Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  James Bailey FC 6-9 220 2 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Fred Brown G 6-3 182 10 Iowa 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  James Donaldson C 7-2 275 1 Washington State 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 7 England
  Bill Hanzlik SF 6-7 185 1 Notre Dame 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Armond Hill PG 6-4 190 5 Princeton 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  John Johnson SF 6-7 200 11 Iowa 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Vinnie Johnson G 6-2 200 2 Baylor 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Greg Kelser F 6-7 190 2 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Mark Radford SG 6-4 190 0 Oregon State 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
  Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 5 Oregon State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
43 Jack Sikma C 6-11 230 4 Illinois Wesleyan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Phil Smith SG 6-4 185 7 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  David Thompson GF 6-5 195 5 NC State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Ray Tolbert F 6-9 225 0 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
23 Danny Vranes SF 6-7 210 0 Utah 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Wally Walker SF 6-7 190 5 Virginia 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Paul Westphal G 6-4 195 9 USC 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Gus Williams G 6-2 175 5 USC 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States

1981-1982 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Williams B. Hanzlik L. Shelton J. Sikma J. Donaldson
Rotation   F. Brown J. Johnson    
Rotation     W. Walker    
Rotation     D. Vranes    
Lim PT   M. Radford R. Tolbert    
Lim PT   P. Smith G. Kelser    

1981-1982 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers57-25-
2Seattle SuperSonics52-305
3Phoenix Suns46-3611
4Golden State Warriors45-3712
5Portland Trail Blazers42-4015
6San Diego Clippers17-6540

1981-1982 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Gus Williams All-NBA First Team (1982)
Jack Sikma Player Of The Week (04/04/82)
Gus Williams Player Of The Week (01/10/82)
Lonnie Shelton All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1982)
Jack Sikma All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1982)
Gus Williams Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1982)
Lonnie Shelton Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1982)
Jack Sikma Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1982)
Gus Williams NBA & ABA Comeback Player of the Year (1982)

1981-1982 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Gus Williams 80 36.0 23.4 3.0 6.9 2.1 0.5 2.5
Jack Sikma 82 37.2 19.6 12.7 3.4 1.2 1.3 2.6
Lonnie Shelton 81 32.9 14.9 6.3 3.1 1.2 0.5 2.5
Fred Brown 82 21.8 11.2 1.7 2.9 0.8 0.0 1.2
Wally Walker 70 28.1 9.9 4.4 3.1 0.5 0.4 1.6
James Donaldson 82 20.9 8.1 6.0 0.6 0.3 1.7 1.4
Bill Hanzlik 81 24.4 5.8 3.3 2.3 1.0 0.4 1.3
Danny Vranes 77 14.0 4.9 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.9
Greg Kelser 49 11.4 4.9 3.1 0.9 0.3 0.3 1.3
Phil Smith 26 22.9 8.2 2.7 2.8 0.8 0.3 1.5
Ray Tolbert 52 9.5 3.4 1.9 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.6
Mark Radford 43 8.6 3.4 0.7 1.3 0.4 0.0 1.0
James Bailey 10 18.0 6.6 4.8 1.3 0.3 0.7 1.9
John Johnson 14 13.4 4.2 1.3 2.1 0.3 0.2 1.2
Armond Hill 21 11.6 2.6 1.2 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.7
Vinnie Johnson 7 14.9 3.9 2.1 1.6 0.9 0.3 0.7

1981-1982 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Mark Radford was selected as the #7 pick in the 3 Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Mark Radford signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1981.

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. Jack Sikma signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on November 17, 1981.

Danny Vranes was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Danny Vranes signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 7, 1981.

Acquired via Trade

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

Greg Kelser was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Detroit Pistons on November 23, 1981.

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.

Phil Smith was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the San Diego Clippers on February 12, 1982.

Ray Tolbert was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the New Jersey Nets on November 25, 1981.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Gus Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 17, 1977. Gus Williams re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on May 28, 1981.

1981-1982 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

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