Buffalo Braves Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 Buffalo Braves Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Adams SF 6-6 210 5 Northwestern 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 1 United States
Kenny Charles SG 6-3 180 2 Fordham 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 3 Trinidad and Tobago
Ernie DiGregorio PG 6-0 180 2 Providence 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Dick Gibbs GF 6-5 210 4 UTEP 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 5 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Steve Kuberski FC 6-8 215 6 Bradley 1969 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Jack Marin GF 6-7 200 9 Duke 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 3 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 5 Columbia 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Dale Schlueter C 6-10 255 7 Colorado State 1967 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
John Shumate FC 6-9 235 1 Notre Dame 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Randy Smith GF 6-3 180 4 Buffalo State 1970 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Tom Van Arsdale GF 6-5 202 10 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Jim Washington PF 6-6 210 10 Villanova 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Bob Weiss SG 6-2 180 10 Penn State 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States

1975-1976 Buffalo Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. DiGregorio K. Charles R. Smith J. McMillian B. McAdoo
Rotation   B. Weiss D. Adams   D. Schlueter
Rotation     D. Gibbs    
Lim PT       T. McMillen  
Lim PT       J. Shumate  

1975-1976 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics54-28-
2Philadelphia Sixers46-368
3Buffalo Braves46-368
4New York Knicks38-4416

1975-1976 Buffalo Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Randy Smith All-NBA Second Team (1976)
John Shumate All-Rookie First Team (1976)
Bob McAdoo Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1976)
Randy Smith Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1976)

1975-1976 Buffalo Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bob McAdoo 78 42.7 31.1 12.4 4.0 1.2 2.1
Randy Smith 82 38.6 21.8 5.1 5.9 1.9 0.0
Jim McMillian 74 35.3 15.8 5.3 2.8 1.2 0.2
Kenny Charles 81 27.7 10.1 2.7 2.5 1.5 0.6
Gar Heard 50 30.5 9.9 10.2 2.5 1.3 1.1
Ernie DiGregorio 67 20.4 6.7 1.7 4.0 0.6 0.0
John Shumate 32 32.7 12.2 9.8 2.0 1.2 0.6
Dick Gibbs 72 12.0 4.7 1.5 0.7 0.2 0.2
Tom McMillen 50 14.2 4.7 3.7 1.4 0.1 0.1
Bob Weiss 66 15.1 3.2 1.0 2.3 0.7 0.2
Dale Schlueter 71 10.9 2.5 3.2 1.1 0.2 0.2
Don Adams 56 12.6 3.1 2.6 1.3 0.5 0.1
Jack Marin 12 23.2 9.1 3.3 1.9 0.6 0.5
Steve Kuberski 10 8.5 1.7 2.5 0.3 0.1 0.2
Jim Washington 1 7.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

1975-1976 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.

Tom McMillen was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Tom McMillen signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Braves on June 2, 1975.

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

Dick Gibbs was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Washington Wizards on July 30, 1975.

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.

John Shumate was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Phoenix Suns on February 1, 1976.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Don Adams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Braves on December 5, 1975.

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