Cincinnati Royals Regular Season Rosters

1968-1969 Cincinnati Royals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Zaid Abdul-Aziz FC 6-9 235 0 Iowa State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Connie Dierking C 6-9 222 7 Cincinnati 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bill Dinwiddie F 6-7 220 1 New Mexico Highlands 1966 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Fred Foster SF 6-5 210 0 Miami (OH) 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Pat Frink G 6-4 175 0 Colorado 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Fred Hetzel F 6-8 220 3 Davidson 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jerry Lucas FC 6-8 230 5 Ohio State 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Oscar Robertson G 6-5 220 8 Cincinnati 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Doug Sims F 6-7 185 0 Kent State 1968 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Adrian Smith PG 6-1 180 7 Kentucky 1958 Rnd 15 Pick 1 United States
John Tresvant PF 6-7 215 4 Seattle 1964 Rnd 5 Pick 6 United States
Al Tucker SF 6-8 190 1 Oklahoma Baptist 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Tom Van Arsdale GF 6-5 202 3 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Walt Wesley C 6-11 220 2 Kansas 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1968-1969 Cincinnati Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Smith O. Robertson T. Van Arsdale J. Lucas C. Dierking
Rotation   P. Frink B. Dinwiddie   W. Wesley
Rotation     F. Foster    
Lim PT     A. Tucker    
Lim PT     F. Hetzel    

1968-1969 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Baltimore Bullets57-25-
2Philadelphia Sixers55-272
3New York Knicks54-283
4Boston Celtics48-349
5Cincinnati Royals41-4116
6Detroit Pistons32-5025
7Milwaukee Bucks27-5530

1968-1969 Cincinnati Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Oscar Robertson All-NBA First Team (1969)
Oscar Robertson Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1969)
Jerry Lucas Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1969)
Oscar Robertson All-Star MVP (1969)

1968-1969 Cincinnati Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Oscar Robertson 79 43.8 24.7 6.4 9.8
Tom Van Arsdale 77 39.7 19.4 4.6 2.7
Jerry Lucas 74 41.6 18.3 18.4 4.1
Connie Dierking 82 31.0 16.3 9.0 2.7
Adrian Smith 73 18.3 9.6 1.4 1.7
Walt Wesley 82 16.3 7.6 4.9 0.6
John Tresvant 51 33.0 11.9 8.2 2.0
Fred Hetzel 31 22.1 11.9 4.5 0.9
Al Tucker 28 22.4 10.8 4.4 0.7
Bill Dinwiddie 69 14.9 4.2 3.5 0.8
Fred Foster 56 8.9 3.4 1.1 0.6
Pat Frink 48 7.6 2.6 0.9 1.1
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 20 5.4 1.9 1.6 0.2
Doug Sims 4 3.0 1.0 1.0 0.0

1968-1969 Cincinnati Royals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Fred Foster was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Fred Foster signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1968.

Pat Frink was selected as the #5 pick in the 3 Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Pat Frink signed a contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1968.

Oscar Robertson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Oscar Robertson signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1960.

Adrian Smith was selected as the #1 pick in the 15 Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Adrian Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on March 27, 1961.

Walt Wesley was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Walt Wesley signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1966.

Acquired via Trade

Connie Dierking was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Golden State Warriors on October 20, 1965. Connie Dierking re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cincinnati Royals on August 22, 1968.

Fred Hetzel was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Milwaukee Bucks on January 31, 1969.

Jerry Lucas was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Detroit Pistons on February 1, 1968.

Al Tucker was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Seattle SuperSonics on February 1, 1969.

Tom Van Arsdale was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Detroit Pistons on February 1, 1968.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bill Dinwiddie signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cincinnati Royals on September 23, 1966.