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Paul Ruffner

Paul Ruffner

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: October 15, 1948 in Downey, California
High School: Earl Warren in Santa Monica, California
College: Brigham Young University
Draft: Chicago Bulls, 2nd round (11th pick, 28th overall), 1970 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 25, 1970 ▪ ABA Debut: October 15, 1971

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
1970-71 22 CHI NBA C 10 60 15 35 .429 15 35 .429 4 8 .500 16 2 10 34
1971-72 23 PTC ABA C 79 1059 182 381 .478 0 0 182 381 .478 84 115 .730 118 223 341 52 69 178 448
1972-73 24 Did Not Play
1973-74 25 BUF NBA C 20 51 11 27 .407 11 27 .407 8 13 .615 4 7 11 0 1 1 10 30
1974-75 26 BUF NBA C 22 103 22 47 .468 22 47 .468 1 5 .200 12 10 22 7 3 3 22 45
1975-76 27 SSL ABA C 2 5 2 3 .667 0 0 2 3 .667 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Career TOT 133 1278 232 493 .471 0 0 232 493 .471 97 141 .688 135 242 393 61 4 4 69 220 561
ABA 81 1064 184 384 .479 0 0 184 384 .479 84 115 .730 119 225 344 52 0 0 69 178 452
NBA 52 214 48 109 .440 48 109 .440 13 26 .500 16 17 49 9 4 4 42 109
1 season PTC ABA 79 1059 182 381 .478 0 0 182 381 .478 84 115 .730 118 223 341 52 69 178 448
2 seasons BUF NBA 42 154 33 74 .446 33 74 .446 9 18 .500 16 17 33 7 4 4 32 75
1 season CHI NBA 10 60 15 35 .429 15 35 .429 4 8 .500 16 2 10 34
1 season SSL ABA 2 5 2 3 .667 0 0 2 3 .667 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4

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
1970-71 22 CHI NBA C 10 6.0 1.5 3.5 .429 1.5 3.5 .429 0.4 0.8 .500 1.6 0.2 1.0 3.4
1971-72 23 PTC ABA C 79 13.4 2.3 4.8 .478 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.8 .478 1.1 1.5 .730 1.5 2.8 4.3 0.7 0.9 2.3 5.7
1973-74 25 BUF NBA C 20 2.6 0.6 1.4 .407 0.6 1.4 .407 0.4 0.7 .615 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.5 1.5
1974-75 26 BUF NBA C 22 4.7 1.0 2.1 .468 1.0 2.1 .468 0.0 0.2 .200 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.0 2.0
1975-76 27 SSL ABA C 2 2.5 1.0 1.5 .667 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 .667 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Career TOT 133 9.6 1.7 3.7 .471 0.0 0.0 1.7 3.7 .471 0.7 1.1 .688 1.1 2.0 3.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.7 4.2
ABA 81 13.1 2.3 4.7 .479 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.7 .479 1.0 1.4 .730 1.5 2.8 4.2 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.2 5.6
NBA 52 4.1 0.9 2.1 .440 0.9 2.1 .440 0.3 0.5 .500 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.8 2.1
1 season PTC ABA 79 13.4 2.3 4.8 .478 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.8 .478 1.1 1.5 .730 1.5 2.8 4.3 0.7 0.9 2.3 5.7
2 seasons BUF NBA 42 3.7 0.8 1.8 .446 0.8 1.8 .446 0.2 0.4 .500 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.8 1.8
1 season CHI NBA 10 6.0 1.5 3.5 .429 1.5 3.5 .429 0.4 0.8 .500 1.6 0.2 1.0 3.4
1 season SSL ABA 2 2.5 1.0 1.5 .667 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 .667 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0

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
1970-71 22 CHI NBA C 10 60 9.0 21.0 .429 9.0 21.0 .429 2.4 4.8 .500 9.6 1.2 6.0 20.4
1971-72 23 PTC ABA C 79 1059 6.2 13.0 .478 0.0 0.0 6.2 13.0 .478 2.9 3.9 .730 4.0 7.6 11.6 1.8 2.3 6.1 15.2
1973-74 25 BUF NBA C 20 51 7.8 19.1 .407 7.8 19.1 .407 5.6 9.2 .615 2.8 4.9 7.8 0.0 0.7 0.7 7.1 21.2
1974-75 26 BUF NBA C 22 103 7.7 16.4 .468 7.7 16.4 .468 0.3 1.7 .200 4.2 3.5 7.7 2.4 1.0 1.0 7.7 15.7
1975-76 27 SSL ABA C 2 5 14.4 21.6 .667 0.0 0.0 14.4 21.6 .667 0.0 0.0 7.2 14.4 21.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.8
Career TOT 133 1278 6.5 13.9 .471 0.0 0.0 6.5 13.9 .471 2.7 4.0 .688 4.0 7.2 11.1 1.7 0.9 0.9 2.3 6.2 15.8
ABA 81 1064 6.2 13.0 .479 0.0 0.0 6.2 13.0 .479 2.8 3.9 .730 4.0 7.6 11.6 1.8 0.0 0.0 2.3 6.0 15.3
NBA 52 214 8.1 18.3 .440 8.1 18.3 .440 2.2 4.4 .500 3.7 4.0 8.2 1.5 0.9 0.9 7.1 18.3
1 season PTC ABA 79 1059 6.2 13.0 .478 0.0 0.0 6.2 13.0 .478 2.9 3.9 .730 4.0 7.6 11.6 1.8 2.3 6.1 15.2
2 seasons BUF NBA 42 154 7.7 17.3 .446 7.7 17.3 .446 2.1 4.2 .500 3.7 4.0 7.7 1.6 0.9 0.9 7.5 17.5
1 season CHI NBA 10 60 9.0 21.0 .429 9.0 21.0 .429 2.4 4.8 .500 9.6 1.2 6.0 20.4
1 season SSL ABA 2 5 14.4 21.6 .667 0.0 0.0 14.4 21.6 .667 0.0 0.0 7.2 14.4 21.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.8

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
1970-71 22 CHI NBA C 10 60 12.5 .441 .429 .229 12.6 5.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .021
1971-72 23 PTC ABA C 79 1059 13.8 .519 .478 .302 .000 10.2 19.2 14.7 6.2 13.8 17.2 0.9 -0.1 0.9 .039
1973-74 25 BUF NBA C 20 51 11.7 .458 .407 .481 8.0 13.3 10.7 0.0 0.8 1.0 102 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.012
1974-75 26 BUF NBA C 22 103 12.1 .457 .468 .106 12.3 9.5 10.9 9.9 1.3 1.4 100 0.0 0.1 0.1 .029
1975-76 27 SSL ABA C 2 5 35.8 .667 .667 .000 .000 19.4 38.8 29.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.9 142 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 .336
Career TOT 133 1278 13.6 .505 .471 .286 .000 10.3 18.2 14.2 6.2 1.1 1.2 13.7 17.3 142 100 0.8 0.1 1.0 .036
ABA 81 1064 13.9 .520 .479 .299 .000 10.2 19.3 14.8 6.2 0.0 0.0 13.7 17.3 142 101 0.9 -0.1 0.9 .040
NBA 52 214 12.1 .453 .440 .239 10.9 10.8 11.3 6.3 1.1 1.3 100 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .017
1 season PTC ABA 79 1059 13.8 .519 .478 .302 .000 10.2 19.2 14.7 6.2 13.8 17.2 0.9 -0.1 0.9 .039
2 seasons BUF NBA 42 154 12.0 .458 .446 .243 10.9 10.8 10.8 6.6 1.1 1.3 100 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .015
1 season CHI NBA 10 60 12.5 .441 .429 .229 12.6 5.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .021
1 season SSL ABA 2 5 35.8 .667 .667 .000 .000 19.4 38.8 29.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.9 142 101 0.0 0.0 0.0 .336

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
1970-71 22 CHI NBA C 1 3 0 5 .000 0 5 .000 0 0 2 0 0 0
1974-75 26 BUF NBA C 1 4 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Career NBA 2 7 0 6 .000 0 6 .000 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 season CHI NBA 1 3 0 5 .000 0 5 .000 0 0 2 0 0 0
1 season BUF NBA 1 4 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

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
1970-71 22 CHI NBA C 1 3.0 0.0 5.0 .000 0.0 5.0 .000 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1974-75 26 BUF NBA C 1 4.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career NBA 2 3.5 0.0 3.0 .000 0.0 3.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 season CHI NBA 1 3.0 0.0 5.0 .000 0.0 5.0 .000 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 season BUF NBA 1 4.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1970-71 22 CHI NBA C 1 3 0.0 60.0 .000 0.0 60.0 .000 0.0 0.0 24.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1974-75 26 BUF NBA C 1 4 0.0 9.0 .000 0.0 9.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career NBA 2 7 0.0 30.9 .000 0.0 30.9 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 20.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 season CHI NBA 1 3 0.0 60.0 .000 0.0 60.0 .000 0.0 0.0 24.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 season BUF NBA 1 4 0.0 9.0 .000 0.0 9.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1970-71 22 CHI NBA C 1 3 -41.4 .000 .000 .000 33.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -2.133
1974-75 26 BUF NBA C 1 4 -1.2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 55.1 26.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 95 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.161
Career NBA 2 7 -18.4 .000 .000 .000 0.0 55.1 29.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 95 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -1.006
1 season BUF NBA 1 4 -1.2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 55.1 26.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 95 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.161
1 season CHI NBA 1 3 -41.4 .000 .000 .000 33.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -2.133

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Paul Ruffner 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mike Peplowski 88.1 0.9 0.1 0.0
Luke Witte 76.1 1.0 0.1 0.1
Chris Welp 63.7 0.7 0.3 0.0
Zan Tabak 58.0 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
Stojko Vrankovic 56.2 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Chris Johnson 54.6 1.0 0.2 0.2
Nate Bowman 54.0 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Greg Kite 52.3 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0
Wallace Bryant 45.4 1.3 0.0 0.0
Dexter Pittman 37.4 0.6 -0.1 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Paul Ruffner 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mike Peplowski 88.1 0.9 0.1 0.0
Luke Witte 76.1 1.0 0.1 0.1
Chris Welp 63.7 0.7 0.3 0.0
Stojko Vrankovic 56.2 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Chris Johnson 54.6 1.0 0.2 0.2
Wallace Bryant 45.4 1.3 0.0 0.0
Dexter Pittman 37.4 0.6 -0.1 -0.1
Jabari Smith 34.4 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.0
Mamadou N'Diaye 34.0 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0
Keith Closs 33.8 1.1 0.6 0.2

Transactions

March 23, 1970: Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round (28th pick) of the 1970 NBA Draft.

January 20, 1971: Traded by the Chicago Bulls with cash to the Pittsburgh Condors for Howard Porter.

September 11, 1973: Signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Braves.

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