8.1 11.3 4.1 0.6 2.4 3.4 7.9
1975-76 34 TOT NBA 78 17.9 1.8 4.3 .421 0.8 1.6 .504 1.5 3.8 5.3 1.2 0.3 1.3 2.1 4.4
1975-76 34 CHI NBA 13 20.0 1.5 3.5 .444 0.6 1.4 .444 1.1 4.4 5.5 2.0 0.3 0.9 1.2 3.7
1975-76 34 CLE NBA 65 17.4 1.9 4.5 .418 0.8 1.6 .514 1.6 3.7 5.3 1.0 0.3 1.3 2.2 4.6
1976-77 35 CLE NBA 49 20.3 2.0 5.0 .407 1.4 2.2 .642 2.5 5.2 7.6 1.7 0.3 1.7 2.6 5.5
Career NBA 964 37.2 5.7 13.6 .421 3.5 5.3 .667 2.8 6.8 15.0 2.7 0.5 2.1 2.7 15.0

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
1963-64 22 SFW NBA 76 1966 4.0 10.1 .395 1.7 3.2 .549 14.5 1.6 3.4 9.8
1964-65 23 SFW NBA 77 3173 5.9 14.1 .419 2.7 4.1 .658 15.8 1.8 2.6 14.4
1965-66 24 SFW NBA 73 2891 5.7 13.9 .406 3.5 5.3 .654 16.3 1.4 2.8 14.8
1966-67 25 SFW NBA 65 2761 6.1 13.9 .437 3.7 5.8 .629 18.0 2.2 2.4 15.8
1967-68 26 SFW NBA 51 2222 6.2 15.1 .411 4.6 7.1 .644 18.2 3.5 2.2 16.9
1968-69 27 SFW NBA 71 3208 6.4 15.6 .410 4.3 7.0 .615 15.7 2.8 1.9 17.1
1969-70 28 SFW NBA 43 1919 6.4 15.5 .414 4.9 6.5 .754 14.3 2.8 2.1 17.7
1970-71 29 SFW NBA 82 3351 6.7 15.1 .445 4.2 5.8 .730 12.1 2.8 2.1 17.6
1971-72 30 GSW NBA 78 3362 6.7 15.6 .432 4.5 6.0 .743 13.4 2.5 2.3 17.9
1972-73 31 GSW NBA 79 3419 5.4 12.2 .446 3.3 4.6 .718 14.2 2.9 2.5 14.2
1973-74 32 GSW NBA 62 2463 4.5 10.1 .444 2.8 4.2 .666 3.6 9.2 12.8 2.4 0.6 2.6 2.6 11.8
1974-75 33 CHI NBA 80 2756 3.3 9.0 .364 1.7 2.9 .589 3.4 8.4 11.8 4.3 0.6 2.5 3.5 8.3
1975-76 34 TOT NBA 78 1393 3.7 8.7 .421 1.6 3.2 .504 3.0 7.8 10.7 2.4 0.6 2.5 4.1 8.9
1975-76 34 CHI NBA 13 260 2.8 6.2 .444 1.1 2.5 .444 1.9 7.9 9.8 3.6 0.6 1.7 2.1 6.6
1975-76 34 CLE NBA 65 1133 3.9 9.3 .418 1.7 3.3 .514 3.2 7.7 10.9 2.2 0.6 2.7 4.6 9.5
1976-77 35 CLE NBA 49 997 3.6 8.9 .407 2.5 3.8 .642 4.4 9.1 13.5 3.0 0.6 2.9 4.6 9.7
Career NBA 964 35881 5.5 13.1 .421 3.4 5.1 .667 3.5 8.6 14.5 2.6 0.6 2.6 2.6 14.5

