Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Butch Beard G 6-3 185 5 Louisville 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Jim Brewer PF 6-9 210 2 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Austin Carr G 6-4 200 4 Notre Dame 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Jim Chones FC 6-11 220 1 Marquette 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Jim Cleamons SG 6-3 185 4 Ohio State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Eric Fernsten FC 6-10 205 0 San Francisco 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
  Rowland Garrett SF 6-6 210 3 Florida State 1972 Rnd 5 Pick 15 United States
  John Lambert C 6-10 225 0 USC 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Steve Patterson C 6-9 225 4 UCLA 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 10 United States
4 Campy Russell F 6-8 215 1 Michigan 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Bingo Smith GF 6-5 195 6 Tulsa 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Dick Snyder GF 6-5 207 9 Davidson 1966 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Nate Thurmond FC 6-11 225 13 Bowling Green 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Foots Walker PG 6-0 172 1 West Georgia 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Luke Witte C 7-0 235 2 Ohio State 1973 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States

1975-1976 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Cleamons B. Smith D. Snyder J. Chones J. Brewer
Rotation F. Walker A. Carr C. Russell   J. Lambert
Rotation         L. Witte
Lim PT     R. Garrett N. Thurmond  

1975-1976 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Cleveland Cavaliers49-33-
2Washington Bullets48-341
3Houston Rockets40-429
4New Orleans Jazz38-4411
5Atlanta Hawks29-5320

1975-1976 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jim Cleamons All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1976)
Jim Brewer All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1976)

1975-1976 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Jim Chones 82 33.4 15.8 9.0 2.0 0.5 1.1
Campy Russell 82 23.9 15.0 4.2 1.3 0.8 0.1
Bingo Smith 81 28.9 13.6 4.2 1.9 0.7 0.4
Dick Snyder 82 27.7 12.6 2.4 2.7 0.7 0.4
Jim Cleamons 82 34.6 12.2 4.3 5.2 1.5 0.2
Jim Brewer 82 35.5 11.5 10.9 2.5 1.1 1.1
Austin Carr 65 19.7 10.1 2.0 1.9 0.6 0.0
Foots Walker 81 15.8 4.6 2.2 3.6 1.2 0.1
Nate Thurmond 65 17.4 4.6 5.3 1.0 0.3 1.3
John Lambert 54 6.2 2.3 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.2
Rowland Garrett 41 5.3 2.9 1.0 0.2 0.4 0.1
Butch Beard 15 17.0 6.5 2.9 3.0 0.7 0.1
Steve Patterson 14 9.7 2.7 2.0 0.6 0.2 0.4
Luke Witte 22 4.5 1.4 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.0
Eric Fernsten 4 2.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

1975-1976 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.

Luke Witte was selected as the #5 pick in the 4 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Luke Witte signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 2, 1973.

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

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

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

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.

1975-1976 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