Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Mack Calvin PG 6-0 165 1 USC 1969 Rnd 14 Pick 8 United States
  Norm Cook F 6-8 210 1 Kansas 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Jacky Dorsey SF 6-7 230 1 Georgia 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Bo Ellis F 6-9 197 0 Marquette 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Darnell Hillman FC 6-9 215 1 San Jose State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
44 Dan Issel FC 6-9 235 1 Kentucky 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
  Bobby Jones SF 6-9 210 1 North Carolina 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Tom LaGarde C 6-10 220 0 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Jim Price G 6-3 195 5 Louisville 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Anthony Roberts SF 6-5 185 0 Oral Roberts 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Charlie Scott SG 6-5 175 6 North Carolina 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 4 United States
  Ralph Simpson GF 6-5 200 1 Michigan State 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Robert Smith G 5-11 165 0 UNLV 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
  Brian Taylor G 6-2 185 1 Princeton 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  David Thompson GF 6-5 195 1 NC State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Bob Wilkerson GF 6-6 195 1 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States

1977-1978 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Roberts D. Thompson B. Wilkerson B. Jones D. Issel
Rotation M. Calvin R. Smith B. Ellis   T. LaGarde
Lim PT   B. Taylor R. Simpson D. Hillman  

1977-1978 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets48-34-
2Milwaukee Bucks44-384
3Chicago Bulls40-428
4Detroit Pistons38-4410
5Kansas City Kings31-5117
6Indiana Pacers31-5117

1977-1978 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
David Thompson All-NBA First Team (1978)
Bobby Jones All-NBA Defensive First Team (1978)
David Thompson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1978)
Bobby Jones Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
David Thompson 80 37.8 27.1 4.9 4.5 1.1 1.2 3.1
Dan Issel 82 34.8 21.3 10.1 3.7 1.2 0.5 3.2
Bobby Jones 75 32.5 14.5 8.5 3.4 1.8 1.7 2.6
Bob Wilkerson 81 34.3 11.4 5.9 5.4 1.6 0.3 3.6
Anthony Roberts 82 19.5 9.5 4.3 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.4
Mack Calvin 77 12.8 6.1 1.1 1.9 0.6 0.1 1.4
Brian Taylor 39 31.3 11.6 2.5 3.4 1.8 0.2 2.0
Bo Ellis 78 15.6 4.3 3.9 0.9 0.6 0.6 1.3
Jim Price 49 22.2 6.8 3.2 3.2 1.4 0.1 2.1
Tom LaGarde 77 11.3 4.0 2.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 1.3
Darnell Hillman 33 22.6 7.8 7.2 1.6 0.4 1.1 2.0
Ralph Simpson 32 18.2 5.5 2.3 2.2 1.3 0.1 1.5
Robert Smith 45 8.4 2.7 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.4
Jacky Dorsey 7 5.3 1.3 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4
Norm Cook 2 5.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

1977-1978 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Tom LaGarde was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Tom LaGarde signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 4, 1977.

Anthony Roberts was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Anthony Roberts signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 9, 1977.

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.

Acquired via Trade

Bo Ellis was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Washington Wizards on October 11, 1977.

Darnell Hillman was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the New Jersey Nets on January 30, 1978.

Ralph Simpson was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Detroit Pistons on February 2, 1978.

Brian Taylor was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Kansas City Kings on May 25, 1977.

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

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

Norm Cook signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on April 7, 1978.

Bobby Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on August 5, 1976. Bobby Jones re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1977.

Robert Smith signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on February 8, 1978.

1977-1978 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