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Roy Tarpley

Roy James Tarpley Jr.

Position: Power Forward and Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-11 ▪ Weight: 230 lbs.
Born: November 28, 1964 in New York, New York
High School: Cooley in Detroit, Michigan
College: University of Michigan
Draft: Dallas Mavericks, 1st round (7th pick, 7th overall), 1986 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 31, 1986

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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
1986-87 22 DAL NBA PF 75 1 1405 233 499 .467 1 3 .333 232 496 .468 94 139 .676 180 353 533 52 56 79 101 232 561
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PF 81 9 2307 444 888 .500 0 5 .000 444 883 .503 205 277 .740 360 599 959 86 103 86 172 313 1093
1988-89 24 DAL NBA PF 19 6 591 131 242 .541 0 1 .000 131 241 .544 66 96 .688 77 141 218 17 28 30 45 70 328
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PF 45 35 1648 314 696 .451 0 6 .000 314 690 .455 130 172 .756 189 400 589 67 79 70 117 160 758
1990-91 26 DAL NBA C 5 5 171 43 79 .544 0 1 .000 43 78 .551 16 18 .889 16 39 55 12 6 9 13 20 102
1991-92 27 Did Not Play (suspended—substance abuse)
1992-93 28 Did Not Play (suspended—substance abuse)
1993-94 29 Did Not Play (suspended—substance abuse)
1994-95 30 DAL NBA C 55 1 1354 292 610 .479 5 18 .278 287 592 .485 102 122 .836 142 307 449 58 45 55 109 155 691
Career NBA 280 57 7476 1457 3014 .483 6 34 .176 1451 2980 .487 613 824 .744 964 1839 2803 292 317 329 557 950 3533

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
1986-87 22 DAL NBA PF 75 1 18.7 3.1 6.7 .467 0.0 0.0 .333 3.1 6.6 .468 1.3 1.9 .676 2.4 4.7 7.1 0.7 0.7 1.1 1.3 3.1 7.5
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PF 81 9 28.5 5.5 11.0 .500 0.0 0.1 .000 5.5 10.9 .503 2.5 3.4 .740 4.4 7.4 11.8 1.1 1.3 1.1 2.1 3.9 13.5
1988-89 24 DAL NBA PF 19 6 31.1 6.9 12.7 .541 0.0 0.1 .000 6.9 12.7 .544 3.5 5.1 .688 4.1 7.4 11.5 0.9 1.5 1.6 2.4 3.7 17.3
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PF 45 35 36.6 7.0 15.5 .451 0.0 0.1 .000 7.0 15.3 .455 2.9 3.8 .756 4.2 8.9 13.1 1.5 1.8 1.6 2.6 3.6 16.8
1990-91 26 DAL NBA C 5 5 34.2 8.6 15.8 .544 0.0 0.2 .000 8.6 15.6 .551 3.2 3.6 .889 3.2 7.8 11.0 2.4 1.2 1.8 2.6 4.0 20.4
1994-95 30 DAL NBA C 55 1 24.6 5.3 11.1 .479 0.1 0.3 .278 5.2 10.8 .485 1.9 2.2 .836 2.6 5.6 8.2 1.1 0.8 1.0 2.0 2.8 12.6
Career NBA 280 57 26.7 5.2 10.8 .483 0.0 0.1 .176 5.2 10.6 .487 2.2 2.9 .744 3.4 6.6 10.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 2.0 3.4 12.6

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
1986-87 22 DAL NBA PF 75 1 1405 6.0 12.8 .467 0.0 0.1 .333 5.9 12.7 .468 2.4 3.6 .676 4.6 9.0 13.7 1.3 1.4 2.0 2.6 5.9 14.4
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PF 81 9 2307 6.9 13.9 .500 0.0 0.1 .000 6.9 13.8 .503 3.2 4.3 .740 5.6 9.3 15.0 1.3 1.6 1.3 2.7 4.9 17.1
1988-89 24 DAL NBA PF 19 6 591 8.0 14.7 .541 0.0 0.1 .000 8.0 14.7 .544 4.0 5.8 .688 4.7 8.6 13.3 1.0 1.7 1.8 2.7 4.3 20.0
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PF 45 35 1648 6.9 15.2 .451 0.0 0.1 .000 6.9 15.1 .455 2.8 3.8 .756 4.1 8.7 12.9 1.5 1.7 1.5 2.6 3.5 16.6
1990-91 26 DAL NBA C 5 5 171 9.1 16.6 .544 0.0 0.2 .000 9.1 16.4 .551 3.4 3.8 .889 3.4 8.2 11.6 2.5 1.3 1.9 2.7 4.2 21.5
1994-95 30 DAL NBA C 55 1 1354 7.8 16.2 .479 0.1 0.5 .278 7.6 15.7 .485 2.7 3.2 .836 3.8 8.2 11.9 1.5 1.2 1.5 2.9 4.1 18.4
Career NBA 280 57 7476 7.0 14.5 .483 0.0 0.2 .176 7.0 14.3 .487 3.0 4.0 .744 4.6 8.9 13.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.7 4.6 17.0

