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Paul Thompson

Paul Stanford Thompson

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: May 25, 1961 in Smyrna, Tennessee
High School: Peabody in Alexandria, Virginia
College: Tulane University
Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers, 3rd round (3rd pick, 50th overall), 1983 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 28, 1983

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

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
1983-84 22 CLE NBA SF 82 10 1731 309 662 .467 9 39 .231 300 623 .482 115 149 .772 120 192 312 122 70 37 73 192 742
1984-85 23 TOT NBA SF 49 27 942 189 459 .412 6 30 .200 183 429 .427 69 87 .793 57 101 158 78 56 25 57 119 453
1984-85 23 CLE NBA SF 33 27 715 148 354 .418 6 23 .261 142 331 .429 45 53 .849 36 80 116 58 41 20 42 77 347
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 16 0 227 41 105 .390 0 7 .000 41 98 .418 24 34 .706 21 21 42 20 15 5 15 42 106
1985-86 24 PHI NBA SF 23 8 432 70 194 .361 2 12 .167 68 182 .374 37 43 .860 27 36 63 24 15 17 30 49 179
Career NBA 154 45 3105 568 1315 .432 17 81 .210 551 1234 .447 221 279 .792 204 329 533 224 141 79 160 360 1374
2 seasons CLE NBA 115 37 2446 457 1016 .450 15 62 .242 442 954 .463 160 202 .792 156 272 428 180 111 57 115 269 1089
1 season PHI NBA 23 8 432 70 194 .361 2 12 .167 68 182 .374 37 43 .860 27 36 63 24 15 17 30 49 179
1 season MIL NBA 16 0 227 41 105 .390 0 7 .000 41 98 .418 24 34 .706 21 21 42 20 15 5 15 42 106

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
1983-84 22 CLE NBA SF 82 10 21.1 3.8 8.1 .467 0.1 0.5 .231 3.7 7.6 .482 1.4 1.8 .772 1.5 2.3 3.8 1.5 0.9 0.5 0.9 2.3 9.0
1984-85 23 TOT NBA SF 49 27 19.2 3.9 9.4 .412 0.1 0.6 .200 3.7 8.8 .427 1.4 1.8 .793 1.2 2.1 3.2 1.6 1.1 0.5 1.2 2.4 9.2
1984-85 23 CLE NBA SF 33 27 21.7 4.5 10.7 .418 0.2 0.7 .261 4.3 10.0 .429 1.4 1.6 .849 1.1 2.4 3.5 1.8 1.2 0.6 1.3 2.3 10.5
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 16 0 14.2 2.6 6.6 .390 0.0 0.4 .000 2.6 6.1 .418 1.5 2.1 .706 1.3 1.3 2.6 1.3 0.9 0.3 0.9 2.6 6.6
1985-86 24 PHI NBA SF 23 8 18.8 3.0 8.4 .361 0.1 0.5 .167 3.0 7.9 .374 1.6 1.9 .860 1.2 1.6 2.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 1.3 2.1 7.8
Career NBA 154 45 20.2 3.7 8.5 .432 0.1 0.5 .210 3.6 8.0 .447 1.4 1.8 .792 1.3 2.1 3.5 1.5 0.9 0.5 1.0 2.3 8.9
2 seasons CLE NBA 115 37 21.3 4.0 8.8 .450 0.1 0.5 .242 3.8 8.3 .463 1.4 1.8 .792 1.4 2.4 3.7 1.6 1.0 0.5 1.0 2.3 9.5
1 season PHI NBA 23 8 18.8 3.0 8.4 .361 0.1 0.5 .167 3.0 7.9 .374 1.6 1.9 .860 1.2 1.6 2.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 1.3 2.1 7.8
1 season MIL NBA 16 0 14.2 2.6 6.6 .390 0.0 0.4 .000 2.6 6.1 .418 1.5 2.1 .706 1.3 1.3 2.6 1.3 0.9 0.3 0.9 2.6 6.6

