Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
00 William Bedford C 7-0 225 0 Memphis 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Joe Binion F 6-8 235 2 North Carolina A&T 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
00 Tony Campbell GF 6-7 215 2 Ohio State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
45 Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 10 Notre Dame 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
4 Joe Dumars SG 6-3 190 1 McNeese State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
12 Sidney Green FC 6-9 220 3 UNLV 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
15 Vinnie Johnson G 6-2 200 7 Baylor 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
40 Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 6 Notre Dame 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
44 Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 6 Hampton 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
40 Cozell McQueen FC 6-11 235 0 NC State 1985 Rnd 4 Pick 21 United States
42 Chuck Nevitt C 7-5 217 4 NC State 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
41 Kurt Nimphius FC 6-10 218 5 Arizona State 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
10 Dennis Rodman PF 6-7 210 0 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
22 John Salley C 6-11 230 0 Georgia Tech 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
35 John Schweitz GF 6-6 210 3 Richmond 1982 Rnd 6 Pick 23 United States
35 Jeff Taylor G 6-4 175 2 Texas Tech 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
11 Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 5 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1986-1987 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters I. Thomas J. Dumars A. Dantley R. Mahorn B. Laimbeer
Rotation V. Johnson   T. Campbell D. Rodman J. Salley
Rotation       S. Green K. Nimphius
Rotation         C. Nevitt

1986-1987 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks57-25-
2Detroit Pistons52-305
3Milwaukee Bucks50-327
4Indiana Pacers41-4116
5Chicago Bulls40-4217
6Cleveland Cavaliers31-5126

1986-1987 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Isiah Thomas All-NBA Second Team (1987)
Isiah Thomas Player Of The Week (01/11/87)
Isiah Thomas Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1987)
Bill Laimbeer Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1987)
Isiah Thomas J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1987)

1986-1987 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Adrian Dantley 81 33.8 21.5 4.1 2.0 0.8 0.1 2.2
Isiah Thomas 81 37.2 20.6 3.9 10.0 1.9 0.3 4.2
Bill Laimbeer 82 34.8 15.4 11.6 1.8 0.9 0.8 1.5
Vinnie Johnson 78 27.8 15.7 3.3 3.8 1.2 0.2 1.7
Joe Dumars 79 30.9 11.8 2.1 4.5 1.1 0.1 2.2
Sidney Green 80 22.4 7.9 8.2 0.8 0.5 0.6 1.6
Dennis Rodman 77 15.0 6.5 4.3 0.7 0.5 0.6 1.2
John Salley 82 17.8 5.3 3.6 0.7 0.5 1.5 0.9
Rick Mahorn 63 20.3 6.1 6.0 0.6 0.5 0.8 1.2
Tony Campbell 40 8.3 3.5 1.4 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.8
Kurt Nimphius 28 9.9 3.4 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.6
Chuck Nevitt 41 6.5 1.9 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.5
Jeff Taylor 12 3.7 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.7
Cozell McQueen 3 2.3 2.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0
John Schweitz 3 2.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7

1986-1987 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tony Campbell was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Tony Campbell signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 14, 1984.

Joe Dumars was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Joe Dumars signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 21, 1985.

Dennis Rodman was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Dennis Rodman signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 22, 1986.

John Salley was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. John Salley signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1986.

Isiah Thomas was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Isiah Thomas signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1981. Isiah Thomas signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1984.

Acquired via Trade

Adrian Dantley was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Utah Jazz on August 21, 1986.

Sidney Green was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Chicago Bulls on August 21, 1986.

Vinnie Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Seattle SuperSonics on November 23, 1981. Vinnie Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on September 4, 1984.

Bill Laimbeer was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 17, 1982. Bill Laimbeer re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1982. Bill Laimbeer signed a multi-year extension with the Detroit Pistons on June 13, 1984.

Rick Mahorn was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Washington Wizards on June 17, 1985.

Kurt Nimphius was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Los Angeles Clippers on January 29, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Chuck Nevitt signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on November 29, 1985.

1986-1987 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
William Davidson Owner, Principal Owner 1974-1975 N/A
Chuck Daly Head Coach 1983-1984 Head Coach (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1981 to 1982)
Dick Versace Assistant Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Ron Rothstein Assistant Coach 1986-1987 Assistant Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1983 to 1986)
Jack McCloskey General Manager 1979-1980 Head Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1972 to 1974)
Mike Abdenour Head Athletic Trainer 1975-1976 N/A