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World B. Free

World B. Free

born Lloyd B. Free

Position: Guard
Height: 6-2    Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: December 9, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia
High School: Canarsie in Brooklyn, New York
College: Guilford College

Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (5th pick, 23rd overall) of the 1975 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
1975-76 22 PHI NBA 71 1121 239 533 .448 112 186 .602 64 61 125 104 37 6 107 590
1976-77 23 PHI NBA 78 2253 467 1022 .457 334 464 .720 97 140 237 266 75 25 207 1268
1977-78 24 PHI NBA 76 2050 390 857 .455 411 562 .731 92 120 212 306 68 41 200 199 1191
1978-79 25 SDC NBA 78 2954 795 1653 .481 654 865 .756 127 174 301 340 111 35 297 253 2244
1979-80 26 SDC NBA 68 2585 737 1556 .474 9 25 .360 572 760 .753 129 109 238 283 81 32 228 195 2055
1980-81 27 GSW NBA 65 2370 516 1157 .446 5 31 .161 528 649 .814 48 111 159 361 85 11 195 183 1565
1981-82 28 GSW NBA 78 78 2796 650 1452 .448 10 56 .179 479 647 .740 118 130 248 419 71 8 208 222 1789
1982-83 29 TOT NBA 73 69 2638 649 1423 .456 15 45 .333 430 583 .738 92 109 201 290 97 15 209 241 1743
1982-83 29 GSW NBA 19 18 700 164 364 .451 0 3 .000 106 149 .711 22 22 44 89 15 3 50 66 434
1982-83 29 CLE NBA 54 51 1938 485 1059 .458 15 42 .357 324 434 .747 70 87 157 201 82 12 159 175 1309
1983-84 30 CLE NBA 75 71 2375 626 1407 .445 22 69 .319 395 504 .784 89 128 217 226 94 8 154 214 1669
1984-85 31 CLE NBA 71 50 2249 609 1328 .459 71 193 .368 308 411 .749 61 150 211 320 75 16 139 163 1597
1985-86 32 CLE NBA 75 75 2535 652 1433 .455 71 169 .420 379 486 .780 72 146 218 314 91 19 172 186 1754
1986-87 33 PHI NBA 20 2 285 39 123 .317 2 9 .222 36 47 .766 5 14 19 30 5 4 18 26 116
1987-88 34 HOU NBA 58 0 682 143 350 .409 8 35 .229 80 100 .800 14 30 44 60 20 3 49 74 374
Career NBA 886 345 26893 6512 14294 .456 213 632 .337 4718 6264 .753 1008 1422 2430 3319 910 223 1869 2270 17955

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
1975-76 22 PHI NBA 71 15.8 3.4 7.5 .448 1.6 2.6 .602 0.9 0.9 1.8 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.5 8.3
1976-77 23 PHI NBA 78 28.9 6.0 13.1 .457 4.3 5.9 .720 1.2 1.8 3.0 3.4 1.0 0.3 2.7 16.3
1977-78 24 PHI NBA 76 27.0 5.1 11.3 .455 5.4 7.4 .731 1.2 1.6 2.8 4.0 0.9 0.5 2.6 2.6 15.7
1978-79 25 SDC NBA 78 37.9 10.2 21.2 .481 8.4 11.1 .756 1.6 2.2 3.9 4.4 1.4 0.4 3.8 3.2 28.8
1979-80 26 SDC NBA 68 38.0 10.8 22.9 .474 0.1 0.4 .360 8.4 11.2 .753 1.9 1.6 3.5 4.2 1.2 0.5 3.4 2.9 30.2
1980-81 27 GSW NBA 65 36.5 7.9 17.8 .446 0.1 0.5 .161 8.1 10.0 .814 0.7 1.7 2.4 5.6 1.3 0.2 3.0 2.8 24.1
1981-82 28 GSW NBA 78 78 35.8 8.3 18.6 .448 0.1 0.7 .179 6.1 8.3 .740 1.5 1.7 3.2 5.4 0.9 0.1 2.7 2.8 22.9
1982-83 29 TOT NBA 73 69 36.1 8.9 19.5 .456 0.2 0.6 .333 5.9 8.0 .738 1.3 1.5 2.8 4.0 1.3 0.2 2.9 3.3 23.9
1982-83 29 GSW NBA 19 18 36.8 8.6 19.2 .451 0.0 0.2 .000 5.6 7.8 .711 1.2 1.2 2.3 4.7 0.8 0.2 2.6 3.5 22.8
1982-83 29 CLE NBA 54 51 35.9 9.0 19.6 .458 0.3 0.8 .357 6.0 8.0 .747 1.3 1.6 2.9 3.7 1.5 0.2 2.9 3.2 24.2
1983-84 30 CLE NBA 75 71 31.7 8.3 18.8 .445 0.3 0.9 .319 5.3 6.7 .784 1.2 1.7 2.9 3.0 1.3 0.1 2.1 2.9 22.3
1984-85 31 CLE NBA 71 50 31.7 8.6 18.7 .459 1.0 2.7 .368 4.3 5.8 .749 0.9 2.1 3.0 4.5 1.1 0.2 2.0 2.3 22.5
1985-86 32 CLE NBA 75 75 33.8 8.7 19.1 .455 0.9 2.3 .420 5.1 6.5 .780 1.0 1.9 2.9 4.2 1.2 0.3 2.3 2.5 23.4
1986-87 33 PHI NBA 20 2 14.3 2.0 6.2 .317 0.1 0.5 .222 1.8 2.4 .766 0.3 0.7 1.0 1.5 0.3 0.2 0.9 1.3 5.8
1987-88 34 HOU NBA 58 0 11.8 2.5 6.0 .409 0.1 0.6 .229 1.4 1.7 .800 0.2 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.8 1.3 6.4
Career NBA 886 345 30.4 7.3 16.1 .456 0.4 1.1 .337 5.3 7.1 .753 1.1 1.6 2.7 3.7 1.0 0.3 2.5 2.6 20.3

