Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1982-1983 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 7 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
45 Jeff Cook FC 6-10 215 4 Idaho State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 5 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Craig Dykema PF 6-8 190 1 Long Beach State 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
53 James Edwards C 7-0 225 5 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Johnny High G 6-3 185 2 Nevada 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Dennis Johnson PG 6-4 185 6 Pepperdine 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  Joel Kramer FC 6-7 203 4 San Diego State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
20 Maurice Lucas PF 6-9 215 6 Marquette 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
4 Kyle Macy G 6-3 175 3 Kentucky 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  Kevin Magee PF 6-8 230 0 UC Irvine 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
22 Larry Nance PF 6-10 205 1 Clemson 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
32 Charles Pittman F 6-8 220 0 Maryland 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
8 Rick Robey C 6-11 230 4 Kentucky 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
14 Alvin Scott GF 6-7 185 5 Oral Roberts 1977 Rnd 7 Pick 5 United States
  David Thirdkill GF 6-7 195 0 Bradley 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
7 Rory White PF 6-8 210 0 South Alabama 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States

1982-1983 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Johnson W. Davis L. Nance A. Adams M. Lucas
Rotation   K. Macy A. Scott R. White  
Rotation   J. High      
Lim PT     C. Pittman J. Kramer J. Edwards
Lim PT     D. Thirdkill    

1982-1983 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers58-24-
2Phoenix Suns53-295
3Seattle SuperSonics48-3410
4Portland Trail Blazers46-3612
5Golden State Warriors30-5228
6San Diego Clippers25-5733

1982-1983 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Walter Davis Player Of The Week (02/27/83)
Larry Nance Player Of The Week (02/20/83)
Maurice Lucas Player Of The Week (12/26/82)
Dennis Johnson All-NBA Defensive First Team (1983)
Maurice Lucas Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1983)

1982-1983 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Walter Davis 80 31.1 19.0 2.5 5.0 1.5 0.1 2.4
Larry Nance 82 35.5 16.7 8.7 2.4 1.2 2.6 2.3
Maurice Lucas 77 33.6 16.5 10.4 2.8 0.7 0.6 2.9
Alvan Adams 80 30.6 14.2 6.8 4.7 1.4 0.9 3.0
Dennis Johnson 77 33.1 14.2 4.4 5.0 1.3 0.5 2.6
Kyle Macy 82 22.4 9.9 2.0 3.4 0.8 0.1 1.1
Alvin Scott 81 14.1 4.1 2.8 1.2 0.6 0.4 0.8
Rory White 65 9.6 5.0 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.8
Johnny High 82 14.1 3.2 1.8 1.9 1.0 0.4 1.3
David Thirdkill 49 10.6 4.0 1.5 0.7 0.4 0.1 1.0
Jeff Cook 45 12.2 3.6 2.9 1.3 0.3 0.3 1.2
James Edwards 16 17.8 8.8 3.7 1.7 0.3 0.3 1.2
Joel Kramer 54 8.5 1.9 1.6 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.4
Charles Pittman 28 6.1 2.2 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.8

1982-1983 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. Alvan Adams signed a multi-year extension with the Phoenix Suns on December 20, 1982.

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.

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.

David Thirdkill was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. David Thirdkill signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 1982.

Rory White was selected as the #17 pick in the 4 Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Rory White signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1982.

Acquired via Trade

James Edwards was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 7, 1983.

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

Maurice Lucas was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the New York Knicks on July 7, 1982.

Acquired via Free Agency

Johnny High signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on July 7, 1982.

Charles Pittman signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on February 7, 1983.

1982-1983 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