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Spencer Haywood vs. Richard Jefferson Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Richard Jefferson and Spencer Haywood 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
Spencer Haywood:
1971 to 1983
Richard Jefferson:
2002 to 2018

NBA Championships and Seasons

Spencer Haywood 1
Richard Jefferson 1
Spencer Haywood 12
Richard Jefferson 17
Spencer Haywood 4
Richard Jefferson 12
Spencer Haywood 4
Richard Jefferson 0

Honors and Awards

Spencer Haywood 2
Richard Jefferson 0
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Spencer Haywood 4
Richard Jefferson 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 19.2
Richard Jefferson 12.6

Spencer Haywood 9.3
Richard Jefferson 4.0

Spencer Haywood 1.8
Richard Jefferson 2.0

Spencer Haywood 0.6
*
Richard Jefferson 0.7

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Richard Jefferson 0.3

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 14,592
Richard Jefferson 14,904

Spencer Haywood 7,038
Richard Jefferson 4,720

Spencer Haywood 1,351
Richard Jefferson 2,412

Spencer Haywood 355
*
Richard Jefferson 787

Spencer Haywood 629
*
Richard Jefferson 347

Spencer Haywood 760
Richard Jefferson 1,181

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .465
Richard Jefferson .464

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .125
*
Richard Jefferson .376

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .800
Richard Jefferson .768

Best Season (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 29.2
(1973)
Richard Jefferson 22.6
(2008)

Spencer Haywood 13.4
(1974)
Richard Jefferson 7.3
(2005)

Spencer Haywood 3.2
(1974)
Richard Jefferson 4.0
(2005)

Spencer Haywood 0.9
(1974)
*
Richard Jefferson 1.1
(2004)

Spencer Haywood 1.6
(1975)
*
Richard Jefferson 0.6
(2002)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 13.4
Richard Jefferson 10.8

Spencer Haywood 5.7
Richard Jefferson 4.3

Spencer Haywood 1.2
Richard Jefferson 1.7

Spencer Haywood 0.4
*
Richard Jefferson 0.6

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Richard Jefferson 0.3

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 441
Richard Jefferson 1,511

Spencer Haywood 188
Richard Jefferson 608

Spencer Haywood 41
Richard Jefferson 241

Spencer Haywood 13
*
Richard Jefferson 87

Spencer Haywood 36
*
Richard Jefferson 44

Spencer Haywood 33
Richard Jefferson 140

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .448
Richard Jefferson .473

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .000
*
Richard Jefferson .325

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .789
Richard Jefferson .731

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 20.0
(1982)
Richard Jefferson 22.2
(2006)

Spencer Haywood 9.0
(1975)
Richard Jefferson 6.4
(2003)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1978)
Richard Jefferson 4.1
(2006)

Spencer Haywood 0.8
(1975)
*
Richard Jefferson 1.3
(2004)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1982)
*
Richard Jefferson 0.7
(2004)

Notes: * Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
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