Dallas Mavericks Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Dallas Mavericks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
11 Chris Anstey C 7-0 253 0 South East Melbourne (Australia) 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 18 Australia
44 Shawn Bradley C 7-6 235 4 Brigham Young 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States / Germany
51 Adrian Caldwell PF 6-8 265 5 Lamar 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
23 Cedric Ceballos SF 6-6 190 7 Cal State Fullerton 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
42 Ace Custis F 6-8 190 0 Virginia Tech 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
24 Hubert Davis SF 6-5 183 5 North Carolina 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
4 Michael Finley G-F 6-7 225 2 Wisconsin 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Reggie Freeman G 6-6 205 0 Texas 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States / U.S. Virgin Islands
45 A.C. Green PF 6-9 220 12 Oregon State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
13 Martin Muursepp F-C 6-10 235 1 Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Estonia) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 25 Estonia
13 Steve Nash G 6-3 178 1 Santa Clara 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 15 Canada / South Africa
3 Kevin Ollie G 6-4 195 1 Connecticut 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
14 Robert Pack SG 6-2 180 6 USC 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Khalid Reeves G 6-3 200 3 Arizona 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
21 Shawn Respert G 6-1 195 2 Michigan State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
50 Eric Riley C 7-0 245 3 Michigan 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
3 Dennis Scott SF 6-8 229 7 Georgia Tech 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
20 Erick Strickland G 6-3 210 1 Nebraska 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
40 Kurt Thomas FC 6-9 240 2 Texas Christian 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
52 Samaki Walker PF 6-9 250 1 Louisville 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
35 Bubba Wells G-F 6-5 230 0 Austin Peay 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States

1997-1998 Dallas Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Reeves H. Davis M. Finley A. Green S. Bradley
Rotation R. Pack B. Wells   S. Walker C. Anstey
Rotation E. Strickland       M. Muursepp
Rotation         K. Thomas
Rotation         E. Riley
Lim PT   S. Respert A. Custis    
Lim PT     C. Ceballos    

1997-1998 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz62-20-
2San Antonio Spurs56-266
3Minnesota Timberwolves45-3717
4Houston Rockets41-4121
5Dallas Mavericks20-6242
6Vancouver Grizzlies19-6343
7Denver Nuggets11-7151

1997-1998 Dallas Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Hubert Davis Three Point Shootout Participant (1998)

1997-1998 Dallas Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Michael Finley 82 41.4 21.5 5.3 4.9 1.6 0.4 2.7
Hubert Davis 81 29.4 11.1 2.1 1.9 0.5 0.1 1.1
Shawn Bradley 64 28.5 11.4 8.1 0.9 0.8 3.3 1.5
Khalid Reeves 82 23.8 8.7 2.3 2.8 1.0 0.1 1.6
Dennis Scott 52 34.6 13.6 3.8 2.5 0.8 0.6 1.8
A.C. Green 82 32.3 7.3 8.1 1.5 1.0 0.3 0.8
Erick Strickland 67 22.5 7.6 2.4 2.5 0.8 0.1 1.6
Samaki Walker 41 25.0 8.9 7.4 0.6 0.7 1.0 1.5
Chris Anstey 41 16.6 5.9 3.8 0.9 0.8 0.7 1.0
Martin Muursepp 41 14.6 5.7 2.8 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.7
Cedric Ceballos 12 30.3 16.9 6.0 2.1 0.9 0.7 2.8
Eric Riley 39 13.9 3.6 3.4 0.6 0.4 1.2 0.9
Bubba Wells 39 10.1 3.3 1.7 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.8
Robert Pack 12 24.3 7.8 2.8 3.5 1.7 0.1 3.2
Shawn Respert 10 21.6 8.2 2.7 1.7 0.5 0.0 1.5
Kevin Ollie 16 13.4 2.9 1.3 2.0 0.4 0.0 1.0
Kurt Thomas 5 14.6 7.4 4.8 0.6 0.2 0.0 2.0
Adrian Caldwell 1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 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.

Bubba Wells was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Bubba Wells signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on October 2, 1997.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Chris Anstey, the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Dallas Mavericks from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 25, 1997. Chris Anstey signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on November 3, 1997.

Acquired via Trade

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

Cedric Ceballos was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Phoenix Suns on February 18, 1998.

Michael Finley was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Phoenix Suns on December 26, 1996. Michael Finley signed a multi-year extension with the Dallas Mavericks on October 1, 1997.

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.

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

Ace Custis signed a contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on October 2, 1997.

Hubert Davis signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on September 4, 1997.

Eric Riley signed a contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on December 17, 1997.

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. Erick Strickland re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on August 18, 1997.

1997-1998 Dallas Mavericks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ross Perot, Jr. Owner 1996-1997 N/A
Terdema Ussery Chief Executive Officer 1997-1998 N/A
Jim Cleamons Head Coach 1996-1997 Assistant Coach (Chicago Bulls, 1989 to 1996)
Don Nelson Head Coach, General Manager 1997-1998 Head Coach (New York Knicks, 1995 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)
Scott Roth Assistant Coach 1996-1997 N/A
Gary Boren Free Throw Coach 1997-1998 Free Throw Coach (New York Knicks, 1995 to 1997)
Keith Grant VP of Basketball Operations 1996-1997 Director of Player Personnel (Dallas Mavericks, 1994 to 1996)
Donnie Nelson Assistant Coach, Director of Scouting 1997-1998 Assistant Coach (Phoenix Suns, 1994 to 1997)
Reggie Johnson Video Coordinator 1995-1996 N/A
Mark Aguirre Scout 1997-1998 N/A
George Killebrew Executive VP 1991-1992 N/A
Dwayne Wilson Equipment Manager 1995-1996 N/A
Roger Hinds Head Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 Strength and Conditioning Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1992 to 1996)
Matt Pinto Radio Broadcaster 1997-1998 N/A