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Paul Walther

Paul G. Walther (Lefty)

Position: Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: March 23, 1927
College: University of Tennessee
Draft: Minneapolis Lakers, 1949 BAA Draft
NBA Debut: November 2, 1949

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 22 TOT NBA SG 53 114 290 .393 114 290 .393 .393 63 109 .578 56 123 291
1949-50 22 MNL NBA SG 22 32 80 .400 32 80 .400 .400 11 21 .524 10 39 75
1949-50 22 INO NBA SG 31 82 210 .390 82 210 .390 .390 52 88 .591 46 84 216
1950-51 23 INO NBA SG 63 213 634 .336 213 634 .336 .336 145 209 .694 226 225 201 571
1951-52 ★ 24 INO NBA SG 55 1903 220 549 .401 220 549 .401 .401 231 308 .750 246 137 171 671
1952-53 25 INO NBA SG 67 2468 227 645 .352 227 645 .352 .352 264 354 .746 284 205 260 718
1953-54 26 PHW NBA SG 64 2067 138 392 .352 138 392 .352 .352 145 206 .704 257 220 199 421
1954-55 27 FTW NBA SG 68 820 56 161 .348 56 161 .348 .348 54 88 .614 155 131 115 166
Career NBA 370 7258 968 2671 .362 968 2671 .362 .362 902 1274 .708 1168 974 1069 2838
4 seasons INO NBA 216 4371 742 2038 .364 742 2038 .364 .364 692 959 .722 756 613 716 2176
1 season FTW NBA 68 820 56 161 .348 56 161 .348 .348 54 88 .614 155 131 115 166
1 season PHW NBA 64 2067 138 392 .352 138 392 .352 .352 145 206 .704 257 220 199 421
1 season MNL NBA 22 32 80 .400 32 80 .400 .400 11 21 .524 10 39 75

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
1949-50 22 TOT NBA SG 53 2.2 5.5 .393 2.2 5.5 .393 1.2 2.1 .578 1.1 2.3 5.5
1949-50 22 MNL NBA SG 22 1.5 3.6 .400 1.5 3.6 .400 0.5 1.0 .524 0.5 1.8 3.4
1949-50 22 INO NBA SG 31 2.6 6.8 .390 2.6 6.8 .390 1.7 2.8 .591 1.5 2.7 7.0
1950-51 23 INO NBA SG 63 3.4 10.1 .336 3.4 10.1 .336 2.3 3.3 .694 3.6 3.6 3.2 9.1
1951-52 ★ 24 INO NBA SG 55 34.6 4.0 10.0 .401 4.0 10.0 .401 4.2 5.6 .750 4.5 2.5 3.1 12.2
1952-53 25 INO NBA SG 67 36.8 3.4 9.6 .352 3.4 9.6 .352 3.9 5.3 .746 4.2 3.1 3.9 10.7
1953-54 26 PHW NBA SG 64 32.3 2.2 6.1 .352 2.2 6.1 .352 2.3 3.2 .704 4.0 3.4 3.1 6.6
1954-55 27 FTW NBA SG 68 12.1 0.8 2.4 .348 0.8 2.4 .348 0.8 1.3 .614 2.3 1.9 1.7 2.4
Career NBA 370 28.6 2.6 7.2 .362 2.6 7.2 .362 2.4 3.4 .708 3.7 2.6 2.9 7.7
4 seasons INO NBA 216 35.8 3.4 9.4 .364 3.4 9.4 .364 3.2 4.4 .722 4.1 2.8 3.3 10.1
1 season FTW NBA 68 12.1 0.8 2.4 .348 0.8 2.4 .348 0.8 1.3 .614 2.3 1.9 1.7 2.4
1 season PHW NBA 64 32.3 2.2 6.1 .352 2.2 6.1 .352 2.3 3.2 .704 4.0 3.4 3.1 6.6
1 season MNL NBA 22 1.5 3.6 .400 1.5 3.6 .400 0.5 1.0 .524 0.5 1.8 3.4

