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1971-72 Denver Rockets Roster and Stats

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Record: 34-50, Finished 4th in ABA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Alex Hannum (34-50)

PTS/G: 111.9 (9th of 11) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.1 (7th of 11)
SRS: -0.93 (7th of 11) ▪ Pace: 112.8 (5th of 11)
Off Rtg: 98.4 (10th of 11) ▪ Def Rtg: 99.5 (5th of 11)
Expected W-L: 39-45 (7th of 11)

Arena: Denver Auditorium Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

ABA 1972 Playoffs:
Lost ABA Western Division Semifinals (4-3) versus Indiana Pacers  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
40 Byron Beck C 6-9 225 January 25, 1945 4 University of Denver
14 Arthur Becker PF 6-7 205 January 12, 1942 4 Arizona State University
11 Larry Brown PG 5-9 160 September 14, 1940 4 University of North Carolina
20 Frank Card SF 6-7 195 December 28, 1944 3 South Carolina State University
22 Julian Hammond SF 6-5 205 May 27, 1943 4 University of Tulsa
13 Julius Keye PF 6-10 200 September 5, 1946 2 Alcorn State University
23 Steve Mix F 6-7 215 December 30, 1947 2 University of Toledo
31 Marv Roberts SF 6-8 200 January 29, 1950 R Utah State University
25 Dave Robisch C 6-10 235 December 22, 1949 R University of Kansas
44 Ralph Simpson SG 6-5 200 August 10, 1949 1 Michigan State University
10 Al Smith SF 6-1 185 January 15, 1947 R Bradley University
24 Dwight Waller F 6-6 220 October 5, 1945 2 Tennessee State University
21 Chuck Williams PG 6-2 175 June 6, 1946 1 University of Colorado
12 Stephen Wilson SG 6-5 185 October 16, 1948 1 Hanover College

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 84 20310 3703 8247 .449 41 178 .230 3662 8069 .454 1953 2601 .751 1626 2855 4481 1995 1450 2334 9400 111.9
Lg Rank 6 6 4 9 11 11 11 5 2 9 8 7 7 3 7 6 2 2 1 9 9
Opponent 84 20310 3557 7840 .454 153 488 .314 3404 7352 .463 2233 2979 .750 1515 2999 4514 1885 1557 2122 9500 113.1
Lg Rank 6 2 2 5 10 8 8 2 2 6 11 11 2 6 8 9 8 5 6 7 7

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 39 45 -1.19 0.31 -0.93 98.4 99.5 112.8 .315 .022 .451 13.4 35.2 .237 .463 14.5 65.3 .285 Denver Auditorium Arena
Lg Rank 7 7 7 3 7 10 5 5 9 11 10 2 5 9 7 6 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 Ralph Simpson 22 84 3006 920 2000 .460 3 22 .136 917 1978 .464 457 568 .805 171 227 398 258 266 244 2300
2 Julius Keye 25 84 2557 192 476 .403 0 2 .000 192 474 .405 108 174 .621 315 667 982 153 139 346 492
3 Dave Robisch 22 84 2420 505 1138 .444 0 5 .000 505 1133 .446 294 419 .702 287 517 804 201 113 251 1304
4 Arthur Becker 30 84 2193 435 954 .456 0 3 .000 435 951 .457 165 195 .846 167 304 471 113 132 271 1035
5 Larry Brown 31 76 2012 243 556 .437 5 25 .200 238 531 .448 198 244 .811 53 113 166 549 217 207 689
6 Byron Beck 27 66 1816 337 669 .504 0 3 .000 337 666 .506 140 166 .843 171 357 528 136 96 213 814
7 Al Smith 25 83 1764 292 675 .433 32 107 .299 260 568 .458 153 211 .725 85 141 226 249 163 244 769
8 Chuck Williams 25 84 1580 263 583 .451 0 4 .000 263 579 .454 205 275 .745 62 95 157 160 98 144 731
9 Frank Card 27 73 1443 225 495 .455 0 1 .000 225 494 .455 112 172 .651 141 189 330 79 115 204 562
10 Marv Roberts 22 68 1047 217 533 .407 1 4 .250 216 529 .408 86 120 .717 121 173 294 61 77 150 521
11 Julian Hammond 28 25 411 66 140 .471 0 0 66 140 .471 31 50 .620 48 67 115 29 30 47 163
12 Stephen Wilson 23 9 36 5 23 .217 0 2 .000 5 21 .238 4 7 .571 3 1 4 6 3 9 14
13 Dwight Waller 26 2 10 2 4 .500 0 0 2 4 .500 0 0 1 4 5 1 1 3 4
14 Steve Mix 24 1 4 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2

