Paul Silas PF

Born: Jul 12, 1943 (75 years old)

Birthplace: Prescott, Arizona (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-7 (201cm)     Weight: 225 (102kg)

Current NBA Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

Draft Entry: 1964 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 2, Pick 3, St. Louis Hawks

Pre-Draft Team: Creighton (Sr)

High School: McClymonds High School [Oakland, California]

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NBA

17 Years Of Service - 2x All-NBA Defensive 1st, 2x All-Star

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
1964-65 STH 79 - 15.7 1.77 4.75 .373 - - - 1.05 2.08 .506 - - 7.29 0.61 - - 2.04 - 4.59
1965-66 STH 46 - 12.7 1.52 3.76 .405 - - - 0.76 1.33 .574 - - 5.13 0.48 - - 1.57 - 3.80
1966-67 STH 77 - 20.4 2.69 6.26 .429 - - - 1.47 2.77 .531 - - 8.69 0.96 - - 2.70 - 6.84
1967-68 STH 82 - 32.3 4.87 10.62 .458 - - - 3.65 5.17 .705 - - 11.68 1.98 - - 2.96 - 13.38
1968-69 ATL 79 - 23.5 3.05 7.28 .419 - - - 2.58 4.22 .613 - - 9.43 1.77 - - 2.10 - 8.68
1969-70 PHX 78 - 36.4 4.78 10.31 .464 - - - 3.21 5.28 .607 - - 11.74 2.74 - - 3.41 - 12.77
1970-71 PHX 81 - 36.3 4.17 9.74 .428 - - - 3.52 5.14 .685 - - 12.53 3.05 - - 2.80 - 11.86
1971-72 PHX 80 - 38.5 6.06 12.89 .470 - - - 5.41 7.00 .773 - - 11.94 4.29 - - 2.51 - 17.54
1972-73 BOS 80 - 32.7 5.00 10.64 .470 - - - 3.33 4.75 .700 - - 12.99 3.14 - - 2.46 - 13.32
1973-74 BOS 82 - 31.7 4.15 9.41 .440 - - - 3.22 4.11 .783 4.07 7.09 11.16 2.27 0.77 0.24 3.00 - 11.51
1974-75 BOS 82 - 32.5 3.80 9.13 .417 - - - 2.98 4.20 .709 4.24 8.26 12.50 2.73 0.73 0.27 2.79 - 10.59
1975-76 BOS 81 - 32.9 3.89 9.14 .426 - - - 2.91 4.11 .709 4.51 8.15 12.65 2.51 0.69 0.41 2.80 - 10.69
1976-77 DEN 81 - 24.2 2.54 7.06 .360 - - - 2.10 3.15 .667 2.91 4.57 7.48 1.63 0.72 0.28 2.26 - 7.19
1977-78 SEA 82 - 26.5 2.24 5.66 .397 - - - 1.33 2.27 .586 3.52 4.60 8.12 1.77 0.79 0.20 2.22 1.85 5.82
1978-79 SEA 82 - 23.9 2.07 4.90 .423 - - - 1.41 2.37 .598 3.16 3.85 7.01 1.40 0.38 0.23 2.16 1.20 5.56
1979-80 SEA 82 - 19.5 1.38 3.65 .378 0.00 0.00 .000 1.09 1.66 .654 2.49 2.83 5.32 0.80 0.30 0.06 1.46 1.01 3.84
CAREER   1254 - 27.9 3.42 7.93 .432 0.00 0.00 .000 2.55 3.79 .673 3.56 5.62 9.85 2.05 0.63 0.24 2.48 1.35 9.40

