Don Nelson

Small forward | Retired

Don Nelson
  • Height: 1.98 m / 6 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 95 kg / 209 lbs
  • Age: 79   Birth date:
  • Birth place: Muskegon (Michigan)
  • Full name: Donald Arvid Nelson
  • Nationality: United States
  • College: Iowa
  • Draft: 1962 / Pick: 17

NBA career

  • Seasons: 14
  • Playoffs*: 11
  • NBA Finals*: 6
  • NBA titles*: 5
(*) Only if playoffs played

Regular season per game

MPPTSRBASFG3PFT
Career20.610.34.91.448--76

Playoffs per game

MPPTSRBASFG3PFT
Career21.410.54.81.450--82

Don Nelson NBA career full stats

Career regular season average stats per game

YEARTEAMGPGSMINFG3PFTREBASTSTLTOBLKPFPTSEFF
1962-63CHZ62--17.344.0--72.94.51.2------2.26.88.8
1963-64LAL80--17.641.8--74.14.01.0------2.35.27.2
1964-65LAL39--6.142.4--76.91.90.6------1.02.43.4
1965-66BOS75--23.543.9--68.45.41.1------2.510.210.6
1966-67BOS79--15.244.6--74.23.70.8------1.87.57.9
1967-68BOS82--18.349.4--72.85.31.3------2.210.011.7
1968-69BOS82--21.648.5--77.65.61.1------2.411.612.7
1969-70BOS82--27.150.1--77.57.31.8------2.915.417.7
1970-71BOS82--27.546.8--74.46.91.9------2.813.915.6
1971-72BOS82--25.448.0--78.85.52.3------2.713.815.4
1972-73BOS72--19.847.6--84.64.41.4------2.210.811.5
1973-74BOS82--21.350.8--78.84.22.00.2--0.22.311.513.1
1974-75BOS79--26.053.9--82.75.92.30.4--0.23.014.017.6
1975-76BOS75--12.646.2--78.92.41.00.2--0.11.56.46.9
Total1053020.648.0--76.54.91.40.3--0.12.310.311.9

Career regular totals per season

YEARTEAMGPGSMINFG3PFTREBASTSTLTOBLKPFPTSEFF
1962-63CHZ62--1071129/293--/--161/22127972------136419546
1963-64LAL80--1406135/323--/--149/20132376------181419578
1964-65LAL39--23836/85--/--20/267324------4092134
1965-66BOS75--1765271/618--/--223/32640379------187765797
1966-67BOS79--1202227/509--/--141/19029565------143595624
1967-68BOS82--1498312/632--/--195/268431103------178819960
1968-69BOS82--1773374/771--/--201/25945892------1989491044
1969-70BOS82--2224461/920--/--337/435601148------23812591451
1970-71BOS82--2254412/881--/--317/426565153------23211411281
1971-72BOS82--2086389/811--/--356/452453192------22011341261
1972-73BOS72--1425309/649--/--159/188315102------155777825
1973-74BOS82--1748364/717--/--215/27334516219--131899431071
1974-75BOS79--2052423/785--/--263/31846918132--1523911091389
1975-76BOS75--943175/379--/--127/1611827714--7115477519
Total10530216854017/8373--/--2864/37445192152665--3524511089812480
GP.- Games played GS.- Games started MIN.- Minutes played FG.- Field goals 3P.- Three pointers FT.- Free throws REB.- Rebounds AST.- Assists STL.- Steals TO.- Turnovers BLK.- Blocks PF.- Personal fouls PTS.- Points EFF.- Efficiency=PTS+REB+BLK+AST+STL-TO-(FGA-FGM)-(FTA-FTM)

Career playoff average stats per game

YEARTEAMGPGSMINFG3PFTREBASTSTLTOBLKPFPTSEFF
1963-64LAL5--11.253.8--100.02.60.4------2.23.45.2
1964-65LAL11--19.345.3--76.05.41.7------2.86.110.0
1965-66BOS17--18.642.4--80.85.00.8------2.98.49.5
1966-67BOS9--15.845.8--58.84.71.0------1.37.18.4
1967-68BOS19--24.652.0--74.37.51.7------2.612.516.3
1968-69BOS18--19.351.8--83.34.61.2------2.812.413.2
1971-72BOS11--28.052.5--85.45.51.9------2.713.215.7
1972-73BOS13--23.346.5--87.52.91.2------2.211.010.4
1973-74BOS18--25.950.0--77.45.41.90.4--0.23.011.414.1
1974-75BOS11--24.956.4--90.24.12.40.2--0.23.315.417.2
1975-76BOS18--17.548.1--87.02.90.90.2--0.12.69.19.7
Total150021.449.8--81.74.81.40.3--0.12.710.512.3

Career playoff totals per season

YEARTEAMGPGSMINFG3PFTREBASTSTLTOBLKPFPTSEFF
1963-64LAL5--567/13--/--3/3132------111726
1964-65LAL11--21224/53--/--19/255919------3167110
1965-66BOS17--31650/118--/--42/528513------50142162
1966-67BOS9--14227/59--/--10/17429------126476
1967-68BOS19--46891/175--/--55/7414332------49237309
1968-69BOS18--34887/168--/--50/608321------51224237
1971-72BOS11--30852/99--/--41/486121------30145173
1972-73BOS13--30347/101--/--49/563815------29143135
1973-74BOS18--46782/164--/--41/5397358--354205254
1974-75BOS11--27466/117--/--37/4145262--236169189
1975-76BOS18--31552/108--/--60/6953173--246164174
Total15003209585/1175--/--407/49871921013--739915771845
GP.- Games played GS.- Games started MIN.- Minutes played FG.- Field goals 3P.- Three pointers FT.- Free throws REB.- Rebounds AST.- Assists STL.- Steals TO.- Turnovers BLK.- Blocks PF.- Personal fouls PTS.- Points EFF.- Efficiency=PTS+REB+BLK+AST+STL-TO-(FGA-FGM)-(FTA-FTM)