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Bill Cartwright

James William Cartwright (Bill, Mr. Bill)

Position: Center
Height: 7-1    Weight: 245 lbs.
Born: July 30, 1957 in Lodi, California
High School: Elk Grove in Elk Grove, California
College: University of San Francisco

Drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in the 1st round (3rd pick, 3rd overall) of the 1979 NBA draft.

Coaching Record

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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
1979-80 22 NYK NBA 82 3150 665 1215 .547 0 0 451 566 .797 194 532 726 165 48 101 222 279 1781
1980-81 23 NYK NBA 82 2925 619 1118 .554 0 1 .000 408 518 .788 161 452 613 111 48 83 200 259 1646
1981-82 24 NYK NBA 72 50 2060 390 694 .562 0 0 257 337 .763 116 305 421 87 48 65 166 208 1037
1982-83 25 NYK NBA 82 82 2468 455 804 .566 0 0 380 511 .744 185 405 590 136 41 127 204 315 1290
1983-84 26 NYK NBA 77 77 2487 453 808 .561 0 1 .000 404 502 .805 195 454 649 107 44 97 200 262 1310
1985-86 28 NYK NBA 2 0 36 3 7 .429 0 0 6 10 .600 2 8 10 5 1 1 6 6 12
1986-87 29 NYK NBA 58 50 1989 335 631 .531 0 0 346 438 .790 132 313 445 96 40 26 128 188 1016
1987-88 30 NYK NBA 82 4 1676 287 528 .544 0 0 340 426 .798 127 257 384 85 43 43 135 234 914
1988-89 31 CHI NBA 78 76 2333 365 768 .475 0 0 236 308 .766 152 369 521 90 21 41 190 234 966
1989-90 32 CHI NBA 71 71 2160 292 598 .488 0 0 227 280 .811 137 328 465 145 38 34 123 243 811
1990-91 33 CHI NBA 79 79 2273 318 649 .490 0 0 124 178 .697 167 319 486 126 32 15 113 167 760
1991-92 34 CHI NBA 64 64 1471 208 445 .467 0 0 96 159 .604 93 231 324 87 22 14 75 131 512
1992-93 35 CHI NBA 63 63 1253 141 343 .411 0 0 72 98 .735 83 150 233 83 20 10 62 154 354
1993-94 36 CHI NBA 42 41 780 98 191 .513 0 0 39 57 .684 43 109 152 57 8 8 50 83 235
1994-95 37 SEA NBA 29 19 430 27 69 .391 0 0 15 24 .625 25 62 87 10 6 3 18 70 69
Career NBA 963 676 27491 4656 8868 .525 0 2 .000 3401 4412 .771 1812 4294 6106 1390 460 668 1892 2833 12713

