Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1973-1974 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 0 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 1 Pennsylvania 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Bill Chamberlain SF 6-6 188 0 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 13 United States
Bob Christian C 6-10 255 3 Grambling State 1969 Rnd 8 Pick 10 United States
Keith Erickson GF 6-5 195 8 UCLA 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Lamar Green FC 6-7 210 4 Morehead State 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
Clem Haskins PG 6-3 195 6 Western Kentucky 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Connie Hawkins PF 6-8 210 5 - 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Gary Melchionni G 6-2 185 0 Duke 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
Jim Owens SF 6-5 200 0 Arizona State 1973 Rnd 8 Pick 8 United States
Joe Reaves SF 6-5 210 0 Bethel (Tennessee) 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Fred Saunders SF 6-7 210 0 Syracuse 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Charlie Scott SG 6-5 175 2 North Carolina 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 4 United States
John Shumate FC 6-9 235 0 Notre Dame 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Dick Van Arsdale GF 6-5 210 8 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Neal Walk C 6-10 220 4 Florida 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1973-1974 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Scott K. Erickson D. Van Arsdale C. Calhoun N. Walk
Rotation C. Haskins G. Melchionni B. Chamberlain M. Bantom B. Christian
Rotation     J. Owens L. Green  

1973-1974 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers47-35-
2Golden State Warriors44-383
3Seattle SuperSonics36-4611
4Phoenix Suns30-5217
5Portland Trail Blazers27-5520

1973-1974 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dick Van Arsdale All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1974)
Mike Bantom All-Rookie First Team (1974)
Charlie Scott Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)

1973-1974 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Dick Van Arsdale 78 36.3 17.8 2.8 4.2 1.2 0.2
Neal Walk 82 31.1 16.8 10.2 4.0 0.9 0.7
Charlie Scott 52 38.5 25.4 4.3 5.2 1.9 0.4
Keith Erickson 66 30.8 14.6 6.3 3.1 1.0 0.3
Clem Haskins 81 22.5 11.1 2.7 3.2 1.0 0.2
Mike Bantom 76 26.1 10.1 6.8 2.1 0.7 0.6
Corky Calhoun 77 28.7 8.2 5.3 1.8 0.9 0.4
Gary Melchionni 69 18.1 7.2 2.1 2.1 0.6 0.1
Bob Christian 81 15.4 4.8 4.2 1.2 0.2 0.4
Lamar Green 72 15.3 4.1 4.9 0.6 0.4 0.5
Bill Chamberlain 28 13.1 5.5 2.9 1.3 0.7 0.4
Connie Hawkins 8 27.9 11.2 5.4 3.5 1.0 0.4
Jim Owens 17 5.9 3.1 0.5 0.9 0.3 0.0
Joe Reaves 7 5.4 2.3 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

1973-1974 Phoenix Suns Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mike Bantom was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Mike Bantom signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on May 15, 1973.

Corky Calhoun was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Corky Calhoun signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on April 11, 1972.

Lamar Green was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Lamar Green signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1969.

Gary Melchionni was selected as the #15 pick in the Second Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Gary Melchionni signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on May 7, 1973.

Jim Owens was selected as the #8 pick in the 8 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Jim Owens signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1973.

Neal Walk was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Neal Walk signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on April 19, 1969.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bill Chamberlain, the #13 pick in the 3 Round of the 1972 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Phoenix Suns from the Golden State Warriors on January 24, 1974. Bill Chamberlain signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on January 25, 1974.

Draft Rights to Charlie Scott, the #4 pick in the 7 Round of the 1970 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Phoenix Suns from the Boston Celtics on March 12, 1972. Charlie Scott signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on March 13, 1972.

Acquired via Trade

Bob Christian was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Atlanta Hawks on October 9, 1973.

Keith Erickson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 30, 1973.

Clem Haskins was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Chicago Bulls on April 23, 1970.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Dick Van Arsdale was taken in the 1968 Expansion Draft by the Phoenix Suns from the New York Knicks on May 6, 1968.

1973-1974 Phoenix Suns Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bhavik Darji Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Don Diamond Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Don Pitt Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Karl Eller Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Marvin Meyer Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Richard Bloch Owner 1968-1969 N/A
John MacLeod Head Coach 1973-1974 N/A
Jerry Colangelo General Manager 1968-1969 N/A
Joe Proski Head Athletic Trainer 1968-1969 Athletic Trainer (Chicago Bulls, 1967 to 1968)
Al McCoy Radio Broadcaster 1972-1973 N/A