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Neal Walk

Neal Eugene Walk

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-10 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: July 29, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio
High School: Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida
College: University of Florida
Draft: Phoenix Suns, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 1969 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 16, 1969

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 21 PHO NBA C 82 1394 257 547 .470 257 547 .470 155 242 .640 455 80 225 669
1970-71 22 PHO NBA C 82 2033 426 945 .451 426 945 .451 205 268 .765 674 117 282 1057
1971-72 23 PHO NBA C 81 2142 506 1057 .479 506 1057 .479 256 344 .744 665 151 295 1268
1972-73 24 PHO NBA C 81 3114 678 1455 .466 678 1455 .466 279 355 .786 1006 287 323 1635
1973-74 25 PHO NBA C 82 2549 573 1245 .460 573 1245 .460 235 297 .791 235 602 837 331 73 57 255 1381
1974-75 26 TOT NBA C 67 1125 198 473 .419 198 473 .419 86 105 .819 91 248 339 123 37 23 177 482
1974-75 26 NOJ NBA C 37 851 151 358 .422 151 358 .422 64 80 .800 73 189 262 101 30 20 122 366
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 30 274 47 115 .409 47 115 .409 22 25 .880 18 59 77 22 7 3 55 116
1975-76 27 NYK NBA C 82 1340 262 607 .432 262 607 .432 79 99 .798 98 291 389 119 26 22 209 603
1976-77 28 NYK NBA C 11 135 28 57 .491 28 57 .491 6 7 .857 5 22 27 6 4 3 22 62
Career NBA 568 13832 2928 6386 .459 2928 6386 .459 1301 1717 .758 429 1163 4392 1214 140 105 1788 7157
5 seasons PHO NBA 408 11232 2440 5249 .465 2440 5249 .465 1130 1506 .750 235 602 3637 966 73 57 1380 6010
3 seasons NYK NBA 123 1749 337 779 .433 337 779 .433 107 131 .817 121 372 493 147 37 28 286 781
1 season NOJ NBA 37 851 151 358 .422 151 358 .422 64 80 .800 73 189 262 101 30 20 122 366

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 21 PHO NBA C 82 17.0 3.1 6.7 .470 3.1 6.7 .470 1.9 3.0 .640 5.5 1.0 2.7 8.2
1970-71 22 PHO NBA C 82 24.8 5.2 11.5 .451 5.2 11.5 .451 2.5 3.3 .765 8.2 1.4 3.4 12.9
1971-72 23 PHO NBA C 81 26.4 6.2 13.0 .479 6.2 13.0 .479 3.2 4.2 .744 8.2 1.9 3.6 15.7
1972-73 24 PHO NBA C 81 38.4 8.4 18.0 .466 8.4 18.0 .466 3.4 4.4 .786 12.4 3.5 4.0 20.2
1973-74 25 PHO NBA C 82 31.1 7.0 15.2 .460 7.0 15.2 .460 2.9 3.6 .791 2.9 7.3 10.2 4.0 0.9 0.7 3.1 16.8
1974-75 26 TOT NBA C 67 16.8 3.0 7.1 .419 3.0 7.1 .419 1.3 1.6 .819 1.4 3.7 5.1 1.8 0.6 0.3 2.6 7.2
1974-75 26 NOJ NBA C 37 23.0 4.1 9.7 .422 4.1 9.7 .422 1.7 2.2 .800 2.0 5.1 7.1 2.7 0.8 0.5 3.3 9.9
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 30 9.1 1.6 3.8 .409 1.6 3.8 .409 0.7 0.8 .880 0.6 2.0 2.6 0.7 0.2 0.1 1.8 3.9
1975-76 27 NYK NBA C 82 16.3 3.2 7.4 .432 3.2 7.4 .432 1.0 1.2 .798 1.2 3.5 4.7 1.5 0.3 0.3 2.5 7.4
1976-77 28 NYK NBA C 11 12.3 2.5 5.2 .491 2.5 5.2 .491 0.5 0.6 .857 0.5 2.0 2.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 2.0 5.6
Career NBA 568 24.4 5.2 11.2 .459 5.2 11.2 .459 2.3 3.0 .758 1.8 4.8 7.7 2.1 0.6 0.4 3.1 12.6
5 seasons PHO NBA 408 27.5 6.0 12.9 .465 6.0 12.9 .465 2.8 3.7 .750 2.9 7.3 8.9 2.4 0.9 0.7 3.4 14.7
3 seasons NYK NBA 123 14.2 2.7 6.3 .433 2.7 6.3 .433 0.9 1.1 .817 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.2 0.3 0.2 2.3 6.3
1 season NOJ NBA 37 23.0 4.1 9.7 .422 4.1 9.7 .422 1.7 2.2 .800 2.0 5.1 7.1 2.7 0.8 0.5 3.3 9.9

