Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Mike Bratz G 6-2 185 3 Stanford 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States
  Mack Calvin PG 6-0 165 3 USC 1969 Rnd 14 Pick 8 United States
  Kenny Carr GF 6-7 220 3 NC State 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  James Edwards C 7-0 225 3 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Don Ford F 6-9 215 5 UC Santa Barbara 1975 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
  Kim Hughes C 6-11 220 4 Wisconsin 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
20 Geoff Huston G 6-2 175 1 Texas Tech 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Lee Johnson PF 6-11 205 0 Texas A&M Commerce 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Walter Jordan F 6-7 198 1 Purdue 1978 Rnd 4 Pick 18 United States
  Chad Kinch SG 6-4 190 0 Charlotte 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 0 Notre Dame 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
  John Lambert C 6-10 225 5 USC 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Mike Mitchell F 6-7 215 2 Auburn 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Roger Phegley SG 6-6 205 2 Bradley 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Bill Robinzine PF 6-7 230 5 DePaul 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Dave Robisch FC 6-10 235 4 Kansas 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  James Silas PG 6-1 180 5 Stephen F. Austin 1972 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Randy Smith GF 6-3 180 9 Buffalo State 1970 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
  Richard Washington PF 6-11 220 4 UCLA 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 6 Colorado 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Jerome Whitehead C 6-10 220 2 Marquette 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
  Bob Wilkerson GF 6-6 195 4 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States

1980-1981 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Bratz R. Phegley M. Mitchell K. Carr B. Laimbeer
Rotation M. Calvin   R. Smith    
Rotation     D. Ford    
Rotation     W. Jordan    
Lim PT   G. Huston   R. Washington K. Hughes

1980-1981 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks60-22-
2Chicago Bulls45-3715
3Indiana Pacers44-3816
4Atlanta Hawks31-5129
5Cleveland Cavaliers28-5432
6Detroit Pistons21-6139

1980-1981 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Mike Mitchell Player Of The Week (02/22/81)
Kenny Carr Player Of The Week (02/01/81)
Mike Mitchell Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)

1980-1981 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mike Mitchell 82 39.0 24.5 6.1 1.7 0.8 0.6 2.1
Kenny Carr 81 32.3 15.2 10.3 2.4 0.9 0.5 2.9
Randy Smith 82 26.8 14.6 2.4 4.4 1.4 0.2 2.4
Roger Phegley 82 27.7 14.4 3.0 2.2 0.8 0.2 2.0
Mike Bratz 80 32.4 10.0 2.5 5.7 1.7 0.2 2.0
Bill Laimbeer 81 30.4 9.8 8.6 2.7 0.7 1.0 1.6
Richard Washington 69 21.8 9.9 5.3 1.6 0.6 0.8 1.6
Don Ford 64 15.6 3.5 2.6 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.8
Geoff Huston 25 21.7 7.0 1.6 4.7 0.5 0.0 1.2
Dave Robisch 11 33.8 9.4 7.7 4.0 0.6 0.5 1.3
Chad Kinch 29 8.5 2.8 0.8 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.8
Walter Jordan 30 6.9 2.3 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.6
Mack Calvin 21 6.1 2.5 0.6 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.8
Bill Robinzine 8 10.5 4.1 1.6 0.6 0.5 0.0 1.2
Kim Hughes 45 7.4 0.7 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7
Robert Smith 1 20.0 8.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
John Lambert 3 2.7 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Jerome Whitehead 3 2.7 0.7 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

1980-1981 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Bill Laimbeer was selected as the #21 pick in the 3 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bill Laimbeer signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 1, 1980.

Mike Mitchell was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mike Mitchell signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 4, 1978. Mike Mitchell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 26, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Mike Bratz was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Dallas Mavericks on September 16, 1980.

Kenny Carr was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 24, 1979.

Don Ford was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Los Angeles Lakers on February 15, 1980.

Kim Hughes was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Denver Nuggets on October 30, 1980.

Geoff Huston was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Dallas Mavericks on February 7, 1981.

Roger Phegley was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the New Jersey Nets on September 24, 1980.

Randy Smith was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the San Diego Clippers on September 21, 1979.

Richard Washington was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Dallas Mavericks on October 30, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mack Calvin signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 19, 1980.

Walter Jordan signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 13, 1980.

1980-1981 Cleveland Cavaliers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Joe Zingale Owner 1980-1981 N/A
Ted Stepien Owner 1980-1981 N/A
Bill Musselman Head Coach 1980-1981 N/A
Don Delaney Head Coach, General Manager 1980-1981 N/A
Joe Tait Radio Broadcaster 1970-1971 N/A