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Walter Dukes

Walter F. Dukes (Walt, Wally)

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 7-0 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: June 23, 1930 in Rochester, New York
Died: March 13, 2001
High School: East in Rochester, New York
College: Seton Hall University
Draft: New York Knicks, 1953 NBA Draft (territorial selection)
NBA Debut: November 19, 1955

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 23, 2014 4:17 AM

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
1955-56 25 NYK NBA C 60 1290 149 370 .403 149 370 .403 167 236 .708 443 39 211 465
1956-57 26 MNL NBA C 71 1866 228 626 .364 228 626 .364 264 383 .689 794 54 273 720
1957-58 27 DET NBA C 72 2184 278 796 .349 278 796 .349 247 366 .675 954 52 311 803
1958-59 28 DET NBA C 72 2338 318 904 .352 318 904 .352 297 452 .657 958 64 332 933
1959-60 ★ 29 DET NBA C 66 2140 314 871 .361 314 871 .361 376 508 .740 883 80 310 1004
1960-61 ★ 30 DET NBA C 73 2044 286 706 .405 286 706 .405 281 400 .703 1028 139 313 853
1961-62 31 DET NBA C 77 1896 256 647 .396 256 647 .396 208 291 .715 803 125 327 720
1962-63 32 DET NBA C 62 913 83 255 .325 83 255 .325 101 137 .737 360 55 183 267
Career NBA 553 14671 1912 5175 .369 1912 5175 .369 1941 2773 .700 6223 608 2260 5765
6 seasons DET NBA 422 11515 1535 4179 .367 1535 4179 .367 1510 2154 .701 4986 515 1776 4580
1 season MNL NBA 71 1866 228 626 .364 228 626 .364 264 383 .689 794 54 273 720
1 season NYK NBA 60 1290 149 370 .403 149 370 .403 167 236 .708 443 39 211 465

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
1955-56 25 NYK NBA C 60 21.5 2.5 6.2 .403 2.5 6.2 .403 2.8 3.9 .708 7.4 0.7 3.5 7.8
1956-57 26 MNL NBA C 71 26.3 3.2 8.8 .364 3.2 8.8 .364 3.7 5.4 .689 11.2 0.8 3.8 10.1
1957-58 27 DET NBA C 72 30.3 3.9 11.1 .349 3.9 11.1 .349 3.4 5.1 .675 13.3 0.7 4.3 11.2
1958-59 28 DET NBA C 72 32.5 4.4 12.6 .352 4.4 12.6 .352 4.1 6.3 .657 13.3 0.9 4.6 13.0
1959-60 ★ 29 DET NBA C 66 32.4 4.8 13.2 .361 4.8 13.2 .361 5.7 7.7 .740 13.4 1.2 4.7 15.2
1960-61 ★ 30 DET NBA C 73 28.0 3.9 9.7 .405 3.9 9.7 .405 3.8 5.5 .703 14.1 1.9 4.3 11.7
1961-62 31 DET NBA C 77 24.6 3.3 8.4 .396 3.3 8.4 .396 2.7 3.8 .715 10.4 1.6 4.2 9.4
1962-63 32 DET NBA C 62 14.7 1.3 4.1 .325 1.3 4.1 .325 1.6 2.2 .737 5.8 0.9 3.0 4.3
Career NBA 553 26.5 3.5 9.4 .369 3.5 9.4 .369 3.5 5.0 .700 11.3 1.1 4.1 10.4
6 seasons DET NBA 422 27.3 3.6 9.9 .367 3.6 9.9 .367 3.6 5.1 .701 11.8 1.2 4.2 10.9
1 season MNL NBA 71 26.3 3.2 8.8 .364 3.2 8.8 .364 3.7 5.4 .689 11.2 0.8 3.8 10.1
1 season NYK NBA 60 21.5 2.5 6.2 .403 2.5 6.2 .403 2.8 3.9 .708 7.4 0.7 3.5 7.8

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
1955-56 25 NYK NBA C 60 1290 4.2 10.3 .403 4.2 10.3 .403 4.7 6.6 .708 12.4 1.1 5.9 13.0
1956-57 26 MNL NBA C 71 1866 4.4 12.1 .364 4.4 12.1 .364 5.1 7.4 .689 15.3 1.0 5.3 13.9
1957-58 27 DET NBA C 72 2184 4.6 13.1 .349 4.6 13.1 .349 4.1 6.0 .675 15.7 0.9 5.1 13.2
1958-59 28 DET NBA C 72 2338 4.9 13.9 .352 4.9 13.9 .352 4.6 7.0 .657 14.8 1.0 5.1 14.4
1959-60 ★ 29 DET NBA C 66 2140 5.3 14.7 .361 5.3 14.7 .361 6.3 8.5 .740 14.9 1.3 5.2 16.9
1960-61 ★ 30 DET NBA C 73 2044 5.0 12.4 .405 5.0 12.4 .405 4.9 7.0 .703 18.1 2.4 5.5 15.0
1961-62 31 DET NBA C 77 1896 4.9 12.3 .396 4.9 12.3 .396 3.9 5.5 .715 15.2 2.4 6.2 13.7
1962-63 32 DET NBA C 62 913 3.3 10.1 .325 3.3 10.1 .325 4.0 5.4 .737 14.2 2.2 7.2 10.5
Career NBA 553 14671 4.7 12.7 .369 4.7 12.7 .369 4.8 6.8 .700 15.3 1.5 5.5 14.1
6 seasons DET NBA 422 11515 4.8 13.1 .367 4.8 13.1 .367 4.7 6.7 .701 15.6 1.6 5.6 14.3
1 season MNL NBA 71 1866 4.4 12.1 .364 4.4 12.1 .364 5.1 7.4 .689 15.3 1.0 5.3 13.9
1 season NYK NBA 60 1290 4.2 10.3 .403 4.2 10.3 .403 4.7 6.6 .708 12.4 1.1 5.9 13.0

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
1955-56 25 NYK NBA C 60 1290 13.8 .491 .403 .638 1.9 0.9 2.8 .104
1956-57 26 MNL NBA C 71 1866 15.7 .453 .364 .612 1.8 2.4 4.2 .108
1957-58 27 DET NBA C 72 2184 13.6 .420 .349 .460 0.2 2.2 2.4 .052
1958-59 28 DET NBA C 72 2338 13.9 .423 .352 .500 -0.1 3.3 3.2 .066
1959-60 ★ 29 DET NBA C 66 2140 15.5 .459 .361 .583 1.8 2.1 3.9 .087
1960-61 ★ 30 DET NBA C 73 2044 16.3 .484 .405 .567 2.4 1.4 3.7 .088
1961-62 31 DET NBA C 77 1896 13.6 .464 .396 .450 1.0 2.3 3.3 .084
1962-63 32 DET NBA C 62 913 10.0 .423 .325 .537 -0.5 1.0 0.5 .027
Career NBA 553 14671 14.4 .451 .369 .536 8.5 15.6 24.0 .079
6 seasons DET NBA 422 11515 14.2 .447 .367 .515 4.8 12.3 17.0 .071
1 season MNL NBA 71 1866 15.7 .453 .364 .612 1.8 2.4 4.2 .108
1 season NYK NBA 60 1290 13.8 .491 .403 .638 1.9 0.9 2.8 .104

Playoffs 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
1956-57 26 MNL NBA C 5 177 24 57 .421 24 57 .421 20 27 .741 74 5 26 68
1957-58 27 DET NBA C 7 286 37 101 .366 37 101 .366 37 56 .661 97 4 38 111
1958-59 28 DET NBA C 3 113 15 30 .500 15 30 .500 13 17 .765 40 3 15 43
1959-60 29 DET NBA C 2 78 16 31 .516 16 31 .516 16 22 .727 33 2 9 48
1960-61 30 DET NBA C 5 152 20 53 .377 20 53 .377 10 18 .556 49 11 25 50
1961-62 31 DET NBA C 10 347 39 91 .429 39 91 .429 46 61 .754 138 24 52 124
1962-63 32 DET NBA C 3 8 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.000 1 2 3 3
Career NBA 35 1161 151 363 .416 151 363 .416 145 204 .711 432 51 168 447
6 seasons DET NBA 30 984 127 306 .415 127 306 .415 125 177 .706 358 46 142 379
1 season MNL NBA 5 177 24 57 .421 24 57 .421 20 27 .741 74 5 26 68

