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Ralph Simpson

Ralph Derek Simpson

Position: Guard-Forward
Height: 6-5    Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: August 10, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan
High School: Pershing in Detroit, Michigan
College: Michigan State University

Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (11th pick, 11th overall) of the 1972 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 21 DNR ABA 81 1820 460 1108 .415 17 60 .283 215 285 .754 125 106 231 168 186 152 1152
1971-72 22 DNR ABA 84 3006 920 2000 .460 3 22 .136 457 568 .805 171 227 398 258 266 244 2300
1972-73 23 DNR ABA 81 2589 732 1670 .438 5 24 .208 421 556 .757 140 231 371 222 127 283 241 1890
1973-74 24 DNR ABA 75 2244 597 1395 .428 2 24 .083 208 276 .754 113 213 326 191 103 12 196 190 1404
1974-75 25 DNA ABA 82 2863 694 1374 .505 1 12 .083 303 402 .754 108 283 391 442 166 19 314 214 1692
1975-76 26 DNA ABA 84 3121 619 1211 .511 4 24 .167 273 350 .780 121 333 454 597 153 23 360 183 1515
1976-77 27 DET NBA 77 1597 356 834 .427 138 195 .708 48 133 181 180 68 5 100 850
1977-78 28 TOT NBA 64 1323 216 576 .375 85 104 .817 53 104 157 159 75 7 126 90 517
1977-78 28 DET NBA 32 739 143 346 .413 54 64 .844 27 55 82 87 32 3 78 48 340
1977-78 28 DEN NBA 32 584 73 230 .317 31 40 .775 26 49 75 72 43 4 48 42 177
1978-79 29 TOT NBA 69 979 174 433 .402 76 111 .685 35 61 96 126 37 5 100 57 424
1978-79 29 PHI NBA 37 452 87 196 .444 28 40 .700 16 19 35 58 25 1 47 27 202
1978-79 29 NJN NBA 32 527 87 237 .367 48 71 .676 19 42 61 68 12 4 53 30 222
1979-80 30 NJN NBA 8 81 18 47 .383 0 2 .000 5 10 .500 6 5 11 14 9 0 12 3 41
Career TOT 705 19623 4786 10648 .449 32 168 .190 2181 2857 .763 920 1696 2616 2357 738 71 1843 1474 11785
ABA 487 15643 4022 8758 .459 32 166 .193 1877 2437 .770 778 1393 2171 1878 549 54 1605 1224 9953
NBA 218 3980 764 1890 .404 0 2 .000 304 420 .724 142 303 445 479 189 17 238 250 1832

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 21 DNR ABA 81 22.5 5.7 13.7 .415 0.2 0.7 .283 2.7 3.5 .754 1.5 1.3 2.9 2.1 2.3 1.9 14.2
1971-72 22 DNR ABA 84 35.8 11.0 23.8 .460 0.0 0.3 .136 5.4 6.8 .805 2.0 2.7 4.7 3.1 3.2 2.9 27.4
1972-73 23 DNR ABA 81 32.0 9.0 20.6 .438 0.1 0.3 .208 5.2 6.9 .757 1.7 2.9 4.6 2.7 1.6 3.5 3.0 23.3
1973-74 24 DNR ABA 75 29.9 8.0 18.6 .428 0.0 0.3 .083 2.8 3.7 .754 1.5 2.8 4.3 2.5 1.4 0.2 2.6 2.5 18.7
1974-75 25 DNA ABA 82 34.9 8.5 16.8 .505 0.0 0.1 .083 3.7 4.9 .754 1.3 3.5 4.8 5.4 2.0 0.2 3.8 2.6 20.6
1975-76 26 DNA ABA 84 37.2 7.4 14.4 .511 0.0 0.3 .167 3.3 4.2 .780 1.4 4.0 5.4 7.1 1.8 0.3 4.3 2.2 18.0
1976-77 27 DET NBA 77 20.7 4.6 10.8 .427 1.8 2.5 .708 0.6 1.7 2.4 2.3 0.9 0.1 1.3 11.0
1977-78 28 TOT NBA 64 20.7 3.4 9.0 .375 1.3 1.6 .817 0.8 1.6 2.5 2.5 1.2 0.1 2.0 1.4 8.1
1977-78 28 DET NBA 32 23.1 4.5 10.8 .413 1.7 2.0 .844 0.8 1.7 2.6 2.7 1.0 0.1 2.4 1.5 10.6
1977-78 28 DEN NBA 32 18.3 2.3 7.2 .317 1.0 1.3 .775 0.8 1.5 2.3 2.3 1.3 0.1 1.5 1.3 5.5
1978-79 29 TOT NBA 69 14.2 2.5 6.3 .402 1.1 1.6 .685 0.5 0.9 1.4 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.4 0.8 6.1
1978-79 29 PHI NBA 37 12.2 2.4 5.3 .444 0.8 1.1 .700 0.4 0.5 0.9 1.6 0.7 0.0 1.3 0.7 5.5
1978-79 29 NJN NBA 32 16.5 2.7 7.4 .367 1.5 2.2 .676 0.6 1.3 1.9 2.1 0.4 0.1 1.7 0.9 6.9
1979-80 30 NJN NBA 8 10.1 2.3 5.9 .383 0.0 0.3 .000 0.6 1.3 .500 0.8 0.6 1.4 1.8 1.1 0.0 1.5 0.4 5.1
Career TOT 705 27.8 6.8 15.1 .449 0.1 0.3 .190 3.1 4.1 .763 1.3 2.4 3.7 3.3 1.4 0.2 2.9 2.1 16.7
ABA 487 32.1 8.3 18.0 .459 0.1 0.3 .193 3.9 5.0 .770 1.6 2.9 4.5 3.9 1.7 0.2 3.3 2.5 20.4
NBA 218 18.3 3.5 8.7 .404 0.0 0.3 .000 1.4 1.9 .724 0.7 1.4 2.0 2.2 0.9 0.1 1.7 1.1 8.4

