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No. 88: Greatest Clippers of All-Time: Rory White

Another scorer off the bench

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Rory White

Time with Clippers: 1984-1987

Stats: 8.4 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 0.8 APG, 0.7 SPG, 223 G, 19.8 MPG, 50.4 FG%

Win Shares: 4.6


Rory White spent the final three years of his NBA career with the Clippers. Though he started a good number of games, his primary role was coming off the bench. He did so nicely, as over the course of three years he averaged more than eight points a game.

During his first season in Los Angeles, White appeared in 80 games for the Clippers, though his role was small. He was only seeing the court for about 14 minutes a night. In his limited time, he was averaging around only five points a game. The following season was when the Clippers gave him more opportunities.

His minutes increased by 10, as did his production. He averaged 12 points a night, while adding 2.4 rebounds, one assist and one steal a game while shooting 52 percent from the field. There was a two month stretch in 1986 where White really took his game to the next level. During the course of 25 games, he averaged 17 points and three rebounds a game. He dropped at least 20 points seven times, including a 32-point outburst against the Phoenix Suns.

The following year would be his final in Los Angeles, and for his career. The 27-year-old averaged nine points and three rebounds a game. He appeared in 68 games, starting 35 of them. His minutes were the same, as he averaged 23 a game.

White scored at least 14 points on 17 different occasions. His top game of the season came against the Sonics on February 23, 1987. This would be the final time for his career he’d score 30 in a game.


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