Chris Copeland

Chris Copeland

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POS: Forward

HT: 6-9

WT: 239

DOB: 3/17/84

From: Colorado

Years Pro: 3

Drafted: Undrafted

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Finished 1st among rookies for 3-point percentage in 2012-13 (.421)
  • Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April of 2013
  • Hit a career-high 6 3-pointers in 21-point effort at ATL on 11/1/14

2014-15 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Played in 50 games (12 starts) and averaged 6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist … shot 36.1% from the field, 31.1% from 3-point range and 73.3% from the free throw line … scored in double figures 17 times, including in each of the first seven games of the season, tying the longest streak of double-figure scoring games in his career … led the team in scoring five times … made multiple 3-pointers in 13 games … averaged 9.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 12 games as a starter … set a new career high with 6 3-pointers and recorded his highest scoring total as a Pacer with a season-high 21 points at ATL on 11/1 … recorded the first double-double of his NBA career with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at WAS on 11/5 … dished out a career-high 4 assists five times … scored a team-high 17 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter on 6-of-7 shooting against CHI on 12/29 … had 27 DNP-CDs … placed on the inactive list for the final five games of the regular season (4/8-15) with injuries to his left elbow and abdomen.

PRO CAREER ... 2013-14: Made 41 regular season appearances (0 starts) and averaged 3.7 points while shooting 47.0% from the field and 41.7% from 3-point range (33-of-79) … scored in double figures four times … scored a season-high 19 points in 26 minutes off the bench in the regular season finale at ORL on 4/16 … sank 4 triples, tied a career-high 3 assists and hit the game-winning runner in the lane to cap an 18-point outing at MIL on 4/9 … scored his first points in a Pacers uniform in his third appearance of the season, drilling a fourth-quarter three against MEM on 11/11 … appeared in six straight games from 11/11-23 and made at least one 3-point field goal in each while shooting 56.3% from long distance (9-of-16) over that span … scored 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting (3-of-4 3FG) in the second half at CHI on 11/16 … had at least one FGM in 10 straight appearances from 1/10 to 2/19 as he shot 56.5% (13-23) from the field and 45.5% (5-of-11) from 3-point range over that span … pulled down a season-high 4 rebounds in a win over NYK on 1/16 … played the entire fourth quarter at CHA on 3/5, scoring 11 points on 3-of-5 from long distance and 2-of-2 from the free throw line for his highest-scoring period of the season … tied a career high with 2 blocks in a win over CHI on 3/21. 2012-13: Appeared in 56 games (13 starts) in first NBA season with NYK and averaged 8.7 points and 2.1 rebounds over 15.4 minutes … in his second career start on 12/17 vs. HOU, scored 29 points on 11-of-19 shooting (including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line) in 28 minutes on the floor …in last two games of the season, scored 32 points (4/15 at CHA) and career-high 33 points (4/17 vs. ATL) … in those two games, he shot 26-of-54 (5-12 from behind the arc) and grabbed 10 rebounds … pulled down a career-high 9 rebounds on 4/9 vs. WAS … in the last month of the regular season, he scored in double figures in seven of the 10 games and averaged 15.0 points while shooting 57-of-116 (.491), earning him the NBA’s Rookie of the Month Award for April. 2006-07: In his first year as a professional, he played in 19 games off the bench with the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA’s D-League … over 19.4 minutes per game, he averaged 10.1 points and was 42-of-91 (.462) from beyond the arc.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (21 games, 0 starts) ... 2014: Averaged 3.0 points while shooting 42.9% from the field in 12 appearances off the bench as the Pacers reached the Eastern Conference Finals … saw most playing time in the First Round series against ATL and averaged 3.6 points in 10.1 minutes while shooting 44.4% from 3-point range (4-of-9) … sank a pair of threes for 6 points and blocked a career-high 3 shots in Game 5 vs. ATL on 4/28 … played in four games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against WAS and averaged 3.0 points while shooting 57.1% (4-of-7) from the field … recorded his best scoring output of the postseason with 9 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field in Game 5 against WAS on 5/13 … 2013: Averaged 4.1 points and 1.0 rebounds over nine games (1 start) while shooting 47.8% from three … averaged 6.2 points per game in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against IND … posted playoff career highs with 13 points and 4 rebounds in Game 5 on 5/16.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER ... 2010-12: Veteran of overseas play, spent two years (2010-12) with Okapi Aalstar in Belguim … with Okapi Aalstar, averaged 18.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 31.4 minutes over 63 games … participated in the 2012 EuroChallenge and averaged 20.1 points over 11 games … 2008-10: Spent two seasons in Germany playing for TBB Trier … in 67 games, averaged 15.0 points and 4.8 rebounds over 30.9 minutes … 2007-08: In his first season overseas with Torrons Vicens in Spain, averaged 4.0 points in four games.

COLLEGE ... Four-year letterman at Colorado … averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds over 113 games in his college career … had six 20+ scoring games … went 117-of-324 (.361) from beyond the arc … 2005-06: Helped lead the Buffaloes to an NIT appearance … averaged 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds over 24.3 minutes in 30 games (28 starts) … led CU to 20-10 mark … led team in blocks with 32 … scored season-high 22 points vs. Kansas on 1/11/06 … 2004-05: Averaged 11.7 points and was named to Big 12 All-Improved Team … recorded the only three double-doubles of his career … scored a career-high 25 points at Richmond on 1/4 … 2003-04: Helped lead team to a NIT berth … played in 27 of Buffs’ 28 games with 2.9 points over 9.2 minutes per game … 2002-03: Helped lead team to an NCAA Tournament appearance … scored season-high 17 points at Missouri on 2/1.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks on 7/16/12 … signed as a free agent with the Pacers on 7/14/13 … signed by the Bucks on 7/29/15.

PERSONAL ... Full name is Christopher Stephen Copeland … earned Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Colorado in August 2009 … averaged 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks at Hermitage (Va.) High School … led Hermitage to a 24-3 record and the Colonial District Championship in his junior and senior years … 2002 Colonial District MVP … played on Richmond Pro-Am Club Team coached by Pistons great Ben Wallace … enjoys movies and listening to music in his spare time … on Twitter as @OptimusCope.

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