Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 11 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Carl Bailey C 7-0 210 1 Tuskegee 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
  Billy Ray Bates SG 6-4 210 3 Kentucky State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
34 Kenny Carr GF 6-7 220 4 NC State 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
42 Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 3 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  Bob Gross SF 6-6 200 6 Long Beach State 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Petur Gudmundsson C 7-2 260 0 Washington 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 15 Iceland
  Mike Harper PF 6-10 195 1 North Park 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
  Kevin Kunnert FC 7-0 230 8 Iowa 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
3 Jeff Lamp GF 6-6 195 0 Virginia 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 2 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
4 Jim Paxson SG 6-6 200 2 Dayton 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Kelvin Ransey G 6-1 170 1 Ohio State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
43 Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 3 Minnesota 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Bahamas
14 Darnell Valentine G 6-1 183 0 Kansas 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
31 Pete Verhoeven F 6-9 215 0 Fresno State 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
  Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 8 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1981-1982 Portland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Ransey J. Paxson C. Natt M. Harper M. Thompson
Rotation   D. Valentine B. Gross K. Washington P. Gudmundsson
Rotation   B. Bates P. Verhoeven K. Kunnert  
Rotation     J. Lamp    
Lim PT         C. Bailey

1981-1982 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers57-25-
2Seattle SuperSonics52-305
3Phoenix Suns46-3611
4Golden State Warriors45-3712
5Portland Trail Blazers42-4015
6San Diego Clippers17-6540

1981-1982 Portland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Mychal Thompson Player Of The Week (11/08/81)
Billy Ray Bates Player Of The Week (04/11/82)

1981-1982 Portland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mychal Thompson 79 39.6 20.8 11.7 4.0 0.9 1.4 3.1
Jim Paxson 82 33.6 18.9 2.7 3.4 1.6 0.1 1.8
Calvin Natt 75 34.7 17.7 8.2 2.0 0.8 0.5 1.9
Kelvin Ransey 78 31.0 16.1 2.4 7.1 1.2 0.1 2.9
Billy Ray Bates 75 16.4 11.1 1.4 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.2
Darnell Valentine 82 16.9 6.4 1.8 3.3 1.1 0.0 1.5
Mike Harper 68 21.1 6.8 5.0 0.8 0.8 1.2 1.4
Bob Gross 59 23.3 7.2 4.4 2.1 1.3 0.7 1.5
Pete Verhoeven 71 17.0 4.9 3.6 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.8
Jeff Lamp 54 11.4 4.6 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.8
Petur Gudmundsson 68 12.4 3.2 2.7 0.9 0.2 0.4 1.1
Kermit Washington 20 20.9 5.0 5.8 1.4 0.5 0.8 0.9
Kevin Kunnert 21 11.3 2.3 3.1 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.9
Dennis Awtrey 10 12.1 1.5 1.4 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.6
Carl Bailey 1 7.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0

1981-1982 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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

Carl Bailey signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on March 25, 1982.

Billy Ray Bates signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on February 21, 1980. Billy Ray Bates re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on May 20, 1981.

1981-1982 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