Golden State Warriors Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Golden State Warriors Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Tom Abernethy PF 6-7 220 4 Indiana 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Rickey Brown FC 6-10 215 0 Mississippi State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
2 Joe Barry Carroll FC 7-0 225 0 Purdue 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Phil Chenier PG 6-3 180 9 California 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  World B. Free G 6-2 185 5 Guilford 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
  Mike Gale G 6-4 185 4 Elizabeth City State 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Joe Hassett SG 6-5 180 3 Providence 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
  Bernard King SF 6-7 205 3 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  John Lucas G 6-3 175 4 Maryland 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Bill Mayfield SF 6-7 205 0 Iowa 1979 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  John Mengelt SG 6-2 195 9 Auburn 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Sonny Parker GF 6-6 200 4 Texas A&M 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Clifford Ray FC 6-9 230 9 Oklahoma 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
  Billy Reid SG 6-5 190 0 San Francisco 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 10 United States
  Lorenzo Romar G 6-1 175 0 Washington 1980 Rnd 7 Pick 3 United States
45 Purvis Short SF 6-7 210 2 Jackson State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
13 Larry Smith PF 6-8 215 0 Alcorn State 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Rudy White SG 6-2 195 5 Arizona State 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States

1980-1981 Golden State Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Free B. King P. Short L. Smith J. Carroll
Rotation   J. Lucas S. Parker R. Brown  
Rotation   L. Romar   C. Ray  
Rotation   B. Reid      
Rotation   J. Mengelt      
Lim PT   J. Hassett      

1980-1981 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Phoenix Suns57-25-
2Los Angeles Lakers54-283
3Portland Trail Blazers45-3712
4Golden State Warriors39-4318
5San Diego Clippers36-4621
6Seattle SuperSonics34-4823

1980-1981 Golden State Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bernard King Player Of The Month (Jan 81)
Larry Smith Player Of The Week (03/08/81)
Bernard King Player Of The Week (01/04/81)
Joe Barry Carroll All-Rookie First Team (1981)
Larry Smith All-Rookie First Team (1981)
Bernard King NBA & ABA Comeback Player of the Year (1981)

1980-1981 Golden State Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Bernard King 81 36.0 21.9 6.8 3.5 0.9 0.4 3.3
World B. Free 65 36.5 24.1 2.4 5.6 1.3 0.2 3.0
Joe Barry Carroll 82 35.6 18.9 9.3 1.4 0.6 1.5 3.0
Purvis Short 79 29.2 16.1 4.9 3.2 1.0 0.2 1.8
Larry Smith 82 31.4 9.6 12.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.8
John Lucas 66 29.1 8.4 2.3 7.0 1.3 0.0 2.8
Sonny Parker 73 18.0 6.5 2.7 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.2
Lorenzo Romar 53 13.7 4.1 1.1 2.6 0.5 0.1 1.0
Joe Hassett 24 18.1 9.1 1.8 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.5
Billy Reid 59 10.1 3.2 1.0 1.2 0.6 0.1 1.3
Rickey Brown 45 12.9 4.0 3.7 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.7
Clifford Ray 66 12.7 2.4 3.3 0.8 0.4 0.2 1.1
Phil Chenier 9 9.1 3.2 0.9 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.4
Rudy White 4 10.8 5.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.8
Bill Mayfield 7 7.7 2.4 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.4
Tom Abernethy 10 3.9 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
John Mengelt 2 5.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1980-1981 Golden State Warriors Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Rickey Brown was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Rickey Brown signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 1, 1980.

Joe Barry Carroll was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Joe Barry Carroll signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 25, 1980.

Sonny Parker was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Sonny Parker signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 21, 1976.

Billy Reid was selected as the #10 pick in the 5 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Billy Reid signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 1, 1980.

Lorenzo Romar was selected as the #3 pick in the 7 Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Lorenzo Romar signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 1, 1980.

Purvis Short was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Purvis Short signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on August 1, 1978.

Larry Smith was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Larry Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on September 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

World B. Free was acquired in a trade by the Golden State Warriors from the San Diego Clippers on August 28, 1980.

Bernard King was acquired in a trade by the Golden State Warriors from the Utah Jazz on September 11, 1980.

John Lucas was acquired in a trade by the Golden State Warriors from the Houston Rockets on September 5, 1978.

Clifford Ray was acquired in a trade by the Golden State Warriors from the Chicago Bulls on September 3, 1974. Clifford Ray re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on October 12, 1976.

Acquired via Free Agency

Joe Hassett signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on February 12, 1981.

John Mengelt signed a contract as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors on March 18, 1981.

1980-1981 Golden State Warriors Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Franklin Mieuli Owner 1962-1963 N/A
Al Attles Head Coach, General Manager, General Manager 1969-1970 N/A