Utah Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1982-1983 Utah Jazz Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
11 J.J. Anderson F 6-8 195 0 Bradley 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
4 Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 6 Notre Dame 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
22 John Drew GF 6-6 205 8 Gardner-Webb 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
53 Mark Eaton C 7-4 275 0 UCLA 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 19 United States
31 Jerry Eaves G 6-4 180 0 Louisville 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
14 Rickey Green PG 6-0 170 4 Michigan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
35 Darrell Griffith SG 6-4 190 2 Louisville 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
44 Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 7 Stanford 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
18 Kenny Natt G 6-3 185 2 Louisiana-Monroe 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Ben Poquette FC 6-9 235 5 Central Michigan 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
24 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 1 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
45 Jeff Wilkins FC 6-11 230 3 Illinois State 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
  Freeman Williams GF 6-4 190 4 Portland State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Rickey Williams SG 6-1 175 1 Long Beach State 1978 Rnd 10 Pick 4 United States

1982-1983 Utah Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Green D. Griffith J. Drew J. Wilkins B. Poquette
Rotation   J. Eaves A. Dantley   M. Eaton
Rotation   K. Natt      
Rotation   R. Williams      
Lim PT     J. Anderson   R. Kelley

1982-1983 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs53-29-
2Denver Nuggets45-378
3Kansas City Kings45-378
4Dallas Mavericks38-4415
5Utah Jazz30-5223
6Houston Rockets14-6839

1982-1983 Utah Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
John Drew Player Of The Week (03/06/83)

1982-1983 Utah Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Darrell Griffith 77 36.2 22.2 3.9 3.5 1.8 0.4 3.3
Rickey Green 78 35.7 14.3 2.9 8.9 2.8 0.1 2.8
Jeff Wilkins 81 28.5 11.5 7.4 1.6 0.5 0.5 2.3
John Drew 44 27.4 21.2 5.3 2.2 0.8 0.2 3.1
Ben Poquette 75 31.1 11.0 6.9 2.2 0.9 1.5 1.3
Jerry Eaves 82 19.4 9.3 1.5 2.6 0.6 0.0 1.9
Adrian Dantley 22 40.3 30.7 6.4 4.8 0.9 0.0 3.7
Danny Schayes 50 32.8 12.4 9.0 3.3 0.8 1.4 3.9
J.J. Anderson 52 22.2 8.9 5.4 1.3 1.2 0.4 1.4
Mark Eaton 81 18.9 4.3 5.7 1.4 0.3 3.4 1.7
Rich Kelley 32 24.4 7.2 7.2 2.5 1.0 0.7 2.0
Rickey Williams 44 7.9 3.3 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.9
Freeman Williams 18 11.7 5.1 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.7
Kenny Natt 22 9.5 3.9 1.0 1.3 0.2 0.0 1.0

1982-1983 Utah Jazz Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mark Eaton was selected as the #3 pick in the 4 Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Mark Eaton signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on August 26, 1982.

Jerry Eaves was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Jerry Eaves signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on September 1, 1982.

Darrell Griffith was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Darrell Griffith signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on September 26, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Adrian Dantley was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Los Angeles Lakers on September 13, 1979. Adrian Dantley signed a multi-year extension with the Utah Jazz on February 21, 1980.

John Drew was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Atlanta Hawks on September 2, 1982.

Rich Kelley was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Denver Nuggets on February 7, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

J.J. Anderson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on December 23, 1982.

Rickey Green signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on December 2, 1980. Rickey Green re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on April 25, 1981.

Kenny Natt signed a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on February 24, 1983.

Ben Poquette signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on June 28, 1979.

Jeff Wilkins signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on December 2, 1980.

Rickey Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on September 28, 1982.

1982-1983 Utah Jazz Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Sam Battisone Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Frank Layden Head Coach, General Manager 1981-1982 General Manager (Utah Jazz, 1979 to 1987)
Scott Layden Assistant Coach 2005-2006 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1999 to 2004)
Rod Hundley Television Play-By-Play 1974-1975 N/A