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
1975-76 22 PHI NBA 71 1121 7.7 17.1 .448 3.6 6.0 .602 2.1 2.0 4.0 3.3 1.2 0.2 3.4 18.9
1976-77 23 PHI NBA 78 2253 7.5 16.3 .457 5.3 7.4 .720 1.5 2.2 3.8 4.3 1.2 0.4 3.3 20.3
1977-78 24 PHI NBA 76 2050 6.8 15.0 .455 7.2 9.9 .731 1.6 2.1 3.7 5.4 1.2 0.7 3.5 3.5 20.9
1978-79 25 SDC NBA 78 2954 9.7 20.1 .481 8.0 10.5 .756 1.5 2.1 3.7 4.1 1.4 0.4 3.6 3.1 27.3
1979-80 26 SDC NBA 68 2585 10.3 21.7 .474 0.1 0.3 .360 8.0 10.6 .753 1.8 1.5 3.3 3.9 1.1 0.4 3.2 2.7 28.6
1980-81 27 GSW NBA 65 2370 7.8 17.6 .446 0.1 0.5 .161 8.0 9.9 .814 0.7 1.7 2.4 5.5 1.3 0.2 3.0 2.8 23.8
1981-82 28 GSW NBA 78 78 2796 8.4 18.7 .448 0.1 0.7 .179 6.2 8.3 .740 1.5 1.7 3.2 5.4 0.9 0.1 2.7 2.9 23.0
1982-83 29 TOT NBA 73 69 2638 8.9 19.4 .456 0.2 0.6 .333 5.9 8.0 .738 1.3 1.5 2.7 4.0 1.3 0.2 2.9 3.3 23.8
1982-83 29 GSW NBA 19 18 700 8.4 18.7 .451 0.0 0.2 .000 5.5 7.7 .711 1.1 1.1 2.3 4.6 0.8 0.2 2.6 3.4 22.3
1982-83 29 CLE NBA 54 51 1938 9.0 19.7 .458 0.3 0.8 .357 6.0 8.1 .747 1.3 1.6 2.9 3.7 1.5 0.2 3.0 3.3 24.3
1983-84 30 CLE NBA 75 71 2375 9.5 21.3 .445 0.3 1.0 .319 6.0 7.6 .784 1.3 1.9 3.3 3.4 1.4 0.1 2.3 3.2 25.3
1984-85 31 CLE NBA 71 50 2249 9.7 21.3 .459 1.1 3.1 .368 4.9 6.6 .749 1.0 2.4 3.4 5.1 1.2 0.3 2.2 2.6 25.6
1985-86 32 CLE NBA 75 75 2535 9.3 20.4 .455 1.0 2.4 .420 5.4 6.9 .780 1.0 2.1 3.1 4.5 1.3 0.3 2.4 2.6 24.9
1986-87 33 PHI NBA 20 2 285 4.9 15.5 .317 0.3 1.1 .222 4.5 5.9 .766 0.6 1.8 2.4 3.8 0.6 0.5 2.3 3.3 14.7
1987-88 34 HOU NBA 58 0 682 7.5 18.5 .409 0.4 1.8 .229 4.2 5.3 .800 0.7 1.6 2.3 3.2 1.1 0.2 2.6 3.9 19.7
Career NBA 886 345 26893 8.7 19.1 .456 0.4 1.2 .337 6.3 8.4 .753 1.3 1.9 3.3 4.4 1.2 0.3 2.9 3.0 24.0

