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Tom Burleson

Tommy Loren Burleson (Tom)

Position: Center
Height: 7-2    Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: February 24, 1952 in Crossnore, North Carolina
High School: Avery County in Newland, North Carolina
College: North Carolina State University

Drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in the 1st round (3rd pick, 3rd overall) of the 1974 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
1974-75 22 SEA NBA 82 1888 322 772 .417 182 265 .687 155 417 572 115 64 153 221 826
1975-76 23 SEA NBA 82 2647 496 1032 .481 291 388 .750 258 484 742 180 70 150 273 1283
1976-77 24 SEA NBA 82 1803 288 652 .442 220 301 .731 184 367 551 93 74 117 259 796
1977-78 25 KCK NBA 76 1525 228 525 .434 197 248 .794 170 312 482 131 62 81 123 259 653
1978-79 26 KCK NBA 56 927 157 342 .459 121 169 .716 84 197 281 50 26 58 64 183 435
1979-80 27 KCK NBA 37 272 36 104 .346 0 3 .000 23 40 .575 23 49 72 20 8 13 25 49 95
1980-81 28 ATL NBA 31 363 41 99 .414 0 0 20 41 .488 44 50 94 12 8 19 24 73 102
Career NBA 446 9425 1568 3526 .445 0 3 .000 1054 1452 .726 918 1876 2794 601 312 591 236 1317 4190

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
1974-75 22 SEA NBA 82 23.0 3.9 9.4 .417 2.2 3.2 .687 1.9 5.1 7.0 1.4 0.8 1.9 2.7 10.1
1975-76 23 SEA NBA 82 32.3 6.0 12.6 .481 3.5 4.7 .750 3.1 5.9 9.0 2.2 0.9 1.8 3.3 15.6
1976-77 24 SEA NBA 82 22.0 3.5 8.0 .442 2.7 3.7 .731 2.2 4.5 6.7 1.1 0.9 1.4 3.2 9.7
1977-78 25 KCK NBA 76 20.1 3.0 6.9 .434 2.6 3.3 .794 2.2 4.1 6.3 1.7 0.8 1.1 1.6 3.4 8.6
1978-79 26 KCK NBA 56 16.6 2.8 6.1 .459 2.2 3.0 .716 1.5 3.5 5.0 0.9 0.5 1.0 1.1 3.3 7.8
1979-80 27 KCK NBA 37 7.4 1.0 2.8 .346 0.0 0.1 .000 0.6 1.1 .575 0.6 1.3 1.9 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.7 1.3 2.6
1980-81 28 ATL NBA 31 11.7 1.3 3.2 .414 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.3 .488 1.4 1.6 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.8 2.4 3.3
Career NBA 446 21.1 3.5 7.9 .445 0.0 0.0 .000 2.4 3.3 .726 2.1 4.2 6.3 1.3 0.7 1.3 1.2 3.0 9.4

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
1974-75 22 SEA NBA 82 1888 6.1 14.7 .417 3.5 5.1 .687 3.0 8.0 10.9 2.2 1.2 2.9 4.2 15.8
1975-76 23 SEA NBA 82 2647 6.7 14.0 .481 4.0 5.3 .750 3.5 6.6 10.1 2.4 1.0 2.0 3.7 17.4
1976-77 24 SEA NBA 82 1803 5.8 13.0 .442 4.4 6.0 .731 3.7 7.3 11.0 1.9 1.5 2.3 5.2 15.9
1977-78 25 KCK NBA 76 1525 5.4 12.4 .434 4.7 5.9 .794 4.0 7.4 11.4 3.1 1.5 1.9 2.9 6.1 15.4
1978-79 26 KCK NBA 56 927 6.1 13.3 .459 4.7 6.6 .716 3.3 7.7 10.9 1.9 1.0 2.3 2.5 7.1 16.9
1979-80 27 KCK NBA 37 272 4.8 13.8 .346 0.0 0.4 .000 3.0 5.3 .575 3.0 6.5 9.5 2.6 1.1 1.7 3.3 6.5 12.6
1980-81 28 ATL NBA 31 363 4.1 9.8 .414 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.1 .488 4.4 5.0 9.3 1.2 0.8 1.9 2.4 7.2 10.1
Career NBA 446 9425 6.0 13.5 .445 0.0 0.2 .000 4.0 5.5 .726 3.5 7.2 10.7 2.3 1.2 2.3 2.8 5.0 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
1974-75 22 SEA NBA 82 1888 16.1 .465 .417 8.4 22.7 15.5 8.6 1.5 4.2 93 0.2 3.1 3.3 0.083
1975-76 23 SEA NBA 82 2647 17.8 .533 .481 9.8 19.4 14.5 9.6 1.2 3.0 97 5.0 3.2 8.2 0.148
1976-77 24 SEA NBA 82 1803 16.3 .507 .442 10.1 21.8 15.7 7.3 1.8 3.5 95 1.4 3.0 4.4 0.117
1977-78 25 KCK NBA 76 1525 16.5 .515 .434 11.4 21.0 16.2 11.3 1.8 2.8 16.2 18.9 104 98 2.2 2.0 4.3 0.134
1978-79 26 KCK NBA 56 927 15.3 .522 .459 9.6 23.7 16.5 6.9 1.3 3.5 13.3 19.9 105 98 1.1 1.6 2.7 0.140
1979-80 27 KCK NBA 37 272 7.8 .391 .346 8.7 20.0 14.2 9.5 1.4 2.8 17.1 21.5 82 99 -0.6 0.5 -0.1 -0.012
1980-81 28 ATL NBA 31 363 8.5 .436 .414 13.7 16.0 14.9 4.6 1.1 3.1 17.0 16.1 92 106 -0.2 0.3 0.2 0.021
Career NBA 446 9425 16.1 .503 .445 9.9 21.1 15.4 8.8 1.5 3.4 15.5 19.1 101 97 9.2 13.7 22.9 0.117

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
1974-75 22 SEA NBA 9 364 78 152 30 40 30 96 13 7 18 29 186 .513 .750 40.4 20.7 10.7 1.4
1975-76 23 SEA NBA 6 208 45 75 35 46 15 57 10 6 8 25 125 .600 .761 34.7 20.8 9.5 1.7
Career NBA 15 572 123 227 65 86 45 153 23 13 26 54 311 .542 .756 38.1 20.7 10.2 1.5

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
1974-75 22 SEA NBA 9 364 18.1 .548 .513 8.7 18.5 13.7 5.7 0.9 2.6 99 0.7 0.3 1.1 0.141
1975-76 23 SEA NBA 6 208 22.4 .656 .600 8.3 24.3 16.2 7.5 1.3 2.1 105 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.188
Career NBA 15 572 19.6 .587 .542 8.6 20.6 14.6 6.4 1.0 2.4 101 1.5 0.4 1.9 0.158

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
1970-71 18 NCSTATE 16 167 317 86 118 246 420 .527 .729 26.3 15.4
1971-72 19 NCSTATE 26 214 412 126 183 365 554 .519 .689 21.3 14.0
1972-73 20 NCSTATE 27 199 389 84 115 324 482 .512 .730 17.9 12.0
1973-74 21 NCSTATE 31 228 442 106 162 377 562 .516 .654 18.1 12.2
Career 84 641 1243 316 460 1066 1598 .516 .687 19.0 12.7

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Honors

1973-74 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1974-75 NBA All-Rookie (1st)

Games

1974-75 NBA 82 (2)
1975-76 NBA 82 (2)
1976-77 NBA 82 (3)

Blocks

1974-75 NBA 153 (8)
1975-76 NBA 150 (7)

Blocks Per Game

1974-75 NBA 1.9 (8)
1975-76 NBA 1.8 (7)

Offensive Rebound Pct

1975-76 NBA 9.8 (10)

Block Pct

1974-75 NBA 4.2 (3)
1975-76 NBA 3.0 (8)

Hall of Fame Probability

Career 0.000 (797)
 

Transactions

May 28, 1974: Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers (as a 1974 1st round draft pick) to the Seattle Supersonics for Dick Snyder and a 1974 1st round draft pick (Campy Russell).

May 28, 1974: Drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1974 NBA Draft.

May 24, 1977: Traded by the Seattle Supersonics with Bob Wilkerson and a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Steve Sheppard) to the Denver Nuggets for Paul Silas, Marvin Webster and Willie Wise.

May 25, 1977: Traded by the Denver Nuggets with a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Steve Sheppard) to the Kansas City Kings for Brian Taylor and a 1977 1st round draft pick (Tom LaGarde).

July 8, 1980: Signed as a veteran free agent with the Atlanta Hawks; the Kansas City Kings received a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Eddie Johnson) as compensation.

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