Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Jim Brewer PF 6-9 210 3 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Gary Brokaw G 6-4 178 2 Notre Dame 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Austin Carr G 6-4 200 5 Notre Dame 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Jim Chones FC 6-11 220 2 Marquette 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Jim Cleamons SG 6-3 185 5 Ohio State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Rowland Garrett SF 6-6 210 4 Florida State 1972 Rnd 5 Pick 15 United States
  Mo Howard SG 6-2 170 0 Maryland 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
  John Lambert C 6-10 225 1 USC 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
4 Campy Russell F 6-8 215 2 Michigan 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Bingo Smith GF 6-5 195 7 Tulsa 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Elmore Smith C 7-0 250 5 Kentucky State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Dick Snyder GF 6-5 207 10 Davidson 1966 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Nate Thurmond FC 6-11 225 14 Bowling Green 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Foots Walker PG 6-0 172 2 West Georgia 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Chuckie Williams SG 6-3 180 0 Kansas State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States

1976-1977 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Walker A. Carr C. Russell J. Chones J. Brewer
Rotation     B. Smith   J. Lambert
Rotation     D. Snyder    
Lim PT   C. Williams   N. Thurmond E. Smith
Lim PT   J. Cleamons      
Lim PT   G. Brokaw      

1976-1977 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Houston Rockets49-33-
2Washington Bullets48-341
3San Antonio Spurs44-385
4Cleveland Cavaliers43-396
5New Orleans Jazz35-4714
6Atlanta Hawks31-5118

1976-1977 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jim Brewer All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1977)

1976-1977 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Austin Carr 82 29.4 16.2 2.9 2.7 0.7 0.1
Bingo Smith 81 26.4 14.5 3.9 1.9 0.8 0.4
Campy Russell 70 30.1 16.5 6.0 2.7 1.0 0.3
Jim Chones 82 29.0 12.9 8.4 1.3 0.4 0.9
Dick Snyder 82 20.5 9.3 1.8 2.0 0.5 0.4
Jim Brewer 81 33.0 8.5 9.4 2.4 1.2 1.0
Jim Cleamons 60 34.1 10.4 4.5 5.1 1.1 0.4
Foots Walker 62 19.6 6.5 2.6 4.1 1.3 0.1
Elmore Smith 36 18.8 8.7 6.4 0.4 0.4 2.1
Gary Brokaw 39 15.3 7.2 1.5 3.0 0.4 0.3
Nate Thurmond 49 20.3 5.5 7.6 1.7 0.3 1.7
John Lambert 63 8.8 2.5 2.4 0.5 0.3 0.3
Rowland Garrett 29 7.4 3.4 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.1
Chuckie Williams 22 3.0 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0
Mo Howard 9 3.1 2.3 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.2

1976-1977 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jim Brewer was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jim Brewer signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 1973.

Austin Carr was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Austin Carr signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 1971.

John Lambert was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. John Lambert signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 2, 1975.

Campy Russell was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Campy Russell signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 26, 1974.

Foots Walker was selected as the #2 pick in the 3 Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Foots Walker signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 20, 1974.

Chuckie Williams was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chuckie Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 16, 1976.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Jim Chones, the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 1973 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Los Angeles Lakers on May 17, 1974. Jim Chones signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on May 20, 1974.

Acquired via Trade

Gary Brokaw was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Milwaukee Bucks on January 13, 1977.

Jim Cleamons was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Los Angeles Lakers on August 31, 1972.

Elmore Smith was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Milwaukee Bucks on January 13, 1977.

Dick Snyder was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Seattle SuperSonics on May 27, 1974.

Nate Thurmond was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Chicago Bulls on November 27, 1975.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Bingo Smith was taken in the 1970 Expansion Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the San Diego Rockets on May 11, 1970.

1976-1977 Cleveland Cavaliers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Nick Mileti Owner 1970-1971 N/A
Bill Fitch Head Coach, General Manager 1970-1971 N/A
Joe Tait Radio Broadcaster 1970-1971 N/A