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Paul Griffin

Paul Arthur Griffin

Position: Power Forward and Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: January 20, 1954 in Shelby, Michigan
High School: Shelby in Shelby, Michigan
College: Western Michigan University
Draft: New Orleans Jazz, 5th round (6th pick, 74th overall), 1976 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 22, 1976
Other Pages: College Basketball Stats

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PF 81 1645 140 256 .547 140 256 .547 .547 145 201 .721 167 328 495 167 50 43 241 425
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PF 82 1853 160 358 .447 160 358 .447 .447 112 157 .713 157 353 510 172 88 45 150 228 432
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PF 77 1398 106 223 .475 106 223 .475 .475 91 147 .619 126 265 391 138 54 36 117 198 303
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 82 1812 173 313 .553 0 0 173 313 .553 .553 174 240 .725 154 284 438 250 81 53 131 306 520
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 82 1930 166 325 .511 0 0 166 325 .511 .511 170 253 .672 184 321 505 249 77 38 132 207 502
1981-82 28 SAS NBA PF 23 0 459 32 66 .485 0 0 32 66 .485 .485 24 37 .649 29 66 95 54 20 8 40 67 88
1982-83 29 SAS NBA PF 53 0 956 60 116 .517 0 0 60 116 .517 .517 53 76 .697 77 139 216 86 33 25 68 153 173
Career NBA 480 0 10053 837 1657 .505 0 0 837 1657 .505 .505 769 1111 .692 894 1756 2650 1116 403 248 638 1400 2443
4 seasons SAS NBA 240 0 5157 431 820 .526 0 0 431 820 .526 .526 421 606 .695 444 810 1254 639 211 124 371 733 1283
3 seasons NOJ NBA 240 4896 406 837 .485 406 837 .485 .485 348 505 .689 450 946 1396 477 192 124 267 667 1160

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
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PF 81 20.3 1.7 3.2 .547 1.7 3.2 .547 1.8 2.5 .721 2.1 4.0 6.1 2.1 0.6 0.5 3.0 5.2
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PF 82 22.6 2.0 4.4 .447 2.0 4.4 .447 1.4 1.9 .713 1.9 4.3 6.2 2.1 1.1 0.5 1.8 2.8 5.3
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PF 77 18.2 1.4 2.9 .475 1.4 2.9 .475 1.2 1.9 .619 1.6 3.4 5.1 1.8 0.7 0.5 1.5 2.6 3.9
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 82 22.1 2.1 3.8 .553 0.0 0.0 2.1 3.8 .553 2.1 2.9 .725 1.9 3.5 5.3 3.0 1.0 0.6 1.6 3.7 6.3
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 82 23.5 2.0 4.0 .511 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 .511 2.1 3.1 .672 2.2 3.9 6.2 3.0 0.9 0.5 1.6 2.5 6.1
1981-82 28 SAS NBA PF 23 0 20.0 1.4 2.9 .485 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.9 .485 1.0 1.6 .649 1.3 2.9 4.1 2.3 0.9 0.3 1.7 2.9 3.8
1982-83 29 SAS NBA PF 53 0 18.0 1.1 2.2 .517 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.2 .517 1.0 1.4 .697 1.5 2.6 4.1 1.6 0.6 0.5 1.3 2.9 3.3
Career NBA 480 0 20.9 1.7 3.5 .505 0.0 0.0 1.7 3.5 .505 1.6 2.3 .692 1.9 3.7 5.5 2.3 0.8 0.5 1.6 2.9 5.1
4 seasons SAS NBA 240 0 21.5 1.8 3.4 .526 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.4 .526 1.8 2.5 .695 1.9 3.4 5.2 2.7 0.9 0.5 1.5 3.1 5.3
3 seasons NOJ NBA 240 20.4 1.7 3.5 .485 1.7 3.5 .485 1.5 2.1 .689 1.9 3.9 5.8 2.0 0.8 0.5 1.7 2.8 4.8

