Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Billy Ray Bates SG 6-4 210 2 Kentucky State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  Ron Brewer G 6-4 180 2 Arkansas 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Geff Crompton C 6-11 280 1 North Carolina 1978 Rnd 4 Pick 4 United States
  Mike Gale G 6-4 185 4 Elizabeth City State 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Bob Gross SF 6-6 200 5 Long Beach State 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Mike Harper PF 6-10 195 0 North Park 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
  Kevin Kunnert FC 7-0 230 7 Iowa 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 1 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Tom Owens FC 6-10 215 4 South Carolina 1971 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
4 Jim Paxson SG 6-6 200 1 Dayton 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Kelvin Ransey G 6-1 170 0 Ohio State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
43 Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 2 Minnesota 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Bahamas
  Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 7 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1980-1981 Portland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Ransey B. Bates C. Natt M. Thompson K. Washington
Rotation     B. Gross K. Kunnert  
Lim PT   J. Paxson   M. Harper G. Crompton
Lim PT   M. Gale   T. Owens  

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 Portland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kelvin Ransey Player Of The Month (Mar 81)
Kermit Washington All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1981)
Kelvin Ransey All-Rookie First Team (1981)

1980-1981 Portland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jim Paxson 79 34.2 17.1 2.7 3.8 1.8 0.1 1.7
Mychal Thompson 79 35.3 17.0 8.7 3.6 0.8 2.2 3.1
Kelvin Ransey 80 30.4 15.2 2.4 6.9 1.1 0.1 2.9
Billy Ray Bates 77 20.3 13.8 2.0 2.5 1.1 0.1 1.9
Calvin Natt 74 28.5 13.4 5.8 2.1 1.0 0.2 2.2
Tom Owens 79 23.3 10.6 5.8 1.8 0.5 0.6 1.6
Kermit Washington 73 29.0 11.4 9.4 2.0 1.2 1.2 2.0
Bob Gross 82 23.6 7.8 4.0 3.1 1.1 0.8 1.8
Kevin Kunnert 55 15.3 4.4 5.2 1.2 0.3 0.6 0.9
Ron Brewer 29 18.9 7.5 1.1 1.9 1.2 0.3 1.3
Mike Gale 42 11.3 4.3 1.1 1.7 0.9 0.1 0.9
Mike Harper 55 8.4 2.7 1.7 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6
Geff Crompton 6 5.5 1.5 3.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.8
Roy Hamilton 1 5.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

1980-1981 Portland Trail Blazers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Bob Gross was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Bob Gross signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1975.

Mike Harper was selected as the #10 pick in the 3 Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Mike Harper signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1980.

Jim Paxson was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Jim Paxson signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 13, 1979.

Mychal Thompson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Mychal Thompson signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 13, 1978.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Kelvin Ransey, the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Chicago Bulls on June 10, 1980. Kelvin Ransey signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Mike Gale was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the San Antonio Spurs on December 19, 1980.

Kevin Kunnert was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the San Diego Clippers on September 18, 1979.

Calvin Natt was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the New Jersey Nets on February 8, 1980.

Tom Owens was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Houston Rockets on August 10, 1977. Tom Owens signed a multi-year extension with the Portland Trail Blazers on June 10, 1980.

Kermit Washington was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the San Diego Clippers on September 18, 1979.

Acquired via Free Agency

Billy Ray Bates signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on February 21, 1980.

Geff Crompton signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on February 2, 1981. Geff Crompton re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on February 12, 1981. Geff Crompton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on February 24, 1981.

1980-1981 Portland Trail Blazers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Larry Weinberg Owner 1970-1971 N/A
Jack Ramsay Head Coach 1976-1977 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1972 to 1976)
Harry Glickman Owner, General Manager 1970-1971 N/A
Bill Schonely Television Play-By-Play 1970-1971 N/A