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
1983-84 22 CLE NBA SF 82 10 1731 6.4 13.8 .467 0.2 0.8 .231 6.2 13.0 .482 2.4 3.1 .772 2.5 4.0 6.5 2.5 1.5 0.8 1.5 4.0 15.4
1984-85 23 TOT NBA SF 49 27 942 7.2 17.5 .412 0.2 1.1 .200 7.0 16.4 .427 2.6 3.3 .793 2.2 3.9 6.0 3.0 2.1 1.0 2.2 4.5 17.3
1984-85 23 CLE NBA SF 33 27 715 7.5 17.8 .418 0.3 1.2 .261 7.1 16.7 .429 2.3 2.7 .849 1.8 4.0 5.8 2.9 2.1 1.0 2.1 3.9 17.5
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 16 0 227 6.5 16.7 .390 0.0 1.1 .000 6.5 15.5 .418 3.8 5.4 .706 3.3 3.3 6.7 3.2 2.4 0.8 2.4 6.7 16.8
1985-86 24 PHI NBA SF 23 8 432 5.8 16.2 .361 0.2 1.0 .167 5.7 15.2 .374 3.1 3.6 .860 2.3 3.0 5.2 2.0 1.2 1.4 2.5 4.1 14.9
Career NBA 154 45 3105 6.6 15.2 .432 0.2 0.9 .210 6.4 14.3 .447 2.6 3.2 .792 2.4 3.8 6.2 2.6 1.6 0.9 1.9 4.2 15.9
2 seasons CLE NBA 115 37 2446 6.7 15.0 .450 0.2 0.9 .242 6.5 14.0 .463 2.4 3.0 .792 2.3 4.0 6.3 2.6 1.6 0.8 1.7 4.0 16.0
1 season PHI NBA 23 8 432 5.8 16.2 .361 0.2 1.0 .167 5.7 15.2 .374 3.1 3.6 .860 2.3 3.0 5.2 2.0 1.2 1.4 2.5 4.1 14.9
1 season MIL NBA 16 0 227 6.5 16.7 .390 0.0 1.1 .000 6.5 15.5 .418 3.8 5.4 .706 3.3 3.3 6.7 3.2 2.4 0.8 2.4 6.7 16.8

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
1983-84 22 CLE NBA SF 82 10 1731 8.8 18.9 .467 0.3 1.1 .231 8.5 17.7 .482 3.3 4.2 .772 3.4 5.5 8.9 3.5 2.0 1.1 2.1 5.5 21.1
1984-85 23 TOT NBA SF 49 27 942 .412 .200 .427 .793
1984-85 23 CLE NBA SF 33 27 715 9.7 23.3 .418 0.4 1.5 .261 9.4 21.8 .429 3.0 3.5 .849 2.4 5.3 7.6 3.8 2.7 1.3 2.8 5.1 22.9
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 16 0 227 8.7 22.3 .390 0.0 1.5 .000 8.7 20.8 .418 5.1 7.2 .706 4.5 4.5 8.9 4.2 3.2 1.1 3.2 8.9 22.5
1985-86 24 PHI NBA SF 23 8 432 7.7 21.4 .361 0.2 1.3 .167 7.5 20.1 .374 4.1 4.8 .860 3.0 4.0 7.0 2.7 1.7 1.9 3.3 5.4 19.8
Career NBA 154 45 3105 8.6 19.4 .432 0.4 1.8 .210 12.5 27.9 .447 5.0 6.3 .792 4.6 5.2 12.1 3.3 3.2 1.2 3.6 8.2 31.1
2 seasons CLE NBA 115 37 2446 9.1 20.2 .450 0.3 1.2 .242 8.8 19.0 .463 3.2 4.0 .792 3.1 5.4 8.5 3.6 2.2 1.1 2.3 5.3 21.7
1 season PHI NBA 23 8 432 7.7 21.4 .361 0.2 1.3 .167 7.5 20.1 .374 4.1 4.8 .860 3.0 4.0 7.0 2.7 1.7 1.9 3.3 5.4 19.8
1 season MIL NBA 16 0 227 8.7 22.3 .390 0.0 1.5 .000 8.7 20.8 .418 5.1 7.2 .706 4.5 4.5 8.9 4.2 3.2 1.1 3.2 8.9 22.5

