Buffalo Braves Regular Season Rosters

1970-1971 Buffalo Braves Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Nate Bowman C 6-10 230 4 Wichita State 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Emmette Bryant PG 6-1 175 6 DePaul 1964 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
Freddie Crawford SG 6-4 189 4 St. Bonaventure 1963 Rnd 8 Pick 1 United States
Mike Davis G 6-3 185 0 Virginia Union 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
Dick Garrett G 6-3 185 1 Southern Illinois 1969 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Herm Gilliam G 6-3 190 1 Purdue 1968 Rnd 13 Pick 3 United States
Fred Hilton SG 6-3 185 0 Grambling State 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Bill Hosket PF 6-8 225 2 Ohio State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
John Hummer FC 6-9 230 0 Princeton 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
Bob Kauffman FC 6-8 240 2 Guilford 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Paul Long SG 6-2 180 3 Wake Forest 1966 Rnd 15 Pick 1 United States
Craig Love C 6-10 - 0 Ohio 1971 Rnd 8 Pick 2 United States
Mike Lynn F 6-7 215 1 UCLA 1967 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
Don May SF 6-4 200 2 Dayton 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Mike Silliman SF 6-6 225 0 Army 1966 Rnd 8 Pick 1 United States
Elmore Smith C 7-0 250 0 Kentucky State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Cornell Warner FC 6-9 220 0 Jackson State 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Jiff Wilson FC 6-8 225 6 Cincinnati 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1970-1971 Buffalo Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Bryant D. Garrett D. May B. Kauffman J. Hummer
Rotation   H. Gilliam M. Silliman C. Warner N. Bowman
Rotation   M. Davis M. Lynn B. Hosket  
Rotation   P. Long   J. Wilson  

1970-1971 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks52-30-
2Philadelphia Sixers47-355
3Boston Celtics44-388
4Buffalo Braves22-6030

1970-1971 Buffalo Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Kauffman Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1971)

1970-1971 Buffalo Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Kauffman 78 35.6 20.4 10.7 4.5
Don May 76 35.1 20.2 7.5 2.0
Dick Garrett 75 31.7 12.9 3.9 3.5
John Hummer 81 32.6 11.3 8.9 2.0
Herm Gilliam 80 26.0 11.2 4.2 3.6
Mike Davis 73 22.2 11.4 2.6 2.1
Emmette Bryant 73 29.3 10.0 3.6 4.8
Cornell Warner 65 19.9 6.0 7.0 0.8
Jiff Wilson 46 15.5 5.2 5.0 1.0
Nate Bowman 44 11.0 3.1 3.9 0.9
Paul Long 30 7.1 4.5 1.0 0.8
Bill Hosket 13 16.7 8.1 5.8 1.5
Mike Silliman 36 10.2 2.5 1.7 0.6
Freddie Crawford 15 13.5 5.9 2.3 1.6
Mike Lynn 5 5.0 1.4 0.8 0.2

1970-1971 Buffalo Braves Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

John Hummer was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. John Hummer signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1970.

Cornell Warner was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Cornell Warner signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1970.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Mike Silliman, the #1 pick in the 8 Round of the 1966 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Buffalo Braves from the New York Knicks on June 20, 1970. Mike Silliman signed a contract with the Buffalo Braves on June 20, 1970.

Acquired via Trade

Nate Bowman was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the New York Knicks on June 20, 1970.

Mike Davis was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Washington Wizards on March 23, 1970.

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.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Emmette Bryant was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Buffalo Braves from the Boston Celtics on May 11, 1970.

Dick Garrett was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Buffalo Braves from the Los Angeles Lakers on May 11, 1970.

Herm Gilliam was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Buffalo Braves from the Cincinnati Royals on May 11, 1970.

Bill Hosket was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Buffalo Braves from the New York Knicks on May 11, 1970.

Paul Long was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Buffalo Braves from the Detroit Pistons on May 11, 1970.

Mike Lynn was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Buffalo Braves from the Los Angeles Lakers on May 11, 1970.

Don May was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Buffalo Braves from the New York Knicks on May 11, 1970.

Jiff Wilson was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Buffalo Braves from the Philadelphia Sixers on May 11, 1970. Jiff Wilson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Braves on August 11, 1970.