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 Ralph Simpson 22 84 35.8 11.0 23.8 .460 0.0 0.3 .136 10.9 23.5 .464 5.4 6.8 .805 2.0 2.7 4.7 3.1 3.2 2.9 27.4
2 Julius Keye 25 84 30.4 2.3 5.7 .403 0.0 0.0 .000 2.3 5.6 .405 1.3 2.1 .621 3.8 7.9 11.7 1.8 1.7 4.1 5.9
3 Dave Robisch 22 84 28.8 6.0 13.5 .444 0.0 0.1 .000 6.0 13.5 .446 3.5 5.0 .702 3.4 6.2 9.6 2.4 1.3 3.0 15.5
4 Byron Beck 27 66 27.5 5.1 10.1 .504 0.0 0.0 .000 5.1 10.1 .506 2.1 2.5 .843 2.6 5.4 8.0 2.1 1.5 3.2 12.3
5 Larry Brown 31 76 26.5 3.2 7.3 .437 0.1 0.3 .200 3.1 7.0 .448 2.6 3.2 .811 0.7 1.5 2.2 7.2 2.9 2.7 9.1
6 Arthur Becker 30 84 26.1 5.2 11.4 .456 0.0 0.0 .000 5.2 11.3 .457 2.0 2.3 .846 2.0 3.6 5.6 1.3 1.6 3.2 12.3
7 Al Smith 25 83 21.3 3.5 8.1 .433 0.4 1.3 .299 3.1 6.8 .458 1.8 2.5 .725 1.0 1.7 2.7 3.0 2.0 2.9 9.3
8 Frank Card 27 73 19.8 3.1 6.8 .455 0.0 0.0 .000 3.1 6.8 .455 1.5 2.4 .651 1.9 2.6 4.5 1.1 1.6 2.8 7.7
9 Chuck Williams 25 84 18.8 3.1 6.9 .451 0.0 0.0 .000 3.1 6.9 .454 2.4 3.3 .745 0.7 1.1 1.9 1.9 1.2 1.7 8.7
10 Julian Hammond 28 25 16.4 2.6 5.6 .471 0.0 0.0 2.6 5.6 .471 1.2 2.0 .620 1.9 2.7 4.6 1.2 1.2 1.9 6.5
11 Marv Roberts 22 68 15.4 3.2 7.8 .407 0.0 0.1 .250 3.2 7.8 .408 1.3 1.8 .717 1.8 2.5 4.3 0.9 1.1 2.2 7.7
12 Dwight Waller 26 2 5.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.0 2.5 0.5 0.5 1.5 2.0
13 Steve Mix 24 1 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0
14 Stephen Wilson 23 9 4.0 0.6 2.6 .217 0.0 0.2 .000 0.6 2.3 .238 0.4 0.8 .571 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.7 0.3 1.0 1.6

