Gary Payton vs. Bill Walton Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Bill Walton and Gary Payton 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
Gary Payton:
1991 to 2007
Bill Walton:
1975 to 1987

NBA Championships and Seasons

Gary Payton 1
Bill Walton 2
Gary Payton 17
Bill Walton 10
Gary Payton 15
Bill Walton 4
Gary Payton 9
Bill Walton 2

Honors and Awards

Gary Payton 0
Bill Walton 1
Gary Payton 0
Bill Walton 1
Gary Payton 2
Bill Walton 1
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Gary Payton 9
Bill Walton 2
Gary Payton 9
Bill Walton 2
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Gary Payton 9
Bill Walton 2
Gary Payton 1
Bill Walton 0
*
Gary Payton 0
Bill Walton 1
Gary Payton 1
Bill Walton 0
Gary Payton 0
Bill Walton 1
* Notes: Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Gary Payton 16.3
Bill Walton 13.3

Gary Payton 3.9
Bill Walton 10.5

Gary Payton 6.7
Bill Walton 3.4

Gary Payton 1.8
Bill Walton 0.8

Gary Payton 0.2
Bill Walton 2.2

Totals Stats

Gary Payton 21,813
Bill Walton 6,215

Gary Payton 5,269
Bill Walton 4,923

Gary Payton 8,966
Bill Walton 1,590

Gary Payton 2,445
Bill Walton 380

Gary Payton 285
Bill Walton 1,034

Gary Payton 1,335
Bill Walton 468

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Gary Payton .466
Bill Walton .521

3-Point Percentage
Gary Payton .317
Bill Walton .000

*
Free Throw Percentage
Gary Payton .729
Bill Walton .660

Best Season (no game minimum)

Gary Payton 24.2
(2000)
Bill Walton 18.9
(1978)

Gary Payton 6.5
(2000)
Bill Walton 14.4
(1977)

Gary Payton 9.0
(2002)
Bill Walton 5.0
(1978)

Gary Payton 2.9
(1996)
Bill Walton 1.0
(1978)

Gary Payton 0.3
(2001)
Bill Walton 3.6
(1983)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Gary Payton 14.0
Bill Walton 10.8

Gary Payton 3.7
Bill Walton 9.1

Gary Payton 5.3
Bill Walton 3.0

Gary Payton 1.4
Bill Walton 0.7

Gary Payton 0.2
Bill Walton 1.7

Totals Stats

Gary Payton 2,155
Bill Walton 528

Gary Payton 575
Bill Walton 444

Gary Payton 811
Bill Walton 145

Gary Payton 216
Bill Walton 32

Gary Payton 32
Bill Walton 83

Gary Payton 154
Bill Walton 49

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Gary Payton .441
Bill Walton .525

3-Point Percentage
Gary Payton .315
Bill Walton .000

*
Free Throw Percentage
Gary Payton .706
Bill Walton .673

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Gary Payton 25.8
(2000)
Bill Walton 18.2
(1977)

Gary Payton 8.6
(2002)
Bill Walton 15.2
(1977)

Gary Payton 8.7
(2003)
Bill Walton 5.5
(1977)

Gary Payton 2.2
(1997)
Bill Walton 1.5
(1978)

Gary Payton 0.4
(2002)
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.