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Otis Birdsong

Otis Lee Birdsong (Bird)

Position: Guard
Height: 6-3    Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: December 9, 1955 in Winter Haven, Florida
High School: Winter Haven in Winter Haven, Florida
College: University of Houston

Drafted by the Kansas City Kings in the 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall) of the 1977 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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA 73 1878 470 955 .492 216 310 .697 70 105 175 174 74 12 145 179 1156
1978-79 23 KCK NBA 82 2839 741 1456 .509 296 408 .725 176 178 354 281 125 17 200 255 1778
1979-80 24 KCK NBA 82 2885 781 1546 .505 10 36 .278 286 412 .694 170 161 331 202 136 22 179 226 1858
1980-81 25 KCK NBA 71 2593 710 1306 .544 10 35 .286 317 455 .697 119 139 258 233 93 18 173 172 1747
1981-82 26 NJN NBA 37 22 1025 225 480 .469 0 10 .000 74 127 .583 30 67 97 124 30 5 64 74 524
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 62 54 1885 426 834 .511 2 6 .333 82 145 .566 53 97 150 239 85 16 114 155 936
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 69 57 2168 583 1147 .508 5 20 .250 194 319 .608 74 96 170 266 86 17 170 180 1365
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 56 45 1842 495 968 .511 4 21 .190 161 259 .622 60 88 148 232 84 7 117 145 1155
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 77 74 2395 542 1056 .513 8 22 .364 122 210 .581 88 114 202 261 85 17 179 228 1214
1986-87 31 NJN NBA 7 6 127 19 42 .452 0 1 .000 6 9 .667 3 4 7 17 3 0 9 16 44
1987-88 32 NJN NBA 67 59 1882 337 736 .458 9 25 .360 47 92 .511 73 94 167 222 54 11 129 143 730
1988-89 33 BOS NBA 13 0 108 18 36 .500 1 3 .333 0 2 .000 4 9 13 9 3 1 12 10 37
Career NBA 696 317 21627 5347 10562 .506 49 179 .274 1801 2748 .655 920 1152 2072 2260 858 143 1491 1783 12544

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA 73 25.7 6.4 13.1 .492 3.0 4.2 .697 1.0 1.4 2.4 2.4 1.0 0.2 2.0 2.5 15.8
1978-79 23 KCK NBA 82 34.6 9.0 17.8 .509 3.6 5.0 .725 2.1 2.2 4.3 3.4 1.5 0.2 2.4 3.1 21.7
1979-80 24 KCK NBA 82 35.2 9.5 18.9 .505 0.1 0.4 .278 3.5 5.0 .694 2.1 2.0 4.0 2.5 1.7 0.3 2.2 2.8 22.7
1980-81 25 KCK NBA 71 36.5 10.0 18.4 .544 0.1 0.5 .286 4.5 6.4 .697 1.7 2.0 3.6 3.3 1.3 0.3 2.4 2.4 24.6
1981-82 26 NJN NBA 37 22 27.7 6.1 13.0 .469 0.0 0.3 .000 2.0 3.4 .583 0.8 1.8 2.6 3.4 0.8 0.1 1.7 2.0 14.2
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 62 54 30.4 6.9 13.5 .511 0.0 0.1 .333 1.3 2.3 .566 0.9 1.6 2.4 3.9 1.4 0.3 1.8 2.5 15.1
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 69 57 31.4 8.4 16.6 .508 0.1 0.3 .250 2.8 4.6 .608 1.1 1.4 2.5 3.9 1.2 0.2 2.5 2.6 19.8
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 56 45 32.9 8.8 17.3 .511 0.1 0.4 .190 2.9 4.6 .622 1.1 1.6 2.6 4.1 1.5 0.1 2.1 2.6 20.6
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 77 74 31.1 7.0 13.7 .513 0.1 0.3 .364 1.6 2.7 .581 1.1 1.5 2.6 3.4 1.1 0.2 2.3 3.0 15.8
1986-87 31 NJN NBA 7 6 18.1 2.7 6.0 .452 0.0 0.1 .000 0.9 1.3 .667 0.4 0.6 1.0 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.3 2.3 6.3
1987-88 32 NJN NBA 67 59 28.1 5.0 11.0 .458 0.1 0.4 .360 0.7 1.4 .511 1.1 1.4 2.5 3.3 0.8 0.2 1.9 2.1 10.9
1988-89 33 BOS NBA 13 0 8.3 1.4 2.8 .500 0.1 0.2 .333 0.0 0.2 .000 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.8 2.8
Career NBA 696 317 31.1 7.7 15.2 .506 0.1 0.3 .274 2.6 3.9 .655 1.3 1.7 3.0 3.2 1.2 0.2 2.1 2.6 18.0

