Kansas City Kings Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Kansas City Kings Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Kenny Dennard PF 6-8 220 0 Duke 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
  Leon Douglas C 6-10 230 5 Alabama 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
22 Larry Drew G 6-1 170 1 Missouri 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Phil Ford G 6-2 175 3 North Carolina 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Ernie Grunfeld GF 6-6 210 4 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 11 Romania / United States
8 Eddie Johnson SF 6-7 215 0 Illinois 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Reggie Johnson F 6-9 205 1 Tennessee 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
33 Steve Johnson FC 6-10 235 0 Oregon State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Reggie King F 6-6 225 2 Alabama 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Sam Lacey C 6-10 235 11 New Mexico State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  John Lambert C 6-10 225 6 USC 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Kevin Loder SF 6-6 205 0 Alabama State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
50 Joe C. Meriweather FC 6-10 215 6 Southern Illinois 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Cliff Robinson F 6-9 220 2 USC 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Hawkeye Whitney F 6-5 235 1 NC State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Ray Williams G 6-3 188 4 Minnesota 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
42 Mike Woodson GF 6-5 195 1 Indiana 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1981-1982 Kansas City Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Drew P. Ford R. King E. Johnson S. Johnson
Rotation     E. Grunfeld J. Meriweather L. Douglas
Rotation     K. Loder K. Dennard  
Rotation     H. Whitney    
Lim PT     M. Woodson    
Lim PT     R. Johnson    

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 Kansas City Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mike Woodson 76 28.8 16.1 3.1 2.7 1.8 0.4 1.9
Ernie Grunfeld 81 23.4 12.7 2.2 3.4 0.9 0.5 1.8
Steve Johnson 78 22.3 12.8 5.9 1.2 0.5 1.1 2.5
Reggie King 80 32.6 12.1 6.5 2.2 1.1 0.4 1.9
Larry Drew 81 24.4 10.8 1.8 5.2 1.4 0.0 2.1
Cliff Robinson 38 32.3 20.2 8.5 1.9 1.2 1.6 2.3
Phil Ford 72 27.1 9.9 1.5 6.3 0.9 0.0 2.7
Eddie Johnson 74 20.5 9.3 4.4 1.5 0.7 0.2 1.3
Kevin Loder 71 16.0 6.9 2.7 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.0
Reggie Johnson 31 25.3 12.2 6.1 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.6
Leon Douglas 63 17.3 2.7 4.6 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.9
Kenny Dennard 30 20.2 5.0 4.4 1.4 1.2 0.3 1.2
John Lambert 42 11.7 3.4 3.0 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.9
Joe C. Meriweather 18 21.1 6.9 4.9 0.9 0.7 1.2 1.4
Hawkeye Whitney 23 11.6 2.3 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.6
Sam Lacey 2 10.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.5 1.0

1981-1982 Kansas City Kings Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Phil Ford was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Phil Ford signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on September 29, 1978.

Eddie Johnson was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Eddie Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on September 11, 1981.

Steve Johnson was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Steve Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on October 7, 1981.

Reggie King was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Reggie King signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on September 1, 1979.

Kevin Loder was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Kevin Loder signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on October 1, 1981.

Hawkeye Whitney was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Hawkeye Whitney signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on September 16, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Larry Drew was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the Detroit Pistons on August 26, 1981.

Ernie Grunfeld was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the Milwaukee Bucks on October 9, 1979.

Reggie Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 16, 1982.

Joe C. Meriweather was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the New York Knicks on September 25, 1980. Joe C. Meriweather re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on June 30, 1981.

Mike Woodson was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the New Jersey Nets on November 12, 1981.

Acquired via Free Agency

Kenny Dennard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on February 18, 1982.

Leon Douglas signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on June 12, 1980.