Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Mel Bennett F 6-7 200 4 Pittsburgh 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Brad Branson FC 6-10 220 0 Southern Methodist 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
10 Ron Brewer G 6-4 180 3 Arkansas 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Kenny Carr GF 6-7 220 4 NC State 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Mickey Dillard PG 6-3 170 0 Florida State 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  James Edwards C 7-0 225 4 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Mike Evans G 6-1 170 3 Kansas State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Don Ford F 6-9 215 6 UC Santa Barbara 1975 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
  Keith Herron SG 6-6 195 3 Villanova 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
35 Phil Hubbard FC 6-8 215 2 Michigan 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
20 Geoff Huston G 6-2 175 2 Texas Tech 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Reggie Johnson F 6-9 205 1 Tennessee 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 1 Notre Dame 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
  Mike Mitchell F 6-7 215 3 Auburn 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
44 Paul Mokeski C 7-0 250 2 Kansas 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
  Lowes Moore PG 6-1 170 1 West Virginia 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Roger Phegley SG 6-6 205 3 Bradley 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Kevin Restani FC 6-9 225 7 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
11 Cliff Robinson F 6-9 220 2 USC 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  James Silas PG 6-1 180 6 Stephen F. Austin 1972 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Richard Washington PF 6-11 220 5 UCLA 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 7 Colorado 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Bob Wilkerson GF 6-6 195 5 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States

1981-1982 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Silas G. Huston B. Wilkerson S. Wedman J. Edwards
Rotation L. Moore K. Herron   B. Branson  
Rotation       R. Washington  
Lim PT   M. Evans C. Robinson P. Hubbard P. Mokeski
Lim PT   R. Brewer   K. Restani  

1981-1982 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks55-27-
2Atlanta Hawks42-4013
3Detroit Pistons39-4316
4Indiana Pacers35-4720
5Chicago Bulls34-4821
6Cleveland Cavaliers15-6740

1981-1982 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
James Edwards 77 33.0 16.7 7.5 1.6 0.3 1.5 2.1
Ron Brewer 47 36.7 19.4 2.4 2.6 1.3 0.5 1.9
Geoff Huston 78 30.9 10.3 1.9 7.6 0.9 0.1 2.2
James Silas 67 21.6 11.2 1.6 3.3 0.6 0.1 1.6
Bob Wilkerson 65 27.8 11.0 3.8 3.6 1.4 0.4 2.1
Kenny Carr 46 32.2 15.0 8.6 1.4 1.3 0.3 2.4
Scott Wedman 54 30.3 10.9 5.6 2.5 1.4 0.3 1.4
Mike Mitchell 27 36.0 19.6 5.2 1.4 1.0 0.6 2.0
Cliff Robinson 30 31.5 16.3 9.6 1.6 1.4 1.4 2.1
Bill Laimbeer 50 17.9 6.7 5.5 0.9 0.4 0.6 1.2
Phil Hubbard 31 23.7 10.4 6.5 0.8 0.9 0.1 2.0
Roger Phegley 27 21.0 9.2 2.6 2.0 0.6 0.1 1.2
Reggie Johnson 23 26.8 9.7 5.4 1.0 0.3 0.7 1.0
Richard Washington 18 17.4 6.1 4.2 0.8 0.4 0.1 1.9
Paul Mokeski 28 12.3 3.3 3.1 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.6
Keith Herron 30 9.0 2.8 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.4
Mickey Dillard 33 6.7 2.2 0.5 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.5
Brad Branson 10 17.6 5.3 3.3 0.6 0.5 0.4 1.3
Kevin Restani 34 9.9 1.6 2.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4
Lowes Moore 4 17.5 11.2 1.0 3.8 1.5 0.2 1.2
Mike Evans 8 9.2 3.4 1.2 2.5 0.5 0.0 1.4
Don Ford 21 9.6 1.1 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.7
Mel Bennett 3 7.7 1.7 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.3

1981-1982 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Composition

Acquired via Trade

Ron Brewer was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the San Antonio Spurs on December 24, 1981.

Phil Hubbard was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Detroit Pistons on February 17, 1982.

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

Paul Mokeski was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Detroit Pistons on February 17, 1982.

Cliff Robinson was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Kansas City Kings on February 16, 1982.

James Silas was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the San Antonio Spurs on June 16, 1981.

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

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Kevin Restani was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the San Antonio Spurs on December 21, 1981.

Acquired via Free Agency

Brad Branson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 30, 1982.

James Edwards signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 8, 1981.

Mike Evans signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 19, 1982.

Keith Herron signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 30, 1981.

Lowes Moore signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 10, 1982.

Scott Wedman signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 8, 1981.

Bob Wilkerson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 20, 1981.

1981-1982 Cleveland Cavaliers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ted Stepien Owner 1980-1981 N/A
Marvin Cross Director of Team Security 1981-1982 N/A
Bill Musselman Head Coach 1980-1981 N/A
Don Delaney Head Coach, General Manager 1980-1981 N/A
Bob Kloppenburg Head Coach 1981-1982 N/A
Chuck Daly Head Coach 1981-1982 N/A
Joe Tait Radio Broadcaster 1970-1971 N/A