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Walter Simon

Walter J. Simon (Walt)

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: December 1, 1939 in Delcambre, Louisiana
Died: October 10, 1997
High School: Commerce in New York, New York
College: Benedict College
ABA Debut: October 23, 1967

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
1967-68 28 NJA ABA SF 78 2518 433 955 .453 1 15 .067 432 940 .460 169 266 .635 524 212 173 272 1036
1968-69 ★ 29 NYA ABA SF 68 2750 570 1296 .440 6 27 .222 564 1269 .444 290 417 .695 181 373 554 234 183 289 1436
1969-70 30 NYA ABA SF 81 2696 454 1030 .441 1 20 .050 453 1010 .449 253 338 .749 152 322 474 294 197 296 1162
1970-71 31 KEN ABA SF 84 1411 274 578 .474 1 11 .091 273 567 .481 100 156 .641 102 213 315 156 128 253 649
1971-72 32 KEN ABA SF 67 1111 243 464 .524 1 10 .100 242 454 .533 109 156 .699 72 161 233 137 72 157 596
1972-73 33 KEN ABA SF 83 2403 432 897 .482 3 17 .176 429 880 .488 143 191 .749 122 273 395 336 156 271 1010
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 80 1164 233 492 .474 2 13 .154 231 479 .482 57 68 .838 62 147 209 117 38 10 77 133 525
Career ABA 541 14053 2639 5712 .462 15 113 .133 2624 5599 .469 1121 1592 .704 691 1489 2704 1486 38 10 986 1671 6414
4 seasons KEN ABA 314 6089 1182 2431 .486 7 51 .137 1175 2380 .494 409 571 .716 358 794 1152 746 38 10 433 814 2780
3 seasons NJA,NYA ABA 227 7964 1457 3281 .444 8 62 .129 1449 3219 .450 712 1021 .697 333 695 1552 740 553 857 3634

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
1967-68 28 NJA ABA SF 78 32.3 5.6 12.2 .453 0.0 0.2 .067 5.5 12.1 .460 2.2 3.4 .635 6.7 2.7 2.2 3.5 13.3
1968-69 ★ 29 NYA ABA SF 68 40.4 8.4 19.1 .440 0.1 0.4 .222 8.3 18.7 .444 4.3 6.1 .695 2.7 5.5 8.1 3.4 2.7 4.3 21.1
1969-70 30 NYA ABA SF 81 33.3 5.6 12.7 .441 0.0 0.2 .050 5.6 12.5 .449 3.1 4.2 .749 1.9 4.0 5.9 3.6 2.4 3.7 14.3
1970-71 31 KEN ABA SF 84 16.8 3.3 6.9 .474 0.0 0.1 .091 3.3 6.8 .481 1.2 1.9 .641 1.2 2.5 3.8 1.9 1.5 3.0 7.7
1971-72 32 KEN ABA SF 67 16.6 3.6 6.9 .524 0.0 0.1 .100 3.6 6.8 .533 1.6 2.3 .699 1.1 2.4 3.5 2.0 1.1 2.3 8.9
1972-73 33 KEN ABA SF 83 29.0 5.2 10.8 .482 0.0 0.2 .176 5.2 10.6 .488 1.7 2.3 .749 1.5 3.3 4.8 4.0 1.9 3.3 12.2
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 80 14.6 2.9 6.2 .474 0.0 0.2 .154 2.9 6.0 .482 0.7 0.9 .838 0.8 1.8 2.6 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.0 1.7 6.6
Career ABA 541 26.0 4.9 10.6 .462 0.0 0.2 .133 4.9 10.3 .469 2.1 2.9 .704 1.5 3.2 5.0 2.7 0.5 0.1 1.8 3.1 11.9
4 seasons KEN ABA 314 19.4 3.8 7.7 .486 0.0 0.2 .137 3.7 7.6 .494 1.3 1.8 .716 1.1 2.5 3.7 2.4 0.5 0.1 1.4 2.6 8.9
3 seasons NJA,NYA ABA 227 35.1 6.4 14.5 .444 0.0 0.3 .129 6.4 14.2 .450 3.1 4.5 .697 2.2 4.7 6.8 3.3 2.4 3.8 16.0

