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John Kuester

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John Dewitt Kuester Jr.

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: February 6, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia
High School: Benedictine in Richmond, Virginia
College: University of North Carolina
Draft: Kansas City Kings, 3rd round (9th pick, 53rd overall), 1977 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 18, 1977
As Coach: 2 Yrs, 57-107, .348 W-L% (Full Record)

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA PG 78 1215 145 319 .455 145 319 .455 87 105 .829 19 95 114 252 58 1 97 143 377
1978-79 23 DEN NBA PG 33 212 16 52 .308 16 52 .308 13 14 .929 5 8 13 37 18 1 20 29 45
1979-80 24 IND NBA PG 24 100 12 34 .353 0 1 .000 12 33 .364 5 7 .714 3 11 14 16 7 1 5 8 29
Career NBA 135 1527 173 405 .427 0 1 .000 173 404 .428 105 126 .833 27 114 141 305 83 3 122 180 451
1 season KCK NBA 78 1215 145 319 .455 145 319 .455 87 105 .829 19 95 114 252 58 1 97 143 377
1 season DEN NBA 33 212 16 52 .308 16 52 .308 13 14 .929 5 8 13 37 18 1 20 29 45
1 season IND NBA 24 100 12 34 .353 0 1 .000 12 33 .364 5 7 .714 3 11 14 16 7 1 5 8 29

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA PG 78 15.6 1.9 4.1 .455 1.9 4.1 .455 1.1 1.3 .829 0.2 1.2 1.5 3.2 0.7 0.0 1.2 1.8 4.8
1978-79 23 DEN NBA PG 33 6.4 0.5 1.6 .308 0.5 1.6 .308 0.4 0.4 .929 0.2 0.2 0.4 1.1 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.9 1.4
1979-80 24 IND NBA PG 24 4.2 0.5 1.4 .353 0.0 0.0 .000 0.5 1.4 .364 0.2 0.3 .714 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3 1.2
Career NBA 135 11.3 1.3 3.0 .427 0.0 0.0 .000 1.3 3.0 .428 0.8 0.9 .833 0.2 0.8 1.0 2.3 0.6 0.0 0.9 1.3 3.3
1 season KCK NBA 78 15.6 1.9 4.1 .455 1.9 4.1 .455 1.1 1.3 .829 0.2 1.2 1.5 3.2 0.7 0.0 1.2 1.8 4.8
1 season DEN NBA 33 6.4 0.5 1.6 .308 0.5 1.6 .308 0.4 0.4 .929 0.2 0.2 0.4 1.1 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.9 1.4
1 season IND NBA 24 4.2 0.5 1.4 .353 0.0 0.0 .000 0.5 1.4 .364 0.2 0.3 .714 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3 1.2

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA PG 78 1215 4.3 9.5 .455 4.3 9.5 .455 2.6 3.1 .829 0.6 2.8 3.4 7.5 1.7 0.0 2.9 4.2 11.2
1978-79 23 DEN NBA PG 33 212 2.7 8.8 .308 2.7 8.8 .308 2.2 2.4 .929 0.8 1.4 2.2 6.3 3.1 0.2 3.4 4.9 7.6
1979-80 24 IND NBA PG 24 100 4.3 12.2 .353 0.0 0.4 .000 4.3 11.9 .364 1.8 2.5 .714 1.1 4.0 5.0 5.8 2.5 0.4 1.8 2.9 10.4
Career NBA 135 1527 4.1 9.5 .427 0.0 0.4 .000 4.1 9.5 .428 2.5 3.0 .833 0.6 2.7 3.3 7.2 2.0 0.1 2.9 4.2 10.6
1 season KCK NBA 78 1215 4.3 9.5 .455 4.3 9.5 .455 2.6 3.1 .829 0.6 2.8 3.4 7.5 1.7 0.0 2.9 4.2 11.2
1 season DEN NBA 33 212 2.7 8.8 .308 2.7 8.8 .308 2.2 2.4 .929 0.8 1.4 2.2 6.3 3.1 0.2 3.4 4.9 7.6
1 season IND NBA 24 100 4.3 12.2 .353 0.0 0.4 .000 4.3 11.9 .364 1.8 2.5 .714 1.1 4.0 5.0 5.8 2.5 0.4 1.8 2.9 10.4