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA 73 1878 9.0 18.3 .492 4.1 5.9 .697 1.3 2.0 3.4 3.3 1.4 0.2 2.8 3.4 22.2
1978-79 23 KCK NBA 82 2839 9.4 18.5 .509 3.8 5.2 .725 2.2 2.3 4.5 3.6 1.6 0.2 2.5 3.2 22.5
1979-80 24 KCK NBA 82 2885 9.7 19.3 .505 0.1 0.4 .278 3.6 5.1 .694 2.1 2.0 4.1 2.5 1.7 0.3 2.2 2.8 23.2
1980-81 25 KCK NBA 71 2593 9.9 18.1 .544 0.1 0.5 .286 4.4 6.3 .697 1.7 1.9 3.6 3.2 1.3 0.2 2.4 2.4 24.3
1981-82 26 NJN NBA 37 22 1025 7.9 16.9 .469 0.0 0.4 .000 2.6 4.5 .583 1.1 2.4 3.4 4.4 1.1 0.2 2.2 2.6 18.4
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 62 54 1885 8.1 15.9 .511 0.0 0.1 .333 1.6 2.8 .566 1.0 1.9 2.9 4.6 1.6 0.3 2.2 3.0 17.9
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 69 57 2168 9.7 19.0 .508 0.1 0.3 .250 3.2 5.3 .608 1.2 1.6 2.8 4.4 1.4 0.3 2.8 3.0 22.7
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 56 45 1842 9.7 18.9 .511 0.1 0.4 .190 3.1 5.1 .622 1.2 1.7 2.9 4.5 1.6 0.1 2.3 2.8 22.6
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 77 74 2395 8.1 15.9 .513 0.1 0.3 .364 1.8 3.2 .581 1.3 1.7 3.0 3.9 1.3 0.3 2.7 3.4 18.2
1986-87 31 NJN NBA 7 6 127 5.4 11.9 .452 0.0 0.3 .000 1.7 2.6 .667 0.9 1.1 2.0 4.8 0.9 0.0 2.6 4.5 12.5
1987-88 32 NJN NBA 67 59 1882 6.4 14.1 .458 0.2 0.5 .360 0.9 1.8 .511 1.4 1.8 3.2 4.2 1.0 0.2 2.5 2.7 14.0
1988-89 33 BOS NBA 13 0 108 6.0 12.0 .500 0.3 1.0 .333 0.0 0.7 .000 1.3 3.0 4.3 3.0 1.0 0.3 4.0 3.3 12.3
Career NBA 696 317 21627 8.9 17.6 .506 0.1 0.4 .274 3.0 4.6 .655 1.5 1.9 3.4 3.8 1.4 0.2 2.5 3.0 20.9

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA 73 1878 17.1 .530 .492 3.8 5.7 4.8 14.1 1.7 0.3 11.7 25.1 104 105 3.3 0.9 4.2 0.108
1978-79 23 KCK NBA 82 2839 18.4 .544 .509 6.6 7.0 6.8 14.4 2.0 0.3 10.9 24.9 109 104 5.9 2.9 8.8 0.148
1979-80 24 KCK NBA 82 2885 18.5 .538 .508 6.1 6.2 6.1 11.1 2.2 0.4 9.4 26.4 108 103 4.9 3.7 8.6 0.143
1980-81 25 KCK NBA 71 2593 20.3 .580 .547 5.1 5.9 5.5 14.3 1.7 0.4 10.3 26.8 113 108 6.2 2.0 8.2 0.152
1981-82 26 NJN NBA 37 1025 13.3 .489 .469 3.3 7.5 5.3 18.2 1.4 0.3 10.7 23.4 102 106 0.5 1.1 1.6 0.074
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 62 1885 15.1 .521 .512 3.2 5.7 4.5 19.1 2.1 0.5 11.3 21.1 108 102 2.6 2.6 5.2 0.132
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 69 2168 16.8 .530 .510 3.8 5.1 4.5 19.1 1.8 0.5 11.7 26.7 106 108 2.4 2.1 4.5 0.100
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 56 1842 18.1 .534 .513 3.5 5.5 4.5 19.3 2.2 0.2 9.8 26.3 109 110 2.8 1.4 4.2 0.109
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 77 2395 13.4 .529 .517 4.1 5.4 4.7 16.3 1.6 0.4 13.5 22.1 103 110 1.4 1.8 3.2 0.064
1986-87 31 NJN NBA 7 127 7.7 .479 .452 2.7 3.5 3.1 19.1 1.1 0.0 16.4 17.5 97 115 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.001
1987-88 32 NJN NBA 67 1882 10.4 .470 .464 4.3 6.0 5.1 18.7 1.4 0.4 14.2 20.3 95 113 -0.9 0.8 -0.1 -0.003
1988-89 33 BOS NBA 13 108 7.0 .502 .514 4.3 9.4 6.9 11.5 1.4 0.5 24.5 18.8 85 112 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.051
Career NBA 696 21627 16.5 .533 .509 4.6 6.0 5.3 16.0 1.8 0.4 11.2 24.5 107 107 28.8 19.4 48.2 0.107