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
1967-68 28 NJA ABA SF 78 2518 6.2 13.7 .453 0.0 0.2 .067 6.2 13.4 .460 2.4 3.8 .635 7.5 3.0 2.5 3.9 14.8
1968-69 ★ 29 NYA ABA SF 68 2750 7.5 17.0 .440 0.1 0.4 .222 7.4 16.6 .444 3.8 5.5 .695 2.4 4.9 7.3 3.1 2.4 3.8 18.8
1969-70 30 NYA ABA SF 81 2696 6.1 13.8 .441 0.0 0.3 .050 6.0 13.5 .449 3.4 4.5 .749 2.0 4.3 6.3 3.9 2.6 4.0 15.5
1970-71 31 KEN ABA SF 84 1411 7.0 14.7 .474 0.0 0.3 .091 7.0 14.5 .481 2.6 4.0 .641 2.6 5.4 8.0 4.0 3.3 6.5 16.6
1971-72 32 KEN ABA SF 67 1111 7.9 15.0 .524 0.0 0.3 .100 7.8 14.7 .533 3.5 5.1 .699 2.3 5.2 7.5 4.4 2.3 5.1 19.3
1972-73 33 KEN ABA SF 83 2403 6.5 13.4 .482 0.0 0.3 .176 6.4 13.2 .488 2.1 2.9 .749 1.8 4.1 5.9 5.0 2.3 4.1 15.1
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 80 1164 7.2 15.2 .474 0.1 0.4 .154 7.1 14.8 .482 1.8 2.1 .838 1.9 4.5 6.5 3.6 1.2 0.3 2.4 4.1 16.2
Career ABA 541 14053 6.8 14.6 .462 0.0 0.3 .133 6.7 14.3 .469 2.9 4.1 .704 2.2 4.6 6.9 3.8 1.2 0.3 2.5 4.3 16.4
4 seasons KEN ABA 314 6089 7.0 14.4 .486 0.0 0.3 .137 6.9 14.1 .494 2.4 3.4 .716 2.1 4.7 6.8 4.4 1.2 0.3 2.6 4.8 16.4
3 seasons NJA,NYA ABA 227 7964 6.6 14.8 .444 0.0 0.3 .129 6.5 14.6 .450 3.2 4.6 .697 2.2 4.6 7.0 3.3 2.5 3.9 16.4

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
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 80 1164 9.3 19.6 .474 0.1 0.5 .154 9.2 19.1 .482 2.3 2.7 .838 2.5 5.9 8.3 4.7 1.5 0.4 3.1 5.3 20.9
Career ABA 541 14053 9.3 19.6 .462 0.6 4.5 .133 104.6 223.3 .469 44.7 63.5 .704 27.6 5.9 107.8 4.7 1.5 0.4 39.3 66.6 255.8
4 seasons KEN ABA 314 6089 9.3 19.6 .486 0.3 2.0 .137 46.9 94.9 .494 16.3 22.8 .716 14.3 5.9 45.9 4.7 1.5 0.4 17.3 32.5 110.9
3 seasons NJA,NYA ABA 227 7964 .444 .129 .450 .697

