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Paul Hoffman

Paul James Hoffman (Bear, The Body)

Position: Shooting Guard and Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: April 12, 1925
Died: November 12, 1998
High School: Jasper in Jasper, Indiana
College: Purdue University
Draft: Toronto Huskies, 1947 BAA Draft
As Executive: WAS franchise, 1963-1965 (Full Record)

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
1947-48 22 BLB BAA 37 142 408 .348 142 408 .348 104 157 .662 23 123 388
1948-49 23 Did Not Play (illness—heart condition)
1949-50 24 BLB NBA 60 312 914 .341 312 914 .341 242 364 .665 161 234 866
1950-51 25 BLB NBA 41 127 399 .318 127 399 .318 105 156 .673 202 111 135 359
1951-52 26 Did Not Play (illness—heart condition)
1952-53 27 BLB NBA SG 69 1955 240 656 .366 240 656 .366 224 342 .655 317 237 282 704
1953-54 28 BLB NBA PG 72 2505 253 761 .332 253 761 .332 217 303 .716 486 285 271 723
1954-55 29 TOT NBA 38 670 65 216 .301 65 216 .301 64 93 .688 124 94 93 194
1954-55 29 BLB NBA
1954-55 29 NYK NBA
1954-55 29 PHW NBA
Career TOT 317 5130 1139 3354 .340 1139 3354 .340 956 1415 .676 1129 911 1138 3234
NBA 280 5130 997 2946 .338 997 2946 .338 852 1258 .677 1129 888 1015 2846
BAA 37 142 408 .348 142 408 .348 104 157 .662 23 123 388
5 seasons BLB BAA 279 4460 1074 3138 .342 1074 3138 .342 892 1322 .675 1005 817 1045 3040

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
1947-48 22 BLB BAA 37 3.8 11.0 .348 3.8 11.0 .348 2.8 4.2 .662 0.6 3.3 10.5
1949-50 24 BLB NBA 60 5.2 15.2 .341 5.2 15.2 .341 4.0 6.1 .665 2.7 3.9 14.4
1950-51 25 BLB NBA 41 3.1 9.7 .318 3.1 9.7 .318 2.6 3.8 .673 4.9 2.7 3.3 8.8
1952-53 27 BLB NBA SG 69 28.3 3.5 9.5 .366 3.5 9.5 .366 3.2 5.0 .655 4.6 3.4 4.1 10.2
1953-54 28 BLB NBA PG 72 34.8 3.5 10.6 .332 3.5 10.6 .332 3.0 4.2 .716 6.8 4.0 3.8 10.0
1954-55 29 TOT NBA 38 17.6 1.7 5.7 .301 1.7 5.7 .301 1.7 2.4 .688 3.3 2.5 2.4 5.1
1954-55 29 BLB NBA
1954-55 29 NYK NBA
1954-55 29 PHW NBA
Career TOT 317 28.7 3.6 10.6 .340 3.6 10.6 .340 3.0 4.5 .676 5.1 2.9 3.6 10.2
NBA 280 28.7 3.6 10.5 .338 3.6 10.5 .338 3.0 4.5 .677 5.1 3.2 3.6 10.2
BAA 37 3.8 11.0 .348 3.8 11.0 .348 2.8 4.2 .662 0.6 3.3 10.5
5 seasons BLB BAA 279 31.6 3.8 11.2 .342 3.8 11.2 .342 3.2 4.7 .675 5.5 2.9 3.7 10.9

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
1947-48 22 BLB BAA 37 .348 .348 .662
1949-50 24 BLB NBA 60 .341 .341 .665
1950-51 25 BLB NBA 41 .318 .318 .673
1952-53 27 BLB NBA SG 69 1955 4.4 12.1 .366 4.4 12.1 .366 4.1 6.3 .655 5.8 4.4 5.2 13.0
1953-54 28 BLB NBA PG 72 2505 3.6 10.9 .332 3.6 10.9 .332 3.1 4.4 .716 7.0 4.1 3.9 10.4
1954-55 29 TOT NBA 38 670 3.5 11.6 .301 3.5 11.6 .301 3.4 5.0 .688 6.7 5.1 5.0 10.4
1954-55 29 BLB NBA
1954-55 29 NYK NBA
1954-55 29 PHW NBA
Career TOT 317 5130 3.9 11.5 .340 8.0 23.5 .340 3.5 5.2 .676 6.5 4.3 4.5 11.4
NBA 280 5130 3.9 11.5 .338 7.0 20.7 .338 3.5 5.2 .677 6.5 4.3 4.5 11.4
BAA 37 .348 .348 .662
5 seasons BLB BAA 279 4460 4.0 11.4 .342 8.7 25.3 .342 3.6 5.2 .675 6.5 4.2 4.5 11.5

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
1947-48 22 BLB BAA 37 .407 .348 .385 3.9 0.8 4.7
1949-50 24 BLB NBA 60 .403 .341 .398 2.0 2.1 4.1
1950-51 25 BLB NBA 41 .384 .318 .391 -0.2 1.1 0.8
1952-53 27 BLB NBA SG 69 1955 14.5 .436 .366 .521 1.8 0.5 2.2 .055
1953-54 28 BLB NBA PG 72 2505 13.5 .404 .332 .398 0.2 0.9 1.1 .020
1954-55 29 TOT NBA 38 670 .378 .301 .431
1954-55 29 BLB NBA
1954-55 29 NYK NBA
1954-55 29 PHW NBA
Career TOT 317 5130 13.9 .407 .340 .422 7.6 5.3 12.9 .031
NBA 280 5130 13.9 .407 .338 .427 3.7 4.5 8.2 .031
BAA 37 .407 .348 .385 3.9 0.8 4.7
5 seasons BLB BAA 279 4460 13.9 .409 .342 .421 7.6 5.3 12.9 .035

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
1947-48 ❍ 22 BLB BAA 11 44 141 .312 44 141 .312 41 62 .661 7 39 129
1952-53 27 BLB NBA SG 2 81 5 28 .179 5 28 .179 7 12 .583 7 11 10 17
Career TOT 13 81 49 169 .290 49 169 .290 48 74 .649 7 18 49 146
BAA 11 44 141 .312 44 141 .312 41 62 .661 7 39 129
NBA 2 81 5 28 .179 5 28 .179 7 12 .583 7 11 10 17
2 seasons BLB BAA 13 81 49 169 .290 49 169 .290 48 74 .649 7 18 49 146

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
1947-48 ❍ 22 BLB BAA 11 4.0 12.8 .312 4.0 12.8 .312 3.7 5.6 .661 0.6 3.5 11.7
1952-53 27 BLB NBA SG 2 40.5 2.5 14.0 .179 2.5 14.0 .179 3.5 6.0 .583 3.5 5.5 5.0 8.5
Career TOT 13 40.5 3.8 13.0 .290 3.8 13.0 .290 3.7 5.7 .649 3.5 1.4 3.8 11.2
BAA 11 4.0 12.8 .312 4.0 12.8 .312 3.7 5.6 .661 0.6 3.5 11.7
NBA 2 40.5 2.5 14.0 .179 2.5 14.0 .179 3.5 6.0 .583 3.5 5.5 5.0 8.5
2 seasons BLB BAA 13 40.5 3.8 13.0 .290 3.8 13.0 .290 3.7 5.7 .649 3.5 1.4 3.8 11.2

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
1947-48 ❍ 22 BLB BAA 11 .312 .312 .661
1952-53 27 BLB NBA SG 2 81 2.2 12.4 .179 2.2 12.4 .179 3.1 5.3 .583 3.1 4.9 4.4 7.6
Career TOT 13 81 2.2 12.4 .290 21.8 75.1 .290 3.1 5.3 .649 3.1 4.9 4.4 7.6
BAA 11 .312 .312 .661
NBA 2 81 2.2 12.4 .179 2.2 12.4 .179 3.1 5.3 .583 3.1 4.9 4.4 7.6
2 seasons BLB BAA 13 81 2.2 12.4 .290 21.8 75.1 .290 3.1 5.3 .649 3.1 4.9 4.4 7.6

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
1947-48 ❍ 22 BLB BAA 11 .383 .312 .440 0.9 0.1 1.1
1952-53 27 BLB NBA SG 2 81 2.8 .255 .179 .429 27.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.220
Career TOT 13 81 2.8 .362 .290 .438 27.7 0.5 0.2 0.7 -0.220
BAA 11 .383 .312 .440 0.9 0.1 1.1
NBA 2 81 2.8 .255 .179 .429 27.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.220
2 seasons BLB BAA 13 81 2.8 .362 .290 .438 27.7 0.5 0.2 0.7 -0.220

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Paul Hoffman 4.7 4.1 2.2 1.1 0.8
Wali Jones 87.5 4.0 4.0 2.5 1.3 0.8 0.3
Doug West 86.8 4.6 4.3 2.6 1.8 1.2 -0.1
Martell Webster 86.5 4.4 3.5 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.0
Avery Johnson 86.0 5.2 4.1 1.6 1.3 0.5 0.3
Fred Jones 85.5 4.8 4.0 2.6 2.2 1.2 0.0
Al Smith 85.4 4.5 3.3 1.8 0.9 0.6
Billy Kenville 85.1 4.5 3.9 3.0 1.4 0.5 0.4
Matt Guokas 84.0 4.7 4.2 2.5 2.3 1.2 0.5
Al Skinner 83.4 4.9 3.3 2.1 1.8 1.2 0.0
Slick Watts 81.9 4.7 3.3 2.7 1.2 1.2 0.8
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Paul Hoffman 4.7 4.1 2.2 1.1 0.8
Roger Mason 85.9 4.7 3.4 1.9 1.4 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1
Al Smith 85.4 4.5 3.3 1.8 0.9 0.6
Billy Kenville 85.1 4.5 3.9 3.0 1.4 0.5 0.4
Al Skinner 83.4 4.9 3.3 2.1 1.8 1.2 0.0
Slick Watts 81.9 4.7 3.3 2.7 1.2 1.2 0.8
Aaron Brooks 80.7 5.5 3.6 2.2 1.4 1.1 0.8
Keith Askins 80.6 4.4 4.3 1.9 1.4 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.2
Al Wood 80.4 4.4 4.2 2.5 2.3 1.0 0.9
Rick Mount 80.2 4.6 3.5 1.1 0.7 0.6
Charles Dudley 80.1 4.6 4.0 3.6 1.6 0.2 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1948 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)

Games
1953-54 NBA 72 (2)

Assists
1953-54 NBA 285 (7)

Personal Fouls
1952-53 NBA 282 (9)
1953-54 NBA 271 (5)

Assists Per Game
1953-54 NBA 4.0 (7)

True Shooting Pct
1947-48 BAA .407 (2)

Offensive Win Shares
1947-48 BAA 3.9 (9)

 

Transactions

July 1, 1947: Drafted by the Toronto Huskies in the 5th round (41st pick) of the 1947 BAA Draft.

November 28, 1954: Drafted by the New York Knicks from the Baltimore Bullets in the dispersal draft.

January 12, 1955: Sold by the New York Knicks to the Philadelphia Warriors.

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