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
1949-50 22 TOT NBA SG 53 .393 .393 .578
1949-50 22 MNL NBA SG 22 .400 .400 .524
1949-50 22 INO NBA SG 31 .390 .390 .591
1950-51 23 INO NBA SG 63 .336 .336 .694
1951-52 ★ 24 INO NBA SG 55 1903 4.2 10.4 .401 4.2 10.4 .401 4.4 5.8 .750 4.7 2.6 3.2 12.7
1952-53 25 INO NBA SG 67 2468 3.3 9.4 .352 3.3 9.4 .352 3.9 5.2 .746 4.1 3.0 3.8 10.5
1953-54 26 PHW NBA SG 64 2067 2.4 6.8 .352 2.4 6.8 .352 2.5 3.6 .704 4.5 3.8 3.5 7.3
1954-55 27 FTW NBA SG 68 820 2.5 7.1 .348 2.5 7.1 .348 2.4 3.9 .614 6.8 5.8 5.0 7.3
Career NBA 370 7258 3.2 8.7 .362 4.8 13.2 .362 3.4 4.7 .708 4.7 3.4 3.7 9.8
4 seasons INO NBA 216 4371 3.7 9.8 .364 6.1 16.8 .364 4.1 5.5 .722 4.4 2.8 3.5 11.4
1 season FTW NBA 68 820 2.5 7.1 .348 2.5 7.1 .348 2.4 3.9 .614 6.8 5.8 5.0 7.3
1 season PHW NBA 64 2067 2.4 6.8 .352 2.4 6.8 .352 2.5 3.6 .704 4.5 3.8 3.5 7.3
1 season MNL NBA 22 .400 .400 .524

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1949-50 22 TOT NBA SG 53 .431 .376 1.3 0.9 2.2
1949-50 22 MNL NBA SG 22 .420 .263 0.2 0.5 0.8
1949-50 22 INO NBA SG 31 .434 .419 1.0 0.4 1.4
1950-51 23 INO NBA SG 63 .393 .330 0.3 1.7 2.0
1951-52 ★ 24 INO NBA SG 55 1903 15.6 .490 .561 4.5 2.1 6.6 .167
1952-53 25 INO NBA SG 67 2468 13.2 .448 .549 2.7 2.4 5.2 .100
1953-54 26 PHW NBA SG 64 2067 10.8 .436 .526 1.5 1.5 3.1 .071
1954-55 27 FTW NBA SG 68 820 10.8 .416 .547 0.2 1.1 1.3 .074
Career NBA 370 7258 12.9 .439 .477 10.5 9.8 20.3 .107
4 seasons INO NBA 216 4371 14.2 .442 .471 8.5 6.7 15.2 .129
1 season FTW NBA 68 820 10.8 .416 .547 0.2 1.1 1.3 .074
1 season PHW NBA 64 2067 10.8 .436 .526 1.5 1.5 3.1 .071
1 season MNL NBA 22 .420 .263 0.2 0.5 0.8

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 22 INO NBA SG 6 12 41 .293 12 41 .293 .293 9 19 .474 8 17 33
1950-51 23 INO NBA SG 3 3 7 .429 3 7 .429 .429 11 15 .733 5 9 6 17
1951-52 24 INO NBA SG 2 85 8 16 .500 8 16 .500 .500 16 18 .889 7 6 8 32
1952-53 25 INO NBA SG 2 75 5 20 .250 5 20 .250 .250 16 17 .941 8 4 8 26
1954-55 27 FTW NBA SG 10 95 12 22 .545 12 22 .545 .545 11 18 .611 20 8 20 35
Career NBA 23 255 40 106 .377 40 106 .377 .377 63 87 .724 40 35 59 143
4 seasons INO NBA 13 160 28 84 .333 28 84 .333 .333 52 69 .754 20 27 39 108
1 season FTW NBA 10 95 12 22 .545 12 22 .545 .545 11 18 .611 20 8 20 35

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
1949-50 22 INO NBA SG 6 2.0 6.8 .293 2.0 6.8 .293 1.5 3.2 .474 1.3 2.8 5.5
1950-51 23 INO NBA SG 3 1.0 2.3 .429 1.0 2.3 .429 3.7 5.0 .733 1.7 3.0 2.0 5.7
1951-52 24 INO NBA SG 2 42.5 4.0 8.0 .500 4.0 8.0 .500 8.0 9.0 .889 3.5 3.0 4.0 16.0
1952-53 25 INO NBA SG 2 37.5 2.5 10.0 .250 2.5 10.0 .250 8.0 8.5 .941 4.0 2.0 4.0 13.0
1954-55 27 FTW NBA SG 10 9.5 1.2 2.2 .545 1.2 2.2 .545 1.1 1.8 .611 2.0 0.8 2.0 3.5
Career NBA 23 18.2 1.7 4.6 .377 1.7 4.6 .377 2.7 3.8 .724 2.4 1.5 2.6 6.2
4 seasons INO NBA 13 40.0 2.2 6.5 .333 2.2 6.5 .333 4.0 5.3 .754 2.9 2.1 3.0 8.3
1 season FTW NBA 10 9.5 1.2 2.2 .545 1.2 2.2 .545 1.1 1.8 .611 2.0 0.8 2.0 3.5

