Washington Bullets Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Washington Bullets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Greg Ballard F 6-7 215 4 Oregon 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Jim Chones FC 6-11 220 7 Marquette 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
22 Don Collins GF 6-6 190 1 Washington State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
23 Charles Davis F 6-7 215 0 Vanderbilt 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  Kevin Grevey GF 6-5 210 6 Kentucky 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 10 Detroit-Mercy 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Brad Holland SG 6-3 180 2 UCLA 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
15 Frank Johnson G 6-1 185 0 Wake Forest 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  John Lucas G 6-3 175 5 Maryland 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
44 Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 1 Hampton 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 9 St. Francis (PA) 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
43 Jeff Ruland C 6-10 240 0 Iona 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Carlos Terry SG 6-5 210 2 Winston-Salem State 1978 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
  Ronnie Valentine F 6-7 210 1 Old Dominion 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
  Garry Witts G 6-7 - 0 Holy Cross 1981 Rnd 5 Pick 11 United States

1981-1982 Washington Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Johnson G. Ballard S. Haywood R. Mahorn J. Ruland
Rotation   J. Lucas K. Grevey J. Chones  
Rotation   G. Witts D. Collins    
Rotation     C. Davis    
Lim PT K. Porter C. Terry R. Valentine    

1981-1982 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics63-19-
2Philadelphia Sixers58-245
3New Jersey Nets44-3819
4Washington Bullets43-3920
5New York Knicks33-4930

1981-1982 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Greg Ballard Player Of The Week (01/24/82)
Jeff Ruland All-Rookie First Team (1982)
Jeff Ruland Rookie Of The Month (Jan 82)

1981-1982 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Greg Ballard 79 37.3 18.8 8.0 3.2 1.7 0.3 1.5
Jeff Ruland 82 27.0 14.4 9.3 1.6 0.5 0.7 2.9
Spencer Haywood 76 27.4 13.3 5.6 0.8 0.6 0.9 2.3
Rick Mahorn 80 33.3 12.2 8.8 1.9 0.7 1.7 2.0
Kevin Grevey 71 30.5 13.3 2.7 2.1 0.6 0.3 1.4
Frank Johnson 79 25.7 10.7 1.9 4.8 1.0 0.1 2.0
Don Collins 79 20.4 10.0 2.5 1.9 1.1 0.3 1.7
John Lucas 79 24.6 8.4 2.1 7.0 1.2 0.1 2.0
Charles Davis 54 10.6 3.8 2.5 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.8
Jim Chones 59 14.7 3.1 3.1 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.7
Garry Witts 46 10.7 2.9 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.8
Brad Holland 13 14.2 4.4 1.0 1.2 0.8 0.1 0.5
Carlos Terry 13 4.6 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.4

1981-1982 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. Greg Ballard re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on August 1, 1981.

Charles Davis was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Charles Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1981.

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. Kevin Grevey re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 29, 1981.

Frank Johnson was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Frank Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on October 1, 1981.

Rick Mahorn was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Rick Mahorn signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1980.

Garry Witts was selected as the #11 pick in the 5 Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Garry Witts signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1981.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Jeff Ruland, the #2 pick in the Second Round of the 1980 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Washington Wizards from the Golden State Warriors on June 10, 1980. Jeff Ruland signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on August 1, 1981.

Acquired via Trade

Jim Chones was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Los Angeles Lakers on August 5, 1981.

Don Collins was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Atlanta Hawks on January 17, 1981.

John Lucas was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Golden State Warriors on October 20, 1981.

Ronnie Valentine was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Denver Nuggets on December 17, 1981.

Acquired via Free Agency

Spencer Haywood signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on October 24, 1981.

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

Carlos Terry signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 8, 1980.

1981-1982 Washington Bullets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Abe Pollin Owner 1964-1965 N/A
Gene Shue Head Coach 1980-1981 Head Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 1978 to 1980)
Bernie Bickerstaff Assistant Coach 1973-1974 N/A
Bob Ferry General Manager 1973-1974 N/A