Sam Perkins

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Sam Perkins
Sam Perkins (cropped).jpg
Sam Perkins in 2012
Personal information
Born(1961-06-14) June 14, 1961 (age 53)
Brooklyn, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolShaker (Latham, New York)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career1984–2001
PositionPower forward / Center
Number41, 44, 14
Career history
19841990Dallas Mavericks
19901993Los Angeles Lakers
1993–1998Seattle SuperSonics
19982001Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points15,324 (11.9 ppg)
Rebounds7,666 (6.0 rpg)
Blocks933 (0.7 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Sam Perkins
Sam Perkins (cropped).jpg
Sam Perkins in 2012
Personal information
Born(1961-06-14) June 14, 1961 (age 53)
Brooklyn, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolShaker (Latham, New York)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career1984–2001
PositionPower forward / Center
Number41, 44, 14
Career history
19841990Dallas Mavericks
19901993Los Angeles Lakers
1993–1998Seattle SuperSonics
19982001Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points15,324 (11.9 ppg)
Rebounds7,666 (6.0 rpg)
Blocks933 (0.7 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Samuel "Sam" Perkins (born June 14, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player. He won a gold medal with the US national team at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Known by the nicknames "Sleepy Sam" and "Big Smooth," he attended Samuel J. Tilden High School, Shaker High School and the University of North Carolina, where he was a teammate of future Hall of Famers James Worthy and Michael Jordan.[1] A member of the 1982 NCAA Tournament championship winning Tar Heel squad, he was selected with the fourth pick of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks and played in the NBA from 1984 to 2001.

In 2008, Perkins was named vice president of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, for whom he played from 1999-2001.[2]

In September 2008, Perkins was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame along with NBA stars Kenny Anderson and Rod Strickland, coach Pete Gillen and pioneers Lou Bender and Eddie Younger.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1984–85Dallas824228.3.471.250.8207.41.6.8.811.0
1985–86Dallas807932.8.503.333.8148.61.9.91.215.4
1986–87Dallas808033.6.482.352.8287.71.81.41.014.8
1987–88Dallas757533.3.450.167.8228.01.61.0.714.2
1988–89Dallas787736.7.464.184.8338.81.61.01.215.0
1989–90Dallas767035.1.493.214.7787.52.31.2.815.9
1990–91L.A. Lakers766634.3.495.281.8217.41.5.91.113.5
1991–92L.A. Lakers636337.0.450.217.8178.82.21.01.016.5
1992–93L.A. Lakers494932.4.459.172.8297.72.6.81.013.7
1992–93Seattle301325.4.511.452.7954.8.9.71.012.1
1993–94Seattle814126.8.438.367.8014.51.4.8412.3
1994–95Seattle823728.7.466.397.7994.91.6.9.512.7
1995–96Seattle822026.5.408.355.7934.51.51.0.611.8
1996–97Seattle81424.4.439.395.8173.71.3.9.611.0
1997–98Seattle81020.7.416.392.7893.11.4.8.47.2
1998–99Indiana48016.4.400.389.7172.9.5.3.35.0
1999–2000Indiana81020.0.417.408.8253.6.8.4.46.6
2000–01Indiana644115.6.381.345.8422.6.6.5.33.8
Career1,28675728.5.459.362.8116.01.5.9.711.9

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1985Dallas442.3.490.250.76512.82.8.5.318.8
1986Dallas1034.7.429.250.7678.32.4.91.414.9
1987Dallas417.0.500.000.6968.51.31.0.317.0
1988Dallas1733.6.451.143.8036.61.81.51.013.5
1990Dallas339.3.444.000.7657.32.71.0.715.0
1991L.A. Lakers191939.6.548.367.7618.31.7.81.417.7
1993Seattle191732.9.436.380.8737.01.91.01.314.4
1994Seattle5028.2.333.429.8827.2.8.8.49.8
1995Seattle4135.3.438.4551.0007.83.3.81.313.5
1996Seattle21131.1.459.368.7544.31.7.7.312.3
1997Seattle12628.3.337.311.8624.41.31.01.08.4
1998Seattle10121.0.381.417.6003.21.4.3.55.4
1999Indiana13011.2.514.458.6671.9.5.0.24.1
2000Indiana23018.1.324.348.9053.2.4.2.34.8
2001Indiana306.3.250.2501.3.0.0.01.7
Career16728.7.444.363.7855.61.5.7.811.1

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