Michael Cooper SG

Born: Apr 15, 1956 (66 years old)

Birthplace/Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-5 (196cm)     Weight: 170 (77kg)

Current NBA Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

Draft Entry: 1978 NBA Draft

Drafted: Round 3, Pick 16, Los Angeles Lakers

Pre-Draft Team: New Mexico (Sr)

High School: Pasadena High School [Pasadena, California]

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NBA

13 Years Of Service - DPOY, 5x All-NBA Defensive 1st

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1978-79 LAL 3 - 2.3 2.00 1.00 2.00 .500 - - - 0.00 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.00 0.33 0.33
1979-80 LAL 82 - 24.1 8.80 3.70 7.05 .524 0.06 0.24 .250 1.35 1.74 .776 1.23 1.56 2.79 2.70 1.05 0.46 1.73 2.62
1980-81 LAL 81 - 32.4 9.42 3.96 8.07 .491 0.05 0.23 .211 1.44 1.84 .785 1.49 2.65 4.15 4.10 1.64 0.96 2.02 3.07
1981-82 LAL 76 14 28.9 11.93 5.04 9.75 .517 0.03 0.22 .118 1.83 2.25 .813 1.11 2.43 3.54 3.03 1.58 0.80 1.99 2.84
1982-83 LAL 82 3 26.2 7.79 3.24 6.06 .535 0.06 0.26 .238 1.24 1.59 .785 1.00 2.34 3.34 3.84 1.40 0.61 1.56 2.54
1983-84 LAL 82 9 29.1 9.01 3.33 6.70 .497 0.46 1.48 .314 1.89 2.26 .838 0.65 2.55 3.20 5.88 1.38 0.82 1.80 3.26
1984-85 LAL 82 20 26.7 8.56 3.37 7.23 .465 0.43 1.50 .285 1.40 1.62 .865 0.68 2.43 3.11 5.23 1.13 0.60 1.90 2.54
1985-86 LAL 82 15 27.7 9.24 3.34 7.39 .452 0.77 1.99 .387 1.79 2.07 .865 0.54 2.43 2.96 5.68 1.09 0.52 1.84 2.90
1986-87 LAL 82 2 27.5 10.48 3.93 8.98 .438 1.09 2.82 .385 1.54 1.79 .857 0.71 2.39 3.10 4.55 0.95 0.52 1.24 2.43
1987-88 LAL 61 8 29.4 8.72 3.10 7.90 .392 0.93 2.92 .320 1.59 1.85 .858 0.82 2.92 3.74 4.74 1.08 0.43 1.66 2.23
1988-89 LAL 80 13 24.3 7.34 2.66 6.17 .431 1.00 2.62 .381 1.01 1.16 .871 0.41 1.98 2.39 3.92 0.90 0.40 1.18 2.33
1989-90 LAL 80 10 23.1 6.44 2.39 6.16 .387 0.62 1.96 .318 1.04 1.18 .883 0.74 2.10 2.84 2.69 0.84 0.45 1.14 2.58
CAREER   873 94 27.1 8.85 3.45 7.36 .469 0.49 1.45 .340 1.46 1.75 .833 0.85 2.32 3.17 4.20 1.18 0.60 1.64 2.67

NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1978-79 LAL 3 - 7 6 3 6 .500 - - - 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
1979-80 LAL 82 - 1,973 722 303 578 .524 5 20 .250 111 143 .776 101 128 229 221 86 38 142 215
1980-81 LAL 81 - 2,625 763 321 654 .491 4 19 .211 117 149 .785 121 215 336 332 133 78 164 249
1981-82 LAL 76 14 2,197 907 383 741 .517 2 17 .118 139 171 .813 84 185 269 230 120 61 151 216
1982-83 LAL 82 3 2,148 639 266 497 .535 5 21 .238 102 130 .785 82 192 274 315 115 50 128 208
1983-84 LAL 82 9 2,387 739 273 549 .497 38 121 .314 155 185 .838 53 209 262 482 113 67 148 267
1984-85 LAL 82 20 2,189 702 276 593 .465 35 123 .285 115 133 .865 56 199 255 429 93 49 156 208
1985-86 LAL 82 15 2,269 758 274 606 .452 63 163 .387 147 170 .865 44 199 243 466 89 43 151 238
1986-87 LAL 82 2 2,253 859 322 736 .438 89 231 .385 126 147 .857 58 196 254 373 78 43 102 199
1987-88 LAL 61 8 1,793 532 189 482 .392 57 178 .320 97 113 .858 50 178 228 289 66 26 101 136
1988-89 LAL 80 13 1,943 587 213 494 .431 80 210 .381 81 93 .871 33 158 191 314 72 32 94 186
1989-90 LAL 80 10 1,851 515 191 493 .387 50 157 .318 83 94 .883 59 168 227 215 67 36 91 206
CAREER   873 94 23,635 7,729 3,014 6,429 .469 428 1,260 .340 1,273 1,528 .833 741 2,027 2,768 3,666 1,033 523 1,429 2,329

NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1978-79 LAL 3 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .001 0.00 1.00 0.00 3 0 1.000 - - -
1979-80 LAL 82 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .134 1.56 0.61 0.25 60 21 .741 2.20 1.80 4.00
1980-81 LAL 81 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 2.02 0.81 0.23 54 27 .667 2.00 3.00 5.00
1981-82 LAL 76 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 .156 1.52 0.79 0.23 53 23 .697 2.40 2.60 5.00
1982-83 LAL 82 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 2.46 0.90 0.26 57 24 .704 3.10 2.10 5.20
1983-84 LAL 82 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 .196 3.26 0.76 0.34 54 28 .659 3.90 2.60 6.50
1984-85 LAL 82 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 .178 2.75 0.60 0.22 62 20 .756 2.30 2.30 4.60
1985-86 LAL 82 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 .193 3.09 0.59 0.28 62 20 .756 3.31 2.30 5.60
1986-87 LAL 82 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186 3.66 0.76 0.20 65 17 .793 3.77 2.14 5.91
1987-88 LAL 61 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .178 2.86 0.65 0.23 48 13 .787 1.20 1.92 3.12
1988-89 LAL 80 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 .151 3.34 0.77 0.19 55 25 .688 2.54 1.65 4.19
1989-90 LAL 80 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .121 2.36 0.74 0.19 62 18 .775 0.67 1.89 2.56
CAREER   873 94 19 0 0 0 0 0 .151 2.57 0.72 0.24 635 236 .729 27.39 24.30 51.69

NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1978-79 LAL 3 - .500 .500 - - - - 14.29 6.49 - 40.02 50.00 -14.27 1.00 78.9 99.1 16.26
1979-80 LAL 82 - .563 .529 6.12 6.51 6.33 13.55 18.14 2.01 1.00 15.89 155.04 0.27 1.25 107.8 106.9 12.48
1980-81 LAL 81 - .530 .494 5.31 8.39 6.94 15.20 18.56 2.37 1.57 13.51 148.66 2.17 1.17 106.0 105.0 12.27
1981-82 LAL 76 14 .556 .518 4.32 8.85 6.67 12.88 15.61 2.54 1.48 17.48 144.74 0.10 1.22 108.8 106.1 14.33
1982-83 LAL 82 3 .577 .540 4.43 9.46 7.06 16.65 18.76 2.47 1.24 12.55 155.79 3.79 1.29 114.0 105.8 13.53
1983-84 LAL 82 9 .586 .532 2.70 9.23 6.20 23.48 19.01 2.18 1.51 13.13 164.92 7.10 1.35 118.0 107.9 14.09
1984-85 LAL 82 20 .539 .495 3.22 9.46 6.63 22.42 19.32 1.97 1.20 14.91 161.46 5.88 1.18 110.2 108.4 12.88
1985-86 LAL 82 15 .557 .504 2.31 9.51 6.08 24.28 18.15 1.84 1.04 14.82 170.34 6.99 1.25 114.1 107.8 13.44
1986-87 LAL 82 2 .536 .498 3.08 9.05 6.27 20.57 11.30 1.64 1.06 16.29 167.99 6.46 1.17 117.0 109.4 13.98
1987-88 LAL 61 8 .500 .451 3.38 10.74 7.27 20.00 15.96 1.78 0.81 14.77 157.07 5.11 1.10 106.9 108.1 11.54
1988-89 LAL 80 13 .549 .512 2.03 8.49 5.48 20.32 14.95 1.78 0.94 13.41 168.31 5.97 1.19 115.1 109.7 11.93
1989-90 LAL 80 10 .482 .438 3.79 10.07 7.04 15.23 14.55 1.81 1.15 14.48 158.89 2.89 1.04 104.0 108.7 9.59
CAREER   873 94 .544 .502 3.72 9.01 6.52 18.71 16.75 2.05 1.20 14.64 164.16 4.26 1.20 111.0 107.3 13.02

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NBA Transactions

Jun 9, 1978 - The Los Angeles Lakers selected Michael Cooper in Round 3 with Pick 16 in the 1978 NBA Draft.
Sep 1, 1978 - Michael Cooper signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jul 1, 1980 - Michael Cooper, previously with the Los Angeles Lakers, became a free agent.
Sep 1, 1980 - Michael Cooper signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nov 1, 1982 - Michael Cooper signed a veteran extension with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jul 1, 1986 - Michael Cooper, previously with the Los Angeles Lakers, became a free agent.
Sep 24, 1986 - Michael Cooper signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jul 1, 1990 - Michael Cooper, previously with the Los Angeles Lakers, became a free agent.
Aug 15, 1990 - The Los Angeles Lakers renounced their free-agent exception rights to Michael Cooper.
Oct 4, 1990 - Michael Cooper signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers.
Oct 9, 1990 - The Indiana Pacers placed the contract of Michael Cooper on waivers.
Oct 11, 1990 - Michael Cooper, previously with the Indiana Pacers, became a free agent.

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NBA Awards & Honors

Defensive Player Of The Year - 1987
All-NBA Defensive First Team - 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988
All-NBA Defensive Second Team - 1981, 1983, 1986
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award - 1986

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1979-80 LAL 16 - 29.0 9.06 3.56 8.75 .407 0.00 0.12 .000 1.94 2.25 .861 1.75 1.94 3.69 3.62 1.50 0.69 1.81 3.38
1980-81 LAL 3 - 34.0 10.67 3.67 6.67 .550 0.00 1.00 .000 3.33 4.67 .714 0.67 2.67 3.33 2.33 2.00 0.00 2.33 2.33
1981-82 LAL 14 0 27.4 11.86 5.00 8.86 .565 0.07 0.14 .500 1.79 2.43 .735 1.36 3.00 4.36 4.43 1.71 0.79 2.07 3.36
1982-83 LAL 15 0 30.2 9.40 3.53 7.60 .465 0.07 0.47 .143 2.27 2.73 .829 0.80 3.13 3.93 2.93 1.73 0.40 1.27 3.60
1983-84 LAL 21 0 34.4 11.33 4.19 9.10 .461 0.57 1.71 .333 2.38 2.95 .806 0.95 2.95 3.90 5.67 1.14 0.95 1.38 3.81
1984-85 LAL 19 0 26.4 10.42 3.74 6.63 .563 0.42 1.37 .308 2.53 2.74 .923 0.63 3.37 4.00 4.89 1.11 0.47 1.89 2.42
1985-86 LAL 14 0 30.1 9.71 3.86 8.21 .470 1.36 2.93 .463 0.64 0.79 .818 1.14 2.14 3.29 4.86 1.29 0.29 1.50 1.71
1986-87 LAL 18 0 29.0 13.00 4.28 8.83 .484 1.89 3.89 .486 2.56 3.00 .852 0.44 2.83 3.28 5.00 1.39 0.78 2.06 2.56
1987-88 LAL 24 0 24.5 6.38 2.25 5.46 .412 1.04 2.58 .403 0.83 1.12 .741 0.62 1.79 2.42 2.75 0.79 0.38 0.88 2.38
1988-89 LAL 15 4 27.6 7.67 2.47 5.93 .416 1.40 3.67 .382 1.33 1.60 .833 0.60 2.07 2.67 4.73 0.60 0.53 1.13 2.53
1989-90 LAL 9 0 19.2 2.56 1.11 3.89 .286 0.33 1.33 .250 0.00 0.00 .000 1.22 1.44 2.67 2.78 0.78 0.44 0.78 2.33
CAREER   168 4 28.2 9.41 3.46 7.40 .468 0.74 1.88 .392 1.74 2.11 .825 0.90 2.51 3.42 4.18 1.21 0.57 1.50 2.82

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NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1979-80 LAL 16 - 464 145 57 140 .407 0 2 .000 31 36 .861 28 31 59 58 24 11 29 54
1980-81 LAL 3 - 102 32 11 20 .550 0 3 .000 10 14 .714 2 8 10 7 6 0 7 7
1981-82 LAL 14 0 383 166 70 124 .565 1 2 .500 25 34 .735 19 42 61 62 24 11 29 47
1982-83 LAL 15 0 453 141 53 114 .465 1 7 .143 34 41 .829 12 47 59 44 26 6 19 54
1983-84 LAL 21 0 723 238 88 191 .461 12 36 .333 50 62 .806 20 62 82 119 24 20 29 80
1984-85 LAL 19 0 501 198 71 126 .563 8 26 .308 48 52 .923 12 64 76 93 21 9 36 46
1985-86 LAL 14 0 421 136 54 115 .470 19 41 .463 9 11 .818 16 30 46 68 18 4 21 24
1986-87 LAL 18 0 522 234 77 159 .484 34 70 .486 46 54 .852 8 51 59 90 25 14 37 46
1987-88 LAL 24 0 588 153 54 131 .412 25 62 .403 20 27 .741 15 43 58 66 19 9 21 57
1988-89 LAL 15 4 414 115 37 89 .416 21 55 .382 20 24 .833 9 31 40 71 9 8 17 38
1989-90 LAL 9 0 173 23 10 35 .286 3 12 .250 0 0 .000 11 13 24 25 7 4 7 21
CAREER   168 4 4,744 1,581 582 1,244 .468 124 316 .392 293 355 .825 152 422 574 703 203 96 252 474

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
1979-80 LAL 16 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .161 2.00 0.83 0.26 12 4 .750 0.30 0.50 0.80
1980-81 LAL 3 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 .153 1.00 0.86 0.70 1 2 .333 0.10 0.10 0.20
1981-82 LAL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 2.14 0.83 0.27 12 2 .857 0.70 0.50 1.20
1982-83 LAL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .144 2.32 1.37 0.36 8 7 .533 0.50 0.40 0.90
1983-84 LAL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 4.10 0.83 0.32 14 7 .667 1.20 0.70 1.90
1984-85 LAL 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .172 2.58 0.58 0.41 15 4 .789 1.00 0.60 1.70
1985-86 LAL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 3.24 0.86 0.10 8 6 .571 0.58 0.47 1.05
1986-87 LAL 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .207 2.43 0.68 0.34 15 3 .833 1.04 0.74 1.78
1987-88 LAL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .122 3.14 0.90 0.21 15 9 .625 0.58 0.44 1.02
1988-89 LAL 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .180 4.18 0.53 0.27 11 4 .733 0.74 0.27 1.01
1989-90 LAL 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .096 3.57 1.00 0.00 4 5 .444 -0.09 0.14 0.06
CAREER   168 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .170 2.79 0.81 0.29 115 53 .685 6.65 4.87 11.61

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
1979-80 LAL 16 - .465 .407 6.58 7.06 6.83 15.56 15.69 2.42 1.33 15.70 126.83 2.10 1.04 102.3 105.1 11.12
1980-81 LAL 3 - .612 .550 2.08 6.84 4.69 9.64 21.11 2.88 - 13.71 126.43 -2.39 1.60 105.1 105.8 11.71
1981-82 LAL 14 0 .597 .569 5.56 11.05 8.45 20.21 17.27 2.91 1.49 17.24 179.98 3.15 1.34 115.8 105.4 17.69
1982-83 LAL 15 0 .534 .469 2.97 11.21 7.17 11.95 12.58 2.73 0.73 13.60 143.70 2.33 1.24 110.8 106.8 12.19
1983-84 LAL 21 0 .545 .492 3.34 9.03 6.38 19.27 11.73 1.60 1.53 14.18 160.05 7.05 1.25 119.2 110.0 13.80
1984-85 LAL 19 0 .665 .595 2.87 12.82 8.29 20.53 19.47 1.86 0.95 14.30 179.43 4.91 1.57 124.3 108.5 15.99
1985-86 LAL 14 0 .567 .552 4.84 8.08 6.55 18.79 14.91 2.06 0.54 13.91 175.12 5.90 1.18 117.7 110.4 13.83
1986-87 LAL 18 0 .640 .591 1.91 9.94 6.32 21.95 16.84 2.29 1.49 17.39 182.18 4.42 1.47 122.4 109.4 17.76
1987-88 LAL 24 0 .535 .508 3.14 8.29 5.82 14.79 12.81 1.68 0.92 12.43 155.62 4.22 1.17 114.5 113.7 10.57
1988-89 LAL 15 4 .578 .534 2.70 8.03 5.56 23.05 14.58 1.09 1.15 12.25 163.09 7.72 1.29 123.3 114.2 12.81
1989-90 LAL 9 0 .329 .329 7.87 8.59 8.24 18.47 16.67 2.07 1.45 10.71 53.57 5.84 0.66 94.3 111.9 7.29
CAREER   168 4 .565 .518 3.82 9.44 6.79 18.32 15.25 2.06 1.14 14.42 168.56 4.65 1.27 116.1 109.5 13.80

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NBA All-Star Weekend Competitions

Slam Dunk Contest Participant - 1984
Three Point Shootout Participant - 1987

* Since the 1946-1947 season

NCAA

College: New Mexico (1978)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1974-75 Pasadena Fr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1975-76 Pasadena So - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1976-77 New Mexico Jr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1977-78 New Mexico Sr - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Awards & Honors

USBWA All-American First Team - 1978