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Red Rocha

Ephraim J. Rocha (The Thin Man)

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: September 18, 1923 in Hilo, Hawaii
Died: February 13, 2010
High School: Hilo in Hilo, Hawaii
College: Oregon State University
Draft: Toronto Huskies, 1947 BAA Draft
NBA Debut: November 13, 1947
As Coach: 3 Yrs, 65-88, .425 W-L% (Full Record)

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
1947-48 24 STB BAA C 48 232 740 .314 232 740 .314 147 213 .690 39 209 611
1948-49 25 STB BAA C 58 223 574 .389 223 574 .389 162 211 .768 157 251 608
1949-50 26 STB NBA C 65 275 679 .405 275 679 .405 220 313 .703 155 257 770
1950-51 ★ 27 BLB NBA C 64 297 843 .352 297 843 .352 242 299 .809 511 147 242 836
1951-52 ★ 28 SYR NBA C 66 2543 300 749 .401 300 749 .401 254 330 .770 549 128 249 854
1952-53 29 SYR NBA C 69 2454 268 690 .388 268 690 .388 234 310 .755 510 137 257 770
1953-54 30 Did Not Play (retired)
1954-55 31 SYR NBA C 72 2473 295 801 .368 295 801 .368 222 284 .782 489 178 242 812
1955-56 32 SYR NBA C 72 1883 250 692 .361 250 692 .361 220 281 .783 416 131 244 720
1956-57 33 FTW NBA C 72 1154 136 390 .349 136 390 .349 109 144 .757 272 81 162 381
Career TOT 586 10507 2276 6158 .370 2276 6158 .370 1810 2385 .759 2747 1153 2113 6362
NBA 480 10507 1821 4844 .376 1821 4844 .376 1501 1961 .765 2747 957 1653 5143
BAA 106 455 1314 .346 455 1314 .346 309 424 .729 196 460 1219
4 seasons SYR NBA 279 9353 1113 2932 .380 1113 2932 .380 930 1205 .772 1964 574 992 3156
3 seasons STB BAA 171 730 1993 .366 730 1993 .366 529 737 .718 351 717 1989
1 season FTW NBA 72 1154 136 390 .349 136 390 .349 109 144 .757 272 81 162 381
1 season BLB NBA 64 297 843 .352 297 843 .352 242 299 .809 511 147 242 836

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
1947-48 24 STB BAA C 48 4.8 15.4 .314 4.8 15.4 .314 3.1 4.4 .690 0.8 4.4 12.7
1948-49 25 STB BAA C 58 3.8 9.9 .389 3.8 9.9 .389 2.8 3.6 .768 2.7 4.3 10.5
1949-50 26 STB NBA C 65 4.2 10.4 .405 4.2 10.4 .405 3.4 4.8 .703 2.4 4.0 11.8
1950-51 ★ 27 BLB NBA C 64 4.6 13.2 .352 4.6 13.2 .352 3.8 4.7 .809 8.0 2.3 3.8 13.1
1951-52 ★ 28 SYR NBA C 66 38.5 4.5 11.3 .401 4.5 11.3 .401 3.8 5.0 .770 8.3 1.9 3.8 12.9
1952-53 29 SYR NBA C 69 35.6 3.9 10.0 .388 3.9 10.0 .388 3.4 4.5 .755 7.4 2.0 3.7 11.2
1954-55 31 SYR NBA C 72 34.3 4.1 11.1 .368 4.1 11.1 .368 3.1 3.9 .782 6.8 2.5 3.4 11.3
1955-56 32 SYR NBA C 72 26.2 3.5 9.6 .361 3.5 9.6 .361 3.1 3.9 .783 5.8 1.8 3.4 10.0
1956-57 33 FTW NBA C 72 16.0 1.9 5.4 .349 1.9 5.4 .349 1.5 2.0 .757 3.8 1.1 2.3 5.3
Career TOT 586 29.9 3.9 10.5 .370 3.9 10.5 .370 3.1 4.1 .759 6.6 2.0 3.6 10.9
NBA 480 29.9 3.8 10.1 .376 3.8 10.1 .376 3.1 4.1 .765 6.6 2.0 3.4 10.7
BAA 106 4.3 12.4 .346 4.3 12.4 .346 2.9 4.0 .729 1.8 4.3 11.5
4 seasons SYR NBA 279 33.5 4.0 10.5 .380 4.0 10.5 .380 3.3 4.3 .772 7.0 2.1 3.6 11.3
3 seasons STB BAA 171 4.3 11.7 .366 4.3 11.7 .366 3.1 4.3 .718 2.1 4.2 11.6
1 season FTW NBA 72 16.0 1.9 5.4 .349 1.9 5.4 .349 1.5 2.0 .757 3.8 1.1 2.3 5.3
1 season BLB NBA 64 4.6 13.2 .352 4.6 13.2 .352 3.8 4.7 .809 8.0 2.3 3.8 13.1