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 Ralph Simpson 22 84 3006 11.0 24.0 .460 0.0 0.3 .136 11.0 23.7 .464 5.5 6.8 .805 2.0 2.7 4.8 3.1 3.2 2.9 27.5
2 Julius Keye 25 84 2557 2.7 6.7 .403 0.0 0.0 .000 2.7 6.7 .405 1.5 2.4 .621 4.4 9.4 13.8 2.2 2.0 4.9 6.9
3 Dave Robisch 22 84 2420 7.5 16.9 .444 0.0 0.1 .000 7.5 16.9 .446 4.4 6.2 .702 4.3 7.7 12.0 3.0 1.7 3.7 19.4
4 Arthur Becker 30 84 2193 7.1 15.7 .456 0.0 0.0 .000 7.1 15.6 .457 2.7 3.2 .846 2.7 5.0 7.7 1.9 2.2 4.4 17.0
5 Larry Brown 31 76 2012 4.3 9.9 .437 0.1 0.4 .200 4.3 9.5 .448 3.5 4.4 .811 0.9 2.0 3.0 9.8 3.9 3.7 12.3
6 Byron Beck 27 66 1816 6.7 13.3 .504 0.0 0.1 .000 6.7 13.2 .506 2.8 3.3 .843 3.4 7.1 10.5 2.7 1.9 4.2 16.1
7 Al Smith 25 83 1764 6.0 13.8 .433 0.7 2.2 .299 5.3 11.6 .458 3.1 4.3 .725 1.7 2.9 4.6 5.1 3.3 5.0 15.7
8 Chuck Williams 25 84 1580 6.0 13.3 .451 0.0 0.1 .000 6.0 13.2 .454 4.7 6.3 .745 1.4 2.2 3.6 3.6 2.2 3.3 16.7
9 Frank Card 27 73 1443 5.6 12.3 .455 0.0 0.0 .000 5.6 12.3 .455 2.8 4.3 .651 3.5 4.7 8.2 2.0 2.9 5.1 14.0
10 Marv Roberts 22 68 1047 7.5 18.3 .407 0.0 0.1 .250 7.4 18.2 .408 3.0 4.1 .717 4.2 5.9 10.1 2.1 2.6 5.2 17.9
11 Julian Hammond 28 25 411 5.8 12.3 .471 0.0 0.0 5.8 12.3 .471 2.7 4.4 .620 4.2 5.9 10.1 2.5 2.6 4.1 14.3
12 Stephen Wilson 23 9 36 5.0 23.0 .217 0.0 2.0 .000 5.0 21.0 .238 4.0 7.0 .571 3.0 1.0 4.0 6.0 3.0 9.0 14.0
13 Dwight Waller 26 2 10 7.2 14.4 .500 0.0 0.0 7.2 14.4 .500 0.0 0.0 3.6 14.4 18.0 3.6 3.6 10.8 14.4
14 Steve Mix 24 1 4 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 18.0

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 Ralph Simpson 22 84 3006 20.0 .511 .461 .284 .011 5.0 7.0 6.0 14.2 10.6 31.4 4.0 3.2 7.2 .115
2 Julius Keye 25 84 2557 9.5 .445 .403 .366 .004 10.8 24.2 17.3 7.2 20.1 10.1 -1.0 4.6 3.6 .068
3 Dave Robisch 22 84 2420 19.7 .493 .444 .368 .004 10.4 19.9 15.0 11.8 7.9 22.2 1.1 4.1 5.2 .103
4 Arthur Becker 30 84 2193 13.2 .498 .456 .204 .003 6.7 12.9 9.7 7.2 11.3 20.0 1.1 2.7 3.7 .082
5 Larry Brown 31 76 2012 12.6 .519 .442 .439 .045 2.3 5.2 3.7 34.5 24.6 16.4 1.8 3.2 5.0 .118
6 Byron Beck 27 66 1816 17.1 .548 .504 .248 .004 8.3 18.3 13.1 10.3 11.5 17.3 2.9 2.8 5.7 .150
7 Al Smith 25 83 1764 11.3 .501 .456 .313 .159 4.2 7.4 5.8 18.9 17.5 19.8 1.0 2.2 3.3 .088
8 Chuck Williams 25 84 1580 13.2 .519 .451 .472 .007 3.4 5.6 4.5 13.6 12.2 19.0 1.6 1.6 3.2 .098
9 Frank Card 27 73 1443 10.3 .492 .455 .347 .002 8.6 12.2 10.3 7.2 16.8 17.8 0.4 1.8 2.3 .075
10 Marv Roberts 22 68 1047 12.8 .445 .408 .225 .008 10.2 15.4 12.7 8.3 11.6 23.7 -1.1 1.5 0.4 .019
11 Julian Hammond 28 25 411 13.4 .503 .471 .357 .000 10.3 15.2 12.6 9.4 15.6 17.5 0.2 0.6 0.8 .097
12 Stephen Wilson 23 9 36 -2.0 .268 .217 .304 .087 7.3 2.6 5.0 21.6 10.3 30.3 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.336
13 Dwight Waller 26 2 10 13.1 .500 .500 .000 .000 8.8 37.2 22.6 14.1 20.0 18.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 .133
14 Steve Mix 24 1 4 25.1 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 22.0 0.0 11.3 0.0 0.0 9.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 .396

