Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Joe Bryant PF 6-9 185 6 La Salle 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Mike Dunleavy, Sr. G 6-3 180 5 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 6 Pick 13 United States
  Calvin Garrett PF 6-7 190 1 Oral Roberts 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  Elvin Hayes FC 6-9 235 13 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Tom Henderson SG 6-3 190 7 Hawaii 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Major Jones F 6-9 225 4 Albany State (GA) 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
30 Allen Leavell G 6-1 170 2 Oklahoma City 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
  Moses Malone C 6-10 215 5 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Calvin Murphy PG 5-9 165 11 Niagara 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Jawann Oldham C 7-0 215 1 Seattle 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  Billy Paultz FC 6-11 235 5 St. John's 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
33 Robert Reid GF 6-8 205 4 St. Mary's (TX) 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  Larry Spriggs F 6-7 230 0 Howard 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 12 United States
  Bill Willoughby FC 6-8 205 5 - 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1981-1982 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Leavell T. Henderson R. Reid E. Hayes M. Malone
Rotation C. Murphy M. Dunleavy, Sr.   B. Paultz  
Rotation       B. Willoughby  
Lim PT     L. Spriggs C. Garrett J. Oldham
Lim PT     M. Jones    

1981-1982 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs48-34-
2Denver Nuggets46-362
3Houston Rockets46-362
4Kansas City Kings30-5218
5Dallas Mavericks28-5420
6Utah Jazz25-5723

1981-1982 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Moses Malone Most Valuable Player (1982)
Moses Malone All-NBA First Team (1982)
Moses Malone Player Of The Month (Feb 82)
Moses Malone Player Of The Week (02/07/82, 03/28/82)
Moses Malone Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1982)

1981-1982 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Moses Malone 81 42.0 31.1 14.7 1.8 0.9 1.5 3.6
Elvin Hayes 82 37.0 16.1 9.1 1.8 0.8 1.3 2.5
Robert Reid 77 37.8 13.4 6.6 4.1 1.5 0.6 2.0
Allen Leavell 79 27.2 10.9 2.1 5.8 1.9 0.2 1.9
Calvin Murphy 64 18.8 10.2 1.0 2.5 0.7 0.0 1.3
Bill Willoughby 69 21.4 7.8 3.8 1.1 0.4 0.9 1.1
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 70 18.8 7.4 1.5 3.2 0.6 0.0 1.1
Tom Henderson 75 22.9 6.3 1.8 4.1 0.7 0.1 1.4
Major Jones 60 12.4 4.5 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.8
Calvin Garrett 51 16.8 4.5 1.8 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.7
Billy Paultz 65 12.4 3.3 2.8 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.7
Jawann Oldham 22 5.6 1.5 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.3
Larry Spriggs 4 9.2 3.5 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 1.0

1981-1982 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.

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. Calvin Murphy signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on October 2, 1981.

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.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Calvin Garrett, the #3 pick in the 3 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Chicago Bulls on June 10, 1980. Calvin Garrett signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Elvin Hayes was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Washington Wizards on June 8, 1981.

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

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.

Jawann Oldham signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 28, 1981.

Larry Spriggs signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on March 9, 1982.

Bill Willoughby signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on November 27, 1980.

1981-1982 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Gavin Maloof Owner 1980-1981 N/A
Del Harris Head Coach 1979-1980 N/A
Ray Patterson General Manager 1972-1973 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1970 to 1972)