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1980-81 Denver Nuggets Roster and Stats

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Record: 37-45, Finished 4th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Donnie Walsh (11-20), Doug Moe (26-25)

PTS/G: 121.8 (1st of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 122.3 (23rd of 23)
SRS: -0.95 (14th of 23) ▪ Pace: 109.8 (1st of 23)
Off Rtg: 109.4 (1st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.8 (22nd of 23)
Expected W-L: 40-42 (14th of 23)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: 423,287 (10th of 23)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
23 T.R. Dunn SG 6-4 192 February 1, 1955 3 University of Alabama
2 Alex English SF 6-7 190 January 5, 1954 4 University of South Carolina
22 Glen Gondrezick PF 6-6 218 August 30, 1955 3 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1 Kenny Higgs PG 6-0 180 January 31, 1955 1 Louisiana State University
34 Cedrick Hordges PF 6-8 220 January 8, 1957 R University of South Carolina
35 Kim Hughes C 6-11 220 June 4, 1952 5 University of Wisconsin
44 Dan Issel C 6-9 235 October 25, 1948 10 University of Kentucky
7 Billy McKinney PG 6-0 160 June 5, 1955 2 Northwestern University
3 Carl Nicks PG 6-1 175 October 6, 1958 R Indiana State University
45 Jawann Oldham C 7-0 215 July 4, 1957 R Seattle University
43 James Ray PF 6-8 215 July 27, 1957 R Jacksonville University
25 Dave Robisch C 6-10 235 December 22, 1949 9 University of Kansas
10 John Roche PG 6-3 170 September 26, 1949 6 University of South Carolina
33 David Thompson SG 6-4 195 July 13, 1954 5 North Carolina State University
42 Ronnie Valentine SF 6-7 210 November 27, 1957 R Old Dominion University
55 Kiki Vandeweghe SF 6-8 220 August 1, 1958 R University of California, Los Angeles

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 82 19955 3784 7960 .475 30 145 .207 3754 7815 .480 2388 3051 .783 1325 2497 3822 2030 720 380 1444 2108 9986
Team/G 243.4 46.1 97.1 .475 0.4 1.8 .207 45.8 95.3 .480 29.1 37.2 .783 16.2 30.5 46.6 24.8 8.8 4.6 17.6 25.7 121.8
Lg Rank 1 1 1 17 14 14 16 2 1 17 1 1 1 2 4 2 14 13 18 6 16 1
Year/Year 0.6% 9.3% 6.6% +0.012 -63.9% -43.1% -0.119 11.1% 8.3% +0.012 27.6% 20.2% +0.046 1.1% -1.1% -0.3% -2.4% -3.5% -5.9% -5.8% 10.0% 12.5%
Opponent 82 19955 4059 8017 .506 44 162 .272 4015 7855 .511 1863 2507 .743 1320 2680 4000 2529 704 547 1555 2387 10025
Opponent/G 243.4 49.5 97.8 .506 0.5 2.0 .272 49.0 95.8 .511 22.7 30.6 .743 16.1 32.7 48.8 30.8 8.6 6.7 19.0 29.1 122.3
