Capital Bullets Regular Season Rosters

1973-1974 Capital Bullets Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Phil Chenier PG 6-3 180 2 California 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Archie Clark G 6-2 175 7 Minnesota 1966 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Dennis DuVal G 6-3 175 0 Syracuse 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Elvin Hayes FC 6-9 235 5 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Tom Kozelko PF 6-8 220 0 Toledo 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 13 United States
Manny Leaks PF 6-8 225 1 Niagara 1968 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Louie Nelson G 6-3 190 0 Washington 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Tom Patterson F 6-6 220 1 Ouachita Baptist 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 1 St. Francis (PA) 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Rich Rinaldi SG 6-3 195 2 Saint Peter's 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Mike Riordan GF 6-4 200 5 Providence 1967 Rnd 12 Pick 5 United States
Dave Stallworth SF 6-7 200 6 Wichita State 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Wes Unseld FC 6-7 245 9 Louisville 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Nick Weatherspoon SF 6-7 195 0 Illinois 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Walt Wesley C 6-11 220 7 Kansas 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1973-1974 Washington Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Porter P. Chenier M. Riordan W. Unseld E. Hayes
Rotation   A. Clark N. Weatherspoon T. Kozelko  
Lim PT   L. Nelson D. Stallworth M. Leaks W. Wesley

1973-1974 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Capital Bullets47-35-
2Atlanta Hawks35-4712
3Houston Rockets32-5015
4Cleveland Cavaliers29-5318

1973-1974 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elvin Hayes All-NBA Second Team (1974)
Elvin Hayes All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1974)
Nick Weatherspoon All-Rookie First Team (1974)
Elvin Hayes Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)
Phil Chenier Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)

1973-1974 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Elvin Hayes 81 44.5 21.4 18.1 2.0 1.1 3.0
Phil Chenier 76 38.7 21.9 5.1 3.1 2.0 0.9
Mike Riordan 81 39.9 15.9 4.7 3.3 1.3 0.2
Kevin Porter 81 28.9 14.0 2.2 5.8 1.2 0.1
Archie Clark 56 31.9 13.1 2.5 5.1 1.1 0.1
Nick Weatherspoon 65 18.7 7.6 6.1 0.6 0.7 0.2
Wes Unseld 56 30.8 5.9 9.2 2.8 1.0 0.3
Louie Nelson 49 11.3 4.9 1.4 1.1 0.6 0.0
Manny Leaks 53 15.9 4.1 4.6 0.5 0.2 0.7
Dave Stallworth 45 10.2 4.4 2.8 0.6 0.6 0.1
Walt Wesley 39 10.3 4.3 3.5 0.4 0.2 0.5
Tom Kozelko 49 11.7 2.9 2.5 0.5 0.4 0.1
Rich Rinaldi 7 6.9 1.3 1.0 1.4 0.4 0.1
Tom Patterson 2 4.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

1973-1974 Capital Bullets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tom Kozelko was selected as the #13 pick in the 3 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Tom Kozelko signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on July 31, 1973.

Louie Nelson was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Louie Nelson signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1973.

Kevin Porter was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Kevin Porter signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on May 30, 1972.

Wes Unseld was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Wes Unseld signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on April 18, 1968. Wes Unseld re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1971.

Nick Weatherspoon was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Nick Weatherspoon signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on July 31, 1973.

Acquired via Trade

Archie Clark was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Philadelphia Sixers on October 18, 1971.

Elvin Hayes was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Houston Rockets on June 23, 1972. Elvin Hayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on August 2, 1972.

Mike Riordan was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the New York Knicks on November 11, 1971.

Dave Stallworth was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the New York Knicks on November 11, 1971.

Walt Wesley was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Phoenix Suns on October 9, 1973.

Acquired via Free Agency

Manny Leaks signed a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on October 19, 1973.

1973-1974 Capital Bullets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Abe Pollin Owner 1964-1965 N/A
K.C. Jones Head Coach 1973-1974 N/A
Bernie Bickerstaff Assistant Coach 1973-1974 N/A
Bob Ferry General Manager 1973-1974 N/A