Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Rosters

1984-1985 Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
2 Junior Bridgeman GF 6-5 210 9 Louisville 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
44 Michael Cage PF 6-9 224 0 San Diego State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
42 Harvey Catchings FC 6-9 218 10 Hardin-Simmons 1973 Rnd 9 Pick 1 United States
40 James Donaldson C 7-2 275 4 Washington State 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 7 England
14 Franklin Edwards G 6-1 170 3 Cleveland State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  Chris Engler C 6-11 245 2 Wyoming 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
4 Lancaster Gordon G 6-3 185 0 Louisville 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
8 Marques Johnson GF 6-7 218 7 UCLA 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Billy McKinney G 6-0 160 7 Northwestern 1977 Rnd 6 Pick 5 United States
46 Jay Murphy FC 6-9 220 0 Boston College 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
10 Norm Nixon G 6-2 170 7 Duquesne 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
18 Derek Smith SG 6-6 205 2 Louisville 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
32 Bill Walton C 6-11 235 10 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
13 Bryan Warrick G 6-5 195 2 Saint Joseph's 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
22 Rory White PF 6-8 210 2 South Alabama 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States
38 Dale Wilkinson F 6-10 220 1 Idaho State 1982 Rnd 10 Pick 16 United States

1984-1985 L.A. Clippers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. Nixon D. Smith M. Johnson M. Cage J. Donaldson
Rotation   F. Edwards J. Bridgeman H. Catchings B. Walton
Rotation   L. Gordon   R. White  
Rotation       J. Murphy  
Lim PT   B. McKinney D. Wilkinson    

1984-1985 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers62-20-
2Portland Trail Blazers42-4020
3Phoenix Suns36-4626
4Seattle SuperSonics31-5131
5Los Angeles Clippers31-5131
6Golden State Warriors22-6040

1984-1985 L.A. Clippers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Derek Smith Player Of The Week (12/16/84, 04/07/85)
Norm Nixon Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1985)

1984-1985 L.A. Clippers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Derek Smith 80 34.5 22.1 5.3 2.7 1.0 0.7 2.9
Norm Nixon 81 35.7 17.2 2.7 8.8 1.2 0.0 3.4
Marques Johnson 72 34.0 16.4 5.9 3.4 1.0 0.4 2.4
Junior Bridgeman 80 25.5 13.9 2.9 2.1 0.6 0.2 1.4
James Donaldson 82 29.2 11.3 8.1 0.6 0.3 1.6 2.5
Bill Walton 67 24.6 10.1 9.0 2.3 0.7 2.1 2.6
Michael Cage 75 21.5 7.1 5.2 0.7 0.5 0.4 1.1
Rory White 80 13.8 4.7 2.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 1.1
Lancaster Gordon 63 10.8 4.1 1.0 1.4 0.5 0.1 1.1
Bryan Warrick 58 12.3 3.7 1.0 2.6 0.4 0.1 1.2
Harvey Catchings 70 15.0 2.9 3.7 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.8
Franklin Edwards 16 12.4 5.7 0.9 2.4 1.1 0.0 1.1
Jay Murphy 23 6.5 1.2 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3
Dale Wilkinson 10 3.8 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4

1984-1985 Los Angeles Clippers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Michael Cage was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the San Diego Clippers. Michael Cage signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 20, 1984.

Lancaster Gordon was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Lancaster Gordon signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 1, 1984.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Jay Murphy, the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1984 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Golden State Warriors on June 19, 1984. Jay Murphy signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on September 7, 1984.

Acquired via Trade

Junior Bridgeman was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 29, 1984.

Harvey Catchings was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 29, 1984.

James Donaldson was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Seattle SuperSonics on August 26, 1983.

Marques Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 29, 1984.

Billy McKinney was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Denver Nuggets on October 4, 1983.

Norm Nixon was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 10, 1983.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Derek Smith was claimed off of the waiver wire by the San Diego Clippers from the Golden State Warriors on September 8, 1983. Derek Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 8, 1984.

Acquired via Free Agency

Franklin Edwards signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 11, 1985. Franklin Edwards re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 24, 1985. Franklin Edwards re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 3, 1985.

Bill Walton signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Clippers on September 18, 1979. Bill Walton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 1, 1984.

Rory White signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the San Diego Clippers on March 9, 1984.

Dale Wilkinson signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 1, 1985. Dale Wilkinson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 11, 1985.

1984-1985 Los Angeles Clippers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Donald Sterling Owner 1981-1982 N/A
Jim Lynam Head Coach 1983-1984 N/A
Don Chaney Head Coach 1984-1985 N/A
Carl Scheer General Manager 1984-1985 General Manager (Denver Nuggets, 1974 to 1984)
Ralph Lawler Television Play-By-Play, Radio Broadcaster 1978-1979 N/A