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C.J. Kupec

Charles J. Kupec

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: January 16, 1953 in Oak Lawn, Illinois
High School: Community in Oak Lawn, Illinois
College: University of Michigan
Draft: Los Angeles Lakers, 4th round (2nd pick, 56th overall), 1975 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 23, 1975

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 16 55 10 40 .250 10 40 .250 7 11 .636 4 19 23 5 3 0 7 27
1976-77 24 LAL NBA SF 82 908 153 342 .447 153 342 .447 78 101 .772 76 123 199 53 18 4 113 384
1977-78 25 HOU NBA SF 49 626 84 197 .426 84 197 .426 27 33 .818 27 64 91 50 10 3 24 54 195
Career NBA 147 1589 247 579 .427 247 579 .427 112 145 .772 107 206 313 108 31 7 24 174 606
2 seasons LAL NBA 98 963 163 382 .427 163 382 .427 85 112 .759 80 142 222 58 21 4 120 411
1 season HOU NBA 49 626 84 197 .426 84 197 .426 27 33 .818 27 64 91 50 10 3 24 54 195

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 16 3.4 0.6 2.5 .250 0.6 2.5 .250 0.4 0.7 .636 0.3 1.2 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.4 1.7
1976-77 24 LAL NBA SF 82 11.1 1.9 4.2 .447 1.9 4.2 .447 1.0 1.2 .772 0.9 1.5 2.4 0.6 0.2 0.0 1.4 4.7
1977-78 25 HOU NBA SF 49 12.8 1.7 4.0 .426 1.7 4.0 .426 0.6 0.7 .818 0.6 1.3 1.9 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.1 4.0
Career NBA 147 10.8 1.7 3.9 .427 1.7 3.9 .427 0.8 1.0 .772 0.7 1.4 2.1 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.5 1.2 4.1
2 seasons LAL NBA 98 9.8 1.7 3.9 .427 1.7 3.9 .427 0.9 1.1 .759 0.8 1.4 2.3 0.6 0.2 0.0 1.2 4.2
1 season HOU NBA 49 12.8 1.7 4.0 .426 1.7 4.0 .426 0.6 0.7 .818 0.6 1.3 1.9 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.1 4.0

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 16 55 6.5 26.2 .250 6.5 26.2 .250 4.6 7.2 .636 2.6 12.4 15.1 3.3 2.0 0.0 4.6 17.7
1976-77 24 LAL NBA SF 82 908 6.1 13.6 .447 6.1 13.6 .447 3.1 4.0 .772 3.0 4.9 7.9 2.1 0.7 0.2 4.5 15.2
1977-78 25 HOU NBA SF 49 626 4.8 11.3 .426 4.8 11.3 .426 1.6 1.9 .818 1.6 3.7 5.2 2.9 0.6 0.2 1.4 3.1 11.2
Career NBA 147 1589 5.6 13.1 .427 5.6 13.1 .427 2.5 3.3 .772 2.4 4.7 7.1 2.4 0.7 0.2 1.4 3.9 13.7
2 seasons LAL NBA 98 963 6.1 14.3 .427 6.1 14.3 .427 3.2 4.2 .759 3.0 5.3 8.3 2.2 0.8 0.1 4.5 15.4
1 season HOU NBA 49 626 4.8 11.3 .426 4.8 11.3 .426 1.6 1.9 .818 1.6 3.7 5.2 2.9 0.6 0.2 1.4 3.1 11.2

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
1975-76 23 LAL NBA SF 16 55 9.7 .301 .250 .275 7.2 32.0 20.0 12.7 2.4 0.0 91 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.198
1976-77 24 LAL NBA SF 82 908 12.7 .497 .447 .295 8.7 13.5 11.2 7.7 0.9 0.2 101 0.8 0.7 1.5 .079
1977-78 25 HOU NBA SF 49 626 10.0 .461 .426 .168 4.4 11.2 7.7 10.5 0.8 0.3 10.2 15.0 101 109 0.5 0.0 0.5 .038
Career NBA 147 1589 11.5 .471 .427 .250 7.0 13.2 10.1 9.0 0.9 0.2 10.2 15.0 101 104 0.9 0.8 1.8 .053
2 seasons LAL NBA 98 963 12.5 .476 .427 .293 8.6 14.6 11.7 8.0 1.0 0.2 101 0.4 0.8 1.3 .063
1 season HOU NBA 49 626 10.0 .461 .426 .168 4.4 11.2 7.7 10.5 0.8 0.3 10.2 15.0 101 109 0.5 0.0 0.5 .038