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 WS/48
1963-64 22 SFW NBA 76 1966 12.1 .423 .395 -0.9 4.4 3.5 0.085
1964-65 23 SFW NBA 77 3173 16.5 .456 .419 7.1 1.0 5.1 6.1 0.092
1965-66 24 SFW NBA 73 2891 15.0 .454 .406 5.0 0.3 4.0 4.3 0.072
1966-67 25 SFW NBA 65 2761 17.4 .480 .437 7.5 1.7 5.6 7.2 0.125
1967-68 26 SFW NBA 51 2222 19.0 .466 .411 13.0 0.5 4.7 5.2 0.112
1968-69 27 SFW NBA 71 3208 18.4 .457 .410 11.6 0.5 6.1 6.5 0.098
1969-70 28 SFW NBA 43 1919 18.2 .483 .414 10.9 0.7 3.0 3.7 0.093
1970-71 29 SFW NBA 82 3351 18.5 .501 .445 14.8 11.1 3.8 3.4 7.2 0.103
1971-72 30 GSW NBA 78 3362 18.7 .492 .432 16.6 9.8 2.6 6.4 9.0 0.128
1972-73 31 GSW NBA 79 3419 17.3 .499 .446 18.0 10.4 3.2 6.7 9.9 0.140
1973-74 32 GSW NBA 62 2463 15.0 .492 .444 9.8 23.6 16.8 8.2 0.7 3.6 95 2.6 3.4 6.0 0.117
1974-75 33 CHI NBA 80 2756 13.4 .403 .364 10.0 24.5 17.3 16.9 0.8 4.0 91 -0.8 5.4 4.7 0.081
1975-76 34 TOT NBA 78 1393 12.0 .442 .421 8.2 23.0 15.3 8.9 0.7 3.9 94 0.2 2.2 2.4 0.082
1975-76 34 CHI NBA 13 260 11.4 .454 .444 5.1 23.7 13.8 14.1 0.7 2.6 96 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.081
1975-76 34 CLE NBA 65 1133 12.1 .441 .418 8.9 22.8 15.6 7.7 0.8 4.2 94 0.1 1.9 1.9 0.082
1976-77 35 CLE NBA 49 997 14.3 .458 .407 11.9 26.7 19.1 10.8 0.8 4.4 94 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.113
Career NBA 964 35881 16.5 .470 .421 9.8 24.2 16.7 10.0 0.8 3.9 93 15.8 62.2 78.0 0.104

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
1963-64 22 SFW NBA 12 410 42 96 36 53 148 10 46 120 .438 .679 34.2 10.0 12.3 0.8
1966-67 25 SFW NBA 15 690 93 215 52 91 346 47 52 238 .433 .571 46.0 15.9 23.1 3.1
1968-69 27 SFW NBA 6 263 40 102 20 34 117 28 18 100 .392 .588 43.8 16.7 19.5 4.7
1970-71 29 SFW NBA 5 192 36 97 16 20 51 15 20 88 .371 .800 38.4 17.6 10.2 3.0
1971-72 30 GSW NBA 5 230 53 122 21 28 89 26 12 127 .434 .750 46.0 25.4 17.8 5.2
1972-73 31 GSW NBA 11 460 64 161 32 40 145 40 30 160 .398 .800 41.8 14.5 13.2 3.6
1974-75 33 CHI NBA 13 254 14 38 18 37 24 87 31 5 21 36 46 .368 .486 19.5 3.5 6.7 2.4
1975-76 34 CLE NBA 13 375 37 79 13 32 38 117 28 6 29 52 87 .468 .406 28.8 6.7 9.0 2.2
1976-77 35 CLE NBA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
Career NBA 81 2875 379 910 208 335 62 1101 225 11 51 266 966 .416 .621 35.5 11.9 13.6 2.8

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 WS/48
1963-64 22 SFW NBA 12 410 12.9 .503 .438 3.2 0.4 0.7 1.2 0.136
1966-67 25 SFW NBA 15 690 16.0 .467 .433 8.1 0.4 1.4 1.8 0.123
1968-69 27 SFW NBA 6 263 17.8 .427 .392 17.6 -0.1 0.6 0.5 0.095
1970-71 29 SFW NBA 5 192 13.0 .416 .371 12.3 13.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.057
1971-72 30 GSW NBA 5 230 21.2 .473 .434 17.7 19.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.073
1972-73 31 GSW NBA 11 460 14.8 .448 .398 15.1 12.4 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.051
1974-75 33 CHI NBA 13 254 13.6 .424 .368 9.7 26.0 17.8 17.4 1.0 4.7 89 -0.1 0.6 0.4 0.080
1975-76 34 CLE NBA 13 375 13.4 .467 .468 10.3 23.6 16.6 10.9 0.8 4.5 91 0.1 0.8 0.9 0.116
1976-77 35 CLE NBA 1 1 37.5 0.0 100.0 47.5 0.0 0.0 58.1 27 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.508
Career NBA 81 2875 15.2 .457 .416 10.1 24.7 16.0 11.4 0.9 4.7 90 0.6 4.9 5.4 0.090

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
1964-65 23 SFW NBA 1 0 10 0 2 .000 0 0 3 0 1 0
1965-66 24 SFW NBA 1 1 33 3 16 .188 1 3 .333 16 1 1 7
1966-67 25 SFW NBA 1 1 42 7 16 .438 2 4 .500 18 0 1 16
1967-68 26 SFW NBA
1969-70 28 SFW NBA
1972-73 31 GSW NBA 1 0 14 2 5 .400 0 0 4 1 2 4
1973-74 32 GSW NBA 1 0 5 2 4 .500 0 1 .000 1 3 0 0 0 0 4
Career NBA 5 2 104 14 43 .326 3 8 .375 1 44 2 0 0 5 31

