Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 4 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Mike Bratz G 6-2 185 2 Stanford 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States
  Don Buse G 6-4 190 3 Evansville 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
45 Jeff Cook FC 6-10 215 1 Idaho State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 2 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Bayard Forrest C 6-10 235 2 Grand Canyon 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 18 United States
  Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 9 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Johnny High G 6-3 185 0 Nevada 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 3 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 4 Stanford 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Joel Kramer FC 6-7 203 1 San Diego State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
4 Kyle Macy G 6-3 175 0 Kentucky 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  John McCullough SG 6-4 190 0 Oklahoma 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
  Mike Niles SF 6-6 225 0 Cal State Fullerton 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States
  Wiley Peck SF 6-7 220 0 Mississippi State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
  Truck Robinson F 6-7 225 5 Tennessee State 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
14 Alvin Scott GF 6-7 185 2 Oral Roberts 1977 Rnd 7 Pick 5 United States
  Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 7 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1979-1980 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Buse P. Westphal W. Davis G. Heard A. Adams
Rotation   M. Bratz T. Robinson J. Cook  
Rotation   J. High A. Scott    
Lim PT       J. Kramer R. Kelley
Lim PT         B. Forrest

1979-1980 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers60-22-
2Seattle SuperSonics56-264
3Phoenix Suns55-275
4Portland Trail Blazers38-4422
5San Diego Clippers35-4725
6Golden State Warriors24-5836

1979-1980 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Paul Westphal All-NBA First Team (1980)
Walter Davis Player Of The Week (11/25/79)
Don Buse All-NBA Defensive First Team (1980)
Walter Davis Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)
Paul Westphal Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)

1979-1980 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Paul Westphal 82 32.5 21.9 2.3 5.1 1.5 0.4 2.5
Walter Davis 75 30.8 21.5 3.6 4.5 1.5 0.3 3.2
Truck Robinson 82 33.0 17.3 9.4 1.7 0.7 0.7 3.1
Alvan Adams 75 28.9 14.9 8.1 4.3 1.4 0.7 2.9
Mike Bratz 82 19.4 8.5 2.0 2.7 1.1 0.1 1.6
Don Buse 81 30.9 7.7 2.9 4.0 1.6 0.1 1.1
Johnny High 82 13.7 5.0 2.1 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.5
Gar Heard 82 17.1 5.0 4.6 1.2 1.0 0.6 1.1
Jeff Cook 66 13.7 5.5 3.7 1.3 0.4 0.3 1.1
Alvin Scott 79 16.5 4.4 2.9 1.2 0.6 0.7 1.2
Joel Kramer 54 13.2 3.5 2.8 1.4 0.5 0.1 0.9
Rich Kelley 23 16.2 5.8 5.1 2.2 1.2 0.7 2.0

1979-1980 Phoenix Suns Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Alvan Adams was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Alvan Adams signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1975. Alvan Adams re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1979.

Mike Bratz was selected as the #22 pick in the 3 Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Mike Bratz signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 21, 1977.

Walter Davis was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Walter Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 29, 1977.

Johnny High was selected as the #2 pick in the Second Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Johnny High signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1979.

Joel Kramer was selected as the #19 pick in the 3 Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Joel Kramer signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1978.

Alvin Scott was selected as the #5 pick in the 7 Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Alvin Scott signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 4, 1977.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Bayard Forrest, the #18 pick in the 3 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Phoenix Suns from the Seattle SuperSonics on March 18, 1977. Bayard Forrest signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on March 22, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

Don Buse was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Indiana Pacers on September 6, 1977.

Gar Heard was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Buffalo Braves on February 1, 1976.

Rich Kelley was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New Jersey Nets on February 15, 1980.

Truck Robinson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New Orleans Jazz on January 12, 1979.

Paul Westphal was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Boston Celtics on May 23, 1975. Paul Westphal signed a multi-year extension with the Phoenix Suns on February 10, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jeff Cook signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on May 22, 1979.

1979-1980 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
Al Bianchi Assistant Coach 2001-2002 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1987 to 1991)
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