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
1969-70 21 PHO NBA C 82 1394 6.6 14.1 .470 6.6 14.1 .470 4.0 6.2 .640 11.8 2.1 5.8 17.3
1970-71 22 PHO NBA C 82 2033 7.5 16.7 .451 7.5 16.7 .451 3.6 4.7 .765 11.9 2.1 5.0 18.7
1971-72 23 PHO NBA C 81 2142 8.5 17.8 .479 8.5 17.8 .479 4.3 5.8 .744 11.2 2.5 5.0 21.3
1972-73 24 PHO NBA C 81 3114 7.8 16.8 .466 7.8 16.8 .466 3.2 4.1 .786 11.6 3.3 3.7 18.9
1973-74 25 PHO NBA C 82 2549 8.1 17.6 .460 8.1 17.6 .460 3.3 4.2 .791 3.3 8.5 11.8 4.7 1.0 0.8 3.6 19.5
1974-75 26 TOT NBA C 67 1125 6.3 15.1 .419 6.3 15.1 .419 2.8 3.4 .819 2.9 7.9 10.8 3.9 1.2 0.7 5.7 15.4
1974-75 26 NOJ NBA C 37 851 6.4 15.1 .422 6.4 15.1 .422 2.7 3.4 .800 3.1 8.0 11.1 4.3 1.3 0.8 5.2 15.5
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 30 274 6.2 15.1 .409 6.2 15.1 .409 2.9 3.3 .880 2.4 7.8 10.1 2.9 0.9 0.4 7.2 15.2
1975-76 27 NYK NBA C 82 1340 7.0 16.3 .432 7.0 16.3 .432 2.1 2.7 .798 2.6 7.8 10.5 3.2 0.7 0.6 5.6 16.2
1976-77 28 NYK NBA C 11 135 7.5 15.2 .491 7.5 15.2 .491 1.6 1.9 .857 1.3 5.9 7.2 1.6 1.1 0.8 5.9 16.5
Career NBA 568 13832 7.6 16.6 .459 7.6 16.6 .459 3.4 4.5 .758 3.0 8.1 11.4 3.2 1.0 0.7 4.7 18.6
5 seasons PHO NBA 408 11232 7.8 16.8 .465 7.8 16.8 .465 3.6 4.8 .750 3.3 8.5 11.7 3.1 1.0 0.8 4.4 19.3
3 seasons NYK NBA 123 1749 6.9 16.0 .433 6.9 16.0 .433 2.2 2.7 .817 2.5 7.7 10.1 3.0 0.8 0.6 5.9 16.1
1 season NOJ NBA 37 851 6.4 15.1 .422 6.4 15.1 .422 2.7 3.4 .800 3.1 8.0 11.1 4.3 1.3 0.8 5.2 15.5

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
1973-74 25 PHO NBA C 82 2549 9.8 21.4 .460 9.8 21.4 .460 4.0 5.1 .791 4.0 10.3 14.4 5.7 1.3 1.0 4.4 23.7
1974-75 26 TOT NBA C 67 1125 7.8 18.7 .419 7.8 18.7 .419 3.4 4.2 .819 3.6 9.8 13.4 4.9 1.5 0.9 7.0 19.1
1974-75 26 NOJ NBA C 37 851 7.8 18.5 .422 7.8 18.5 .422 3.3 4.1 .800 3.8 9.7 13.5 5.2 1.5 1.0 6.3 18.9
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 30 274 8.0 19.5 .409 8.0 19.5 .409 3.7 4.2 .880 3.1 10.0 13.1 3.7 1.2 0.5 9.3 19.7
1975-76 27 NYK NBA C 82 1340 9.0 20.9 .432 9.0 20.9 .432 2.7 3.4 .798 3.4 10.0 13.4 4.1 0.9 0.8 7.2 20.8
1976-77 28 NYK NBA C 11 135 9.2 18.7 .491 9.2 18.7 .491 2.0 2.3 .857 1.6 7.2 8.9 2.0 1.3 1.0 7.2 20.4
Career NBA 568 13832 9.2 20.6 .459 25.3 55.3 .459 11.3 14.9 .758 3.7 10.1 38.0 5.0 1.2 0.9 15.5 61.9
5 seasons PHO NBA 408 11232 9.8 21.4 .465 41.9 90.2 .465 19.4 25.9 .750 4.0 10.3 62.5 5.7 1.3 1.0 23.7 103.3
3 seasons NYK NBA 123 1749 8.9 20.5 .433 8.9 20.5 .433 2.8 3.4 .817 3.2 9.8 13.0 3.9 1.0 0.7 7.5 20.6
1 season NOJ NBA 37 851 7.8 18.5 .422 7.8 18.5 .422 3.3 4.1 .800 3.8 9.7 13.5 5.2 1.5 1.0 6.3 18.9

