Kansas City Kings Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 Kansas City Kings Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Lucius Allen PG 6-2 175 9 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ron Behagen FC 6-9 185 5 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 1 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Tom Burleson C 7-2 225 4 NC State 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Phil Ford G 6-2 175 0 North Carolina 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Gus Gerard GF 6-8 200 2 Virginia 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
Lars Hansen C 6-10 225 0 Washington 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 3 Denmark / Canada
Darnell Hillman FC 6-9 215 2 San Jose State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Sam Lacey C 6-10 235 8 New Mexico State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Billy McKinney G 6-0 160 1 Northwestern 1977 Rnd 6 Pick 5 United States
Bob Nash SF 6-8 195 3 Hawaii 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Marlon Redmond SF 6-6 190 1 San Francisco 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
Bill Robinzine PF 6-7 230 3 DePaul 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Richard Washington PF 6-11 220 2 UCLA 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 4 Colorado 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1978-1979 Kansas City Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Ford O. Birdsong S. Wedman B. Robinzine S. Lacey
Rotation L. Allen B. McKinney B. Nash D. Hillman  
Rotation       R. Washington  
Lim PT     G. Gerard   T. Burleson
Lim PT         L. Hansen

1978-1979 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Kansas City Kings48-34-
2Denver Nuggets47-351
3Milwaukee Bucks38-4410
4Indiana Pacers38-4410
5Chicago Bulls31-5117

1978-1979 Kansas City Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Phil Ford All-NBA Second Team (1979)
Phil Ford Rookie Of The Year (1979)
Phil Ford All-Rookie First Team (1979)
Otis Birdsong Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1979)

1978-1979 Kansas City Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Otis Birdsong 82 34.6 21.7 4.3 3.4 1.5 0.2 2.4
Scott Wedman 73 34.2 18.3 5.3 2.0 1.0 0.4 1.5
Phil Ford 79 34.5 15.9 2.3 8.6 2.2 0.1 4.1
Bill Robinzine 82 26.6 13.4 7.8 1.3 1.3 0.2 2.2
Sam Lacey 82 32.0 10.6 8.6 5.2 1.3 1.7 3.0
Billy McKinney 78 15.9 7.8 1.1 3.2 0.7 0.0 1.6
Darnell Hillman 78 20.7 7.0 5.5 1.2 0.6 0.8 1.7
Bob Nash 82 15.9 6.4 2.5 0.9 0.4 0.2 1.0
Tom Burleson 56 16.6 7.8 5.0 0.9 0.5 1.0 1.1
Marlon Redmond 49 15.0 7.2 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.3 1.1
Gus Gerard 56 8.2 3.8 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.6
Lucius Allen 31 13.3 5.1 1.5 1.4 0.7 0.2 1.0
Ron Behagen 9 14.0 6.0 3.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.7
Richard Washington 18 8.9 2.1 2.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.8

1978-1979 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.

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.

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.

Darnell Hillman was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the Denver Nuggets on June 26, 1978.

Acquired via Free Agency

Gus Gerard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on October 27, 1978.

Billy McKinney signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on September 14, 1978.

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