Lg Rank 1 23 23 21 16 12 19 23 23 20 18 20 6 22 23 23 23 8 21 10 23 23
Year/Year 0.6% 8.6% 5.6% +0.014 -37.1% -24.3% -0.055 9.5% 6.5% +0.014 9.7% 12.2% -0.017 10.3% 3.6% 5.7% 10.5% -13.3% 20.2% 8.1% 17.4% 8.5%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 40 42 -0.48 -0.47 -0.95 109.4 109.8 109.8 .383 .018 .477 13.4 33.1 .300 .509 14.6 65.4 .232 McNichols Sports Arena 423,287
Lg Rank 14 14 14 18 14 1 22 1 1 15 18 1 15 1 21 17 19 7 10

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Alex English 27 81 3093 768 1555 .494 3 5 .600 765 1550 .494 390 459 .850 273 373 646 290 106 100 241 255 1929
2 Dan Issel 32 80 2641 614 1220 .503 2 12 .167 612 1208 .507 519 684 .759 229 447 676 158 83 53 130 249 1749
3 David Thompson 26 77 2620 734 1451 .506 10 39 .256 724 1412 .513 489 615 .795 107 180 287 231 53 60 250 231 1967
4 Dave Robisch 31 73 1744 293 642 .456 0 0 293 642 .456 171 211 .810 130 284 414 129 30 28 69 152 757
5 Kenny Higgs 26 72 1689 209 474 .441 4 34 .118 205 440 .466 140 172 .814 24 121 145 408 101 6 166 243 562
6 Cedrick Hordges 24 68 1599 221 480 .460 0 3 .000 221 477 .463 130 186 .699 120 338 458 104 33 19 120 226 572
7 T.R. Dunn 25 82 1427 146 354 .412 0 2 .000 146 352 .415 79 121 .653 133 168 301 81 66 29 56 141 371
8 Kiki Vandeweghe 22 51 1376 229 537 .426 0 7 .000 229 530 .432 130 159 .818 86 184 270 94 29 24 86 116 588
9 Billy McKinney 25 49 1134 203 412 .493 1 10 .100 202 402 .502 118 140 .843 24 86 110 203 61 7 88 124 525
10 Glen Gondrezick 25 73 1077 155 329 .471 0 2 .000 155 327 .474 112 137 .818 136 171 307 83 91 20 69 185 422
11 John Roche 31 26 611 82 179 .458 9 27 .333 73 152 .480 58 77 .753 5 32 37 140 17 8 52 44 231
12 Carl Nicks 22 27 493 65 149 .436 0 1 .000 65 148 .439 35 59 .593 13 36 49 80 28 2 63 52 165
13 Kim Hughes 28 8 159 11 25 .440 0 0 11 25 .440 1 2 .500 19 31 50 11 11 14 11 33 23
14 James Ray 23 18 148 15 49 .306 0 1 .000 15 48 .313 7 10 .700 13 24 37 11 4 4 13 31 37
15 Ronnie Valentine 23 24 123 37 98 .378 1 2 .500 36 96 .375 9 19 .474 10 20 30 7 7 4 16 23 84
16 Jawann Oldham 23 4 21 2 6 .333 0 0 2 6 .333 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 2 2 3 4

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Alex English 27 81 38.2 9.5 19.2 .494 0.0 0.1 .600 9.4 19.1 .494 4.8 5.7 .850 3.4 4.6 8.0 3.6 1.3 1.2 3.0 3.1 23.8
2 David Thompson 26 77 34.0 9.5 18.8 .506 0.1 0.5 .256 9.4 18.3 .513 6.4 8.0 .795 1.4 2.3 3.7 3.0 0.7 0.8 3.2 3.0 25.5
3 Dan Issel 32 80 33.0 7.7 15.3 .503 0.0 0.2 .167 7.7 15.1 .507 6.5 8.6 .759 2.9 5.6 8.5 2.0 1.0 0.7 1.6 3.1 21.9