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
1960-61 19 BOWLGREEN 24 170 427 87 129 449 427 .398 .674 17.8 18.7
1961-62 20 BOWLGREEN 25 163 358 67 113 394 393 .455 .593 15.7 15.8
1962-63 21 BOWLGREEN 27 206 466 124 197 452 536 .442 .629 19.9 16.7
Career 76 539 1251 278 439 1295 1356 .431 .633 17.8 17.0

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1965 NBA
1966 NBA
1967 NBA
1968 NBA
1970 NBA
1973 NBA
1974 NBA

Honors

1963-64 NBA All-Rookie (1st)
1968-69 NBA All-Defensive (1st)
1970-71 NBA All-Defensive (1st)
1971-72 NBA All-Defensive (2nd)
1972-73 NBA All-Defensive (2nd)
1973-74 NBA All-Defensive (2nd)

MVP Award Shares

1966-67 NBA 0.324 (2)
1972-73 NBA 0.038 (9)
1973-74 NBA 0.009 (8)
Career 0.370 (58)

Games

1970-71 NBA 82 (2)

Minutes Played

1964-65 NBA 3173 (5)
1968-69 NBA 3208 (10)
1970-71 NBA 3351 (6)
1971-72 NBA 3362 (5)
1972-73 NBA 3419 (5)
Career NBA 35881 (46)
Career 35881 (50)

Field Goal Attempts

Career NBA 13105 (91)
Career 13105 (99)

Free Throws

Career NBA 3395 (99)

Free Throw Attempts

1968-69 NBA 621 (9)
Career NBA 5089 (63)
Career 5089 (68)

Offensive Rebounds

1974-75 NBA 259 (8)

Defensive Rebounds

1974-75 NBA 645 (10)

Total Rebounds

1964-65 NBA 1395 (3)
1965-66 NBA 1312 (4)
1966-67 NBA 1382 (4)
1967-68 NBA 1121 (5)
1968-69 NBA 1402 (5)
1970-71 NBA 1128 (9)
1971-72 NBA 1252 (4)
1972-73 NBA 1349 (2)
Career NBA 14464 (8)
Career 14464 (9)

Blocks

1973-74 NBA 179 (8)
1974-75 NBA 195 (3)

Minutes Per Game

1964-65 NBA 41.2 (8)
1965-66 NBA 39.6 (8)
1966-67 NBA 42.5 (4)
1968-69 NBA 45.2 (2)
1970-71 NBA 40.9 (7)
1971-72 NBA 43.1 (4)
1972-73 NBA 43.3 (2)
Career NBA 37.2 (27)
Career 37.2 (28)

Rebounds Per Game

1964-65 NBA 18.1 (4)
1965-66 NBA 18.0 (4)
1966-67 NBA 21.3 (2)
1968-69 NBA 19.7 (2)
1970-71 NBA 13.8 (9)
1971-72 NBA 16.1 (4)
1972-73 NBA 17.1 (2)
Career NBA 15.0 (5)
Career 15.0 (5)

Blocks Per Game

1974-75 NBA 2.4 (3)

Offensive Rebound Pct

1973-74 NBA 9.8 (10)
1974-75 NBA 10.0 (10)

Defensive Rebound Pct

1974-75 NBA 24.5 (8)

Total Rebound Pct

1972-73 NBA 18.0 (6)
1974-75 NBA 17.3 (9)
Career NBA 16.7 (36)
Career 16.7 (36)

Block Pct

1973-74 NBA 3.6 (8)
1974-75 NBA 4.0 (5)

Defensive Rating

1974-75 NBA 90.7 (3)

Defensive Win Shares

1964-65 NBA 5.1 (6)
1965-66 NBA 4.0 (6)
1966-67 NBA 5.6 (3)
1967-68 NBA 4.7 (4)
1968-69 NBA 6.1 (4)
1971-72 NBA 6.4 (7)
1972-73 NBA 6.7 (7)
1974-75 NBA 5.4 (4)
Career NBA 62.2 (22)
Career 62.2 (24)

Hall of Fame Probability

Career 0.758 (76)
   

Transactions

April 30, 1963: Drafted by the San Francisco Warriors in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1963 NBA Draft.

September 3, 1974: Traded by the Golden State Warriors to the Chicago Bulls for Clifford Ray and a 1975 1st round draft pick (Joe Bryant).

November 27, 1975: Traded by the Chicago Bulls with Rowland Garrett to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Eric Fernsten and Steve Patterson.

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