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Dirk Nowitzki vs. David Thompson Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars David Thompson and Dirk Nowitzki that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

Who scored more points in his career? Who averaged more points in playoffs? Who won more championships? Who led the season more times? Who won more MVP awards? Those questions and many more, are answered here. It includes NBA Championships, seasons, playoffs, awards, statistical data for points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and percentages.

Head-To-Head Career Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2019-20
Dirk Nowitzki:
1999 to 2019
David Thompson:
1977 to 1984

NBA Championships and Seasons

Dirk Nowitzki 1
David Thompson 0
Dirk Nowitzki 21
David Thompson 8
Dirk Nowitzki 15
David Thompson 5
Dirk Nowitzki 14
David Thompson 4

Honors and Awards

Dirk Nowitzki 1
David Thompson 0
Dirk Nowitzki 1
David Thompson 0
Dirk Nowitzki 4
David Thompson 2
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Dirk Nowitzki 12
David Thompson 2

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Dirk Nowitzki 20.7
David Thompson 22.1

Dirk Nowitzki 7.5
David Thompson 3.8

Dirk Nowitzki 2.4
David Thompson 3.2

Dirk Nowitzki 0.8
David Thompson 0.9

Dirk Nowitzki 0.8
David Thompson 0.8

Totals Stats

Dirk Nowitzki 31,560
David Thompson 11,264

Dirk Nowitzki 11,489
David Thompson 1,921

Dirk Nowitzki 3,651
David Thompson 1,631

Dirk Nowitzki 1,210
David Thompson 459

Dirk Nowitzki 1,281
David Thompson 407

Dirk Nowitzki 1,522
David Thompson 509

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .471
David Thompson .504

3-Point Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .380
David Thompson .277

*
Free Throw Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .879
David Thompson .778

Best Season (no game minimum)

Dirk Nowitzki 26.6
(2006)
David Thompson 27.2
(1978)

Dirk Nowitzki 9.9
(2002)
David Thompson 4.9
(1978)

Dirk Nowitzki 3.5
(2008)
David Thompson 4.5
(1978)

Dirk Nowitzki 1.4
(2003)
David Thompson 1.4
(1977)

Dirk Nowitzki 1.5
(2005)
David Thompson 1.2
(1978)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Dirk Nowitzki 25.3
David Thompson 22.9

Dirk Nowitzki 10.0
David Thompson 4.3

Dirk Nowitzki 2.5
David Thompson 3.7

Dirk Nowitzki 1.0
David Thompson 0.9

Dirk Nowitzki 0.9
David Thompson 1.0

Totals Stats

Dirk Nowitzki 3,663
David Thompson 619

Dirk Nowitzki 1,446
David Thompson 115

Dirk Nowitzki 360
David Thompson 101

Dirk Nowitzki 149
David Thompson 24

Dirk Nowitzki 129
David Thompson 27

Dirk Nowitzki 145
David Thompson 27

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .462
David Thompson .462

3-Point Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .365
David Thompson .333

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Free Throw Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .892
David Thompson .745

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Dirk Nowitzki 28.4
(2002)
David Thompson 28.0
(1979)

Dirk Nowitzki 13.1
(2002)
David Thompson 7.0
(1979)

Dirk Nowitzki 4.0
(2008)
David Thompson 4.0
(1979)

Dirk Nowitzki 2.0
(2002)
David Thompson 1.5
(1977)

Dirk Nowitzki 2.6
(2004)
David Thompson 1.6
(1978)

Notes: * Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
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