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 21 DNR ABA 81 1820 9.1 21.9 .415 0.3 1.2 .283 4.3 5.6 .754 2.5 2.1 4.6 3.3 3.7 3.0 22.8
1971-72 22 DNR ABA 84 3006 11.0 24.0 .460 0.0 0.3 .136 5.5 6.8 .805 2.0 2.7 4.8 3.1 3.2 2.9 27.5
1972-73 23 DNR ABA 81 2589 10.2 23.2 .438 0.1 0.3 .208 5.9 7.7 .757 1.9 3.2 5.2 3.1 1.8 3.9 3.4 26.3
1973-74 24 DNR ABA 75 2244 9.6 22.4 .428 0.0 0.4 .083 3.3 4.4 .754 1.8 3.4 5.2 3.1 1.7 0.2 3.1 3.0 22.5
1974-75 25 DNA ABA 82 2863 8.7 17.3 .505 0.0 0.2 .083 3.8 5.1 .754 1.4 3.6 4.9 5.6 2.1 0.2 3.9 2.7 21.3
1975-76 26 DNA ABA 84 3121 7.1 14.0 .511 0.0 0.3 .167 3.1 4.0 .780 1.4 3.8 5.2 6.9 1.8 0.3 4.2 2.1 17.5
1976-77 27 DET NBA 77 1597 8.0 18.8 .427 3.1 4.4 .708 1.1 3.0 4.1 4.1 1.5 0.1 2.3 19.2
1977-78 28 TOT NBA 64 1323 5.9 15.7 .375 2.3 2.8 .817 1.4 2.8 4.3 4.3 2.0 0.2 3.4 2.4 14.1
1977-78 28 DET NBA 32 739 7.0 16.9 .413 2.6 3.1 .844 1.3 2.7 4.0 4.2 1.6 0.1 3.8 2.3 16.6
1977-78 28 DEN NBA 32 584 4.5 14.2 .317 1.9 2.5 .775 1.6 3.0 4.6 4.4 2.7 0.2 3.0 2.6 10.9
1978-79 29 TOT NBA 69 979 6.4 15.9 .402 2.8 4.1 .685 1.3 2.2 3.5 4.6 1.4 0.2 3.7 2.1 15.6
1978-79 29 PHI NBA 37 452 6.9 15.6 .444 2.2 3.2 .700 1.3 1.5 2.8 4.6 2.0 0.1 3.7 2.2 16.1
1978-79 29 NJN NBA 32 527 5.9 16.2 .367 3.3 4.9 .676 1.3 2.9 4.2 4.6 0.8 0.3 3.6 2.0 15.2
1979-80 30 NJN NBA 8 81 8.0 20.9 .383 0.0 0.9 .000 2.2 4.4 .500 2.7 2.2 4.9 6.2 4.0 0.0 5.3 1.3 18.2
Career TOT 705 19623 8.8 19.5 .449 0.1 0.4 .190 4.0 5.2 .763 1.7 3.1 4.8 4.3 1.8 0.2 3.7 2.7 21.6
ABA 487 15643 9.3 20.2 .459 0.1 0.4 .193 4.3 5.6 .770 1.8 3.2 5.0 4.3 1.8 0.2 3.7 2.8 22.9
NBA 218 3980 6.9 17.1 .404 0.0 0.9 .000 2.7 3.8 .724 1.3 2.7 4.0 4.3 1.7 0.2 3.6 2.3 16.6

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 WS/48
1970-71 21 DNR ABA 81 1820 14.4 .467 .423 5.4 13.4 13.1 27.3 -0.3 1.4 1.1 0.029
1971-72 22 DNR ABA 84 3006 20.0 .511 .461 5.0 7.0 6.0 14.2 10.6 31.4 4.0 3.2 7.2 0.115
1972-73 23 DNR ABA 81 2589 19.6 .494 .440 5.4 9.4 7.3 14.9 2.3 12.9 32.7 0.8 3.4 4.2 0.078
1973-74 24 DNR ABA 75 2244 15.4 .463 .429 4.9 9.8 7.3 14.0 2.1 0.3 11.4 29.4 96 104 0.3 2.0 2.3 0.050
1974-75 25 DNA ABA 82 2863 17.3 .545 .505 4.2 10.0 7.3 21.2 2.6 0.4 16.8 24.7 105 103 3.8 3.4 7.2 0.120
1975-76 26 DNA ABA 84 3121 15.7 .555 .513 4.0 9.8 7.1 23.9 2.1 0.4 20.9 20.5 104 105 3.4 3.0 6.3 0.097
1976-77 27 DET NBA 77 1597 14.4 .462 .427 3.1 8.6 5.9 15.4 1.9 0.2 104 0.4 0.8 1.2 0.037
1977-78 28 TOT NBA 64 1323 10.1 .416 .375 4.3 8.0 6.2 16.5 2.5 0.3 16.9 21.6 86 103 -1.3 1.1 -0.2 -0.007
1977-78 28 DET NBA 32 739 11.7 .454 .413 3.9 7.7 5.8 16.8 1.9 0.2 17.3 23.4 90 104 -0.3 0.5 0.2 0.012
1977-78 28 DEN NBA 32 584 8.1 .357 .317 4.7 8.3 6.6 16.0 3.3 0.3 16.2 19.3 79 101 -1.0 0.6 -0.4 -0.032
1978-79 29 TOT NBA 69 979 9.7 .440 .402 3.7 6.6 5.1 18.1 1.7 0.3 17.2 22.7 87 105 -1.1 0.9 -0.2 -0.010
1978-79 29 PHI NBA 37 452 11.2 .473 .444 3.8 4.2 4.0 18.0 2.5 0.1 18.0 22.5 90 103 -0.3 0.5 0.2 0.021
1978-79 29 NJN NBA 32 527 8.4 .414 .367 3.6 8.7 6.1 18.1 1.0 0.4 16.5 22.9 85 106 -0.8 0.4 -0.4 -0.036
1979-80 30 NJN NBA 8 81 12.6 .399 .383 7.7 6.4 7.0 26.6 5.0 0.0 18.9 30.2 81 100 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.064
Career TOT 705 19623 16.2 .495 .451 4.5 8.9 6.6 17.2 2.2 0.3 14.4 26.8 99 104 9.8 19.3 29.0 0.071
ABA 487 15643 17.3 .506 .461 4.7 9.1 6.8 17.4 2.3 0.3 14.0 27.4 102 104 12.0 16.4 28.3 0.087
NBA 218 3980 11.8 .441 .404 3.7 7.9 5.8 16.6 2.1 0.2 17.1 22.3 86 103 -2.2 2.9 0.7 0.008

