Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Rosters

1982-1983 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Don Buse G 6-4 190 6 Evansville 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
34 Kenny Carr GF 6-7 220 5 NC State 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
42 Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 4 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  Petur Gudmundsson C 7-2 260 1 Washington 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 15 Iceland
  Jeff Judkins SF 6-6 185 4 Utah 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
3 Jeff Lamp GF 6-6 195 1 Virginia 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
12 Fat Lever PG 6-3 170 0 Arizona State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Hank McDowell FC 6-9 215 1 Memphis 1981 Rnd 5 Pick 10 United States
  Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 3 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
24 Audie Norris C 6-9 230 0 Jackson State 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
4 Jim Paxson SG 6-6 200 3 Dayton 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
43 Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 4 Minnesota 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Bahamas
  Linton Townes GF 6-7 190 0 James Madison 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
14 Darnell Valentine G 6-1 183 1 Kansas 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
31 Pete Verhoeven F 6-9 215 1 Fresno State 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States

1982-1983 Portland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Valentine J. Paxson C. Natt W. Cooper M. Thompson
Rotation F. Lever D. Buse K. Carr   A. Norris
Rotation     L. Townes    
Lim PT     J. Lamp H. McDowell P. Gudmundsson
Lim PT     P. Verhoeven    

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 Portland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jim Paxson Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1983)

1982-1983 Portland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jim Paxson 81 33.8 21.7 2.1 2.9 1.7 0.2 1.9
Calvin Natt 80 36.0 20.4 7.5 2.1 0.8 0.4 2.5
Mychal Thompson 80 37.7 15.7 9.4 4.8 0.8 1.4 3.5
Kenny Carr 82 28.4 12.0 7.2 1.4 0.8 0.5 2.3
Wayne Cooper 80 26.2 9.7 7.6 1.4 0.3 1.7 2.0
Fat Lever 81 24.9 7.8 2.8 5.3 1.9 0.2 1.7
Darnell Valentine 47 27.6 12.5 2.5 6.2 2.1 0.1 2.8
Jeff Lamp 59 11.7 4.4 1.3 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.6
Linton Townes 55 9.4 4.5 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.6
Pete Verhoeven 48 11.0 4.1 2.0 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.8
Don Buse 41 15.7 4.7 1.3 2.8 1.1 0.0 0.6
Hank McDowell 42 8.9 2.9 2.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.8
Jeff Judkins 34 9.1 3.1 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.5
Audie Norris 30 10.4 2.2 2.3 0.8 0.4 0.1 1.1

1982-1983 Portland Trail Blazers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Petur Gudmundsson was selected as the #15 pick in the 3 Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Petur Gudmundsson signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1981.

Jeff Lamp was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Jeff Lamp signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 10, 1981.

Fat Lever was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Fat Lever signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 7, 1982.

Audie Norris was selected as the #14 pick in the Second Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Audie Norris signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1982.

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.

Linton Townes was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Linton Townes signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1982.

Darnell Valentine was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Darnell Valentine signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 22, 1981.

Pete Verhoeven was selected as the #16 pick in the 4 Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Pete Verhoeven signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1981.

Acquired via Trade

Kenny Carr was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Detroit Pistons on June 23, 1982.

Wayne Cooper was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Dallas Mavericks on June 28, 1982.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Don Buse signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on January 9, 1983.

Hank McDowell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on December 8, 1982.

1982-1983 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
Stu Inman General Manager 1981-1982 Head Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1971 to 1972)
Bill Schonely Television Play-By-Play 1970-1971 N/A