Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 10 Santa Clara 1970 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
  Carl Bailey C 7-0 210 0 Tuskegee 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
  James Bailey FC 6-9 220 1 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Fred Brown G 6-3 182 9 Iowa 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  James Donaldson C 7-2 275 0 Washington State 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 7 England
  Jacky Dorsey SF 6-7 230 3 Georgia 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Bill Hanzlik SF 6-7 185 0 Notre Dame 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Armond Hill PG 6-4 190 4 Princeton 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  John Johnson SF 6-7 200 10 Iowa 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Vinnie Johnson G 6-2 200 1 Baylor 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 4 Oregon State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  John Shumate FC 6-9 235 6 Notre Dame 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
43 Jack Sikma C 6-11 230 3 Illinois Wesleyan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Wally Walker SF 6-7 190 4 Virginia 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 8 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Rudy White SG 6-2 195 5 Arizona State 1975 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States
  Gus Williams G 6-2 175 5 USC 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States

1980-1981 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Westphal J. Johnson L. Shelton J. Bailey J. Sikma
Rotation   V. Johnson W. Walker   J. Donaldson
Rotation   F. Brown B. Hanzlik   D. Awtrey
Rotation     J. Dorsey    
Lim PT A. Hill        

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 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Paul Westphal Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1981)
Jack Sikma Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1981)

1980-1981 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jack Sikma 82 35.6 18.7 10.4 3.0 1.0 1.1 2.5
Fred Brown 78 25.5 15.5 2.2 3.0 1.1 0.2 1.7
James Bailey 82 31.0 14.0 7.4 1.2 0.9 1.7 2.7
Vinnie Johnson 81 28.5 13.0 4.5 4.2 1.0 0.2 2.7
John Johnson 80 29.1 11.5 4.5 3.9 0.7 0.3 2.9
Wally Walker 82 21.9 8.4 3.8 1.5 0.6 0.2 1.4
Paul Westphal 36 29.9 16.7 1.9 4.1 1.3 0.4 2.2
Bill Hanzlik 74 17.0 5.4 2.1 1.5 0.8 0.3 1.1
James Donaldson 68 14.4 5.3 4.5 0.6 0.1 1.1 1.0
Armond Hill 51 21.8 5.0 2.1 3.4 0.8 0.2 1.4
Lonnie Shelton 14 31.4 13.0 5.6 2.5 1.6 0.2 2.9
Dennis Awtrey 47 12.9 2.2 2.3 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.7
Jacky Dorsey 29 8.7 1.8 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.5
Rudy White 12 13.8 3.2 0.9 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.8
John Shumate 2 4.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

1980-1981 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

James Bailey was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. James Bailey signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1979.

Fred Brown was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Fred Brown signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1971. Fred Brown re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1976. Fred Brown re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 5, 1980.

James Donaldson was selected as the #7 pick in the 4 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. James Donaldson signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 1, 1980.

Bill Hanzlik was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Bill Hanzlik signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 8, 1980.

Vinnie Johnson was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Vinnie Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 1, 1979.

Jack Sikma was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Jack Sikma signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 19, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

Armond Hill was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Atlanta Hawks on December 2, 1980.

John Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Houston Rockets on October 22, 1977.

Lonnie Shelton was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the New York Knicks on October 4, 1978. Lonnie Shelton signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on June 28, 1979.

Wally Walker was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Portland Trail Blazers on November 11, 1977.

Paul Westphal was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Phoenix Suns on June 3, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dennis Awtrey signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 14, 1980.

Jacky Dorsey signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 19, 1981.

1980-1981 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Blackburn Television Play-By-Play 1967-1968 N/A