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Al Butler

Elbert J. Butler

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: July 9, 1938 in Rochester, New York
Died: July 12, 2000
High School: East in Rochester, New York
College: Niagara University
Draft: Boston Celtics, 2nd round (8th pick, 17th overall), 1961 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 21, 1961

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1961-62 23 TOT NBA PG 59 2016 349 754 .463 349 754 .463 129 182 .709 337 205 156 827
1961-62 23 BOS NBA PG 5 47 13 29 .448 13 29 .448 5 6 .833 13 4 9 31
1961-62 23 NYK NBA PG 54 1969 336 725 .463 336 725 .463 124 176 .705 324 201 147 796
1962-63 24 NYK NBA PG 74 1488 297 676 .439 297 676 .439 144 187 .770 170 156 145 738
1963-64 25 NYK NBA PG 76 1379 260 616 .422 260 616 .422 138 187 .738 168 157 167 658
1964-65 26 BAL NBA PG 25 172 24 73 .329 24 73 .329 11 15 .733 21 12 25 59
Career NBA 234 5055 930 2119 .439 930 2119 .439 422 571 .739 696 530 493 2282
3 seasons NYK NBA 204 4836 893 2017 .443 893 2017 .443 406 550 .738 662 514 459 2192
1 season BAL NBA 25 172 24 73 .329 24 73 .329 11 15 .733 21 12 25 59
1 season BOS NBA 5 47 13 29 .448 13 29 .448 5 6 .833 13 4 9 31

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1961-62 23 TOT NBA PG 59 34.2 5.9 12.8 .463 5.9 12.8 .463 2.2 3.1 .709 5.7 3.5 2.6 14.0
1961-62 23 BOS NBA PG 5 9.4 2.6 5.8 .448 2.6 5.8 .448 1.0 1.2 .833 2.6 0.8 1.8 6.2
1961-62 23 NYK NBA PG 54 36.5 6.2 13.4 .463 6.2 13.4 .463 2.3 3.3 .705 6.0 3.7 2.7 14.7
1962-63 24 NYK NBA PG 74 20.1 4.0 9.1 .439 4.0 9.1 .439 1.9 2.5 .770 2.3 2.1 2.0 10.0
1963-64 25 NYK NBA PG 76 18.1 3.4 8.1 .422 3.4 8.1 .422 1.8 2.5 .738 2.2 2.1 2.2 8.7
1964-65 26 BAL NBA PG 25 6.9 1.0 2.9 .329 1.0 2.9 .329 0.4 0.6 .733 0.8 0.5 1.0 2.4
Career NBA 234 21.6 4.0 9.1 .439 4.0 9.1 .439 1.8 2.4 .739 3.0 2.3 2.1 9.8
3 seasons NYK NBA 204 23.7 4.4 9.9 .443 4.4 9.9 .443 2.0 2.7 .738 3.2 2.5 2.3 10.7
1 season BAL NBA 25 6.9 1.0 2.9 .329 1.0 2.9 .329 0.4 0.6 .733 0.8 0.5 1.0 2.4
1 season BOS NBA 5 9.4 2.6 5.8 .448 2.6 5.8 .448 1.0 1.2 .833 2.6 0.8 1.8 6.2