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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
1964-65 STH 79 - 1243 140 375 .373 - - - 83 164 .506 - - 576 48 - - 161 - 363
1965-66 STH 46 - 586 70 173 .405 - - - 35 61 .574 - - 236 22 - - 72 - 175
1966-67 STH 77 - 1570 207 482 .429 - - - 113 213 .531 - - 669 74 - - 208 - 527
1967-68 STH 82 - 2652 399 871 .458 - - - 299 424 .705 - - 958 162 - - 243 - 1097
1968-69 ATL 79 - 1853 241 575 .419 - - - 204 333 .613 - - 745 140 - - 166 - 686
1969-70 PHX 78 - 2836 373 804 .464 - - - 250 412 .607 - - 916 214 - - 266 - 996
1970-71 PHX 81 - 2944 338 789 .428 - - - 285 416 .685 - - 1015 247 - - 227 - 961
1971-72 PHX 80 - 3082 485 1031 .470 - - - 433 560 .773 - - 955 343 - - 201 - 1403
1972-73 BOS 80 - 2618 400 851 .470 - - - 266 380 .700 - - 1039 251 - - 197 - 1066
1973-74 BOS 82 - 2599 340 772 .440 - - - 264 337 .783 334 581 915 186 63 20 246 - 944
1974-75 BOS 82 - 2661 312 749 .417 - - - 244 344 .709 348 677 1025 224 60 22 229 - 868
1975-76 BOS 81 - 2662 315 740 .426 - - - 236 333 .709 365 660 1025 203 56 33 227 - 866
1976-77 DEN 81 - 1959 206 572 .360 - - - 170 255 .667 236 370 606 132 58 23 183 - 582
1977-78 SEA 82 - 2172 184 464 .397 - - - 109 186 .586 289 377 666 145 65 16 182 152 477
1978-79 SEA 82 - 1957 170 402 .423 - - - 116 194 .598 259 316 575 115 31 19 177 98 456
1979-80 SEA 82 - 1595 113 299 .378 0 0 .000 89 136 .654 204 232 436 66 25 5 120 83 315
CAREER   1254 - 34989 4293 9949 .432 0 0 .000 3196 4748 .673 2035 3213 12357 2572 358 138 3105 333 11782

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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
1964-65 STH 79 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .058 - - 0.44 45 34 .570 -0.90 2.10 1.20
1965-66 STH 46 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .027 - - 0.35 21 25 .457 -0.10 0.60 0.50
1966-67 STH 77 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .079 - - 0.44 36 40 .474 0.10 1.70 1.80
1967-68 STH 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 - - 0.49 56 26 .683 3.50 3.40 6.90
1968-69 ATL 79 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .106 - - 0.58 48 31 .608 1.00 2.30 3.30
1969-70 PHX 78 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 - - 0.51 37 41 .474 1.80 1.50 3.30
1970-71 PHX 81 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 - - 0.53 47 34 .580 1.90 4.80 6.70
1971-72 PHX 80 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 - - 0.54 48 32 .600 6.10 5.00 11.00
1972-73 BOS 80 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 - - 0.45 66 14 .825 3.80 7.60 11.50
1973-74 BOS 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .145 - - 0.44 56 26 .683 3.60 4.00 7.70
1974-75 BOS 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 - - 0.46 60 22 .732 2.90 4.30 7.20
1975-76 BOS 81 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 - - 0.45 54 27 .667 3.20 3.90 7.20
1976-77 DEN 81 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .094 - - 0.45 49 32 .605 -0.20 2.80 2.50
1977-78 SEA 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .096 0.95 0.43 0.40 47 35 .573 - 3.00 3.10
1978-79 SEA 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .081 1.17 0.32 0.48 52 30 .634 1.30 2.60 3.90
1979-80 SEA 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .050 0.80 0.30 0.45 56 26 .683 0.20 2.00 2.20
CAREER   1254 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .138 0.98 0.36 0.48 778 475 .621 28.20 51.60 80.00

