Washington Bullets Regular Season Rosters

1982-1983 Washington Bullets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Greg Ballard F 6-7 215 5 Oregon 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Billy Ray Bates SG 6-4 210 4 Kentucky State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  Dave Batton C 6-10 240 0 Notre Dame 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 18 United States
22 Don Collins GF 6-6 190 2 Washington State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Joe Cooper FC 6-10 230 1 Colorado 1981 Rnd 5 Pick 3 United States
  Chubby Cox SG 6-2 180 2 San Francisco 1978 Rnd 8 Pick 7 United States
23 Charles Davis F 6-7 215 1 Vanderbilt 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
  Mike Gibson PF 6-10 205 0 USC Upstate 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
  Kevin Grevey GF 6-5 210 7 Kentucky 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 11 Detroit-Mercy 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
15 Frank Johnson G 6-1 185 1 Wake Forest 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Joe Kopicki PF 6-9 240 0 Detroit-Mercy 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
  Steve Lingenfelter PF 6-9 225 0 South Dakota State 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
  John Lucas G 6-3 175 6 Maryland 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
44 Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 2 Hampton 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
54 Tom McMillen PF 6-11 215 7 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 10 St. Francis (PA) 1972 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
43 Jeff Ruland C 6-10 240 1 Iona 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 7 UNLV 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Carlos Terry SG 6-5 210 3 Winston-Salem State 1978 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
  Bryan Warrick G 6-5 195 0 Saint Joseph's 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States

1982-1983 Washington Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Johnson R. Sobers G. Ballard R. Mahorn J. Ruland
Rotation   B. Warrick D. Collins J. Kopicki D. Batton
Rotation   C. Terry K. Grevey    
Rotation     C. Davis    

1982-1983 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers65-17-
2Boston Celtics56-269
3New Jersey Nets49-3316
4New York Knicks44-3821
5Washington Bullets42-4023

1982-1983 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jeff Ruland Player Of The Month (Mar 83)
Jeff Ruland Player Of The Week (03/27/83)

1982-1983 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jeff Ruland 79 36.2 19.4 11.0 3.0 0.9 1.0 3.8
Greg Ballard 78 36.4 18.0 6.5 3.4 1.7 0.3 2.0
Rick Mahorn 82 36.9 11.0 9.5 1.4 1.0 1.8 2.1
Frank Johnson 68 34.2 12.5 2.6 8.1 1.6 0.1 3.5
Don Collins 65 24.2 11.8 3.2 2.0 1.3 0.5 2.2
Ricky Sobers 41 35.1 15.7 2.5 5.3 1.5 0.3 3.6
Charles Davis 74 15.7 7.6 2.9 1.0 0.4 0.3 1.2
Spencer Haywood 38 20.4 8.2 4.8 0.8 0.3 0.7 1.8
Kevin Grevey 41 18.4 7.2 1.2 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.7
Dave Batton 54 10.3 3.3 2.2 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.5
Bryan Warrick 43 16.9 4.0 1.6 2.9 0.5 0.2 1.7
John Lucas 35 11.0 4.1 0.8 2.9 0.7 0.0 1.3
Billy Ray Bates 15 18.5 7.9 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.2 0.8
Carlos Terry 55 9.3 1.6 1.8 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.4
Joe Kopicki 17 11.8 3.9 3.6 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.5
Kevin Porter 11 19.1 4.3 0.5 4.2 0.9 0.0 1.9
Chubby Cox 7 11.1 4.1 1.4 0.9 0.0 0.1 1.3
Joe Cooper 5 9.4 3.0 2.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.2
Steve Lingenfelter 7 7.6 1.1 1.7 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.7

1982-1983 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.

Bryan Warrick was selected as the #2 pick in the Second Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Bryan Warrick signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1982.

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

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Dave Batton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 1, 1982.

Joe Kopicki signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on March 9, 1983.

Ricky Sobers signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on January 24, 1983.

Carlos Terry signed a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on November 16, 1982.

1982-1983 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