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
1971-72 22 DNR ABA 7 291 70 162 0 2 47 57 32 24 18 21 187 .432 .000 .825 41.6 26.7 4.6 3.4
1972-73 23 DNR ABA 5 197 51 138 2 6 28 37 8 24 14 15 20 132 .370 .333 .757 39.4 26.4 4.8 2.8
1974-75 25 DNA ABA 13 471 102 214 1 6 53 68 18 65 74 22 3 55 30 258 .477 .167 .779 36.2 19.8 5.0 5.7
1975-76 26 DNA ABA 13 542 99 217 1 2 58 64 17 61 73 21 4 58 33 257 .456 .500 .906 41.7 19.8 4.7 5.6
1976-77 27 DET NBA 2 17 0 9 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 .000 8.5 0.0 1.5 0.5
1977-78 28 DEN NBA 13 225 43 95 16 23 5 19 38 4 2 21 20 102 .453 .696 17.3 7.8 1.5 2.9
1978-79 29 NJN NBA 2 10 2 5 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 .400 5.0 2.0 1.0 1.0
Career TOT 55 1753 367 840 4 16 202 249 49 206 226 47 9 168 125 940 .437 .250 .811 31.9 17.1 3.7 4.1
ABA 38 1501 322 731 4 16 186 226 43 182 185 43 7 146 104 834 .440 .250 .823 39.5 21.9 4.8 4.9
NBA 17 252 45 109 16 23 6 24 41 4 2 22 21 106 .413 .696 14.8 6.2 1.4 2.4

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
1971-72 22 DNR ABA 7 291 19.8 .500 .432 5.1 14.6 8.8 29.3 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.110
1972-73 23 DNR ABA 5 197 14.9 .428 .377 5.8 14.1 8.9 33.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.047
1974-75 25 DNA ABA 13 471 15.9 .529 .479 4.1 10.4 7.2 22.2 2.2 0.4 18.4 24.8 102 112 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.044
1975-76 26 DNA ABA 13 542 13.2 .524 .459 3.3 7.8 5.7 18.2 1.8 0.4 19.1 21.3 101 110 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.044
1976-77 27 DET NBA 2 17 -10.3 .000 .000 5.9 10.1 8.2 6.7 0.0 0.0 114 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.536
1977-78 28 DEN NBA 13 225 11.8 .485 .453 2.3 6.2 4.3 23.4 0.8 0.5 16.7 21.1 98 111 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.019
1978-79 29 NJN NBA 2 10 10.9 .400 .400 0.0 20.6 9.4 28.3 0.0 0.0 16.7 21.4 85 108 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.043
Career TOT 55 1753 14.8 .495 .439 3.4 8.6 5.9 18.8 1.7 0.4 15.2 25.0 100 111 0.1 1.2 1.3 0.036
ABA 38 1501 15.6 .502 .443 3.7 9.0 6.1 18.2 1.9 0.4 15.0 25.6 101 111 0.2 1.2 1.4 0.045
NBA 17 252 10.3 .445 .413 2.5 7.0 4.7 22.5 0.7 0.4 16.7 21.1 97 111 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.021

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
1971-72 22 DNR ABA 1 20 6 14 .429 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 1 1 0 3 1 12
1972-73 23 DNR ABA 1 13 2 6 .333 0 0 2 3 .667 1 3 2 1 0 2 1 6
1973-74 24 DNR ABA 1 23 6 17 .353 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 12
1974-75 25 DNA ABA 1 25 3 10 .300 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 3 1 6
1975-76 26 DNA ABA 1 37 8 15 .533 0 0 3 3 1.000 7 5 0 19
Career ABA 5 118 25 62 .403 0 1 .000 5 7 .714 4 15 7 3 0 11 3 55

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
1968-69 19 MICHIGANST 3 52 93 17 25 27 121 .559 .680 40.3 9.0
1969-70 20 MICHIGANST 23 264 588 139 169 239 667 .449 .822 29.0 10.4
Career 23 264 588 139 169 239 667 .449 .822 29.0 10.4

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1972 ABA
1973 ABA
1974 ABA
1975 ABA
1976 ABA

Honors

1971-72 ABA All-ABA (2nd)
1972-73 ABA All-ABA (2nd)
1975-76 ABA All-ABA (1st)

Games

1971-72 ABA 84 (2)
1975-76 ABA 84 (3)
Career ABA 487 (25)

Minutes Played

1975-76 ABA 3121 (4)
Career ABA 15643 (27)

