Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
14 Michael Adams PG 5-10 163 2 Boston College 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
32 Mark Alarie F 6-8 217 1 Duke 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
35 Michael Brooks F 6-7 220 5 La Salle 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
42 Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 9 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
23 T.R. Dunn G 6-4 192 10 Alabama 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
2 Alex English SF 6-7 190 11 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
5 Mike Evans G 6-1 170 9 Kansas State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Ronnie Grandison F 6-6 215 0 New Orleans 1987 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
24 Bill Hanzlik SF 6-7 185 7 Notre Dame 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
12 Fat Lever PG 6-3 170 5 Arizona State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
11 Maurice Martin GF 6-6 200 1 Saint Joseph's 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
  Hank McDowell FC 6-9 215 6 Memphis 1981 Rnd 5 Pick 10 United States
31 Andre Moore PF 6-9 215 0 Loyola (IL) 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
33 Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 8 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
41 Blair Rasmussen C 7-0 250 2 Oregon 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
34 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 6 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
22 Otis Smith GF 6-5 210 1 Jacksonville 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
  Sedric Toney G 6-2 178 2 Dayton 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
30 Jay Vincent F 6-7 220 6 Michigan State 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Darrell Walker SG 6-4 180 4 Arkansas 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
35 Brad Wright FC 6-11 225 1 UCLA 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States

1987-1988 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Adams F. Lever A. English D. Schayes B. Rasmussen
Rotation M. Evans T. Dunn J. Vincent   W. Cooper
Rotation     B. Hanzlik    
Rotation     M. Brooks    
Lim PT     M. Martin    
Lim PT     C. Natt    

1987-1988 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets54-28-
2Dallas Mavericks53-291
3Utah Jazz47-357
4Houston Rockets46-368
5San Antonio Spurs31-5123
6Sacramento Kings24-5830

1987-1988 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Fat Lever Player Of The Month (Apr 88)
Fat Lever Player Of The Week (04/17/88)
Fat Lever All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1988)
Alex English Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1988)
Fat Lever Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1988)
Alex English J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1988)

1987-1988 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Alex English 80 35.2 25.0 4.7 4.7 0.9 0.3 2.3
Fat Lever 82 37.3 18.9 8.1 7.7 2.7 0.3 2.2
Michael Adams 82 33.9 13.9 2.7 6.1 2.0 0.2 1.8
Danny Schayes 81 26.7 13.9 8.2 1.3 0.8 1.1 1.9
Jay Vincent 73 24.0 15.4 4.2 2.0 0.6 0.4 1.9
Blair Rasmussen 79 22.5 12.7 5.5 1.0 0.3 1.0 0.9
Bill Hanzlik 77 17.3 4.5 2.2 2.2 0.8 0.2 1.2
Mike Evans 56 11.7 6.1 0.9 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.8
Wayne Cooper 45 19.2 6.4 6.0 0.7 0.3 2.1 1.3
Calvin Natt 27 19.7 9.6 3.6 1.7 0.5 0.1 1.1
T.R. Dunn 82 18.7 2.2 2.9 1.1 1.2 0.1 0.3
Otis Smith 15 12.7 6.3 2.0 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.8
Maurice Martin 26 5.2 2.2 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.4
Michael Brooks 16 8.3 2.7 2.8 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.8
Andre Moore 7 4.9 2.9 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.4
Brad Wright 2 3.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

1987-1988 Denver Nuggets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

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.

Jay Vincent was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Washington Wizards on November 2, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Michael Brooks signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on March 4, 1988.

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.

1987-1988 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