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
1979-80 22 NYK NBA 82 38.4 8.1 14.8 .547 0.0 0.0 5.5 6.9 .797 2.4 6.5 8.9 2.0 0.6 1.2 2.7 3.4 21.7
1980-81 23 NYK NBA 82 35.7 7.5 13.6 .554 0.0 0.0 .000 5.0 6.3 .788 2.0 5.5 7.5 1.4 0.6 1.0 2.4 3.2 20.1
1981-82 24 NYK NBA 72 50 28.6 5.4 9.6 .562 0.0 0.0 3.6 4.7 .763 1.6 4.2 5.8 1.2 0.7 0.9 2.3 2.9 14.4
1982-83 25 NYK NBA 82 82 30.1 5.5 9.8 .566 0.0 0.0 4.6 6.2 .744 2.3 4.9 7.2 1.7 0.5 1.5 2.5 3.8 15.7
1983-84 26 NYK NBA 77 77 32.3 5.9 10.5 .561 0.0 0.0 .000 5.2 6.5 .805 2.5 5.9 8.4 1.4 0.6 1.3 2.6 3.4 17.0
1985-86 28 NYK NBA 2 0 18.0 1.5 3.5 .429 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.0 .600 1.0 4.0 5.0 2.5 0.5 0.5 3.0 3.0 6.0
1986-87 29 NYK NBA 58 50 34.3 5.8 10.9 .531 0.0 0.0 6.0 7.6 .790 2.3 5.4 7.7 1.7 0.7 0.4 2.2 3.2 17.5
1987-88 30 NYK NBA 82 4 20.4 3.5 6.4 .544 0.0 0.0 4.1 5.2 .798 1.5 3.1 4.7 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.6 2.9 11.1
1988-89 31 CHI NBA 78 76 29.9 4.7 9.8 .475 0.0 0.0 3.0 3.9 .766 1.9 4.7 6.7 1.2 0.3 0.5 2.4 3.0 12.4
1989-90 32 CHI NBA 71 71 30.4 4.1 8.4 .488 0.0 0.0 3.2 3.9 .811 1.9 4.6 6.5 2.0 0.5 0.5 1.7 3.4 11.4
1990-91 33 CHI NBA 79 79 28.8 4.0 8.2 .490 0.0 0.0 1.6 2.3 .697 2.1 4.0 6.2 1.6 0.4 0.2 1.4 2.1 9.6
1991-92 34 CHI NBA 64 64 23.0 3.3 7.0 .467 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.5 .604 1.5 3.6 5.1 1.4 0.3 0.2 1.2 2.0 8.0
1992-93 35 CHI NBA 63 63 19.9 2.2 5.4 .411 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.6 .735 1.3 2.4 3.7 1.3 0.3 0.2 1.0 2.4 5.6
1993-94 36 CHI NBA 42 41 18.6 2.3 4.5 .513 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.4 .684 1.0 2.6 3.6 1.4 0.2 0.2 1.2 2.0 5.6
1994-95 37 SEA NBA 29 19 14.8 0.9 2.4 .391 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.8 .625 0.9 2.1 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.6 2.4 2.4
Career NBA 963 676 28.5 4.8 9.2 .525 0.0 0.0 .000 3.5 4.6 .771 1.9 4.5 6.3 1.4 0.5 0.7 2.0 2.9 13.2

