New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Reggie Carter SG 6-3 175 0 St. John's 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
25 Bill Cartwright C 7-1 245 1 San Francisco 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Hollis Copeland SF 6-6 190 2 Rutgers 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Larry Demic PF 6-9 225 1 Arizona 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Mike Glenn G 6-2 175 3 Southern Illinois 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Toby Knight PF 6-9 210 3 Notre Dame 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Mike Newlin GF 6-4 200 9 Utah 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Kurt Rambis F 6-8 213 0 Santa Clara 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Micheal Ray Richardson PG 6-5 189 2 Montana 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Campy Russell F 6-8 215 6 Michigan 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  DeWayne Scales PF 6-8 208 0 LSU 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Randy Smith GF 6-3 180 9 Buffalo State 1970 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
  Marvin Webster C 7-1 225 4 Morgan State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Ray Williams G 6-3 188 3 Minnesota 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Sly Williams F 6-7 210 1 Rhode Island 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Mike Woodson GF 6-5 195 0 Indiana 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1980-1981 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Richardson R. Williams S. Williams C. Russell M. Webster
Rotation   M. Glenn   L. Demic B. Cartwright
Lim PT   R. Carter M. Woodson D. Scales  
Lim PT       T. Knight  

1980-1981 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics62-20-
2Philadelphia Sixers62-200
3New York Knicks50-3212
4Washington Bullets39-4323
5New Jersey Nets24-5838

1980-1981 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Micheal Ray Richardson Player Of The Week (03/22/81)
Micheal Ray Richardson All-NBA Defensive First Team (1981)
Micheal Ray Richardson Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)
Mike Glenn J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1981)

1980-1981 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Bill Cartwright 82 35.7 20.1 7.5 1.4 0.6 1.0 2.4
Ray Williams 79 34.7 19.7 4.1 5.5 2.3 0.5 3.0
Micheal Ray Richardson 79 40.2 16.4 6.9 7.9 2.9 0.4 3.8
Campy Russell 79 36.3 16.4 4.5 3.3 1.3 0.1 2.7
Sly Williams 67 29.5 13.2 6.2 2.7 1.7 0.3 2.1
Mike Glenn 82 18.4 8.2 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.1 0.8
Marvin Webster 82 20.8 5.2 5.7 0.9 0.3 1.2 1.3
Mike Woodson 81 11.7 4.7 1.2 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.7
Larry Demic 76 12.7 4.1 3.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.8
DeWayne Scales 44 11.0 4.9 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.7
Reggie Carter 60 8.9 2.8 1.1 1.3 0.4 0.0 0.6

1980-1981 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Reggie Carter was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Reggie Carter signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1980.

Bill Cartwright was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Bill Cartwright signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1979.

Larry Demic was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Larry Demic signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1979.

Toby Knight was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Toby Knight signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 11, 1977. Toby Knight re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 25, 1979.

Micheal Ray Richardson was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Micheal Ray Richardson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 5, 1978. Micheal Ray Richardson signed a multi-year extension with the New York Knicks on November 11, 1980.

DeWayne Scales was selected as the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. DeWayne Scales signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1980.

Ray Williams was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Ray Williams signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 13, 1977.

Sly Williams was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Sly Williams signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1979.

Mike Woodson was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mike Woodson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Campy Russell was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 25, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mike Glenn signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on June 12, 1978.

Marvin Webster signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 4, 1978.

1980-1981 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Red Holzman Head Coach 1978-1979 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1970 to 1975)
Eddie Donovan General Manager 1975-1976 General Manager (Los Angeles Clippers, 1970 to 1975)