Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Rosters

1998-1999 Cleveland Cavaliers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
23 Derek Anderson G 6-5 194 1 Kentucky 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Damon Bailey SG 6-3 200 2 Indiana 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
44 Corie Blount PF 6-9 240 5 Cincinnati 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
5 Earl Boykins G 5-5 135 0 Eastern Michigan 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Mitchell Butler SG 6-5 210 5 UCLA 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
55 Andrew DeClercq C 6-10 230 3 Florida 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
35 Danny Ferry PF 6-10 230 8 Duke 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
9 Litterial Green G 6-1 185 5 Georgia 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
45 Cedric Henderson SF 6-7 215 1 Memphis 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas C 7-3 260 2 BC Aisciai-Atletas (Lithuania) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 20 Lithuania
4 Shawn Kemp C 6-10 280 9 Trinity Valley CC 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
12 Brevin Knight G 5-10 170 1 Stanford 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
21 Antonio Lang G-F 6-8 205 4 Duke 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
20 Johnny Newman SF 6-7 190 12 Richmond 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
1 Wesley Person SG 6-6 195 4 Auburn 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
52 Vitaly Potapenko C-F 6-10 280 2 Wright State 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 12 Ukraine
  Roy Rogers, Jr. F 6-10 235 2 Alabama 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
10 Ryan Stack F 6-11 215 0 South Carolina 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
  Carlos Strong F 6-7 245 2 Georgia 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Bob Sura G 6-5 200 3 Florida State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States

1998-1999 Cleveland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Knight D. Anderson W. Person C. Henderson S. Kemp
Rotation   B. Sura D. Ferry   Z. Ilgauskas
Rotation   M. Butler J. Newman   R. Stack
Lim PT E. Boykins     C. Blount A. DeClercq

1998-1999 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Indiana Pacers33-17-
2Atlanta Hawks31-192
3Detroit Pistons29-214
4Milwaukee Bucks28-225
5Charlotte Hornets26-247
6Toronto Raptors23-2710
7Cleveland Cavaliers22-2811
8Chicago Bulls13-3720

1998-1999 Cleveland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Shawn Kemp 42 35.1 20.5 9.2 2.4 1.1 1.1 3.0
Wesley Person 45 29.8 11.2 3.2 1.8 0.8 0.4 0.9
Cedric Henderson 50 30.3 9.1 3.9 2.3 1.2 0.5 1.9
Derek Anderson 38 25.7 10.8 2.9 3.8 1.3 0.1 2.2
Brevin Knight 39 30.4 9.6 3.4 7.7 1.8 0.2 2.7
Danny Ferry 50 21.2 7.0 2.0 1.1 0.5 0.2 0.8
Johnny Newman 50 19.0 6.1 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.8
Andrew DeClercq 33 25.6 9.0 5.8 0.6 1.1 0.6 1.0
Bob Sura 50 16.8 4.3 2.0 3.0 0.9 0.3 1.3
Mitchell Butler 31 13.5 5.4 1.4 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.9
Vitaly Potapenko 17 27.5 8.4 5.5 0.9 0.6 0.9 1.6
Zydrunas Ilgauskas 5 34.2 15.2 8.8 0.8 0.8 1.4 1.8
Corie Blount 20 18.4 3.4 5.2 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.8
Ryan Stack 18 11.1 2.6 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.5
Earl Boykins 17 10.0 2.6 0.8 1.6 0.3 0.0 0.8
Antonio Lang 10 6.5 1.3 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4
Litterial Green 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1998-1999 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Derek Anderson was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Derek Anderson signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 7, 1997.

Cedric Henderson was selected as the #16 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cedric Henderson signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 17, 1997.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Zydrunas Ilgauskas signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 1, 1996. Zydrunas Ilgauskas signed a multi-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 29, 1999.

Brevin Knight was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Brevin Knight signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 7, 1997.

Ryan Stack was selected as the #19 pick in the Second Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ryan Stack signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 22, 1999.

Bob Sura was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bob Sura signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 29, 1995. Bob Sura signed a multi-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 26, 1997.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Danny Ferry, the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1989 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Los Angeles Clippers on November 16, 1989. Danny Ferry signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 1, 1990.

Acquired via Trade

Andrew DeClercq was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Boston Celtics on March 11, 1999.

Shawn Kemp was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Seattle SuperSonics on September 25, 1997. Shawn Kemp signed a multi-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 16, 1997.

Wesley Person was acquired in a trade by the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Phoenix Suns on October 1, 1997. Wesley Person re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 29, 1997.

Acquired via Free Agency

Corie Blount signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 13, 1999.

Earl Boykins signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 10, 1999. Earl Boykins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 23, 1999. Earl Boykins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 2, 1999.

Mitchell Butler signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 19, 1999.

Johnny Newman signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 24, 1999.

1998-1999 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
Mike Fratello Head Coach 1993-1994 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1983 to 1990)
Ron Rothstein Assistant Coach 1993-1994 Head Coach (Detroit Pistons, 1992 to 1993)
Sidney Lowe Assistant Coach 1994-1995 Head Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1992 to 1994)
Marc Iavaroni Assistant Coach 1997-1998 N/A
Jim Paxson Executive VP of Basketball Operations 1998-1999 N/A
Wayne Embry General Manager 1985-1986 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1972 to 1980)
Mike Wilhelm Video Coordinator 1996-1997 Assistant Video Coordinator (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1993 to 1996)
Gary Briggs Head Athletic Trainer 1982-1983 N/A
Joe Tait Radio Broadcaster 1970-1971 N/A