Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1974-1975 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 4 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 1 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 2 Pennsylvania 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Keith Erickson GF 6-5 195 9 UCLA 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Nate Hawthorne SG 6-4 190 1 Southern Illinois 1973 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
Greg Jackson PG 6-0 180 0 Guilford 1974 Rnd 5 Pick 14 United States
Mo Layton PG 6-1 180 3 USC 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 13 United States
Phil Lumpkin PG 6-0 165 0 Miami (OH) 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
Gary Melchionni G 6-2 185 1 Duke 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
Willie Norwood PF 6-7 220 3 Alcorn State 1969 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Jim Owens SF 6-5 200 1 Arizona State 1973 Rnd 8 Pick 8 United States
Curtis Perry FC 6-7 220 4 Missouri State 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Fred Saunders SF 6-7 210 0 Syracuse 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Charlie Scott SG 6-5 175 3 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
Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 0 UNLV 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
Dick Van Arsdale GF 6-5 210 9 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 2 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Earl Williams C 6-7 230 0 Winston-Salem State 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 13 United States

1974-1975 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Scott K. Erickson D. Van Arsdale C. Perry D. Awtrey
Rotation   G. Melchionni F. Saunders M. Bantom E. Williams
Rotation   N. Hawthorne J. Owens    
Lim PT G. Jackson     J. Shumate  

1974-1975 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Golden State Warriors48-34-
2Seattle SuperSonics43-395
3Portland Trail Blazers38-4410
4Phoenix Suns32-5016
5Los Angeles Lakers30-5218

1974-1975 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Charlie Scott Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1975)

1974-1975 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Charlie Scott 69 37.6 24.3 4.0 4.5 1.6 0.3
Dick Van Arsdale 70 34.6 16.1 2.7 2.8 1.2 0.2
Curtis Perry 79 34.0 13.4 11.9 2.4 1.4 1.0
Mike Bantom 82 27.3 12.5 6.7 1.9 0.8 0.6
Dennis Awtrey 82 34.6 9.9 8.6 4.2 0.7 0.6
Keith Erickson 49 30.0 12.3 5.0 3.5 1.0 0.2
Gary Melchionni 68 22.5 8.5 2.8 2.3 0.7 0.2
Fred Saunders 69 15.3 6.1 3.7 1.2 0.6 0.2
Earl Williams 79 13.2 4.7 5.8 1.2 0.4 0.4
Nate Hawthorne 50 12.4 5.9 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.4
Greg Jackson 44 17.6 4.0 1.5 2.1 0.5 0.2
Jim Owens 41 10.5 3.0 1.0 1.2 0.4 0.0
Corky Calhoun 13 8.3 2.9 2.5 0.3 0.5 0.2

1974-1975 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.

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.

Fred Saunders was selected as the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Fred Saunders signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on June 10, 1974.

John Shumate was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. John Shumate signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on June 14, 1974.

Earl Williams was selected as the #13 pick in the 3 Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Earl Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1974.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

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

Dennis Awtrey was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New Orleans Jazz on September 16, 1974.

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

Nate Hawthorne was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New Orleans Jazz on September 16, 1974.

Curtis Perry was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New Orleans Jazz on September 16, 1974.

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.

Acquired via Free Agency

Greg Jackson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on January 2, 1975.

1974-1975 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
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