Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 8 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Don Buse G 6-4 190 5 Evansville 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Butch Carter G 6-5 180 1 Indiana 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Johnny Davis G 6-2 170 5 Dayton 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
  Clemon Johnson FC 6-10 240 3 Florida A&M 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
  George Johnson FC 6-7 210 3 St. John's 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Billy Knight GF 6-6 195 5 Pittsburgh 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  George McGinnis PF 6-8 235 6 Indiana 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Louis Orr F 6-8 175 1 Syracuse 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Tom Owens FC 6-10 215 5 South Carolina 1971 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
14 Jerry Sichting G 6-1 168 2 Purdue 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
  Raymond Townsend SG 6-3 175 2 UCLA 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
32 Herb Williams C 6-10 242 0 Ohio State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1981-1982 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Davis D. Buse L. Orr C. Johnson H. Williams
Rotation   J. Sichting B. Knight T. Owens  
Rotation   B. Carter   G. McGinnis  
Rotation       G. Johnson  

1981-1982 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks55-27-
2Atlanta Hawks42-4013
3Detroit Pistons39-4316
4Indiana Pacers35-4720
5Chicago Bulls34-4821
6Cleveland Cavaliers15-6740

1981-1982 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Johnny Davis 82 32.5 17.0 2.2 4.2 0.9 0.1 2.3
Billy Knight 81 22.3 12.3 3.2 1.5 0.8 0.2 1.7
Herb Williams 82 27.8 11.5 7.4 1.7 0.6 2.2 1.7
Louis Orr 80 24.4 11.5 4.1 1.7 0.7 0.3 1.7
Don Buse 82 30.8 9.7 2.7 5.0 2.0 0.3 1.2
Tom Owens 74 21.6 10.5 5.0 1.7 0.6 0.5 1.9
Clemon Johnson 79 25.1 9.5 7.2 1.6 0.8 1.4 1.7
Mike Bantom 39 26.6 11.7 5.5 1.7 1.0 0.6 2.2
Butch Carter 75 13.8 5.9 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.7
George McGinnis 76 17.6 4.7 5.2 2.7 1.3 0.4 1.7
George Johnson 59 12.2 5.1 3.7 0.7 0.6 0.4 1.2
Jerry Sichting 51 15.7 4.2 1.1 2.3 0.6 0.0 0.8
Raymond Townsend 14 6.8 2.5 0.9 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.4

1981-1982 Indiana Pacers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Louis Orr was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Louis Orr signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on September 1, 1980.

Herb Williams was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Herb Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 1, 1981.

Acquired via Trade

Don Buse was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Phoenix Suns on November 25, 1980.

Butch Carter was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 15, 1981.

Johnny Davis was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1978. Johnny Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 1, 1979.

Clemon Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Portland Trail Blazers on October 9, 1979.

George Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 11, 1980.

Billy Knight was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Boston Celtics on January 16, 1979. Billy Knight re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 1, 1980.

George McGinnis was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Denver Nuggets on February 1, 1980.

Tom Owens was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 5, 1981.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jerry Sichting signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on October 9, 1980.

1981-1982 Indiana Pacers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Sam Nassi Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Robert Salyers General Manager 1981-1982 N/A
Jack McKinney Head Coach 1980-1981 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1980)