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
1949-50 22 INO NBA SG 6 .293 .293 .474
1950-51 23 INO NBA SG 3 .429 .429 .733
1951-52 24 INO NBA SG 2 85 3.4 6.8 .500 3.4 6.8 .500 6.8 7.6 .889 3.0 2.5 3.4 13.6
1952-53 25 INO NBA SG 2 75 2.4 9.6 .250 2.4 9.6 .250 7.7 8.2 .941 3.8 1.9 3.8 12.5
1954-55 27 FTW NBA SG 10 95 4.5 8.3 .545 4.5 8.3 .545 4.2 6.8 .611 7.6 3.0 7.6 13.3
Career NBA 23 255 3.5 8.2 .377 5.6 15.0 .377 6.1 7.5 .724 4.9 2.5 5.1 13.1
4 seasons INO NBA 13 160 2.9 8.1 .333 6.3 18.9 .333 7.2 7.9 .754 3.4 2.3 3.6 13.1
1 season FTW NBA 10 95 4.5 8.3 .545 4.5 8.3 .545 4.2 6.8 .611 7.6 3.0 7.6 13.3

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1949-50 22 INO NBA SG 6 .334 .463 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
1950-51 23 INO NBA SG 3 .625 2.143 0.2 0.0 0.3
1951-52 24 INO NBA SG 2 85 20.1 .669 1.125 13.8 0.4 0.1 0.5 .295
1952-53 25 INO NBA SG 2 75 15.4 .473 .850 11.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 .147
1954-55 27 FTW NBA SG 10 95 14.7 .585 .818 15.8 0.3 0.1 0.4 .211
Career NBA 23 255 16.7 .496 .821 14.0 0.9 0.3 1.2 .220
4 seasons INO NBA 13 160 17.9 .472 .821 12.9 0.5 0.2 0.8 .226
1 season FTW NBA 10 95 14.7 .585 .818 15.8 0.3 0.1 0.4 .211

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
1951-52 24 INO NBA SG 1 1 17:00 1 4 .250 0 0 2 2 1 2
Career NBA 1 1 17 1 4 .250 0 0 2 2 1 2

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 Walther 6.6 5.2 3.1 2.2 2.0 1.3
Blue Edwards 90.7 5.7 5.2 2.9 2.7 2.2 1.2
Isaiah Rider 89.3 5.8 5.0 3.4 2.5 1.9 1.7
Foots Walker 89.1 6.1 5.2 3.4 3.0 2.3 1.5
Arron Afflalo 88.6 6.2 5.3 4.3 2.0 1.9 1.8
J.J. Redick 88.3 6.5 5.2 4.5 2.3 1.7 0.5
Kevin Porter 87.5 6.5 5.2 4.2 2.7 2.3 0.5
Spud Webb 86.0 5.4 4.5 3.5 2.3 2.2 1.2
Bimbo Coles 85.8 5.7 5.0 3.2 3.0 2.8 1.1
George Senesky 85.7 6.2 4.4 3.6 2.6 2.3 2.0
John Paxson 85.3 6.0 4.2 3.3 2.3 2.2 0.6
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Paul Walther 6.6 5.2 3.1 2.2 2.0 1.3
Bobby Simmons 84.4 6.8 5.3 3.4 2.0 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.0
George Senesky 83.0 6.2 4.4 3.6 2.6 2.3 2.0 0.5 0.3
Larry Miller 82.2 6.2 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.4 1.3 0.0
Ted McClain 82.1 7.0 4.2 4.1 2.7 2.0 0.8 0.5 -0.1
Delonte West 81.6 6.4 5.7 3.7 3.3 2.2 1.3 0.9 0.9
Ron Williams 81.3 6.1 5.8 4.4 2.6 2.6 1.9 0.1 0.0
Sarunas Marciulionis 81.1 6.4 3.8 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.3 -0.5
Chris Whitney 81.1 6.5 4.0 3.2 2.7 2.3 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Eric Gordon 80.9 5.3 4.6 3.2 2.5 1.1 0.7
Isaiah Rider 80.7 5.8 5.0 3.4 2.5 1.9 1.7 1.6 0.8 0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1952 NBA

Field Goal Pct
1951-52 NBA .401 (8)

True Shooting Pct
1951-52 NBA .490 (7)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1951-52 NBA .401 (8)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1951-52 NBA .167 (10)

     

Transactions

December 21, 1949: Sold by the Minneapolis Lakers to the Indianapolis Olympians.

May, 1953: Drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors from the Indianapolis Olympians in the dispersal draft.

October 19, 1954: Sold by the Philadelphia Warriors to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

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