1982–83 San Diego Clippers season

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1982–83 San Diego Clippers season
Head coach Paul Silas
Arena San Diego Sports Arena
Results
Record 25–57 (.305)
Place Division: 6th (Pacific)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television XETV
Radio KCNN
< 1981–82 1983–84 >

The 1982-83 NBA season was the Clippers' 13th season in the NBA and their 5th season in the city of San Diego.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 2 Terry Cummings  United States DePaul
2 32 Richard Anderson  United States UC Santa Barbara
3 48 Craig Hodges  United States Long Beach State
4 71 Darius Clemons  United States Loyola (IL)
5 94 Gary Carter  United States Tennessee
6 117 Eric Marbury  United States Georgia
7 140 Ed Hughes  United States Colorado State
8 163 Jacques Tuz  United States Colorado
9 186 John Hegwood  United States San Francisco
10 207 Daryl Stovall  United States Creighton

Roster[edit]

San Diego Clippers 1982-1983 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 35 United States Anderson, Richard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 243 lb (110 kg) UC Santa Barbara
G 15 United States Brogan, Jim 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Wesleyan (WV)
F 7 United States Brooks, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) La Salle
F 22 United States Chambers, Tom 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Utah
F 34 United States Cummings, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
G 13 United States Douglas, John 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Kansas
G 30 United States Gross, Bobby 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Long Beach State
G 24 United States Hodges, Craig 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arizona State
G 14 United States Hollins, Lionel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arizona State
F 23 United States Jones, Hutch 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Vanderbilt
G 13 United States Moore, Lowes 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) West Virginia
C 31 Netherlands Nater, Swen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) UCLA
G 9 United States Smith, Randy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Buffalo State
G 5 United States Smith, Robert 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) UNLV
C 32 United States Walton, Bill 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) UCLA
C 33 United States Whitehead, Jerome 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Marquette
Head coach

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

Roster notes[edit]

  • This is Jerome Whitehead's second tour of duty with the Clippers. He previously played with the team during the 1978-79 season.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 33–8 25–16 21–9
x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 5 32–9 21–20 21–9
x-Seattle SuperSonics 48 34 .585 10 29–12 19–22 14–16
x-Portland Trail Blazers 46 36 .561 12 31–10 15–26 16–14
Golden State Warriors 30 52 .366 28 21–20 9–32 11–19
San Diego Clippers 25 57 .305 33 18–23 7–34 7–23
# 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. opponents[edit]

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 log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Richard Anderson
Jim Brogan
Michael Brooks
Tom Chambers
Joe Cooper
Terry Cummings
John Douglas
Bob Gross
Craig Hodges
Lionel Hollins
Hutch Jones
Lowes Moore
Swen Nater
Randy Smith
Robert Smith
Bill Walton
Jerome Whitehead
Al Wood

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Clippers were involved in the following transactions during the 1982–83 season.

Trades[edit]

June 28, 1982
To San Diego Clippers
  • 1982 second-round draft choice (32nd pick)
To Houston Rockets
  • Joe Bryant and 1982 second-round draft choice (42nd pick)
October 15, 1982
To San Diego Clippers
To Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1983 sixth-round draft pick
October 27, 1982
To San Diego Clippers
To Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1982 second-round & 1983 fourth-round draft picks

Free agents[edit]

References[edit]