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
1967-68 28 NJA ABA SF 78 2518 13.8 .483 .454 .279 .016 9.2 12.4 13.9 18.1 2.4 2.4 4.8 .092
1968-69 ★ 29 NYA ABA SF 68 2750 16.4 .485 .442 .322 .021 9.0 13.6 11.0 22.1 1.8 1.5 3.4 .059
1969-70 30 NYA ABA SF 81 2696 14.0 .493 .441 .328 .019 8.4 15.5 14.3 19.2 1.8 2.7 4.5 .080
1970-71 31 KEN ABA SF 84 1411 12.1 .502 .475 .270 .019 9.7 14.2 16.5 19.5 0.9 1.1 2.0 .068
1971-72 32 KEN ABA SF 67 1111 18.4 .559 .525 .336 .022 6.3 12.7 9.7 17.1 11.9 21.0 2.4 1.7 4.1 .177
1972-73 33 KEN ABA SF 83 2403 13.8 .515 .483 .213 .019 4.8 11.0 7.9 18.5 13.7 18.5 1.7 4.4 6.1 .122
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 80 1164 14.1 .503 .476 .138 .026 5.0 11.8 8.4 14.2 1.5 0.5 12.9 19.9 103 101 1.1 1.5 2.7 .111
Career ABA 541 14053 14.6 .500 .463 .279 .020 5.2 11.6 8.8 15.0 1.5 0.5 13.3 19.7 103 101 12.3 15.3 27.6 .094
4 seasons KEN ABA 314 6089 14.3 .518 .488 .235 .021 5.2 11.6 8.7 16.4 1.5 0.5 13.9 19.4 103 101 6.2 8.7 14.9 .117
3 seasons NJA,NYA ABA 227 7964 14.8 .487 .445 .311 .019 8.9 13.9 12.9 19.9 6.1 6.6 12.7 .077

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
1969-70 30 NYA ABA SF 7 222 39 78 .500 0 6 .000 39 72 .542 23 28 .821 53 21 101
1970-71 31 KEN ABA SF 19 385 70 155 .452 0 6 .000 70 149 .470 34 49 .694 34 63 97 52 26 67 174
1971-72 32 KEN ABA SF 6 99 16 39 .410 0 0 16 39 .410 7 8 .875 12 3 2 21 39
1972-73 33 KEN ABA SF 19 639 92 207 .444 0 4 .000 92 203 .453 27 31 .871 19 74 93 79 38 67 211
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 8 90 14 35 .400 0 2 .000 14 33 .424 2 2 1.000 3 6 9 7 4 3 5 17 30
Career ABA 59 1435 231 514 .449 0 18 .000 231 496 .466 93 118 .788 56 143 264 162 4 3 71 172 555
4 seasons KEN ABA 52 1213 192 436 .440 0 12 .000 192 424 .453 70 90 .778 56 143 211 141 4 3 71 172 454
1 season NYA ABA 7 222 39 78 .500 0 6 .000 39 72 .542 23 28 .821 53 21 101

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
1969-70 30 NYA ABA SF 7 31.7 5.6 11.1 .500 0.0 0.9 .000 5.6 10.3 .542 3.3 4.0 .821 7.6 3.0 14.4
1970-71 31 KEN ABA SF 19 20.3 3.7 8.2 .452 0.0 0.3 .000 3.7 7.8 .470 1.8 2.6 .694 1.8 3.3 5.1 2.7 1.4 3.5 9.2
1971-72 32 KEN ABA SF 6 16.5 2.7 6.5 .410 0.0 0.0 2.7 6.5 .410 1.2 1.3 .875 2.0 0.5 0.3 3.5 6.5
1972-73 33 KEN ABA SF 19 33.6 4.8 10.9 .444 0.0 0.2 .000 4.8 10.7 .453 1.4 1.6 .871 1.0 3.9 4.9 4.2 2.0 3.5 11.1
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 8 11.3 1.8 4.4 .400 0.0 0.3 .000 1.8 4.1 .424 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.6 2.1 3.8
Career ABA 59 24.3 3.9 8.7 .449 0.0 0.3 .000 3.9 8.4 .466 1.6 2.0 .788 1.2 3.1 4.5 2.7 0.5 0.4 1.4 2.9 9.4
4 seasons KEN ABA 52 23.3 3.7 8.4 .440 0.0 0.2 .000 3.7 8.2 .453 1.3 1.7 .778 1.2 3.1 4.1 2.7 0.5 0.4 1.4 3.3 8.7
1 season NYA ABA 7 31.7 5.6 11.1 .500 0.0 0.9 .000 5.6 10.3 .542 3.3 4.0 .821 7.6 3.0 14.4

