Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tom Boswell FC 6-9 220 4 South Carolina 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Bo Ellis F 6-9 197 2 Marquette 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
2 Alex English SF 6-7 190 3 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Gary Garland PG 6-4 180 0 DePaul 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Glen Gondrezick F 6-6 218 2 UNLV 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Kim Hughes C 6-11 220 3 Wisconsin 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
44 Dan Issel FC 6-9 235 3 Kentucky 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
  George Johnson FC 6-7 210 1 St. John's 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Arvid Kramer C 6-9 220 0 Augustana College 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  George McGinnis PF 6-8 235 4 Indiana 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Anthony Roberts SF 6-5 185 2 Oral Roberts 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  John Roche PG 6-3 170 1 South Carolina 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Charlie Scott SG 6-5 175 8 North Carolina 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 4 United States
  David Thompson GF 6-5 195 3 NC State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Bob Wilkerson GF 6-6 195 3 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States

1979-1980 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Roche C. Scott D. Thompson B. Wilkerson D. Issel
Rotation G. Garland   G. Gondrezick G. Johnson K. Hughes
Rotation     B. Ellis   A. Kramer
Lim PT     A. English    

1979-1980 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks49-33-
2Kansas City Kings47-352
3Denver Nuggets30-5219
4Chicago Bulls30-5219
5Utah Jazz24-5825

1979-1980 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dan Issel 82 35.8 23.8 8.8 2.4 1.1 0.7 2.0
Bob Wilkerson 75 31.7 13.8 4.2 3.2 1.2 0.4 2.6
John Roche 82 27.9 11.4 1.4 4.9 1.0 0.1 1.9
David Thompson 39 31.8 21.5 4.5 3.2 1.0 1.0 3.0
George Johnson 75 25.8 10.2 7.8 2.1 1.1 0.9 2.0
George McGinnis 45 31.6 15.6 10.3 4.9 1.5 0.4 4.2
Charlie Scott 69 27.0 9.3 2.4 3.6 0.7 0.3 2.4
Alex English 24 36.5 21.3 9.4 3.4 1.2 1.2 3.8
Glen Gondrezick 59 17.3 6.6 4.4 1.4 1.2 0.3 1.0
Gary Garland 78 14.2 4.3 1.8 1.9 0.7 0.1 0.9
Kim Hughes 70 17.3 3.1 4.7 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.7
Tom Boswell 18 29.0 11.3 6.3 2.6 0.3 0.4 2.2
Anthony Roberts 23 21.1 7.7 4.7 0.9 0.6 0.1 1.2
Bo Ellis 48 10.5 3.4 2.4 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.5
Arvid Kramer 8 5.6 2.0 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.6

1979-1980 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Gary Garland was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Gary Garland signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1979.

Dan Issel was selected as the #3 pick in the 8 Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Dan Issel signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 5, 1976.

David Thompson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. David Thompson signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 5, 1976. David Thompson signed a multi-year extension with the Denver Nuggets on June 1, 1978.

Acquired via Trade

Bo Ellis was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Washington Wizards on October 11, 1977. Bo Ellis signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets on November 24, 1979.

Alex English was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Indiana Pacers on February 1, 1980.

George Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Milwaukee Bucks on October 19, 1979.

Charlie Scott was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Los Angeles Lakers on June 26, 1978. Charlie Scott re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 4, 1979.

Bob Wilkerson was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Seattle SuperSonics on May 24, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Glen Gondrezick signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on November 27, 1979.

Kim Hughes signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 8, 1978.

Arvid Kramer signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets on March 2, 1980. Arvid Kramer re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on March 12, 1980. Arvid Kramer re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on March 22, 1980.

John Roche signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 27, 1979.

1979-1980 Denver Nuggets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Red McCombs Owner 1978-1979 N/A
Dick Vitale Head Coach 1978-1979 N/A
Donnie Walsh Head Coach 1978-1979 N/A
Carl Scheer General Manager 1974-1975 N/A
Chopper Travaglini Head Athletic Trainer 1976-1977 N/A