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Kelvin Upshaw

Kelvin Parnell Upshaw

Position: Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: January 24, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois
High School: Marshall in Chicago, Illinois
College: University of Utah
NBA Debut: January 12, 1989

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
1988-89 26 TOT NBA SG 32 0 617 99 212 .467 3 15 .200 96 197 .487 18 26 .692 10 39 49 117 26 3 55 80 219
1988-89 26 MIA NBA SG 9 0 144 26 63 .413 1 5 .200 25 58 .431 4 6 .667 4 9 13 20 7 0 13 18 57
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 23 0 473 73 149 .490 2 10 .200 71 139 .511 14 20 .700 6 30 36 97 19 3 42 62 162
1989-90 27 TOT NBA SG 40 0 387 64 146 .438 4 15 .267 60 131 .458 28 37 .757 9 32 41 54 27 1 27 53 160
1989-90 27 BOS NBA SG 14 0 131 12 39 .308 2 5 .400 10 34 .294 4 6 .667 3 10 13 28 2 1 12 19 30
1989-90 27 DAL NBA SG 3 0 4 1 3 .333 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1989-90 27 GSW NBA SG 23 0 252 51 104 .490 2 9 .222 49 95 .516 24 31 .774 6 22 28 26 25 0 15 34 128
1990-91 28 DAL NBA SG 48 1 514 104 231 .450 7 29 .241 97 202 .480 55 64 .859 20 35 55 86 28 5 39 77 270
Career NBA 120 1 1518 267 589 .453 14 59 .237 253 530 .477 101 127 .795 39 106 145 257 81 9 121 210 649
2 seasons DAL NBA 51 1 518 105 234 .449 7 30 .233 98 204 .480 55 64 .859 20 35 55 86 28 5 39 77 272
2 seasons BOS NBA 37 0 604 85 188 .452 4 15 .267 81 173 .468 18 26 .692 9 40 49 125 21 4 54 81 192
1 season GSW NBA 23 0 252 51 104 .490 2 9 .222 49 95 .516 24 31 .774 6 22 28 26 25 0 15 34 128
1 season MIA NBA 9 0 144 26 63 .413 1 5 .200 25 58 .431 4 6 .667 4 9 13 20 7 0 13 18 57

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
1988-89 26 TOT NBA SG 32 0 19.3 3.1 6.6 .467 0.1 0.5 .200 3.0 6.2 .487 0.6 0.8 .692 0.3 1.2 1.5 3.7 0.8 0.1 1.7 2.5 6.8
1988-89 26 MIA NBA SG 9 0 16.0 2.9 7.0 .413 0.1 0.6 .200 2.8 6.4 .431 0.4 0.7 .667 0.4 1.0 1.4 2.2 0.8 0.0 1.4 2.0 6.3
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 23 0 20.6 3.2 6.5 .490 0.1 0.4 .200 3.1 6.0 .511 0.6 0.9 .700 0.3 1.3 1.6 4.2 0.8 0.1 1.8 2.7 7.0
1989-90 27 TOT NBA SG 40 0 9.7 1.6 3.7 .438 0.1 0.4 .267 1.5 3.3 .458 0.7 0.9 .757 0.2 0.8 1.0 1.4 0.7 0.0 0.7 1.3 4.0
1989-90 27 BOS NBA SG 14 0 9.4 0.9 2.8 .308 0.1 0.4 .400 0.7 2.4 .294 0.3 0.4 .667 0.2 0.7 0.9 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.4 2.1
1989-90 27 DAL NBA SG 3 0 1.3 0.3 1.0 .333 0.0 0.3 .000 0.3 0.7 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
1989-90 27 GSW NBA SG 23 0 11.0 2.2 4.5 .490 0.1 0.4 .222 2.1 4.1 .516 1.0 1.3 .774 0.3 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.7 1.5 5.6
1990-91 28 DAL NBA SG 48 1 10.7 2.2 4.8 .450 0.1 0.6 .241 2.0 4.2 .480 1.1 1.3 .859 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.6 0.1 0.8 1.6 5.6
Career NBA 120 1 12.7 2.2 4.9 .453 0.1 0.5 .237 2.1 4.4 .477 0.8 1.1 .795 0.3 0.9 1.2 2.1 0.7 0.1 1.0 1.8 5.4
2 seasons DAL NBA 51 1 10.2 2.1 4.6 .449 0.1 0.6 .233 1.9 4.0 .480 1.1 1.3 .859 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.8 1.5 5.3
2 seasons BOS NBA 37 0 16.3 2.3 5.1 .452 0.1 0.4 .267 2.2 4.7 .468 0.5 0.7 .692 0.2 1.1 1.3 3.4 0.6 0.1 1.5 2.2 5.2
1 season GSW NBA 23 0 11.0 2.2 4.5 .490 0.1 0.4 .222 2.1 4.1 .516 1.0 1.3 .774 0.3 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.7 1.5 5.6
1 season MIA NBA 9 0 16.0 2.9 7.0 .413 0.1 0.6 .200 2.8 6.4 .431 0.4 0.7 .667 0.4 1.0 1.4 2.2 0.8 0.0 1.4 2.0 6.3

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
1988-89 26 TOT NBA SG 32 0 617 5.8 12.4 .467 0.2 0.9 .200 5.6 11.5 .487 1.1 1.5 .692 0.6 2.3 2.9 6.8 1.5 0.2 3.2 4.7 12.8
1988-89 26 MIA NBA SG 9 0 144 6.5 15.8 .413 0.2 1.2 .200 6.2 14.5 .431 1.0 1.5 .667 1.0 2.3 3.2 5.0 1.7 0.0 3.2 4.5 14.2
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 23 0 473 5.6 11.3 .490 0.2 0.8 .200 5.4 10.6 .511 1.1 1.5 .700 0.5 2.3 2.7 7.4 1.4 0.2 3.2 4.7 12.3
1989-90 27 TOT NBA SG 40 0 387 6.0 13.6 .438 0.4 1.4 .267 5.6 12.2 .458 2.6 3.4 .757 0.8 3.0 3.8 5.0 2.5 0.1 2.5 4.9 14.9
1989-90 27 BOS NBA SG 14 0 131 3.3 10.7 .308 0.5 1.4 .400 2.7 9.3 .294 1.1 1.6 .667 0.8 2.7 3.6 7.7 0.5 0.3 3.3 5.2 8.2
1989-90 27 DAL NBA SG 3 0 4 9.0 27.0 .333 0.0 9.0 .000 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
1989-90 27 GSW NBA SG 23 0 252 7.3 14.9 .490 0.3 1.3 .222 7.0 13.6 .516 3.4 4.4 .774 0.9 3.1 4.0 3.7 3.6 0.0 2.1 4.9 18.3
1990-91 28 DAL NBA SG 48 1 514 7.3 16.2 .450 0.5 2.0 .241 6.8 14.1 .480 3.9 4.5 .859 1.4 2.5 3.9 6.0 2.0 0.4 2.7 5.4 18.9
Career NBA 120 1 1518 6.3 14.0 .453 0.3 1.4 .237 6.0 12.6 .477 2.4 3.0 .795 0.9 2.5 3.4 6.1 1.9 0.2 2.9 5.0 15.4
2 seasons DAL NBA 51 1 518 7.3 16.3 .449 0.5 2.1 .233 6.8 14.2 .480 3.8 4.4 .859 1.4 2.4 3.8 6.0 1.9 0.3 2.7 5.4 18.9
2 seasons BOS NBA 37 0 604 5.1 11.2 .452 0.2 0.9 .267 4.8 10.3 .468 1.1 1.5 .692 0.5 2.4 2.9 7.5 1.3 0.2 3.2 4.8 11.4
1 season GSW NBA 23 0 252 7.3 14.9 .490 0.3 1.3 .222 7.0 13.6 .516 3.4 4.4 .774 0.9 3.1 4.0 3.7 3.6 0.0 2.1 4.9 18.3
1 season MIA NBA 9 0 144 6.5 15.8 .413 0.2 1.2 .200 6.2 14.5 .431 1.0 1.5 .667 1.0 2.3 3.2 5.0 1.7 0.0 3.2 4.5 14.2

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
1988-89 26 TOT NBA SG 32 0 617 .467 .200 .487 .692
1988-89 26 MIA NBA SG 9 0 144 8.7 21.2 .413 0.3 1.7 .200 8.4 19.5 .431 1.3 2.0 .667 1.3 3.0 4.4 6.7 2.4 0.0 4.4 6.1 19.2
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 23 0 473 7.5 15.4 .490 0.2 1.0 .200 7.3 14.4 .511 1.4 2.1 .700 0.6 3.1 3.7 10.0 2.0 0.3 4.3 6.4 16.8
1989-90 27 TOT NBA SG 40 0 387 .438 .267 .458 .757
1989-90 27 BOS NBA SG 14 0 131 4.5 14.6 .308 0.7 1.9 .400 3.7 12.7 .294 1.5 2.2 .667 1.1 3.7 4.9 10.5 0.7 0.4 4.5 7.1 11.2
1989-90 27 DAL NBA SG 3 0 4 12.7 38.1 .333 0.0 12.7 .000 12.7 25.4 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.4
1989-90 27 GSW NBA SG 23 0 252 9.2 18.7 .490 0.4 1.6 .222 8.8 17.1 .516 4.3 5.6 .774 1.1 4.0 5.0 4.7 4.5 0.0 2.7 6.1 23.0
1990-91 28 DAL NBA SG 48 1 514 10.3 22.9 .450 0.7 2.9 .241 9.6 20.0 .480 5.5 6.3 .859 2.0 3.5 5.5 8.5 2.8 0.5 3.9 7.6 26.8
Career NBA 120 1 1518 10.3 22.9 .453 1.4 5.9 .237 25.1 52.6 .477 10.0 12.6 .795 3.9 3.5 14.4 8.5 8.0 0.5 12.0 20.8 64.4
2 seasons DAL NBA 51 1 518 10.3 23.0 .449 0.7 3.0 .233 9.6 20.1 .480 5.4 6.3 .859 2.0 3.4 5.4 8.5 2.8 0.5 3.8 7.6 26.8
2 seasons BOS NBA 37 0 604 6.9 15.2 .452 0.3 1.2 .267 6.6 14.0 .468 1.5 2.1 .692 0.7 3.2 4.0 10.1 1.7 0.3 4.4 6.6 15.5
1 season GSW NBA 23 0 252 9.2 18.7 .490 0.4 1.6 .222 8.8 17.1 .516 4.3 5.6 .774 1.1 4.0 5.0 4.7 4.5 0.0 2.7 6.1 23.0
1 season MIA NBA 9 0 144 8.7 21.2 .413 0.3 1.7 .200 8.4 19.5 .431 1.3 2.0 .667 1.3 3.0 4.4 6.7 2.4 0.0 4.4 6.1 19.2

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
1988-89 26 TOT NBA SG 32 617 10.3 .490 .474 .123 .071 1.8 7.2 4.5 26.5 2.1 0.3 19.8 18.6 97 111 -0.1 0.4 0.3 .021
1988-89 26 MIA NBA SG 9 144 8.5 .434 .421 .095 .079 3.0 7.3 5.1 22.0 2.4 0.0 16.5 22.2 89 110 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.030
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 23 473 10.9 .513 .497 .134 .067 1.5 7.2 4.4 27.9 2.0 0.4 21.0 17.6 100 111 0.1 0.3 0.4 .036
1989-90 27 TOT NBA SG 40 387 11.9 .493 .452 .253 .103 2.6 8.5 5.7 18.7 3.2 0.1 14.3 19.9 99 110 0.0 0.3 0.3 .036
1989-90 27 BOS NBA SG 14 131 4.2 .360 .333 .154 .128 2.7 8.0 5.5 26.3 0.7 0.4 22.4 17.3 82 112 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.063
1989-90 27 DAL NBA SG 3 4 3.0 .333 .333 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 32.9 74 116 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.193
1989-90 27 GSW NBA SG 23 252 16.1 .544 .500 .298 .087 2.7 8.9 5.9 15.1 4.5 0.0 11.3 21.0 107 109 0.2 0.2 0.5 .091
1990-91 28 DAL NBA SG 48 514 17.2 .521 .465 .277 .126 4.4 7.8 6.1 27.1 2.8 0.6 13.1 25.7 107 110 0.6 0.4 1.0 .094
Career NBA 120 1518 13.1 .503 .465 .216 .100 2.9 7.7 5.4 24.7 2.6 0.4 15.8 21.3 102 110 0.4 1.1 1.6 .050
2 seasons DAL NBA 51 518 17.1 .519 .464 .274 .128 4.4 7.7 6.1 26.9 2.8 0.6 12.9 25.7 106 110 0.6 0.4 1.0 .092
2 seasons BOS NBA 37 604 9.5 .481 .463 .138 .080 1.7 7.4 4.6 27.5 1.7 0.4 21.3 17.5 97 111 -0.2 0.4 0.2 .015
1 season GSW NBA 23 252 16.1 .544 .500 .298 .087 2.7 8.9 5.9 15.1 4.5 0.0 11.3 21.0 107 109 0.2 0.2 0.5 .091
1 season MIA NBA 9 144 8.5 .434 .421 .095 .079 3.0 7.3 5.1 22.0 2.4 0.0 16.5 22.2 89 110 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.030

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
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 3 0 24 5 12 .417 0 0 5 12 .417 0 0 0 2 2 5 1 0 1 4 10
Career NBA 3 0 24 5 12 .417 0 0 5 12 .417 0 0 0 2 2 5 1 0 1 4 10
1 season BOS NBA 3 0 24 5 12 .417 0 0 5 12 .417 0 0 0 2 2 5 1 0 1 4 10

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
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 3 0 8.0 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.0 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.3 3.3
Career NBA 3 0 8.0 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.0 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.3 3.3
1 season BOS NBA 3 0 8.0 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.0 1.7 4.0 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.3 3.3

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
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 3 0 24 7.5 18.0 .417 0.0 0.0 7.5 18.0 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 7.5 1.5 0.0 1.5 6.0 15.0
Career NBA 3 0 24 7.5 18.0 .417 0.0 0.0 7.5 18.0 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 7.5 1.5 0.0 1.5 6.0 15.0
1 season BOS NBA 3 0 24 7.5 18.0 .417 0.0 0.0 7.5 18.0 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 7.5 1.5 0.0 1.5 6.0 15.0

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
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 3 0 24 10.8 25.9 .417 0.0 0.0 10.8 25.9 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 4.3 10.8 2.2 0.0 2.2 8.6 21.6
Career NBA 3 0 24 10.8 25.9 .417 0.0 0.0 10.8 25.9 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 4.3 10.8 2.2 0.0 2.2 8.6 21.6
1 season BOS NBA 3 0 24 10.8 25.9 .417 0.0 0.0 10.8 25.9 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 4.3 10.8 2.2 0.0 2.2 8.6 21.6

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
1988-89 26 BOS NBA SG 3 24 11.7 .417 .417 .000 .000 0.0 9.6 4.8 37.0 2.2 0.0 7.7 24.3 92 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.016
Career NBA 3 24 11.7 .417 .417 .000 .000 0.0 9.6 4.8 37.0 2.2 0.0 7.7 24.3 92 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.016
1 season BOS NBA 3 24 11.7 .417 .417 .000 .000 0.0 9.6 4.8 37.0 2.2 0.0 7.7 24.3 92 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.016

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
Kelvin Upshaw 1.0 0.3 0.3
Lowes Moore 87.7 1.1 0.2 0.2
Anthony Johnson 87.1 1.1 0.4 0.3
Ricky Davis 83.7 1.1 0.2 0.2
Pace Mannion 83.6 0.9 0.4 0.2
Gerald Glass 83.4 0.9 0.5 0.3
Mike Holton 82.2 0.8 0.3 0.2
Chris Corchiani 80.1 0.9 0.4 0.3
Wayne Ellington 79.1 0.8 0.4 0.3
Nate Hawthorne 78.6 1.1 0.5 0.1
James Anderson 76.7 0.9 0.5 0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Kelvin Upshaw 1.0 0.3 0.3
Lowes Moore 87.7 1.1 0.2 0.2
Willie Smith 80.6 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
Chris Corchiani 80.1 0.9 0.4 0.3
Gerald Glass 80.0 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.1
Nate Hawthorne 78.6 1.1 0.5 0.1
Eddie Hughes 76.3 1.0 0.4 0.0
Eddie Gill 76.3 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Bryan Warrick 75.2 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.0
Connie Norman 71.8 0.8 0.2 0.2
Mike D'Antoni 70.2 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.0

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
1983-84 21 UTAH 30 982 172 333 94 113 91 108 52 1 77 104 438 .517 .832 32.7 14.6 3.0 3.6
1984-85 22 UTAH 28 889 199 396 88 112 100 110 38 6 85 83 486 .503 .786 31.8 17.4 3.6 3.9
1985-86 23 UTAH 26 621 116 238 73 88 58 103 45 6 51 61 305 .487 .830 23.9 11.7 2.2 4.0
Career 84 2492 487 967 255 313 249 321 135 13 213 248 1229 .504 .815 29.7 14.6 3.0 3.8

Transactions

January 11, 1989: Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Miami Heat.

March 9, 1989: Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Boston Celtics.

March 22, 1989: Signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics.

November 17, 1989: Waived by the Boston Celtics.

November 24, 1989: Signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics.

December 26, 1989: Waived by the Boston Celtics.

January 6, 1990: Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Dallas Mavericks.

February 28, 1990: Signed a contract for the rest of the season with the Golden State Warriors

October 1, 1990: Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks.

October 28, 1990: Waived by the Dallas Mavericks.

November 12, 1990: Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks.

December 24, 1990: Waived by the Dallas Mavericks.

December 29, 1990: Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1990-91 Dallas Mavericks NBA $30,000
1991-92 Dallas Mavericks NBA $250,000
Career (may be incomplete) $280,000

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