Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1985-1986 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
3 Craig Ehlo SG 6-6 180 2 Washington State 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
20 Steve Harris G 6-5 185 0 Tulsa 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
30 Allen Leavell G 6-1 170 6 Oklahoma City 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
32 Lewis Lloyd GF 6-6 205 4 Drake 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
10 John Lucas G 6-3 175 9 Maryland 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
22 Rodney McCray SF 6-7 220 2 Louisville 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
8 Hank McDowell FC 6-9 215 4 Memphis 1981 Rnd 5 Pick 10 United States
34 Hakeem Olajuwon C 7-0 255 1 Houston 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Nigeria / United States
43 Jim Petersen FC 6-10 235 1 Minnesota 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
33 Robert Reid GF 6-8 205 7 St. Mary's (TX) 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
50 Ralph Sampson C 7-4 228 2 Virginia 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
31 Granville Waiters C 6-11 225 2 Ohio State 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
15 Mitchell Wiggins G 6-4 185 2 Florida State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States

1985-1986 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Lloyd R. McCray R. Reid H. Olajuwon R. Sampson
Rotation A. Leavell M. Wiggins C. Ehlo H. McDowell J. Petersen
Rotation   S. Harris     G. Waiters

1985-1986 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Houston Rockets51-31-
2Denver Nuggets47-354
3Dallas Mavericks44-387
4Utah Jazz42-409
5Sacramento Kings37-4514
6San Antonio Spurs35-4716

1985-1986 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA Second Team (1986)
Hakeem Olajuwon Player Of The Month (Nov 85)
Ralph Sampson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1986)
Hakeem Olajuwon Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1986)

1985-1986 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Hakeem Olajuwon 68 36.3 23.5 11.5 2.0 2.0 3.4 2.9
Ralph Sampson 79 36.3 18.9 11.1 3.6 1.3 1.6 3.6
Lewis Lloyd 82 29.8 16.9 4.0 3.7 1.2 0.3 2.4
John Lucas 65 32.6 15.5 2.2 8.8 1.2 0.1 2.3
Robert Reid 82 26.3 12.0 3.7 2.7 1.1 0.2 1.2
Rodney McCray 82 31.8 10.3 6.3 3.5 0.6 0.7 1.6
Allen Leavell 74 16.1 7.9 0.9 3.2 0.8 0.1 1.2
Mitchell Wiggins 78 15.4 6.8 2.0 1.3 0.7 0.1 0.8
Jim Petersen 82 20.3 6.2 4.8 1.0 0.5 0.7 1.0
Steve Harris 57 8.5 4.5 1.0 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.6
Craig Ehlo 36 5.5 2.7 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.4
Hank McDowell 22 9.3 3.0 2.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.5
Granville Waiters 43 3.6 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

1985-1986 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Craig Ehlo was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Craig Ehlo signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1983. Craig Ehlo re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1984.

Steve Harris was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Steve Harris signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 27, 1985.

Allen Leavell was selected as the #16 pick in the 5 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Allen Leavell signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1979. Allen Leavell re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 17, 1983. Allen Leavell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on December 11, 1984.

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.

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.

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.

Ralph Sampson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Ralph Sampson signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 27, 1983.

Acquired via Trade

Hank McDowell was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Los Angeles Clippers on August 29, 1984. Hank McDowell re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on February 17, 1986. Hank McDowell re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on February 27, 1986. Hank McDowell re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on March 9, 1986.

Granville Waiters was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Indiana Pacers on August 1, 1985. Granville Waiters signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on December 21, 1985.

Mitchell Wiggins was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Chicago Bulls on August 10, 1984.

Acquired via Free Agency

Lewis Lloyd signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 29, 1983. Lewis Lloyd re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 27, 1985.

1985-1986 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