Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
40 Richard Anderson FC 6-10 240 2 UC Santa Barbara 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
25 Anthony Bowie GF 6-6 190 0 Oklahoma 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
3 Craig Ehlo SG 6-6 180 3 Washington State 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
5 Dave Feitl C 6-11 235 0 UTEP 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
20 Steve Harris G 6-5 185 1 Tulsa 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
4 Conner Henry GF 6-7 195 0 UC Santa Barbara 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
1 Buck Johnson F 6-7 190 0 Alabama 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
30 Allen Leavell G 6-1 170 7 Oklahoma City 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 16 United States
32 Lewis Lloyd GF 6-6 205 5 Drake 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
18 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 9 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
22 Rodney McCray SF 6-7 220 3 Louisville 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
10 Dirk Minniefield G 6-3 180 3 Kentucky 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
34 Hakeem Olajuwon C 7-0 255 2 Houston 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Nigeria / United States
  Michael Payne PF 6-11 195 0 Iowa 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
43 Jim Petersen FC 6-10 235 2 Minnesota 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
33 Robert Reid GF 6-8 205 8 Saint Mary's 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
50 Ralph Sampson C 7-4 228 3 Virginia 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
15 Mitchell Wiggins G 6-4 185 3 Florida State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States

1986-1987 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Leavell R. McCray R. Reid H. Olajuwon R. Sampson
Rotation D. Minniefield S. Harris B. Johnson J. Petersen  
Rotation       C. Maxwell  
Lim PT         D. Feitl
Lim PT         R. Anderson

1986-1987 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Dallas Mavericks55-27-
2Utah Jazz44-3811
3Houston Rockets42-4013
4Denver Nuggets37-4518
5Sacramento Kings29-5326
6San Antonio Spurs28-5427

1986-1987 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA First Team (1987)
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA Defensive First Team (1987)
Rodney McCray All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1987)
Hakeem Olajuwon Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1987)
Ralph Sampson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1987)

1986-1987 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Hakeem Olajuwon 75 36.8 23.4 11.4 2.9 1.9 3.4 3.0
Rodney McCray 81 38.7 14.4 7.1 5.4 1.1 0.7 2.6
Robert Reid 75 34.6 13.7 3.9 4.3 1.0 0.3 1.4
Jim Petersen 82 29.3 11.3 6.8 1.5 0.5 1.2 1.9
Ralph Sampson 43 30.8 15.6 8.6 2.8 0.9 1.3 2.9
Steve Harris 74 15.9 8.3 2.3 1.4 0.5 0.2 1.0
Dirk Minniefield 63 23.5 7.7 2.1 5.3 1.0 0.1 2.3
Allen Leavell 53 22.2 7.8 1.2 4.2 1.0 0.2 1.2
Lewis Lloyd 32 21.5 12.4 1.5 2.8 0.6 0.2 1.6
Mitchell Wiggins 32 24.6 11.1 4.2 2.4 1.4 0.1 1.6
Cedric Maxwell 46 18.2 7.2 4.0 1.6 0.3 0.1 1.0
Dave Feitl 62 8.0 3.7 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.6
Buck Johnson 60 8.7 3.8 1.5 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.6
Richard Anderson 51 6.1 2.8 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.4
Conner Henry 18 5.1 1.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.5

1986-1987 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dave Feitl was selected as the #19 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Dave Feitl signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 23, 1986.

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.

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.

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.

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. Ralph Sampson signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1986.

Acquired via Trade

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

Dirk Minniefield was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 8, 1986.

Acquired via Free Agency

Richard Anderson signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 9, 1986.

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.

1986-1987 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