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 21 PHO NBA C 82 1394 14.0 .512 .470 .442 7.7 1.4 0.7 2.1 .071
1970-71 22 PHO NBA C 82 2033 16.1 .497 .451 .284 15.2 8.5 2.1 3.1 5.1 .121
1971-72 23 PHO NBA C 81 2142 18.4 .525 .479 .325 14.9 10.5 3.9 3.2 7.1 .159
1972-73 24 PHO NBA C 81 3114 18.0 .507 .466 .244 15.7 13.2 4.3 2.5 6.8 .105
1973-74 25 PHO NBA C 82 2549 19.1 .502 .460 .239 9.4 23.7 16.6 19.2 1.3 1.1 99 3.8 2.3 6.1 .115
1974-75 26 TOT NBA C 67 1125 14.8 .464 .419 .222 7.9 23.0 15.2 16.5 1.5 1.1 97 -0.1 1.3 1.2 .053
1974-75 26 NOJ NBA C 37 851 15.4 .465 .422 .223 8.3 23.0 15.4 18.0 1.5 1.2 97 0.0 1.0 1.0 .055
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 30 274 13.0 .460 .409 .217 6.8 22.8 14.7 11.8 1.2 0.6 97 0.0 0.3 0.3 .046
1975-76 27 NYK NBA C 82 1340 14.5 .463 .432 .163 7.4 22.7 14.9 13.2 0.9 0.9 98 0.2 1.5 1.7 .060
1976-77 28 NYK NBA C 11 135 12.6 .516 .491 .123 4.0 16.8 10.5 6.2 1.3 1.2 100 0.1 0.1 0.2 .070
Career NBA 568 13832 16.9 .501 .459 .269 8.4 23.1 15.5 12.9 1.2 1.1 98 15.6 14.7 30.3 .105
5 seasons PHO NBA 408 11232 17.5 .508 .465 .287 9.4 23.7 15.6 12.5 1.3 1.1 99 15.4 11.7 27.2 .116
3 seasons NYK NBA 123 1749 14.1 .467 .433 .168 7.0 22.3 14.5 12.4 1.0 0.9 98 0.2 2.0 2.1 .059
1 season NOJ NBA 37 851 15.4 .465 .422 .223 8.3 23.0 15.4 18.0 1.5 1.2 97 0.0 1.0 1.0 .055

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 21 PHO NBA C 5 63 17 43 .395 17 43 .395 6 8 .750 35 2 13 40
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 3 39 5 10 .500 5 10 .500 0 0 0 5 5 2 1 2 4 10
Career NBA 8 102 22 53 .415 22 53 .415 6 8 .750 0 5 40 4 1 2 17 50
1 season PHO NBA 5 63 17 43 .395 17 43 .395 6 8 .750 35 2 13 40
1 season NYK NBA 3 39 5 10 .500 5 10 .500 0 0 0 5 5 2 1 2 4 10

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 21 PHO NBA C 5 12.6 3.4 8.6 .395 3.4 8.6 .395 1.2 1.6 .750 7.0 0.4 2.6 8.0
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 3 13.0 1.7 3.3 .500 1.7 3.3 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.7 1.3 3.3
Career NBA 8 12.8 2.8 6.6 .415 2.8 6.6 .415 0.8 1.0 .750 0.0 1.7 5.0 0.5 0.3 0.7 2.1 6.3
1 season PHO NBA 5 12.6 3.4 8.6 .395 3.4 8.6 .395 1.2 1.6 .750 7.0 0.4 2.6 8.0
1 season NYK NBA 3 13.0 1.7 3.3 .500 1.7 3.3 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.7 1.3 3.3

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
1969-70 21 PHO NBA C 5 63 9.7 24.6 .395 9.7 24.6 .395 3.4 4.6 .750 20.0 1.1 7.4 22.9
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 3 39 4.6 9.2 .500 4.6 9.2 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 4.6 1.8 0.9 1.8 3.7 9.2
Career NBA 8 102 7.8 18.7 .415 7.8 18.7 .415 2.1 2.8 .750 0.0 4.6 14.1 1.4 0.9 1.8 6.0 17.6
1 season PHO NBA 5 63 9.7 24.6 .395 9.7 24.6 .395 3.4 4.6 .750 20.0 1.1 7.4 22.9
1 season NYK NBA 3 39 4.6 9.2 .500 4.6 9.2 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 4.6 1.8 0.9 1.8 3.7 9.2