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
1969-70 30 NYA ABA SF 7 222 6.3 12.6 .500 0.0 1.0 .000 6.3 11.7 .542 3.7 4.5 .821 8.6 3.4 16.4
1970-71 31 KEN ABA SF 19 385 6.5 14.5 .452 0.0 0.6 .000 6.5 13.9 .470 3.2 4.6 .694 3.2 5.9 9.1 4.9 2.4 6.3 16.3
1971-72 32 KEN ABA SF 6 99 5.8 14.2 .410 0.0 0.0 5.8 14.2 .410 2.5 2.9 .875 4.4 1.1 0.7 7.6 14.2
1972-73 33 KEN ABA SF 19 639 5.2 11.7 .444 0.0 0.2 .000 5.2 11.4 .453 1.5 1.7 .871 1.1 4.2 5.2 4.5 2.1 3.8 11.9
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 8 90 5.6 14.0 .400 0.0 0.8 .000 5.6 13.2 .424 0.8 0.8 1.000 1.2 2.4 3.6 2.8 1.6 1.2 2.0 6.8 12.0
Career ABA 59 1435 5.8 12.9 .449 0.0 0.5 .000 5.8 12.4 .466 2.3 3.0 .788 1.8 4.6 6.6 4.1 1.6 1.2 2.1 4.3 13.9
4 seasons KEN ABA 52 1213 5.7 12.9 .440 0.0 0.4 .000 5.7 12.6 .453 2.1 2.7 .778 1.8 4.6 6.3 4.2 1.6 1.2 2.1 5.1 13.5
1 season NYA ABA 7 222 6.3 12.6 .500 0.0 1.0 .000 6.3 11.7 .542 3.7 4.5 .821 8.6 3.4 16.4

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
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 8 90 7.3 18.2 .400 0.0 1.0 .000 7.3 17.2 .424 1.0 1.0 1.000 1.6 3.1 4.7 3.6 2.1 1.6 2.6 8.9 15.6
Career ABA 59 1435 7.3 18.2 .449 0.0 9.4 .000 120.3 258.3 .466 48.4 61.5 .788 29.2 3.1 137.5 3.6 2.1 1.6 37.0 89.6 289.0
4 seasons KEN ABA 52 1213 7.3 18.2 .440 0.0 6.2 .000 100.0 220.8 .453 36.5 46.9 .778 29.2 3.1 109.9 3.6 2.1 1.6 37.0 89.6 236.4
1 season NYA ABA 7 222 .500 .000 .542 .821

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
1969-70 30 NYA ABA SF 7 222 22.1 .559 .500 .359 .077 12.0 13.8 0.4 0.1 0.6 .121
1970-71 31 KEN ABA SF 19 385 13.2 .493 .452 .316 .039 17.8 12.8 0.2 0.6 0.8 .101
1971-72 32 KEN ABA SF 6 99 8.3 .459 .410 .205 .000 6.6 4.6 4.5 19.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.019
1972-73 33 KEN ABA SF 19 639 11.6 .478 .444 .150 .019 7.3 17.8 14.7 16.9 0.1 0.8 0.9 .070
1973-74 34 KEN ABA SF 8 90 7.6 .418 .400 .057 .057 3.4 6.0 4.8 11.2 2.1 1.7 12.2 18.1 89 103 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .026
Career ABA 59 1435 13.2 .490 .449 .230 .035 3.4 6.0 8.0 15.9 2.1 1.7 13.0 17.3 89 103 0.6 1.7 2.3 .077
4 seasons KEN ABA 52 1213 11.5 .477 .440 .206 .028 3.4 6.0 7.0 16.2 2.1 1.7 13.0 17.3 89 103 0.2 1.5 1.8 .069
1 season NYA ABA 7 222 22.1 .559 .500 .359 .077 12.0 13.8 0.4 0.1 0.6 .121

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
1968-69 29 NYA ABA SF 1 21:00 8 11 .727 0 0 2 3 .667 3 4 1 2 3 18
Career ABA 1 21 8 11 .727 0 0 2 3 .667 3 4 1 2 3 18

