Bill Russell C

Born: Feb 12, 1934 (84 years old)

Birthplace: West Monroe, Louisiana (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-10 (208cm)     Weight: 215 (98kg)

Current NBA Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

Draft Entry: 1956 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 2, St. Louis Hawks

Draft Rights Trade: STH to BOS, Apr 30, 1956

Pre-Draft Team: San Francisco (Sr)

High School: McClymonds High School [Oakland, California]

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NBA

13 Years Of Service - NBA's Top 50, Hall of Fame Player, 5x MVP, 3x All-NBA 1st, All-NBA Defensive 1st, 12x All-Star, #6 retired by BOS

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1956-57 BOS 48 - 35.3 5.77 13.52 .427 - - - 3.17 6.44 .492 - - 19.65 1.83 - - 2.98 - 14.71
1957-58 BOS 69 - 38.3 6.61 14.96 .442 - - - 3.33 6.42 .519 - - 22.67 2.93 - - 2.62 - 16.55
1958-59 BOS 70 - 42.6 6.51 14.24 .457 - - - 3.66 6.11 .598 - - 23.03 3.17 - - 2.30 - 16.69
1959-60 BOS 74 - 42.5 7.50 16.07 .467 - - - 3.24 5.30 .612 - - 24.03 3.74 - - 2.84 - 18.24
1960-61 BOS 78 - 44.3 6.82 16.03 .426 - - - 3.31 6.01 .550 - - 23.95 3.44 - - 1.99 - 16.95
1961-62 BOS 76 - 45.2 7.57 16.55 .457 - - - 3.76 6.33 .595 - - 23.55 4.49 - - 2.72 - 18.89
1962-63 BOS 78 - 44.9 6.55 15.15 .432 - - - 3.68 6.63 .555 - - 23.63 4.46 - - 2.42 - 16.78
1963-64 BOS 78 - 44.6 5.97 13.81 .433 - - - 3.03 5.50 .550 - - 24.74 4.74 - - 2.44 - 14.97
1964-65 BOS 78 - 44.4 5.50 12.56 .438 - - - 3.13 5.46 .573 - - 24.08 5.26 - - 2.62 - 14.13
1965-66 BOS 78 - 43.4 5.01 12.09 .415 - - - 2.86 5.19 .551 - - 22.81 4.76 - - 2.83 - 12.88
1966-67 BOS 81 - 40.7 4.88 10.74 .454 - - - 3.52 5.77 .610 - - 20.99 5.83 - - 3.19 - 13.27
1967-68 BOS 78 - 37.9 4.68 11.00 .425 - - - 3.17 5.90 .537 - - 18.60 4.58 - - 3.10 - 12.53
1968-69 BOS 77 - 42.7 3.62 8.38 .433 - - - 2.65 5.04 .526 - - 19.27 4.86 - - 3.00 - 9.90
CAREER   963 - 42.3 5.91 13.43 .440 - - - 3.27 5.83 .561 - - 22.45 4.26 - - 2.69 - 15.08

★ MVP Season☆ All-Star Season

NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1956-57 BOS 48 - 1695 277 649 .427 - - - 152 309 .492 - - 943 88 - - 143 - 706
1957-58 BOS 69 - 2640 456 1032 .442 - - - 230 443 .519 - - 1564 202 - - 181 - 1142
1958-59 BOS 70 - 2979 456 997 .457 - - - 256 428 .598 - - 1612 222 - - 161 - 1168
1959-60 BOS 74 - 3146 555 1189 .467 - - - 240 392 .612 - - 1778 277 - - 210 - 1350
1960-61 BOS 78 - 3458 532 1250 .426 - - - 258 469 .550 - - 1868 268 - - 155 - 1322
1961-62 BOS 76 - 3433 575 1258 .457 - - - 286 481 .595 - - 1790 341 - - 207 - 1436
1962-63 BOS 78 - 3500 511 1182 .432 - - - 287 517 .555 - - 1843 348 - - 189 - 1309
1963-64 BOS 78 - 3482 466 1077 .433 - - - 236 429 .550 - - 1930 370 - - 190 - 1168
1964-65 BOS 78 - 3466 429 980 .438 - - - 244 426 .573 - - 1878 410 - - 204 - 1102
1965-66 BOS 78 - 3386 391 943 .415 - - - 223 405 .551 - - 1779 371 - - 221 - 1005
1966-67 BOS 81 - 3297 395 870 .454 - - - 285 467 .610 - - 1700 472 - - 258 - 1075
1967-68 BOS 78 - 2953 365 858 .425 - - - 247 460 .537 - - 1451 357 - - 242 - 977
1968-69 BOS 77 - 3291 279 645 .433 - - - 204 388 .526 - - 1484 374 - - 231 - 762
CAREER   963 - 40726 5687 12930 .440 - - - 3148 5614 .561 - - 21620 4100 - - 2592 - 14522