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
1975-76 22 PHI NBA 71 1121 14.8 .480 .448 5.5 5.2 5.4 14.1 1.5 0.3 102 0.9 0.6 1.5 0.064
1976-77 23 PHI NBA 78 2253 16.2 .517 .457 4.6 5.9 5.3 17.4 1.5 0.6 101 2.9 1.8 4.6 0.099
1977-78 24 PHI NBA 76 2050 17.4 .539 .455 4.7 5.7 5.2 20.6 1.5 1.0 15.3 24.1 107 104 4.6 1.4 6.0 0.140
1978-79 25 SDC NBA 78 2954 22.1 .552 .481 4.6 6.3 5.4 17.1 1.7 0.6 12.7 29.9 113 110 9.4 0.7 10.1 0.164
1979-80 26 SDC NBA 68 2585 22.7 .544 .477 5.2 4.7 5.0 18.0 1.5 0.7 10.8 32.7 112 113 7.7 0.3 8.0 0.148
1980-81 27 GSW NBA 65 2370 19.5 .542 .448 2.2 5.3 3.7 22.3 1.7 0.3 11.9 27.4 115 112 6.8 0.6 7.4 0.150
1981-82 28 GSW NBA 78 2796 18.2 .515 .451 4.5 5.2 4.8 21.7 1.2 0.2 10.7 28.0 111 112 5.6 1.3 6.9 0.118
1982-83 29 TOT NBA 73 2638 18.4 .519 .461 3.8 4.8 4.3 18.2 1.8 0.3 11.1 29.6 106 110 4.5 1.2 5.7 0.104
1982-83 29 GSW NBA 19 700 15.9 .505 .451 3.3 3.5 3.4 18.6 1.0 0.2 10.4 26.9 106 113 1.1 0.0 1.1 0.077
1982-83 29 CLE NBA 54 1938 19.3 .524 .465 4.0 5.2 4.6 18.1 2.1 0.4 11.3 30.5 106 108 3.4 1.1 4.6 0.113
1983-84 30 CLE NBA 75 2375 18.8 .512 .453 4.1 6.3 5.2 16.3 2.0 0.2 8.6 31.3 108 111 3.7 1.6 5.3 0.107
1984-85 31 CLE NBA 71 2249 19.7 .529 .485 2.9 7.2 5.1 23.5 1.6 0.4 8.4 29.4 111 111 4.5 1.4 6.0 0.127
1985-86 32 CLE NBA 75 2535 19.0 .533 .480 3.1 6.4 4.7 19.9 1.7 0.4 9.5 29.3 109 111 4.5 1.5 6.1 0.115
1986-87 33 PHI NBA 20 285 7.1 .404 .325 2.1 5.5 3.8 15.0 0.9 0.8 11.1 23.8 91 114 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.037
1987-88 34 HOU NBA 58 682 11.1 .475 .420 2.2 4.6 3.4 13.1 1.4 0.2 11.1 26.1 98 110 -0.1 0.5 0.4 0.028
Career NBA 886 26893 18.8 .527 .463 4.0 5.7 4.8 19.0 1.6 0.4 10.9 29.0 110 109 54.6 13.1 67.7 0.121

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
1975-76 22 PHI NBA 3 62 11 28 10 13 1 1 5 3 0 6 32 .393 .769 20.7 10.7 0.3 1.7
1976-77 23 PHI NBA 15 281 63 170 53 77 10 32 29 12 8 33 179 .371 .688 18.7 11.9 2.1 1.9
1977-78 24 PHI NBA 10 268 51 124 59 81 10 31 37 4 6 26 26 161 .411 .728 26.8 16.1 3.1 3.7
1984-85 31 CLE NBA 4 150 41 93 0 4 23 25 4 10 31 6 0 6 12 105 .441 .000 .920 37.5 26.3 2.5 7.8
1987-88 34 HOU NBA 2 12 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 .000 .000 6.0 0.0 1.0 0.5
Career NBA 34 773 166 417 0 5 145 196 26 76 103 25 14 35 79 477 .398 .000 .740 22.7 14.0 2.2 3.0

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 WS/48
1975-76 22 PHI NBA 3 62 13.6 .474 .393 1.7 0.0 0.9 11.4 2.3 0.0 106 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.078
1976-77 23 PHI NBA 15 281 15.2 .439 .371 3.7 7.9 5.8 15.8 1.9 1.5 101 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.010
1977-78 24 PHI NBA 10 268 15.4 .504 .411 3.9 6.9 5.5 19.4 0.7 1.1 14.0 26.2 102 103 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.105
1984-85 31 CLE NBA 4 150 20.6 .505 .441 3.3 4.7 4.0 30.6 1.9 0.0 5.5 29.9 115 114 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.143
1987-88 34 HOU NBA 2 12 -14.0 .000 .000 8.9 9.5 9.2 10.3 0.0 0.0 60.0 17.5 21 117 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.437
Career NBA 34 773 15.7 .474 .398 3.6 6.3 5.0 19.5 1.5 0.9 11.6 27.2 106 105 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.060