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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
1964-65 STH 79 - .406 .373 - - - 5.24 - - - - 87.94 - 0.97 - - 11.94
1965-66 STH 46 - .438 .405 - - - 4.94 - - - - 97.84 - 1.01 - - 11.62
1966-67 STH 77 - .458 .429 - - - 6.08 - - - - 96.00 - 1.09 - - 13.01
1967-68 STH 82 - .519 .458 - - - 8.36 - - - - 116.33 - 1.26 - - 15.92
1968-69 ATL 79 - .475 .419 - - - 9.64 - - - - 103.17 - 1.19 - - 15.49
1969-70 PHX 78 - .505 .464 - - - 9.47 - - - - 107.07 - 1.24 - - 13.22
1970-71 PHX 81 - .494 .428 - - - 10.89 - - - - 111.35 - 1.22 - - 14.15
1971-72 PHX 80 - .549 .470 - - - 14.88 - - - - 124.36 - 1.36 - - 18.74
1972-73 BOS 80 - .523 .470 - - - 11.79 - - - - 117.00 - 1.25 - - 17.56
1973-74 BOS 82 - .513 .440 12.77 21.03 17.01 9.10 - 1.05 0.38 - 122.38 - 1.22 - 94.0 14.51
1974-75 BOS 82 - .482 .417 13.12 25.07 19.15 10.65 - 1.02 0.42 - 112.59 - 1.16 - 93.2 14.68
1975-76 BOS 81 - .488 .426 13.45 24.43 18.93 9.85 - 0.94 0.63 - 113.44 - 1.17 - 95.0 14.36
1976-77 DEN 81 - .425 .360 12.64 18.83 15.81 8.40 - 1.28 0.60 - 102.68 - 1.02 - 96.8 10.87
1977-78 SEA 82 - .437 .397 12.98 18.45 15.60 8.49 21.78 1.37 0.40 12.24 98.26 -2.60 1.03 93.1 98.2 10.29
1978-79 SEA 82 - .468 .423 13.90 17.03 15.46 7.35 16.74 0.74 0.51 11.72 102.08 -1.12 1.13 103.8 101.6 10.50
1979-80 SEA 82 - .439 .378 13.39 15.37 14.37 5.01 18.79 0.74 0.17 10.93 103.23 -2.48 1.05 98.8 103.8 8.23
CAREER   1254 - .489 .432 13.21 20.79 17.01 9.45 19.30 1.03 0.46 11.72 110.46 -2.81 1.18 98.3 97.2 13.95

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NBA Transactions

May 4, 1964 - The St. Louis Hawks selected Paul Silas in Round 2 with Pick 3 in the 1964 NBA Draft.
May 4, 1964 - Paul Silas signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Hawks.
May 9, 1969 - Paul Silas was acquired by the Phoenix Suns from the Atlanta Hawks in a trade.
Sep 18, 1972 - Paul Silas was acquired by the Boston Celtics from the Phoenix Suns in a trade.
Oct 20, 1976 - Paul Silas was acquired by the Denver Nuggets from the Boston Celtics in a trade.
May 24, 1977 - Paul Silas was acquired by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Denver Nuggets in a trade.
May 21, 1980 - Paul Silas signed a contract with the San Diego Clippers.
Jul 1, 1980 - Paul Silas, previously with the San Diego Clippers, became a free agent.
Oct 1, 1980 - The San Diego Clippers placed the contract of Paul Silas on waivers.
Oct 3, 1980 - Paul Silas, previously with the San Diego Clippers, became a free agent.

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NBA Awards & Honors

All-NBA Defensive First Team - 1975, 1976
All-NBA Defensive Second Team - 1971, 1972, 1973