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
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 3 39 6.2 12.4 .500 6.2 12.4 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.2 6.2 2.5 1.2 2.5 5.0 12.4
Career NBA 8 102 6.2 12.4 .415 27.4 65.9 .415 7.5 9.9 .750 0.0 6.2 49.7 2.5 1.2 2.5 21.1 62.2
1 season PHO NBA 5 63 .395 .395 .750
1 season NYK NBA 3 39 6.2 12.4 .500 6.2 12.4 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.2 6.2 2.5 1.2 2.5 5.0 12.4

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
1969-70 21 PHO NBA C 5 63 17.7 .430 .395 .186 5.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .036
1974-75 26 NYK NBA C 3 39 9.7 .500 .500 .000 0.0 13.4 7.0 8.3 1.2 2.7 105 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000
Career NBA 8 102 14.6 .442 .415 .151 0.0 13.4 7.0 6.4 1.2 2.7 105 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .022
1 season PHO NBA 5 63 17.7 .430 .395 .186 5.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .036
1 season NYK NBA 3 39 9.7 .500 .500 .000 0.0 13.4 7.0 8.3 1.2 2.7 105 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Neal Walk 7.1 6.8 6.1 5.1 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.2
Sam Lacey 85.2 7.7 7.4 5.6 5.0 4.3 2.7 1.2 0.3
Wayne Embry 84.3 6.7 6.3 5.6 4.5 3.4 2.0 1.9 1.5
Elmore Smith 83.6 8.7 6.8 5.9 4.7 3.9 2.9 1.5 0.3
Rony Seikaly 83.0 6.7 6.5 6.2 3.2 3.0 2.3 0.7 -0.5
Andris Biedrins 82.6 8.0 6.7 5.4 2.9 2.6 1.6 1.3 1.2
Mark West 82.5 8.2 6.5 5.5 3.1 1.9 1.1 0.9 -0.1
Samuel Dalembert 82.3 6.9 6.9 6.2 5.2 4.0 3.9 3.6 0.3
Rick Mahorn 82.1 6.2 5.9 5.9 4.8 3.6 2.5 1.8 1.3
Gene Moore 81.9 6.8 5.7 5.0 4.5 1.9 0.8 0.0
Darryl Dawkins 81.7 6.4 6.3 5.7 4.6 4.0 2.9 2.1 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Neal Walk 7.1 6.8 6.1 5.1 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.2
Elmore Smith 83.6 8.7 6.8 5.9 4.7 3.9 2.9 1.5 0.3
Jamaal Magloire 82.7 7.6 6.7 5.7 2.6 2.0 1.3 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.6
Gene Moore 81.9 6.8 5.7 5.0 4.5 1.9 0.8 0.0
Darrall Imhoff 81.8 8.2 5.9 5.0 4.9 2.4 2.1 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.0 -0.2 -0.6
Andris Biedrins 80.4 8.0 6.7 5.4 2.9 2.6 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 0.0
Steve Stipanovich 79.2 9.0 6.9 5.9 5.0 3.6
Roy Hibbert 78.9 6.2 6.1 5.4 4.1 3.6 2.1
Brook Lopez 78.7 9.0 7.9 6.3 5.8 2.3 0.3
Rony Seikaly 77.5 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.2 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.3 0.7 -0.3 -0.5
Marcin Gortat 76.3 8.1 7.6 6.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1967-68 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)
1968-69 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

Games
1969-70 NBA 82 (1)
1970-71 NBA 82 (2)
1973-74 NBA 82 (1)
1975-76 NBA 82 (2)

Total Rebounds
1972-73 NBA 1006 (9)

Personal Fouls
1971-72 NBA 295 (9)
1972-73 NBA 323 (1)

Player Efficiency Rating
1973-74 NBA 19.1 (10)

Defensive Rebound Pct
1973-74 NBA 23.7 (10)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.002 (452)

 

Transactions

April 7, 1969: Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1969 NBA Draft.

September 16, 1974: Traded by the Phoenix Suns with a 1975 2nd round draft pick (Clyde Mayes was later selected) to the New Orleans Jazz for Dennis Awtrey, Nate Hawthorne, Curtis Perry and a 1976 1st round draft pick (Adrian Dantley was later selected).

February 1, 1975: Traded by the New Orleans Jazz with Jim Barnett to the New York Knicks for Henry Bibby and a 1975 1st round draft pick (Bill Robinzine was later selected).

November 22, 1976: Waived by the New York Knicks.

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