Bill Russell vs. Bill Walton Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Bill Walton and Bill Russell that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

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Who scored more points in his career? Who averaged more points in playoffs? Who won more championships? Who led the season more times? Who won more MVP awards? These questions and many more, are answered here. It includes NBA Championships, seasons, playoffs, awards, statistical data for points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and percentages.

Head-To-Head Career Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2021-22
Bill Russell:
1957 to 1969
Bill Walton:
1975 to 1987

NBA Championships and Seasons

Bill Russell 11
Bill Walton 2
Bill Russell 13
Bill Walton 10
Bill Russell 13
Bill Walton 4
Bill Russell 12
Bill Walton 2

Honors and Awards

Bill Russell 5
Bill Walton 1
Bill Russell 0 *
Bill Walton 1
Bill Russell 3
Bill Walton 1
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Bill Russell 11
Bill Walton 2
Bill Russell 1 *
Bill Walton 2
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Bill Russell 1
Bill Walton 2
Bill Russell 4
Bill Walton 1
Bill Russell 0 *
Bill Walton 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Bill Russell 15.1
Bill Walton 13.3

Bill Russell 22.5
Bill Walton 10.5

Bill Russell 4.3
Bill Walton 3.4

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 0.8

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 2.2

Totals Stats

Bill Russell 14,522
Bill Walton 6,215

Bill Russell 21,620
Bill Walton 4,923

Bill Russell 4,100
Bill Walton 1,590

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 380

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 1,034

Bill Russell 963
Bill Walton 468

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Bill Russell .440
Bill Walton .521

3-Point Percentage
Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton .000

*
Free Throw Percentage
Bill Russell .561
Bill Walton .660

Best Season (no game minimum)

Bill Russell 18.9
(1962)
Bill Walton 18.9
(1978)

Bill Russell 24.7
(1964)
Bill Walton 14.4
(1977)

Bill Russell 5.8
(1967)
Bill Walton 5.0
(1978)

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 1.0
(1978)

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 3.6
(1983)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Bill Russell 16.2
Bill Walton 10.8

Bill Russell 24.9
Bill Walton 9.1

Bill Russell 4.7
Bill Walton 3.0

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 0.7

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 1.7

Totals Stats

Bill Russell 2,673
Bill Walton 528

Bill Russell 4,104
Bill Walton 444

Bill Russell 770
Bill Walton 145

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 32

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 83

Bill Russell 165
Bill Walton 49

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Bill Russell .430
Bill Walton .525

3-Point Percentage
Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton .000

*
Free Throw Percentage
Bill Russell .603
Bill Walton .673

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Bill Russell 22.4
(1962)
Bill Walton 18.2
(1977)

Bill Russell 29.9
(1961)
Bill Walton 15.2
(1977)

Bill Russell 6.3
(1965)
Bill Walton 5.5
(1977)

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 1.5
(1978)

Bill Russell -
n/a **
Bill Walton 3.4
(1977)

Notes: * Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
** Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74, this player has no data for the stat.
Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.