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
1979-80 22 NYK NBA 82 3150 7.6 13.9 .547 0.0 0.0 5.2 6.5 .797 2.2 6.1 8.3 1.9 0.5 1.2 2.5 3.2 20.4
1980-81 23 NYK NBA 82 2925 7.6 13.8 .554 0.0 0.0 .000 5.0 6.4 .788 2.0 5.6 7.5 1.4 0.6 1.0 2.5 3.2 20.3
1981-82 24 NYK NBA 72 50 2060 6.8 12.1 .562 0.0 0.0 4.5 5.9 .763 2.0 5.3 7.4 1.5 0.8 1.1 2.9 3.6 18.1
1982-83 25 NYK NBA 82 82 2468 6.6 11.7 .566 0.0 0.0 5.5 7.5 .744 2.7 5.9 8.6 2.0 0.6 1.9 3.0 4.6 18.8
1983-84 26 NYK NBA 77 77 2487 6.6 11.7 .561 0.0 0.0 .000 5.8 7.3 .805 2.8 6.6 9.4 1.5 0.6 1.4 2.9 3.8 19.0
1985-86 28 NYK NBA 2 0 36 3.0 7.0 .429 0.0 0.0 6.0 10.0 .600 2.0 8.0 10.0 5.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 6.0 12.0
1986-87 29 NYK NBA 58 50 1989 6.1 11.4 .531 0.0 0.0 6.3 7.9 .790 2.4 5.7 8.1 1.7 0.7 0.5 2.3 3.4 18.4
1987-88 30 NYK NBA 82 4 1676 6.2 11.3 .544 0.0 0.0 7.3 9.2 .798 2.7 5.5 8.2 1.8 0.9 0.9 2.9 5.0 19.6
1988-89 31 CHI NBA 78 76 2333 5.6 11.9 .475 0.0 0.0 3.6 4.8 .766 2.3 5.7 8.0 1.4 0.3 0.6 2.9 3.6 14.9
1989-90 32 CHI NBA 71 71 2160 4.9 10.0 .488 0.0 0.0 3.8 4.7 .811 2.3 5.5 7.7 2.4 0.6 0.6 2.0 4.1 13.5
1990-91 33 CHI NBA 79 79 2273 5.0 10.3 .490 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.8 .697 2.6 5.1 7.7 2.0 0.5 0.2 1.8 2.6 12.0
1991-92 34 CHI NBA 64 64 1471 5.1 10.9 .467 0.0 0.0 2.3 3.9 .604 2.3 5.7 7.9 2.1 0.5 0.3 1.8 3.2 12.5
1992-93 35 CHI NBA 63 63 1253 4.1 9.9 .411 0.0 0.0 2.1 2.8 .735 2.4 4.3 6.7 2.4 0.6 0.3 1.8 4.4 10.2
1993-94 36 CHI NBA 42 41 780 4.5 8.8 .513 0.0 0.0 1.8 2.6 .684 2.0 5.0 7.0 2.6 0.4 0.4 2.3 3.8 10.8
1994-95 37 SEA NBA 29 19 430 2.3 5.8 .391 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.0 .625 2.1 5.2 7.3 0.8 0.5 0.3 1.5 5.9 5.8
Career NBA 963 676 27491 6.1 11.6 .525 0.0 0.0 .000 4.5 5.8 .771 2.4 5.6 8.0 1.8 0.6 0.9 2.5 3.7 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
1979-80 22 NYK NBA 82 3150 17.9 .608 .547 6.6 18.6 12.6 7.0 0.7 1.7 13.2 20.6 117 108 7.7 2.1 9.7 0.148
1980-81 23 NYK NBA 82 2925 18.4 .611 .554 6.1 18.3 12.0 5.6 0.8 1.6 12.9 21.5 116 105 6.9 3.1 10.0 0.164
1981-82 24 NYK NBA 72 2060 16.3 .616 .562 6.3 17.3 11.7 6.0 1.1 1.8 16.5 20.2 112 108 3.2 1.8 5.0 0.116
1982-83 25 NYK NBA 82 2468 19.0 .627 .566 8.7 19.5 14.0 8.6 0.8 3.2 16.5 21.3 114 99 5.7 4.4 10.1 0.197
1983-84 26 NYK NBA 77 2487 18.5 .637 .561 9.6 22.1 15.9 6.4 0.9 2.4 16.3 20.6 118 102 5.6 4.2 9.8 0.189
1985-86 28 NYK NBA 2 36 8.9 .526 .429 6.0 26.4 15.7 18.9 1.4 1.7 34.5 20.2 83 101 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.016
1986-87 29 NYK NBA 58 1989 17.1 .617 .531 7.4 17.8 12.6 7.2 1.0 0.8 13.4 20.0 119 111 4.4 1.4 5.8 0.140
1987-88 30 NYK NBA 82 1676 17.8 .639 .544 8.4 18.1 13.1 7.5 1.2 1.6 15.9 20.6 120 106 4.3 2.1 6.4 0.183
1988-89 31 CHI NBA 78 2333 11.0 .535 .475 7.8 17.7 12.9 5.4 0.4 1.1 17.4 20.1 100 109 0.1 2.0 2.1 0.042
1989-90 32 CHI NBA 71 2160 12.8 .562 .488 7.5 18.0 12.7 8.9 0.9 1.0 14.6 16.7 112 110 2.8 1.7 4.5 0.100
1990-91 33 CHI NBA 79 2273 11.5 .522 .490 8.8 16.3 12.6 7.1 0.7 0.4 13.4 15.8 108 108 1.9 2.3 4.2 0.089
1991-92 34 CHI NBA 64 1471 10.9 .497 .467 7.5 17.7 12.7 7.6 0.8 0.6 12.7 17.3 104 106 0.6 1.9 2.5 0.082
1992-93 35 CHI NBA 63 1253 8.3 .458 .411 7.4 14.3 10.7 8.7 0.8 0.5 13.8 15.5 100 109 0.1 1.1 1.2 0.048
1993-94 36 CHI NBA 42 780 10.1 .544 .513 6.4 16.4 11.4 10.5 0.5 0.7 18.8 15.1 103 105 0.4 0.9 1.3 0.077
1994-95 37 SEA NBA 29 430 4.0 .434 .391 7.0 16.8 12.0 3.0 0.7 0.5 18.5 9.8 91 109 -0.2 0.4 0.2 0.021
Career NBA 963 27491 15.2 .588 .525 7.6 18.1 12.8 7.1 0.8 1.5 14.9 19.2 112 107 43.5 29.4 72.8 0.127

