Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Rick Barry F 6-7 205 9 Miami (FL) 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Alonzo Bradley SF 6-6 190 0 Texas Southern 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Jacky Dorsey SF 6-7 230 3 Georgia 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Mike Dunleavy, Sr. G 6-3 180 3 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 6 Pick 13 United States
  Tom Henderson SG 6-3 190 5 Hawaii 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Dwight Jones FC 6-10 210 6 Houston 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Major Jones F 6-9 225 2 Albany State (GA) 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
30 Allen Leavell G 6-1 170 0 Oklahoma City 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
  Moses Malone C 6-10 215 3 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Paul Mokeski C 7-0 250 0 Kansas 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
  Calvin Murphy PG 5-9 165 9 Niagara 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Billy Paultz FC 6-11 235 3 St. John's 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
33 Robert Reid GF 6-8 205 2 St. Mary's (TX) 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  John Shumate FC 6-9 235 5 Notre Dame 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Rudy Tomjanovich F 6-8 218 9 Michigan 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Rudy White SG 6-2 195 4 Arizona State 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States

1979-1980 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Murphy T. Henderson R. Reid R. Tomjanovich M. Malone
Rotation   A. Leavell R. Barry    
Rotation   M. Dunleavy, Sr. M. Jones    
Rotation     A. Bradley    
Lim PT       B. Paultz P. Mokeski

1979-1980 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks50-32-
2Houston Rockets41-419
3San Antonio Spurs41-419
4Indiana Pacers37-4513
5Cleveland Cavaliers37-4513
6Detroit Pistons16-6634

1979-1980 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Moses Malone All-NBA Second Team (1980)
Moses Malone Player Of The Month (Nov 79)
Rick Barry Player Of The Week (02/10/80)
Moses Malone Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1980)

1979-1980 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Moses Malone 82 38.3 25.8 14.5 1.8 1.0 1.3 3.7
Calvin Murphy 76 35.2 20.0 2.0 3.9 1.9 0.1 2.1
Robert Reid 76 30.3 13.0 5.8 3.2 1.7 0.8 2.2
Rudy Tomjanovich 62 29.6 14.2 5.8 1.8 0.5 0.2 1.6
Rick Barry 72 25.2 12.0 3.3 3.7 1.1 0.4 2.1
Allen Leavell 77 27.6 10.9 2.4 5.4 1.6 0.4 2.7
Major Jones 82 18.8 5.3 4.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.4
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 51 20.3 8.0 2.0 4.1 0.8 0.1 2.2
Tom Henderson 66 23.5 5.5 1.7 4.2 0.8 0.1 1.5
Billy Paultz 37 26.5 8.6 7.2 1.9 0.6 1.1 1.5
Dwight Jones 21 13.2 6.0 3.4 0.5 0.2 0.2 1.0
John Shumate 29 11.4 3.5 2.7 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.9
Alonzo Bradley 22 4.4 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4
Rudy White 9 11.8 4.0 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.9
Paul Mokeski 12 9.4 2.4 2.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.8

1979-1980 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Allen Leavell was selected as the #16 pick in the 5 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Allen Leavell signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1979.

Paul Mokeski was selected as the #20 pick in the Second Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Paul Mokeski signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1979.

Calvin Murphy was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. Calvin Murphy signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Rockets on September 1, 1970.

Robert Reid was selected as the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Robert Reid signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1977. Robert Reid re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1979.

Rudy Tomjanovich was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. Rudy Tomjanovich signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Rockets on September 1, 1970.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Alonzo Bradley, the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Indiana Pacers on December 22, 1977. Alonzo Bradley signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on December 25, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

Moses Malone was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Buffalo Braves on October 24, 1976.

Billy Paultz was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the San Antonio Spurs on January 17, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Rick Barry signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on June 17, 1978.

Mike Dunleavy, Sr. signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on March 10, 1978. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1978.

Tom Henderson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 16, 1979.

Major Jones signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 10, 1979.

1979-1980 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
George J. Maloof, Sr. Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Del Harris Head Coach 1979-1980 N/A
Herb Brown Assistant Coach 1979-1980 Head Coach (Detroit Pistons, 1976 to 1978)
Ray Patterson General Manager 1972-1973 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1970 to 1972)