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
1978-79 23 KCK NBA 5 168 39 76 27 38 8 18 9 10 0 10 13 105 .513 .711 33.6 21.0 3.6 1.8
1979-80 24 KCK NBA 3 112 30 62 0 3 6 14 11 23 7 4 0 6 5 66 .484 .000 .429 37.3 22.0 7.7 2.3
1980-81 25 KCK NBA 8 234 56 98 1 1 11 18 8 21 27 12 0 20 13 124 .571 1.000 .611 29.3 15.5 2.6 3.4
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 2 37 6 16 0 1 1 2 1 2 9 3 0 1 3 13 .375 .000 .500 18.5 6.5 1.0 4.5
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 11 387 71 171 0 1 25 48 7 26 41 20 1 22 38 167 .415 .000 .521 35.2 15.2 2.4 3.7
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 3 132 29 55 0 3 11 19 5 12 10 6 3 9 14 69 .527 .000 .579 44.0 23.0 4.0 3.3
1988-89 33 BOS NBA 3 20 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 3 2 .200 .000 6.7 0.7 0.7 0.3
Career NBA 35 1090 232 483 1 11 81 139 40 104 104 56 5 71 89 546 .480 .091 .583 31.1 15.6 3.0 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
1978-79 23 KCK NBA 5 168 19.3 .566 .513 4.4 6.9 5.5 9.5 2.7 0.0 9.7 23.0 114 101 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.186
1979-80 24 KCK NBA 3 112 19.0 .484 .484 9.9 12.3 11.0 10.4 1.8 0.0 8.1 27.3 103 108 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.086
1980-81 25 KCK NBA 8 234 18.8 .585 .577 4.0 6.6 5.2 22.2 2.7 0.0 15.9 24.6 104 104 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.111
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 2 37 14.4 .385 .375 3.0 3.3 3.1 34.1 4.0 0.0 5.6 19.7 104 113 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.046
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 11 387 10.1 .435 .415 1.9 6.0 3.8 17.7 2.5 0.2 10.3 22.5 94 104 -0.3 0.6 0.3 0.040
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 3 132 14.4 .545 .527 4.2 6.9 5.4 12.6 2.2 1.4 12.4 22.4 107 118 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.040
1988-89 33 BOS NBA 3 20 -5.7 .200 .200 0.0 11.5 5.8 6.9 2.6 3.1 37.5 17.9 31 105 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.289
Career NBA 35 1090 14.7 .502 .481 3.8 7.0 5.3 16.4 2.5 0.3 11.5 23.3 102 106 0.5 1.2 1.7 0.077

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
1978-79 23 KCK NBA 1 0 14 4 6 .667 1 2 .500 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 9
1979-80 24 KCK NBA 1 0 14 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2
1980-81 25 KCK NBA 1 0 12 0 3 .000 0 0 1 2 .500 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 1 0 12 1 5 .200 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
Career NBA 4 0 52 6 16 .375 0 0 2 4 .500 4 6 2 3 0 2 3 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
1973-74 18 HOUSTON 26 673 154 312 64 92 110 372 .494 .696 25.9 14.3 4.2
1974-75 19 HOUSTON 26 965 268 460 104 143 122 640 .583 .727 37.1 24.6 4.7
1975-76 20 HOUSTON 28 1082 302 582 126 191 176 730 .519 .660 38.6 26.1 6.3
1976-77 21 HOUSTON 36 1342 452 794 186 249 159 1090 .569 .747 37.3 30.3 4.4
Career 116 4062 1176 2148 480 675 567 2832 .547 .711 35.0 24.4 4.9

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1979 NBA
1980 NBA
1981 NBA
1984 NBA

Honors

1976-77 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)
1980-81 NBA All-NBA (2nd)

MVP Award Shares

1980-81 NBA 0.010 (17)
Career 0.010 (155)

Games

1978-79 NBA 82 (1)
1979-80 NBA 82 (2)

Field Goals

1978-79 NBA 741 (9)
1979-80 NBA 781 (4)

Field Goal Attempts

1978-79 NBA 1456 (8)
1979-80 NBA 1546 (6)

Field Goal Pct

Career NBA .506 (79)
Career .506 (77)

Points

1979-80 NBA 1858 (9)

Points Per Game

1979-80 NBA 22.7 (9)
1980-81 NBA 24.6 (6)
Career NBA 18.0 (97)

Turnover Pct

1978-79 NBA 10.9 (7)
1979-80 NBA 9.4 (4)
1980-81 NBA 10.3 (9)
Career NBA 11.2 (71)
Career 11.2 (77)

Usage Pct

Career NBA 24.5 (78)
Career 24.5 (83)

Hall of Fame Probability

Career 0.074 (181)

Transactions

September 10, 1976: Traded by the New York Nets (as a 1977 1st round draft pick) with Jim Eakins, Brian Taylor and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Phil Ford) to the Kansas City Kings for Tiny Archibald.

June 10, 1977: Drafted by the Kansas City Kings in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

June 8, 1981: Traded by the Kansas City Kings with a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Steve Lingenfelter) to the New Jersey Nets for Cliff Robinson.

August 31, 1988: Waived by the New Jersey Nets.

March 29, 1989: Signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.

April 10, 1989: Signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics.

Salaries

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Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 New Jersey Nets NBA $1,100,000
1987-88 New Jersey Nets NBA $500,000
Career (may be incomplete) $1,600,000

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