Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
14 Michael Adams PG 5-10 163 3 Boston College 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
1 Darwin Cook G 6-3 184 0 Portland 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
42 Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 10 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 11 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
43 Wayne Englestad F 6-8 245 0 UC Irvine 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
2 Alex English SF 6-7 190 12 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
22 David Greenwood F 6-9 222 9 UCLA 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
24 Bill Hanzlik SF 6-7 185 8 Notre Dame 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
1 Eddie Hughes G 5-10 165 4 Colorado State 1982 Rnd 7 Pick 2 United States
35 Jerome Lane F 6-6 230 0 Pittsburgh 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
12 Fat Lever PG 6-3 170 6 Arizona State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
11 Maurice Martin GF 6-6 200 2 Saint Joseph's 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Todd Mitchell F 6-7 205 0 Purdue 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
33 Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 9 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
41 Blair Rasmussen C 7-0 250 3 Oregon 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
34 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 7 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
21 Elston Turner GF 6-5 190 7 Ole Miss 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
30 Jay Vincent F 6-7 220 7 Michigan State 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Clinton Wheeler G 6-1 185 4 William Paterson 1981 Rnd 7 Pick 12 United States

1988-1989 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Lever D. Cook B. Hanzlik A. English W. Cooper
Rotation M. Adams E. Turner W. Davis D. Greenwood D. Schayes
Rotation     J. Lane    
Lim PT     M. Martin   B. Rasmussen

1988-1989 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz51-31-
2Houston Rockets45-376
3Denver Nuggets44-387
4Dallas Mavericks38-4413
5San Antonio Spurs21-6130
6Miami Heat15-6736

1988-1989 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Michael Adams Player Of The Week (12/11/88)
Alex English Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1989)
Michael Adams Three Point Shootout Participant (1989)

1988-1989 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Alex English 82 36.5 26.5 4.0 4.7 0.8 0.1 2.4
Michael Adams 77 36.2 18.5 3.7 6.4 2.2 0.1 2.3
Fat Lever 71 38.7 19.8 9.3 7.9 2.7 0.3 2.2
Walter Davis 81 22.9 15.6 1.9 2.3 0.9 0.1 1.6
Danny Schayes 76 25.2 12.8 6.6 1.4 0.6 1.1 2.1
Blair Rasmussen 77 17.0 7.6 3.7 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6
Wayne Cooper 79 23.6 6.6 7.8 1.0 0.5 2.7 0.9
Elston Turner 78 22.4 4.3 3.7 1.8 1.2 0.1 0.8
Jerome Lane 54 10.2 4.8 3.7 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.9
Bill Hanzlik 41 17.1 4.9 2.3 2.1 0.6 0.1 1.3
David Greenwood 29 16.9 5.9 5.7 1.4 0.6 1.0 1.2
Darwin Cook 30 12.9 5.4 1.6 1.4 0.9 0.2 0.9
Eddie Hughes 26 8.6 2.7 0.7 1.3 0.7 0.1 0.4
Calvin Natt 14 12.0 4.7 3.3 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.8
Jay Vincent 5 19.0 6.4 3.6 1.0 0.2 0.2 1.0
Wayne Englestad 11 4.5 2.5 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.3

1988-1989 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jerome Lane was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Jerome Lane signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 21, 1988.

Maurice Martin was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Maurice Martin signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1986.

Blair Rasmussen was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Blair Rasmussen signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1985.

Acquired via Trade

Michael Adams was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Washington Wizards on November 2, 1987. Michael Adams signed a multi-year extension with the Denver Nuggets on March 1, 1988.

Darwin Cook was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the San Antonio Spurs on January 26, 1989.

Wayne Cooper was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1984. Wayne Cooper re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1986.

Alex English was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Indiana Pacers on February 1, 1980. Alex English signed a multi-year extension with the Denver Nuggets on March 1, 1986.

David Greenwood was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the San Antonio Spurs on January 26, 1989.

Bill Hanzlik was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Seattle SuperSonics on July 20, 1982. Bill Hanzlik re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 25, 1984.

Fat Lever was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1984. Fat Lever signed a multi-year extension with the Denver Nuggets on June 8, 1984.

Danny Schayes was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Utah Jazz on February 7, 1983. Danny Schayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on October 1, 1986. Danny Schayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on August 16, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Walter Davis signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on July 6, 1988.

Elston Turner signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on October 6, 1988.

1988-1989 Denver Nuggets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Sidney Shlenker Owner 1985-1986 N/A
Doug Moe Head Coach 1980-1981 Head Coach (San Antonio Spurs, 1976 to 1980)
Jon Spoelstra General Manager 1987-1988 N/A
Pete Babcock General Manager 1987-1988 Director of Player Personnel (Denver Nuggets, 1984 to 1987)
Rob Babcock Director of Scouting 1987-1988 N/A
Chopper Travaglini Head Athletic Trainer 1976-1977 N/A