★ MVP Season☆ All-Star Season

NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1956-57 BOS 48 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 - - 0.48 28 20 .583 1.60 4.60 6.20
1957-58 BOS 69 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 - - 0.43 49 20 .710 3.70 7.70 11.30
1958-59 BOS 70 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 - - 0.43 50 20 .714 4.70 8.20 12.90
1959-60 BOS 74 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 - - 0.33 59 15 .797 4.90 8.90 13.80
1960-61 BOS 78 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 - - 0.38 57 21 .731 1.70 11.30 13.00
1961-62 BOS 76 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 - - 0.38 60 16 .789 3.90 11.60 15.50
1962-63 BOS 78 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 - - 0.44 57 21 .731 1.00 12.60 13.50
1963-64 BOS 78 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 - - 0.40 58 20 .744 1.30 16.00 17.30
1964-65 BOS 78 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 - - 0.43 61 17 .782 2.40 14.40 16.90
1965-66 BOS 78 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 - - 0.43 53 25 .679 0.30 11.40 11.70
1966-67 BOS 81 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 - - 0.54 60 21 .741 3.00 9.20 12.20
1967-68 BOS 78 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 - - 0.54 52 26 .667 0.40 7.80 8.20
1968-69 BOS 77 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 - - 0.60 46 31 .597 1.00 9.90 10.90
CAREER   963 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 - - 0.43 690 273 .717 29.90 133.60 163.40

★ MVP Season☆ All-Star Season

NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1956-57 BOS 48 - .450 .427 - - - - - - - - 91.87 - 1.09 - - 19.97
1957-58 BOS 69 - .465 .442 - - - - - - - - 96.10 - 1.11 - - 21.12
1958-59 BOS 70 - .493 .457 - - - - - - - - 105.55 - 1.17 - - 19.26
1959-60 BOS 74 - .496 .467 - - - - - - - - 107.90 - 1.14 - - 18.95
1960-61 BOS 78 - .454 .426 - - - - - - - - 97.57 - 1.06 - - 16.25
1961-62 BOS 76 - .489 .457 - - - - - - - - 105.17 - 1.14 - - 17.66
1962-63 BOS 78 - .464 .432 - - - - - - - - 98.74 - 1.11 - - 16.36
1963-64 BOS 78 - .461 .433 - - - - - - - - 98.28 - 1.08 - - 17.01
1964-65 BOS 78 - .472 .438 - - - 14.76 - - - - 101.05 - 1.12 - - 18.19
1965-66 BOS 78 - .448 .415 - - - 13.84 - - - - 96.53 - 1.07 - - 16.55
1966-67 BOS 81 - .500 .454 - - - 17.26 - - - - 106.43 - 1.24 - - 18.35
1967-68 BOS 78 - .461 .425 - - - 14.89 - - - - 96.24 - 1.14 - - 16.28
1968-69 BOS 77 - .467 .433 - - - 13.88 - - - - 95.83 - 1.18 - - 14.57
CAREER   963 - .471 .440 - - - 14.93 - - - - 100.06 - 1.12 - - 17.57

★ MVP Season☆ All-Star Season

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NBA Transactions

Apr 30, 1956 - The St. Louis Hawks selected Bill Russell in Round 1 with Pick 2 in the 1956 NBA Draft.
Apr 30, 1956 - The Boston Celtics acquired the Draft Rights to Bill Russell from the St. Louis Hawks in a trade.
Dec 20, 1956 - Bill Russell signed a multi-year contract with the Boston Celtics.
Jul 1, 1969 - Bill Russell, previously with the Boston Celtics, became a free agent.

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NBA Awards & Honors

Top 50 Greatest Player
Most Valuable Player - 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965
All-NBA First Team - 1959, 1963, 1965
All-NBA Second Team - 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968
All-NBA Defensive First Team - 1969
NBA Lifetime Achievement Award - 2017

