Bob Lanier C

Born: Sep 10, 1948 (73 years old)

Birthplace/Hometown: Buffalo, New York

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-11 (211cm)     Weight: 250 (113kg)

Current NBA Status: Retired (May 10, 2022)

Draft Entry: 1970 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1, Detroit Pistons

Pre-Draft Team: St. Bonaventure (Sr)

High School: Bennett High School [Buffalo, New York]

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NBA

14 Years Of Service - Hall of Fame Player, 8x All-Star, #16 retired by DET, #16 retired by MIL

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1970-71 DET 82 - 24.6 15.62 6.15 13.51 .455 - - - 3.33 4.59 .726 - - 8.11 1.78 - - - 3.32
1971-72 DET 80 - 38.7 25.70 10.43 21.12 .493 - - - 4.85 6.31 .768 - - 14.15 3.10 - - - 3.71
1972-73 DET 81 - 38.9 23.79 10.00 20.42 .490 - - - 3.79 4.90 .773 - - 14.88 3.21 - - - 3.43
1973-74 DET 81 - 37.6 22.49 9.23 18.31 .504 - - - 4.02 5.05 .797 3.32 9.94 13.26 4.23 1.36 3.05 - 3.37
1974-75 DET 76 - 39.3 23.99 9.62 18.86 .510 - - - 4.75 5.92 .802 2.96 9.07 12.03 4.61 0.99 2.26 - 3.12
1975-76 DET 64 - 36.9 21.34 8.45 15.89 .532 - - - 4.44 5.78 .768 3.39 8.27 11.66 3.39 1.23 1.34 - 3.17
1976-77 DET 64 - 38.2 25.25 10.59 19.83 .534 - - - 4.06 4.97 .818 3.12 8.52 11.64 3.34 1.09 1.97 - 2.72
1977-78 DET 63 - 36.7 24.48 9.87 18.40 .537 - - - 4.73 6.13 .772 3.13 8.22 11.35 3.43 1.30 1.48 3.57 2.94
1978-79 DET 53 - 34.6 23.64 9.23 17.92 .515 - - - 5.19 6.92 .749 3.09 6.23 9.32 2.64 0.94 1.42 3.30 3.42
1979-80 * All Teams 63 - 33.8 19.21 7.40 13.76 .537 0.02 0.10 .167 4.40 5.62 .782 2.41 6.35 8.76 2.92 1.17 1.41 2.57 3.17
1979-80 * DET 37 - 37.6 21.68 8.62 15.78 .546 0.00 0.14 .000 4.43 5.68 .781 2.92 7.16 10.08 3.30 1.03 1.62 3.05 3.51
1979-80 * MIL 26 - 28.4 15.69 5.65 10.88 .519 0.04 0.04 1.000 4.35 5.54 .785 1.69 5.19 6.88 2.38 1.38 1.12 1.88 2.69
1980-81 MIL 67 - 26.2 14.34 5.61 10.69 .525 0.01 0.01 1.000 3.10 4.13 .751 1.91 4.25 6.16 2.67 1.09 1.21 2.07 2.75
1981-82 MIL 74 72 26.8 13.46 5.50 9.85 .558 0.00 0.03 .000 2.46 3.27 .752 1.24 4.00 5.24 2.96 0.97 0.76 2.24 2.85
1982-83 MIL 39 35 25.1 10.69 4.18 8.51 .491 0.00 0.03 .000 2.33 3.41 .684 1.49 3.64 5.13 2.69 0.87 0.62 2.10 3.21
1983-84 MIL 72 72 27.9 13.58 5.44 9.51 .572 0.00 0.04 .000 2.69 3.81 .708 1.96 4.36 6.32 2.58 0.81 0.71 2.26 3.17
CAREER   959 179 33.5 20.07 8.09 15.74 .514 0.01 0.04 .154 3.88 5.07 .767 2.57 6.78 10.11 3.14 1.09 1.54 2.58 3.18