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 23 NYK NBA 2 49 6 17 0 0 8 12 4 13 1 1 1 6 7 20 .353 .667 24.5 10.0 6.5 0.5
1982-83 25 NYK NBA 6 172 25 43 0 0 17 22 9 34 4 3 7 19 25 67 .581 .773 28.7 11.2 5.7 0.7
1983-84 26 NYK NBA 12 398 70 126 0 0 69 80 27 99 5 2 14 26 44 209 .556 .863 33.2 17.4 8.3 0.4
1987-88 30 NYK NBA 4 76 9 18 0 0 11 15 8 19 6 0 3 8 12 29 .500 .733 19.0 7.3 4.8 1.5
1988-89 31 CHI NBA 17 583 72 148 0 0 56 80 33 121 20 9 12 41 70 200 .486 .700 34.3 11.8 7.1 1.2
1989-90 32 CHI NBA 16 462 50 121 0 0 29 43 25 75 16 5 4 25 52 129 .413 .674 28.9 8.1 4.7 1.0
1990-91 33 CHI NBA 17 511 70 135 0 0 22 32 25 80 32 9 7 21 55 162 .519 .688 30.1 9.5 4.7 1.9
1991-92 34 CHI NBA 22 612 55 116 0 0 13 31 29 98 38 11 4 27 70 123 .474 .419 27.8 5.6 4.5 1.7
1992-93 35 CHI NBA 19 444 46 99 0 0 28 36 28 85 29 11 3 13 51 120 .465 .778 23.4 6.3 4.5 1.5
1993-94 36 CHI NBA 9 189 14 43 0 0 13 16 19 44 11 3 2 6 26 41 .326 .813 21.0 4.6 4.9 1.2
Career NBA 124 3496 417 866 0 0 266 367 207 668 162 54 57 192 412 1100 .482 .725 28.2 8.9 5.4 1.3

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 23 NYK NBA 2 49 8.4 .449 .353 8.5 22.4 14.9 3.3 1.0 1.2 21.2 24.2 83 102 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.034
1982-83 25 NYK NBA 6 172 10.9 .636 .581 6.1 16.9 11.5 3.4 0.9 2.4 26.5 17.8 98 107 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.049
1983-84 26 NYK NBA 12 398 17.5 .648 .556 7.7 20.3 14.0 1.9 0.2 2.0 13.9 19.5 122 111 1.0 0.3 1.3 0.154
1987-88 30 NYK NBA 4 76 11.7 .589 .500 12.3 17.2 14.7 11.6 0.0 2.6 24.5 18.2 105 119 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.020
1988-89 31 CHI NBA 17 583 10.1 .546 .486 6.9 16.7 12.1 5.4 0.8 1.4 18.3 17.5 101 108 0.0 0.8 0.7 0.058
1989-90 32 CHI NBA 16 462 6.4 .461 .413 6.3 13.3 9.7 5.0 0.6 0.6 15.2 15.7 93 109 -0.3 0.5 0.2 0.016
1990-91 33 CHI NBA 17 511 11.1 .543 .519 6.4 13.2 9.9 8.8 1.0 1.0 12.3 15.5 111 107 0.4 0.8 1.2 0.110
1991-92 34 CHI NBA 22 612 6.5 .474 .474 5.8 13.7 9.8 8.7 1.0 0.5 17.2 11.7 97 108 -0.3 0.9 0.6 0.048
1992-93 35 CHI NBA 19 444 11.5 .522 .465 7.7 15.6 11.7 9.2 1.3 0.5 10.2 13.2 116 108 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.113
1993-94 36 CHI NBA 9 189 9.3 .410 .326 12.8 15.9 14.4 9.0 0.9 0.8 10.7 14.2 103 107 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.066
Career NBA 124 3496 10.2 .535 .482 7.2 15.5 11.4 6.7 0.8 1.1 15.7 15.6 105 108 1.4 4.0 5.4 0.074

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 22 NYK NBA 1 0 14 4 8 .500 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 8
Career NBA 1 0 14 4 8 .500 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 8

