Buffalo Braves Regular Season Rosters

1973-1974 Buffalo Braves Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Kenny Charles SG 6-3 180 0 Fordham 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 3 Trinidad and Tobago
Ernie DiGregorio PG 6-0 180 0 Providence 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Jim Garvin F 6-7 200 0 Boston University 1973 Rnd 17 Pick 2 United States
Matt Guokas GF 6-5 175 7 Saint Joseph's 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 3 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Bob Kauffman FC 6-8 240 5 Guilford 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Kevin Kunnert FC 7-0 230 0 Iowa 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Mike Macaluso SF 6-5 210 0 Canisius 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
Jack Marin GF 6-7 200 7 Duke 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 1 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Jim McMillian SF 6-5 215 3 Columbia 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Paul Ruffner FC 6-10 225 1 Brigham Young 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
Randy Smith GF 6-3 180 2 Buffalo State 1970 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Lee Winfield PG 6-2 175 4 North Texas 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Dave Wohl PG 6-2 185 2 Pennsylvania 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States

1973-1974 Buffalo Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. DiGregorio R. Smith J. McMillian G. Heard B. McAdoo
Rotation L. Winfield K. Charles   B. Kauffman  
Lim PT     J. Marin P. Ruffner  
Lim PT     M. Guokas    
Lim PT     M. Macaluso    

1973-1974 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics56-26-
2New York Knicks49-337
3Buffalo Braves42-4014
4Philadelphia Sixers25-5731

1973-1974 Buffalo Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob McAdoo All-NBA Second Team (1974)
Ernie DiGregorio Rookie Of The Year (1974)
Ernie DiGregorio All-Rookie First Team (1974)
Bob McAdoo Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)

1973-1974 Buffalo Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bob McAdoo 74 43.0 30.6 15.1 2.3 1.2 3.3
Jim McMillian 82 40.5 18.6 7.4 3.1 1.6 0.3
Randy Smith 82 33.5 15.5 3.8 4.7 2.5 0.0
Gar Heard 81 35.7 15.3 11.7 2.2 1.7 2.8
Ernie DiGregorio 81 35.9 15.2 2.7 8.2 0.7 0.1
Bob Kauffman 74 17.6 6.1 4.4 1.9 0.5 0.2
Jack Marin 27 25.2 13.4 4.5 1.7 0.9 0.7
Kenny Charles 59 11.7 3.9 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.2
Dave Wohl 41 14.8 4.0 0.7 3.1 0.8 0.0
Matt Guokas 27 20.3 4.9 1.5 2.6 0.7 0.2
Kevin Kunnert 39 8.7 2.8 2.7 0.6 0.1 0.6
Lee Winfield 36 12.0 3.0 1.2 1.3 0.4 0.1
Mike Macaluso 30 3.7 1.6 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.0
Paul Ruffner 20 2.5 1.5 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1
Jim Garvin 6 1.8 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0

1973-1974 Buffalo Braves Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Kenny Charles was selected as the #3 pick in the 3 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Kenny Charles signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1973.

Ernie DiGregorio was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Ernie DiGregorio signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Braves on April 24, 1973.

Mike Macaluso was selected as the #2 pick in the 6 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Mike Macaluso signed a contract with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1973.

Bob McAdoo was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Bob McAdoo signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1972.

Randy Smith was selected as the #2 pick in the 14 Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Randy Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1971.

Acquired via Trade

Matt Guokas was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Houston Rockets on February 1, 1974.

Gar Heard was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Chicago Bulls on September 10, 1973.

Bob Kauffman was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Philadelphia Sixers on May 12, 1970. Bob Kauffman re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1970.

Jack Marin was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Houston Rockets on February 1, 1974.

Jim McMillian was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Los Angeles Lakers on September 17, 1973.

Acquired via Free Agency

Paul Ruffner signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Braves on September 11, 1973.

Lee Winfield signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Braves on November 27, 1973.