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Melvin Turpin

Melvin Harrison Turpin (Mel, Dinner Bell)

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-11 ▪ Weight: 240 lbs.
Born: December 28, 1960 in Lexington, Kentucky
Died: July 8, 2010
High School: Bryan Station in Lexington, Kentucky
College: University of Kentucky
Draft: Washington Bullets, 1st round (6th pick, 6th overall), 1984 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 26, 1984

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 79 45 1949 363 711 .511 0 0 363 711 .511 109 139 .784 155 297 452 36 38 87 118 211 835
1985-86 25 CLE NBA C 80 69 2292 456 838 .544 0 4 .000 456 834 .547 185 228 .811 182 374 556 55 65 106 134 260 1097
1986-87 26 CLE NBA C 64 1 801 169 366 .462 0 0 169 366 .462 55 77 .714 62 128 190 33 11 40 63 90 393
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 79 0 1011 199 389 .512 1 3 .333 198 386 .513 71 98 .724 88 148 236 32 26 68 71 157 470
1988-89 28 Did Not Play (other pro league—Spain)
1989-90 29 WSB NBA C 59 12 818 110 209 .526 0 2 .000 110 207 .531 56 71 .789 88 133 221 27 15 47 45 135 276
Career NBA 361 127 6871 1297 2513 .516 1 9 .111 1296 2504 .518 476 613 .777 575 1080 1655 183 155 348 431 853 3071
3 seasons CLE NBA 223 115 5042 988 1915 .516 0 4 .000 988 1911 .517 349 444 .786 399 799 1198 124 114 233 315 561 2325
1 season UTA NBA 79 0 1011 199 389 .512 1 3 .333 198 386 .513 71 98 .724 88 148 236 32 26 68 71 157 470
1 season WSB NBA 59 12 818 110 209 .526 0 2 .000 110 207 .531 56 71 .789 88 133 221 27 15 47 45 135 276

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 79 45 24.7 4.6 9.0 .511 0.0 0.0 4.6 9.0 .511 1.4 1.8 .784 2.0 3.8 5.7 0.5 0.5 1.1 1.5 2.7 10.6
1985-86 25 CLE NBA C 80 69 28.7 5.7 10.5 .544 0.0 0.1 .000 5.7 10.4 .547 2.3 2.9 .811 2.3 4.7 7.0 0.7 0.8 1.3 1.7 3.3 13.7
1986-87 26 CLE NBA C 64 1 12.5 2.6 5.7 .462 0.0 0.0 2.6 5.7 .462 0.9 1.2 .714 1.0 2.0 3.0 0.5 0.2 0.6 1.0 1.4 6.1
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 79 0 12.8 2.5 4.9 .512 0.0 0.0 .333 2.5 4.9 .513 0.9 1.2 .724 1.1 1.9 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.9 0.9 2.0 5.9
1989-90 29 WSB NBA C 59 12 13.9 1.9 3.5 .526 0.0 0.0 .000 1.9 3.5 .531 0.9 1.2 .789 1.5 2.3 3.7 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.8 2.3 4.7
Career NBA 361 127 19.0 3.6 7.0 .516 0.0 0.0 .111 3.6 6.9 .518 1.3 1.7 .777 1.6 3.0 4.6 0.5 0.4 1.0 1.2 2.4 8.5
3 seasons CLE NBA 223 115 22.6 4.4 8.6 .516 0.0 0.0 .000 4.4 8.6 .517 1.6 2.0 .786 1.8 3.6 5.4 0.6 0.5 1.0 1.4 2.5 10.4
1 season UTA NBA 79 0 12.8 2.5 4.9 .512 0.0 0.0 .333 2.5 4.9 .513 0.9 1.2 .724 1.1 1.9 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.9 0.9 2.0 5.9
1 season WSB NBA 59 12 13.9 1.9 3.5 .526 0.0 0.0 .000 1.9 3.5 .531 0.9 1.2 .789 1.5 2.3 3.7 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.8 2.3 4.7

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 79 45 1949 6.7 13.1 .511 0.0 0.0 6.7 13.1 .511 2.0 2.6 .784 2.9 5.5 8.3 0.7 0.7 1.6 2.2 3.9 15.4
1985-86 25 CLE NBA C 80 69 2292 7.2 13.2 .544 0.0 0.1 .000 7.2 13.1 .547 2.9 3.6 .811 2.9 5.9 8.7 0.9 1.0 1.7 2.1 4.1 17.2
1986-87 26 CLE NBA C 64 1 801 7.6 16.4 .462 0.0 0.0 7.6 16.4 .462 2.5 3.5 .714 2.8 5.8 8.5 1.5 0.5 1.8 2.8 4.0 17.7
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 79 0 1011 7.1 13.9 .512 0.0 0.1 .333 7.1 13.7 .513 2.5 3.5 .724 3.1 5.3 8.4 1.1 0.9 2.4 2.5 5.6 16.7
1989-90 29 WSB NBA C 59 12 818 4.8 9.2 .526 0.0 0.1 .000 4.8 9.1 .531 2.5 3.1 .789 3.9 5.9 9.7 1.2 0.7 2.1 2.0 5.9 12.1
Career NBA 361 127 6871 6.8 13.2 .516 0.0 0.0 .111 6.8 13.1 .518 2.5 3.2 .777 3.0 5.7 8.7 1.0 0.8 1.8 2.3 4.5 16.1
3 seasons CLE NBA 223 115 5042 7.1 13.7 .516 0.0 0.0 .000 7.1 13.6 .517 2.5 3.2 .786 2.8 5.7 8.6 0.9 0.8 1.7 2.2 4.0 16.6
1 season UTA NBA 79 0 1011 7.1 13.9 .512 0.0 0.1 .333 7.1 13.7 .513 2.5 3.5 .724 3.1 5.3 8.4 1.1 0.9 2.4 2.5 5.6 16.7
1 season WSB NBA 59 12 818 4.8 9.2 .526 0.0 0.1 .000 4.8 9.1 .531 2.5 3.1 .789 3.9 5.9 9.7 1.2 0.7 2.1 2.0 5.9 12.1

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 79 45 1949 8.8 17.2 .511 0.0 0.0 8.8 17.2 .511 2.6 3.4 .784 3.7 7.2 10.9 0.9 0.9 2.1 2.9 5.1 20.2
1985-86 25 CLE NBA C 80 69 2292 9.4 17.3 .544 0.0 0.1 .000 9.4 17.2 .547 3.8 4.7 .811 3.8 7.7 11.5 1.1 1.3 2.2 2.8 5.4 22.6
1986-87 26 CLE NBA C 64 1 801 10.0 21.7 .462 0.0 0.0 10.0 21.7 .462 3.3 4.6 .714 3.7 7.6 11.2 2.0 0.7 2.4 3.7 5.3 23.2
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 79 0 1011 9.3 18.2 .512 0.0 0.1 .333 9.3 18.1 .513 3.3 4.6 .724 4.1 6.9 11.0 1.5 1.2 3.2 3.3 7.3 22.0
1989-90 29 WSB NBA C 59 12 818 6.5 12.3 .526 0.0 0.1 .000 6.5 12.2 .531 3.3 4.2 .789 5.2 7.9 13.0 1.6 0.9 2.8 2.7 8.0 16.3
Career NBA 361 127 6871 8.9 17.3 .516 0.0 0.1 .111 8.9 17.3 .518 3.3 4.2 .777 4.0 7.4 11.4 1.3 1.1 2.4 3.0 5.9 21.2
3 seasons CLE NBA 223 115 5042 9.3 17.9 .516 0.0 0.0 .000 9.3 17.9 .517 3.3 4.2 .786 3.7 7.5 11.2 1.2 1.1 2.2 2.9 5.3 21.8
1 season UTA NBA 79 0 1011 9.3 18.2 .512 0.0 0.1 .333 9.3 18.1 .513 3.3 4.6 .724 4.1 6.9 11.0 1.5 1.2 3.2 3.3 7.3 22.0
1 season WSB NBA 59 12 818 6.5 12.3 .526 0.0 0.1 .000 6.5 12.2 .531 3.3 4.2 .789 5.2 7.9 13.0 1.6 0.9 2.8 2.7 8.0 16.3

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 79 1949 13.1 .541 .511 .195 .000 8.6 16.5 12.6 2.7 0.9 2.5 13.3 18.3 105 108 1.1 2.0 3.1 .075
1985-86 25 CLE NBA C 80 2292 16.4 .585 .544 .272 .005 8.8 18.0 13.4 3.5 1.3 2.6 12.5 19.1 112 106 3.4 2.6 6.0 .125
1986-87 26 CLE NBA C 64 801 13.0 .491 .462 .210 .000 8.4 17.2 12.8 6.5 0.7 2.8 13.6 23.1 97 106 -0.3 1.0 0.8 .046
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 79 1011 13.8 .544 .513 .252 .008 9.8 15.1 12.5 4.6 1.2 3.9 14.1 20.4 103 102 0.4 1.7 2.1 .100
1989-90 29 WSB NBA C 59 818 12.8 .574 .526 .340 .010 11.5 17.7 14.6 4.3 0.9 3.3 15.8 14.3 112 108 0.9 0.9 1.8 .105
Career NBA 361 6871 14.3 .552 .516 .244 .004 9.2 17.0 13.1 3.9 1.1 2.9 13.4 19.0 106 106 5.5 8.2 13.7 .096
3 seasons CLE NBA 223 5042 14.6 .551 .516 .232 .002 8.6 17.3 13.0 3.7 1.1 2.6 13.0 19.5 107 107 4.2 5.6 9.8 .093
1 season UTA NBA 79 1011 13.8 .544 .513 .252 .008 9.8 15.1 12.5 4.6 1.2 3.9 14.1 20.4 103 102 0.4 1.7 2.1 .100
1 season WSB NBA 59 818 12.8 .574 .526 .340 .010 11.5 17.7 14.6 4.3 0.9 3.3 15.8 14.3 112 108 0.9 0.9 1.8 .105

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 4 0 45 12 19 .632 0 0 12 19 .632 1 2 .500 3 5 8 0 4 1 5 3 25
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 7 0 31 3 9 .333 0 0 3 9 .333 2 2 1.000 3 3 6 2 1 4 2 5 8
Career NBA 11 0 76 15 28 .536 0 0 15 28 .536 3 4 .750 6 8 14 2 5 5 7 8 33
1 season UTA NBA 7 0 31 3 9 .333 0 0 3 9 .333 2 2 1.000 3 3 6 2 1 4 2 5 8
1 season CLE NBA 4 0 45 12 19 .632 0 0 12 19 .632 1 2 .500 3 5 8 0 4 1 5 3 25

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 4 0 11.3 3.0 4.8 .632 0.0 0.0 3.0 4.8 .632 0.3 0.5 .500 0.8 1.3 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.3 1.3 0.8 6.3
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 7 0 4.4 0.4 1.3 .333 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 .333 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.7 1.1
Career NBA 11 0 6.9 1.4 2.5 .536 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.5 .536 0.3 0.4 .750 0.5 0.7 1.3 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 3.0
1 season UTA NBA 7 0 4.4 0.4 1.3 .333 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 .333 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.7 1.1
1 season CLE NBA 4 0 11.3 3.0 4.8 .632 0.0 0.0 3.0 4.8 .632 0.3 0.5 .500 0.8 1.3 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.3 1.3 0.8 6.3

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 4 0 45 9.6 15.2 .632 0.0 0.0 9.6 15.2 .632 0.8 1.6 .500 2.4 4.0 6.4 0.0 3.2 0.8 4.0 2.4 20.0
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 7 0 31 3.5 10.5 .333 0.0 0.0 3.5 10.5 .333 2.3 2.3 1.000 3.5 3.5 7.0 2.3 1.2 4.6 2.3 5.8 9.3
Career NBA 11 0 76 7.1 13.3 .536 0.0 0.0 7.1 13.3 .536 1.4 1.9 .750 2.8 3.8 6.6 0.9 2.4 2.4 3.3 3.8 15.6
1 season UTA NBA 7 0 31 3.5 10.5 .333 0.0 0.0 3.5 10.5 .333 2.3 2.3 1.000 3.5 3.5 7.0 2.3 1.2 4.6 2.3 5.8 9.3
1 season CLE NBA 4 0 45 9.6 15.2 .632 0.0 0.0 9.6 15.2 .632 0.8 1.6 .500 2.4 4.0 6.4 0.0 3.2 0.8 4.0 2.4 20.0

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 4 0 45 12.6 19.9 .632 0.0 0.0 12.6 19.9 .632 1.0 2.1 .500 3.1 5.2 8.4 0.0 4.2 1.0 5.2 3.1 26.2
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 7 0 31 4.9 14.7 .333 0.0 0.0 4.9 14.7 .333 3.3 3.3 1.000 4.9 4.9 9.8 3.3 1.6 6.5 3.3 8.1 13.0
Career NBA 11 0 76 9.6 17.9 .536 0.0 0.0 9.6 17.9 .536 1.9 2.6 .750 3.8 5.1 8.9 1.3 3.2 3.2 4.5 5.1 21.1
1 season UTA NBA 7 0 31 4.9 14.7 .333 0.0 0.0 4.9 14.7 .333 3.3 3.3 1.000 4.9 4.9 9.8 3.3 1.6 6.5 3.3 8.1 13.0
1 season CLE NBA 4 0 45 12.6 19.9 .632 0.0 0.0 12.6 19.9 .632 1.0 2.1 .500 3.1 5.2 8.4 0.0 4.2 1.0 5.2 3.1 26.2

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
1984-85 24 CLE NBA C 4 45 17.1 .629 .632 .105 .000 8.2 13.1 10.7 0.0 4.2 1.3 20.1 22.6 100 106 0.0 0.1 0.1 .062
1987-88 27 UTA NBA C 7 31 10.1 .405 .333 .222 .000 12.0 10.4 11.1 9.2 1.6 7.6 16.8 16.8 90 105 0.0 0.1 0.0 .019
Career NBA 11 76 14.3 .554 .536 .143 .000 9.7 12.0 10.9 3.7 3.2 3.9 19.0 20.2 96 106 0.0 0.1 0.1 .044
1 season UTA NBA 7 31 10.1 .405 .333 .222 .000 12.0 10.4 11.1 9.2 1.6 7.6 16.8 16.8 90 105 0.0 0.1 0.0 .019
1 season CLE NBA 4 45 17.1 .629 .632 .105 .000 8.2 13.1 10.7 0.0 4.2 1.3 20.1 22.6 100 106 0.0 0.1 0.1 .062

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Melvin Turpin 6.0 3.1 2.1 1.8 0.8
Dean Garrett 94.0 6.2 2.9 2.2 1.9 1.0
Robin Lopez 92.0 5.6 3.2 2.1 1.5 1.1
Mark Blount 91.4 6.5 2.8 1.9 1.7 0.7
Todd MacCulloch 85.6 5.6 2.5 2.2 1.7
Rick Robey 84.3 5.5 3.7 3.1 1.9 0.9
Chris Kaman 84.2 6.1 3.6 2.9 2.1 0.0
Andrew Lang 83.8 5.7 3.7 3.0 1.7 1.4
Dan Gadzuric 82.7 5.2 3.7 2.5 1.2 0.8
Felton Spencer 82.3 5.6 4.7 2.0 2.0 1.1
Danny Schayes 82.2 4.6 2.8 2.0 1.7 1.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Melvin Turpin 6.0 3.1 2.1 1.8 0.8
Dean Garrett 93.4 6.2 2.9 2.2 1.9 1.0 -0.1
Todd MacCulloch 85.6 5.6 2.5 2.2 1.7
Kosta Koufos 82.6 6.5 3.5 2.7 1.3 0.2 0.0
Bryant Reeves 82.4 4.9 2.9 2.4 2.3 0.6 -0.1
Kim Hughes 81.7 6.8 2.3 2.2 2.2 0.4 -0.1
Omer Asik 81.1 5.5 2.7 2.6 2.4
Lee Davis 78.7 4.6 3.7 2.1 1.5 0.6 0.2 0.2 -0.1
Dan Gadzuric 77.0 5.2 3.7 2.5 1.8 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0
George Peeples 76.3 4.1 3.2 2.1 1.5 0.2 0.0
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 74.4 6.5 3.7 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.1 -0.3

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
1980-81 20 KENTUCKY 28 380 50 95 31 44 106 8 23 21 62 131 .526 .705 13.6 4.7 3.8
1981-82 21 KENTUCKY 30 912 160 275 72 106 212 26 67 62 90 392 .582 .679 30.4 13.1 7.1
1982-83 22 KENTUCKY 31 962 192 311 84 125 195 14 83 65 85 468 .617 .672 31.0 15.1 6.3
1983-84 23 KENTUCKY 34 1071 224 378 70 94 217 24 53 58 85 518 .593 .745 31.5 15.2 6.4
Career 123 3325 626 1059 257 369 730 72 226 206 322 1509 .591 .696 27.0 12.3 5.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1983-84 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

Transactions

June 19, 1984: Drafted by the Washington Bullets in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1984 NBA Draft.

June 19, 1984: Traded by the Washington Bullets to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Tim McCormick and Cliff Robinson.

October 8, 1987: Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers with Darryl Dawkins to the Utah Jazz for Kent Benson and Dell Curry.

September 9, 1988: Waived by the Utah Jazz.

August 8, 1989: Signed as a free agent with the Washington Bullets.

July 24, 1990: Waived by the Washington Bullets.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA $450,000
1987-88 Utah Jazz NBA $1,000,000
Career (may be incomplete) $1,450,000

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