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
1986-87 22 DAL NBA PF 75 1405 15.2 .501 .468 .279 .006 14.1 26.7 20.5 5.0 1.9 3.2 15.3 19.1 103 102 0.6 2.5 3.1 .105
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PF 81 2307 19.5 .541 .500 .312 .006 17.3 27.8 22.6 5.6 2.2 2.1 14.6 21.2 111 101 3.5 4.4 7.8 .163
1988-89 24 DAL NBA PF 19 591 22.2 .577 .541 .397 .004 14.5 26.0 20.3 4.8 2.4 3.0 13.7 24.1 111 101 1.0 1.1 2.0 .166
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PF 45 1648 18.0 .491 .451 .247 .009 13.2 27.1 20.3 6.5 2.4 2.6 13.2 23.7 101 100 0.3 3.3 3.5 .103
1990-91 26 DAL NBA C 5 171 23.6 .587 .544 .228 .013 10.7 26.0 18.3 12.4 1.8 3.3 13.0 25.9 112 104 0.3 0.3 0.6 .165
1994-95 30 DAL NBA C 55 1354 17.8 .521 .483 .200 .030 10.7 25.9 17.9 7.2 1.7 2.8 14.1 23.5 105 105 0.9 1.9 2.8 .098
Career NBA 280 7476 18.4 .523 .484 .273 .011 14.2 26.9 20.6 6.1 2.1 2.6 14.2 22.1 106 102 6.6 13.3 19.8 .127

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
1986-87 22 DAL NBA PF 4 1 114 24 48 .500 0 0 24 48 .500 5 7 .714 18 24 42 1 1 7 7 18 53
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PF 17 0 563 125 241 .519 0 3 .000 125 238 .525 54 73 .740 88 131 219 30 21 26 32 69 304
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PF 3 3 129 22 46 .478 0 1 .000 22 45 .489 6 12 .500 9 37 46 1 7 10 9 12 50
Career NBA 24 4 806 171 335 .510 0 4 .000 171 331 .517 65 92 .707 115 192 307 32 29 43 48 99 407

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
1986-87 22 DAL NBA PF 4 1 28.5 6.0 12.0 .500 0.0 0.0 6.0 12.0 .500 1.3 1.8 .714 4.5 6.0 10.5 0.3 0.3 1.8 1.8 4.5 13.3
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PF 17 0 33.1 7.4 14.2 .519 0.0 0.2 .000 7.4 14.0 .525 3.2 4.3 .740 5.2 7.7 12.9 1.8 1.2 1.5 1.9 4.1 17.9
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PF 3 3 43.0 7.3 15.3 .478 0.0 0.3 .000 7.3 15.0 .489 2.0 4.0 .500 3.0 12.3 15.3 0.3 2.3 3.3 3.0 4.0 16.7
Career NBA 24 4 33.6 7.1 14.0 .510 0.0 0.2 .000 7.1 13.8 .517 2.7 3.8 .707 4.8 8.0 12.8 1.3 1.2 1.8 2.0 4.1 17.0

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
1986-87 22 DAL NBA PF 4 1 114 7.6 15.2 .500 0.0 0.0 7.6 15.2 .500 1.6 2.2 .714 5.7 7.6 13.3 0.3 0.3 2.2 2.2 5.7 16.7
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PF 17 0 563 8.0 15.4 .519 0.0 0.2 .000 8.0 15.2 .525 3.5 4.7 .740 5.6 8.4 14.0 1.9 1.3 1.7 2.0 4.4 19.4
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PF 3 3 129 6.1 12.8 .478 0.0 0.3 .000 6.1 12.6 .489 1.7 3.3 .500 2.5 10.3 12.8 0.3 2.0 2.8 2.5 3.3 14.0
Career NBA 24 4 806 7.6 15.0 .510 0.0 0.2 .000 7.6 14.8 .517 2.9 4.1 .707 5.1 8.6 13.7 1.4 1.3 1.9 2.1 4.4 18.2

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
1986-87 22 DAL NBA PF 4 114 15.6 .519 .500 .146 .000 16.7 21.8 19.3 1.3 0.4 3.4 12.1 20.3 109 115 0.1 0.1 0.2 .064
1987-88 23 DAL NBA PF 17 563 23.1 .557 .519 .303 .012 17.5 25.8 21.7 7.9 1.9 2.8 10.5 22.9 120 109 1.4 0.7 2.1 .177
1989-90 25 DAL NBA PF 3 129 15.7 .488 .478 .261 .022 8.2 29.9 19.7 1.2 2.7 4.7 14.9 20.2 92 102 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .043
Career NBA 24 806 20.9 .542 .510 .275 .012 15.9 25.9 21.0 5.9 1.8 3.1 11.3 22.1 114 109 1.3 1.0 2.3 .139

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Roy Tarpley 7.8 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.0 0.6
Marvin Webster 87.1 8.7 3.9 2.8 2.7 1.3 0.2
Leroy Ellis 85.2 6.4 3.8 3.2 2.8 2.3 1.6
Elden Campbell 85.0 8.2 4.2 3.8 3.3 2.6 1.1
Chick Halbert 83.7 7.4 3.6 3.3 2.9
Andrew Lang 81.5 5.7 3.7 3.0 2.9 1.7 1.4
Tom Burleson 81.3 8.2 4.4 4.3 3.3 2.7 -0.1
Kent Benson 78.5 6.4 5.2 3.2 3.1 1.7 1.1
Rasho Nesterovic 78.1 7.2 5.2 4.1 3.0 1.5 0.0
Connie Simmons 77.1 6.1 5.3 3.3 2.6 2.4 1.1
George Johnson 76.8 5.0 3.6 3.5 3.4 2.0 0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Roy Tarpley 7.8 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.0 0.6
Chick Halbert 83.7 7.4 3.6 3.3 2.9
Tom Burleson 82.0 8.2 4.4 4.3 3.3 2.7 0.2 -0.1
Chris Kaman 75.7 6.1 3.6 2.9 2.4 2.1 1.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.0
Marcin Gortat 74.7 7.6 6.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 0.1
Bill McGill 74.1 7.1 4.6 3.1 2.2 -0.1
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 73.7 6.5 3.7 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.1 -0.3
Tim McCormick 73.4 6.0 4.6 3.9 3.8 2.0 1.1 0.2 -0.1
Blair Rasmussen 73.2 5.2 4.2 3.3 3.0 1.8 1.7 0.0 -0.1
Randy Denton 73.1 5.5 4.3 3.9 3.1 3.0 0.4
Rick Robey 73.0 5.5 3.7 3.1 1.9 1.4 0.9 -0.2 -0.6

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
1982-83 18 MICHIGAN 26 35 86 22 38 83 8 19 27 32 92 .407 .579 3.5 3.2
1983-84 19 MICHIGAN 33 932 166 315 81 102 266 29 19 69 58 95 413 .527 .794 28.2 12.5 8.1 0.9
1984-85 20 MICHIGAN 30 1018 223 425 124 160 313 48 28 66 87 92 570 .525 .775 33.9 19.0 10.4 1.6
1985-86 21 MICHIGAN 33 1045 205 379 116 143 291 45 48 97 86 102 526 .541 .811 31.7 15.9 8.8 1.4
Career 122 2995 629 1205 343 443 953 122 103 251 258 321 1601 .522 .774 31.2 13.1 7.8 1.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Weekly & Monthly Awards

Player of the Week: 1 time (Show/Hide)

Honors
1984-85 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1985-86 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1986-87 NBA All-Rookie (1st)
Offensive Rebounds
1987-88 NBA 360 (4)
Defensive Rebounds
1987-88 NBA 599 (5)
Total Rebounds
1987-88 NBA 959 (3)
Personal Fouls
1987-88 NBA 313 (8)
Rebounds Per Game
1987-88 NBA 11.8 (7)
Offensive Rebound Pct
1987-88 NBA 17.3 (1)
1989-90 NBA 13.2 (6)
Defensive Rebound Pct
1987-88 NBA 27.8 (2)
1989-90 NBA 27.1 (2)
Total Rebound Pct
1987-88 NBA 22.6 (1)
1989-90 NBA 20.3 (1)
Defensive Rating
1987-88 NBA 101.0 (4)
1989-90 NBA 100.3 (6)
Defensive Win Shares
1987-88 NBA 4.4 (10)
     

Transactions

October 30, 1980: Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers (as a future 1986 1st round draft pick) with Bill Robinzine and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Derek Harper was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Richard Washington and Jerome Whitehead.

June 17, 1986: Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

December 6, 1995: Suspended from the Dallas Mavericks.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 Dallas Mavericks NBA $460,000
1988-89 Dallas Mavericks NBA $560,000
1990-91 Dallas Mavericks NBA $765,000
1992-93 Dallas Mavericks NBA $80,000
1993-94 Dallas Mavericks NBA $80,000
1994-95 Dallas Mavericks NBA $3,000,000
1995-96 Dallas Mavericks NBA $775,000
Career (may be incomplete) $5,720,000

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