Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1982-1983 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Fred Brown G 6-3 182 11 Iowa 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  James Donaldson C 7-2 275 2 Washington State 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 7 England
  John Greig SG 6-7 215 0 Oregon 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
  Steve Hawes C 6-9 220 8 Washington 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Greg Kelser F 6-7 190 3 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Mark Radford SG 6-4 190 1 Oregon State 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
  Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 6 Oregon State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
43 Jack Sikma C 6-11 230 5 Illinois Wesleyan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Phil Smith SG 6-4 185 8 San Francisco 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  David Thompson GF 6-5 195 6 NC State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Ray Tolbert F 6-9 225 1 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
23 Danny Vranes SF 6-7 210 0 Utah 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Gus Williams G 6-2 175 6 USC 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States

1982-1983 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Williams D. Thompson D. Vranes L. Shelton J. Sikma
Rotation   F. Brown G. Kelser   J. Donaldson
Rotation   P. Smith      
Lim PT   J. Greig     S. Hawes
Lim PT   M. Radford      

1982-1983 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers58-24-
2Phoenix Suns53-295
3Seattle SuperSonics48-3410
4Portland Trail Blazers46-3612
5Golden State Warriors30-5228
6San Diego Clippers25-5733

1982-1983 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Gus Williams Player Of The Week (03/20/83)
David Thompson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1983)
Gus Williams Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1983)
Jack Sikma Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1983)

1982-1983 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Gus Williams 80 34.5 20.0 2.6 8.0 2.3 0.3 2.9
Jack Sikma 75 34.2 18.2 11.4 3.1 1.2 0.9 2.5
David Thompson 75 28.7 15.9 3.6 3.0 0.6 0.4 2.2
Lonnie Shelton 82 31.4 12.4 6.0 2.9 0.9 0.9 2.1
Fred Brown 80 17.9 10.2 1.2 3.0 0.7 0.2 1.4
James Donaldson 82 21.8 8.9 6.1 1.2 0.2 1.2 1.6
Greg Kelser 80 18.8 8.3 5.0 1.2 0.7 0.4 1.9
Danny Vranes 82 25.0 6.9 5.2 1.5 0.6 0.6 1.2
Phil Smith 79 15.7 5.7 1.6 2.7 0.6 0.1 1.3
Ray Tolbert 45 15.8 5.0 3.4 0.7 0.4 0.5 1.1
Mark Radford 54 8.1 3.7 0.9 1.9 0.6 0.1 1.4
Steve Hawes 31 17.9 5.5 4.3 1.2 0.3 0.2 1.1
John Greig 9 2.9 2.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

1982-1983 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.

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

Steve Hawes was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Atlanta Hawks on February 12, 1983.

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.

David Thompson was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Denver Nuggets on June 16, 1982.

Acquired via Free Agency

John Greig signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on February 14, 1983.

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.

1982-1983 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

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