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
Walter Simon 6.1 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.4 2.7 2.0
John Johnson 93.4 6.2 4.6 4.3 4.0 2.5 2.3 2.1
Harvey Grant 93.4 6.7 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.9 2.6 1.7
Kyle Korver 92.1 6.6 4.6 4.6 4.2 3.7 2.6 1.0
Matt Bonner 91.7 6.8 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.7 2.2 2.0
Glenn Robinson 91.4 6.7 4.8 4.7 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.1
Darnell Hillman 90.6 6.2 4.4 4.2 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.2
Robert Horry 90.2 6.6 5.9 4.9 4.2 3.6 2.9 1.7
Clyde Lee 89.9 6.1 5.1 3.5 3.4 3.1 2.2 2.1
Juwan Howard 89.7 7.0 5.6 4.6 4.4 2.8 2.8 1.9
Chris Morris 89.4 7.2 4.7 4.5 4.0 3.8 3.2 2.8
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Walter Simon 6.1 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.4 2.7 2.0
Jared Dudley 88.5 5.6 5.3 5.1 4.8 2.9 2.7 2.4
Brandon Bass 88.4 6.3 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.3 4.1 2.0 0.1 0.0
Roy Hinson 88.0 7.4 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.4 2.5 1.8 0.1
Channing Frye 87.5 6.4 5.3 4.7 3.7 3.5 3.2 0.9 0.8
Phil Hubbard 87.3 5.7 4.6 4.5 3.4 3.3 2.7 2.6 1.6 0.4 0.2
George Carter 87.1 6.4 4.4 4.2 4.1 2.9 2.2 0.2 0.0
Ken Norman 86.0 5.2 4.8 4.0 4.0 3.2 2.9 1.9 1.1 0.6 -0.6
Mel Hutchins 85.6 6.9 5.8 4.4 3.9 3.8 2.8 0.3
Kenny Thomas 84.9 6.6 5.5 4.6 4.4 4.3 2.2 2.2 1.2 0.4 0.1 -0.3
Gerald Govan 84.6 5.6 5.4 4.1 3.4 2.6 2.5 2.4 1.0 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1969 ABA

Games
1967-68 ABA 78 (3)
1970-71 ABA 84 (4)
Career ABA 541 (19)

Minutes Played
Career ABA 14053 (34)

Field Goals
Career ABA 2639 (31)

Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 5712 (32)

3-Pt Field Goals
Career ABA 15 (97)

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 113 (71)

Free Throws
Career ABA 1121 (52)

Free Throw Attempts
Career ABA 1592 (46)

Offensive Rebounds
Career ABA 691 (54)

Defensive Rebounds
Career ABA 1489 (46)

Total Rebounds
Career ABA 2704 (39)

Assists
Career ABA 1486 (22)

Turnovers
Career ABA 986 (40)

Personal Fouls
1968-69 ABA 289 (10)
Career ABA 1671 (14)

Points
Career ABA 6414 (36)

Field Goal Pct
1968-69 ABA .440 (10)
Career ABA .462 (59)

Free Throw Pct
Career ABA .704 (78)

Minutes Per Game
Career ABA 26.0 (70)

Points Per Game
Career ABA 11.9 (51)

Rebounds Per Game
Career ABA 5.0 (42)

Assists Per Game
Career ABA 2.7 (30)

Player Efficiency Rating
Career ABA 14.6 (55)

True Shooting Pct
Career ABA .500 (79)

Effective Field Goal Pct
Career ABA .463 (67)

Total Rebound Pct
Career ABA 8.8 (47)

Assist Pct
Career ABA 15.0 (31)

Steal Pct
Career ABA 1.5 (79)

Turnover Pct
Career ABA 13.3 (34)

Usage Pct
Career ABA 19.7 (46)

Offensive Win Shares
Career ABA 12.3 (52)

Defensive Win Shares
1972-73 ABA 4.4 (10)
Career ABA 15.3 (31)

Win Shares
Career ABA 27.6 (43)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
Career ABA .094 (54)

   

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