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
1983-84 22 CLE NBA SF 82 1731 14.9 .510 .474 .225 .059 7.6 13.1 10.2 10.5 2.0 1.3 9.1 19.3 109 108 2.0 1.8 3.7 .104
1984-85 23 TOT NBA SF 49 942 13.4 .455 .418 .190 .065 6.6 11.7 9.1 12.1 2.8 1.5 10.3 23.7 98 105 -0.2 1.3 1.1 .056
1984-85 23 CLE NBA SF 33 715 13.6 .460 .427 .150 .065 5.5 12.1 8.8 12.1 2.7 1.5 10.0 23.6 98 106 -0.2 0.9 0.7 .047
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 16 227 12.8 .442 .390 .324 .067 10.3 10.2 10.3 12.3 3.2 1.3 11.1 24.2 99 101 0.0 0.4 0.4 .083
1985-86 24 PHI NBA SF 23 432 9.3 .420 .366 .222 .062 7.0 9.3 8.2 7.9 1.7 2.2 12.3 22.6 92 108 -0.4 0.4 0.1 .008
Career NBA 154 3105 13.7 .478 .438 .212 .062 7.2 12.1 9.6 10.7 2.2 1.5 10.0 21.1 103 107 1.5 3.4 4.9 .076
2 seasons CLE NBA 115 2446 14.5 .493 .457 .199 .061 7.0 12.8 9.8 11.0 2.2 1.3 9.4 20.5 105 107 1.8 2.6 4.4 .087
1 season PHI NBA 23 432 9.3 .420 .366 .222 .062 7.0 9.3 8.2 7.9 1.7 2.2 12.3 22.6 92 108 -0.4 0.4 0.1 .008
1 season MIL NBA 16 227 12.8 .442 .390 .324 .067 10.3 10.2 10.3 12.3 3.2 1.3 11.1 24.2 99 101 0.0 0.4 0.4 .083

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
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 3 0 34 5 12 .417 0 2 .000 5 10 .500 3 5 .600 1 4 5 2 4 1 4 3 13
Career NBA 3 0 34 5 12 .417 0 2 .000 5 10 .500 3 5 .600 1 4 5 2 4 1 4 3 13
1 season MIL NBA 3 0 34 5 12 .417 0 2 .000 5 10 .500 3 5 .600 1 4 5 2 4 1 4 3 13

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
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 3 0 11.3 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.7 .000 1.7 3.3 .500 1.0 1.7 .600 0.3 1.3 1.7 0.7 1.3 0.3 1.3 1.0 4.3
Career NBA 3 0 11.3 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.7 .000 1.7 3.3 .500 1.0 1.7 .600 0.3 1.3 1.7 0.7 1.3 0.3 1.3 1.0 4.3
1 season MIL NBA 3 0 11.3 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.7 .000 1.7 3.3 .500 1.0 1.7 .600 0.3 1.3 1.7 0.7 1.3 0.3 1.3 1.0 4.3

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
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 3 0 34 5.3 12.7 .417 0.0 2.1 .000 5.3 10.6 .500 3.2 5.3 .600 1.1 4.2 5.3 2.1 4.2 1.1 4.2 3.2 13.8
Career NBA 3 0 34 5.3 12.7 .417 0.0 2.1 .000 5.3 10.6 .500 3.2 5.3 .600 1.1 4.2 5.3 2.1 4.2 1.1 4.2 3.2 13.8
1 season MIL NBA 3 0 34 5.3 12.7 .417 0.0 2.1 .000 5.3 10.6 .500 3.2 5.3 .600 1.1 4.2 5.3 2.1 4.2 1.1 4.2 3.2 13.8

