San Diego Clippers Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 San Diego Clippers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Henry Bibby G 6-1 185 8 UCLA 1972 Rnd 4 Pick 11 United States
7 Michael Brooks F 6-7 220 0 La Salle 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Joe Bryant PF 6-9 185 5 La Salle 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Ron Davis SF 6-6 198 3 Washington State 1976 Rnd 5 Pick 2 United States
  Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 10 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Swen Nater C 6-11 240 4 UCLA 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 16 Netherlands
  Tony Price SG 6-6 190 1 Pennsylvania 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Wally Rank GF 6-6 - 0 San Jose State 1980 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Phil Smith SG 6-4 185 6 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Brian Taylor G 6-2 185 4 Princeton 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Bill Walton C 6-11 235 6 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Jerome Whitehead C 6-10 220 2 Marquette 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
  Sidney Wicks FC 6-8 225 9 UCLA 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Freeman Williams GF 6-4 190 2 Portland State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States

1980-1981 San Diego Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Taylor P. Smith M. Brooks J. Bryant S. Nater
Rotation   H. Bibby F. Williams S. Wicks  
Rotation     R. Davis G. Heard  
Rotation     W. Rank    
Lim PT         B. Walton
Lim PT         J. Whitehead

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 San Diego Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Freeman Williams Player Of The Month (Dec 80)

1980-1981 San Diego Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Freeman Williams 82 24.1 19.3 1.6 2.0 1.1 0.1 2.0
Phil Smith 76 31.3 16.8 2.1 4.9 1.1 0.2 2.3
Swen Nater 82 34.3 15.6 12.4 2.4 0.6 0.6 2.6
Michael Brooks 82 30.2 14.7 5.4 2.5 1.2 0.4 2.0
Joe Bryant 82 28.8 11.6 5.4 2.3 0.9 0.4 2.1
Brian Taylor 80 28.9 10.1 1.9 5.5 1.5 0.3 1.4
Gar Heard 78 20.9 4.8 4.5 1.6 1.3 0.9 1.0
Ron Davis 64 12.8 5.8 1.9 0.7 0.6 0.2 1.0
Henry Bibby 73 15.2 4.6 1.0 2.7 0.6 0.0 1.0
Sidney Wicks 49 22.1 6.7 4.6 2.3 0.8 0.8 1.9
Jerome Whitehead 38 14.8 4.1 4.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.2
Wally Rank 25 6.1 2.2 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.0 1.0
Stan Pietkiewicz 6 5.0 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.8
Tony Price 5 5.8 0.8 0.0 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.4

1980-1981 San Diego Clippers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Michael Brooks was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the San Diego Clippers. Michael Brooks signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Clippers on September 1, 1980.

Wally Rank was selected as the #7 pick in the 5 Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the San Diego Clippers. Wally Rank signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Clippers on September 1, 1980.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Freeman Williams, the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft, were acquired by the San Diego Clippers from the Boston Celtics on August 15, 1978. Freeman Williams signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Clippers on September 11, 1978.

Acquired via Trade

Joe Bryant was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Philadelphia Sixers on October 5, 1979. Joe Bryant re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on September 1, 1980.

Swen Nater was acquired in a trade by the Buffalo Braves from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 7, 1977.

Phil Smith was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Golden State Warriors on August 28, 1980.

Sidney Wicks was acquired in a sign and trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Boston Celtics on August 15, 1978.

Acquired via Free Agency

Henry Bibby signed a contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on October 28, 1980.

Ron Davis signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on November 4, 1980.

Gar Heard signed a contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on October 13, 1980.

Brian Taylor signed a contract with the San Diego Clippers on February 15, 1979. Brian Taylor re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on September 21, 1979.

Bill Walton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on September 18, 1979.

Jerome Whitehead signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on January 9, 1981.