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Micheal Ray Richardson

Micheal Ray Richardson (Micheal Ray, Sugar Ray)

Position: Guard-Forward
Height: 6-5    Weight: 189 lbs.
Born: April 11, 1955 in Lubbock, Texas
High School: Manual in Denver, Colorado
College: University of Montana

Drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in the 1st round (4th pick, 4th overall) of the 1978 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
1978-79 23 NYK NBA 72 1218 200 483 .414 69 128 .539 78 155 233 213 100 18 141 188 469
1979-80 24 NYK NBA 82 3060 502 1063 .472 27 110 .245 223 338 .660 151 388 539 832 265 35 359 260 1254
1980-81 25 NYK NBA 79 3175 523 1116 .469 23 102 .225 224 338 .663 173 372 545 627 232 35 302 258 1293
1981-82 26 NYK NBA 82 79 3044 619 1343 .461 19 101 .188 212 303 .700 177 388 565 572 213 41 291 317 1469
1982-83 27 TOT NBA 64 51 2076 346 815 .425 8 51 .157 106 163 .650 113 182 295 432 182 24 244 240 806
1982-83 27 GSW NBA 33 25 1074 176 427 .412 4 31 .129 55 87 .632 45 100 145 245 101 9 137 124 411
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 31 26 1002 170 388 .438 4 20 .200 51 76 .671 68 82 150 187 81 15 107 116 395
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 48 25 1285 243 528 .460 14 58 .241 76 108 .704 56 116 172 214 103 20 118 156 576
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 82 82 3127 690 1470 .469 29 115 .252 240 313 .767 156 301 457 669 243 22 249 277 1649
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 47 39 1604 296 661 .448 4 27 .148 141 179 .788 77 173 250 340 125 11 150 163 737
Career NBA 556 276 18589 3419 7479 .457 124 564 .220 1291 1870 .690 981 2075 3056 3899 1463 206 1854 1859 8253

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
1978-79 23 NYK NBA 72 16.9 2.8 6.7 .414 1.0 1.8 .539 1.1 2.2 3.2 3.0 1.4 0.3 2.0 2.6 6.5
1979-80 24 NYK NBA 82 37.3 6.1 13.0 .472 0.3 1.3 .245 2.7 4.1 .660 1.8 4.7 6.6 10.1 3.2 0.4 4.4 3.2 15.3
1980-81 25 NYK NBA 79 40.2 6.6 14.1 .469 0.3 1.3 .225 2.8 4.3 .663 2.2 4.7 6.9 7.9 2.9 0.4 3.8 3.3 16.4
1981-82 26 NYK NBA 82 79 37.1 7.5 16.4 .461 0.2 1.2 .188 2.6 3.7 .700 2.2 4.7 6.9 7.0 2.6 0.5 3.5 3.9 17.9
1982-83 27 TOT NBA 64 51 32.4 5.4 12.7 .425 0.1 0.8 .157 1.7 2.5 .650 1.8 2.8 4.6 6.8 2.8 0.4 3.8 3.8 12.6
1982-83 27 GSW NBA 33 25 32.5 5.3 12.9 .412 0.1 0.9 .129 1.7 2.6 .632 1.4 3.0 4.4 7.4 3.1 0.3 4.2 3.8 12.5
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 31 26 32.3 5.5 12.5 .438 0.1 0.6 .200 1.6 2.5 .671 2.2 2.6 4.8 6.0 2.6 0.5 3.5 3.7 12.7
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 48 25 26.8 5.1 11.0 .460 0.3 1.2 .241 1.6 2.3 .704 1.2 2.4 3.6 4.5 2.1 0.4 2.5 3.3 12.0
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 82 82 38.1 8.4 17.9 .469 0.4 1.4 .252 2.9 3.8 .767 1.9 3.7 5.6 8.2 3.0 0.3 3.0 3.4 20.1
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 47 39 34.1 6.3 14.1 .448 0.1 0.6 .148 3.0 3.8 .788 1.6 3.7 5.3 7.2 2.7 0.2 3.2 3.5 15.7
Career NBA 556 276 33.4 6.1 13.5 .457 0.3 1.2 .220 2.3 3.4 .690 1.8 3.7 5.5 7.0 2.6 0.4 3.3 3.3 14.8

