Cincinnati Royals Regular Season Rosters

1969-1970 Cincinnati Royals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Wally Anderzunas F 6-7 220 0 Creighton 1968 Rnd 6 Pick 6 United States
Tiny Archibald PG 6-1 150 0 UTEP 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 13 Holy Cross 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Connie Dierking C 6-9 222 8 Cincinnati 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bill Dinwiddie F 6-7 220 2 New Mexico Highlands 1966 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Fred Foster SF 6-5 210 1 Miami (OH) 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Herm Gilliam G 6-3 190 0 Purdue 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Johnny Green SF 6-5 200 10 Michigan State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Jim King G 6-2 175 6 Tulsa 1963 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Charlie Paulk PF 6-8 219 1 Northeastern State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Luther Rackley C 6-10 220 0 Xavier 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Oscar Robertson G 6-5 220 9 Cincinnati 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Flynn Robinson G 6-1 185 3 Wyoming 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Adrian Smith PG 6-1 180 8 Kentucky 1958 Rnd 15 Pick 1 United States
Ulas Thompson - - - 0 Wiley 1970 Rnd 5 Pick 5 United States
Bill Turner F 6-7 220 2 Akron 1967 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Tom Van Arsdale GF 6-5 202 4 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Norm Van Lier PG 6-1 173 0 St. Francis (PA) 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States

1969-1970 Cincinnati Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. Van Lier O. Robertson J. Green T. Van Arsdale C. Dierking
Rotation B. Cousy H. Gilliam F. Foster   L. Rackley
Rotation     W. Anderzunas    
Lim PT   J. King B. Turner    

1969-1970 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks60-22-
2Milwaukee Bucks56-264
3Baltimore Bullets50-3210
4Philadelphia Sixers42-4018
5Cincinnati Royals36-4624
6Boston Celtics34-4826
7Detroit Pistons31-5129

1969-1970 Cincinnati Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Oscar Robertson Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1970)
Tom Van Arsdale Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1970)

1969-1970 Cincinnati Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Oscar Robertson 69 41.5 25.3 6.1 8.1
Tom Van Arsdale 71 35.8 22.8 6.5 2.2
Connie Dierking 76 32.2 16.7 8.2 2.2
Johnny Green 78 29.2 15.6 10.8 1.4
Fred Foster 74 28.1 14.8 4.2 1.4
Norm Van Lier 81 35.7 9.5 5.0 6.2
Luther Rackley 66 19.0 7.6 5.7 0.8
Bill Turner 69 15.9 7.2 4.2 0.6
Herm Gilliam 57 20.4 7.5 3.8 3.1
Adrian Smith 32 14.2 5.4 1.0 1.4
Wally Anderzunas 44 8.4 3.6 1.9 0.2
Jim King 31 9.2 2.9 1.5 1.4
Jerry Lucas 4 29.5 10.2 11.2 2.2
Bob Cousy 7 4.9 0.7 0.7 1.4

1969-1970 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.

Herm Gilliam was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Herm Gilliam signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1969.

Luther Rackley was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Luther Rackley signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1969.

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.

Acquired via Trade

Wally Anderzunas was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Atlanta Hawks on October 12, 1969.

Bob Cousy was acquired in a sign and trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Boston Celtics on November 18, 1969.

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.

Jim King was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Golden State Warriors on October 25, 1969.

Bill Turner was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Golden State Warriors on October 25, 1969.

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

Norm Van Lier was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Chicago Bulls on October 12, 1969.

Acquired via Free Agency

Johnny Green signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cincinnati Royals on September 23, 1969.