☆ All-Star Season

NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1970-71 DET 82 - 2,017 1,281 504 1,108 .455 - - - 273 376 .726 - - 665 146 - - - 272
1971-72 DET 80 - 3,092 2,056 834 1,690 .493 - - - 388 505 .768 - - 1,132 248 - - - 297
1972-73 DET 81 - 3,150 1,927 810 1,654 .490 - - - 307 397 .773 - - 1,205 260 - - - 278
1973-74 DET 81 - 3,047 1,822 748 1,483 .504 - - - 326 409 .797 269 805 1,074 343 110 247 - 273
1974-75 DET 76 - 2,987 1,823 731 1,433 .510 - - - 361 450 .802 225 689 914 350 75 172 - 237
1975-76 DET 64 - 2,363 1,366 541 1,017 .532 - - - 284 370 .768 217 529 746 217 79 86 - 203
1976-77 DET 64 - 2,446 1,616 678 1,269 .534 - - - 260 318 .818 200 545 745 214 70 126 - 174
1977-78 DET 63 - 2,311 1,542 622 1,159 .537 - - - 298 386 .772 197 518 715 216 82 93 225 185
1978-79 DET 53 - 1,835 1,253 489 950 .515 - - - 275 367 .749 164 330 494 140 50 75 175 181
1979-80 * All Teams 63 - 2,131 1,210 466 867 .537 1 6 .167 277 354 .782 152 400 552 184 74 89 162 200
1979-80 * DET 37 - 1,392 802 319 584 .546 0 5 .000 164 210 .781 108 265 373 122 38 60 113 130
1979-80 * MIL 26 - 739 408 147 283 .519 1 1 1.000 113 144 .785 44 135 179 62 36 29 49 70
1980-81 MIL 67 - 1,753 961 376 716 .525 1 1 1.000 208 277 .751 128 285 413 179 73 81 139 184
1981-82 MIL 74 72 1,986 996 407 729 .558 0 2 .000 182 242 .752 92 296 388 219 72 56 166 211
1982-83 MIL 39 35 978 417 163 332 .491 0 1 .000 91 133 .684 58 142 200 105 34 24 82 125
1983-84 MIL 72 72 2,007 978 392 685 .572 0 3 .000 194 274 .708 141 314 455 186 58 51 163 228
CAREER   959 179 32,103 19,248 7,761 15,092 .514 2 13 .154 3,724 4,858 .767 1,843 4,853 9,698 3,007 777 1,100 1,112 3,048

☆ All-Star Season

NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1970-71 DET 82 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .187 - - 0.34 45 37 .549 3.00 2.20 5.20
1971-72 DET 80 - 0 0 4 0 0 0 .311 - - 0.30 25 55 .313 7.70 0.70 8.40
1972-73 DET 81 - 0 0 5 0 0 0 .292 - - 0.24 39 42 .481 6.90 3.60 10.60
1973-74 DET 81 - 0 0 2 0 0 0 .316 - - 0.28 51 30 .630 7.30 7.10 14.40
1974-75 DET 76 - 0 0 4 0 0 0 .329 - - 0.31 39 37 .513 8.60 3.80 12.40
1975-76 DET 64 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .215 - - 0.36 30 34 .469 7.30 2.80 10.10
1976-77 DET 64 - 0 0 3 0 0 0 .237 - - 0.25 38 26 .594 7.50 2.80 10.30
1977-78 DET 63 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 .236 0.96 0.36 0.33 31 32 .492 7.00 3.10 10.10
1978-79 DET 53 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 0.80 0.29 0.39 21 32 .396 4.00 1.90 5.90
1979-80 * All Teams 63 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 1.14 0.46 0.41 29 34 .460 5.00 2.40 7.40
1979-80 * DET 37 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .121 1.08 0.34 0.36 9 28 .243 3.10 1.10 4.20
1979-80 * MIL 26 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .057 1.27 0.73 0.51 20 6 .769 1.90 1.30 3.20
1980-81 MIL 67 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 1.29 0.53 0.39 48 18 .727 3.70 3.00 6.80
1981-82 MIL 74 72 1 0 0 0 0 0 .177 1.32 0.43 0.33 53 21 .716 3.20 3.40 6.60
1982-83 MIL 39 35 2 0 0 0 0 0 .077 1.28 0.41 0.40 23 16 .590 0.80 1.50 2.30
1983-84 MIL 72 72 9 0 0 0 0 0 .168 1.14 0.36 0.40 45 27 .625 3.40 3.30 6.70
CAREER   959 179 12 0 21 0 0 0 .202 1.11 0.40 0.32 517 441 .540 70.40 39.20 109.80

