Kansas City Kings Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Kansas City Kings Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Lucius Allen PG 6-2 175 8 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Bob Bigelow GF 6-7 215 2 Pennsylvania 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 0 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Ron Boone GF 6-2 200 1 Idaho State 1968 Rnd 11 Pick 13 United States
Tom Burleson C 7-2 225 3 NC State 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Glenn Hansen SG 6-4 205 2 LSU 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Darnell Hillman FC 6-9 215 1 San Jose State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
John Kuester PG 6-2 175 0 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Sam Lacey C 6-10 235 7 New Mexico State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bob Nash SF 6-8 195 2 Hawaii 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Louie Nelson G 6-3 190 4 Washington 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Kevin Restani FC 6-9 225 3 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Bill Robinzine PF 6-7 230 2 DePaul 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Richard Washington PF 6-11 220 1 UCLA 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 3 Colorado 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1977-1978 Kansas City Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Allen R. Boone S. Wedman R. Washington S. Lacey
Rotation J. Kuester   O. Birdsong B. Robinzine T. Burleson
Rotation     B. Nash    
Lim PT       K. Restani  

1977-1978 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets48-34-
2Milwaukee Bucks44-384
3Chicago Bulls40-428
4Detroit Pistons38-4410
5Kansas City Kings31-5117
6Indiana Pacers31-5117

1977-1978 Kansas City Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ron Boone 82 32.4 17.7 3.3 3.8 1.3 0.1 3.7
Scott Wedman 81 36.6 17.7 5.7 2.5 1.2 0.3 2.0
Otis Birdsong 73 25.7 15.8 2.4 2.4 1.0 0.2 2.0
Richard Washington 78 28.6 12.8 8.4 1.5 0.9 0.9 2.4
Lucius Allen 77 27.9 11.9 3.0 4.7 1.2 0.4 2.8
Bill Robinzine 82 21.3 10.0 6.6 0.9 0.9 0.1 2.1
Sam Lacey 77 27.7 8.6 8.3 3.9 1.6 1.4 2.4
Tom Burleson 76 20.1 8.6 6.3 1.7 0.8 1.1 1.6
John Kuester 78 15.6 4.8 1.5 3.2 0.7 0.0 1.2
Bob Nash 66 12.1 5.5 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.7
Kevin Restani 46 10.1 2.8 2.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.3
Louie Nelson 8 6.6 1.9 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 1.0
Bob Bigelow 1 7.0 2.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Andre McCarter 1 9.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Glenn Hansen 3 3.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0

1977-1978 Kansas City Kings Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Otis Birdsong was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Otis Birdsong signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on September 20, 1977.

Ron Boone was selected as the #13 pick in the 11 Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Ron Boone signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on August 5, 1976.

John Kuester was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. John Kuester signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on September 1, 1977.

Bill Robinzine was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Bill Robinzine signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on July 13, 1975.

Richard Washington was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Richard Washington signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on June 8, 1976.

Scott Wedman was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Scott Wedman signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on September 1, 1974.

Acquired via Trade

Lucius Allen was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the Los Angeles Lakers on June 1, 1977.

Tom Burleson was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the Denver Nuggets on May 25, 1977.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Kevin Restani was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Kansas City Kings from the Milwaukee Bucks on November 15, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bob Nash signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on September 19, 1977.

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