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1961-62 23 TOT NBA PG 59 2016 6.2 13.5 .463 6.2 13.5 .463 2.3 3.2 .709 6.0 3.7 2.8 14.8
1961-62 23 BOS NBA PG 5 47 10.0 22.2 .448 10.0 22.2 .448 3.8 4.6 .833 10.0 3.1 6.9 23.7
1961-62 23 NYK NBA PG 54 1969 6.1 13.3 .463 6.1 13.3 .463 2.3 3.2 .705 5.9 3.7 2.7 14.6
1962-63 24 NYK NBA PG 74 1488 7.2 16.4 .439 7.2 16.4 .439 3.5 4.5 .770 4.1 3.8 3.5 17.9
1963-64 25 NYK NBA PG 76 1379 6.8 16.1 .422 6.8 16.1 .422 3.6 4.9 .738 4.4 4.1 4.4 17.2
1964-65 26 BAL NBA PG 25 172 5.0 15.3 .329 5.0 15.3 .329 2.3 3.1 .733 4.4 2.5 5.2 12.3
Career NBA 234 5055 6.6 15.1 .439 6.6 15.1 .439 3.0 4.1 .739 5.0 3.8 3.5 16.3
3 seasons NYK NBA 204 4836 6.6 15.0 .443 6.6 15.0 .443 3.0 4.1 .738 4.9 3.8 3.4 16.3
1 season BAL NBA 25 172 5.0 15.3 .329 5.0 15.3 .329 2.3 3.1 .733 4.4 2.5 5.2 12.3
1 season BOS NBA 5 47 10.0 22.2 .448 10.0 22.2 .448 3.8 4.6 .833 10.0 3.1 6.9 23.7

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1961-62 23 TOT NBA PG 59 2016 13.0 .496 .463 .241 2.5 1.6 4.1 .098
1961-62 23 BOS NBA PG 5 47 17.4 .490 .448 .207 0.1 0.1 0.2 .189
1961-62 23 NYK NBA PG 54 1969 12.9 .496 .463 .243 2.4 1.5 3.9 .096
1962-63 24 NYK NBA PG 74 1488 13.8 .487 .439 .277 1.4 0.7 2.1 .068
1963-64 25 NYK NBA PG 76 1379 13.0 .471 .422 .304 1.0 0.1 1.1 .038
1964-65 26 BAL NBA PG 25 172 5.7 .371 .329 .205 9.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.077
Career NBA 234 5055 13.0 .481 .439 .269 9.4 4.6 2.4 7.0 .067
3 seasons NYK NBA 204 4836 13.2 .485 .443 .273 4.9 2.3 7.1 .071
1 season BAL NBA 25 172 5.7 .371 .329 .205 9.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.077
1 season BOS NBA 5 47 17.4 .490 .448 .207 0.1 0.1 0.2 .189

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Al Butler 4.1 2.1 1.1 -0.3
Ernie Beck 95.1 4.3 2.1 1.1 -0.4
Stan Stutz 86.8 3.9 1.7 1.1
Devean George 86.2 4.2 2.7 0.7 -0.3
Mike Riordan 84.8 3.8 2.1 1.7 -0.1
Lucious Harris 84.7 4.1 2.1 0.6 0.4
Raja Bell 84.6 3.7 1.7 1.1 -0.1
Matt Guokas 84.2 4.2 2.5 1.2 0.5
Trenton Hassell 83.0 4.0 2.7 1.5 -0.1
Winston Garland 82.5 4.5 2.4 1.7 -0.3
Billy Ray Bates 82.4 3.6 2.4 0.9 0.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Al Butler 4.1 2.1 1.1 -0.3
Stan Stutz 86.8 3.9 1.7 1.1
Billy Ray Bates 82.4 3.6 2.4 0.9 0.0
Earl Tatum 81.0 4.4 2.6 0.7 0.0
Jiri Welsch 79.0 3.6 1.7 0.8 -0.4
Keith Jennings 78.9 4.2 2.9 0.6
Ron Sobie 78.7 3.6 2.6 0.9 0.1
Mel Riebe 77.9 4.2 2.2 0.0
Ronnie Lester 76.6 3.9 1.7 0.7 0.2 0.0 -0.2
Jim Les 75.2 3.6 2.3 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1
Angelo Musi 74.7 3.5 1.3 1.1

Transactions

March 27, 1961: Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 2nd round (17th pick) of the 1961 NBA Draft.

December 11, 1961: Sold by the Boston Celtics to the New York Knicks.

October 17, 1964: Sold by the New York Knicks to the Baltimore Bullets.

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