☆ All-Star Season

NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1970-71 DET 82 - .503 .455 - - - 11.61 - - - - 118.09 - 1.16 - - 20.36
1971-72 DET 80 - .538 .493 - - - 13.16 - - - - 126.18 - 1.22 - - 23.53
1972-73 DET 81 - .527 .490 - - - 12.33 - - - - 126.30 - 1.17 - - 22.54
1973-74 DET 81 - .548 .504 9.10 27.08 18.12 17.91 - 1.63 4.27 - 130.14 - 1.23 - 88.1 23.85
1974-75 DET 76 - .559 .510 8.36 25.12 16.82 19.87 - 1.20 3.13 - 131.23 - 1.27 - 95.8 24.36
1975-76 DET 64 - .579 .532 9.33 23.53 16.31 13.88 - 1.53 1.93 - 129.95 - 1.34 - 97.1 22.77
1976-77 DET 64 - .573 .534 8.48 23.06 15.78 12.93 - 1.27 2.70 - 135.19 - 1.27 - 98.7 23.00
1977-78 DET 63 - .580 .537 9.09 23.15 16.23 14.95 14.48 1.58 2.07 25.73 130.87 -3.47 1.33 111.5 98.6 24.81
1978-79 DET 53 - .564 .515 8.99 19.33 13.99 11.37 13.60 1.22 2.12 26.70 126.41 -4.39 1.32 109.1 103.5 21.67
1979-80 * All Teams 63 - .592 .538 7.65 19.85 13.79 12.23 13.67 1.58 2.23 21.67 148.66 -1.81 1.40 115.2 104.1 20.45
1979-80 * DET 37 - .593 .546 8.08 20.17 14.07 12.67 14.31 1.22 2.26 21.82 132.72 -2.19 1.37 113.8 107.2 20.30
1979-80 * MIL 26 - .589 .521 6.67 19.26 13.15 11.47 12.39 2.28 2.16 21.25 230.42 -1.04 1.44 117.3 99.4 20.70
1980-81 MIL 67 - .573 .526 8.31 17.49 13.03 14.03 14.23 1.93 2.60 21.84 227.60 -1.10 1.34 113.2 100.1 19.90
1981-82 MIL 74 72 .596 .558 5.52 16.46 11.20 15.99 16.58 1.74 1.63 20.74 131.04 -1.02 1.37 111.6 101.6 17.52
1982-83 MIL 39 35 .534 .491 6.84 15.23 11.24 15.07 17.35 1.67 1.37 19.98 117.52 -1.26 1.26 102.6 100.7 14.51
1983-84 MIL 72 72 .607 .572 8.30 17.13 12.88 13.90 16.83 1.43 1.48 20.39 128.03 -2.03 1.43 112.7 102.7 17.81
CAREER   959 179 .559 .514 8.41 21.61 15.09 14.24 14.94 1.51 2.50 22.76 143.47 -2.36 1.28 111.3 99.1 21.82

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NBA Transactions

Mar 23, 1970 - The Detroit Pistons selected Bob Lanier in Round 1 with Pick 1 in the 1970 NBA Draft.
Jul 1, 1970 - Bob Lanier signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons.
Jul 1, 1977 - Bob Lanier, previously with the Detroit Pistons, became a free agent.
Sep 19, 1977 - Bob Lanier signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons.
Feb 4, 1980 - Bob Lanier was acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks from the Detroit Pistons in a trade.
Jul 1, 1982 - Bob Lanier, previously with the Milwaukee Bucks, became a free agent.
Sep 1, 1982 - Bob Lanier signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jul 1, 1984 - Bob Lanier, previously with the Milwaukee Bucks, became a free agent.
Sep 24, 1984 - The Milwaukee Bucks renounced their free-agent exception rights to Bob Lanier.
May 10, 2022 - Bob Lanier retired from professional basketball.