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
1947-48 24 STB BAA C 48 .314 .314 .690
1948-49 25 STB BAA C 58 .389 .389 .768
1949-50 26 STB NBA C 65 .405 .405 .703
1950-51 ★ 27 BLB NBA C 64 .352 .352 .809
1951-52 ★ 28 SYR NBA C 66 2543 4.2 10.6 .401 4.2 10.6 .401 3.6 4.7 .770 7.8 1.8 3.5 12.1
1952-53 29 SYR NBA C 69 2454 3.9 10.1 .388 3.9 10.1 .388 3.4 4.5 .755 7.5 2.0 3.8 11.3
1954-55 31 SYR NBA C 72 2473 4.3 11.7 .368 4.3 11.7 .368 3.2 4.1 .782 7.1 2.6 3.5 11.8
1955-56 32 SYR NBA C 72 1883 4.8 13.2 .361 4.8 13.2 .361 4.2 5.4 .783 8.0 2.5 4.7 13.8
1956-57 33 FTW NBA C 72 1154 4.2 12.2 .349 4.2 12.2 .349 3.4 4.5 .757 8.5 2.5 5.1 11.9
Career TOT 586 10507 4.3 11.4 .370 7.8 21.1 .370 3.6 4.6 .759 7.7 2.2 4.0 12.1
NBA 480 10507 4.3 11.4 .376 6.2 16.6 .376 3.6 4.6 .765 7.7 2.2 4.0 12.1
BAA 106 .346 .346 .729
4 seasons SYR NBA 279 9353 4.3 11.3 .380 4.3 11.3 .380 3.6 4.6 .772 7.6 2.2 3.8 12.1
3 seasons STB BAA 171 .366 .366 .718
1 season FTW NBA 72 1154 4.2 12.2 .349 4.2 12.2 .349 3.4 4.5 .757 8.5 2.5 5.1 11.9
1 season BLB NBA 64 .352 .352 .809

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
1947-48 24 STB BAA C 48 .366 .314 .288 4.2 3.1 7.2
1948-49 25 STB BAA C 58 .456 .389 .368 5.1 -0.1 5.1
1949-50 26 STB NBA C 65 .471 .405 .461 6.2 0.8 7.0
1950-51 ★ 27 BLB NBA C 64 .429 .352 .355 2.4 2.3 4.6
1951-52 ★ 28 SYR NBA C 66 2543 15.2 .478 .401 .441 4.6 3.2 7.8 .148
1952-53 29 SYR NBA C 69 2454 14.4 .466 .388 .449 3.3 3.2 6.5 .126
1954-55 31 SYR NBA C 72 2473 12.0 .438 .368 .355 1.1 3.8 5.0 .096
1955-56 32 SYR NBA C 72 1883 12.4 .441 .361 .406 1.0 2.7 3.6 .092
1956-57 33 FTW NBA C 72 1154 11.0 .420 .349 .369 0.2 0.8 1.0 .044
Career TOT 586 10507 13.3 .441 .370 .387 28.0 19.9 47.9 .109
NBA 480 10507 13.3 .451 .376 .405 18.7 16.9 35.6 .109
BAA 106 .406 .346 .323 9.3 3.0 12.3
4 seasons SYR NBA 279 9353 13.6 .456 .380 .411 9.9 12.9 22.9 .117
3 seasons STB BAA 171 .429 .366 .370 15.4 3.8 19.3
1 season FTW NBA 72 1154 11.0 .420 .349 .369 0.2 0.8 1.0 .044
1 season BLB NBA 64 .429 .352 .355 2.4 2.3 4.6

