Don Buse G

Current Team: N/A

Born: Aug 20, 1950 (69 years old)

Birthplace: Huntingburg, Indiana (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-4 (193cm)     Weight: 190 (86kg)

Current NBA Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

Draft Entry: 1972 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 3, Pick 4, Phoenix Suns

Pre-Draft Team: Evansville (Sr)

High School: Holland High School [Holland, Indiana]

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NBA

9 Years Of Service - 4x All-NBA Defensive 1st, All-Star

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1976-77 IND 81 - 36.4 3.28 7.89 .416 - - - 1.41 1.79 .786 0.81 2.52 3.33 8.46 3.47 0.20 1.59 - 7.98
1977-78 PHX 82 - 31.1 3.50 7.63 .458 - - - 1.37 1.66 .824 0.72 2.32 3.04 4.77 2.26 0.17 1.76 1.51 8.37
1978-79 PHX 82 - 31.0 3.48 7.02 .495 - - - 0.85 1.11 .769 0.54 2.11 2.65 4.34 1.90 0.22 1.82 1.17 7.80
1979-80 PHX 81 - 30.9 3.22 7.27 .443 0.23 0.98 .241 1.05 1.58 .664 0.86 2.01 2.88 3.95 1.63 0.12 1.37 1.12 7.73
1980-81 IND 58 - 18.9 1.97 4.95 .397 0.33 1.00 .328 0.86 1.12 .769 0.33 1.12 1.45 2.41 1.28 0.14 1.05 0.66 5.12
1981-82 IND 82 78 30.8 3.80 8.35 .455 0.89 2.30 .386 1.22 1.50 .813 0.56 2.16 2.72 4.96 2.00 0.33 2.15 1.16 9.72
1982-83 POR 41 1 15.7 1.76 4.44 .396 0.22 0.85 .257 1.00 1.12 .891 0.46 0.85 1.32 2.80 1.07 0.05 1.46 0.61 4.73
1983-84 KCK 76 10 17.5 1.97 4.63 .426 0.24 0.78 .305 0.83 1.05 .787 0.38 1.14 1.53 3.99 1.13 0.01 0.82 1.14 5.01
1984-85 KCK 65 14 14.4 1.26 3.12 .404 0.48 1.34 .356 0.35 0.46 .767 0.32 0.62 0.94 3.12 0.58 0.02 1.15 0.69 3.35
CAREER   648 103 26.3 2.82 6.39 .442 0.42 1.26 .333 1.02 1.30 .780 0.58 1.75 2.33 4.51 1.79 0.15 1.49 1.06 6.92

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NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1976-77 IND 81 - 2947 266 639 .416 - - - 114 145 .786 66 204 270 685 281 16 129 - 646
1977-78 PHX 82 - 2547 287 626 .458 - - - 112 136 .824 59 190 249 391 185 14 144 124 686
1978-79 PHX 82 - 2544 285 576 .495 - - - 70 91 .769 44 173 217 356 156 18 149 96 640
1979-80 PHX 81 - 2499 261 589 .443 19 79 .241 85 128 .664 70 163 233 320 132 10 111 91 626
1980-81 IND 58 - 1095 114 287 .397 19 58 .328 50 65 .769 19 65 84 140 74 8 61 38 297
1981-82 IND 82 78 2529 312 685 .455 73 189 .386 100 123 .813 46 177 223 407 164 27 176 95 797
1982-83 POR 41 1 643 72 182 .396 9 35 .257 41 46 .891 19 35 54 115 44 2 60 25 194
1983-84 KCK 76 10 1327 150 352 .426 18 59 .305 63 80 .787 29 87 116 303 86 1 62 87 381
1984-85 KCK 65 14 939 82 203 .404 31 87 .356 23 30 .767 21 40 61 203 38 1 75 45 218
CAREER   648 103 17070 1829 4139 .442 169 507 .333 658 844 .780 373 1134 1507 2920 1160 97 967 601 4485

