Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1983-1984 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
2 James Bailey FC 6-9 220 4 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
3 Craig Ehlo SG 6-6 180 0 Washington State 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
1 Phil Ford G 6-2 175 5 North Carolina 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Elvin Hayes FC 6-9 235 15 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Caldwell Jones FC 6-11 216 9 Albany State (GA) 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Major Jones F 6-9 225 6 Albany State (GA) 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
30 Allen Leavell G 6-1 170 4 Oklahoma City 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
32 Lewis Lloyd GF 6-6 205 2 Drake 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
22 Rodney McCray SF 6-7 220 0 Louisville 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
52 Chuck Nevitt C 7-5 217 1 NC State 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
33 Robert Reid GF 6-8 205 5 St. Mary's (TX) 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
50 Ralph Sampson C 7-4 228 0 Virginia 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
10 Terry Teagle SG 6-5 195 1 Baylor 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Wally Walker SF 6-7 190 7 Virginia 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1983-1984 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Ford L. Lloyd R. McCray C. Jones R. Sampson
Rotation   A. Leavell R. Reid J. Bailey  
Rotation   T. Teagle W. Walker E. Hayes  
Rotation   C. Ehlo M. Jones    

1983-1984 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz45-37-
2Dallas Mavericks43-392
3Denver Nuggets38-447
4Kansas City Kings38-447
5San Antonio Spurs37-458
6Houston Rockets29-5316

1983-1984 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ralph Sampson Rookie Of The Year (1984)
Ralph Sampson All-Rookie First Team (1984)
Ralph Sampson Rookie Of The Month (Nov 83, Dec 83, Jan 84, Feb 84, Mar 84)
Ralph Sampson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1984)
Ralph Sampson Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1984)

1983-1984 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ralph Sampson 82 32.8 21.0 11.1 2.0 0.9 2.4 3.6
Lewis Lloyd 82 31.4 17.8 3.6 3.9 1.2 0.5 3.0
Allen Leavell 82 24.5 11.5 1.4 5.6 1.3 0.1 2.2
Robert Reid 64 30.2 14.0 5.3 3.4 1.4 0.5 1.4
Rodney McCray 79 26.3 10.8 5.7 2.2 0.7 0.7 1.5
Caldwell Jones 81 30.9 9.9 7.2 1.9 0.6 1.0 2.0
James Bailey 73 16.1 8.8 4.0 1.1 0.5 0.5 1.4
Phil Ford 81 24.9 7.1 1.7 5.1 0.7 0.1 1.7
Elvin Hayes 81 12.3 5.0 3.2 0.9 0.2 0.3 1.0
Terry Teagle 68 9.1 5.0 1.1 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.9
Wally Walker 58 10.6 4.2 1.6 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.6
Major Jones 57 8.3 3.0 2.0 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.5
Craig Ehlo 7 9.0 3.3 1.3 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.4

1983-1984 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Craig Ehlo was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Craig Ehlo signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1983.

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. Allen Leavell re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 17, 1983.

Rodney McCray was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Rodney McCray signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on October 25, 1983.

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. Robert Reid re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 17, 1983.

Ralph Sampson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Ralph Sampson signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 27, 1983.

Terry Teagle was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Terry Teagle signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on October 8, 1982.

Acquired via Trade

James Bailey was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the New Jersey Nets on November 10, 1982. James Bailey re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1983.

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

Caldwell Jones was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Philadelphia Sixers on September 15, 1982.

Wally Walker was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Seattle SuperSonics on October 5, 1982.

Acquired via Free Agency

Phil Ford signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 5, 1983.

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

Lewis Lloyd signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 29, 1983.

1983-1984 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Charlie Thomas Owner 1982-1983 N/A
Bill Fitch Head Coach 1983-1984 Head Coach (Boston Celtics, 1979 to 1983)
Ray Patterson General Manager 1972-1973 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1970 to 1972)
Bill Worrell TV Broadcaster 1983-1984 N/A