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Joe Kopicki

Joseph Gerard Kopicki

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 240 lbs.
Born: June 12, 1960 in Warren, Michigan
High School: Fitzgerald in Warren, Michigan
College: University of Detroit Mercy
Draft: Atlanta Hawks, 3rd round (10th pick, 56th overall), 1982 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: March 12, 1983

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1982-83 22 WSB NBA PF 17 1 201 23 51 .451 0 1 .000 23 50 .460 21 25 .840 18 44 62 9 9 2 8 21 67
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 59 2 678 64 132 .485 1 7 .143 63 125 .504 91 112 .813 64 102 166 46 15 5 39 71 220
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 42 0 308 50 95 .526 2 3 .667 48 92 .522 43 54 .796 29 57 86 29 13 1 28 58 145
Career NBA 118 3 1187 137 278 .493 3 11 .273 134 267 .502 155 191 .812 111 203 314 84 37 8 75 150 432
2 seasons WSB NBA 76 3 879 87 183 .475 1 8 .125 86 175 .491 112 137 .818 82 146 228 55 24 7 47 92 287
1 season DEN NBA 42 0 308 50 95 .526 2 3 .667 48 92 .522 43 54 .796 29 57 86 29 13 1 28 58 145

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1982-83 22 WSB NBA PF 17 1 11.8 1.4 3.0 .451 0.0 0.1 .000 1.4 2.9 .460 1.2 1.5 .840 1.1 2.6 3.6 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.5 1.2 3.9
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 59 2 11.5 1.1 2.2 .485 0.0 0.1 .143 1.1 2.1 .504 1.5 1.9 .813 1.1 1.7 2.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.7 1.2 3.7
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 42 0 7.3 1.2 2.3 .526 0.0 0.1 .667 1.1 2.2 .522 1.0 1.3 .796 0.7 1.4 2.0 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.7 1.4 3.5
Career NBA 118 3 10.1 1.2 2.4 .493 0.0 0.1 .273 1.1 2.3 .502 1.3 1.6 .812 0.9 1.7 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.6 1.3 3.7
2 seasons WSB NBA 76 3 11.6 1.1 2.4 .475 0.0 0.1 .125 1.1 2.3 .491 1.5 1.8 .818 1.1 1.9 3.0 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.6 1.2 3.8
1 season DEN NBA 42 0 7.3 1.2 2.3 .526 0.0 0.1 .667 1.1 2.2 .522 1.0 1.3 .796 0.7 1.4 2.0 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.7 1.4 3.5

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1982-83 22 WSB NBA PF 17 1 201 4.1 9.1 .451 0.0 0.2 .000 4.1 9.0 .460 3.8 4.5 .840 3.2 7.9 11.1 1.6 1.6 0.4 1.4 3.8 12.0
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 59 2 678 3.4 7.0 .485 0.1 0.4 .143 3.3 6.6 .504 4.8 5.9 .813 3.4 5.4 8.8 2.4 0.8 0.3 2.1 3.8 11.7
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 42 0 308 5.8 11.1 .526 0.2 0.4 .667 5.6 10.8 .522 5.0 6.3 .796 3.4 6.7 10.1 3.4 1.5 0.1 3.3 6.8 16.9
Career NBA 118 3 1187 4.2 8.4 .493 0.1 0.3 .273 4.1 8.1 .502 4.7 5.8 .812 3.4 6.2 9.5 2.5 1.1 0.2 2.3 4.5 13.1
2 seasons WSB NBA 76 3 879 3.6 7.5 .475 0.0 0.3 .125 3.5 7.2 .491 4.6 5.6 .818 3.4 6.0 9.3 2.3 1.0 0.3 1.9 3.8 11.8
1 season DEN NBA 42 0 308 5.8 11.1 .526 0.2 0.4 .667 5.6 10.8 .522 5.0 6.3 .796 3.4 6.7 10.1 3.4 1.5 0.1 3.3 6.8 16.9

