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1996-1997 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster
Schedule | Depth Chart

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Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
8 Mario Bennett C-F 6-6 235 1 Arizona State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
40 Dexter Boney SG 6-4 185 1 UNLV 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
52 Chucky Brown SF 6-7 214 7 North Carolina State 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
45 Mike Brown PF 6-9 257 10 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States
2 Mark Bryant PF 6-9 245 8 Seton Hall 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
10 Sam Cassell G 6-3 185 3 Florida State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
1 Cedric Ceballos SF 6-6 190 6 Cal State Fullerton 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
3 Rex Chapman SG 6-4 185 8 Kentucky 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
40 John Coker C 7-0 253 1 Boise State 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Marty Conlon F-C 6-10 224 6 Providence 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
43 Ben Davis FC 6-9 240 0 Arizona 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
27 Tony Dumas F 6-6 190 2 Missouri-Kansas City 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
4 Michael Finley G-F 6-7 225 1 Wisconsin 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
45 A.C. Green PF 6-9 220 11 Oregon State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
  Darrin Hancock F 6-7 205 2 Maurienne (France) 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
25 Robert Horry PF 6-9 220 4 Alabama 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
7 Kevin Johnson PG 6-1 180 9 California 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
32 Jason Kidd PG 6-4 210 2 California 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
35 Joe Kleine C 6-11 255 11 Arkansas 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
17 Horacio Llamas C 6-11 285 0 Grand Canyon 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted Mexico
15 Danny Manning F 6-10 230 8 Kansas 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
40 Loren Meyer F-C 6-10 257 1 Iowa State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
13 Steve Nash G 6-3 178 0 Santa Clara 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 15 Canada / South Africa
11 Wesley Person SG 6-6 195 2 Auburn 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
20 Rumeal Robinson PG 6-2 195 6 Michigan 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 10 Jamaica
23 Wayman Tisdale PF 6-9 240 11 Oklahoma 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
18 Hot Rod Williams FC 6-11 215 10 Tulane 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States

Phoenix Depth Chart Historical Phoenix Depth Charts

  PG SG SF PF C
S Kevin Johnson
20.1p 3.6r 9.3a
Rex Chapman
13.8p 2.8r 2.8a
Wesley Person
13.5p 3.7r 1.5a
C. Ceballos
15.3p 6.5r 1.2a
H. Williams
8.0p 8.3r 1.5a
R Jason Kidd
11.6p 4.8r 9.0a
 
 
 
 
Danny Manning
13.5p 6.1r 2.2a
Loren Meyer
5.4p 2.7r 0.3a
R Steve Nash
3.3p 1.0r 2.1a
 
 
 
 
Mark Bryant
9.3p 5.2r 1.1a
 
 
R  
 
 
 
 
 
Wayman Tisdale
6.5p 2.2r 0.4a
 
 
R  
 
 
 
 
 
Mike Brown
2.7p 4.2r 0.8a
 
 
L  
 
 
 
Tony Dumas
2.3p 0.3r 0.5a
Ben Davis
1.5p 1.4r 0.0a
Horacio Llamas
1.7p 0.9r 0.2a

* Depth Chart stats are based upon the last 5 games played.


Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics57-25-
2Los Angeles Lakers56-261
3Portland Trail Blazers49-338
4Phoenix Suns40-4217
5Los Angeles Clippers36-4621
6Sacramento Kings34-4823
7Golden State Warriors30-5227

Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kevin Johnson Player Of The Month (Apr 97)
Kevin Johnson Player Of The Week (03/30/97)
Steve Nash Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)

Phoenix Season Stat Leaders Full Team Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kevin Johnson 70 38.0 20.1 3.6 9.3 1.5 0.2 3.1
Cedric Ceballos 42 27.3 15.3 6.5 1.2 0.7 0.4 1.6
Sam Cassell 22 24.5 14.8 2.3 4.5 1.0 0.3 2.7
Rex Chapman 65 28.2 13.8 2.8 2.8 0.8 0.1 1.5
Danny Manning 77 27.7 13.5 6.1 2.2 1.0 1.0 2.1
Wesley Person 80 29.1 13.5 3.6 1.5 1.1 0.2 0.9
Michael Finley 27 29.5 13.0 4.4 2.5 0.7 0.1 1.6
Jason Kidd 33 35.6 11.6 4.8 9.0 2.4 0.4 2.3
Mark Bryant 41 24.8 9.3 5.2 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.1
Hot Rod Williams 68 31.4 8.0 8.3 1.5 1.0 1.3 1.0
Robert Horry 32 22.5 6.9 3.7 1.7 0.9 0.8 1.4
Wayman Tisdale 53 14.7 6.5 2.2 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.7
A.C. Green 27 20.3 5.7 5.1 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.7
Loren Meyer 35 12.8 5.4 2.7 0.3 0.1 0.3 1.0
Chucky Brown 10 8.3 3.4 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.4
Joe Kleine 23 15.9 3.4 3.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.9
Steve Nash 65 10.5 3.3 1.0 2.1 0.3 0.0 1.0
Rumeal Robinson 12 7.2 3.0 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.4
Mike Brown 6 13.8 2.7 4.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.3
Dexter Boney 8 6.0 2.4 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1
Tony Dumas 6 8.5 2.3 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.2
Horacio Llamas 20 5.0 1.7 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.6
Ben Davis 20 4.9 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1

Phoenix Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ben Davis was selected as the #14 pick in the Second Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Ben Davis signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 25, 1996.

Steve Nash was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Steve Nash signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 24, 1996.

Wesley Person was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Wesley Person signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 26, 1994.

Acquired via Trade

Mark Bryant was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Houston Rockets on August 19, 1996.

Cedric Ceballos was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Los Angeles Lakers on January 10, 1997.

Tony Dumas was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Dallas Mavericks on December 26, 1996.

Kevin Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 25, 1988. Kevin Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on September 14, 1989. Kevin Johnson signed an extension with the Phoenix Suns on June 2, 1994.

Jason Kidd was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Dallas Mavericks on December 26, 1996.

Loren Meyer was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Dallas Mavericks on December 26, 1996.

Hot Rod Williams was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 7, 1995.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mike Brown signed a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on April 5, 1997.

Rex Chapman signed a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on October 12, 1996.

Horacio Llamas signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on February 21, 1997. Horacio Llamas re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on March 3, 1997. Horacio Llamas re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on March 13, 1997.

Danny Manning signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 3, 1994. Danny Manning re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on October 12, 1995.

Wayman Tisdale signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 16, 1994. Wayman Tisdale re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on October 4, 1995.