Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
43 Brad Daugherty C 7-0 245 2 North Carolina 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
24 Chris Dudley C 6-11 235 1 Yale 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
3 Craig Ehlo SG 6-6 180 5 Washington State 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
4 Ron Harper SG 6-6 185 2 Miami (OH) 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
35 Phil Hubbard FC 6-8 215 9 Michigan 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
31 Randolph Keys F 6-7 195 0 Southern Mississippi 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
22 Larry Nance PF 6-10 205 7 Clemson 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
25 Mark Price PG 6-0 170 2 Georgia Tech 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
30 Tree Rollins C 7-1 235 11 Clemson 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
33 Mike Sanders GF 6-6 210 6 UCLA 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
1 Darnell Valentine G 6-1 183 7 Kansas 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
54 Gary Voce F 6-9 240 0 Notre Dame 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
18 Hot Rod Williams FC 6-11 215 2 Tulane 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States

1988-1989 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Price R. Harper M. Sanders L. Nance B. Daugherty
Rotation D. Valentine C. Ehlo R. Keys   H. Williams
Rotation         T. Rollins
Lim PT       P. Hubbard C. Dudley

1988-1989 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Detroit Pistons63-19-
2Cleveland Cavaliers57-256
3Atlanta Hawks52-3011
4Milwaukee Bucks49-3314
5Chicago Bulls47-3516
6Indiana Pacers28-5435

1988-1989 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Mark Price All-NBA Third Team (1989)
Ron Harper Player Of The Week (02/05/89)
Larry Nance All-NBA Defensive First Team (1989)
Brad Daugherty Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Larry Nance Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Mark Price Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Ron Harper Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1989)

1988-1989 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ron Harper 82 34.8 18.6 5.0 5.3 2.3 0.9 2.8
Brad Daugherty 78 36.2 18.9 9.2 3.7 0.8 0.5 2.9
Mark Price 75 36.4 18.9 3.0 8.4 1.5 0.1 2.8
Larry Nance 73 34.6 17.2 8.0 2.2 0.8 2.8 1.6
Hot Rod Williams 82 25.9 11.6 5.8 1.3 0.9 1.6 1.2
Mike Sanders 82 25.6 9.3 3.7 1.6 1.1 0.4 1.3
Craig Ehlo 82 22.8 7.4 3.6 3.2 1.3 0.2 1.4
Darnell Valentine 77 14.1 4.8 1.3 2.3 0.7 0.1 1.1
Chris Dudley 61 8.9 3.0 2.6 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.7
Randolph Keys 42 7.9 4.0 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.5
Tree Rollins 60 9.7 2.3 2.3 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.4
Phil Hubbard 31 6.2 2.4 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.3

1988-1989 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. Brad Daugherty signed a multi-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 8, 1988.

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. Chris Dudley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 1988.

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.

Randolph Keys was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Randolph Keys signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 16, 1988.

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. Mark Price re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 1988.

Acquired via Trade

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. Larry Nance signed a multi-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 18, 1988.

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

Darnell Valentine was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Miami Heat on June 24, 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. Craig Ehlo re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 1, 1988.

Tree Rollins signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 2, 1988.

1988-1989 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