Dallas Mavericks Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Dallas Mavericks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
44 Shawn Bradley C 7-6 235 3 Brigham Young 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States / Germany
10 Sam Cassell G 6-3 185 3 Florida State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
5 Sasha Danilovic SF 6-5 200 1 - 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 16 Bosnia and Herzegovina
43 Terry Davis F 6-9 225 7 VCU 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
50 Greg Dreiling C 7-1 250 9 Kansas 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
7 Tony Dumas F 6-6 190 2 Missouri-Kansas City 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
4 Michael Finley G-F 6-7 225 1 Wisconsin 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
25 Chris Gatling PF 6-10 220 5 Old Dominion 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
45 A.C. Green PF 6-9 220 11 Oregon State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
12 Derek Harper PG 6-4 185 13 Illinois 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
24 Jim Jackson SG 6-6 220 4 Ohio State 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
2 Jason Kidd PG 6-4 210 2 California 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Jimmy King GF 6-5 210 1 Michigan 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
33 Stacey King PF 6-11 250 7 Oklahoma 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
32 Jamal Mashburn SF 6-8 247 3 Kentucky 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
21 George McCloud SF 6-6 205 6 Florida State 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
40 Loren Meyer F-C 6-10 257 1 Iowa State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
2 Oliver Miller C 6-9 280 4 Arkansas 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
00 Eric Montross C 7-0 270 2 North Carolina 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
13 Martin Muursepp F-C 6-10 235 0 Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Estonia) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 25 Estonia
31 Ed O'Bannon F 6-8 222 1 UCLA 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
14 Robert Pack SG 6-2 180 5 USC 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Khalid Reeves G 6-3 200 2 Arizona 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
44 Fred Roberts FC 6-10 218 13 Brigham Young 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
33 Jason Sasser F 6-7 225 0 Texas Tech 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
1 Stevin Smith SG 6-2 208 0 Arizona State 1994 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
20 Erick Strickland G 6-3 210 0 Nebraska 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
40 Kurt Thomas FC 6-9 240 1 Texas Christian 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
52 Samaki Walker PF 6-9 250 0 Louisville 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
3 Jamie Watson F 6-7 190 2 South Carolina 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States

1996-1997 Dallas Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Strickland D. Harper S. Walker    
Lim PT R. Pack   M. Finley K. Thomas M. Muursepp
Lim PT K. Reeves   S. Danilovic E. O'Bannon S. Bradley
Lim PT       S. King  
Lim PT       A. Green  

1996-1997 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz64-18-
2Houston Rockets57-257
3Minnesota Timberwolves40-4224
4Dallas Mavericks24-5840
5Denver Nuggets21-6143
6San Antonio Spurs20-6244
7Vancouver Grizzlies14-6850

1996-1997 Dallas Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Chris Gatling Western All-Star Replacement Selection (1997)
Samaki Walker Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)
Michael Finley Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1997)

1996-1997 Dallas Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Michael Finley 56 35.6 16.0 4.5 2.8 0.9 0.4 2.1
Chris Gatling 44 27.1 19.1 7.9 0.6 0.8 0.7 2.6
Derek Harper 75 29.5 10.0 1.8 4.3 1.2 0.2 1.8
Jim Jackson 46 36.4 15.5 4.9 3.4 1.2 0.3 2.3
George McCloud 41 29.4 13.7 3.5 2.2 1.3 0.2 1.3
Shawn Bradley 33 32.1 14.6 8.7 1.0 0.5 2.7 2.2
A.C. Green 56 34.7 7.9 9.2 0.9 0.9 0.3 1.0
Jamal Mashburn 37 26.4 10.6 3.1 2.5 0.9 0.1 1.5
Erick Strickland 28 27.1 10.6 3.2 2.4 1.0 0.2 2.4
Robert Pack 20 29.9 11.4 3.0 6.3 1.8 0.1 3.4
Jason Kidd 22 36.0 9.9 4.1 9.1 2.0 0.4 3.0
Sasha Danilovic 13 33.7 16.6 2.6 1.9 1.2 0.1 1.7
Samaki Walker 43 14.0 5.0 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.9
Sam Cassell 16 24.9 12.3 3.1 3.6 1.1 0.4 2.6
Eric Montross 47 20.9 3.9 5.0 0.7 0.2 0.7 1.1
Oliver Miller 42 19.9 4.3 5.5 1.4 0.8 1.2 1.7
Martin Muursepp 32 10.0 4.3 1.9 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5
Khalid Reeves 13 29.5 7.8 2.4 4.3 0.8 0.2 2.0
Greg Dreiling 40 9.7 2.0 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Loren Meyer 19 13.6 4.1 2.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 1.4
Tony Dumas 18 12.6 4.0 0.8 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.8
Ed O'Bannon 19 9.2 2.4 1.9 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.3
Jamie Watson 10 21.1 4.5 2.9 2.3 1.1 0.2 1.5
Fred Roberts 12 3.3 1.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4
Stevin Smith 8 7.5 1.8 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.5
Stacey King 6 11.7 2.0 3.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.8
Jason Sasser 2 3.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0

1996-1997 Dallas Mavericks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Samaki Walker was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Samaki Walker signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on August 23, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Shawn Bradley was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the New Jersey Nets on February 17, 1997.

Sasha Danilovic was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Miami Heat on February 14, 1997.

Michael Finley was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Phoenix Suns on December 26, 1996.

A.C. Green was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Phoenix Suns on December 26, 1996.

Martin Muursepp was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Miami Heat on February 14, 1997.

Ed O'Bannon was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the New Jersey Nets on February 17, 1997.

Robert Pack was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the New Jersey Nets on February 17, 1997.

Khalid Reeves was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the New Jersey Nets on February 17, 1997.

Kurt Thomas was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Miami Heat on February 14, 1997.

Acquired via Free Agency

Derek Harper signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on July 26, 1996.

Erick Strickland signed a contract with the Dallas Mavericks on February 15, 1997. Erick Strickland re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on February 25, 1997.

1996-1997 Dallas Mavericks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ross Perot, Jr. Owner 1996-1997 N/A
Steve Letson VP of Operations and Arena Development 1996-1997 Director of Operations and Marketing (Dallas Mavericks, 1992 to 1996)
Jim Cleamons Head Coach 1996-1997 Assistant Coach (Chicago Bulls, 1989 to 1996)
Ron Ekker Assistant Coach, Director of Scouting 1993-1994 N/A
Charlie Parker Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Head Coach (USC, 1994 to 1996)
Jack Nolan Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Scout (Atlanta Hawks, 1988 to 1996)
Scott Roth Assistant Coach 1996-1997 N/A
Keith Grant VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 1996-1997 Director of Player Personnel (Dallas Mavericks, 1994 to 1996)
Frank Zaccanelli General Manager 1996-1997 N/A
Reggie Johnson Video Coordinator 1995-1996 N/A
Roger Hinds Head Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 Strength and Conditioning Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1992 to 1996)