Paul Neumann (basketball)

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Paul Neumann
Personal information
Born (1938-01-30) January 30, 1938 (age 79)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Newport Harbor
(Newport Beach, California)
College Stanford (1956–1959)
NBA draft 1959 / Round: 4 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Playing career 1961–1967
Position Point guard
Number 5, 15
Career history
1961 Washington Tapers
19611965 Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers
1965–1967 San Francisco Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,989 (11.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,318 (2.9 rpg)
Assists 1,453 (3.2 apg)
Stats at

Paul R. Neumann (born January 30, 1938) is a retired American National Basketball Association player.

Early career[edit]

A guard, Neumann attended Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California and played college basketball for Stanford University.

NBA career[edit]

He was selected in the 4th round of the 1959 NBA draft by the Syracuse Nationals. He played two seasons with the Nationals, and remained with the team as it moved to Philadelphia and was renamed the Philadelphia 76ers.

In 1965, he was traded at mid-season along with Connie Dierking and Lee Shaffer to the San Francisco Warriors for Wilt Chamberlain, a trade that is frequently cited as an example of a star player (in this case, Chamberlain) being traded for far less than he is worth.[1]

He played two more full seasons with the Warriors before retiring in 1967.


  1. ^ McGraw, Mike (June 25, 2007). "Kobe not first superstar to whine for a trade". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 

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