Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
32 Mark Alarie F 6-8 217 0 Duke 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
42 Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 8 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
23 T.R. Dunn G 6-4 192 9 Alabama 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
2 Alex English SF 6-7 190 10 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
5 Mike Evans G 6-1 170 8 Kansas State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
24 Bill Hanzlik SF 6-7 185 6 Notre Dame 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
12 Fat Lever PG 6-3 170 4 Arizona State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
11 Maurice Martin GF 6-6 200 0 Saint Joseph's 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
33 Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 7 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
41 Blair Rasmussen C 7-0 250 1 Oregon 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
34 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 5 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
22 Otis Smith GF 6-5 210 0 Jacksonville 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
  Darrell Walker SG 6-4 180 3 Arkansas 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
31 Pete Williams F 6-7 190 1 Arizona 1985 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States

1986-1987 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Lever D. Walker B. Hanzlik A. English B. Rasmussen
Rotation M. Evans T. Dunn M. Martin M. Alarie D. Schayes
Rotation   O. Smith   W. Cooper  
Lim PT     C. Natt    

1986-1987 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Dallas Mavericks55-27-
2Utah Jazz44-3811
3Houston Rockets42-4013
4Denver Nuggets37-4518
5Sacramento Kings29-5326
6San Antonio Spurs28-5427

1986-1987 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Fat Lever All-NBA Second Team (1987)
Alex English Player Of The Week (01/25/87)
Fat Lever Player Of The Week (02/01/87)
Alex English Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1987)

1986-1987 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Alex English 82 37.5 28.6 4.2 5.1 0.9 0.3 2.6
Fat Lever 82 37.2 18.9 8.9 8.0 2.5 0.4 2.2
Darrell Walker 81 24.9 12.2 4.0 3.5 1.5 0.5 2.3
Bill Hanzlik 73 27.3 13.0 3.5 3.8 1.2 0.4 1.8
Mike Evans 81 19.3 10.1 1.6 2.3 1.0 0.1 1.3
Blair Rasmussen 74 19.2 9.5 6.3 0.8 0.3 0.8 1.1
Danny Schayes 76 20.5 8.5 5.0 1.1 0.3 1.0 1.2
Wayne Cooper 69 22.8 8.0 6.8 1.0 0.2 1.5 1.2
Mark Alarie 64 17.3 7.9 3.3 1.2 0.3 0.4 0.9
T.R. Dunn 81 23.9 3.4 3.3 1.8 1.2 0.3 0.4
Maurice Martin 43 6.7 3.4 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.8
Otis Smith 28 6.0 2.8 1.2 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.7
Calvin Natt 1 20.0 10.0 5.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
Pete Williams 5 2.0 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

1986-1987 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mark Alarie was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Mark Alarie signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on September 1, 1986.

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.

Otis Smith was selected as the #17 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Otis Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on July 18, 1986.

Acquired via Trade

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.

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. T.R. Dunn re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on October 9, 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.

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. Danny Schayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on October 1, 1986.

Darrell Walker was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the New York Knicks on October 2, 1986.

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.

1986-1987 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 President, 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