Chris LaCruz

Fireballs  PG  6'6  208lbs  27 y.o.

30.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 9.7 APG, 2.80 SPG, 1.00 BPG, 41.9 MPG, 21.0 PER
Wingspan: 6'9
Shoots: Right
Drafted: #3, Stars, 2017 (Age: 20)
Years Pro: 7
College: Kansas
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Contract: 3 (Expires End: 2026)
Tenure Rights: 7
Salary: $24,000,000
ScorerPlaymakerDistributorBall Wizard

Per Game

Season Age Tm G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2024 27Fireballs101041.911.223.70.4733.07.30.4118.216.40.5000.5364.85.80.8281.34.35.69.72.801.003.602.630.2
2023 26Fireballs787839.412.024.40.4932.35.80.3889.718.50.5260.5395.06.10.8221.73.95.69.21.210.672.642.831.3
2022 25Fireballs828237.79.820.50.4772.25.90.3687.614.60.5210.5304.45.50.8041.53.55.09.51.540.682.222.926.1
2021 24Fireballs818137.29.219.30.4801.95.20.3657.314.00.5230.5294.96.20.7961.43.95.38.31.810.622.912.625.3
2020 23Fireballs565636.89.919.90.4982.35.60.4167.614.20.5310.5574.14.90.8261.63.34.88.91.800.754.292.726.2
2019 22Fireballs565635.28.416.60.5051.84.00.4426.612.60.5250.5593.64.20.8641.54.25.78.41.910.773.522.722.2
2018 21Stars565635.96.516.30.3970.51.60.3086.014.70.4070.4123.74.50.8331.44.15.58.10.860.702.183.317.2
2017 20Stars535335.76.515.80.4130.51.70.3076.014.20.4250.4293.64.30.8461.45.06.46.50.661.022.583.317.2
Career47247237.19.219.40.4721.74.60.3837.414.90.5000.5174.35.20.8211.54.05.48.51.450.732.872.924.4

Totals

Season Age Tm G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2024 27Fireballs10104191122370.47330730.411821640.5000.53648580.8281343569728103626302
2023 26Fireballs7878307393719010.4931774560.38876014450.5260.5393894730.82213330744071994522062202440
2022 25Fireballs8282309480116800.4771794860.36862211940.5210.5303604480.804125289414776126561822342141
2021 24Fireballs8181301674915600.4801544220.36559511380.5230.5293985000.796110318428669147502362122050
2020 23Fireballs5656205955411120.4981313150.4164237970.5310.5572282760.82687183270499101422401501467
2019 22Fireballs565619724709300.505992240.4423717060.5250.5592032350.86484235319473107431971511242
2018 21Stars565620083629120.39728910.3083348210.4070.4122092510.833782283064534839122183961
2017 20Stars535318903468380.41327880.3073197500.4250.4291922270.846742633373463554137173911
Career47247217531433191700.47282521550.383350670150.5000.517202724680.8217041866257040326863461356134911514

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2024 27Fireballs10104199.620.40.4732.66.30.4117.014.10.5000.5364.15.00.8281.13.74.88.32.410.863.092.225.9
2023 26Fireballs7878307311.022.30.4932.15.30.3888.916.90.5260.5394.65.50.8221.63.65.28.41.100.612.412.628.6
2022 25Fireballs828230949.319.50.4772.15.70.3687.213.90.5210.5304.25.20.8041.53.44.89.01.470.652.122.724.9
2021 24Fireballs818130168.918.60.4801.85.00.3657.113.60.5230.5294.86.00.7961.33.85.18.01.750.602.822.524.5
2020 23Fireballs565620599.719.40.4982.35.50.4167.413.90.5310.5574.04.80.8261.53.24.78.71.770.734.202.625.6
2019 22Fireballs565619728.617.00.5051.84.10.4426.812.90.5250.5593.74.30.8641.54.35.88.61.950.783.602.822.7
2018 21Stars565620086.516.40.3970.51.60.3086.014.70.4070.4123.74.50.8331.44.15.58.10.860.702.193.317.2
2017 20Stars535318906.616.00.4130.51.70.3076.114.30.4250.4293.74.30.8461.45.06.46.60.671.032.613.317.4
Career47247236.08.918.80.4721.74.40.3837.214.40.5000.5174.25.10.8211.43.85.38.31.40.72.82.823.6

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
202326Fireballs6642.816.331.70.5162.77.20.37213.724.50.5580.5585.77.20.7911.55.36.88.71.671.172.673.041.0
202124Fireballs5538.211.422.00.5183.46.80.5008.015.20.5260.5953.84.80.7922.03.65.65.42.200.202.203.430.0
202023Fireballs191937.19.320.40.4551.75.40.3247.515.00.5020.4973.64.30.8291.63.75.48.01.420.473.372.923.8
201922Fireballs7731.75.913.30.4411.12.60.4444.710.70.4400.4843.13.40.9170.92.43.312.10.860.712.142.916.0
201720Stars3339.06.319.30.3280.32.30.1436.017.00.3530.3363.73.71.0001.75.37.07.71.331.002.004.016.7
Career404037.39.821.00.4671.95.10.3687.915.90.4980.5113.94.60.8371.53.95.48.51.450.632.803.125.3

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
202326Fireballs66257981900.51616430.372821470.5580.55834430.79193241521071618246
202124Fireballs55191571100.51817340.50040760.5260.59519240.792101828271111117150
202023Fireballs19197041763870.455331020.3241432850.5020.49768820.82931711021522796456453
201922Fireballs7722241930.4418180.44433750.4400.48422240.9176172385651520112
201720Stars3311719580.328170.14318510.3530.33611111.00051621234361250
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Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
202326Fireballs6625713.726.60.5162.26.00.37211.520.60.5580.5584.86.00.7911.34.55.77.31.400.982.242.534.5
202124Fireballs5519110.720.70.5183.26.40.5007.514.30.5260.5953.64.50.7921.93.45.35.12.070.192.073.228.3
202023Fireballs19197049.019.80.4551.75.20.3247.314.60.5020.4973.54.20.8291.63.65.27.81.380.463.272.923.2
201922Fireballs772226.615.10.4411.32.90.4445.412.20.4400.4843.63.90.9171.02.83.713.80.970.812.433.218.2
201720Stars331175.817.80.3280.32.20.1435.515.70.3530.3363.43.41.0001.54.96.57.11.230.921.853.715.4
Career0000000000000.336000000000000

Advanced

Season Age Tm G GS MP PER EWA OWS DWS WS WS/48 BPM VORP ORtg DRtg TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2024 27Fireballs101041921.03.00.70.61.30.1474.90.7116.8112.50.5750.3080.2453.010.16.625.33.01.612.127.8
2023 26Fireballs7878307324.915.110.32.512.80.2003.04.1122.4114.40.5780.2400.2494.39.97.126.11.51.48.931.4
2022 25Fireballs8282309422.812.09.71.911.70.1812.23.3121.0114.10.5700.2890.2674.19.26.728.82.01.38.828.6
2021 24Fireballs8181301623.212.49.63.513.10.2093.24.1119.1107.60.5760.2710.3213.610.47.027.52.41.211.728.6
2020 23Fireballs5656205922.95.58.41.710.00.2340.00.0115.6110.60.5950.2830.2484.29.46.728.22.41.616.329.9
2019 22Fireballs5656197222.45.07.72.710.40.2530.00.0116.9105.90.6010.2410.2534.411.98.228.22.61.516.030.3
2018 21Stars5656200817.71.83.71.75.40.1280.00.0102.5104.60.4700.1000.2753.911.27.628.01.31.210.724.7
2017 20Stars5353189017.31.53.31.04.30.1090.00.0100.4104.80.4860.1050.2713.110.77.017.90.71.412.719.5

Court Statistics

Season Age Tm G GS MP +/- +/- G On Off PG% SG% SF% PF% C%
2024 27Fireballs101041950.53-10100.0
2023 26Fireballs787830732112.717916100.0
2022 25Fireballs82823094-15-0.229-9291.88.2
2021 24Fireballs818130163444.2308-7693.26.8
2020 23Fireballs565620592584.6128-3892.47.6
2019 22Fireballs565619721783.226-7249.550.5
2018 21Stars565620082143.800
2017 20Stars5353189000.000

Shot Locations

Shot Preference % At Rim Close Mid Long 3PT
Season Age Tm G GS MP AtRim Close Mid Long 3P FGM FGA FG% FGM FGA FG% FGM FGA FG% FGM FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P%
2024 27Fireballs101041926.613.117.312.230.83.86.3.6031.43.1.4522.14.1.5120.92.9.3103.07.3.411
2023 26Fireballs7878307333.112.417.912.724.05.28.1.6411.63.0.5451.84.4.4061.23.1.3782.35.8.388
2022 25Fireballs8282309427.413.616.114.028.93.75.6.6611.22.8.4321.43.3.4371.22.9.4302.25.9.368
2021 24Fireballs8181301630.118.810.613.327.13.75.8.6321.83.6.5001.02.0.5060.82.6.3221.95.2.365
2020 23Fireballs5656205929.212.812.317.428.33.65.8.6151.02.5.4081.32.4.5401.63.4.4722.35.6.416
2019 22Fireballs5656197226.79.914.924.424.12.64.4.5850.91.6.5651.32.5.5111.84.1.4541.84.0.442
2018 21StarsNo Data Available
2017 20StarsNo Data Available

Clutch Stats

Play Types

PnR Ball Handler PnR Roll Man Isolation Transition Spot Up Off Screen Hand Off Post Up Cut Putback
Season Age Tm G GS MP Plays Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG Pos PTS PPP eFG
2024 27Fireballs1010419293105860.820.41200068610.900.48353831.570.86326291.120.59116110.690.400451.250.50010121.200.667540.800.400681.330.750

Hustle Stats

Season Age Tm G GS MP Screen Assists SAPG Deflections DFPG Contested Shots CSPG Loose Balls Rcvd LBRPG Charges Drawn CDPG
2024 27Fireballs101041900.0171.7757.580.820.2

Awards Total

Award Totals
MVPs 1
Rookie of the Year 1
GM's Player of the Year 1
All-JBL 1st Team 4
All-JBL 2nd Team 1
All-Star Games 4

Awards

Season Award Team
2023 Most Valuable PlayerFireballs
2023 GM's Player of the YearFireballs
2023 All-JBL 1st TeamFireballs
2022 All-JBL 2nd TeamFireballs
2021 All-JBL 1st TeamFireballs
2020 All-JBL 1st TeamFireballs
2019 All-JBL 1st TeamFireballs
2017 Rookie of the YearStars
2017 All-Rookie 1st TeamStars

Stats Achievements

Stat Season Career
Triple Doubles 0 13
Double Doubles 6187
60 Point Games 01
50 Point Games 07
40 Point Games 138
30 Point Games 5154
20 Rebound Games 00
20 Assist Games 02
10 Steal Games 00
10 Block Games 00
10 3PM Games 00

Transactions

Season Day Description
2023 85 Signed contract extension with Fireballs for $24,000,000 per year for 3 years.
2023 75 Fireballs PG Chris LaCruz returned from sore foot. He was out 7 days.
2023 68 Suffered injury (sore foot). Expected to be out 7 days.
2022 Playoffs - 202 Fireballs PG Chris LaCruz suffered an injury (broken toe). He will be out around 4-6 weeks (40 days).
2021 66 Fireballs PG Chris LaCruz returned from sore ankle. He was out 2 days.
2021 64 Fireballs PG Chris LaCruz suffered an injury (sore ankle). He will be out day to day.
2021 39 Fireballs PG Chris LaCruz returned from sore neck. He was out 2 days.
2021 37 Fireballs PG Chris LaCruz suffered an injury (sore neck) during the Day 37 Thunder-Fireballs game. He will be out day to day.
2019 Offseason The Superstars traded Chris LaCruz to the Fireballs for Tyler Davis and Antoine Peeler.
2017 97 Returned from injury (sprained wrist).
2017 90 Suffered injury (sprained wrist). Expected to be out 7 days.
2017 Offseason Drafted at #3 by the Stars.

Salary History

Season Salary Description
2017 $5,000,000 Signed rookie scale deal with Nashville Stars
2018 $5,000,000
2019 $5,000,000
2020 $5,000,000
2021 $5,000,000
2022 $20,000,000 Signed contract extension with Los Angeles Fireballs
2023 $20,000,000
2024 $24,000,000 Signed contract extension with Los Angeles Fireballs
2025 $24,000,000
2026 $24,000,000
Total $137,000,000

Players Similar Over Career

Score Player
0.176 Scott Denson
0.223 Dee O'Neil
0.225 Kelland McLean
0.227 Andre Battle
0.234 Adam Harrington

Players Similar This Season

Score Player Year
0.111 Chris LaCruz 2021
0.112 Tyson Kuberka 2015
0.118 Devon Harrell 2023
0.144 Chris LaCruz 2020
0.205 Chris LaCruz 2019
0.229 Tyson Kuberka 2020
0.231 Tyson Kuberka 2017
0.231 Quinton Ledoux 2017
0.237 Tyson Kuberka 2021
0.247 Chris LaCruz 2022

Scouting Report

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Media Description

Athletic distributing superstar playmaking/shot creating guard

Personality

Leader

Player Traits

Acts as floor general
Breaks ankles
Catches fire
Dictates tempo
Draws the double team
Gets superstar referee calls
Ice in his veins
Mentally strong
Plays pick-and-roll
Throws the alley-oop
Uses the crossover

Fan Popularity

Idolised

Relationships

Decent relationship with TJ Holloway
Decent relationship with Reggie Coleman
Decent relationship with Keemar Campbell