4 Kiki Vandeweghe 22 51 27.0 4.5 10.5 .426 0.0 0.1 .000 4.5 10.4 .432 2.5 3.1 .818 1.7 3.6 5.3 1.8 0.6 0.5 1.7 2.3 11.5
5 Dave Robisch 31 73 23.9 4.0 8.8 .456 0.0 0.0 4.0 8.8 .456 2.3 2.9 .810 1.8 3.9 5.7 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.9 2.1 10.4
6 John Roche 31 26 23.5 3.2 6.9 .458 0.3 1.0 .333 2.8 5.8 .480 2.2 3.0 .753 0.2 1.2 1.4 5.4 0.7 0.3 2.0 1.7 8.9
7 Kenny Higgs 26 72 23.5 2.9 6.6 .441 0.1 0.5 .118 2.8 6.1 .466 1.9 2.4 .814 0.3 1.7 2.0 5.7 1.4 0.1 2.3 3.4 7.8
8 Cedrick Hordges 24 68 23.5 3.3 7.1 .460 0.0 0.0 .000 3.3 7.0 .463 1.9 2.7 .699 1.8 5.0 6.7 1.5 0.5 0.3 1.8 3.3 8.4
9 Billy McKinney 25 49 23.1 4.1 8.4 .493 0.0 0.2 .100 4.1 8.2 .502 2.4 2.9 .843 0.5 1.8 2.2 4.1 1.2 0.1 1.8 2.5 10.7
10 Kim Hughes 28 8 19.9 1.4 3.1 .440 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.1 .440 0.1 0.3 .500 2.4 3.9 6.3 1.4 1.4 1.8 1.4 4.1 2.9
11 Carl Nicks 22 27 18.3 2.4 5.5 .436 0.0 0.0 .000 2.4 5.5 .439 1.3 2.2 .593 0.5 1.3 1.8 3.0 1.0 0.1 2.3 1.9 6.1
12 T.R. Dunn 25 82 17.4 1.8 4.3 .412 0.0 0.0 .000 1.8 4.3 .415 1.0 1.5 .653 1.6 2.0 3.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.7 1.7 4.5
13 Glen Gondrezick 25 73 14.8 2.1 4.5 .471 0.0 0.0 .000 2.1 4.5 .474 1.5 1.9 .818 1.9 2.3 4.2 1.1 1.2 0.3 0.9 2.5 5.8
14 James Ray 23 18 8.2 0.8 2.7 .306 0.0 0.1 .000 0.8 2.7 .313 0.4 0.6 .700 0.7 1.3 2.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.7 1.7 2.1
15 Jawann Oldham 23 4 5.3 0.5 1.5 .333 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 .333 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.5 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.8 1.0
16 Ronnie Valentine 23 24 5.1 1.5 4.1 .378 0.0 0.1 .500 1.5 4.0 .375 0.4 0.8 .474 0.4 0.8 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.0 3.5

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Alex English 27 81 3093 8.9 18.1 .494 0.0 0.1 .600 8.9 18.0 .494 4.5 5.3 .850 3.2 4.3 7.5 3.4 1.2 1.2 2.8 3.0 22.5
2 Dan Issel 32 80 2641 8.4 16.6 .503 0.0 0.2 .167 8.3 16.5 .507 7.1 9.3 .759 3.1 6.1 9.2 2.2 1.1 0.7 1.8 3.4 23.8
3 David Thompson 26 77 2620 10.1 19.9 .506 0.1 0.5 .256 9.9 19.4 .513 6.7 8.5 .795 1.5 2.5 3.9 3.2 0.7 0.8 3.4 3.2 27.0
4 Dave Robisch 31 73 1744 6.0 13.3 .456 0.0 0.0 6.0 13.3 .456 3.5 4.4 .810 2.7 5.9 8.5 2.7 0.6 0.6 1.4 3.1 15.6
5 Kenny Higgs 26 72 1689 4.5 10.1 .441 0.1 0.7 .118 4.4 9.4 .466 3.0 3.7 .814 0.5 2.6 3.1 8.7 2.2 0.1 3.5 5.2 12.0
6 Cedrick Hordges 24 68 1599 5.0 10.8 .460 0.0 0.1 .000 5.0 10.7 .463 2.9 4.2 .699 2.7 7.6 10.3 2.3 0.7 0.4 2.7 5.1 12.9
