Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tom Boswell FC 6-9 220 3 South Carolina 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Geff Crompton C 6-11 280 0 North Carolina 1978 Rnd 4 Pick 4 United States
  Bo Ellis F 6-9 197 1 Marquette 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Rod Griffin PF 6-7 215 0 Wake Forest 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Phil Hicks SF 6-7 205 2 Tulane 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
  Kim Hughes C 6-11 220 2 Wisconsin 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
44 Dan Issel FC 6-9 235 2 Kentucky 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
  John Kuester PG 6-2 175 1 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  George McGinnis PF 6-8 235 3 Indiana 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Anthony Roberts SF 6-5 185 1 Oral Roberts 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Charlie Scott SG 6-5 175 7 North Carolina 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 4 United States
  Robert Smith G 5-11 165 1 UNLV 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
  David Thompson GF 6-5 195 2 NC State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Bob Wilkerson GF 6-6 195 2 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States

1978-1979 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Scott D. Thompson B. Wilkerson T. Boswell D. Issel
Rotation   R. Smith A. Roberts   K. Hughes
Rotation     B. Ellis    
Lim PT J. Kuester     G. McGinnis  

1978-1979 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Kansas City Kings48-34-
2Denver Nuggets47-351
3Milwaukee Bucks38-4410
4Indiana Pacers38-4410
5Chicago Bulls31-5117

1978-1979 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
George McGinnis Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1979)
David Thompson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1979)
David Thompson All-Star MVP (1979)

1978-1979 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
David Thompson 76 35.1 24.0 3.6 3.0 0.9 1.1 2.4
George McGinnis 76 33.6 22.6 11.4 3.7 1.7 0.7 4.6
Dan Issel 81 33.9 17.0 9.1 3.1 0.8 0.6 2.1
Charlie Scott 79 33.1 12.0 2.7 5.4 1.0 0.4 3.2
Bob Wilkerson 80 30.3 11.4 5.2 3.5 1.5 0.3 2.5
Tom Boswell 79 27.9 10.6 6.8 3.1 0.6 0.6 2.3
Robert Smith 82 18.0 6.4 1.8 2.5 0.7 0.2 1.2
Anthony Roberts 63 19.6 7.9 4.1 1.7 0.3 0.0 1.0
Kim Hughes 81 13.4 2.6 4.1 0.9 0.7 1.3 1.0
Bo Ellis 42 6.4 2.7 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5
John Kuester 33 6.4 1.4 0.4 1.1 0.5 0.0 0.6
Phil Hicks 20 6.4 1.9 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.7
Geff Crompton 20 4.4 1.3 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.6

1978-1979 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.

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. David Thompson signed a multi-year extension with the Denver Nuggets on June 1, 1978.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Geff Crompton, the #4 pick in the 4 Round of the 1978 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Denver Nuggets from the Kansas City Kings on July 8, 1978. Geff Crompton signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1978.

Acquired via Trade

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

George McGinnis was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Philadelphia Sixers on August 16, 1978.

Charlie Scott was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Los Angeles Lakers on June 26, 1978.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Tom Boswell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 8, 1978.

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

John Kuester signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on December 7, 1978.

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

1978-1979 Denver Nuggets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Red McCombs Owner 1978-1979 N/A
Larry Brown Head Coach 1974-1975 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