1981-1982 NBA Awards

* NBA awards back to 1946-1947 season

1981-1982 NBA Most Valuable Player

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Moses Malone Houston Rockets C 6-10 215 26 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 5

1981-1982 NBA Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers PG 6-9 255 22 Michigan State 1979 2

1981-1982 NBA All-NBA First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Larry Bird Boston Celtics SF 6-9 220 25 Indiana State 1978 2
Julius Erving Philadelphia Sixers SF 6-6 200 32 Massachusetts 1972 9
George Gervin San Antonio Spurs GF 6-7 180 29 Eastern Michigan 1974 5
Moses Malone Houston Rockets C 6-10 215 26 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 5
Gus Williams Seattle SuperSonics G 6-2 175 28 USC 1975 5

1981-1982 NBA All-NBA Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Alex English Denver Nuggets SF 6-7 190 28 South Carolina 1976 5
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers PG 6-9 255 22 Michigan State 1979 2
Bernard King Golden State Warriors SF 6-7 205 25 Tennessee 1977 4
Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks SG 6-3 180 24 Arkansas 1979 2
Robert Parish Boston Celtics C 7-0 230 28 Centenary 1976 4

1981-1982 NBA Player Of The Month

Player Team Conference Month Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Alex English Denver Nuggets March SF 6-7 190 28 South Carolina 1976 5
Moses Malone Houston Rockets February C 6-10 215 26 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 5
Larry Bird Boston Celtics January SF 6-9 220 25 Indiana State 1978 2
Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks December SG 6-3 180 24 Arkansas 1979 2
Julius Erving Philadelphia Sixers November SF 6-6 200 32 Massachusetts 1972 9

1981-1982 NBA Player Of The Week

Player Team Conference Date Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Ray Williams New Jersey Nets Apr 18, 1982 G 6-3 188 27 Minnesota 1977 4
Billy Ray Bates Portland Trail Blazers Apr 11, 1982 SG 6-4 210 25 Kentucky State 1978 3
Jack Sikma Seattle SuperSonics Apr 4, 1982 C 6-11 230 26 Illinois Wesleyan 1977 4
Moses Malone Houston Rockets Mar 28, 1982 C 6-10 215 26 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 5
Robert Parish Boston Celtics Mar 21, 1982 C 7-0 230 28 Centenary 1976 4
Kelly Tripucka Detroit Pistons Mar 14, 1982 SF 6-6 220 23 Notre Dame 1981 0
George Gervin San Antonio Spurs Mar 7, 1982 GF 6-7 180 29 Eastern Michigan 1974 5
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers Feb 28, 1982 C 7-2 225 34 UCLA 1969 12
Eddie Johnson, Jr. Atlanta Hawks Feb 21, 1982 G 6-2 180 27 Auburn 1977 4
Jay Vincent Dallas Mavericks Feb 14, 1982 F 6-7 220 22 Michigan State 1981 0
Moses Malone Houston Rockets Feb 7, 1982 C 6-10 215 26 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 5
Greg Ballard Washington Bullets Jan 24, 1982 F 6-7 215 27 Oregon 1977 4
Larry Bird Boston Celtics Jan 17, 1982 SF 6-9 220 25 Indiana State 1978 2
Gus Williams Seattle SuperSonics Jan 10, 1982 G 6-2 175 28 USC 1975 5
George Gervin San Antonio Spurs Jan 3, 1982 GF 6-7 180 29 Eastern Michigan 1974 5
Larry Bird Boston Celtics Dec 27, 1981 SF 6-9 220 25 Indiana State 1978 2
Bernard King Golden State Warriors Dec 20, 1981 SF 6-7 205 25 Tennessee 1977 4
Artis Gilmore Chicago Bulls Dec 13, 1981 C 7-2 240 32 Jacksonville 1971 5
George Gervin San Antonio Spurs Dec 6, 1981 GF 6-7 180 29 Eastern Michigan 1974 5
Alex English Denver Nuggets Nov 29, 1981 SF 6-7 190 28 South Carolina 1976 5
Dan Roundfield Atlanta Hawks Nov 22, 1981 PF 6-8 205 28 Central Michigan 1975 5
Ron Brewer San Antonio Spurs Nov 15, 1981 G 6-4 180 26 Arkansas 1978 3
Mychal Thompson Portland Trail Blazers Nov 8, 1981 FC 6-10 226 27 Minnesota 1978 3

1981-1982 NBA All-NBA Defensive First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers SG 6-5 170 25 New Mexico 1978 3
Dennis Johnson Phoenix Suns PG 6-4 185 27 Pepperdine 1976 5
Caldwell Jones Philadelphia Sixers FC 6-11 216 31 Albany State (GA) 1973 7
Bobby Jones Philadelphia Sixers SF 6-9 210 30 North Carolina 1974 5
Dan Roundfield Atlanta Hawks PF 6-8 205 28 Central Michigan 1975 5

1981-1982 NBA All-NBA Defensive Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Larry Bird Boston Celtics SF 6-9 220 25 Indiana State 1978 2
Quinn Buckner Milwaukee Bucks G 6-3 190 27 Indiana 1976 5
Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks SG 6-3 180 24 Arkansas 1979 2
Lonnie Shelton Seattle SuperSonics FC 6-8 240 26 Oregon State 1976 5
Jack Sikma Seattle SuperSonics C 6-11 230 26 Illinois Wesleyan 1977 4

1981-1982 NBA Rookie Of The Year

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Buck Williams New Jersey Nets PF 6-8 215 21 Maryland 1981 0

1981-1982 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Jeff Ruland Washington Bullets C 6-10 240 23 Iona 1980 0
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons PG 6-1 180 20 Indiana 1981 0
Kelly Tripucka Detroit Pistons SF 6-6 220 23 Notre Dame 1981 0
Jay Vincent Dallas Mavericks F 6-7 220 22 Michigan State 1981 0
Buck Williams New Jersey Nets PF 6-8 215 21 Maryland 1981 0

1981-1982 NBA Rookie Of The Month

Player Team Conference Month Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Kelly Tripucka Detroit Pistons March SF 6-6 220 23 Notre Dame 1981 0
Jay Vincent Dallas Mavericks March F 6-7 220 22 Michigan State 1981 0
Jay Vincent Dallas Mavericks February F 6-7 220 22 Michigan State 1981 0
Buck Williams New Jersey Nets February PF 6-8 215 21 Maryland 1981 0
Tom Chambers San Diego Clippers January PF 6-10 220 22 Utah 1981 0
Jeff Ruland Washington Bullets January C 6-10 240 23 Iona 1980 0
Kelly Tripucka Detroit Pistons December SF 6-6 220 23 Notre Dame 1981 0
Jay Vincent Dallas Mavericks December F 6-7 220 22 Michigan State 1981 0
Mark Aguirre Dallas Mavericks November SF 6-6 232 22 DePaul 1981 0
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons November PG 6-1 180 20 Indiana 1981 0

1981-1982 NBA NBA & ABA Comeback Player of the Year

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Gus Williams Seattle SuperSonics G 6-2 175 28 USC 1975 5

1981-1982 NBA J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Kent Benson Detroit Pistons C 6-10 235 27 Indiana 1977 4

1981-1982 NBA Coach of the Year

Player Team Age Nationality
Gene Shue Washington Wizards N/A N/A

1981-1982 NBA Executive of the Year

Player Team Age Nationality
Bob Ferry Washington Wizards 44 United States