* 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
1964-65 STH 4 - 10.5 1.00 2.50 .400 - - - 0.75 1.00 .750 - - 4.50 0.25 - - 1.50 - 2.75
1965-66 STH 7 - 11.4 0.71 2.57 .278 - - - 1.14 1.57 .727 - - 4.86 0.29 - - 1.57 - 2.57
1966-67 STH 8 - 15.2 1.12 4.50 .250 - - - 1.38 2.25 .611 - - 6.50 0.75 - - 2.12 - 3.62
1967-68 STH 6 - 29.7 3.67 8.50 .431 - - - 4.50 6.33 .711 - - 9.50 3.50 - - 2.83 - 11.83
1968-69 ATL 11 - 23.5 1.91 5.27 .362 - - - 1.73 3.36 .514 - - 8.36 1.91 - - 2.91 - 5.55
1969-70 PHX 7 - 40.9 6.57 15.57 .422 - - - 3.00 4.57 .656 - - 15.86 4.29 - - 4.14 - 16.14
1972-73 BOS 13 - 39.4 3.62 9.23 .392 - - - 2.38 3.85 .620 - - 15.08 3.00 - - 3.00 - 9.62
1973-74 BOS 18 - 31.9 2.78 7.00 .397 - - - 2.44 2.94 .830 2.94 7.67 10.61 2.61 0.72 0.50 2.83 - 8.00
1974-75 BOS 11 - 36.8 3.82 8.36 .457 - - - 1.45 2.27 .640 4.18 7.64 11.82 3.64 1.09 0.18 4.09 - 9.09
1975-76 BOS 18 - 41.2 3.83 8.56 .448 - - - 3.11 3.83 .812 4.33 9.33 13.67 2.33 1.33 0.33 3.72 - 10.78
1976-77 DEN 6 - 23.5 2.33 5.50 .424 - - - 2.17 4.00 .542 2.67 4.00 6.67 2.67 0.33 0.67 3.83 - 6.83
1977-78 SEA 22 - 27.5 1.50 4.27 .351 - - - 1.86 2.73 .683 3.32 5.18 8.50 1.64 0.55 0.27 2.68 1.36 4.86
1978-79 SEA 17 - 24.6 1.24 3.18 .389 - - - 1.82 2.71 .674 2.35 3.41 5.76 1.12 0.53 0.29 2.59 2.00 4.29
1979-80 SEA 15 - 17.1 0.87 2.87 .302 0.00 0.00 .000 0.73 0.87 .846 2.20 2.80 5.00 1.00 0.60 0.13 1.93 0.60 2.47
CAREER   163 - 28.3 2.43 6.12 .397 0.00 0.00 .000 2.04 2.94 .692 3.17 5.87 9.37 2.06 0.76 0.32 2.88 1.35 6.90

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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
1964-65 STH 4 - 42 4 10 .400 - - - 3 4 .750 - - 18 1 - - 6 - 11
1965-66 STH 7 - 80 5 18 .278 - - - 8 11 .727 - - 34 2 - - 11 - 18
1966-67 STH 8 - 122 9 36 .250 - - - 11 18 .611 - - 52 6 - - 17 - 29
1967-68 STH 6 - 178 22 51 .431 - - - 27 38 .711 - - 57 21 - - 17 - 71
1968-69 ATL 11 - 258 21 58 .362 - - - 19 37 .514 - - 92 21 - - 32 - 61
1969-70 PHX 7 - 286 46 109 .422 - - - 21 32 .656 - - 111 30 - - 29 - 113
1972-73 BOS 13 - 512 47 120 .392 - - - 31 50 .620 - - 196 39 - - 39 - 125
1973-74 BOS 18 - 574 50 126 .397 - - - 44 53 .830 53 138 191 47 13 9 51 - 144
1974-75 BOS 11 - 405 42 92 .457 - - - 16 25 .640 46 84 130 40 12 2 45 - 100
1975-76 BOS 18 - 741 69 154 .448 - - - 56 69 .812 78 168 246 42 24 6 67 - 194
1976-77 DEN 6 - 141 14 33 .424 - - - 13 24 .542 16 24 40 16 2 4 23 - 41
1977-78 SEA 22 - 605 33 94 .351 - - - 41 60 .683 73 114 187 36 12 6 59 30 107
1978-79 SEA 17 - 418 21 54 .389 - - - 31 46 .674 40 58 98 19 9 5 44 34 73
1979-80 SEA 15 - 257 13 43 .302 0 0 .000 11 13 .846 33 42 75 15 9 2 29 9 37
CAREER   163 - 4619 396 998 .397 0 0 .000 332 480 .692 339 628 1527 335 81 34 469 73 1124

