Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 5 Pennsylvania 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Johnny Davis G 6-2 170 1 Dayton 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
  Jacky Dorsey SF 6-7 230 1 Georgia 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  T.R. Dunn G 6-4 192 0 Alabama 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
  Bob Gross SF 6-6 200 2 Long Beach State 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Lionel Hollins G 6-3 185 2 Arizona State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
20 Maurice Lucas PF 6-9 215 1 Marquette 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Lloyd Neal PF 6-7 225 5 Tennessee State 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Willie Norwood PF 6-7 220 6 Alcorn State 1969 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Tom Owens FC 6-10 215 1 South Carolina 1971 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
  Dale Schlueter C 6-10 255 9 Colorado State 1967 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
  Larry Steele G 6-5 180 6 Kentucky 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Dave Twardzik PG 6-1 175 1 Old Dominion 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Wally Walker SF 6-7 190 1 Virginia 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Bill Walton C 6-11 235 3 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1977-1978 Portland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Davis L. Hollins L. Steele T. Owens M. Lucas
Rotation D. Twardzik T. Dunn C. Calhoun L. Neal B. Walton
Lim PT     B. Gross W. Norwood D. Schlueter

1977-1978 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Portland Trail Blazers58-24-
2Phoenix Suns49-339
3Seattle SuperSonics47-3511
4Los Angeles Lakers45-3713
5Golden State Warriors43-3915

1977-1978 Portland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bill Walton Most Valuable Player (1978)
Bill Walton All-NBA First Team (1978)
Maurice Lucas All-NBA Second Team (1978)
Lionel Hollins All-NBA Defensive First Team (1978)
Bill Walton All-NBA Defensive First Team (1978)
Maurice Lucas All-NBA Defensive First Team (1978)
Bob Gross All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1978)
Bill Walton Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1978)
Maurice Lucas Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1978)
Lionel Hollins Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1978)

1977-1978 Portland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Lionel Hollins 81 33.8 15.9 3.4 4.7 1.9 0.4 3.0
Maurice Lucas 68 31.2 16.4 9.1 2.5 0.9 0.8 2.8
Bill Walton 58 33.3 18.9 13.2 5.0 1.0 2.5 3.6
Bob Gross 72 30.0 12.7 5.6 3.5 1.4 0.7 2.5
Johnny Davis 82 26.7 10.7 2.1 2.6 1.0 0.2 1.8
Tom Owens 82 20.9 10.1 6.6 2.0 0.4 0.5 1.9
Lloyd Neal 61 19.2 11.0 6.1 1.3 0.5 0.3 1.6
Dave Twardzik 75 24.3 8.9 1.8 3.3 1.4 0.1 2.1
Larry Steele 65 17.4 8.0 1.7 1.3 0.9 0.1 1.0
Corky Calhoun 79 17.3 5.3 2.7 1.1 0.5 0.2 0.8
T.R. Dunn 63 12.2 3.8 2.3 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.6
Willie Norwood 19 18.5 5.8 3.4 1.0 0.9 0.0 2.1
Wally Walker 9 11.2 4.8 1.9 0.9 0.2 0.0 1.2
Jacky Dorsey 4 12.8 6.2 2.5 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.8
Dale Schlueter 10 10.9 2.5 2.1 1.8 0.3 0.2 1.5

1977-1978 Portland Trail Blazers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Johnny Davis was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Johnny Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 2, 1976.

T.R. Dunn was selected as the #19 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. T.R. Dunn signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 19, 1977.

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.

Lionel Hollins was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Lionel Hollins signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on July 15, 1975.

Lloyd Neal was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Lloyd Neal signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1972.

Larry Steele was selected as the #2 pick in the 3 Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Larry Steele signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on April 9, 1971.

Dave Twardzik was selected as the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Dave Twardzik signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on June 2, 1976.

Bill Walton was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Bill Walton signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on June 1, 1974.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Maurice Lucas, the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New York Knicks from the Chicago Bulls on May 28, 1974. Maurice Lucas signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Tom Owens was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Houston Rockets on August 10, 1977.

Dale Schlueter was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Phoenix Suns on July 15, 1977. Dale Schlueter signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on March 24, 1978.

Acquired via Free Agency

Corky Calhoun signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 22, 1976.

Willie Norwood signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on March 5, 1978.

1977-1978 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