Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Mike Dunleavy, Sr. G 6-3 180 4 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 6 Pick 13 United States
  Calvin Garrett PF 6-7 190 0 Oral Roberts 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  Elvin Hayes FC 6-9 235 12 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Tom Henderson SG 6-3 190 6 Hawaii 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Lee Johnson PF 6-11 205 0 Texas A&M Commerce 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Major Jones F 6-9 225 3 Albany State (GA) 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
30 Allen Leavell G 6-1 170 1 Oklahoma City 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
  Moses Malone C 6-10 215 4 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1975 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Calvin Murphy PG 5-9 165 10 Niagara 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Billy Paultz FC 6-11 235 4 St. John's 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 1 United States
33 Robert Reid GF 6-8 205 3 St. Mary's (TX) 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  John Stroud SF 6-7 215 0 Ole Miss 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Rudy Tomjanovich F 6-8 218 10 Michigan 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Bill Willoughby FC 6-8 205 4 - 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1980-1981 Houston Depth Chart

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

1980-1981 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs52-30-
2Houston Rockets40-4212
3Kansas City Kings40-4212
4Denver Nuggets37-4515
5Utah Jazz28-5424
6Dallas Mavericks15-6737

1980-1981 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Moses Malone All-NBA Second Team (1981)
Calvin Murphy Player Of The Month (Feb 81)
Moses Malone Player Of The Week (03/15/81)
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Player Of The Week (12/07/80)
Robert Reid Player Of The Week (03/29/81)
Moses Malone Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)

1980-1981 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Moses Malone 80 40.6 27.8 14.8 1.8 1.0 1.9 3.9
Robert Reid 82 36.1 15.9 7.1 4.2 2.0 0.8 2.4
Calvin Murphy 76 26.5 16.7 1.1 2.9 1.5 0.1 1.7
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 74 21.7 10.5 1.6 3.6 0.9 0.0 1.9
Allen Leavell 79 21.3 8.1 1.7 4.9 1.2 0.2 2.4
Rudy Tomjanovich 52 24.3 11.6 4.0 1.6 0.4 0.1 1.1
Billy Paultz 81 20.5 7.4 4.8 1.3 0.3 0.9 1.1
Calvin Garrett 70 23.4 6.1 3.8 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.3
Tom Henderson 66 21.4 5.3 1.6 4.7 0.8 0.1 1.4
Bill Willoughby 55 20.8 6.3 4.1 1.2 0.3 0.6 1.3
Major Jones 68 14.8 4.4 3.4 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.8
John Stroud 9 9.8 2.8 1.4 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.4
Lee Johnson 10 8.0 1.7 2.0 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.7

1980-1981 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.

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.

John Stroud was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. John Stroud signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1980.

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 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

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.

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

1980-1981 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)