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
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 3 0 34 7.1 17.0 .417 0.0 2.8 .000 7.1 14.2 .500 4.3 7.1 .600 1.4 5.7 7.1 2.8 5.7 1.4 5.7 4.3 18.4
Career NBA 3 0 34 7.1 17.0 .417 0.0 2.8 .000 7.1 14.2 .500 4.3 7.1 .600 1.4 5.7 7.1 2.8 5.7 1.4 5.7 4.3 18.4
1 season MIL NBA 3 0 34 7.1 17.0 .417 0.0 2.8 .000 7.1 14.2 .500 4.3 7.1 .600 1.4 5.7 7.1 2.8 5.7 1.4 5.7 4.3 18.4

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
1984-85 23 MIL NBA SF 3 34 10.7 .458 .417 .417 .167 3.6 13.4 8.7 8.4 5.7 1.7 22.0 22.1 82 103 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.027
Career NBA 3 34 10.7 .458 .417 .417 .167 3.6 13.4 8.7 8.4 5.7 1.7 22.0 22.1 82 103 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.027
1 season MIL NBA 3 34 10.7 .458 .417 .417 .167 3.6 13.4 8.7 8.4 5.7 1.7 22.0 22.1 82 103 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.027

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Paul Thompson 3.7 1.1 0.1
J.R. Smith 92.9 3.7 1.2 0.2
Charlie Ward 90.9 3.6 1.0 -0.2
Terry Furlow 89.2 3.3 1.1 0.0
Wali Jones 85.7 4.0 0.8 0.3
Devin Brown 85.1 3.7 1.7 -0.1
Louis Williams 84.2 4.4 1.1 -0.1
Mike Riordan 84.1 3.8 1.7 -0.1
Ronnie Lester 84.0 3.9 1.7 0.0
Trenton Hassell 83.8 4.0 1.5 -0.1
Matt Guokas 83.2 4.2 1.2 0.5
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Paul Thompson 3.7 1.1 0.1
Ron Perry 79.9 4.4 1.4 0.3
Jim Thomas 79.3 3.5 1.6 0.0 -0.1
Alfred McGuire 78.4 3.4 1.9 0.1
Cory Joseph 75.1 2.9 0.9 0.0
Angelo Musi 75.1 3.5 1.3 1.1
Dan Dickau 72.9 3.5 1.5 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0
Bobby Rascoe 72.1 4.2 1.9 -0.2
Jeffrey Congdon 71.0 4.3 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.0
Mel Riebe 70.7 4.2 2.2 0.0
Stan Stutz 70.4 3.9 1.7 1.1

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
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
1979-80 18 TULANE 26 811 164 355 63 90 212 42 24 67 67 391 .462 .700 31.2 15.0 8.2
1980-81 19 TULANE 27 965 199 445 107 133 255 32 34 72 83 505 .447 .805 35.7 18.7 9.4
1981-82 20 TULANE 28 951 172 349 68 87 206 25 13 68 67 412 .493 .782 34.0 14.7 7.4
1982-83 21 TULANE 31 1129 219 431 105 132 230 39 21 70 81 543 .508 .795 36.4 17.5 7.4
Career 112 3856 754 1580 343 442 903 138 92 277 298 1851 .477 .776 34.4 16.5 8.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1983-84 NBA 82 (1)

Turnover Pct
1983-84 NBA 9.1 (6)

Transactions

June 28, 1983: Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 3rd round (50th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

February 12, 1985: Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Hot Rod Williams was later selected) and a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Kannard Johnson was later selected).

October 10, 1985: Waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.

October 13, 1985: Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 Philadelphia 76ers NBA $85,000
Career (may be incomplete) $85,000

Links

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