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  Tale of the Tape
  Paul Arizin Rolando Blackman
Pos F-G G
Height 6-4 6-6
Weight 190 190
Draft 1950 1981 (9th)
Debut Nov 9, 1950 Oct 30, 1981
Years 10 13
All-Star 10 4
All-NBA 4 (3/1/0) 0
All-Def 0 0
MVP 0 0
Champ 1 0
HoF Yes No
Adjusted Win Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Paul Arizin Rolando Blackman
1 19.9 9.8
2 16.6 8.0
3 14.8 7.3
4 14.0 7.0
5 13.8 6.8
6 10.1 6.8
7 10.0 5.7
8 9.9 5.7
9 8.8 5.5
10 6.5 4.1
11 3.8
12 2.9
13 2.4
Wt Sum** 101.8 57.9

* Adjusted for schedule length
** 1 × best + 0.95 × 2nd-best + …

  Regular Season
  Paul Arizin Rolando Blackman
G 713 980
MP 24897 32087
PTS 16266 17623
TRB 6129 3278
AST 1665 2981
STL 715
BLK 274
TOV 1829
 Per Game
MP 38.4 32.7
PTS 22.8 18.0
TRB 8.6 3.3
AST 2.3 3.0
STL 0.7
BLK 0.3
TOV 1.9
 Shooting
FG% .421 .493
3P% .343
eFG% .421 .501
FT% .810 .840
TS% .506 .555
 Advanced
PER 19.7 16.7
TRB% 5.7
AST% 14.4
STL% 1.1
BLK% 0.5
TOV% 10.3
USG% 23.2
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 82.1 59.0
DWS 26.7 16.6
WS 108.8 75.6
WS/48 .183 .113

123 ≡ incomplete data

  Playoffs
  Paul Arizin Rolando Blackman
G 49 69
MP 1815 2137
PTS 1186 1110
TRB 404 200
AST 128 217
STL 42
BLK 14
TOV 126
 Per Game
MP 38.6 31.0
PTS 24.2 16.1
TRB 8.2 2.9
AST 2.6 3.1
STL 0.6
BLK 0.2
TOV 1.8
 Shooting
FG% .411 .484
3P% .290
eFG% .411 .489
FT% .829 .869
TS% .497 .547
 Advanced
PER 20.3 15.7
TRB% 5.3
AST% 11.9 15.8
STL% 1.0
BLK% 0.4
TOV% 11.0
USG% 22.7
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 5.3 3.3
DWS 2.1 0.2
WS 7.4 3.5
WS/48 .183 .079

123 ≡ incomplete data