Gerald James Paddio (born April 21, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 3rd round (74th overall) of the 1988 NBA draft. A 6'7" guard-forward from Kilgore College and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Paddio played in three NBA seasons for five different teams. He played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle SuperSonics, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets.

Gerald Paddio
Personal information
Born (1965-04-21) April 21, 1965 (age 54)
Lafayette, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolRayne (Rayne, Louisiana)
College
NBA draft1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1988–2004
PositionForward / Guard
Number24, 21, 14, 35, 4
Career history
1988Rockford Lightning
1988–1989Rochester Flyers
1989–1990BCM Gravelines
1990–1991Cleveland Cavaliers
1991Grand Rapids Hoops
1991–1992Rockford Lightning
1992Zaragoza
1992–1993Seattle SuperSonics
1993Indiana Pacers
1993–1994Scavolini Pesaro
1994New York Knicks
1994Washington Bullets
1994Rapid City Thrillers
1994–1995Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1995–1996Chicago Rockers
1996Ourense
1996–1997Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel
1997–1999Matsuhita Panasonic
2000–2001Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2001–2002Las Vegas Slam
2002Soles de Jalisco
2002–2003Kahraba Beirut
2003–2004Ferro Carril Oeste

In his NBA career, Paddio played in 129 games and scored a total of 715 points. His most notable year as a professional was during the 1990–91 NBA season as a member of the Cavaliers when he appeared in 70 games and averaged 7.2 ppg.

During his college playing days at UNLV, he was coached by Jerry Tarkanian.

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