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
1978-79 23 NYK NBA 72 1218 5.9 14.3 .414 2.0 3.8 .539 2.3 4.6 6.9 6.3 3.0 0.5 4.2 5.6 13.9
1979-80 24 NYK NBA 82 3060 5.9 12.5 .472 0.3 1.3 .245 2.6 4.0 .660 1.8 4.6 6.3 9.8 3.1 0.4 4.2 3.1 14.8
1980-81 25 NYK NBA 79 3175 5.9 12.7 .469 0.3 1.2 .225 2.5 3.8 .663 2.0 4.2 6.2 7.1 2.6 0.4 3.4 2.9 14.7
1981-82 26 NYK NBA 82 79 3044 7.3 15.9 .461 0.2 1.2 .188 2.5 3.6 .700 2.1 4.6 6.7 6.8 2.5 0.5 3.4 3.7 17.4
1982-83 27 TOT NBA 64 51 2076 6.0 14.1 .425 0.1 0.9 .157 1.8 2.8 .650 2.0 3.2 5.1 7.5 3.2 0.4 4.2 4.2 14.0
1982-83 27 GSW NBA 33 25 1074 5.9 14.3 .412 0.1 1.0 .129 1.8 2.9 .632 1.5 3.4 4.9 8.2 3.4 0.3 4.6 4.2 13.8
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 31 26 1002 6.1 13.9 .438 0.1 0.7 .200 1.8 2.7 .671 2.4 2.9 5.4 6.7 2.9 0.5 3.8 4.2 14.2
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 48 25 1285 6.8 14.8 .460 0.4 1.6 .241 2.1 3.0 .704 1.6 3.2 4.8 6.0 2.9 0.6 3.3 4.4 16.1
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 82 82 3127 7.9 16.9 .469 0.3 1.3 .252 2.8 3.6 .767 1.8 3.5 5.3 7.7 2.8 0.3 2.9 3.2 19.0
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 47 39 1604 6.6 14.8 .448 0.1 0.6 .148 3.2 4.0 .788 1.7 3.9 5.6 7.6 2.8 0.2 3.4 3.7 16.5
Career NBA 556 276 18589 6.6 14.5 .457 0.3 1.2 .220 2.5 3.6 .690 1.9 4.0 5.9 7.6 2.8 0.4 3.6 3.6 16.0

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
1978-79 23 NYK NBA 72 1218 12.4 .435 .414 6.9 13.8 10.3 22.9 3.8 0.8 20.7 21.9 88 101 -1.4 1.7 0.3 0.013
1979-80 24 NYK NBA 82 3060 17.8 .517 .485 5.3 13.9 9.6 34.1 3.9 0.6 22.9 19.7 103 104 2.4 3.7 6.0 0.094
1980-81 25 NYK NBA 79 3175 17.1 .511 .479 6.0 13.9 9.8 27.5 3.5 0.6 19.3 20.0 102 102 2.2 4.7 6.9 0.104
1981-82 26 NYK NBA 82 3044 17.7 .498 .468 6.5 14.9 10.6 27.4 3.4 0.8 16.5 23.9 102 105 1.6 3.8 5.5 0.086
1982-83 27 TOT NBA 64 2076 13.9 .454 .429 6.0 9.8 7.9 28.2 4.0 0.7 21.6 21.4 92 101 -1.1 3.2 2.0 0.047
1982-83 27 GSW NBA 33 1074 13.6 .442 .417 4.4 10.4 7.3 30.3 4.3 0.5 22.7 22.0 89 104 -1.1 1.2 0.1 0.006
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 31 1002 14.2 .469 .443 7.8 9.1 8.5 25.9 3.7 0.9 20.2 20.7 96 98 0.0 1.9 1.9 0.092
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 48 1285 15.1 .500 .473 4.9 10.5 7.6 23.0 3.7 0.9 17.0 21.5 101 103 0.3 2.1 2.4 0.090
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 82 3127 19.8 .513 .479 5.4 11.2 8.2 30.5 3.7 0.4 13.4 24.0 109 105 4.5 4.2 8.7 0.134
1985-86 30 NJN NBA 47 1604 16.9 .498 .451 5.4 12.1 8.7 29.8 3.6 0.4 16.9 22.1 103 104 1.0 2.3 3.3 0.099
Career NBA 556 18589 16.9 .497 .465 5.8 12.7 9.2 28.7 3.7 0.6 18.3 21.8 101 103 9.6 25.6 35.2 0.091

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
1980-81 25 NYK NBA 2 86 8 33 0 4 7 12 6 19 11 7 0 8 8 23 .242 .000 .583 43.0 11.5 9.5 5.5
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 2 58 8 21 0 1 3 5 2 8 5 5 0 4 3 19 .381 .000 .600 29.0 9.5 4.0 2.5
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 11 443 69 169 6 22 41 56 20 54 79 34 4 30 40 185 .408 .273 .732 40.3 16.8 4.9 7.2
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 3 125 23 57 0 2 9 14 4 18 34 4 0 8 12 55 .404 .000 .643 41.7 18.3 6.0 11.3
Career NBA 18 712 108 280 6 29 60 87 32 99 129 50 4 50 63 282 .386 .207 .690 39.6 15.7 5.5 7.2

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
1980-81 25 NYK NBA 2 86 7.7 .300 .242 7.3 18.4 12.4 19.7 4.1 0.0 17.3 22.6 71 97 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 -0.084
1982-83 27 NJN NBA 2 58 10.2 .409 .381 3.8 12.6 8.0 11.7 4.2 0.0 14.7 19.2 88 110 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.026
1983-84 28 NJN NBA 11 443 15.9 .478 .426 4.7 9.4 6.9 28.5 3.7 0.6 13.4 20.5 105 100 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.127
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 3 125 14.1 .435 .404 3.4 11.6 7.5 36.1 1.5 0.0 11.2 23.0 100 116 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.003
Career NBA 18 712 14.1 .443 .396 4.7 11.2 7.8 27.4 3.4 0.4 13.6 21.1 99 104 -0.1 1.1 1.0 0.067