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA SF 11 57 8 18 .444 8 18 .444 5 7 .714 3 13 16 4 3 0 7 21
Career NBA 11 57 8 18 .444 8 18 .444 5 7 .714 3 13 16 4 3 0 7 21
1 season LAL NBA 11 57 8 18 .444 8 18 .444 5 7 .714 3 13 16 4 3 0 7 21

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA SF 11 5.2 0.7 1.6 .444 0.7 1.6 .444 0.5 0.6 .714 0.3 1.2 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.6 1.9
Career NBA 11 5.2 0.7 1.6 .444 0.7 1.6 .444 0.5 0.6 .714 0.3 1.2 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.6 1.9
1 season LAL NBA 11 5.2 0.7 1.6 .444 0.7 1.6 .444 0.5 0.6 .714 0.3 1.2 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.6 1.9

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA SF 11 57 5.1 11.4 .444 5.1 11.4 .444 3.2 4.4 .714 1.9 8.2 10.1 2.5 1.9 0.0 4.4 13.3
Career NBA 11 57 5.1 11.4 .444 5.1 11.4 .444 3.2 4.4 .714 1.9 8.2 10.1 2.5 1.9 0.0 4.4 13.3
1 season LAL NBA 11 57 5.1 11.4 .444 5.1 11.4 .444 3.2 4.4 .714 1.9 8.2 10.1 2.5 1.9 0.0 4.4 13.3

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
1976-77 24 LAL NBA SF 11 57 13.5 .498 .444 .389 5.5 23.3 14.5 9.9 2.4 0.0 98 0.0 0.1 0.1 .071
Career NBA 11 57 13.5 .498 .444 .389 5.5 23.3 14.5 9.9 2.4 0.0 98 0.0 0.1 0.1 .071
1 season LAL NBA 11 57 13.5 .498 .444 .389 5.5 23.3 14.5 9.9 2.4 0.0 98 0.0 0.1 0.1 .071

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
C.J. Kupec 1.5 0.5 -0.2
Gerald Green 88.1 1.6 0.5 -0.4
Tony Campbell 86.9 1.4 0.4 -0.3
Mario Bennett 86.0 1.5 0.5 0.0
Adrian Branch 82.6 1.5 0.7 -0.1
Roy Rogers 81.3 1.4 0.4 -0.1
Josh McRoberts 79.6 1.5 0.4 0.1
Lonny Baxter 78.7 1.5 0.9 -0.2
Kris Humphries 78.2 1.5 0.2 -0.3
Lou Tsioropoulos 78.0 1.4 0.7 0.0
Joe Ellis 77.9 1.3 0.4 -0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
C.J. Kupec 1.5 0.5 -0.2
Mario Bennett 83.3 1.5 0.5 0.0 -0.1
Roy Rogers 81.3 1.4 0.4 -0.1
Lou Tsioropoulos 78.0 1.4 0.7 0.0
Red Morrison 76.0 1.7 0.5 0.0
Wesley Johnson 69.5 1.3 0.6 0.0
Adrian Branch 69.2 1.5 0.7 0.0 -0.1
Kevin Loder 68.1 1.5 0.9 0.1
Bob McCann 68.0 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0
Ron Riley 67.1 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.0
Jim Holstein 65.4 1.8 0.6 0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1976-77 NBA 82 (3)

Transactions

May 29, 1975: Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 4th round (56th pick) of the 1975 NBA Draft.

September 27, 1977: Claimed on waivers by the Houston Rockets from the Los Angeles Lakers

July 26, 1978: Traded by the Houston Rockets to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1979 4th round draft pick (Sammy Drummer was later selected).

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