7 T.R. Dunn 25 82 1427 3.7 8.9 .412 0.0 0.1 .000 3.7 8.9 .415 2.0 3.1 .653 3.4 4.2 7.6 2.0 1.7 0.7 1.4 3.6 9.4
8 Kiki Vandeweghe 22 51 1376 6.0 14.0 .426 0.0 0.2 .000 6.0 13.9 .432 3.4 4.2 .818 2.3 4.8 7.1 2.5 0.8 0.6 2.3 3.0 15.4
9 Billy McKinney 25 49 1134 6.4 13.1 .493 0.0 0.3 .100 6.4 12.8 .502 3.7 4.4 .843 0.8 2.7 3.5 6.4 1.9 0.2 2.8 3.9 16.7
10 Glen Gondrezick 25 73 1077 5.2 11.0 .471 0.0 0.1 .000 5.2 10.9 .474 3.7 4.6 .818 4.5 5.7 10.3 2.8 3.0 0.7 2.3 6.2 14.1
11 John Roche 31 26 611 4.8 10.5 .458 0.5 1.6 .333 4.3 9.0 .480 3.4 4.5 .753 0.3 1.9 2.2 8.2 1.0 0.5 3.1 2.6 13.6
12 Carl Nicks 22 27 493 4.7 10.9 .436 0.0 0.1 .000 4.7 10.8 .439 2.6 4.3 .593 0.9 2.6 3.6 5.8 2.0 0.1 4.6 3.8 12.0
13 Kim Hughes 28 8 159 2.5 5.7 .440 0.0 0.0 2.5 5.7 .440 0.2 0.5 .500 4.3 7.0 11.3 2.5 2.5 3.2 2.5 7.5 5.2
14 James Ray 23 18 148 3.6 11.9 .306 0.0 0.2 .000 3.6 11.7 .313 1.7 2.4 .700 3.2 5.8 9.0 2.7 1.0 1.0 3.2 7.5 9.0
15 Ronnie Valentine 23 24 123 10.8 28.7 .378 0.3 0.6 .500 10.5 28.1 .375 2.6 5.6 .474 2.9 5.9 8.8 2.0 2.0 1.2 4.7 6.7 24.6
16 Jawann Oldham 23 4 21 3.4 10.3 .333 0.0 0.0 3.4 10.3 .333 0.0 0.0 5.1 3.4 8.6 0.0 0.0 3.4 3.4 5.1 6.9

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Alex English 27 81 3093 10.9 22.0 .494 0.0 0.1 .600 10.8 18.0 .494 5.5 6.5 .850 3.9 5.3 9.1 4.1 1.5 1.4 3.4 3.6 27.3
2 Dan Issel 32 80 2641 10.2 20.2 .503 0.0 0.2 .167 10.1 16.5 .507 8.6 11.3 .759 3.8 7.4 11.2 2.6 1.4 0.9 2.2 4.1 29.0
3 David Thompson 26 77 2620 12.2 24.2 .506 0.2 0.7 .256 12.1 19.4 .513 8.2 10.3 .795 1.8 3.0 4.8 3.9 0.9 1.0 4.2 3.9 32.8
4 Dave Robisch 31 73 1744 7.3 16.1 .456 0.0 0.0 7.3 13.3 .456 4.3 5.3 .810 3.3 7.1 10.4 3.2 0.8 0.7 1.7 3.8 19.0
5 Kenny Higgs 26 72 1689 5.4 12.3 .441 0.1 0.9 .118 5.3 9.4 .466 3.6 4.5 .814 0.6 3.1 3.8 10.6 2.6 0.2 4.3 6.3 14.5
6 Cedrick Hordges 24 68 1599 6.0 13.1 .460 0.0 0.1 .000 6.0 10.7 .463 3.6 5.1 .699 3.3 9.2 12.5 2.8 0.9 0.5 3.3 6.2 15.6
7 T.R. Dunn 25 82 1427 4.5 10.8 .412 0.0 0.1 .000 4.5 8.9 .415 2.4 3.7 .653 4.1 5.1 9.2 2.5 2.0 0.9 1.7 4.3 11.4
8 Kiki Vandeweghe 22 51 1376 7.3 17.1 .426 0.0 0.2 .000 7.3 13.9 .432 4.1 5.1 .818 2.7 5.8 8.6 3.0 0.9 0.8 2.7 3.7 18.7
9 Billy McKinney 25 49 1134 7.8 15.9 .493 0.0 0.4 .100 7.8 12.8 .502 4.5 5.4 .843 0.9 3.3 4.2 7.8 2.4 0.3 3.4 4.8 20.2
10 Glen Gondrezick 25 73 1077 6.3 13.4 .471 0.0 0.1 .000 6.3 10.9 .474 4.5 5.6 .818 5.5 6.9 12.5 3.4 3.7 0.8 2.8 7.5 17.1
11 John Roche 31 26 611 5.9 12.8 .458 0.6 1.9 .333 5.2 9.0 .480 4.2 5.5 .753 0.4 2.3 2.6 10.0 1.2 0.6 3.7 3.1 16.5
