Buffalo Braves Regular Season Rosters

1974-1975 Buffalo Braves Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Kenny Charles SG 6-3 180 1 Fordham 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 3 Trinidad and Tobago
Ernie DiGregorio PG 6-0 180 1 Providence 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Bernie Harris PF 6-10 200 0 VCU 1974 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 4 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Jack Marin GF 6-7 200 8 Duke 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 2 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Tom McMillen PF 6-11 215 0 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Jim McMillian SF 6-5 215 4 Columbia 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Paul Ruffner FC 6-10 225 2 Brigham Young 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
Dale Schlueter C 6-10 255 6 Colorado State 1967 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
Randy Smith GF 6-3 180 3 Buffalo State 1970 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Jim Washington PF 6-6 210 9 Villanova 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Bob Weiss SG 6-2 180 9 Penn State 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Lee Winfield PG 6-2 175 5 North Texas 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States

1974-1975 Buffalo Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Charles R. Smith J. McMillian G. Heard B. McAdoo
Rotation L. Winfield B. Weiss J. Marin   D. Schlueter
Lim PT E. DiGregorio     P. Ruffner  
Lim PT       J. Washington  

1974-1975 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics60-22-
2Buffalo Braves49-3311
3New York Knicks40-4220
4Philadelphia Sixers34-4826

1974-1975 Buffalo Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob McAdoo Most Valuable Player (1975)
Bob McAdoo All-NBA First Team (1975)
Bob McAdoo Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1975)

1974-1975 Buffalo Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bob McAdoo 82 43.2 34.5 14.1 2.2 1.1 2.1
Randy Smith 82 36.6 17.8 4.2 6.5 1.7 0.0
Jack Marin 81 26.5 11.8 4.5 1.6 0.6 0.2
Jim McMillian 62 34.4 14.3 6.2 2.5 1.1 0.2
Gar Heard 67 32.1 11.1 9.9 2.8 1.6 1.8
Kenny Charles 79 21.4 7.6 2.1 2.2 1.1 0.3
Lee Winfield 68 18.5 5.5 1.9 2.0 0.6 0.4
Dale Schlueter 76 12.7 3.5 3.5 1.4 0.2 0.6
Bob Weiss 76 17.6 3.4 1.4 3.4 1.1 0.2
Ernie DiGregorio 31 23.0 7.8 1.5 4.9 0.6 0.0
Jim Washington 42 16.0 4.2 4.7 1.0 0.3 0.3
Paul Ruffner 22 4.7 2.0 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.1
Bernie Harris 11 2.3 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.1

1974-1975 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.

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

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

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.

Dale Schlueter was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Atlanta Hawks on August 29, 1974.

Jim Washington was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Atlanta Hawks on January 8, 1975.

Bob Weiss was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Chicago Bulls on September 4, 1974.

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.