Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
5 John Bagley G 6-0 185 4 Boston College 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
23 Tyrone Corbin F 6-6 210 1 DePaul 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
43 Brad Daugherty C 7-0 245 0 North Carolina 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
3 Craig Ehlo SG 6-6 180 3 Washington State 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
4 Ron Harper SG 6-6 185 0 Miami (OH) 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
35 Phil Hubbard FC 6-8 215 7 Michigan 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
24 Keith Lee FC 6-10 215 1 Memphis 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
20 Scooter McCray F 6-9 215 3 Louisville 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
14 Dirk Minniefield G 6-3 180 3 Kentucky 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
20 Johnny Newman SF 6-7 190 0 Richmond 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
50 Ben Poquette FC 6-9 235 9 Central Michigan 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
25 Mark Price PG 6-0 170 0 Georgia Tech 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
54 Mel Turpin C 6-11 240 2 Kentucky 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
41 Mark West C 6-10 230 3 Old Dominion 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
18 Hot Rod Williams FC 6-11 215 0 Tulane 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States

1986-1987 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Bagley R. Harper P. Hubbard H. Williams B. Daugherty
Rotation M. Price   C. Ehlo M. West K. Lee
Rotation     J. Newman   M. Turpin
Lim PT     T. Corbin    

1986-1987 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks57-25-
2Detroit Pistons52-305
3Milwaukee Bucks50-327
4Indiana Pacers41-4116
5Chicago Bulls40-4217
6Cleveland Cavaliers31-5126

1986-1987 Cleveland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Hot Rod Williams Player Of The Week (11/30/86)
Brad Daugherty All-Rookie First Team (1987)
Ron Harper All-Rookie First Team (1987)
Hot Rod Williams All-Rookie First Team (1987)
Brad Daugherty Rookie Of The Month (Mar 87)
Ron Harper Rookie Of The Month (Dec 86, Jan 87)
Ron Harper Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1987)

1986-1987 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ron Harper 82 37.4 22.9 4.8 4.8 2.5 1.0 4.2
Brad Daugherty 80 33.7 15.7 8.1 3.8 0.6 0.8 3.1
Hot Rod Williams 80 33.9 14.6 7.9 1.9 0.7 2.1 1.7
Phil Hubbard 68 30.6 11.8 5.7 2.0 1.0 0.1 2.2
John Bagley 72 30.3 10.7 3.5 5.3 1.3 0.1 2.3
Mark West 78 17.1 6.5 4.3 0.5 0.3 1.0 1.4
Mark Price 67 18.2 6.9 1.7 3.0 0.6 0.1 1.6
Keith Lee 67 13.0 6.1 3.7 1.0 0.4 0.6 1.3
Mel Turpin 64 12.5 6.1 3.0 0.5 0.2 0.6 1.0
Johnny Newman 59 10.7 5.0 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.8
Craig Ehlo 44 20.2 6.2 3.7 2.1 0.9 0.7 1.4
Tyrone Corbin 32 13.7 4.0 3.0 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.8
Ben Poquette 37 11.8 3.1 2.1 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.5
Scooter McCray 24 11.6 3.3 2.4 1.0 0.4 0.2 1.0
Dirk Minniefield 11 11.1 2.5 0.9 1.2 0.5 0.1 1.1

1986-1987 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.

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.

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.

Johnny Newman was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Johnny Newman signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1, 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 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 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.

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

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.

Acquired via Free Agency

Tyrone Corbin signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 24, 1987. Tyrone Corbin re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 3, 1987. Tyrone Corbin re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 13, 1987.

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.

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.

1986-1987 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