Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 0 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 5 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Mike Bantom FC 6-9 200 2 Saint Francis of Assisi College 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Keith Erickson GF 6-5 195 10 UCLA 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Nate Hawthorne SG 6-4 190 2 Southern Illinois 1973 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
  Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 5 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Phil Lumpkin PG 6-0 165 1 Miami (OH) 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
  Curtis Perry FC 6-7 220 5 Missouri State 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Pat Riley SG 6-4 205 8 Kentucky 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Fred Saunders SF 6-7 210 1 Syracuse 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  John Shumate FC 6-9 235 1 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 10 Indiana 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 3 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  John Wetzel GF 6-5 190 6 Virginia Tech 1966 Rnd 8 Pick 7 United States

1975-1976 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sobers P. Westphal D. Van Arsdale C. Perry A. Adams
Rotation P. Lumpkin N. Hawthorne K. Erickson   D. Awtrey
Lim PT   P. Riley J. Wetzel G. Heard  

1975-1976 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Golden State Warriors59-23-
2Seattle SuperSonics43-3916
3Phoenix Suns42-4017
4Los Angeles Lakers40-4219
5Portland Trail Blazers37-4522

1975-1976 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Alvan Adams Rookie Of The Year (1976)
Alvan Adams All-Rookie First Team (1976)
Alvan Adams Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1976)

1975-1976 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Paul Westphal 82 36.1 20.5 3.2 5.4 2.6 0.5
Alvan Adams 80 33.2 19.0 9.1 5.6 1.5 1.4
Curtis Perry 71 33.1 13.3 9.6 2.6 1.2 0.9
Dick Van Arsdale 58 32.2 12.9 2.4 2.4 0.9 0.2
Keith Erickson 74 25.0 10.1 4.5 2.5 1.1 0.1
Ricky Sobers 78 24.3 9.2 3.3 2.8 1.4 0.1
John Shumate 43 21.6 11.3 5.6 1.4 1.0 0.4
Nate Hawthorne 79 14.5 6.1 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.2
Gar Heard 36 33.9 12.4 9.9 1.8 1.4 1.1
Dennis Awtrey 74 18.6 4.9 4.0 2.1 0.3 0.3
Pat Riley 60 13.2 4.6 0.8 0.9 0.3 0.1
Phil Lumpkin 34 10.9 2.1 0.7 1.4 0.4 0.0
John Wetzel 37 6.7 1.7 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.1
Fred Saunders 17 8.6 3.6 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.1
Mike Bantom 7 9.7 3.0 3.3 0.4 0.3 0.3

1975-1976 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.

Ricky Sobers was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Ricky Sobers signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on June 6, 1975.

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.

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

Phil Lumpkin was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 9, 1975.

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

Pat Riley was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Los Angeles Lakers on November 3, 1975.

Paul Westphal was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Boston Celtics on May 23, 1975.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

John Wetzel was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Phoenix Suns from the Atlanta Hawks on October 22, 1975.

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.

1975-1976 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