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 24 NYK NBA 1 0 13 3 7 .429 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 6
1980-81 25 NYK NBA 1 0 24 5 7 .714 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 2 5 3 3 0 2 3 11
1981-82 26 NYK NBA 1 0 20 5 10 .500 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 10
1984-85 29 NJN NBA 1 0 13 2 8 .250 0 2 .000 1 2 .500 2 2 1 2 0 2 3 5
Career NBA 4 0 70 15 32 .469 0 3 .000 2 4 .500 5 10 10 6 0 7 9 32

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
1974-75 19 MONTANA 29 92 188 34 58 104 218 .489 .586 7.5 3.6
1975-76 20 MONTANA 25 187 356 82 113 157 456 .525 .726 18.2 6.3
1976-77 21 MONTANA 26 221 466 58 96 224 500 .474 .604 19.2 8.6
1977-78 22 MONTANA 27 272 567 109 159 185 653 .480 .686 24.2 6.9
Career 107 772 1577 283 426 670 1827 .490 .664 17.1 6.3

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1980 NBA
1981 NBA
1982 NBA
1985 NBA

Honors

1979-80 NBA All-Defensive (1st)
1980-81 NBA All-Defensive (1st)

MVP Award Shares

1980-81 NBA 0.010 (17)
1984-85 NBA 0.014 (14)
Career 0.024 (130)

Games

1979-80 NBA 82 (2)
1981-82 NBA 82 (4)
1984-85 NBA 82 (1)

Minutes Played

1979-80 NBA 3060 (7)
1980-81 NBA 3175 (5)
1981-82 NBA 3044 (7)
1984-85 NBA 3127 (4)

3-Pt Field Goals

1980-81 NBA 23 (9)

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

1979-80 NBA 110 (9)
1980-81 NBA 102 (7)
1981-82 NBA 101 (4)

Assists

1979-80 NBA 832 (1)
1980-81 NBA 627 (3)
1981-82 NBA 572 (7)
1984-85 NBA 669 (6)
Career NBA 3899 (94)
Career 3899 (97)

Steals

1979-80 NBA 265 (1)
1980-81 NBA 232 (1)
1981-82 NBA 213 (1)
1982-83 NBA 182 (6)
1984-85 NBA 243 (1)
Career NBA 1463 (37)
Career 1463 (38)

Turnovers

1979-80 NBA 359 (1)
1980-81 NBA 302 (2)
1981-82 NBA 291 (4)

Personal Fouls

1981-82 NBA 317 (6)

Minutes Per Game

1979-80 NBA 37.3 (10)
1980-81 NBA 40.2 (3)
1984-85 NBA 38.1 (6)

Assists Per Game

1979-80 NBA 10.1 (1)
1980-81 NBA 7.9 (4)
1981-82 NBA 7.0 (10)
1984-85 NBA 8.2 (6)
Career NBA 7.0 (23)
Career 7.0 (23)

Steals Per Game

1979-80 NBA 3.2 (1)
1980-81 NBA 2.9 (2)
1981-82 NBA 2.6 (3)
1982-83 NBA 2.8 (1)
1984-85 NBA 3.0 (1)
1985-86 NBA 2.7 (2)
Career NBA 2.6 (2)
Career 2.6 (2)

Assist Pct

1979-80 NBA 34.1 (2)
1980-81 NBA 27.5 (9)
Career NBA 28.7 (64)
Career 28.7 (64)

Steal Pct

1979-80 NBA 3.9 (2)
1980-81 NBA 3.5 (6)
1981-82 NBA 3.4 (5)
1982-83 NBA 4.0 (1)
1984-85 NBA 3.7 (2)
1985-86 NBA 3.6 (4)
Career NBA 3.7 (4)
Career 3.7 (4)

Defensive Win Shares

1980-81 NBA 4.7 (7)
1984-85 NBA 4.2 (8)

Hall of Fame Probability

Career 0.137 (157)
   

Transactions

October 24, 1976: Traded by the Houston Rockets (as a 1978 1st round draft pick) with a 1977 1st round draft pick (Wesley Cox) to the Buffalo Braves for Moses Malone.

September 1, 1977: Traded by the Buffalo Braves (as a 1978 1st round draft pick) with George Johnson and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Cliff Robinson) to the New Jersey Nets for Tiny Archibald.

June 8, 1978: Traded by the New Jersey Nets (as a 1978 1st round draft pick) with a 1979 1st round draft pick (Vinnie Johnson) to the New York Knickerbockers for Phil Jackson and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Winford Boynes).

June 9, 1978: Drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

October 22, 1982: Traded by the New York Knickerbockers with a 1984 5th round draft pick (Scott McCollum) to the Golden State Warriors for Bernard King.

February 6, 1983: Traded by the Golden State Warriors to the New Jersey Nets for Sleepy Floyd and Mickey Johnson.

February 25, 1986: Suspended from the New Jersey Nets.

Salaries

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Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 New Jersey Nets NBA $750,000
Career (may be incomplete) $750,000

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