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
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PF 81 1645 3.1 5.6 .547 3.1 5.6 .547 3.2 4.4 .721 3.7 7.2 10.8 3.7 1.1 0.9 5.3 9.3
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PF 82 1853 3.1 7.0 .447 3.1 7.0 .447 2.2 3.1 .713 3.1 6.9 9.9 3.3 1.7 0.9 2.9 4.4 8.4
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PF 77 1398 2.7 5.7 .475 2.7 5.7 .475 2.3 3.8 .619 3.2 6.8 10.1 3.6 1.4 0.9 3.0 5.1 7.8
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 82 1812 3.4 6.2 .553 0.0 0.0 3.4 6.2 .553 3.5 4.8 .725 3.1 5.6 8.7 5.0 1.6 1.1 2.6 6.1 10.3
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 82 1930 3.1 6.1 .511 0.0 0.0 3.1 6.1 .511 3.2 4.7 .672 3.4 6.0 9.4 4.6 1.4 0.7 2.5 3.9 9.4
1981-82 28 SAS NBA PF 23 0 459 2.5 5.2 .485 0.0 0.0 2.5 5.2 .485 1.9 2.9 .649 2.3 5.2 7.5 4.2 1.6 0.6 3.1 5.3 6.9
1982-83 29 SAS NBA PF 53 0 956 2.3 4.4 .517 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.4 .517 2.0 2.9 .697 2.9 5.2 8.1 3.2 1.2 0.9 2.6 5.8 6.5
Career NBA 480 0 10053 3.0 5.9 .505 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.9 .505 2.8 4.0 .692 3.2 6.3 9.5 4.0 1.4 0.9 2.7 5.0 8.7
4 seasons SAS NBA 240 0 5157 3.0 5.7 .526 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.7 .526 2.9 4.2 .695 3.1 5.7 8.8 4.5 1.5 0.9 2.6 5.1 9.0
3 seasons NOJ NBA 240 4896 3.0 6.2 .485 3.0 6.2 .485 2.6 3.7 .689 3.3 7.0 10.3 3.5 1.4 0.9 3.0 4.9 8.5

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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 ORtg DRtg
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PF 81 1645 3.8 7.0 .547 3.8 7.0 .547 3.9 5.5 .721 4.5 8.9 13.5 4.5 1.4 1.2 6.6 11.6 97
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PF 82 1853 3.8 8.6 .447 3.8 8.6 .447 2.7 3.8 .713 3.8 8.4 12.2 4.1 2.1 1.1 3.6 5.5 10.3 95 98
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PF 77 1398 3.4 7.1 .475 3.4 7.1 .475 2.9 4.6 .619 4.0 8.4 12.4 4.4 1.7 1.1 3.7 6.3 9.6 96 103
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 82 1812 4.2 7.6 .553 0.0 0.0 4.2 7.6 .553 4.2 5.8 .725 3.7 6.9 10.6 6.0 2.0 1.3 3.2 7.4 12.6 116 107
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 82 1930 4.0 7.9 .511 0.0 0.0 4.0 7.9 .511 4.1 6.1 .672 4.4 7.8 12.2 6.0 1.9 0.9 3.2 5.0 12.1 113 104
1981-82 28 SAS NBA PF 23 0 459 3.3 6.7 .485 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.7 .485 2.4 3.8 .649 3.0 6.7 9.7 5.5 2.0 0.8 4.1 6.8 9.0 95 106
1982-83 29 SAS NBA PF 53 0 956 2.9 5.6 .517 0.0 0.0 2.9 5.6 .517 2.6 3.7 .697 3.7 6.8 10.5 4.2 1.6 1.2 3.3 7.4 8.4 104 106
Career NBA 480 0 10053 3.7 7.4 .505 0.0 0.0 3.7 7.4 .505 3.4 5.0 .692 4.0 7.9 11.9 5.0 1.8 1.1 3.4 6.3 10.9 105 103
4 seasons SAS NBA 240 0 5157 3.8 7.3 .526 0.0 0.0 3.8 7.3 .526 3.7 5.4 .695 3.9 7.2 11.1 5.7 1.9 1.1 3.3 6.5 11.3 112 106
3 seasons NOJ NBA 240 4896 3.7 7.6 .485 3.7 7.6 .485 3.2 4.6 .689 4.1 8.6 12.7 4.3 1.7 1.1 3.6 6.1 10.5 95 99

