Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
40 Richard Anderson FC 6-10 240 3 UC Santa Barbara 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
25 Anthony Bowie GF 6-6 190 1 Oklahoma 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
2 Joe Barry Carroll FC 7-0 225 6 Purdue 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
7 Lester Conner G 6-4 180 4 Oregon State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
5 Dave Feitl C 6-11 235 1 UTEP 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
21 Sleepy Floyd PG 6-3 170 5 Georgetown 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
21 World B. Free G 6-2 185 12 Guilford 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
20 Steve Harris G 6-5 185 2 Tulsa 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
1 Buck Johnson F 6-7 190 1 Alabama 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Andre LaFleur PG - - 0 Northeastern 1987 Rnd 5 Pick 12 United States
30 Allen Leavell G 6-1 170 8 Oklahoma City 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
  Doug Lee GF 6-5 200 0 Purdue 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
18 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 10 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
22 Rodney McCray SF 6-7 220 4 Louisville 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
34 Hakeem Olajuwon C 7-0 255 3 Houston 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Nigeria / United States
43 Jim Petersen FC 6-10 235 3 Minnesota 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
33 Robert Reid GF 6-8 205 9 St. Mary's (TX) 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
50 Ralph Sampson C 7-4 228 4 Virginia 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
10 Purvis Short SF 6-7 210 9 Jackson State 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Dane Suttle G 6-3 190 3 Pepperdine 1983 Rnd 7 Pick 13 United States
13 Andre Turner G 5-11 160 1 Memphis 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States

1987-1988 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Floyd R. McCray R. Reid J. Carroll H. Olajuwon
Rotation A. Leavell   P. Short J. Petersen  
Rotation W. Free   B. Johnson C. Maxwell  
Lim PT A. Turner L. Conner      

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 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA First Team (1988)
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA Defensive First Team (1988)
Rodney McCray All-NBA Defensive First Team (1988)
Hakeem Olajuwon Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1988)

1987-1988 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Hakeem Olajuwon 79 35.8 22.8 12.1 2.1 2.1 2.7 3.1
Purvis Short 81 24.1 14.3 2.7 2.0 0.7 0.2 1.5
Rodney McCray 81 33.2 12.4 7.8 3.3 0.7 0.6 1.8
Allen Leavell 80 26.9 10.2 1.9 5.1 1.6 0.1 1.6
Sleepy Floyd 59 31.1 13.1 3.5 6.2 1.2 0.2 2.6
Joe Barry Carroll 63 25.3 12.0 6.3 1.5 0.6 1.3 1.9
Jim Petersen 69 26.0 8.9 6.3 1.5 0.5 0.6 1.7
Robert Reid 62 15.8 6.3 2.0 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.7
Buck Johnson 70 12.6 5.4 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.8
World B. Free 58 11.8 6.4 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.8
Ralph Sampson 19 37.1 15.9 9.1 1.9 0.9 1.7 3.3
Cedric Maxwell 71 11.9 3.8 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.8
Lester Conner 52 7.7 2.5 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.0 0.6
Steve Harris 14 14.2 5.9 1.5 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.4
Andre Turner 12 8.2 2.9 0.7 1.9 0.6 0.1 1.0
Richard Anderson 12 4.4 2.7 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1

1987-1988 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Buck Johnson was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Buck Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 30, 1986.

Rodney McCray was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Rodney McCray signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on October 25, 1983. Rodney McCray re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on November 4, 1987.

Hakeem Olajuwon was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Hakeem Olajuwon signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1984.

Jim Petersen was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Jim Petersen signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1984. Jim Petersen re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 22, 1986.

Robert Reid was selected as the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Robert Reid signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1977. Robert Reid re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1979. Robert Reid re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 17, 1983. Robert Reid re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 6, 1984. Robert Reid re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1987.

Acquired via Trade

Joe Barry Carroll was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Golden State Warriors on December 13, 1987.

Sleepy Floyd was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Golden State Warriors on December 13, 1987.

Cedric Maxwell was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Los Angeles Clippers on January 16, 1987.

Purvis Short was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Golden State Warriors on November 5, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Lester Conner signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 9, 1987.

World B. Free signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 1, 1987.

Allen Leavell signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on January 15, 1987. Allen Leavell re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on January 25, 1987. Allen Leavell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1987.

Andre Turner signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 9, 1987.

1987-1988 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Charlie Thomas Owner 1982-1983 N/A
Bill Fitch Head Coach 1983-1984 Head Coach (Boston Celtics, 1979 to 1983)
Ray Patterson General Manager 1972-1973 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1970 to 1972)
Bill Worrell TV Broadcaster 1983-1984 N/A