Playoffs 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 Julius Keye 25 7 302 27 59 .458 0 0 27 59 .458 3 8 .375 113 20 10 30 57
2 Ralph Simpson 22 7 291 70 162 .432 0 2 .000 70 160 .438 47 57 .825 31 24 18 21 187
3 Dave Robisch 22 7 288 50 138 .362 0 0 50 138 .362 37 52 .712 99 15 15 25 137
4 Byron Beck 27 7 264 56 115 .487 1 4 .250 55 111 .495 26 28 .929 72 14 15 29 139
5 Larry Brown 31 7 211 21 50 .420 0 3 .000 21 47 .447 23 24 .958 10 36 14 25 65
6 Chuck Williams 25 7 108 18 42 .429 0 0 18 42 .429 9 12 .750 19 6 6 14 45
7 Al Smith 25 7 99 12 27 .444 2 3 .667 10 24 .417 4 5 .800 18 7 7 14 30
8 Arthur Becker 30 7 94 14 31 .452 0 1 .000 14 30 .467 6 9 .667 12 4 7 18 34
9 Frank Card 27 4 28 4 8 .500 0 0 4 8 .500 0 1 .000 7 3 1 10 8
10 Marv Roberts 22 3 20 2 7 .286 0 1 .000 2 6 .333 2 2 1.000 2 0 2 1 6

Playoffs 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 Julius Keye 25 7 43.1 3.9 8.4 .458 0.0 0.0 3.9 8.4 .458 0.4 1.1 .375 16.1 2.9 1.4 4.3 8.1
2 Ralph Simpson 22 7 41.6 10.0 23.1 .432 0.0 0.3 .000 10.0 22.9 .438 6.7 8.1 .825 4.4 3.4 2.6 3.0 26.7
3 Dave Robisch 22 7 41.1 7.1 19.7 .362 0.0 0.0 7.1 19.7 .362 5.3 7.4 .712 14.1 2.1 2.1 3.6 19.6
4 Byron Beck 27 7 37.7 8.0 16.4 .487 0.1 0.6 .250 7.9 15.9 .495 3.7 4.0 .929 10.3 2.0 2.1 4.1 19.9
5 Larry Brown 31 7 30.1 3.0 7.1 .420 0.0 0.4 .000 3.0 6.7 .447 3.3 3.4 .958 1.4 5.1 2.0 3.6 9.3
6 Chuck Williams 25 7 15.4 2.6 6.0 .429 0.0 0.0 2.6 6.0 .429 1.3 1.7 .750 2.7 0.9 0.9 2.0 6.4
7 Al Smith 25 7 14.1 1.7 3.9 .444 0.3 0.4 .667 1.4 3.4 .417 0.6 0.7 .800 2.6 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.3
8 Arthur Becker 30 7 13.4 2.0 4.4 .452 0.0 0.1 .000 2.0 4.3 .467 0.9 1.3 .667 1.7 0.6 1.0 2.6 4.9
9 Frank Card 27 4 7.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.3 .000 1.8 0.8 0.3 2.5 2.0
10 Marv Roberts 22 3 6.7 0.7 2.3 .286 0.0 0.3 .000 0.7 2.0 .333 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.3 2.0

