San Diego Clippers Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 San Diego Clippers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Marvin Barnes FC 6-8 210 3 Providence 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Joe Bryant PF 6-9 185 4 La Salle 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
Bob Carrington SG 6-6 195 3 Boston College 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
Ernie DiGregorio PG 6-0 180 5 Providence 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
World B. Free G 6-2 185 4 Guilford 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Steve Malovic FC 6-10 230 0 San Diego State 1978 Rnd 7 Pick 18 United States
Swen Nater C 6-11 240 3 UCLA 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 16 Netherlands
John Olive SF 6-7 210 1 Villanova 1977 Rnd 8 Pick 17 United States
Stan Pietkiewicz SG 6-5 200 1 Auburn 1978 Rnd 7 Pick 2 United States
Tony Price SG 6-6 190 0 Pennsylvania 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Paul Silas PF 6-7 225 15 Creighton 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Bingo Smith GF 6-5 195 10 Tulsa 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Brian Taylor G 6-2 185 3 Princeton 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Bill Walton C 6-11 235 5 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Nick Weatherspoon SF 6-7 195 6 Illinois 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Jerome Whitehead C 6-10 220 1 Marquette 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
Sidney Wicks FC 6-8 225 8 UCLA 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Freeman Williams GF 6-4 190 1 Portland State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States

1979-1980 San Diego Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Free B. Taylor S. Wicks J. Bryant S. Nater
Rotation   S. Pietkiewicz F. Williams M. Barnes B. Walton
Rotation     N. Weatherspoon    
Lim PT     B. Smith    

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 San Diego Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Swen Nater Player Of The Week (12/23/79)
World B. Free Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1980)

1979-1980 San Diego Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
World B. Free 68 38.0 30.2 3.5 4.2 1.2 0.5 3.4
Freeman Williams 82 25.8 18.6 2.3 2.0 0.9 0.1 2.1
Swen Nater 81 35.3 13.4 15.0 2.9 0.6 0.5 3.2
Brian Taylor 78 35.3 13.5 2.4 4.3 1.9 0.3 1.8
Bingo Smith 70 28.4 11.7 3.5 1.3 0.8 0.2 1.0
Joe Bryant 81 28.7 9.3 6.4 1.8 1.3 0.5 2.1
Sidney Wicks 71 30.2 7.1 5.8 3.0 1.1 0.7 2.4
Nick Weatherspoon 57 19.7 6.9 3.6 0.9 0.6 0.3 1.5
Stan Pietkiewicz 50 11.5 4.6 0.9 1.9 0.5 0.1 1.0
Bill Walton 14 24.1 13.9 9.0 2.4 0.6 2.7 2.6
Marvin Barnes 20 14.3 3.2 3.9 0.9 0.2 0.6 0.9
Jerome Whitehead 18 12.5 3.3 3.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.4
Steve Malovic 28 9.9 1.9 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.5
Bob Carrington 10 13.4 3.6 1.3 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.5
John Olive 1 15.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0

1979-1980 San Diego Clippers Roster Composition

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.

World B. Free was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Philadelphia Sixers on October 12, 1978. World B. Free re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on September 1, 1979.

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

Bingo Smith was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 27, 1979.

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

Marvin Barnes signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on January 30, 1980.

Stan Pietkiewicz signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on September 1, 1979.

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.

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

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