12 Carl Nicks 22 27 493 5.8 13.2 .436 0.0 0.1 .000 5.8 10.8 .439 3.1 5.2 .593 1.2 3.2 4.3 7.1 2.5 0.2 5.6 4.6 14.6
13 Kim Hughes 28 8 159 3.0 6.9 .440 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.7 .440 0.3 0.5 .500 5.2 8.5 13.7 3.0 3.0 3.8 3.0 9.1 6.3
14 James Ray 23 18 148 4.4 14.5 .306 0.0 0.3 .000 4.4 11.7 .313 2.1 3.0 .700 3.8 7.1 10.9 3.2 1.2 1.2 3.8 9.2 10.9
15 Ronnie Valentine 23 24 123 13.2 34.8 .378 0.4 0.7 .500 12.8 28.1 .375 3.2 6.8 .474 3.6 7.1 10.7 2.5 2.5 1.4 5.7 8.2 29.9
16 Jawann Oldham 23 4 21 4.2 12.5 .333 0.0 0.0 4.2 10.3 .333 0.0 0.0 6.2 4.2 10.4 0.0 0.0 4.2 4.2 6.2 8.3

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Alex English 27 81 3093 19.7 .549 .495 .295 .003 8.8 12.6 10.7 13.4 1.5 1.6 12.1 24.0 112 110 6.7 1.6 8.3 .129
2 Dan Issel 32 80 2641 21.7 .575 .504 .561 .010 8.6 17.7 13.1 8.4 1.4 1.0 7.9 23.2 121 109 8.9 1.6 10.5 .190
3 David Thompson 26 77 2620 19.4 .571 .509 .424 .027 4.1 7.2 5.6 13.2 0.9 1.2 12.7 27.9 111 113 6.0 0.4 6.4 .117
4 Dave Robisch 31 73 1744 14.4 .515 .456 .329 .000 7.4 17.0 12.1 9.5 0.8 0.8 8.6 17.1 113 111 2.9 0.7 3.6 .100
5 Kenny Higgs 26 72 1689 11.9 .511 .445 .363 .072 1.4 7.5 4.4 29.3 2.6 0.2 23.2 15.7 101 110 0.7 0.9 1.5 .043
6 Cedrick Hordges 24 68 1599 10.7 .509 .460 .388 .006 7.5 22.1 14.6 8.0 0.9 0.6 17.6 15.8 100 109 0.5 1.0 1.5 .044
7 T.R. Dunn 25 82 1427 10.2 .456 .412 .342 .006 9.3 12.3 10.8 6.7 2.0 1.0 12.1 12.1 104 109 0.7 0.8 1.6 .052
8 Kiki Vandeweghe 22 51 1376 11.9 .484 .426 .296 .013 6.2 14.0 10.0 8.7 0.9 0.9 12.4 18.7 101 111 0.7 0.5 1.2 .040
9 Billy McKinney 25 49 1134 15.5 .554 .494 .340 .024 2.1 7.9 4.9 23.3 2.4 0.3 15.7 18.4 111 110 1.8 0.5 2.3 .098
10 Glen Gondrezick 25 73 1077 16.3 .542 .471 .416 .006 12.6 16.6 14.5 9.6 3.7 0.9 15.1 15.8 113 104 1.8 1.3 3.1 .136
11 John Roche 31 26 611 13.1 .543 .483 .430 .151 0.8 5.5 3.1 28.2 1.2 0.7 19.6 16.1 108 113 0.7 0.1 0.8 .060
12 Carl Nicks 22 27 493 8.3 .472 .436 .396 .007 2.6 7.6 5.1 19.9 2.5 0.2 26.5 17.9 85 110 -0.7 0.2 -0.4 -0.043
13 Kim Hughes 28 8 159 10.3 .444 .440 .080 .000 11.9 20.4 16.0 7.9 3.0 4.5 29.8 8.6 93 102 0.0 0.2 0.2 .057
14 James Ray 23 18 148 4.2 .346 .306 .204 .020 8.8 17.0 12.8 8.8 1.2 1.4 19.6 16.7 77 109 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.070
15 Ronnie Valentine 23 24 123 10.3 .395 .383 .194 .020 8.1 17.0 12.4 8.8 2.5 1.7 13.1 36.9 80 106 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.128
16 Jawann Oldham 23 4 21 3.3 .333 .333 .000 .000 14.2 10.0 12.1 0.0 0.0 4.8 25.0 14.1 72 111 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.094