Playoffs 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
1956-57 26 MNL NBA C 5 35.4 4.8 11.4 .421 4.8 11.4 .421 4.0 5.4 .741 14.8 1.0 5.2 13.6
1957-58 27 DET NBA C 7 40.9 5.3 14.4 .366 5.3 14.4 .366 5.3 8.0 .661 13.9 0.6 5.4 15.9
1958-59 28 DET NBA C 3 37.7 5.0 10.0 .500 5.0 10.0 .500 4.3 5.7 .765 13.3 1.0 5.0 14.3
1959-60 29 DET NBA C 2 39.0 8.0 15.5 .516 8.0 15.5 .516 8.0 11.0 .727 16.5 1.0 4.5 24.0
1960-61 30 DET NBA C 5 30.4 4.0 10.6 .377 4.0 10.6 .377 2.0 3.6 .556 9.8 2.2 5.0 10.0
1961-62 31 DET NBA C 10 34.7 3.9 9.1 .429 3.9 9.1 .429 4.6 6.1 .754 13.8 2.4 5.2 12.4
1962-63 32 DET NBA C 3 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.3 0.7 1.0 1.0
Career NBA 35 33.2 4.3 10.4 .416 4.3 10.4 .416 4.1 5.8 .711 12.3 1.5 4.8 12.8
6 seasons DET NBA 30 32.8 4.2 10.2 .415 4.2 10.2 .415 4.2 5.9 .706 11.9 1.5 4.7 12.6
1 season MNL NBA 5 35.4 4.8 11.4 .421 4.8 11.4 .421 4.0 5.4 .741 14.8 1.0 5.2 13.6

Playoffs 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
1956-57 26 MNL NBA C 5 177 4.9 11.6 .421 4.9 11.6 .421 4.1 5.5 .741 15.1 1.0 5.3 13.8
1957-58 27 DET NBA C 7 286 4.7 12.7 .366 4.7 12.7 .366 4.7 7.0 .661 12.2 0.5 4.8 14.0
1958-59 28 DET NBA C 3 113 4.8 9.6 .500 4.8 9.6 .500 4.1 5.4 .765 12.7 1.0 4.8 13.7
1959-60 29 DET NBA C 2 78 7.4 14.3 .516 7.4 14.3 .516 7.4 10.2 .727 15.2 0.9 4.2 22.2
1960-61 30 DET NBA C 5 152 4.7 12.6 .377 4.7 12.6 .377 2.4 4.3 .556 11.6 2.6 5.9 11.8
1961-62 31 DET NBA C 10 347 4.0 9.4 .429 4.0 9.4 .429 4.8 6.3 .754 14.3 2.5 5.4 12.9
1962-63 32 DET NBA C 3 8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 13.5 1.000 4.5 9.0 13.5 13.5
Career NBA 35 1161 4.7 11.3 .416 4.7 11.3 .416 4.5 6.3 .711 13.4 1.6 5.2 13.9
6 seasons DET NBA 30 984 4.6 11.2 .415 4.6 11.2 .415 4.6 6.5 .706 13.1 1.7 5.2 13.9
1 season MNL NBA 5 177 4.9 11.6 .421 4.9 11.6 .421 4.1 5.5 .741 15.1 1.0 5.3 13.8

Playoffs 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
1956-57 26 MNL NBA C 5 177 15.1 .494 .421 .474 3.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 .095
1957-58 27 DET NBA C 7 286 12.7 .442 .366 .554 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 .054
1958-59 28 DET NBA C 3 113 16.5 .574 .500 .567 4.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 .138
1959-60 29 DET NBA C 2 78 24.1 .590 .516 .710 4.2 0.4 0.1 0.5 .284
1960-61 30 DET NBA C 5 152 9.5 .410 .377 .340 9.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .000
1961-62 31 DET NBA C 10 347 14.6 .526 .429 .670 8.5 0.6 0.1 0.7 .093
1962-63 32 DET NBA C 3 8 18.6 1.136 31.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 .414
Career NBA 35 1161 14.4 .494 .416 .562 5.8 1.8 0.4 2.2 .091
6 seasons DET NBA 30 984 14.3 .494 .415 .578 6.1 1.5 0.3 1.8 .090
1 season MNL NBA 5 177 15.1 .494 .421 .474 3.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 .095

