Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1973-1974 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Adams SF 6-6 210 3 Northwestern 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 1 United States
Dave Bing G 6-3 180 7 Syracuse 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Jim Davis C 6-9 225 7 Colorado 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 1 Villanova 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Ben Kelso G 6-3 195 0 Central Michigan 1972 Rnd 8 Pick 4 United States
Bob Lanier C 6-11 250 3 St. Bonaventure 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Stu Lantz G 6-3 175 5 Nebraska 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 2 Auburn 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Bob Nash SF 6-8 195 1 Hawaii 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Willie Norwood PF 6-7 220 2 Alcorn State 1969 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Curtis Rowe PF 6-7 225 2 UCLA 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Justus Thigpen G 6-1 160 1 Weber State 1969 Rnd 11 Pick 6 United States
George Trapp FC 6-8 205 2 Long Beach State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1973-1974 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Lantz D. Bing D. Adams C. Rowe B. Lanier
Rotation   C. Ford   G. Trapp J. Davis
Rotation   J. Mengelt   W. Norwood  
Lim PT   B. Kelso B. Nash    

1973-1974 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks59-23-
2Chicago Bulls54-285
3Detroit Pistons52-307
4Kansas City Kings33-4926

1973-1974 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dave Bing All-NBA Second Team (1974)
Bob Lanier Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)
Dave Bing Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)
Bob Lanier All-Star MVP (1974)

1973-1974 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bob Lanier 81 37.6 22.5 13.3 4.2 1.4 3.0
Dave Bing 81 38.6 18.8 3.5 6.9 1.3 0.2
Curtis Rowe 82 30.5 10.7 6.3 1.7 0.6 0.4
George Trapp 82 18.2 9.3 3.8 1.0 0.6 0.4
Don Adams 74 31.1 10.3 6.1 1.9 1.5 0.2
John Mengelt 77 20.2 8.8 2.7 1.9 0.9 0.1
Willie Norwood 74 15.9 8.0 3.1 0.8 0.8 0.1
Chris Ford 82 25.1 7.1 3.7 3.4 1.8 0.2
Stu Lantz 50 19.6 8.9 2.3 1.9 0.8 0.1
Jim Davis 78 12.1 4.2 3.8 1.1 0.5 0.4
Bob Nash 35 8.0 3.0 2.1 0.4 0.1 0.3
Ben Kelso 46 6.5 1.8 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.0

1973-1974 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dave Bing was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Dave Bing signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1966. Dave Bing signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on May 11, 1973.

Chris Ford was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Chris Ford signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on May 8, 1972.

Ben Kelso was selected as the #9 pick in the 8 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Ben Kelso signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1973.

Bob Lanier was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Bob Lanier signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on July 1, 1970.

Bob Nash was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Bob Nash signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on May 1, 1972.

Willie Norwood was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Willie Norwood signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1971.

Curtis Rowe was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Curtis Rowe signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on June 1, 1971.

Acquired via Trade

Don Adams was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Atlanta Hawks on October 31, 1972. Don Adams re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on July 16, 1973.

Jim Davis was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Houston Rockets on December 9, 1971.

Stu Lantz was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1972.

John Mengelt was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Kansas City Kings on November 9, 1972.

George Trapp was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Atlanta Hawks on April 15, 1973.

1973-1974 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Fred Zollner Owner 1948-1949 N/A
Ray Scott Head Coach 1972-1973 N/A
Edwin Coil General Manager 1965-1966 N/A