Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1989-1990 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
25 Anthony Bowie GF 6-6 190 3 Oklahoma 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
44 Adrian Caldwell PF 6-8 265 0 Lamar 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Derrick Chievous F 6-7 185 1 Missouri 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
9 Byron Dinkins G 6-1 170 0 Charlotte 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
21 Sleepy Floyd PG 6-3 170 7 Georgetown 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
1 Buck Johnson F 6-7 190 3 Alabama 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
32 Lewis Lloyd GF 6-6 205 6 Drake 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
10 John Lucas G 6-3 175 13 Maryland 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
11 Vernon Maxwell G 6-4 180 1 Florida 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
40 Tim McCormick C 6-11 240 5 Michigan 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
52 Chuck Nevitt C 7-5 217 7 NC State 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
34 Hakeem Olajuwon C 7-0 255 5 Houston 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Nigeria / United States
30 Kenny Smith PG 6-3 170 2 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
13 Larry Smith PF 6-8 215 9 Alcorn State 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
33 Otis Thorpe PF 6-9 225 5 Providence 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
15 Mitchell Wiggins G 6-4 185 4 Florida State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
42 Mike Woodson GF 6-5 195 9 Indiana 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1989-1990 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Floyd V. Maxwell B. Johnson O. Thorpe H. Olajuwon
Rotation   M. Wiggins   L. Smith T. McCormick
Lim PT B. Dinkins M. Woodson A. Bowie A. Caldwell  
Lim PT   J. Lucas L. Lloyd    

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 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA Second Team (1990)
Hakeem Olajuwon Player Of The Month (Apr 90)
Hakeem Olajuwon Player Of The Week (03/04/90)
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA Defensive First Team (1990)
Hakeem Olajuwon Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1990)

1989-1990 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Hakeem Olajuwon 82 38.1 24.3 14.0 2.8 2.1 4.6 3.9
Otis Thorpe 82 35.9 17.1 9.0 3.2 0.8 0.3 2.8
Buck Johnson 82 34.5 14.8 4.6 3.1 1.3 0.8 2.0
Mitchell Wiggins 66 28.1 15.5 4.3 1.6 1.3 0.0 1.3
Sleepy Floyd 82 32.1 12.2 2.4 7.3 1.1 0.1 2.5
Mike Woodson 61 15.9 6.5 1.4 1.1 0.7 0.2 0.8
Vernon Maxwell 30 28.8 12.5 2.9 5.0 1.4 0.2 2.4
John Lucas 49 19.1 5.8 1.8 4.9 0.9 0.0 1.7
Anthony Bowie 66 14.1 4.3 1.8 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.9
Derrick Chievous 41 12.0 6.0 1.8 0.7 0.6 0.1 1.0
Larry Smith 74 17.6 3.0 6.1 0.9 0.8 0.4 0.9
Byron Dinkins 33 11.0 3.5 1.2 2.3 0.6 0.1 1.1
Adrian Caldwell 51 6.5 1.9 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.6
Lewis Lloyd 19 5.9 3.5 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.8
Tim McCormick 18 6.4 1.7 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.6
Chuck Nevitt 3 3.0 1.3 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.7

1989-1990 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. Buck Johnson signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on December 22, 1988.

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. Hakeem Olajuwon signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1988.

Acquired via Trade

Anthony Bowie was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the San Antonio Spurs on August 15, 1989.

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

Vernon Maxwell was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the San Antonio Spurs on February 21, 1990.

Tim McCormick was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the New Jersey Nets on November 2, 1988. Tim McCormick signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on October 1, 1989.

Otis Thorpe was acquired in a sign and trade by the Houston Rockets from the Sacramento Kings on October 11, 1988.

Mitchell Wiggins was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Chicago Bulls on August 10, 1984. Mitchell Wiggins signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on September 25, 1989.

Acquired via Free Agency

Adrian Caldwell signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 2, 1989.

Byron Dinkins signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1989.

Lewis Lloyd signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on February 27, 1990. Lewis Lloyd re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on March 9, 1990. Lewis Lloyd re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on March 19, 1990.

John Lucas signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 17, 1989.

Larry Smith signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 11, 1989.

Mike Woodson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 19, 1988.

1989-1990 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Charlie Thomas Owner 1982-1983 N/A
Don Chaney Head Coach 1988-1989 Head Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 1984 to 1987)
Steve Patterson General Manager 1989-1990 N/A
Bill Worrell TV Broadcaster 1983-1984 N/A