Charlotte Hornets Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 Charlotte Hornets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
1 Muggsy Bogues PG 5-3 136 1 Wake Forest 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
3 Rex Chapman SG 6-4 185 0 Kentucky 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
25 Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 8 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
30 Dell Curry SG 6-4 190 2 Virginia Tech 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
55 Stuart Gray C 7-0 235 4 UCLA 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Panama
14 Rickey Green PG 6-0 170 10 Michigan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
6 Mike Holton G 6-4 185 5 UCLA 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
42 Dave Hoppen C 6-11 235 1 Nebraska 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 18 United States
41 Tim Kempton FC 6-10 245 1 Notre Dame 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
32 Greg Kite C 6-11 250 5 Brigham Young 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
11 Ralph Lewis G 6-6 200 1 La Salle 1985 Rnd 6 Pick 23 United States
35 Sidney Lowe G 6-0 195 3 NC State 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Jeff Moore F 6-7 205 0 Auburn 1988 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
31 Kurt Rambis F 6-8 213 8 Santa Clara 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
50 Robert Reid GF 6-8 205 10 St. Mary's (TX) 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
32 Brian Rowsom PF 6-9 220 1 UNC Wilmington 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Larry Spriggs F 6-7 230 5 Howard 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 12 United States
39 Tom Tolbert F 6-7 235 0 Arizona 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
7 Kelly Tripucka SF 6-6 220 7 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1988-1989 Charlotte Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Holton R. Chapman K. Tripucka R. Reid K. Rambis
Rotation M. Bogues D. Curry   E. Cureton D. Hoppen
Rotation S. Lowe     B. Rowsom T. Kempton
Lim PT         G. Kite

1988-1989 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks52-30-
2Philadelphia Sixers46-366
3Boston Celtics42-4010
4Washington Bullets40-4212
5New Jersey Nets26-5626
6Charlotte Hornets20-6232

1988-1989 Charlotte Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Rex Chapman All-Rookie Second Team (1989)

1988-1989 Charlotte Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kelly Tripucka 71 32.4 22.6 3.8 3.2 1.2 0.2 3.3
Rex Chapman 75 29.6 16.9 2.5 2.3 0.9 0.3 1.5
Robert Reid 82 26.2 14.7 3.7 1.9 0.6 0.2 1.3
Kurt Rambis 75 29.8 11.1 9.4 2.1 1.3 0.8 2.0
Dell Curry 48 16.9 11.9 2.2 1.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
Mike Holton 67 25.3 8.3 1.6 6.3 1.0 0.2 1.8
Earl Cureton 82 25.0 6.5 6.0 1.6 0.6 0.7 1.4
Dave Hoppen 77 18.4 6.5 5.0 0.7 0.3 0.3 1.0
Tim Kempton 79 17.0 6.1 3.8 1.3 0.5 0.2 1.5
Muggsy Bogues 79 22.2 5.4 2.1 7.8 1.4 0.1 1.6
Brian Rowsom 34 15.2 6.6 4.0 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.5
Ralph Lewis 42 8.0 3.2 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.6
Rickey Green 33 11.2 3.9 0.7 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.8
Tom Tolbert 14 8.4 2.9 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.1
Greg Kite 12 17.8 3.2 4.4 0.6 0.3 0.7 1.0
Sidney Lowe 14 17.9 1.6 2.4 6.6 1.0 0.0 0.6

1988-1989 Charlotte Hornets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Rex Chapman was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets (1988). Rex Chapman signed a multi-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on October 11, 1988.

Acquired via Trade

Robert Reid was acquired in a trade by the Charlotte Hornets (1988) from the Houston Rockets on July 15, 1988.

Kelly Tripucka was acquired in a trade by the Charlotte Hornets (1988) from the Utah Jazz on June 24, 1988.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Muggsy Bogues was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Hornets (1988) from the Washington Wizards on June 23, 1988.

Dell Curry was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Hornets (1988) from the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 23, 1988.

Mike Holton was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Hornets (1988) from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 23, 1988. Mike Holton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on August 17, 1988.

Dave Hoppen was taken in the 1988 Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Hornets (1988) from the Golden State Warriors on June 23, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Earl Cureton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on July 20, 1988.

Tim Kempton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on August 17, 1988.

Greg Kite signed a contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on March 29, 1989.

Sidney Lowe signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on March 27, 1989. Sidney Lowe re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on April 6, 1989. Sidney Lowe re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on April 16, 1989.

Kurt Rambis signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on July 28, 1988.

Brian Rowsom signed a contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on October 6, 1988.