Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1976-1977 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Byron Beck PF 6-9 225 0 Denver 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Tom Burleson C 7-2 225 2 NC State 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Mack Calvin PG 6-0 165 0 USC 1969 Rnd 14 Pick 8 United States
  Jacky Dorsey SF 6-7 230 0 Georgia 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Gus Gerard GF 6-8 200 0 Virginia 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
44 Dan Issel FC 6-9 235 0 Kentucky 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
  Bobby Jones SF 6-9 210 0 North Carolina 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Ted McClain G 6-1 180 0 Tennessee State 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
  Jim Price G 6-3 195 4 Louisville 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Paul Silas PF 6-7 225 12 Creighton 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Brian Taylor G 6-2 185 0 Princeton 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Fatty Taylor PG 6-0 175 0 La Salle 1969 Rnd 12 Pick 12 United States
  David Thompson GF 6-5 195 0 NC State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Monte Towe PG 5-7 160 0 NC State 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
  Marvin Webster C 7-1 225 0 Morgan State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Bob Wilkerson GF 6-6 195 0 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Chuck Williams PG 6-2 175 0 Colorado 1968 Rnd 6 Pick 12 United States
  Willie Wise SF 6-5 210 0 Drake 1969 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States

1976-1977 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. McClain D. Thompson B. Jones P. Silas D. Issel
Rotation     W. Wise B. Beck M. Webster
Lim PT M. Towe J. Price      
Lim PT F. Taylor        
Lim PT M. Calvin        

1976-1977 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets50-32-
2Detroit Pistons44-386
3Chicago Bulls44-386
4Kansas City Kings40-4210
5Indiana Pacers36-4614
6Milwaukee Bucks30-5220

1976-1977 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
David Thompson All-NBA First Team (1977)
Bobby Jones All-NBA Defensive First Team (1977)
Bobby Jones Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1977)
Dan Issel Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1977)
David Thompson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1977)

1976-1977 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
David Thompson 82 36.6 25.9 4.1 4.1 1.4 0.6
Dan Issel 79 31.7 22.3 8.8 2.2 1.2 0.4
Bobby Jones 82 29.5 15.1 8.3 3.2 2.3 2.0
Willie Wise 75 18.7 8.2 3.4 1.9 0.8 0.2
Ted McClain 72 27.8 8.2 3.2 4.5 1.5 0.2
Paul Silas 81 24.2 7.2 7.5 1.6 0.7 0.3
Marvin Webster 80 15.9 6.7 6.0 0.8 0.3 1.5
Jim Price 55 25.2 7.9 3.3 3.8 1.7 0.3
Mack Calvin 29 21.6 11.1 1.7 4.0 0.9 0.0
Fatty Taylor 79 19.6 3.8 2.7 3.6 1.7 0.1
Byron Beck 53 9.1 4.7 1.8 0.6 0.3 0.0
Gus Gerard 24 19.0 10.0 4.2 2.0 0.9 1.2
Monte Towe 51 8.0 2.5 0.7 1.7 0.3 0.0
Chuck Williams 21 14.8 4.8 1.6 2.1 0.4 0.0

1976-1977 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Byron Beck was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Byron Beck signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 5, 1976.

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.

Monte Towe was selected as the #3 pick in the 4 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Monte Towe signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 5, 1976.

Marvin Webster was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Marvin Webster signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on June 18, 1975.

Willie Wise was selected as the #7 pick in the 5 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Willie Wise signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 21, 1976.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Fatty Taylor, the #12 pick in the 12 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Denver Nuggets from the Philadelphia Sixers on August 5, 1976. Fatty Taylor signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 5, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Ted McClain was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the New York Nets on September 14, 1976.

Jim Price was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Buffalo Braves on December 15, 1976.

Paul Silas was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Boston Celtics on October 20, 1976.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Mack Calvin was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Denver Nuggets from the San Antonio Spurs on February 11, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bobby Jones signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on August 5, 1976.

1976-1977 Denver Nuggets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Larry Brown Head Coach 1974-1975 N/A
Carl Scheer General Manager 1974-1975 N/A
Chopper Travaglini Head Athletic Trainer 1976-1977 N/A