Denver Nuggets Regular Season Rosters

1989-1990 Denver Nuggets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
14 Michael Adams PG 5-10 163 4 Boston College 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
11 Joe Barry Carroll FC 7-0 225 8 Purdue 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 12 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
23 T.R. Dunn G 6-4 192 12 Alabama 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
2 Alex English SF 6-7 190 13 South Carolina 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
1 Corey Gaines G 6-3 195 1 Loyola Marymount 1988 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
24 Bill Hanzlik SF 6-7 185 9 Notre Dame 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
42 Mike Higgins F 6-9 220 0 Northern Colorado 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
1 Eddie Hughes G 5-10 165 5 Colorado State 1982 Rnd 7 Pick 2 United States
45 Tim Kempton FC 6-10 245 2 Notre Dame 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
35 Jerome Lane F 6-6 230 1 Pittsburgh 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
12 Fat Lever PG 6-3 170 7 Arizona State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Todd Lichti G 6-4 205 0 Stanford 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
41 Blair Rasmussen C 7-0 250 4 Oregon 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
34 Danny Schayes C 6-11 235 8 Syracuse 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States

1989-1990 Denver Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Adams F. Lever J. Lane A. English J. Carroll
Rotation   T. Lichti B. Hanzlik   B. Rasmussen
Rotation   T. Dunn W. Davis   T. Kempton
Lim PT         D. Schayes

1989-1990 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs56-26-
2Utah Jazz55-271
3Dallas Mavericks47-359
4Denver Nuggets43-3913
5Houston Rockets41-4115
6Minnesota Timberwolves22-6034
7Charlotte Hornets19-6337

1989-1990 Denver Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Fat Lever Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1990)

1989-1990 Denver Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Fat Lever 79 35.8 18.3 9.3 6.5 2.1 0.2 2.0
Alex English 80 27.6 17.9 3.6 2.8 0.6 0.3 1.2
Michael Adams 79 34.1 15.5 2.8 6.3 1.5 0.0 1.8
Walter Davis 69 23.7 17.5 2.6 2.2 0.9 0.1 1.5
Blair Rasmussen 81 24.6 12.4 7.3 1.0 0.5 1.3 0.9
Todd Lichti 79 16.8 8.0 1.9 1.5 0.7 0.2 1.2
Danny Schayes 53 22.5 10.4 6.5 1.2 0.8 0.8 1.4
Bill Hanzlik 81 19.8 6.2 2.6 2.3 1.0 0.4 1.1
Tim Kempton 71 14.9 5.4 3.1 1.7 0.4 0.1 1.1
Joe Barry Carroll 30 23.9 11.9 6.4 1.8 0.9 2.0 2.6
Jerome Lane 67 14.3 5.0 5.4 1.6 0.8 0.3 1.3
Eddie Hughes 60 14.9 3.5 1.2 1.9 0.8 0.0 0.7
T.R. Dunn 65 10.1 1.8 2.1 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.3
Mike Higgins 5 6.4 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2

1989-1990 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.

Todd Lichti was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Todd Lichti signed a multi-year contract with the Denver Nuggets on July 21, 1989.

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. Blair Rasmussen signed a multi-year extension with the Denver Nuggets on December 10, 1989.

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.

Joe Barry Carroll was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the New Jersey Nets on February 21, 1990.

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.

Tim Kempton was acquired in a trade by the Denver Nuggets from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on September 11, 1989.

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. Fat Lever re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on October 15, 1989.

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.

T.R. Dunn signed a contract as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets on November 6, 1989.

1989-1990 Denver Nuggets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bertram Lee Owner 1989-1990 N/A
Peter Bynoe Owner, Chief Executive Officer 1989-1990 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)
Chris Wallace Director of College Scouting 1989-1990 Scout (Portland Trail Blazers, 1986 to 1989)
Rob Babcock Director of Scouting 1987-1988 N/A
Chopper Travaglini Head Athletic Trainer 1976-1977 N/A