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Player Career Gaps

Posted by Justin Kubatko on July 5, 2013

Just a quick post to let you know that I have added rows to the the first stat table on each player page to note any gaps in the player's career. For example, here is Michael Jordan:

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1984-85 21 CHI NBA SG 82 82 3144 837 1625 .515 9 52 .173 630 746 .845 167 367 534 481 196 69 291 285 2313
1985-86 22 CHI NBA SG 18 7 451 150 328 .457 3 18 .167 105 125 .840 23 41 64 53 37 21 45 46 408
1986-87 23 CHI NBA SG 82 82 3281 1098 2279 .482 12 66 .182 833 972 .857 166 264 430 377 236 125 272 237 3041
1987-88 24 CHI NBA SG 82 82 3311 1069 1998 .535 7 53 .132 723 860 .841 139 310 449 485 259 131 252 270 2868
1988-89 25 CHI NBA SG 81 81 3255 966 1795 .538 27 98 .276 674 793 .850 149 503 652 650 234 65 290 247 2633
1989-90 26 CHI NBA SG 82 82 3197 1034 1964 .526 92 245 .376 593 699 .848 143 422 565 519 227 54 247 241 2753
1990-91 27 CHI NBA SG 82 82 3034 990 1837 .539 29 93 .312 571 671 .851 118 374 492 453 223 83 202 229 2580
1991-92 28 CHI NBA SG 80 80 3102 943 1818 .519 27 100 .270 491 590 .832 91 420 511 489 182 75 200 201 2404
1992-93 29 CHI NBA SG 78 78 3067 992 2003 .495 81 230 .352 476 569 .837 135 387 522 428 221 61 207 188 2541
1993-94 30 Did Not Play (minor league baseball—Birmingham Barons)
1994-95 31 CHI NBA SG 17 17 668 166 404 .411 16 32 .500 109 136 .801 25 92 117 90 30 13 35 47 457
1995-96 32 CHI NBA SG 82 82 3090 916 1850 .495 111 260 .427 548 657 .834 148 395 543 352 180 42 197 195 2491
1996-97 33 CHI NBA SG 82 82 3106 920 1892 .486 111 297 .374 480 576 .833 113 369 482 352 140 44 166 156 2431
1997-98 34 CHI NBA SG 82 82 3181 881 1893 .465 30 126 .238 565 721 .784 130 345 475 283 141 45 185 151 2357
1998-99 35 Did Not Play (retired)
1999-00 36 Did Not Play (retired)
2000-01 37 Did Not Play (retired)
2001-02 38 WAS NBA SF 60 53 2093 551 1324 .416 10 53 .189 263 333 .790 50 289 339 310 85 26 162 119 1375
2002-03 39 WAS NBA SF 82 67 3031 679 1527 .445 16 55 .291 266 324 .821 71 426 497 311 123 39 173 171 1640
Career NBA 1072 1039 41011 12192 24537 .497 581 1778 .327 7327 8772 .835 1668 5004 6672 5633 2514 893 2924 2783 32292
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/5/2013.

As you can see, Jordan's stints away from the game have been included in the table. In most cases we have been able to identify a reason the player did not play (injury, retirement, other league, etc.) and will note that in the row.

If you have any questions or comments about this addition or anything else, please let us know.

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3 Responses to “Player Career Gaps”

  1. Great!

  2. 1993-94 30 Did Not Play (Hubris)

  3. Mark Growcott Says:

    Very helpful Justin, Thanks

    Once again Basketball-Reference.com leads the way.

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