San Diego Clippers Regular Season Rosters

1978-1979 San Diego Clippers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Bob Bigelow GF 6-7 215 3 Pennsylvania 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Bob Carrington SG 6-6 195 2 Boston College 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
World B. Free G 6-2 185 3 Guilford 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Kevin Kunnert FC 7-0 230 5 Iowa 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Swen Nater C 6-11 240 2 UCLA 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 16 Netherlands
Connie Norman G 6-3 175 3 Arizona 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
John Olive SF 6-7 210 0 Villanova 1977 Rnd 8 Pick 17 United States
Stan Pietkiewicz SG 6-5 200 0 Auburn 1978 Rnd 7 Pick 2 United States
Randy Smith GF 6-3 180 7 Buffalo State 1970 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Brian Taylor G 6-2 185 2 Princeton 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 5 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Nick Weatherspoon SF 6-7 195 5 Illinois 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Jerome Whitehead C 6-10 220 0 Marquette 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
Sidney Wicks FC 6-8 225 7 UCLA 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Freeman Williams GF 6-4 190 0 Portland State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States

1978-1979 San Diego Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Free R. Smith N. Weatherspoon S. Wicks K. Washington
Rotation   B. Taylor F. Williams K. Kunnert S. Nater
Rotation     B. Bigelow   J. Whitehead
Rotation     J. Olive    

1978-1979 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics52-30-
2Phoenix Suns50-322
3Los Angeles Lakers47-355
4Portland Trail Blazers45-377
5San Diego Clippers43-399
6Golden State Warriors38-4414

1978-1979 San Diego Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
World B. Free All-NBA Second Team (1979)

1978-1979 San Diego Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
World B. Free 78 37.9 28.8 3.9 4.4 1.4 0.4 3.8
Randy Smith 82 37.9 20.5 3.6 4.8 2.2 0.1 3.1
Nick Weatherspoon 82 32.2 13.8 5.5 1.6 1.0 0.5 2.2
Kermit Washington 82 33.7 11.3 9.8 1.5 1.0 1.5 2.3
Swen Nater 79 25.4 10.7 8.9 1.8 0.5 0.4 2.2
Sidney Wicks 79 25.6 9.8 5.1 1.6 0.9 0.5 2.3
Freeman Williams 72 16.6 10.4 1.4 1.2 0.6 0.0 1.4
Kevin Kunnert 81 20.8 6.5 7.0 1.4 0.6 1.5 1.7
Connie Norman 22 14.7 7.3 1.5 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.0
Bob Bigelow 29 14.2 2.9 1.6 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.6
Brian Taylor 20 10.6 3.8 1.3 1.0 1.2 0.0 0.8
John Olive 34 5.6 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4
Jerome Whitehead 31 4.9 1.2 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.4
Stan Pietkiewicz 4 8.0 1.0 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.2
Scott Lloyd 5 6.2 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.6

1978-1979 San Diego Clippers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Randy Smith was selected as the #2 pick in the 14 Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Randy Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1971.

Jerome Whitehead was selected as the #19 pick in the Second Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves. Jerome Whitehead signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Clippers on September 13, 1978.

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

World B. Free was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Philadelphia Sixers on October 12, 1978.

Kevin Kunnert was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Boston Celtics on July 7, 1978.

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

Kermit Washington was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Boston Celtics on August 15, 1978.

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

Bob Bigelow signed a contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on October 26, 1978.

John Olive signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on December 5, 1978.

Brian Taylor signed a contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on February 15, 1979.

Nick Weatherspoon signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Buffalo Braves on June 1, 1978.

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