Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 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 1 Kentucky State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  Jim Brewer PF 6-9 210 6 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Ron Brewer G 6-4 180 1 Arkansas 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  T.R. Dunn G 6-4 192 2 Alabama 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
  Bob Gross SF 6-6 200 4 Long Beach State 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Lionel Hollins G 6-3 185 4 Arizona State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Abdul Jeelani PF 6-8 210 2 Wisconsin-Parkside 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
  Charles A. Jones FC 6-9 215 0 Albany State (GA) 1979 Rnd 8 Pick 18 United States
  Kevin Kunnert FC 7-0 230 6 Iowa 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
20 Maurice Lucas PF 6-9 215 3 Marquette 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 0 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Tom Owens FC 6-10 215 3 South Carolina 1971 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
4 Jim Paxson SG 6-6 200 0 Dayton 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Larry Steele G 6-5 180 8 Kentucky 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
43 Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 1 Minnesota 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Bahamas
  Dave Twardzik PG 6-1 175 3 Old Dominion 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 6 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1979-1980 Portland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Brewer B. Bates T. Owens K. Washington J. Brewer
Rotation D. Twardzik J. Paxson B. Gross    
Rotation   T. Dunn      
Lim PT   L. Steele C. Natt M. Thompson  
Lim PT       A. Jeelani  
Lim PT       K. Kunnert  

1979-1980 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers60-22-
2Seattle SuperSonics56-264
3Phoenix Suns55-275
4Portland Trail Blazers38-4422
5San Diego Clippers35-4725
6Golden State Warriors24-5836

1979-1980 Portland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Calvin Natt Player Of The Week (02/24/80)
Billy Ray Bates Player Of The Week (03/23/80)
Kermit Washington All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1980)
Calvin Natt All-Rookie First Team (1980)
Kermit Washington Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)

1979-1980 Portland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ron Brewer 82 34.3 15.7 2.6 2.6 1.2 0.6 2.0
Tom Owens 76 30.8 16.4 7.5 2.6 0.6 0.7 2.3
Kermit Washington 80 33.2 13.4 10.5 2.1 0.9 1.6 2.1
Abdul Jeelani 77 16.7 9.6 3.5 1.2 0.5 0.5 1.5
Maurice Lucas 41 28.7 14.3 7.9 3.0 0.6 0.9 3.6
Dave Twardzik 67 23.8 8.5 2.3 4.1 1.1 0.0 2.0
T.R. Dunn 82 22.5 6.9 4.0 1.8 1.2 0.4 1.1
Bob Gross 62 25.5 8.7 4.0 3.7 1.0 0.8 2.7
Calvin Natt 25 32.4 20.4 7.1 2.3 1.0 0.5 2.6
Jim Paxson 72 17.6 6.2 1.5 2.0 0.7 0.1 1.3
Lionel Hollins 20 20.6 9.9 1.0 2.5 1.5 0.1 3.0
Jim Brewer 67 15.2 2.9 3.8 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.7
Billy Ray Bates 16 14.7 11.2 1.8 1.9 0.9 0.1 1.2
Larry Steele 16 27.9 9.1 2.8 4.2 1.6 0.1 2.1
Kevin Kunnert 18 16.8 7.0 6.2 1.6 0.4 1.2 2.3

1979-1980 Portland Trail Blazers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ron Brewer was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Ron Brewer signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1978.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Acquired via Trade

Jim Brewer was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Detroit Pistons on September 18, 1979. Jim Brewer signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on November 26, 1979.

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.

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.

Abdul Jeelani signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 21, 1979.

1979-1980 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