Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1970-1971 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Zaid Abdul-Aziz FC 6-9 235 2 Iowa State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Tom Black C 6-10 220 0 South Dakota State 1964 Rnd 9 Pick 2 United States
Barry Clemens PF 6-6 210 5 Ohio Wesleyan 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Pete Cross FC 6-9 230 0 San Francisco 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Jake Ford PG 6-3 180 1 Maryland-Eastern Shore 1969 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 0 Detroit-Mercy 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 0 Oklahoma 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Don Kojis SF 6-3 202 7 Marquette 1961 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Tom Meschery F 6-6 215 9 Saint Mary's 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 7 China
Bob Rule FC 6-9 220 3 Colorado State 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Jeff Smith - - - 0 New Mexico State 1971 Rnd 5 Pick 6 United States
Dick Snyder GF 6-5 207 4 Davidson 1966 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Rod Thorn G 6-4 195 7 West Virginia 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Lenny Wilkens PG 6-1 180 10 Providence 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Lee Winfield PG 6-2 175 1 North Texas 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States

1970-1971 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Wilkens D. Snyder S. Haywood B. Rule P. Cross
Rotation L. Winfield R. Thorn D. Kojis Z. Abdul-Aziz  
Rotation J. Ford   T. Meschery B. Clemens  
Rotation       G. Heard  

1970-1971 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers48-34-
2San Francisco Warriors41-417
3San Diego Rockets40-428
4Seattle SuperSonics38-4410
5Portland Trail Blazers29-5319

1970-1971 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Lenny Wilkens Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1971)
Lenny Wilkens All-Star MVP (1971)

1970-1971 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Dick Snyder 82 34.4 19.4 3.1 4.3
Lenny Wilkens 71 37.2 19.8 4.5 9.2
Don Kojis 79 27.1 14.6 5.5 1.6
Lee Winfield 79 20.3 10.5 2.4 2.8
Tom Meschery 79 23.1 9.3 6.1 1.4
Spencer Haywood 33 35.2 20.6 12.0 1.5
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 61 20.9 10.9 7.7 0.7
Pete Cross 79 27.8 8.0 12.0 1.4
Barry Clemens 78 16.5 7.4 3.1 1.2
Gar Heard 65 15.8 5.9 5.0 0.7
Rod Thorn 63 12.2 5.6 1.6 2.9
Tom Black 55 14.1 5.0 4.1 0.8
Bob Rule 4 35.5 29.8 11.5 1.8
Jake Ford 5 13.6 6.8 1.8 1.8

1970-1971 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Pete Cross was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Pete Cross signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1970.

Jake Ford was selected as the #8 pick in the 5 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Jake Ford signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1970.

Spencer Haywood with the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1967. Spencer Haywood signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on December 20, 1970.

Gar Heard was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Gar Heard signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 24, 1970.

Bob Rule was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Bob Rule signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1967.

Lee Winfield was selected as the #3 pick in the 3 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Lee Winfield signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1969.

Acquired via Trade

Zaid Abdul-Aziz was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 15, 1970.

Barry Clemens was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Chicago Bulls on September 5, 1969.

Don Kojis was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the San Diego Rockets on April 15, 1970.

Dick Snyder was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Phoenix Suns on October 26, 1969.

Lenny Wilkens was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Atlanta Hawks on October 12, 1968.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Tom Meschery was taken in the 1967 Expansion Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Golden State Warriors on May 1, 1967.

Rod Thorn was taken in the 1967 Expansion Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics from the St. Louis Hawks on May 1, 1967.

1970-1971 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Houbregs General Manager 1969-1970 N/A
Bob Blackburn Television Play-By-Play 1967-1968 N/A