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
1975-76 18 SANFRAN 30 845 151 285 72 98 207 18 374 .530 .735 28.2 12.5 6.9 0.6
1976-77 19 SANFRAN 31 969 241 426 118 161 262 48 600 .566 .733 31.3 19.4 8.5 1.5
1977-78 20 SANFRAN 21 712 168 252 96 131 213 34 432 .667 .733 33.9 20.6 10.1 1.6
1978-79 21 SANFRAN 29 1020 268 443 174 237 455 54 710 .605 .734 35.2 24.5 15.7 1.9
Career 111 3546 828 1406 460 627 1137 154 2116 .589 .734 31.9 19.1 10.2 1.4

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games

1980 NBA

Honors

1976-77 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)
1978-79 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1979-80 NBA All-Rookie (1st)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)

1991 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
1992 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
1993 Chicago Bulls (NBA)

Games

1979-80 NBA 82 (2)
1980-81 NBA 82 (3)
1982-83 NBA 82 (2)
1987-88 NBA 82 (3)

Minutes Played

1979-80 NBA 3150 (3)

Field Goal Pct

1979-80 NBA .547 (9)
1980-81 NBA .554 (8)
1981-82 NBA .562 (9)
1982-83 NBA .566 (9)
Career NBA .525 (32)
Career .525 (32)

Free Throws

1979-80 NBA 451 (7)
Career NBA 3401 (98)

Free Throw Attempts

1979-80 NBA 566 (7)
Career NBA 4412 (94)
Career 4412 (99)

Defensive Rebounds

Career NBA 4294 (89)
Career 4294 (99)

Turnovers

Career NBA 1892 (100)

Personal Fouls

1982-83 NBA 315 (10)
Career NBA 2833 (90)
Career 2833 (100)

Minutes Per Game

1979-80 NBA 38.4 (4)

True Shooting Pct

1979-80 NBA .608 (6)
1980-81 NBA .612 (8)
1981-82 NBA .616 (8)
1982-83 NBA .627 (4)
1983-84 NBA .637 (5)
1986-87 NBA .617 (7)
1987-88 NBA .639 (5)
Career NBA .588 (31)
Career .588 (31)

Effective Field Goal Pct

1979-80 NBA .547 (9)
1980-81 NBA .554 (9)
1981-82 NBA .562 (9)
1982-83 NBA .566 (9)
Career NBA .525 (59)
Career .525 (59)

Offensive Rating

1979-80 NBA 116.9 (9)
Career NBA 112.3 (92)
Career 112.3 (95)

Defensive Rating

1983-84 NBA 102.3 (7)

Offensive Win Shares

1979-80 NBA 7.7 (9)

Defensive Win Shares

1983-84 NBA 4.2 (10)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1982-83 NBA 0.197 (8)
1983-84 NBA 0.189 (7)
1987-88 NBA 0.183 (10)

Hall of Fame Probability

Career 0.011 (266)

Transactions

February 12, 1979: Traded by the Boston Celtics (as a 1979 1st round draft pick) with Tom Barker, a 1979 1st round draft pick (Larry Demic) and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Sly Williams) to the New York Knickerbockers for Bob McAdoo.

June 25, 1979: Drafted by the New York Knickerbockers in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

June 27, 1988: Traded by the New York Knickerbockers with a 1988 1st round draft pick (Will Perdue) and a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Derrick Lewis) to the Chicago Bulls for Charles Oakley, a 1988 1st round draft pick (Rod Strickland) and a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Phil Stinnie).

September 9, 1994: Signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Seattle Supersonics.

July 5, 1995: Retired from the Seattle Supersonics.

Salaries

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Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 New York Knickerbockers NBA $925,000
1987-88 New York Knickerbockers NBA $1,135,000
1988-89 Chicago Bulls NBA $1,225,000
1990-91 Chicago Bulls NBA $1,100,000
1991-92 Chicago Bulls NBA $2,000,000
1992-93 Chicago Bulls NBA $2,200,000
1993-94 Chicago Bulls NBA $2,400,000
1994-95 Seattle Supersonics NBA $1,502,000
Career (may be incomplete) $12,487,000

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