Paul Zipser

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Paul Zipser
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Zipser with Germany in 2016
Free agent
Position Small forward
Personal information
Born (1994-02-18) February 18, 1994 (age 24)
Heidelberg, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2012 USC Heidelberg
2013–2016 Bayern Munich
20162018 Chicago Bulls
2016–2018 Windy City Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Paul Victor Louis Zipser (born February 18, 1994) is a German professional basketball player who last played for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 48th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. Zipser previously played for Bayern Munich of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).

Professional career

Germany (2010–2016)

Zipser began his professional career in his hometown with USC Heidelberg in 2010. In 2011–12, he averaged 7.9 points, 3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.[1] He managed just two games for Heidelberg in 2012–13 due to injury. On 18 January 2013, he signed a four-year deal with Bayern Munich.[2]

On 21 April 2015, Zipser entered the 2015 NBA draft as an early-entrant,[3] only to withdraw from it later.[4]

In 2015–16, Zipser played 40 league games for Bayern Munich, averaging 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18.5 minutes per game.[5] For the season, he was named the League's Best German Young Player.[6]

In June 2016, Zipser attended the Adidas Eurocamp, a basketball camp based in Treviso for the NBA Draft prospects. He was named the Eurocamp 2016 MVP.[7]

Chicago Bulls (2016–2018)

On 23 June 2016, Zipser was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 48th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[8] On 15 July 2016, he signed with the Bulls.[9] On 12 January 2017, in just his 11th appearance of the season, Zipser made his first career start in the Bulls' 104–89 loss to the New York Knicks; he had a then season-high seven points.[10] On March 22, 2017, he scored a career-high 15 points in a 117–95 win over the Detroit Pistons.[11] In the Bulls' regular-season finale on April 12, 2017, Zipser set a new career high with 21 points in a 112–73 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Throughout his second season with the Bulls, he received very little playing time due to the Bulls' front office trying to develop other young talents. He was sent down to their G-League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls on several occasions. Paul Zipser began seeing more playing time during the middle of the season.[12] During his rookie season, he has received multiple assignments to the Windy City Bulls, Chicago's D-League affiliate.[13] On July 14, 2018, he was waived by the Bulls.[14]

National team career

Zipser has been a member of the German national under-16 and German national under-18 teams. He played in the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, 2011 and 2012 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. In 2012 he also played in Albert Schweitzer Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament Team, averaging 14.6 points, 5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.[15][16]

On 30 July 2015, Zipser made his debut for the senior Germany national basketball team in a game against Austria. During FIBA EuroBasket 2015, he averaged 5.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.[17]

Personal life

In September 2015 at EuroBasket, Zipser raised controversy by refusing to sign an autograph for Vuk Ivanović, a boy of Serbian descent who was wearing a Serbian jersey, who claimed he wants to sell the autograph later.[18]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Chicago 44 18 19.2 .398 .333 .775 2.8 .8 .3 .4 5.5
2017–18 Chicago 54 12 15.3 .346 .336 .731 2.4 .9 .4 .3 4.0
Career 98 30 17.0 .371 .335 .758 2.6 .8 .4 .3 4.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Chicago 6 0 22.7 .455 .375 1.000 3.5 .5 .2 .2 7.3
Career 6 0 22.7 .455 .375 1.000 3.5 .5 .2 .2 7.3

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Bayern 5 0 7.7 .385 .333 1.000 1.0 .6 .0 .0 4.2 2.8
2014–15 Bayern 3 1 12.7 .500 .500 .000 1.7 .3 .3 .3 3.3 1.7
2015–16 Bayern 10 1 15.2 .636 .278 1.000 3.1 1.2 .4 .7 5.3 7.1
Career 18 2 12.7 .538 .320 1.000 2.3 .3 .9 .4 4.7 5.0

References

  1. ^ "Paul Zipser Basketball Profile". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bayern Munich signs Paul Zipser to a four-year deal". Sportando.com. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Paul Zipser enters the 2015 NBA Draft". Sportando.com. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Paul Zipser withdraws from the 2015 NBA Draft". Sportando.com. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Paul Zipser BBL 2015-2016 Stats". EasyCredit-BBL.de (in German). Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Auszeichnungen: Gordon Herbert ist "Trainer des Jahres" / Paul Zipser "Bester deutscher Nachwuchsspieler U22"". EasyCredit-BBL.de (in German). 11 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "EUROCAMP 2016 Awards". AdidasEurocamp.com. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Chicago Bulls draft Paul Zipser, German SF, at No. 48 overall". ESPN.com. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "BULLS SIGN PAUL ZIPSER". NBA.com. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Knicks beat Bulls with big games from Anthony, Rose, Noah". ESPN.com. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Mirotic scores season-high 28, Bulls beat Pistons 117-95". ESPN.com. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Bulls clinch playoff spot with 112-73 rout over Nets". ESPN.com. April 12, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  13. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 17, 2016. 
  14. ^ "BULLS SIGN JABARI PARKER". NBA.com. July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 
  15. ^ "SPAIN WINS ALBERT SCHWEITZER TOURNAMENT". FIBAEurope.com. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Paul Zipser Player Profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Paul Zipser | EuroBasket 2015". EuroBasket2015.org. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "German basketball player refuses to sign a boy's autograph because he is a Serb". Dnevni telegraf. September 9, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Paul Zipser at beko-bbl.de
  • Paul Zipser at euroleague.net
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