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1959-60 29 DET NBA C 1 1 26:00 2 10 .200 0 1 .000 15 1 3 4
1960-61 30 DET NBA C 1 0 17:00 3 6 .500 2 2 1.000 4 1 4 8
Career NBA 2 1 43 5 16 .313 2 3 .667 19 2 7 12

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Walter Dukes 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.4 0.5
George Johnson 88.9 5.0 3.6 3.5 3.4 2.6 2.6 2.0 0.3
Zaza Pachulia 88.5 4.8 3.9 3.9 3.1 2.9 2.7 1.1 0.3
Joe Meriweather 87.4 4.8 3.8 3.8 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.2 0.8
Clemon Johnson 86.3 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.2
Jon Koncak 85.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.1 2.5 2.3 1.4 1.1
Wayne Cooper 85.4 5.1 4.1 3.5 2.9 2.9 2.8 1.5 1.2
Eddy Curry 85.3 4.7 4.3 3.5 3.3 3.0 1.8 1.7 0.0
Greg Ostertag 83.1 5.9 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.4 2.2 2.1 1.4
Leroy Ellis 82.6 6.4 3.8 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.3 1.6
Steve Johnson 81.7 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.4 3.1 2.4 1.7 1.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Walter Dukes 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.4 0.5
Eddy Curry 83.9 4.7 4.3 3.5 3.3 3.0 1.8 1.7 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3
John Gianelli 81.4 5.5 4.4 3.6 3.2 3.0 2.5 1.2 -0.4
Steve Johnson 81.2 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.4 3.1 2.4 1.7 1.3 0.2 0.0
Coby Dietrick 80.9 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0
Will Perdue 80.8 4.7 4.7 4.4 3.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.5
Clemon Johnson 80.1 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.5 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.2 0.9
Jon Koncak 79.4 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.1 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.1
Joe Meriweather 79.4 4.8 3.8 3.8 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.2 1.8 0.8
Jim Davis 79.3 4.3 3.8 3.5 2.3 2.3 1.8 0.9 0.2
Otto Moore 78.6 5.0 4.7 3.5 2.9 2.4 2.3 1.8 1.3 0.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1960 NBA
1961 NBA

Honors
1952-53 NCAA AP All-America (1st)

MVP Award Shares
1957-58 NBA 0.010 (9)
1959-60 NBA 0.011 (11)
Career 0.021 (144)

Games
1957-58 NBA 72 (1)
1958-59 NBA 72 (1)

Free Throw Attempts
1958-59 NBA 452 (9)
1959-60 NBA 508 (10)

Total Rebounds
1956-57 NBA 794 (8)
1957-58 NBA 954 (6)
1958-59 NBA 958 (6)
1959-60 NBA 883 (8)
1960-61 NBA 1028 (7)

Personal Fouls
1956-57 NBA 273 (8)
1957-58 NBA 311 (1)
1958-59 NBA 332 (1)
1959-60 NBA 310 (2)
1960-61 NBA 313 (3)
1961-62 NBA 327 (2)

Rebounds Per Game
1956-57 NBA 11.2 (8)
1957-58 NBA 13.2 (6)
1958-59 NBA 13.3 (6)
1959-60 NBA 13.4 (7)
1960-61 NBA 14.1 (6)
Career NBA 11.3 (21)
Career 11.3 (26)

Defensive Win Shares
1958-59 NBA 3.3 (10)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.006 (340)

NBA Elo Player Rating
474th (overall) as of Sep 22, 2014, 11:17AM

 

Transactions

April 24, 1953: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

October 26, 1956: Traded by the New York Knicks with Burdette Haldorson to the Minneapolis Lakers for Jerry Bird, Phil Jordon and Slater Martin.

September 12, 1957: Traded by the Minneapolis Lakers to the Detroit Pistons for Larry Foust.

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