Field Goals

1971-72 ABA 920 (3)
1972-73 ABA 732 (6)
1973-74 ABA 597 (10)
1974-75 ABA 694 (7)
Career ABA 4022 (10)

Field Goal Attempts

1971-72 ABA 2000 (3)
1972-73 ABA 1670 (5)
1973-74 ABA 1395 (8)
1974-75 ABA 1374 (9)
Career ABA 8758 (10)

Field Goal Pct

1975-76 ABA .511 (8)
Career ABA .459 (61)

3-Pt Field Goals

Career ABA 32 (67)

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts

Career ABA 166 (57)

Free Throws

1971-72 ABA 457 (9)
Career ABA 1877 (21)

Free Throw Attempts

Career ABA 2437 (22)

Free Throw Pct

Career ABA .770 (54)

Offensive Rebounds

Career ABA 778 (50)

Defensive Rebounds

Career ABA 1393 (50)

Total Rebounds

Career ABA 2171 (54)

Assists

1974-75 ABA 442 (7)
1975-76 ABA 597 (2)
Career ABA 1878 (16)

Steals

1972-73 ABA 127 (8)
1974-75 ABA 166 (6)
1975-76 ABA 153 (7)
Career ABA 549 (5)

Blocks

Career ABA 54 (56)

Turnovers

1971-72 ABA 266 (8)
1972-73 ABA 283 (7)
1974-75 ABA 314 (5)
1975-76 ABA 360 (1)
Career ABA 1605 (10)

Personal Fouls

Career ABA 1224 (46)

Points

1971-72 ABA 2300 (4)
1972-73 ABA 1890 (5)
1974-75 ABA 1692 (7)
1975-76 ABA 1515 (10)
Career ABA 9953 (13)

Minutes Per Game

1975-76 ABA 37.2 (7)
Career ABA 32.1 (37)

Points Per Game

1971-72 ABA 27.4 (4)
1972-73 ABA 23.3 (5)
1973-74 ABA 18.7 (10)
1974-75 ABA 20.6 (10)
Career ABA 20.4 (10)

Assists Per Game

1974-75 ABA 5.4 (9)
1975-76 ABA 7.1 (2)
Career ABA 3.9 (18)

Steals Per Game

1974-75 ABA 2.0 (7)
1975-76 ABA 1.8 (10)

Player Efficiency Rating

1972-73 ABA 19.6 (9)
Career ABA 17.3 (25)

True Shooting Pct

Career ABA .506 (78)

Effective Field Goal Pct

1975-76 ABA .513 (9)
Career ABA .461 (70)

Offensive Rebound Pct

Career ABA 4.7 (47)

Assist Pct

1974-75 ABA 21.2 (7)
1975-76 ABA 23.9 (2)
Career ABA 17.4 (16)

Steal Pct

1974-75 ABA 2.6 (7)

Turnover Pct

1971-72 ABA 10.6 (7)
1973-74 ABA 11.4 (8)
Career ABA 14.0 (45)

Usage Pct

1971-72 ABA 31.4 (2)
1972-73 ABA 32.7 (1)
1973-74 ABA 29.4 (2)
1974-75 ABA 24.7 (7)
Career ABA 27.4 (4)
Career 26.8 (31)

Offensive Rating

Career ABA 101.8 (29)

Defensive Rating

Career ABA 104.1 (26)

Offensive Win Shares

Career ABA 12.0 (55)

Defensive Win Shares

Career ABA 16.4 (25)

Win Shares

Career ABA 28.3 (38)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

Career ABA 0.087 (62)
 

Transactions

June 17, 1976: Moved from the ABA to the NBA with the Denver Nuggets.

October 20, 1976: As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Detroit Pistons; the Boston Celtics traded Paul Silas to the Denver Nuggets; and the Detroit Pistons traded Curtis Rowe to the Boston Celtics.

February 1, 1978: Traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Denver Nuggets for Jim Price and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Phil Hubbard).

August 16, 1978: Traded by the Denver Nuggets with Bobby Jones and a 1984 1st round draft pick (Leon Wood) to the Philadelphia 76ers for George McGinnis and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Mike Evans).

February 7, 1979: Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers with Harvey Catchings and cash to the New Jersey Nets for Eric Money and Al Skinner.

November 13, 1979: Waived by the New Jersey Nets.

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