Playoffs 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 Julius Keye 25 7 302 3.2 7.0 .458 0.0 0.0 3.2 7.0 .458 0.4 1.0 .375 13.5 2.4 1.2 3.6 6.8
2 Ralph Simpson 22 7 291 8.7 20.0 .432 0.0 0.2 .000 8.7 19.8 .438 5.8 7.1 .825 3.8 3.0 2.2 2.6 23.1
3 Dave Robisch 22 7 288 6.2 17.2 .362 0.0 0.0 6.2 17.2 .362 4.6 6.5 .712 12.4 1.9 1.9 3.1 17.1
4 Byron Beck 27 7 264 7.6 15.7 .487 0.1 0.5 .250 7.5 15.1 .495 3.5 3.8 .929 9.8 1.9 2.0 4.0 19.0
5 Larry Brown 31 7 211 3.6 8.5 .420 0.0 0.5 .000 3.6 8.0 .447 3.9 4.1 .958 1.7 6.1 2.4 4.3 11.1
6 Chuck Williams 25 7 108 6.0 14.0 .429 0.0 0.0 6.0 14.0 .429 3.0 4.0 .750 6.3 2.0 2.0 4.7 15.0
7 Al Smith 25 7 99 4.4 9.8 .444 0.7 1.1 .667 3.6 8.7 .417 1.5 1.8 .800 6.5 2.5 2.5 5.1 10.9
8 Arthur Becker 30 7 94 5.4 11.9 .452 0.0 0.4 .000 5.4 11.5 .467 2.3 3.4 .667 4.6 1.5 2.7 6.9 13.0
9 Frank Card 27 4 28 5.1 10.3 .500 0.0 0.0 5.1 10.3 .500 0.0 1.3 .000 9.0 3.9 1.3 12.9 10.3
10 Marv Roberts 22 3 20 3.6 12.6 .286 0.0 1.8 .000 3.6 10.8 .333 3.6 3.6 1.000 3.6 0.0 3.6 1.8 10.8

Playoffs 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 Julius Keye 25 7 302 12.5 .456 .458 .136 .000 17.2 9.3 13.8 10.0 -0.1 0.8 0.7 .116
2 Ralph Simpson 22 7 291 19.7 .500 .432 .352 .012 4.9 14.6 8.8 29.3 0.2 0.5 0.7 .109
3 Dave Robisch 22 7 288 16.2 .426 .362 .377 .000 15.8 8.3 8.5 25.4 -0.6 0.7 0.2 .026
4 Byron Beck 27 7 264 20.5 .546 .491 .243 .035 12.6 9.0 10.5 22.4 0.5 0.6 1.1 .194
5 Larry Brown 31 7 211 11.5 .537 .420 .480 .060 2.2 24.2 18.8 14.7 0.2 0.4 0.6 .143
6 Chuck Williams 25 7 108 11.9 .476 .429 .286 .000 8.1 8.7 11.3 20.5 0.0 0.2 0.2 .075
7 Al Smith 25 7 99 9.1 .514 .481 .185 .111 8.4 10.4 19.3 15.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 .118
8 Arthur Becker 30 7 94 6.6 .486 .452 .290 .032 5.9 6.5 16.7 18.5 0.0 0.1 0.1 .072
9 Frank Card 27 4 28 8.2 .474 .500 .125 .000 11.5 16.2 10.6 14.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 .111
10 Marv Roberts 22 3 20 0.7 .381 .286 .286 .143 4.6 0.0 20.2 20.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.072