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1982-83 22 WSB NBA PF 17 1 201 5.5 12.2 .451 0.0 0.2 .000 5.5 12.0 .460 5.0 6.0 .840 4.3 10.6 14.9 2.2 2.2 0.5 1.9 5.0 16.1
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 59 2 678 4.6 9.6 .485 0.1 0.5 .143 4.6 9.1 .504 6.6 8.1 .813 4.6 7.4 12.1 3.3 1.1 0.4 2.8 5.2 16.0
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 42 0 308 7.2 13.8 .526 0.3 0.4 .667 7.0 13.3 .522 6.2 7.8 .796 4.2 8.3 12.5 4.2 1.9 0.1 4.1 8.4 21.0
Career NBA 118 3 1187 5.5 11.2 .493 0.1 0.4 .273 5.4 10.8 .502 6.2 7.7 .812 4.5 8.2 12.6 3.4 1.5 0.3 3.0 6.0 17.4
2 seasons WSB NBA 76 3 879 4.9 10.2 .475 0.1 0.4 .125 4.8 9.8 .491 6.2 7.6 .818 4.6 8.1 12.7 3.1 1.3 0.4 2.6 5.1 16.0
1 season DEN NBA 42 0 308 7.2 13.8 .526 0.3 0.4 .667 7.0 13.3 .522 6.2 7.8 .796 4.2 8.3 12.5 4.2 1.9 0.1 4.1 8.4 21.0

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1982-83 22 WSB NBA PF 17 201 15.1 .540 .451 .490 .020 9.8 24.5 17.1 6.2 2.2 0.6 11.4 14.4 114 96 0.3 0.4 0.7 .177
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 59 678 13.4 .607 .489 .848 .053 11.0 17.5 14.3 9.1 1.1 0.4 17.7 13.9 119 107 1.2 0.7 1.9 .136
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 42 308 15.3 .610 .537 .568 .032 9.4 21.1 14.9 11.6 1.9 0.2 19.1 18.0 114 107 0.5 0.3 0.9 .135
Career NBA 118 1187 14.2 .597 .498 .687 .040 10.4 19.6 14.9 9.2 1.5 0.4 17.2 15.0 116 105 2.0 1.5 3.5 .142
2 seasons WSB NBA 76 879 13.8 .590 .478 .749 .044 10.8 19.1 14.9 8.4 1.3 0.5 16.2 14.0 117 105 1.5 1.2 2.7 .145
1 season DEN NBA 42 308 15.3 .610 .537 .568 .032 9.4 21.1 14.9 11.6 1.9 0.2 19.1 18.0 114 107 0.5 0.3 0.9 .135

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 3 25 3 6 .500 0 0 3 6 .500 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 0 2 6 6
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 7 0 32 6 16 .375 0 0 6 16 .375 9 17 .529 2 11 13 3 1 1 1 5 21
Career NBA 10 0 57 9 22 .409 0 0 9 22 .409 9 17 .529 2 16 18 4 1 1 3 11 27
1 season DEN NBA 7 0 32 6 16 .375 0 0 6 16 .375 9 17 .529 2 11 13 3 1 1 1 5 21
1 season WSB NBA 3 25 3 6 .500 0 0 3 6 .500 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 0 2 6 6

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 3 8.3 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 2.0 2.0
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 7 0 4.6 0.9 2.3 .375 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.3 .375 1.3 2.4 .529 0.3 1.6 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 3.0
Career NBA 10 0 5.7 0.9 2.2 .409 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.2 .409 0.9 1.7 .529 0.2 1.6 1.8 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.1 2.7
1 season DEN NBA 7 0 4.6 0.9 2.3 .375 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.3 .375 1.3 2.4 .529 0.3 1.6 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 3.0
1 season WSB NBA 3 8.3 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 2.0 2.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 3 25 4.3 8.6 .500 0.0 0.0 4.3 8.6 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 7.2 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.9 8.6 8.6
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 7 0 32 6.8 18.0 .375 0.0 0.0 6.8 18.0 .375 10.1 19.1 .529 2.3 12.4 14.6 3.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 5.6 23.6
Career NBA 10 0 57 5.7 13.9 .409 0.0 0.0 5.7 13.9 .409 5.7 10.7 .529 1.3 10.1 11.4 2.5 0.6 0.6 1.9 6.9 17.1
1 season DEN NBA 7 0 32 6.8 18.0 .375 0.0 0.0 6.8 18.0 .375 10.1 19.1 .529 2.3 12.4 14.6 3.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 5.6 23.6
1 season WSB NBA 3 25 4.3 8.6 .500 0.0 0.0 4.3 8.6 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 7.2 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.9 8.6 8.6