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1956-57 BOS 10 - 40.9 5.40 14.80 .365 - - - 3.10 6.10 .508 - - 24.40 3.20 - - 4.10 - 13.90
1957-58 BOS 9 - 39.4 5.33 14.78 .361 - - - 4.44 7.33 .606 - - 24.56 2.67 - - 2.67 - 15.11
1958-59 BOS 11 - 45.1 5.91 14.45 .409 - - - 3.73 6.09 .612 - - 27.73 3.64 - - 2.55 - 15.55
1959-60 BOS 13 - 44.0 7.23 15.85 .456 - - - 4.08 5.77 .707 - - 25.85 2.92 - - 2.92 - 18.54
1960-61 BOS 10 - 46.2 7.30 17.10 .427 - - - 4.50 8.60 .523 - - 29.90 4.80 - - 2.40 - 19.10
1961-62 BOS 14 - 48.0 8.29 18.07 .458 - - - 5.86 8.07 .726 - - 26.43 5.00 - - 3.50 - 22.43
1962-63 BOS 13 - 47.5 7.38 16.31 .453 - - - 5.54 8.38 .661 - - 25.08 5.08 - - 2.77 - 20.31
1963-64 BOS 10 - 45.1 4.70 13.20 .356 - - - 3.70 6.70 .552 - - 27.20 4.40 - - 3.30 - 13.10
1964-65 BOS 12 - 46.8 6.58 12.50 .527 - - - 3.33 6.33 .526 - - 25.17 6.33 - - 3.58 - 16.50
1965-66 BOS 17 - 47.9 7.29 15.35 .475 - - - 4.47 7.24 .618 - - 25.18 5.00 - - 3.53 - 19.06
1966-67 BOS 9 - 43.3 3.44 9.56 .360 - - - 3.67 5.78 .635 - - 22.00 5.56 - - 3.56 - 10.56
1967-68 BOS 19 - 45.7 5.21 12.74 .409 - - - 4.00 6.84 .585 - - 22.84 5.21 - - 3.84 - 14.42
1968-69 BOS 18 - 46.1 4.28 10.11 .423 - - - 2.28 4.50 .506 - - 20.50 5.44 - - 3.61 - 10.83
CAREER   165 - 45.4 6.08 14.15 .430 - - - 4.04 6.70 .603 - - 24.87 4.67 - - 3.31 - 16.20

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NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1956-57 BOS 10 - 409 54 148 .365 - - - 31 61 .508 - - 244 32 - - 41 - 139
1957-58 BOS 9 - 355 48 133 .361 - - - 40 66 .606 - - 221 24 - - 24 - 136
1958-59 BOS 11 - 496 65 159 .409 - - - 41 67 .612 - - 305 40 - - 28 - 171
1959-60 BOS 13 - 572 94 206 .456 - - - 53 75 .707 - - 336 38 - - 38 - 241
1960-61 BOS 10 - 462 73 171 .427 - - - 45 86 .523 - - 299 48 - - 24 - 191
1961-62 BOS 14 - 672 116 253 .458 - - - 82 113 .726 - - 370 70 - - 49 - 314
1962-63 BOS 13 - 617 96 212 .453 - - - 72 109 .661 - - 326 66 - - 36 - 264
1963-64 BOS 10 - 451 47 132 .356 - - - 37 67 .552 - - 272 44 - - 33 - 131
1964-65 BOS 12 - 561 79 150 .527 - - - 40 76 .526 - - 302 76 - - 43 - 198
1965-66 BOS 17 - 814 124 261 .475 - - - 76 123 .618 - - 428 85 - - 60 - 324
1966-67 BOS 9 - 390 31 86 .360 - - - 33 52 .635 - - 198 50 - - 32 - 95
1967-68 BOS 19 - 869 99 242 .409 - - - 76 130 .585 - - 434 99 - - 73 - 274
1968-69 BOS 18 - 829 77 182 .423 - - - 41 81 .506 - - 369 98 - - 65 - 195
CAREER   165 - 7497 1003 2335 .430 - - - 667 1106 .603 - - 4104 770 - - 546 - 2673

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1956-57 BOS 10 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 - - 0.41 7 3 .700 -0.10 1.50 1.40
1957-58 BOS 9 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 - - 0.50 5 4 .556 0.20 1.00 1.20
1958-59 BOS 11 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 - - 0.42 8 3 .727 0.30 1.60 1.90
1959-60 BOS 13 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 - - 0.36 9 4 .692 1.10 1.80 3.00
1960-61 BOS 10 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 - - 0.50 8 2 .800 0.40 1.60 1.90
1961-62 BOS 14 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 - - 0.45 8 6 .571 1.40 2.20 3.60
1962-63 BOS 13 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 - - 0.51 8 5 .615 0.70 1.80 2.50
1963-64 BOS 10 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 - - 0.51 8 2 .800 -0.30 2.20 1.90
1964-65 BOS 12 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 - - 0.51 8 4 .667 1.00 2.40 3.30
1965-66 BOS 17 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 - - 0.47 11 6 .647 1.00 2.20 3.20
1966-67 BOS 9 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 - - 0.60 4 5 .444 - 0.70 0.70
1967-68 BOS 19 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 - - 0.54 12 7 .632 0.10 1.60 1.60
1968-69 BOS 18 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 - - 0.45 12 6 .667 0.20 1.20 1.40
CAREER   165 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 - - 0.47 108 57 .655 6.00 21.80 27.60

