Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1984-1985 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 6 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  Russell Cross C 6-10 215 1 Purdue 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
23 T.R. Dunn G 6-4 192 7 Alabama 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
2 Alex English SF 6-7 190 8 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
5 Mike Evans G 6-1 170 6 Kansas State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
24 Bill Hanzlik SF 6-7 185 4 Notre Dame 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
44 Dan Issel FC 6-9 235 8 Kentucky 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
50 Joe Kopicki PF 6-9 240 2 Detroit-Mercy 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
12 Fat Lever PG 6-3 170 2 Arizona State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
33 Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 5 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
34 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 3 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
21 Elston Turner GF 6-5 190 3 Ole Miss 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
10 Willie White G 6-3 195 0 Chattanooga 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States

1984-1985 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Lever T. Dunn C. Natt A. English W. Cooper
Rotation   M. Evans E. Turner D. Issel D. Schayes
Rotation   W. White B. Hanzlik J. Kopicki  

1984-1985 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets52-30-
2Houston Rockets48-344
3Dallas Mavericks44-388
4Utah Jazz41-4111
5San Antonio Spurs41-4111
6Kansas City Kings31-5121

1984-1985 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Alex English Player Of The Month (Nov 84)
Calvin Natt Player Of The Week (04/01/85)
Alex English Player Of The Week (11/11/84)
T.R. Dunn All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1985)
Alex English Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1985)
Calvin Natt Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1985)
Dan Issel J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1985)

1984-1985 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Alex English 81 36.1 27.9 5.7 4.2 1.2 0.6 3.1
Calvin Natt 78 34.1 23.3 7.8 3.1 1.0 0.4 2.4
Fat Lever 82 31.2 12.8 5.0 7.5 2.5 0.4 2.5
Dan Issel 77 21.9 12.8 4.3 1.8 0.8 0.4 1.2
Wayne Cooper 80 25.4 12.1 7.9 1.1 0.3 2.5 1.9
Mike Evans 81 17.7 10.1 1.5 2.9 0.8 0.1 1.6
Bill Hanzlik 80 20.9 7.8 2.6 2.6 1.1 0.3 1.4
T.R. Dunn 81 28.3 5.4 4.8 1.9 1.7 0.2 0.8
Elston Turner 81 18.4 5.1 2.7 2.0 1.2 0.1 0.9
Danny Schayes 56 9.7 3.6 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.8
Joe Kopicki 42 7.3 3.5 2.0 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.7
Willie White 39 6.0 3.3 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.8

1984-1985 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. Dan Issel signed an extension with the Denver Nuggets on October 29, 1983.

Willie White was selected as the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Willie White signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1984.

Acquired via Trade

Wayne Cooper was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1984.

T.R. Dunn was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on August 15, 1980. T.R. Dunn re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1982.

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

Bill Hanzlik was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Seattle SuperSonics on July 20, 1982. Bill Hanzlik re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 25, 1984.

Fat Lever was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1984. Fat Lever signed a multi-year extension with the Denver Nuggets on June 8, 1984.

Calvin Natt was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1984.

Danny Schayes was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Utah Jazz on February 7, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mike Evans signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on January 12, 1983.

Joe Kopicki signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on October 31, 1984.

Elston Turner signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on August 23, 1984.

1984-1985 Denver Nuggets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Red McCombs Owner 1978-1979 N/A
Paul Phipps VP, General Manager 1984-1985 General Manager (Los Angeles Clippers, 1982 to 1984)
Doug Moe Head Coach 1980-1981 Head Coach (San Antonio Spurs, 1976 to 1980)
Allan Bristow Assistant Coach 1984-1985 N/A
Vince Boryla President, General Manager 1984-1985 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1960 to 1961)
Pete Babcock Director of Player Personnel 1984-1985 N/A
Chopper Travaglini Head Athletic Trainer 1976-1977 N/A