Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  James Bailey FC 6-9 220 8 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
54 Kent Benson C 6-10 235 10 Indiana 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
23 Tyrone Corbin F 6-6 210 2 DePaul 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
30 Dell Curry SG 6-4 190 1 Virginia Tech 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
43 Brad Daugherty C 7-0 245 1 North Carolina 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
24 Chris Dudley C 6-11 235 0 Yale 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
3 Craig Ehlo SG 6-6 180 4 Washington State 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
4 Ron Harper SG 6-6 185 1 Miami (OH) 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
12 Kevin Henderson SG 6-4 195 1 Cal State Fullerton 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
35 Phil Hubbard FC 6-8 215 8 Michigan 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
33 Kannard Johnson F 6-9 220 0 Western Kentucky 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
11 Kevin Johnson PG 6-1 180 0 California 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
22 Larry Nance PF 6-10 205 6 Clemson 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
20 Johnny Newman SF 6-7 190 1 Richmond 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
25 Mark Price PG 6-0 170 1 Georgia Tech 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
32 Johnny Rogers PF 6-10 225 1 UC Irvine 1985 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States / Spain
33 Mike Sanders GF 6-6 210 5 UCLA 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
1 Darnell Valentine G 6-1 183 6 Kansas 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
41 Mark West C 6-10 230 4 Old Dominion 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
18 Hot Rod Williams FC 6-11 215 1 Tulane 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States

1987-1988 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Price R. Harper M. Sanders L. Nance B. Daugherty
Rotation   C. Ehlo P. Hubbard H. Williams C. Dudley
Rotation   D. Curry      
Lim PT   K. Henderson     J. Rogers
Lim PT         K. Benson

1987-1988 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Detroit Pistons54-28-
2Chicago Bulls50-324
3Atlanta Hawks50-324
4Milwaukee Bucks42-4012
5Cleveland Cavaliers42-4012
6Indiana Pacers38-4416

1987-1988 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Brad Daugherty Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1988)
Mark Price Three Point Shootout Participant (1988)

1987-1988 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Brad Daugherty 79 37.4 18.7 8.4 4.2 0.6 0.7 3.4
Mark Price 80 32.8 16.0 2.2 6.0 1.2 0.1 2.3
Ron Harper 57 32.1 15.4 3.9 4.9 2.1 0.9 2.7
Hot Rod Williams 77 27.4 10.9 6.6 1.3 0.8 1.9 1.4
Dell Curry 79 19.0 10.0 2.1 1.9 1.2 0.3 1.4
Phil Hubbard 78 20.9 8.4 3.6 1.0 0.6 0.1 1.5
Craig Ehlo 79 21.6 7.1 3.5 2.6 1.0 0.4 1.4
Mark West 54 21.9 8.5 5.2 0.9 0.5 1.5 1.7
Larry Nance 27 33.6 16.2 7.9 3.1 0.7 2.3 1.8
Tyrone Corbin 54 21.3 7.3 4.1 1.0 0.8 0.3 1.2
Kevin Johnson 49 19.9 7.3 1.4 3.7 1.1 0.3 1.6
Chris Dudley 55 9.3 3.1 2.6 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.6
Mike Sanders 24 17.4 6.8 2.0 1.1 0.5 0.2 1.0
Johnny Rogers 24 7.0 2.6 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4
Kannard Johnson 7 11.6 3.6 0.7 1.9 1.0 0.1 1.0
Kevin Henderson 5 4.0 1.8 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
Kent Benson 2 6.0 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0

1987-1988 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Brad Daugherty was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Brad Daugherty signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 1, 1986.

Chris Dudley was selected as the #6 pick in the 4 Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chris Dudley signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 1987.

Ron Harper was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ron Harper signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 23, 1986.

Hot Rod Williams was selected as the #21 pick in the Second Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hot Rod Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 1986.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Mark Price, the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Dallas Mavericks on June 17, 1986. Mark Price signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 13, 1986.

Acquired via Trade

Kent Benson was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Utah Jazz on October 8, 1987.

Dell Curry was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Utah Jazz on October 8, 1987.

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. Phil Hubbard re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 24, 1987.

Larry Nance was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Phoenix Suns on February 25, 1988.

Mike Sanders was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Phoenix Suns on February 25, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Craig Ehlo signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 13, 1987. Craig Ehlo re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 23, 1987. Craig Ehlo re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 1987.

Kevin Henderson signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 29, 1988.

Johnny Rogers signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 10, 1987.

1987-1988 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
Lenny Wilkens Head Coach 1986-1987 General Manager (Oklahoma City Thunder, 1985 to 1986)
Brian Winters Assistant Coach 1986-1987 Assistant Coach (Princeton, 1984 to 1986)
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