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NBA Awards & Honors

All-Rookie First Team - 1971
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award - 1978

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1973-74 DET 7 - 43.3 26.29 11.00 21.71 .507 - - - 4.29 5.43 .789 3.71 11.57 15.29 3.00 0.57 2.00 - 4.00
1974-75 DET 3 - 42.7 20.33 8.67 17.00 .510 - - - 3.00 4.00 .750 1.67 9.00 10.67 6.33 1.33 4.00 - 3.33
1975-76 DET 9 - 39.9 26.11 10.56 19.11 .552 - - - 5.00 5.56 .900 4.33 8.33 12.67 3.33 0.89 2.33 - 3.78
1976-77 DET 3 - 39.3 28.00 11.33 18.00 .630 - - - 5.33 6.33 .842 4.33 12.33 16.67 2.00 1.00 2.33 - 3.33
1979-80 MIL 7 - 36.6 19.29 7.43 14.43 .515 0.00 0.00 .000 4.43 6.00 .738 2.43 6.86 9.29 4.43 1.00 1.14 2.43 3.29
1980-81 MIL 7 - 33.7 17.57 7.14 12.14 .588 0.00 0.00 .000 3.29 4.57 .719 1.71 5.71 7.43 4.00 1.71 1.14 2.14 2.57
1981-82 MIL 6 0 35.3 16.00 6.83 13.33 .513 0.00 0.17 .000 2.33 4.17 .560 3.00 4.50 7.50 3.67 1.33 0.83 2.33 3.50
1982-83 MIL 9 0 27.8 13.67 5.67 9.89 .573 0.00 0.00 .000 2.33 3.89 .600 1.89 5.11 7.00 2.56 0.56 1.56 2.33 3.56
1983-84 MIL 16 0 31.2 12.69 5.12 10.69 .480 0.00 0.00 .000 2.44 2.75 .886 2.00 5.31 7.31 3.44 0.69 0.62 2.38 3.56
CAREER   67 0 35.2 18.57 7.58 14.25 .532 0.00 0.02 .000 3.40 4.43 .768 2.67 6.96 9.63 3.51 0.93 1.48 2.33 3.48

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NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1973-74 DET 7 - 303 184 77 152 .507 - - - 30 38 .789 26 81 107 21 4 14 - 28
1974-75 DET 3 - 128 61 26 51 .510 - - - 9 12 .750 5 27 32 19 4 12 - 10
1975-76 DET 9 - 359 235 95 172 .552 - - - 45 50 .900 39 75 114 30 8 21 - 34
1976-77 DET 3 - 118 84 34 54 .630 - - - 16 19 .842 13 37 50 6 3 7 - 10
1979-80 MIL 7 - 256 135 52 101 .515 0 0 .000 31 42 .738 17 48 65 31 7 8 17 23
1980-81 MIL 7 - 236 123 50 85 .588 0 0 .000 23 32 .719 12 40 52 28 12 8 15 18
1981-82 MIL 6 0 212 96 41 80 .513 0 1 .000 14 25 .560 18 27 45 22 8 5 14 21
1982-83 MIL 9 0 250 123 51 89 .573 0 0 .000 21 35 .600 17 46 63 23 5 14 21 32
1983-84 MIL 16 0 499 203 82 171 .480 0 0 .000 39 44 .886 32 85 117 55 11 10 38 57
CAREER   67 0 2,361 1,244 508 955 .532 0 1 .000 228 297 .768 179 466 645 235 62 99 105 233

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1973-74 DET 7 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .358 - - 0.25 3 4 .429 0.90 0.50 1.50
1974-75 DET 3 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .369 - - 0.24 1 2 .333 0.20 0.20 0.40
1975-76 DET 9 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 - - 0.29 4 5 .444 1.50 0.10 1.60
1976-77 DET 3 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 - - 0.35 1 2 .333 0.60 0.10 0.70
1979-80 MIL 7 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 1.82 0.41 0.42 3 4 .429 0.60 0.40 1.10
1980-81 MIL 7 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 1.87 0.80 0.38 3 4 .429 0.80 0.30 1.00
1981-82 MIL 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 1.57 0.57 0.31 2 4 .333 0.30 0.10 0.40
1982-83 MIL 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .202 1.10 0.24 0.39 5 4 .556 0.40 0.40 0.80
1983-84 MIL 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 1.45 0.29 0.26 8 8 .500 0.30 0.80 1.10
CAREER   67 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 .274 1.51 0.41 0.31 30 37 .448 5.00 2.50 7.50