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
1947-48 24 STB BAA C 7 29 118 .246 29 118 .246 22 30 .733 6 30 80
1948-49 25 STB BAA C 2 16 36 .444 16 36 .444 4 5 .800 6 6 36
1951-52 28 SYR NBA C 7 276 41 95 .432 41 95 .432 37 51 .725 48 10 36 119
1952-53 29 SYR NBA C 2 107 10 26 .385 10 26 .385 11 14 .786 17 7 11 31
1954-55 ❍ 31 SYR NBA C 11 371 46 110 .418 46 110 .418 44 58 .759 74 14 45 136
1955-56 32 SYR NBA C 8 189 23 68 .338 23 68 .338 22 26 .846 52 15 37 68
1956-57 33 FTW NBA C 2 18 0 5 .000 0 5 .000 4 6 .667 6 0 4 4
Career TOT 39 961 165 458 .360 165 458 .360 144 190 .758 197 58 169 474
NBA 30 961 120 304 .395 120 304 .395 118 155 .761 197 46 133 358
BAA 9 45 154 .292 45 154 .292 26 35 .743 12 36 116
4 seasons SYR NBA 28 943 120 299 .401 120 299 .401 114 149 .765 191 46 129 354
2 seasons STB BAA 9 45 154 .292 45 154 .292 26 35 .743 12 36 116
1 season FTW NBA 2 18 0 5 .000 0 5 .000 4 6 .667 6 0 4 4

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
1947-48 24 STB BAA C 7 4.1 16.9 .246 4.1 16.9 .246 3.1 4.3 .733 0.9 4.3 11.4
1948-49 25 STB BAA C 2 8.0 18.0 .444 8.0 18.0 .444 2.0 2.5 .800 3.0 3.0 18.0
1951-52 28 SYR NBA C 7 39.4 5.9 13.6 .432 5.9 13.6 .432 5.3 7.3 .725 6.9 1.4 5.1 17.0
1952-53 29 SYR NBA C 2 53.5 5.0 13.0 .385 5.0 13.0 .385 5.5 7.0 .786 8.5 3.5 5.5 15.5
1954-55 ❍ 31 SYR NBA C 11 33.7 4.2 10.0 .418 4.2 10.0 .418 4.0 5.3 .759 6.7 1.3 4.1 12.4
1955-56 32 SYR NBA C 8 23.6 2.9 8.5 .338 2.9 8.5 .338 2.8 3.3 .846 6.5 1.9 4.6 8.5
1956-57 33 FTW NBA C 2 9.0 0.0 2.5 .000 0.0 2.5 .000 2.0 3.0 .667 3.0 0.0 2.0 2.0
Career TOT 39 32.0 4.2 11.7 .360 4.2 11.7 .360 3.7 4.9 .758 6.6 1.5 4.3 12.2
NBA 30 32.0 4.0 10.1 .395 4.0 10.1 .395 3.9 5.2 .761 6.6 1.5 4.4 11.9
BAA 9 5.0 17.1 .292 5.0 17.1 .292 2.9 3.9 .743 1.3 4.0 12.9
4 seasons SYR NBA 28 33.7 4.3 10.7 .401 4.3 10.7 .401 4.1 5.3 .765 6.8 1.6 4.6 12.6
2 seasons STB BAA 9 5.0 17.1 .292 5.0 17.1 .292 2.9 3.9 .743 1.3 4.0 12.9
1 season FTW NBA 2 9.0 0.0 2.5 .000 0.0 2.5 .000 2.0 3.0 .667 3.0 0.0 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
1947-48 24 STB BAA C 7 .246 .246 .733
1948-49 25 STB BAA C 2 .444 .444 .800
1951-52 28 SYR NBA C 7 276 5.3 12.4 .432 5.3 12.4 .432 4.8 6.7 .725 6.3 1.3 4.7 15.5
1952-53 29 SYR NBA C 2 107 3.4 8.7 .385 3.4 8.7 .385 3.7 4.7 .786 5.7 2.4 3.7 10.4
1954-55 ❍ 31 SYR NBA C 11 371 4.5 10.7 .418 4.5 10.7 .418 4.3 5.6 .759 7.2 1.4 4.4 13.2
1955-56 32 SYR NBA C 8 189 4.4 13.0 .338 4.4 13.0 .338 4.2 5.0 .846 9.9 2.9 7.0 13.0
1956-57 33 FTW NBA C 2 18 0.0 10.0 .000 0.0 10.0 .000 8.0 12.0 .667 12.0 0.0 8.0 8.0
Career TOT 39 961 4.5 11.4 .360 6.2 17.2 .360 4.4 5.8 .758 7.4 1.7 5.0 13.4
NBA 30 961 4.5 11.4 .395 4.5 11.4 .395 4.4 5.8 .761 7.4 1.7 5.0 13.4
BAA 9 .292 .292 .743
4 seasons SYR NBA 28 943 4.6 11.4 .401 4.6 11.4 .401 4.4 5.7 .765 7.3 1.8 4.9 13.5
2 seasons STB BAA 9 .292 .292 .743
1 season FTW NBA 2 18 0.0 10.0 .000 0.0 10.0 .000 8.0 12.0 .667 12.0 0.0 8.0 8.0

