1982–83 Denver Nuggets season

The 1982-83 Denver Nuggets season was their 16th season, and their seventh in the NBA. The Nuggets head coach was Doug Moe and his assistant coach was Bill Ficke.

1982–83 Denver Nuggets season
Head coachDoug Moe
ArenaMcNichols Sports Arena
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Midwest)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Spurs 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKWGN
RadioKOA
< 1981–82 1983–84 >

In the playoffs, the Nuggets defeated the Phoenix Suns in three games in the First Round, before losing to the San Antonio Spurs in five games in the Semifinals.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 19 Rob Williams PG   United States Houston
3 62 Roylin Bond   United States Pepperdine
4 84 Alford Turner   United States Southwest Louisiana
5 109 Bill Duffy   United States Santa Clara
6 131 Chris Brust   United States North Carolina
7 153 Jeb Barlow   United States North Carolina
8 178 Donnie Speer   United States Alabama-Birmingham
9 200 Dean Sears   United States UCLA
10 220 Mike Phillips   United States Niagara

RosterEdit

Roster listing
1982-83 Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 20 Anderson, Dwight 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Southern California
SG 23 Dunn, T.R. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Alabama
SF 2 English, Alex (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) South Carolina
G 5 Evans, Mike 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Kansas State
F 22 Gondrezick, Glen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) UNLV
PF 24 Hanzlik, Bill 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Notre Dame
C 44 Issel, Dan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kentucky
C 53 Kelley, Rich 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Stanford
G 7 McKinney, Billy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Northwestern
G 43 Ray, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jacksonville
C 25 Robisch, Dave 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
C 34 Schayes, Danny 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Syracuse
PF 55 Vandeweghe, Kiki 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
PG 21 Williams, Rob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Houston
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 53 29 .646 31–10 22–19 21–9
x-Denver Nuggets 45 37 .549 8 29–12 16–25 17–13
Kansas City Kings 45 37 .549 8 30–11 15–26 18–12
Dallas Mavericks 38 44 .463 15 23–18 15–26 15–15
Utah Jazz 30 52 .366 23 21–20 9–32 15–15
Houston Rockets 14 68 .171 39 9–32 5–36 4–26
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 53 29 .646 5
3 x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 5
4 x-Seattle SuperSonics 48 34 .585 10
5 x-Portland Trail Blazers 46 36 .561 12
6 x-Denver Nuggets 45 37 .549 13
7 Kansas City Kings 45 37 .549 13
8 Dallas Mavericks 38 44 .463 20
9 Utah Jazz 30 52 .366 28
9 Golden State Warriors 30 52 .366 28
11 San Diego Clippers 25 57 .305 33
12 Houston Rockets 14 68 .171 44


Notes

  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1982-83 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–5 5–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 0–2 2–0 6–0 0–2 0–2 1–4 2–4 3–2 2–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2
Boston 5–1 3–2 5–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 5–1 3–3 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3
Chicago 1–5 2–3 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–4 1–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–5
Cleveland 0–6 1–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–5 2–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–6 1–5 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–2
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 2–0 3–2 5–1 2–0 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 2–4 5–0 2–3 2–4 0–2
Denver 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3 2–0 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 2–4 3–2 3–2 4–2 1–1
Detroit 3–3 3–3 4–2 5–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–2 0–2 3–3 3–2 1–5 0–6 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–4 1–5 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–4 1–4 3–3 3–3 3–2 2–0
Houston 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–5 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–5 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–5 0–5 1–5 2–3 1–4 0–6 1–1
Indiana 0–6 1–4 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–6 3–3 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–5
Kansas City 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–0 4–1 5–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–4 2–3 3–3 4–1 1–4 4–2 2–0
Los Angeles 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 5–1 5–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–4 5–1 5–1 4–1 1–1
Milwaukee 4–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 4–2 1–5 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–2
New Jersey 4–2 1–5 4–2 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 4–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2
New York 2–3 3–3 4–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–2
Philadelphia 4–2 3–3 5–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 3–3 5–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2
Phoenix 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–4 1–1 4–2 5–0 1–1 4–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–1 3–2 4–2 5–1 5–0 0–2
Portland 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 1–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 3–2 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–5 2–3 5–1 3–3 3–2 1–1
San Antonio 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 4–2 1–1 4–1 5–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–3 3–2 4–1 1–4 5–1 2–0
San Diego 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–5 2–3 1–1 3–3 3–2 1–1 1–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–4 1–5 1–4 0–6 2–3 0–2
Seattle 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 3–3 4–1 1–1 4–1 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 3–3 4–1 6–0 5–0 1–1
Utah 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–4 2–0 2–3 6–0 0–2 2–4 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 2–3 1–5 3–2 0–5 0–2
Washington 2–4 3–3 5–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 5–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–4 2–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0

Game logEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Nuggets points Opponents Record Streak Notes
1

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(3) Phoenix Suns vs. (6) Denver Nuggets: Nuggets win series 2–1

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Denver Nuggets: Spurs win series 4–1

Awards and recordsEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit