Washington Bullets Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 Washington Bullets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Gus Bailey GF 6-5 185 5 UTEP 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
42 Greg Ballard F 6-7 215 2 Oregon 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Ron Behagen FC 6-9 185 6 Minnesota 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Lawrence Boston PF 6-8 225 1 Maryland 1978 Rnd 4 Pick 15 United States
  Phil Chenier PG 6-3 180 8 California 1971 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Jim Cleamons SG 6-3 185 8 Ohio State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Dave Corzine C 6-11 250 1 DePaul 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Bob Dandridge SF 6-6 195 10 Norfolk State 1969 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Kevin Grevey GF 6-5 210 4 Kentucky 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Elvin Hayes FC 6-9 235 11 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 3 North Carolina 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Steve Malovic FC 6-10 230 0 San Diego State 1978 Rnd 7 Pick 18 United States
  Roger Phegley SG 6-6 205 1 Bradley 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 7 St. Francis (PA) 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Wes Unseld FC 6-7 245 21 Louisville 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  John Williamson G 6-2 185 3 New Mexico State 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 10 United States
  Larry Wright PG 6-1 160 3 Grambling State 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1979-1980 Washington Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Porter K. Grevey G. Ballard W. Unseld E. Hayes
Rotation L. Wright     R. Behagen  
Lim PT   J. Williamson B. Dandridge M. Kupchak D. Corzine
Lim PT   J. Cleamons   L. Boston  

1979-1980 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics61-21-
2Philadelphia Sixers59-232
3Washington Bullets39-4322
4New York Knicks39-4322
5New Jersey Nets34-4827

1979-1980 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Greg Ballard Player Of The Week (01/13/80)
Kevin Grevey Player Of The Week (03/30/80)
Elvin Hayes Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)

1979-1980 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Elvin Hayes 81 39.3 23.0 11.1 1.6 0.8 2.3 2.7
Greg Ballard 82 29.7 15.6 7.8 1.9 1.1 0.4 1.6
Kevin Grevey 65 28.0 14.0 2.9 2.7 0.9 0.2 1.6
Wes Unseld 82 36.3 9.7 13.3 4.5 0.8 0.7 1.9
Bob Dandridge 45 32.4 17.4 5.5 4.0 0.6 0.8 2.7
Larry Wright 76 16.9 7.3 1.6 2.9 0.6 0.2 1.4
Roger Phegley 50 19.4 11.1 2.3 1.4 0.4 0.1 1.4
Kevin Porter 70 21.3 7.3 1.2 6.5 0.8 0.2 2.3
Jim Cleamons 57 26.9 7.8 2.3 4.4 0.8 0.2 1.6
John Williamson 30 20.1 11.6 1.5 1.3 0.3 0.3 1.6
Dave Corzine 78 10.6 2.9 3.5 0.8 0.1 0.4 0.8
Phil Chenier 20 23.5 10.1 2.1 2.1 0.9 0.2 1.4
Mitch Kupchak 40 11.3 4.7 2.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 1.0
Lawrence Boston 13 9.6 4.3 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.6
Gus Bailey 20 9.0 1.9 1.4 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.6
Ron Behagen 6 10.7 3.8 2.3 1.2 0.0 0.7 0.7
Steve Malovic 1 6.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

1979-1980 Washington Bullets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Greg Ballard was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Greg Ballard signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on August 25, 1977.

Dave Corzine was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Dave Corzine signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on August 1, 1978.

Kevin Grevey was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Kevin Grevey signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on June 20, 1975.

Mitch Kupchak was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Mitch Kupchak signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 26, 1976.

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.

Larry Wright was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Larry Wright signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on June 10, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Jim Cleamons was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the New York Knicks on December 4, 1979.

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. Elvin Hayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1977.

John Williamson was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the New Jersey Nets on February 4, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ron Behagen signed a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on March 22, 1980.

Lawrence Boston signed a contract with the Washington Wizards on March 1, 1980. Lawrence Boston re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on March 11, 1980. Lawrence Boston re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on March 21, 1980.

Bob Dandridge signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on August 17, 1977.

Kevin Porter signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 12, 1979.

1979-1980 Washington Bullets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Abe Pollin Owner 1964-1965 N/A
Dick Motta Head Coach 1976-1977 General Manager (Chicago Bulls, 1973 to 1976)
Bernie Bickerstaff Assistant Coach 1973-1974 N/A
Bob Ferry General Manager 1973-1974 N/A