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA PG 78 1215 5.3 11.7 .455 5.3 11.7 .455 3.2 3.8 .829 0.7 3.5 4.2 9.2 2.1 0.0 3.5 5.2 13.8
1978-79 23 DEN NBA PG 33 212 3.4 11.1 .308 3.4 11.1 .308 2.8 3.0 .929 1.1 1.7 2.8 7.9 3.8 0.2 4.3 6.2 9.6
1979-80 24 IND NBA PG 24 100 5.5 15.6 .353 0.0 0.5 .000 5.5 15.2 .364 2.3 3.2 .714 1.4 5.1 6.4 7.4 3.2 0.5 2.3 3.7 13.3
Career NBA 135 1527 5.1 11.8 .427 0.0 0.5 .000 5.1 11.8 .428 3.1 3.7 .833 0.8 3.3 4.1 8.9 2.4 0.1 3.6 5.3 13.2
1 season KCK NBA 78 1215 5.3 11.7 .455 5.3 11.7 .455 3.2 3.8 .829 0.7 3.5 4.2 9.2 2.1 0.0 3.5 5.2 13.8
1 season DEN NBA 33 212 3.4 11.1 .308 3.4 11.1 .308 2.8 3.0 .929 1.1 1.7 2.8 7.9 3.8 0.2 4.3 6.2 9.6
1 season IND NBA 24 100 5.5 15.6 .353 0.0 0.5 .000 5.5 15.2 .364 2.3 3.2 .714 1.4 5.1 6.4 7.4 3.2 0.5 2.3 3.7 13.3

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
1977-78 22 KCK NBA PG 78 1215 12.2 .516 .455 .329 1.6 8.0 4.8 26.3 2.1 0.0 21.0 14.5 102 104 1.1 0.8 1.9 .077
1978-79 23 DEN NBA PG 33 212 6.9 .387 .308 .269 2.5 3.9 3.2 21.4 3.8 0.2 25.6 14.2 82 102 -0.3 0.3 0.0 .000
1979-80 24 IND NBA PG 24 100 11.1 .391 .353 .206 .029 3.0 11.7 7.2 20.1 3.2 0.5 11.9 16.3 94 105 0.0 0.1 0.1 .039
Career NBA 135 1527 11.4 .490 .427 .311 .002 1.8 7.7 4.7 25.2 2.4 0.1 20.9 14.6 99 104 0.9 1.2 2.0 .064
1 season KCK NBA 78 1215 12.2 .516 .455 .329 1.6 8.0 4.8 26.3 2.1 0.0 21.0 14.5 102 104 1.1 0.8 1.9 .077
1 season DEN NBA 33 212 6.9 .387 .308 .269 2.5 3.9 3.2 21.4 3.8 0.2 25.6 14.2 82 102 -0.3 0.3 0.0 .000
1 season IND NBA 24 100 11.1 .391 .353 .206 .029 3.0 11.7 7.2 20.1 3.2 0.5 11.9 16.3 94 105 0.0 0.1 0.1 .039

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
John Kuester 1.9 0.1 0.0
Dorell Wright 91.7 1.9 0.2 -0.1
Jason Hart 88.0 1.9 0.3 0.0
Darrell Armstrong 86.4 1.8 0.1 0.1
Travis Mays 83.0 2.1 0.3 0.0
Cliff Barker 79.3 2.2 0.1 -0.2
Mark Davis 75.8 2.3 0.2 -0.1
Bernard Robinson 74.6 1.7 0.3 0.1
Rickey Green 74.3 1.8 0.3 -0.1
Mike Evans 74.1 1.6 0.1 -0.1
Randy Brown 73.2 1.9 0.4 0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
John Kuester 1.9 0.1 0.0
Travis Mays 83.0 2.1 0.3 0.0
Cliff Barker 79.3 2.2 0.1 -0.2
Bernard Robinson 74.6 1.7 0.3 0.1
Ticky Burden 68.5 2.6 0.0 0.0
Stan Noszka 68.0 1.8 0.4 -0.2
Trajan Langdon 67.8 2.0 0.6 0.3
Jerry Eaves 67.5 2.0 0.7 0.0 -0.1
Mark Davis 67.2 2.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Stephen Vacendak 66.5 2.2 0.1 -0.4
Bobby Wilson 65.8 1.6 0.2 0.0 -0.1

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
1973-74 18 UNC 28 10 20 12 15 12 32 .500 .800 1.1 0.4
1974-75 19 UNC 31 30 66 33 49 30 93 .455 .673 3.0 1.0
1975-76 20 UNC 29 86 193 30 42 54 202 .446 .714 7.0 1.9
1976-77 21 UNC 33 125 242 71 87 73 321 .517 .816 9.7 2.2
Career 121 251 521 146 193 169 648 .482 .756 5.4 1.4

Transactions

June 10, 1977: Drafted by the Kansas City Kings in the 3rd round (53rd pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

October 15, 1978: Signed as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets.

August 3, 1979: Signed as a veteran free agent with the Indiana Pacers.

September 25, 1980: Waived by the Indiana Pacers.

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