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1956-57 BOS 10 - .398 .365 - - - 11.44 - - - - 87.31 - 0.94 - - 16.12
1957-58 BOS 9 - .420 .361 - - - 10.18 - - - - 96.70 - 1.02 - - 17.25
1958-59 BOS 11 - .454 .409 - - - 9.55 - - - - 102.07 - 1.08 - - 16.87
1959-60 BOS 13 - .504 .456 - - - 8.68 - - - - 116.30 - 1.17 - - 17.20
1960-61 BOS 10 - .457 .427 - - - 13.29 - - - - 95.02 - 1.12 - - 17.13
1961-62 BOS 14 - .519 .458 - - - 13.88 - - - - 118.42 - 1.24 - - 17.56
1962-63 BOS 13 - .508 .453 - - - 13.57 - - - - 111.34 - 1.25 - - 16.67
1963-64 BOS 10 - .406 .356 - - - 13.38 - - - - 90.83 - 0.99 - - 13.92
1964-65 BOS 12 - .540 .527 - - - 16.63 - - - - 105.30 - 1.32 - - 20.25
1965-66 BOS 17 - .514 .475 - - - 14.16 - - - - 109.30 - 1.24 - - 19.80
1966-67 BOS 9 - .436 .360 - - - 14.78 - - - - 99.51 - 1.10 - - 15.06
1967-68 BOS 19 - .458 .409 - - - 14.28 - - - - 99.37 - 1.13 - - 15.91
1968-69 BOS 18 - .448 .423 - - - 15.14 - - - - 92.92 - 1.07 - - 14.46
CAREER   165 - .474 .430 - - - 14.91 - - - - 103.26 - 1.14 - - 16.86

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NBA All-Star Weekend Competitions

Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection - 1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969
Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection - 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1968
All-Star MVP - 1963

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA All-Star Game Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1958 East 1 - 26 5 12 .417 - - - 1 3 .333 - - 11 2 - - 5 - 11
1959 East 1 - 27 3 10 .300 - - - 1 1 1.000 - - 9 1 - - 4 - 7
1960 East 1 - 27 3 7 .429 - - - 0 2 .000 - - 8 3 - - 1 - 6
1961 East 1 - 28 9 15 .600 - - - 6 8 .750 - - 11 1 - - 2 - 24
1962 East 1 - 27 5 12 .417 - - - 2 3 .667 - - 12 2 - - 2 - 12
1963 East 1 - 37 8 14 .571 - - - 3 4 .750 - - 24 5 - - 3 - 19
1964 East 1 - 42 6 13 .462 - - - 1 2 .500 - - 21 2 - - 4 - 13
1965 East 1 - 33 7 12 .583 - - - 3 9 .333 - - 13 5 - - 6 - 17
1966 East 1 - 23 1 6 .167 - - - 0 0 .000 - - 10 2 - - 2 - 2
1967 East 1 - 22 1 2 .500 - - - 0 0 .000 - - 5 5 - - 2 - 2
1968 East 1 - 23 2 4 .500 - - - 0 0 .000 - - 9 8 - - 5 - 4
1969 East 1 - 28 1 4 .250 - - - 1 2 .500 - - 6 3 - - 1 - 3
TOTAL   12 - 343 51 111 .459 - - - 18 34 .529 - - 139 39 - - 37 - 120
AVERAGES   12 - 28.6 4.25 9.25 .459 - - - 1.50 2.83 .529 - - 11.58 3.25 - - 3.08 - 10.00

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NCAA

College: San Francisco (1956)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
1952-53 DNP Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1953-54 San Francisco So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1954-55 San Francisco Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1955-56 San Francisco Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Awards & Honors

Helms Foundation Player of the Year - 1955, 1956
Consensus All-American First Team - 1955, 1956
AP All-American First Team - 1955, 1956
Look Magazine All-American First Team - 1955, 1956
UPI Player of the Year - 1956
UPI All-American First Team - 1955, 1956
NEA All-American First Team - 1955, 1956
International News Service All-American First Team - 1955, 1956
Collier's Magazine All-American First Team - 1956
Collier's Magazine All-American Second Team - 1955
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player - 1955
NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Teams (AP) - 1955, 1956