Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Jim Brewer PF 6-9 210 4 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Austin Carr G 6-4 200 6 Notre Dame 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Jim Chones FC 6-11 220 3 Marquette 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 10 Southern Illinois 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Terry Furlow SG 6-4 190 1 Michigan State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Eddie Jordan PG 6-1 170 0 Rutgers 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  John Lambert C 6-10 225 2 USC 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
4 Campy Russell F 6-8 215 3 Michigan 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Bingo Smith GF 6-5 195 8 Tulsa 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Elmore Smith C 7-0 250 6 Kentucky State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Dick Snyder GF 6-5 207 11 Davidson 1966 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Foots Walker PG 6-0 172 3 West Georgia 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States

1977-1978 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Walker A. Carr C. Russell J. Chones E. Smith
Rotation   T. Furlow B. Smith   J. Lambert
Lim PT W. Frazier   D. Snyder J. Brewer  

1977-1978 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs52-30-
2Washington Bullets44-388
3Cleveland Cavaliers43-399
4Atlanta Hawks41-4111
5New Orleans Jazz39-4313
6Houston Rockets28-5424

1977-1978 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Campy Russell 72 35.0 19.4 6.4 3.9 1.2 0.2 2.9
Jim Chones 82 35.4 15.0 10.3 1.6 0.6 0.7 2.2
Austin Carr 82 26.7 12.3 2.3 2.7 0.8 0.2 1.8
Elmore Smith 81 24.6 12.5 8.4 0.7 0.6 2.2 1.7
Bingo Smith 82 19.3 10.3 2.5 1.1 0.5 0.3 1.0
Walt Frazier 51 32.6 16.2 4.1 4.1 1.5 0.3 2.2
Foots Walker 81 30.8 9.0 3.6 5.6 2.2 0.3 2.2
Terry Furlow 53 15.6 8.9 2.0 1.4 0.4 0.3 1.5
Jim Brewer 80 22.5 5.0 6.2 1.2 0.8 0.6 1.3
John Lambert 76 14.1 4.1 4.3 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.8
Dick Snyder 58 11.4 4.8 0.8 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.8
Eddie Jordan 22 7.8 2.3 0.5 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.6

1977-1978 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. Foots Walker re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 1977.

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

Walt Frazier was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the New York Knicks on October 7, 1977.

Terry Furlow was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Philadelphia Sixers on October 3, 1977.

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.

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.

1977-1978 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