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 .
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 .