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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
1976-77 IND 81 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 - - 0.23 36 45 .444 1.50 3.10 4.70
1977-78 PHX 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 3.15 1.49 0.22 49 33 .598 2.40 3.60 6.00
1978-79 PHX 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 3.71 1.62 0.16 50 32 .610 2.60 2.80 5.40
1979-80 PHX 81 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163 3.52 1.45 0.22 55 26 .679 1.70 2.90 4.60
1980-81 IND 58 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .073 3.68 1.95 0.23 30 27 .526 0.90 1.20 2.00
1981-82 IND 82 78 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 4.28 1.73 0.18 35 47 .427 3.70 3.40 7.10
1982-83 POR 41 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .054 4.60 1.76 0.25 23 17 .575 0.90 0.70 1.70
1983-84 KCK 76 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .129 3.48 0.99 0.23 35 41 .461 0.80 1.40 2.20
1984-85 KCK 65 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 .078 4.51 0.84 0.15 26 38 .406 1.00 0.20 1.30
CAREER   648 103 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 3.72 1.46 0.20 339 306 .526 15.50 19.30 35.00

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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
1976-77 IND 81 - .460 .416 2.12 6.90 4.45 29.01 - 4.27 0.28 - 120.25 - 1.01 - 99.1 14.07
1977-78 PHX 82 - .500 .458 2.34 7.81 5.03 18.49 15.31 3.14 0.29 11.84 128.20 5.14 1.10 104.5 97.7 12.41
1978-79 PHX 82 - .519 .495 1.95 7.44 4.74 16.26 13.48 2.72 0.37 10.76 126.40 5.41 1.11 109.8 103.3 11.74
1979-80 PHX 81 - .485 .459 3.15 7.01 5.12 16.02 12.36 2.43 0.22 11.70 134.77 4.81 1.06 106.0 104.4 11.08
1980-81 IND 58 - .471 .430 1.83 6.67 4.18 16.38 10.75 3.22 0.42 12.93 149.40 5.10 1.03 107.0 105.1 12.17
1981-82 IND 82 78 .539 .509 1.93 7.76 4.78 22.45 11.39 3.16 0.62 13.75 165.47 7.12 1.16 115.3 104.0 14.83
1982-83 POR 41 1 .480 .420 3.29 6.13 4.71 23.42 11.00 3.26 0.17 14.36 154.41 8.20 1.07 111.8 103.9 13.92
1983-84 KCK 76 10 .492 .452 2.45 7.62 4.98 29.39 18.35 3.02 0.04 14.36 151.87 8.54 1.08 105.8 107.5 13.84
1984-85 KCK 65 14 .504 .480 2.57 4.82 3.71 25.74 17.23 1.86 0.06 10.98 152.69 9.41 1.07 113.7 114.4 10.51
CAREER   648 103 .497 .462 2.38 7.33 4.84 21.27 13.63 3.12 0.31 12.28 155.48 6.21 1.08 109.1 103.2 12.82

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NBA Transactions

Apr 10, 1972 - The Phoenix Suns selected Don Buse in Round 3 with Pick 4 in the 1972 NBA Draft.
Sep 5, 1976 - Don Buse signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers.
Sep 6, 1977 - Don Buse was acquired by the Phoenix Suns from the Indiana Pacers in a trade.
Jul 1, 1980 - Don Buse, previously with the Phoenix Suns, became a free agent.
Sep 1, 1980 - Don Buse signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.
Nov 25, 1980 - Don Buse was acquired by the Indiana Pacers from the Phoenix Suns in a trade.
Jun 30, 1982 - The Indiana Pacers tendered a Qualifying Offer to make Don Buse a Restricted FA.
Jul 1, 1982 - Don Buse, previously with the Indiana Pacers, became a free agent.
Jan 7, 1983 - Don Buse signed a multi-year offer sheet with the Portland Trail Blazers. Since he is a restricted free agent, the Indiana Pacers can match.
Jan 9, 1983 - Don Buse signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Aug 22, 1983 - The Portland Trail Blazers placed the contract of Don Buse on waivers.
Aug 29, 1983 - Don Buse, previously with the Portland Trail Blazers, became a free agent.
Sep 28, 1983 - Don Buse signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings.
Jul 1, 1985 - Don Buse, previously with the Kansas City Kings, became a free agent.
Jul 1, 1985 - The Sacramento Kings renounced their free-agent exception rights to Don Buse.

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NBA Awards & Honors

All-NBA Defensive First Team - 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1977-78 PHX 2 - 38.0 2.00 5.50 .364 - - - 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 2.50 2.50 2.00 2.00 0.00 1.50 0.50 4.00
1978-79 PHX 15 - 34.1 3.13 7.73 .405 - - - 1.60 2.20 .727 1.13 2.53 3.67 3.47 1.53 0.33 2.07 1.00 7.87
1979-80 PHX 8 - 29.5 3.50 8.00 .438 0.62 1.62 .385 0.88 1.38 .636 1.00 1.62 2.62 5.50 0.75 0.00 1.88 1.62 8.50
1980-81 IND 2 - 17.5 0.50 4.00 .125 0.50 2.00 .250 1.00 1.00 1.000 0.00 2.50 2.50 3.50 1.50 0.00 2.00 1.00 2.50
1982-83 POR 5 0 6.2 0.40 1.60 .250 0.00 0.00 .000 0.60 0.80 .750 0.00 0.40 0.40 1.40 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.40 1.40
1983-84 KCK 3 0 16.7 2.33 5.33 .438 1.00 2.00 .500 1.33 2.00 .667 0.00 1.00 1.00 3.67 0.33 0.33 1.67 1.00 7.00
CAREER   35 0 26.9 2.54 6.37 .399 0.50 1.28 .391 1.14 1.60 .714 0.71 1.89 2.60 3.57 1.06 0.17 1.71 1.03 6.49

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NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1977-78 PHX 2 - 76 4 11 .364 - - - 0 0 .000 0 5 5 4 4 0 3 1 8
1978-79 PHX 15 - 512 47 116 .405 - - - 24 33 .727 17 38 55 52 23 5 31 15 118
1979-80 PHX 8 - 236 28 64 .438 5 13 .385 7 11 .636 8 13 21 44 6 0 15 13 68
1980-81 IND 2 - 35 1 8 .125 1 4 .250 2 2 1.000 0 5 5 7 3 0 4 2 5
1982-83 POR 5 0 31 2 8 .250 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 0 2 2 7 0 0 2 2 7
1983-84 KCK 3 0 50 7 16 .438 3 6 .500 4 6 .667 0 3 3 11 1 1 5 3 21
CAREER   35 0 940 89 223 .399 9 23 .391 40 56 .714 25 66 91 125 37 6 60 36 227

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
1977-78 PHX 2 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .099 4.00 4.00 0.00 0 2 .000 - 0.10 -
1978-79 PHX 15 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 3.47 1.53 0.28 9 6 .600 0.30 0.70 1.00
1979-80 PHX 8 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 3.38 0.46 0.17 3 5 .375 0.20 - 0.20
1980-81 IND 2 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .107 3.50 1.50 0.25 0 2 .000 -0.10 - -
1982-83 POR 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .030 3.50 0.00 0.50 2 3 .400 - - -
1983-84 KCK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 3.67 0.33 0.38 0 3 .000 0.10 - 0.10
CAREER   35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .140 3.47 1.03 0.25 14 21 .400 0.50 0.80 1.30

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
1977-78 PHX 2 - .364 .364 - 9.02 3.63 6.65 8.33 2.56 - 6.38 36.36 2.32 0.73 80.1 102.1 5.60
1978-79 PHX 15 - .452 .405 3.71 7.52 5.70 13.59 10.31 2.11 0.52 11.42 113.24 3.95 1.02 102.3 99.8 10.26
1979-80 PHX 8 - .494 .477 3.74 5.97 4.86 23.33 15.88 1.22 - 14.28 145.85 7.10 1.06 105.1 112.6 11.49
1980-81 IND 2 - .282 .188 - 17.14 7.37 26.57 18.38 3.92 - 12.13 137.50 7.50 0.62 77.2 101.5 8.36
1982-83 POR 5 0 .359 .250 - 7.33 3.59 28.10 17.01 - - 15.97 100.00 9.08 0.88 86.9 113.3 6.53
1983-84 KCK 3 0 .563 .531 - 7.78 3.34 31.73 13.86 0.96 1.15 17.36 160.42 8.83 1.31 114.6 112.2 15.48
CAREER   35 0 .458 .419 2.85 7.69 5.24 17.41 12.69 1.88 0.35 12.28 150.47 5.16 1.02 101.5 105.5 10.30

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NBA All-Star Weekend Competitions

Western All-Star Coaches Selection - 1977

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA All-Star Game Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1977 West 1 - 19 2 4 .500 - - - 0 0 .000 0 2 2 5 4 0 0 - 4
TOTAL   1 - 19 2 4 .500 - - - 0 0 .000 0 2 2 5 4 0 0 - 4
AVERAGES   1 - 19.0 2.00 4.00 .500 - - - 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 2.00 2.00 5.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 - 4.00

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NCAA

College: Evansville (1972)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1968-69 Evansville Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1969-70 Evansville So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1970-71 Evansville Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1971-72 Evansville Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -