Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tom Burleson C 7-2 225 6 NC State 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Art Collins SG 6-4 185 2 St. Thomas (FL) 1976 Rnd 6 Pick 17 United States
  Don Collins GF 6-6 190 0 Washington State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
14 Charlie Criss G 5-8 165 3 New Mexico State 1970 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  John Drew GF 6-6 205 6 Gardner-Webb 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Steve Hawes C 6-9 220 6 Washington 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Armond Hill PG 6-4 190 4 Princeton 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
3 Eddie Johnson, Jr. G 6-2 180 3 Auburn 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
1 Wes Matthews G 6-1 170 0 Wisconsin 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Jim McElroy PG 6-3 190 0 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Tom McMillen PF 6-11 215 5 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Sam Pellom PF 6-9 225 1 Buffalo State 1978 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
30 Tree Rollins C 7-1 235 3 Clemson 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 4 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Craig Shelton SF 6-7 210 0 Georgetown 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1980-1981 Atlanta Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Johnson, Jr. J. Drew D. Roundfield S. Hawes T. Rollins
Rotation J. McElroy C. Criss C. Shelton T. McMillen T. Burleson
Rotation   A. Collins   S. Pellom  
Lim PT   W. Matthews      

1980-1981 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks60-22-
2Chicago Bulls45-3715
3Indiana Pacers44-3816
4Atlanta Hawks31-5129
5Cleveland Cavaliers28-5432
6Detroit Pistons21-6139

1980-1981 Atlanta Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dan Roundfield Player Of The Week (12/14/80)
Dan Roundfield All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1981)
Dan Roundfield Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1981)

1980-1981 Atlanta Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
John Drew 67 31.0 21.7 5.7 1.2 1.5 0.2 2.9
Eddie Johnson, Jr. 75 35.9 19.1 2.4 5.4 1.7 0.1 2.6
Dan Roundfield 63 33.8 17.6 10.1 2.6 1.2 1.9 2.8
Steve Hawes 74 31.2 12.0 7.6 2.3 1.0 0.4 2.2
Charlie Criss 66 25.9 9.5 1.5 4.3 0.9 0.0 2.0
Don Collins 47 25.2 12.7 4.0 2.4 1.5 0.2 2.3
Tom McMillen 79 19.8 7.4 3.7 0.9 0.3 0.3 1.0
Sam Pellom 77 19.1 5.9 4.6 0.6 0.6 1.2 1.3
Wes Matthews 34 32.5 12.5 2.1 6.2 1.8 0.2 3.3
Tree Rollins 40 26.1 7.0 7.2 0.9 0.7 2.9 1.4
Craig Shelton 55 10.7 4.3 2.5 0.5 0.3 0.1 1.1
Jim McElroy 54 12.6 3.8 0.9 1.6 0.4 0.2 1.5
Armond Hill 24 26.0 5.0 2.1 4.9 1.1 0.1 2.4
Tom Burleson 31 11.7 3.3 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.8
Art Collins 29 13.6 3.2 1.4 0.9 0.4 0.0 1.1

1980-1981 Atlanta Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

John Drew was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. John Drew signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on July 16, 1974. John Drew signed a multi-year extension with the Atlanta Hawks on June 2, 1978.

Eddie Johnson, Jr. was selected as the #5 pick in the 3 Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Eddie Johnson, Jr. signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1977. Eddie Johnson, Jr. signed a multi-year extension with the Atlanta Hawks on November 23, 1977.

Tree Rollins was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Tree Rollins signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on June 10, 1977.

Craig Shelton was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Craig Shelton signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Steve Hawes was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Portland Trail Blazers on August 5, 1976.

Wes Matthews was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Washington Wizards on January 17, 1981.

Jim McElroy was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Detroit Pistons on January 24, 1980.

Tom McMillen was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the New York Knicks on November 14, 1977. Tom McMillen re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

Tom Burleson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on July 8, 1980.

Art Collins signed a contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on February 3, 1981.

Charlie Criss signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on July 25, 1977.

Sam Pellom signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on November 23, 1979.

Dan Roundfield signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on June 9, 1978.

1980-1981 Atlanta Hawks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ted Turner Owner 1976-1977 N/A
Hubie Brown Head Coach 1976-1977 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1972 to 1974)
Mike Fratello Head Coach 1983-1984 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1980 to 1981)
Brendan Suhr Assistant Coach 1979-1980 N/A
Stan Kasten General Manager 1979-1980 N/A