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 3 25 6.6 13.1 .500 0.0 0.0 6.6 13.1 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9 10.9 2.2 0.0 0.0 4.4 13.1 13.1
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 7 0 32 8.3 22.1 .375 0.0 0.0 8.3 22.1 .375 12.4 23.5 .529 2.8 15.2 18.0 4.1 1.4 1.4 1.4 6.9 29.0
Career NBA 10 0 57 7.6 18.6 .409 0.0 0.0 7.6 18.6 .409 7.6 14.4 .529 1.7 13.5 15.2 3.4 0.8 0.8 2.5 9.3 22.8
1 season DEN NBA 7 0 32 8.3 22.1 .375 0.0 0.0 8.3 22.1 .375 12.4 23.5 .529 2.8 15.2 18.0 4.1 1.4 1.4 1.4 6.9 29.0
1 season WSB NBA 3 25 6.6 13.1 .500 0.0 0.0 6.6 13.1 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9 10.9 2.2 0.0 0.0 4.4 13.1 13.1

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1983-84 23 WSB NBA PF 3 25 2.0 .500 .500 .000 .000 0.0 25.6 13.1 6.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 15.3 76 107 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.040
1984-85 24 DEN NBA PF 7 32 17.6 .447 .375 1.063 .000 6.2 39.8 21.8 11.8 1.4 1.8 4.1 28.7 103 105 0.0 0.1 0.1 .094
Career NBA 10 57 10.7 .458 .409 .773 .000 3.5 33.6 18.0 9.3 0.8 1.0 9.2 22.8 96 106 0.0 0.1 0.0 .035
1 season DEN NBA 7 32 17.6 .447 .375 1.063 .000 6.2 39.8 21.8 11.8 1.4 1.8 4.1 28.7 103 105 0.0 0.1 0.1 .094
1 season WSB NBA 3 25 2.0 .500 .500 .000 .000 0.0 25.6 13.1 6.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 15.3 76 107 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.040

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Joe Kopicki 1.9 0.9 0.7
Brandan Wright 91.4 1.9 1.1 0.8
Bob Portman 91.4 1.9 1.2 0.8
Keith Lee 91.3 1.9 1.1 0.8
Julian Wright 90.0 1.7 0.8 0.8
Billy Schaeffer 89.4 1.9 0.8 0.5
Pete Verhoeven 88.9 2.1 0.8 0.7
Byron Houston 88.6 1.8 0.9 0.5
Bill Walker 86.3 1.9 1.1 0.5
Togo Palazzi 85.6 1.6 0.8 0.6
Jeremy Evans 85.5 1.6 0.9 0.9
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Joe Kopicki 1.9 0.9 0.7
Keith Lee 91.3 1.9 1.1 0.8
Billy Schaeffer 89.4 1.9 0.8 0.5
Wesley Johnson 85.6 1.9 1.3 0.6 0.0
Hank Whitney 83.6 1.8 1.1 0.5
Byron Houston 82.4 1.8 0.9 0.7 0.5
Marty Byrnes 81.5 2.3 1.0 0.9 0.0
Walter Herrmann 81.4 2.4 1.0 0.7
Bob Portman 80.2 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.5
Lonny Baxter 80.1 1.5 0.9 0.7 -0.2
Grady Lewis 79.8 2.4 1.1 0.8

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1978-79 18 DETROIT 26 395 37 102 23 39 95 97 .363 .590 15.2 3.7 3.7
1979-80 19 DETROIT 26 837 102 235 70 92 156 274 .434 .761 32.2 10.5 6.0
1980-81 20 DETROIT 27 959 200 417 137 176 236 537 .480 .778 35.5 19.9 8.7
1981-82 21 DETROIT 27 1007 186 366 130 175 284 502 .508 .743 37.3 18.6 10.5
Career 106 3198 525 1120 360 482 771 1410 .469 .747 30.2 13.3 7.3

Transactions

June 29, 1982: Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 3rd round (56th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

October 19, 1982: Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

October 22, 1982: Signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers.

October 27, 1982: Waived by the Indiana Pacers.

March 9, 1983: Signed as a free agent with the Washington Bullets.

October 25, 1984: Waived by the Washington Bullets.

October 31, 1984: Signed as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets.

October 22, 1985: Waived by the Denver Nuggets.

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