Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 5 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Dudley Bradley GF 6-6 195 1 North Carolina 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Don Buse G 6-4 190 4 Evansville 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
45 Jeff Cook FC 6-10 215 2 Idaho State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 3 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Johnny High G 6-3 185 1 Nevada 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 4 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 5 Stanford 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Joel Kramer FC 6-7 203 2 San Diego State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
4 Kyle Macy G 6-3 175 1 Kentucky 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  John McCullough SG 6-4 190 1 Oklahoma 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
  Mike Niles SF 6-6 225 1 Cal State Fullerton 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States
  Truck Robinson F 6-7 225 6 Tennessee State 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
14 Alvin Scott GF 6-7 185 3 Oral Roberts 1977 Rnd 7 Pick 5 United States

1980-1981 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson W. Davis T. Robinson J. Cook A. Adams
Rotation   J. High A. Scott J. Kramer R. Kelley
Rotation   K. Macy      
Lim PT     M. Niles    

1980-1981 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Phoenix Suns57-25-
2Los Angeles Lakers54-283
3Portland Trail Blazers45-3712
4Golden State Warriors39-4318
5San Diego Clippers36-4621
6Seattle SuperSonics34-4823

1980-1981 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dennis Johnson All-NBA First Team (1981)
Dennis Johnson Player Of The Week (12/28/80)
Dennis Johnson All-NBA Defensive First Team (1981)
Walter Davis Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1981)
Dennis Johnson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)
Truck Robinson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)

1980-1981 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Truck Robinson 82 37.7 18.8 9.6 2.5 0.8 0.5 3.0
Dennis Johnson 79 33.1 18.8 4.6 3.7 1.7 0.8 2.6
Walter Davis 78 28.0 18.0 2.6 3.9 1.2 0.2 2.8
Alvan Adams 75 27.4 14.9 7.3 4.6 1.4 0.9 3.0
Johnny High 81 21.6 8.4 2.8 2.5 1.6 0.3 2.3
Jeff Cook 79 27.7 8.5 5.9 2.5 1.0 0.7 1.8
Kyle Macy 82 17.9 8.1 1.6 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.2
Rich Kelley 81 20.8 7.0 5.4 3.5 1.0 0.8 2.6
Alvin Scott 82 17.4 5.4 3.3 1.4 0.7 0.9 0.9
Joel Kramer 82 13.0 4.1 2.8 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.8
Mike Niles 44 5.2 2.6 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.6

1980-1981 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.

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.

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.

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 Trade

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.

Mike Niles signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on June 25, 1980.

1980-1981 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