Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
4 Charles Barkley PF 6-6 252 13 Auburn 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
50 Matt Bullard PF 6-10 215 6 Iowa 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
15 Emanual Davis SG 6-4 195 3 Delaware State 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
22 Clyde Drexler SG 6-7 210 14 Houston 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
17 Mario Elie SG 6-5 210 7 American International 1985 Rnd 7 Pick 21 United States
32 Othella Harrington F-C 6-9 235 1 Georgetown 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
8 Eddie Johnson SF 6-7 215 15 Illinois 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
27 Charles A. Jones FC 6-9 215 16 Albany State (GA) 1979 Rnd 8 Pick 18 United States
3 Randy Livingston GF 6-4 209 1 LSU 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
12 Matt Maloney PF 6-3 192 2 Pennsylvania 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
34 Hakeem Olajuwon C 7-0 255 13 Houston 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Nigeria / United States
20 Brent Price PG 6-1 165 5 Oklahoma 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
1 Rodrick Rhodes G-F 6-6 225 0 USC 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
  Roy Rogers, Jr. F 6-10 235 1 Alabama 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
41 Joe Stephens F 6-7 210 1 Little Rock 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
43 Kevin Willis C 7-0 245 13 Michigan State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
43 Serge Zwikker C 7-3 273 0 North Carolina 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 1 Netherlands

1997-1998 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Maloney C. Drexler M. Bullard K. Willis H. Olajuwon
Rotation B. Price M. Elie E. Johnson C. Barkley  
Rotation       O. Harrington  
Rotation       C. Jones  
Lim PT   E. Davis R. Rhodes   S. Zwikker
Lim PT     J. Stephens    

1997-1998 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz62-20-
2San Antonio Spurs56-266
3Minnesota Timberwolves45-3717
4Houston Rockets41-4121
5Dallas Mavericks20-6242
6Vancouver Grizzlies19-6343
7Denver Nuggets11-7151

1997-1998 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Rodrick Rhodes Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1998)

1997-1998 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kevin Willis 81 31.2 16.1 8.4 1.0 0.7 0.5 2.1
Clyde Drexler 70 35.3 18.4 4.9 5.5 1.8 0.6 2.7
Charles Barkley 68 33.0 15.2 11.7 3.2 1.0 0.4 2.2
Hakeem Olajuwon 47 34.7 16.4 9.8 3.0 1.8 2.0 2.7
Matt Maloney 78 28.4 8.6 1.8 2.8 0.8 0.1 1.4
Eddie Johnson 75 19.9 8.4 2.0 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.8
Mario Elie 73 27.2 8.4 2.1 3.0 1.1 0.1 1.4
Matt Bullard 67 17.8 7.0 2.2 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.6
Brent Price 72 18.5 5.6 1.5 2.7 0.7 0.1 1.5
Othella Harrington 58 15.6 6.0 3.6 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.8
Rodrick Rhodes 58 18.4 5.8 1.2 1.9 1.1 0.2 1.7
Emanual Davis 45 13.3 4.1 1.0 1.3 0.4 0.1 1.2
Joe Stephens 7 5.3 3.9 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3
Charles A. Jones 24 5.3 0.6 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

1997-1998 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Othella Harrington was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Othella Harrington signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on September 30, 1996. Othella Harrington re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 23, 1997.

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. Hakeem Olajuwon signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on March 15, 1993. Hakeem Olajuwon signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on July 15, 1996.

Rodrick Rhodes was selected as the #24 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Rodrick Rhodes signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 10, 1997.

Serge Zwikker was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Serge Zwikker signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on July 10, 1997.

Acquired via Trade

Charles Barkley was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Phoenix Suns on August 19, 1996.

Clyde Drexler was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 14, 1995. Clyde Drexler signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on October 24, 1995.

Mario Elie was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Portland Trail Blazers on August 2, 1993. Mario Elie re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 4, 1994. Mario Elie re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 12, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Matt Bullard signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on October 1, 1996. Matt Bullard re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 8, 1997.

Emanual Davis signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on June 26, 1996. Emanual Davis re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 2, 1997.

Eddie Johnson signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on March 3, 1997. Eddie Johnson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 12, 1997.

Charles A. Jones signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on March 1, 1995. Charles A. Jones re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on April 22, 1995. Charles A. Jones re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 4, 1995. Charles A. Jones re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 15, 1996. Charles A. Jones re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on November 25, 1997.

Matt Maloney signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on September 30, 1996. Matt Maloney re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 15, 1997.

Brent Price signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 30, 1996.

Joe Stephens signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on February 12, 1997. Joe Stephens re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 25, 1997.

Kevin Willis signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 14, 1996.

1997-1998 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Leslie Alexander Owner 1993-1994 N/A
Marcus Jolibois Chief Financial Officer 1994-1995 N/A
Rudy Tomjanovich Head Coach 1991-1992 N/A
Jim Boylen Assistant Coach 1992-1993 Assistant Coach (Michigan State, 1987 to 1992)
Carroll Dawson General Manager 1996-1997 N/A
Carroll Dawson General Manager 1996-1997 N/A
Anthony Nila Director of International Scouting 1992-1993 N/A
Mike Wells Video Coordinator 1996-1997 Assistant Video Coordinator (Houston Rockets, 1995 to 1996)
Brent Johnson Personnel Scout 1994-1995 N/A
Jay Namoc Equipment Manager 1994-1995 N/A
Keith Jones Head Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 N/A
David Macha Strength and Conditioning Coach 1996-1997 N/A
Bill Worrell TV Broadcaster 1983-1984 N/A