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
1947-48 24 STB BAA C 7 .305 .246 .254 -0.1 0.2 0.1
1948-49 25 STB BAA C 2 .471 .444 .139 0.3 0.0 0.3
1951-52 28 SYR NBA C 7 276 15.5 .507 .432 .537 8.1 0.5 0.3 0.8 .134
1952-53 29 SYR NBA C 2 107 11.7 .482 .385 .538 18.4 0.1 -0.1 0.1 .023
1954-55 ❍ 31 SYR NBA C 11 371 12.5 .502 .418 .527 6.9 0.6 0.5 1.2 .152
1955-56 32 SYR NBA C 8 189 10.8 .428 .338 .382 12.7 0.0 0.1 0.1 .036
1956-57 33 FTW NBA C 2 18 0.6 .262 .000 1.200 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.186
Career TOT 39 961 12.7 .438 .360 .415 9.5 1.4 1.1 2.5 .103
NBA 30 961 12.7 .481 .395 .510 9.5 1.2 0.8 2.1 .103
BAA 9 .342 .292 .227 0.2 0.2 0.4
4 seasons SYR NBA 28 943 12.9 .486 .401 .498 9.7 1.3 0.9 2.1 .109
2 seasons STB BAA 9 .342 .292 .227 0.2 0.2 0.4
1 season FTW NBA 2 18 0.6 .262 .000 1.200 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.186

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1950-51 27 BLB NBA C 1 2 10 .200 4 4 1.000 2 3 2 8
1951-52 28 SYR NBA C 1 0 28:00 5 11 .455 2 2 1.000 5 2 4 12
Career NBA 2 0 28 7 21 .333 6 6 1.000 7 5 6 20

