Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1985-1986 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
25 Ron Anderson GF 6-7 215 1 Fresno State 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
5 John Bagley G 6-0 185 3 Boston College 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Adrian Branch GF 6-7 185 0 Maryland 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
10 Ron Brewer G 6-4 180 7 Arkansas 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
16 Johnny Davis G 6-2 170 9 Dayton 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
21 World B. Free G 6-2 185 10 Guilford 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
32 Roy Hinson FC 6-9 210 2 Rutgers 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
35 Phil Hubbard FC 6-8 215 6 Michigan 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
3 Eddie Johnson, Jr. G 6-2 180 8 Auburn 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
44 Edgar Jones FC 6-10 225 0 Nevada 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
24 Keith Lee FC 6-10 215 0 Memphis 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
33 Ben McDonald F 6-8 210 0 UC Irvine 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
14 Dirk Minniefield G 6-3 180 2 Kentucky 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
50 Ben Poquette FC 6-9 235 8 Central Michigan 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
8 Lonnie Shelton FC 6-8 240 9 Oregon State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
54 Mel Turpin C 6-11 240 1 Kentucky 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
41 Mark West C 6-10 230 2 Old Dominion 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
3 Ennis Whatley SG 6-3 177 2 Alabama 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
18 Hot Rod Williams FC 6-11 215 0 Tulane 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States

1985-1986 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Bagley W. Free R. Hinson K. Lee M. Turpin
Rotation   D. Minniefield   P. Hubbard E. Jones
Rotation       B. Poquette  
Rotation       M. West  
Rotation       L. Shelton  
Lim PT E. Johnson, Jr. R. Brewer   B. McDonald  

1985-1986 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks57-25-
2Atlanta Hawks50-327
3Detroit Pistons46-3611
4Chicago Bulls30-5227
5Cleveland Cavaliers29-5328
6Indiana Pacers26-5631

1985-1986 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Roy Hinson Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1986)

1985-1986 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
World B. Free 75 33.8 23.4 2.9 4.2 1.2 0.3 2.3
Roy Hinson 82 34.6 19.6 7.8 1.3 0.8 1.4 2.3
Mel Turpin 80 28.6 13.7 7.0 0.7 0.8 1.3 1.7
John Bagley 78 31.7 11.7 3.5 9.4 1.6 0.1 3.1
Edgar Jones 53 19.1 9.7 3.9 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.2
Keith Lee 58 20.6 7.4 6.1 1.2 0.5 0.6 1.3
Dirk Minniefield 76 14.9 5.5 1.7 3.5 0.9 0.0 1.4
Ben Poquette 81 18.5 5.0 4.6 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.8
Eddie Johnson, Jr. 32 19.2 9.8 1.4 3.6 0.2 0.0 1.8
Mark West 67 17.5 4.2 4.8 0.3 0.4 0.9 1.3
Johnny Davis 39 15.7 7.0 0.9 2.7 0.6 0.1 1.0
Phil Hubbard 23 27.8 11.4 5.2 1.3 0.9 0.1 2.9
Ron Brewer 40 13.8 5.1 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.5
Lonnie Shelton 44 15.5 4.5 3.3 1.4 0.5 0.1 1.1
Ron Anderson 17 12.2 5.1 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.4
Ben McDonald 21 12.7 2.9 1.8 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.5
Ennis Whatley 8 8.2 2.8 0.9 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.8

1985-1986 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

John Bagley was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. John Bagley signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 1, 1982. John Bagley re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 27, 1984. John Bagley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 15, 1985.

Roy Hinson was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Roy Hinson signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 11, 1983. Roy Hinson signed a multi-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 27, 1985.

Ben McDonald was selected as the #3 pick in the 3 Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ben McDonald signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 4, 1986. Ben McDonald re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 14, 1986. Ben McDonald re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 24, 1986.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Keith Lee, the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Chicago Bulls on June 18, 1985. Keith Lee signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 1, 1985.

Draft Rights to Mel Turpin, the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Washington Wizards on June 19, 1984. Mel Turpin signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 24, 1984.

Acquired via Trade

World B. Free was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Golden State Warriors on December 15, 1982. World B. Free re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 10, 1983.

Phil Hubbard was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Detroit Pistons on February 17, 1982. Phil Hubbard re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 1983.

Eddie Johnson, Jr. was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Atlanta Hawks on February 10, 1986.

Edgar Jones was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the San Antonio Spurs on December 14, 1984. Edgar Jones re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 27, 1985.

Ben Poquette was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Utah Jazz on October 14, 1983.

Lonnie Shelton was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Seattle SuperSonics on June 27, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ron Brewer signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 11, 1986.

Dirk Minniefield signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 11, 1985.

Mark West signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 23, 1984. Mark West re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 27, 1985.

1985-1986 Cleveland Cavaliers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
George Gund Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Gordon Gund Owner, Majority Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Marvin Cross Director of Team Security 1981-1982 N/A
George Karl Head Coach 1984-1985 Assistant Coach (San Antonio Spurs, 1978 to 1980)
Gene Littles Head Coach 1985-1986 N/A
Mo McHone Assistant Coach 1985-1986 Head Coach (San Antonio Spurs, 1983 to 1984)
Harry Weltman General Manager 1982-1983 N/A
Wayne Embry General Manager 1985-1986 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1972 to 1980)
Gary Briggs Head Athletic Trainer 1982-1983 N/A
Joe Tait Radio Broadcaster 1970-1971 N/A