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1976-77 23 NOJ NBA PF 81 1645 13.5 .617 .785 10.0 19.0 14.6 12.9 1.4 1.3 1.9 2.2 4.1 .119 0.3 1.9 2.2 1.7
1977-78 24 NOJ NBA PF 82 1853 10.9 .506 .439 8.3 18.0 13.2 11.4 2.1 1.2 26.0 11.8 0.3 2.6 2.9 .076 -1.6 2.5 0.8 1.3
1978-79 25 NOJ NBA PF 77 1398 10.0 .527 .659 9.1 17.9 13.7 12.1 1.7 1.3 28.9 11.0 0.0 1.5 1.6 .054 -2.2 1.6 -0.7 0.5
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 82 1812 13.2 .621 .000 .767 9.3 16.5 12.9 15.7 2.0 1.5 23.8 11.5 2.9 1.5 4.4 .116 1.2 1.4 2.6 2.1
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 82 1930 13.8 .575 .000 .778 10.8 17.4 14.2 15.8 1.9 1.1 23.2 11.7 2.6 2.3 4.9 .122 1.0 1.9 2.9 2.4
1981-82 28 SAS NBA PF 23 459 8.5 .535 .000 .561 6.8 15.4 11.1 13.6 2.0 1.0 32.7 10.6 -0.1 0.5 0.4 .040 -2.0 2.2 0.2 0.3
1982-83 29 SAS NBA PF 53 956 8.9 .579 .000 .655 9.1 15.3 12.3 10.3 1.6 1.4 31.3 9.1 0.5 0.9 1.4 .068 -0.6 1.7 1.1 0.7
Career NBA 480 10053 11.9 .569 .000 .670 9.3 17.4 13.5 13.4 1.8 1.3 26.2 11.2 8.1 11.5 19.6 .094 -0.3 1.8 1.5 9.0
4 seasons SAS NBA 240 5157 12.2 .590 .000 .739 9.6 16.5 13.1 14.5 1.9 1.3 25.5 11.0 5.9 5.1 11.0 .103 0.5 1.7 2.2 5.5
3 seasons NOJ NBA 240 4896 11.5 .548 .603 9.1 18.3 13.8 12.1 1.7 1.3 27.2 11.5 2.2 6.3 8.6 .084 -1.2 2.0 0.8 3.5

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 3 69 7 14 .500 0 0 7 14 .500 .500 6 6 1.000 3 12 15 6 0 1 7 9 20
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 7 183 14 24 .583 0 0 14 24 .583 .583 9 20 .450 16 24 40 29 6 5 9 28 37
Career NBA 10 252 21 38 .553 0 0 21 38 .553 .553 15 26 .577 19 36 55 35 6 6 16 37 57
2 seasons SAS NBA 10 252 21 38 .553 0 0 21 38 .553 .553 15 26 .577 19 36 55 35 6 6 16 37 57

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
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 3 23.0 2.3 4.7 .500 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.7 .500 2.0 2.0 1.000 1.0 4.0 5.0 2.0 0.0 0.3 2.3 3.0 6.7
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 7 26.1 2.0 3.4 .583 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.4 .583 1.3 2.9 .450 2.3 3.4 5.7 4.1 0.9 0.7 1.3 4.0 5.3
Career NBA 10 25.2 2.1 3.8 .553 0.0 0.0 2.1 3.8 .553 1.5 2.6 .577 1.9 3.6 5.5 3.5 0.6 0.6 1.6 3.7 5.7
2 seasons SAS NBA 10 25.2 2.1 3.8 .553 0.0 0.0 2.1 3.8 .553 1.5 2.6 .577 1.9 3.6 5.5 3.5 0.6 0.6 1.6 3.7 5.7

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
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 3 69 3.7 7.3 .500 0.0 0.0 3.7 7.3 .500 3.1 3.1 1.000 1.6 6.3 7.8 3.1 0.0 0.5 3.7 4.7 10.4
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 7 183 2.8 4.7 .583 0.0 0.0 2.8 4.7 .583 1.8 3.9 .450 3.1 4.7 7.9 5.7 1.2 1.0 1.8 5.5 7.3
Career NBA 10 252 3.0 5.4 .553 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.4 .553 2.1 3.7 .577 2.7 5.1 7.9 5.0 0.9 0.9 2.3 5.3 8.1
2 seasons SAS NBA 10 252 3.0 5.4 .553 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.4 .553 2.1 3.7 .577 2.7 5.1 7.9 5.0 0.9 0.9 2.3 5.3 8.1

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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 ORtg DRtg
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 3 69 5.0 10.0 .500 0.0 0.0 5.0 10.0 .500 4.3 4.3 1.000 2.1 8.6 10.7 4.3 0.0 0.7 5.0 6.4 14.3 97 116
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 7 183 3.8 6.5 .583 0.0 0.0 3.8 6.5 .583 2.4 5.4 .450 4.3 6.5 10.8 7.8 1.6 1.4 2.4 7.6 10.0 117 112
Career NBA 10 252 4.1 7.5 .553 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.5 .553 2.9 5.1 .577 3.7 7.1 10.8 6.9 1.2 1.2 3.1 7.3 11.2 111 113
2 seasons SAS NBA 10 252 4.1 7.5 .553 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.5 .553 2.9 5.1 .577 3.7 7.1 10.8 6.9 1.2 1.2 3.1 7.3 11.2 111 113

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1979-80 26 SAS NBA C 3 69 9.0 .601 .000 .429 4.5 19.7 11.8 11.8 0.0 0.8 29.6 14.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.016
1980-81 27 SAS NBA PF 7 183 12.9 .564 .000 .833 10.8 16.0 13.5 19.6 1.6 1.6 21.5 9.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 .084
Career NBA 10 252 11.8 .576 .000 .684 9.1 17.0 13.0 17.4 1.2 1.4 24.4 10.9 0.3 0.0 0.3 .056
2 seasons SAS NBA 10 252 11.8 .576 .000 .684 9.1 17.0 13.0 17.4 1.2 1.4 24.4 10.9 0.3 0.0 0.3 .056

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Paul Griffin 4.9 4.4 4.1 2.9 1.6 1.4 0.4
Shandon Anderson 94.5 4.9 4.2 3.9 2.7 2.0 1.2 0.4
Eduardo Najera 92.0 4.8 4.0 4.0 2.7 1.6 1.1 1.1
Luke Jackson 91.6 5.1 4.8 4.2 3.6 1.7 1.4 0.8
Charlie Villanueva 91.1 4.9 3.9 3.5 3.1 1.7 1.7 0.4
Nate Williams 90.3 4.5 4.3 4.0 2.8 2.5 1.9 0.4
Frank Brickowski 88.5 4.7 4.1 3.8 3.6 1.1 1.0 0.4
Ron Anderson 88.3 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.1 2.5 1.5 0.3
Bill Calhoun 88.1 4.5 4.1 3.9 2.2 2.1 1.4 0.4
Allan Bristow 88.0 4.4 4.3 3.5 2.8 1.9 1.9 0.5
Kenny Walker 88.0 4.7 4.0 3.1 2.7 1.9 1.3 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Paul Griffin 4.9 4.4 4.1 2.9 1.6 1.4 0.4
Luke Jackson 88.9 5.1 4.8 4.2 3.6 1.7 1.4 0.8 0.8
Bill Calhoun 88.1 4.5 4.1 3.9 2.2 2.1 1.4 0.4
Kenny Walker 88.0 4.7 4.0 3.1 2.7 1.9 1.3 0.1
Andray Blatche 87.3 4.9 3.7 3.4 3.0 2.4 1.4 0.5 0.1 -0.1
Donald Royal 86.5 5.1 3.8 3.6 2.3 1.6 1.3 1.0 0.4
Luc Mbah a Moute 85.9 4.8 4.7 4.0 2.4 1.0 0.5
DeJuan Blair 85.5 4.8 4.6 4.0 3.4 2.2
Lionel Simmons 85.4 4.3 3.8 3.8 2.7 1.1 0.9 0.3
Charlie Villanueva 85.2 4.9 3.9 3.5 3.1 1.7 1.7 1.6 0.4 0.1
Danny Fortson 84.8 4.5 4.4 4.3 3.5 2.3 1.9 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.0

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1972-73 19 WMICHIGAN 25 91 177 36 76 220 218 .514 .474 8.7 8.8
1973-74 20 WMICHIGAN 26 109 186 62 96 252 280 .586 .646 10.8 9.7
1974-75 21 WMICHIGAN 26 106 188 65 87 259 277 .564 .747 10.7 10.0
1975-76 22 WMICHIGAN 28 115 192 73 100 277 303 .599 .730 10.8 9.9
Career 105 421 743 236 359 1008 1078 .567 .657 10.3 9.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1977-78 NBA 82 (3)
1979-80 NBA 82 (2)
1980-81 NBA 82 (3)

Offensive Rating
1979-80 NBA 116.4 (10)

Defensive Box Plus/Minus
1977-78 NBA 2.5 (10)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.000 (945)

Transactions

June 8, 1976: Drafted by the New Orleans Jazz in the 5th round (74th pick) of the 1976 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1979: Sent to the San Antonio Spurs as compensation for the New Orleans Jazz signing Allan Bristow as a veteran free agent.

April, 1983: Retired from the San Antonio Spurs.

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