Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Atlanta Hawks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tom Burleson C 7-2 225 7 NC State 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
14 Charlie Criss G 5-8 165 4 New Mexico State 1970 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  John Drew GF 6-6 205 7 Gardner-Webb 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
34 Mike Glenn G 6-2 175 4 Southern Illinois 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Steve Hawes C 6-9 220 7 Washington 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
3 Eddie Johnson, Jr. G 6-2 180 4 Auburn 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
  Rudy Macklin PF 6-7 205 0 LSU 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
1 Wes Matthews G 6-1 170 1 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 6 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Sam Pellom PF 6-9 225 2 Buffalo State 1978 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
30 Tree Rollins C 7-1 235 4 Clemson 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Dan Roundfield PF 6-8 205 5 Central Michigan 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Craig Shelton SF 6-7 210 1 Georgetown 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
  Rory Sparrow G 6-2 175 1 Villanova 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
  Freeman Williams GF 6-4 190 3 Portland State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Al Wood GF 6-6 193 0 North Carolina 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States

1981-1982 Atlanta Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sparrow E. Johnson, Jr. J. Drew D. Roundfield T. Rollins
Rotation   M. Glenn   T. McMillen S. Hawes
Rotation   W. Matthews   R. Macklin  
Lim PT J. McElroy   F. Williams S. Pellom T. Burleson

1981-1982 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks55-27-
2Atlanta Hawks42-4013
3Detroit Pistons39-4316
4Indiana Pacers35-4720
5Chicago Bulls34-4821
6Cleveland Cavaliers15-6740

1981-1982 Atlanta Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Eddie Johnson, Jr. Player Of The Week (02/21/82)
Dan Roundfield Player Of The Week (11/22/81)
Dan Roundfield All-NBA Defensive First Team (1982)
Dan Roundfield Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1982)

1981-1982 Atlanta Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
John Drew 70 29.1 18.5 5.4 1.4 0.9 0.0 2.5
Eddie Johnson, Jr. 68 34.0 17.8 2.8 5.3 1.5 0.2 2.7
Dan Roundfield 61 36.3 18.6 11.8 2.7 1.0 1.5 3.0
Rory Sparrow 82 31.8 10.5 2.7 5.2 1.1 0.2 1.8
Tom McMillen 73 24.5 9.9 4.6 1.8 0.3 0.3 1.7
Rudy Macklin 79 19.2 7.0 3.3 0.6 0.5 0.3 1.4
Tree Rollins 79 25.5 6.1 7.7 0.7 0.4 2.8 1.0
Steve Hawes 49 26.9 9.3 6.5 2.9 0.7 0.7 1.8
Mike Glenn 49 17.0 7.7 1.2 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.6
Wes Matthews 47 17.8 6.9 1.2 3.0 1.1 0.0 1.3
Sam Pellom 69 15.0 4.2 3.3 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.8
Charlie Criss 27 20.4 8.7 1.4 2.8 0.9 0.1 1.1
Jim McElroy 20 17.4 6.7 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.1 1.1
Freeman Williams 23 8.2 4.8 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.8
Al Wood 19 12.5 4.8 2.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.6
Craig Shelton 4 5.2 1.2 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

1981-1982 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.

Rudy Macklin was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Rudy Macklin signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks on September 1, 1981.

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.

Acquired via Trade

Steve Hawes was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the Portland Trail Blazers on August 5, 1976. Steve Hawes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on June 5, 1981.

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.

Rory Sparrow was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the New Jersey Nets on August 11, 1981.

Freeman Williams was acquired in a trade by the Atlanta Hawks from the San Diego Clippers on January 20, 1982.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

Mike Glenn signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on October 12, 1981.

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 with the Atlanta Hawks on June 9, 1978. Dan Roundfield re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks on May 1, 1981.

1981-1982 Atlanta Hawks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ted Turner Owner 1976-1977 N/A
Stan Kasten General Manager 1979-1980 N/A
Kevin Loughery Head Coach 1981-1982 Head Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 1973 to 1981)
Brendan Suhr Assistant Coach 1979-1980 N/A