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
1964-65 STH 4 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .030 - - 0.40 1 3 .250 - 0.10 0.10
1965-66 STH 7 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .016 - - 0.61 2 4 .333 -0.10 0.10 -
1966-67 STH 8 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .042 - - 0.50 5 3 .625 -0.30 0.10 -0.10
1967-68 STH 6 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 - - 0.75 2 4 .333 0.30 0.20 0.40
1968-69 ATL 11 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .094 - - 0.64 5 6 .455 -0.10 0.40 0.30
1969-70 PHX 7 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 - - 0.29 3 4 .429 - 0.50 0.50
1972-73 BOS 13 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 - - 0.42 7 6 .538 -0.10 0.60 0.60
1973-74 BOS 18 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .127 - - 0.42 12 6 .667 0.50 1.10 1.60
1974-75 BOS 11 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 - - 0.27 6 5 .545 0.50 0.30 0.70
1975-76 BOS 18 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .157 - - 0.45 12 6 .667 0.90 1.50 2.30
1976-77 DEN 6 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .126 - - 0.73 2 4 .333 - 0.10 0.20
1977-78 SEA 22 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .079 1.20 0.40 0.64 13 9 .591 0.30 0.70 1.00
1978-79 SEA 17 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 0.56 0.26 0.85 12 5 .706 -0.20 0.50 0.30
1979-80 SEA 15 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .046 1.67 1.00 0.30 7 8 .467 0.10 0.30 0.40
CAREER   163 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .106 0.96 0.41 0.48 89 73 .549 1.80 6.50 8.30

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
1964-65 STH 4 - .468 .400 - - - 3.12 - - - - 115.00 - 1.10 - - 11.65
1965-66 STH 7 - .394 .278 - - - 2.99 - - - - 100.51 - 1.00 - - 9.08
1966-67 STH 8 - .330 .250 - - - 6.47 - - - - 86.11 - 0.81 - - 8.16
1967-68 STH 6 - .524 .431 - - - 16.46 - - - - 114.19 - 1.39 - - 16.34
1968-69 ATL 11 - .411 .362 - - - 10.66 - - - - 87.56 - 1.05 - - 10.80
1969-70 PHX 7 - .459 .422 - - - 14.63 - - - - 107.83 - 1.04 - - 14.86
1972-73 BOS 13 - .440 .392 - - - 9.27 - - - - 101.17 - 1.04 - - 12.09
1973-74 BOS 18 - .482 .397 9.91 25.16 17.63 10.52 - 1.06 0.85 - 122.70 - 1.14 - 90.8 12.47
1974-75 BOS 11 - .485 .457 11.13 23.86 16.98 12.12 - 1.36 0.27 - 109.65 - 1.09 - 100.9 12.58
1975-76 BOS 18 - .526 .448 11.26 24.04 17.67 7.97 - 1.53 0.45 - 125.96 - 1.26 - 92.0 13.12
1976-77 DEN 6 - .471 .424 11.75 18.47 15.03 15.84 - 0.64 1.56 - 96.59 - 1.24 - 99.7 11.93
1977-78 SEA 22 - .444 .351 12.18 19.39 15.75 7.74 19.95 0.95 0.51 10.01 103.44 -1.06 1.14 100.9 101.4 10.45
1978-79 SEA 17 - .492 .389 10.42 15.39 12.89 5.59 31.41 1.03 0.65 10.38 106.28 -5.42 1.35 89.1 102.2 6.85
1979-80 SEA 15 - .380 .302 13.86 18.17 15.98 7.45 15.59 1.72 0.44 9.23 114.85 0.41 0.86 100.7 102.4 8.91
CAREER   163 - .465 .397 11.33 21.51 16.36 9.44 23.07 1.22 0.59 10.00 108.85 -2.69 1.13 96.8 97.8 11.58

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NBA All-Star Weekend Competitions

Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection - 1975
Western All-Star Coaches Selection - 1972

* 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
1972 West 1 - 15 0 6 .000 - - - 2 3 .667 - - 9 1 - - 1 - 2
1975 East 1 - 15 2 4 .500 - - - 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 2 4 0 2 - 6
TOTAL   2 - 30 2 10 .200 - - - 4 5 .800 0 11 11 3 4 0 3 - 8
AVERAGES   2 - 15.0 1.00 5.00 .200 - - - 2.00 2.50 .800 0.00 5.50 5.50 1.50 2.00 0.00 1.50 - 4.00

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NCAA

College: Creighton (1964)

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
1960-61 DNP Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1961-62 Creighton So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1962-63 Creighton Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1963-64 Creighton Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Awards & Honors

NABC All-American Second Team - 1964
AP All-American Third Team - 1964
UPI All-American Third Team - 1964