Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 6 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Dudley Bradley GF 6-6 195 2 North Carolina 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
45 Jeff Cook FC 6-10 215 3 Idaho State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 4 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Craig Dykema PF 6-8 190 0 Long Beach State 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
  Art Housey PF 6-10 220 0 Kansas 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 5 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 6 Stanford 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Joel Kramer FC 6-7 203 3 San Diego State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
4 Kyle Macy G 6-3 175 2 Kentucky 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  John McCullough SG 6-4 190 2 Oklahoma 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
22 Larry Nance PF 6-10 205 0 Clemson 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Truck Robinson F 6-7 225 7 Tennessee State 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
14 Alvin Scott GF 6-7 185 4 Oral Roberts 1977 Rnd 7 Pick 5 United States

1981-1982 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson K. Macy T. Robinson A. Adams R. Kelley
Rotation     W. Davis L. Nance  
Rotation     A. Scott J. Cook  
Rotation     D. Bradley J. Kramer  
Rotation       C. Dykema  

1981-1982 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers57-25-
2Seattle SuperSonics52-305
3Phoenix Suns46-3611
4Golden State Warriors45-3712
5Portland Trail Blazers42-4015
6San Diego Clippers17-6540

1981-1982 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dennis Johnson All-NBA Defensive First Team (1982)
Dennis Johnson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1982)

1981-1982 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dennis Johnson 80 36.7 19.5 5.1 4.6 1.3 0.7 2.9
Truck Robinson 74 37.1 19.1 9.7 2.4 0.6 0.4 2.7
Alvan Adams 79 30.3 15.1 7.4 4.5 1.4 1.0 2.5
Kyle Macy 82 34.7 14.2 3.2 4.7 1.7 0.1 1.5
Walter Davis 55 21.5 14.4 1.9 2.9 0.8 0.1 2.0
Rich Kelley 81 23.4 7.9 6.1 3.6 0.8 0.9 3.0
Larry Nance 80 14.8 6.6 3.2 1.0 0.5 0.9 1.3
Alvin Scott 81 21.5 6.0 3.6 1.8 0.7 0.9 1.2
Jeff Cook 76 17.1 5.1 4.0 1.3 0.5 0.3 1.1
Dudley Bradley 64 14.6 5.1 1.4 1.2 1.2 0.2 1.1
Joel Kramer 56 9.8 2.6 1.9 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.5
Craig Dykema 32 3.2 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.2
John McCullough 8 2.9 2.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.4

1981-1982 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.

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. Walter Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 1980.

Craig Dykema was selected as the #20 pick in the 3 Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Craig Dykema signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1981.

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.

Kyle Macy was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Kyle Macy signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on May 22, 1980.

Larry Nance was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Larry Nance signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1981.

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. Alvin Scott signed a multi-year extension with the Phoenix Suns on June 19, 1981.

Acquired via Trade

Dudley Bradley was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Indiana Pacers on June 8, 1981.

Dennis Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Seattle SuperSonics on June 3, 1980.

Rich Kelley was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New Jersey Nets on February 15, 1980. Rich Kelley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 1980.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

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

1981-1982 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