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1973-74 DET 7 - .545 .507 9.61 25.96 18.37 12.35 - 0.67 2.48 - 129.61 - 1.21 - 91.7 24.01
1974-75 DET 3 - .542 .510 4.50 20.95 13.33 23.05 - 1.52 4.74 - 125.98 - 1.20 - 94.6 21.23
1975-76 DET 9 - .606 .552 11.87 22.71 17.30 12.58 - 1.01 3.06 - 145.23 - 1.37 - 104.8 25.45
1976-77 DET 3 - .674 .630 11.02 27.04 19.62 8.66 - 1.20 2.78 - 147.17 - 1.56 - 101.4 28.88
1979-80 MIL 7 - .565 .515 7.61 20.73 14.28 19.60 12.46 1.36 1.79 22.33 125.29 1.52 1.34 114.1 99.6 21.01
1980-81 MIL 7 - .621 .588 5.83 20.41 12.94 18.05 13.15 2.51 2.05 19.73 130.70 1.64 1.45 123.2 104.4 22.86
1981-82 MIL 6 0 .527 .513 9.86 18.07 13.55 16.95 13.33 1.94 1.46 20.99 107.25 0.34 1.20 109.3 111.3 17.62
1982-83 MIL 9 0 .589 .573 7.30 21.27 14.03 14.47 16.75 1.01 3.27 21.06 117.30 -2.46 1.38 110.5 100.8 19.49
1983-84 MIL 16 0 .533 .480 7.92 17.95 13.33 17.68 16.64 1.09 1.20 19.70 136.59 -0.28 1.19 105.8 104.2 14.56
CAREER   67 0 .573 .532 8.64 21.56 15.23 16.01 14.80 1.29 2.38 20.60 129.96 0.07 1.30 111.6 102.1 20.81

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NBA All-Star Weekend Competitions

Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection - 1979, 1982
Western All-Star Coaches Selection - 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978
Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP - 1974

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA All-Star Game Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1972 West 1 - 5 2 0 2 .000 - - - 2 3 .667 - - 3 0 - - - 0
1973 West 1 - 12 10 5 9 .556 - - - 0 0 .000 - - 6 0 - - - 1
1974 West 1 - 26 24 11 15 .733 - - - 2 2 1.000 2 8 10 2 0 2 - 1
1975 West 1 - 12 2 1 4 .250 - - - 0 0 .000 2 5 7 2 2 0 - 3
1977 West 1 - 20 17 7 8 .875 - - - 3 3 1.000 5 5 10 4 1 1 - 3
1978 West 1 - 4 1 0 0 .000 - - - 1 2 .500 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
1979 East 1 - 31 10 5 10 .500 - - - 0 0 .000 1 3 4 4 1 1 0 4
1982 East 1 0 11 8 3 7 .429 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 3
TOTAL   8 0 121 74 32 55 .582 0 0 .000 10 12 .833 14 31 45 12 4 5 2 15
AVERAGES   8 0 15.1 9.25 4.00 6.88 .582 0.00 0.00 .000 1.25 1.50 .833 1.75 3.88 5.62 1.50 0.50 0.62 0.25 1.88

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NCAA

College: St. Bonaventure (1970)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1966-67 DNP Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1967-68 St. Bonaventure So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1968-69 St. Bonaventure Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1969-70 St. Bonaventure Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Awards & Honors

Consensus All-American First Team - 1970
Consensus All-American Second Team - 1968
NABC All-American First Team - 1970
NABC All-American Second Team - 1968, 1969
AP All-American First Team - 1970
AP All-American Second Team - 1968, 1969
USBWA All-American First Team - 1968, 1970
UPI All-American First Team - 1970
UPI All-American Second Team - 1968, 1969