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 9 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Red Rocha 7.8 7.2 7.0 6.5 5.1 5.0 4.6 3.6 1.0
Nate Thurmond 90.2 9.0 7.2 7.2 6.5 6.1 5.2 4.3 3.7 3.5
Caldwell Jones 90.2 8.1 7.6 6.2 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.4 3.9 3.1
Tree Rollins 90.2 9.2 7.3 6.4 6.4 5.5 5.0 3.8 3.4 2.6
Mychal Thompson 89.9 8.2 6.9 6.1 5.4 5.3 4.6 4.4 3.7 2.6
Emeka Okafor 89.9 8.2 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.5 4.5 4.0 1.7 1.0
Al Jefferson 89.2 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.5 6.6 4.9 4.6 2.7 2.3
Red Kerr 88.7 8.7 7.8 7.7 5.8 5.4 5.0 4.6 3.9 3.8
Mike Gminski 87.3 9.2 7.0 6.5 6.1 5.4 4.3 4.0 1.8 1.5
James Edwards 86.2 7.1 7.0 6.7 4.5 4.4 4.3 3.7 3.0 1.4
Sam Lacey 86.1 7.7 7.4 6.5 5.6 5.0 4.3 2.7 1.2 0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Red Rocha 7.8 7.2 7.0 6.5 5.1 5.0 4.6 3.6 1.0
Emeka Okafor 89.9 8.2 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.5 4.5 4.0 1.7 1.0
Sam Lacey 89.2 7.7 7.4 6.5 5.6 5.6 5.0 4.3 4.0 2.7 1.2 0.6 0.3 -0.1
Darryl Dawkins 85.1 7.9 6.4 6.3 5.7 4.6 4.4 4.0 2.9 2.1 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.2
Byron Beck 84.5 8.1 7.7 6.4 5.9 5.7 5.7 5.3 5.1 4.4 0.8
Clifford Ray 82.9 8.7 8.2 8.1 7.0 6.9 6.7 5.7 3.8 1.9 -0.3
Mike Gminski 82.9 9.2 7.0 6.5 6.1 6.0 5.4 4.3 4.0 2.9 1.8 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.0
Jim Chones 81.5 6.4 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.8 4.7 3.5 3.3 2.6 1.4
Rik Smits 81.4 7.8 7.2 6.6 6.1 5.0 4.3 3.8 3.4 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.7
Al Jefferson 81.1 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.5 6.6 4.9 4.6 2.7 2.3
Andrew Bogut 80.5 7.5 6.5 5.5 5.4 4.8 4.0 2.6 1.7 0.5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1951 NBA
1952 NBA

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1955 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)

Games
1947-48 BAA 48 (2)
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)
1954-55 NBA 72 (2)
1955-56 NBA 72 (2)
1956-57 NBA 72 (1)

Field Goals
1947-48 BAA 232 (7)

Personal Fouls
1947-48 BAA 209 (2)
1948-49 BAA 251 (6)

Points
1947-48 BAA 611 (9)

Field Goal Pct
1947-48 BAA .314 (8)
1948-49 BAA .389 (5)
1949-50 NBA .405 (7)
1951-52 NBA .401 (9)

Free Throw Pct
1950-51 NBA .809 (10)

Points Per Game
1947-48 BAA 12.7 (9)

True Shooting Pct
1948-49 BAA .456 (7)
1951-52 NBA .477 (9)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1947-48 BAA .314 (8)
1948-49 BAA .389 (5)
1949-50 NBA .405 (7)
1951-52 NBA .401 (9)

Offensive Win Shares
1947-48 BAA 4.2 (8)
1949-50 NBA 6.2 (9)

Defensive Win Shares
1947-48 BAA 3.1 (4)
1951-52 NBA 3.2 (8)
1954-55 NBA 3.8 (6)

Win Shares
1947-48 BAA 7.2 (7)
1951-52 NBA 7.8 (9)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.004 (287)

 

Transactions

July 1, 1947: Drafted by the Toronto Huskies in the 2nd round (12th pick) of the 1947 BAA Draft.

April 25, 1950: Drafted by the Baltimore Bullets from the St. Louis Bombers in the dispersal draft.

July 14, 1951: Traded by the Baltimore Bullets to the Syracuse Nationals for Alex Hannum and Fred Scolari.

October 23, 1956: Sold by the Syracuse Nationals to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

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