Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1985-1986 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 7 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
23 T.R. Dunn G 6-4 192 8 Alabama 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
2 Alex English SF 6-7 190 9 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
5 Mike Evans G 6-1 170 7 Kansas State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
24 Bill Hanzlik SF 6-7 185 5 Notre Dame 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
12 Fat Lever PG 6-3 170 3 Arizona State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
33 Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 6 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
41 Blair Rasmussen C 7-0 250 0 Oregon 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
34 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 4 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
21 Elston Turner GF 6-5 190 4 Ole Miss 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
10 Willie White G 6-3 195 1 Chattanooga 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
31 Pete Williams F 6-7 190 0 Arizona 1985 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States

1985-1986 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Lever T. Dunn C. Natt A. English D. Schayes
Rotation M. Evans E. Turner B. Hanzlik   W. Cooper
Rotation   W. White P. Williams   B. Rasmussen

1985-1986 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Houston Rockets51-31-
2Denver Nuggets47-354
3Dallas Mavericks44-387
4Utah Jazz42-409
5Sacramento Kings37-4514
6San Antonio Spurs35-4716

1985-1986 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Alex English All-NBA Second Team (1986)
Calvin Natt Player Of The Week (01/12/86)
Alex English Player Of The Week (11/24/85, 02/02/86)
Bill Hanzlik All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1986)
Alex English Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1986)

1985-1986 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Alex English 81 37.3 29.8 5.0 4.0 0.9 0.4 3.1
Calvin Natt 69 29.1 17.7 6.3 2.3 0.8 0.2 1.9
Fat Lever 78 33.5 13.8 5.4 7.5 2.3 0.2 2.7
Wayne Cooper 78 27.1 13.1 7.8 1.0 0.6 2.9 1.5
Bill Hanzlik 79 25.1 12.5 3.3 4.0 1.4 0.2 2.1
Mike Evans 81 17.1 9.5 1.3 2.2 0.8 0.0 1.5
Danny Schayes 80 20.7 8.2 5.5 1.0 0.5 0.8 1.3
T.R. Dunn 82 29.3 5.0 4.6 2.1 1.9 0.2 0.6
Elston Turner 73 18.1 5.1 2.7 2.3 0.9 0.1 1.1
Willie White 43 8.0 4.0 1.0 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.6
Blair Rasmussen 48 6.9 3.2 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.8
Pete Williams 53 10.8 2.8 2.7 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3

1985-1986 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Willie White was selected as the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Willie White signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1984.

Pete Williams was selected as the #19 pick in the 4 Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Pete Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1985.

Acquired via Trade

Wayne Cooper was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1984.

T.R. Dunn was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on August 15, 1980. T.R. Dunn re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1982.

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.

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.

Calvin Natt was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 7, 1984.

Danny Schayes was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Utah Jazz on February 7, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mike Evans signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on January 12, 1983. Mike Evans re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1985.

Elston Turner signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on August 23, 1984.

1985-1986 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)
Vince Boryla General Manager 1984-1985 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1960 to 1961)
Pete Babcock Director of Player Personnel 1984-1985 N/A
Chopper Travaglini Head Athletic Trainer 1976-1977 N/A