Kansas City Kings Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Kansas City Kings Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 3 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Leon Douglas C 6-10 230 4 Alabama 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Phil Ford G 6-2 175 2 North Carolina 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Gus Gerard GF 6-8 200 4 Virginia 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
  Ernie Grunfeld GF 6-6 210 3 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 11 Romania / United States
  Reggie King F 6-6 225 1 Alabama 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Sam Lacey C 6-10 235 10 New Mexico State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  John Lambert C 6-10 225 5 USC 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
50 Joe C. Meriweather FC 6-10 215 5 Southern Illinois 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Cliff Robinson F 6-9 220 1 USC 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Frankie Sanders SF 6-6 200 2 Southern 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Lloyd Walton PG 6-0 160 4 Marquette 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Scott Wedman GF 6-7 215 6 Colorado 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Jo Jo White G 6-3 190 11 Kansas 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Hawkeye Whitney F 6-5 235 0 NC State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States

1980-1981 Kansas City Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Ford E. Grunfeld R. King S. Wedman S. Lacey
Rotation L. Walton   O. Birdsong J. Meriweather L. Douglas
Rotation     F. Sanders    
Lim PT     H. Whitney   J. Lambert

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 Kansas City Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Otis Birdsong All-NBA Second Team (1981)
Phil Ford Player Of The Week (01/25/81)
Otis Birdsong Player Of The Week (10/26/80)
Otis Birdsong Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)

1980-1981 Kansas City Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Otis Birdsong 71 36.5 24.6 3.6 3.3 1.3 0.3 2.4
Scott Wedman 81 35.8 19.0 5.3 2.8 1.2 0.6 2.0
Reggie King 81 33.9 14.9 9.7 1.5 1.3 0.5 2.0
Phil Ford 66 34.7 17.5 1.9 8.8 1.5 0.1 3.7
Ernie Grunfeld 79 20.1 7.5 2.6 2.6 0.8 0.2 1.1
Sam Lacey 82 27.2 6.9 7.1 4.9 1.2 1.5 2.2
Joe C. Meriweather 74 20.5 7.6 5.3 1.0 0.4 1.1 1.7
Leon Douglas 79 17.2 6.0 4.9 0.9 0.3 0.5 1.1
Hawkeye Whitney 47 16.6 7.4 2.3 1.4 1.0 0.1 1.0
Lloyd Walton 61 13.5 3.4 0.8 3.4 0.5 0.0 1.3
John Lambert 43 11.0 3.4 2.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.4
Frankie Sanders 23 8.1 3.8 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.9
Jo Jo White 13 18.2 6.4 1.6 2.8 0.8 0.1 1.4
Gus Gerard 16 7.7 3.6 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4

1980-1981 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.

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.

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.

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

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

Joe C. Meriweather was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the New York Knicks on September 25, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

Sam Lacey signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on July 10, 1979.

John Lambert signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on December 26, 1980.

Frankie Sanders signed a contract with the Kansas City Kings on January 20, 1981. Frankie Sanders re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on February 1, 1981. Frankie Sanders re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on February 12, 1981.

Lloyd Walton signed a contract as a free agent with the Kansas City Kings on November 8, 1980.