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
1979-80 26 SDC NBA 1 1 21 7 13 .538 0 0 0 1 .000 1 3 5 0 1 5 1 14
Career NBA 1 1 21 7 13 .538 0 0 0 1 .000 1 3 5 0 1 5 1 14

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
1972-73 19 GUILFORDNC 33 272 572 153 217 191 697 .476 .705 21.1 5.8
1973-74 20 GUILFORDNC 24 216 456 165 225 200 597 .474 .733 24.9 8.3
1974-75 21 GUILFORDNC 28 247 486 218 291 163 712 .508 .749 25.4 5.8
Career 85 735 1514 536 733 554 2006 .485 .731 23.6 6.5

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1980 NBA

Honors

1978-79 NBA All-NBA (2nd)

MVP Award Shares

1978-79 NBA 0.023 (6)
1983-84 NBA 0.001 (14)
1984-85 NBA 0.003 (20)
Career 0.027 (126)

Field Goals

1978-79 NBA 795 (4)
1979-80 NBA 737 (9)
Career NBA 6512 (71)
Career 6512 (75)

Field Goal Attempts

1978-79 NBA 1653 (2)
1979-80 NBA 1556 (4)
1981-82 NBA 1452 (7)
1982-83 NBA 1423 (10)
1985-86 NBA 1433 (8)
Career NBA 14294 (67)
Career 14294 (72)

3-Pt Field Goals

1983-84 NBA 22 (9)
1984-85 NBA 71 (2)
1985-86 NBA 71 (3)

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1984-85 NBA 193 (2)
1985-86 NBA 169 (4)

3-Pt Field Goal Pct

1984-85 NBA .368 (7)
1985-86 NBA .420 (5)

Free Throws

1977-78 NBA 411 (9)
1978-79 NBA 654 (1)
1979-80 NBA 572 (1)
1980-81 NBA 528 (3)
1981-82 NBA 479 (6)
1982-83 NBA 430 (6)
Career NBA 4718 (34)
Career 4718 (39)

Free Throw Attempts

1977-78 NBA 562 (9)
1978-79 NBA 865 (1)
1979-80 NBA 760 (2)
1980-81 NBA 649 (4)
1981-82 NBA 647 (4)
1982-83 NBA 583 (5)
Career NBA 6264 (29)
Career 6264 (35)

Points

1978-79 NBA 2244 (2)
1979-80 NBA 2055 (4)
1981-82 NBA 1789 (10)
Career NBA 17955 (58)
Career 17955 (60)

Minutes Per Game

1978-79 NBA 37.9 (9)
1979-80 NBA 38.0 (7)

Points Per Game

1978-79 NBA 28.8 (2)
1979-80 NBA 30.2 (2)
1980-81 NBA 24.1 (9)
1981-82 NBA 22.9 (9)
1982-83 NBA 23.9 (8)
1985-86 NBA 23.4 (10)
Career NBA 20.3 (51)
Career 20.3 (53)

Player Efficiency Rating

1978-79 NBA 22.1 (8)
1979-80 NBA 22.7 (6)
Career NBA 18.8 (94)
Career 18.8 (99)

Turnover Pct

1983-84 NBA 8.6 (5)
1984-85 NBA 8.4 (5)
1985-86 NBA 9.5 (5)
Career NBA 10.9 (57)
Career 10.9 (61)

Usage Pct

1978-79 NBA 29.9 (3)
1979-80 NBA 32.7 (1)
1980-81 NBA 27.4 (8)
1981-82 NBA 28.0 (7)
1982-83 NBA 29.6 (2)
1983-84 NBA 31.3 (2)
1984-85 NBA 29.4 (6)
1985-86 NBA 29.3 (4)
Career NBA 29.0 (14)
Career 29.0 (14)

Offensive Win Shares

1978-79 NBA 9.4 (2)
1979-80 NBA 7.7 (10)

Win Shares

1978-79 NBA 10.1 (9)

Hall of Fame Probability

Career 0.042 (211)
 

Transactions

May 29, 1975: Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (23rd pick) of the 1975 NBA Draft.

October 12, 1978: Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the San Diego Clippers for a 1984 1st round draft pick (Charles Barkley).

August 28, 1980: Traded by the San Diego Clippers to the Golden State Warriors for Phil Smith and a 1984 1st round draft pick (Lancaster Gordon).

December 15, 1982: Traded by the Golden State Warriors to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Ron Brewer.

December 30, 1986: Signed as a veteran free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers; the Cleveland Cavaliers received a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Stefano Rusconi) as compensation.

March 4, 1987: Waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

October 1, 1987: Signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets.

Salaries

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Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA $675,000
1987-88 Houston Rockets NBA $200,000
Career (may be incomplete) $875,000

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