Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
00 Benoit Benjamin C 7-0 250 1 Creighton 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
44 Michael Cage PF 6-9 224 2 San Diego State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
25 Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 6 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
20 Quintin Dailey G 6-3 180 4 San Francisco 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
2 Larry Drew G 6-1 170 6 Missouri 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
54 Kenny Fields GF 6-5 220 2 UCLA 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
4 Lancaster Gordon G 6-3 185 2 Louisville 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
15 Geoff Huston G 6-2 175 7 Texas Tech 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
8 Marques Johnson GF 6-7 218 9 UCLA 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
31 Steffond Johnson F 6-8 240 0 San Diego State 1986 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
41 Tim Kempton FC 6-10 245 0 Notre Dame 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
19 Cedric Maxwell F 6-8 205 9 Charlotte 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
40 Kurt Nimphius FC 6-10 218 5 Arizona State 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
10 Norm Nixon G 6-2 170 9 Duquesne 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
12 Dwayne Polee GF 6-5 180 0 Pepperdine 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
1 Darnell Valentine G 6-1 183 5 Kansas 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
22 Rory White PF 6-8 210 4 South Alabama 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States
42 Mike Woodson GF 6-5 195 6 Indiana 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1986-1987 L.A. Clippers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Valentine M. Woodson R. White M. Cage B. Benjamin
Rotation L. Drew M. Johnson   S. Johnson T. Kempton
Rotation   Q. Dailey      
Rotation   L. Gordon      
Lim PT   N. Nixon   E. Cureton  
Lim PT   K. Fields      

1986-1987 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers65-17-
2Portland Trail Blazers49-3316
3Golden State Warriors42-4023
4Seattle SuperSonics39-4326
5Phoenix Suns36-4629
6Los Angeles Clippers12-7053

1986-1987 L.A. Clippers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mike Woodson 74 28.7 17.1 2.2 2.6 1.4 0.2 2.3
Michael Cage 80 36.5 15.7 11.5 1.6 1.2 0.8 2.1
Benoit Benjamin 72 31.0 11.5 8.1 1.9 0.8 2.6 2.6
Larry Drew 60 26.1 12.3 1.7 5.4 1.0 0.0 2.5
Darnell Valentine 65 27.1 11.2 2.3 6.9 1.8 0.2 2.6
Rory White 68 22.7 9.2 2.9 1.2 0.7 0.3 1.1
Lancaster Gordon 70 16.1 7.5 1.8 2.0 0.9 0.2 1.5
Quintin Dailey 49 18.9 10.6 1.7 1.6 0.9 0.2 1.4
Cedric Maxwell 35 32.3 13.6 7.2 3.5 0.7 0.3 2.5
Kenny Fields 44 19.6 8.7 3.3 1.4 0.7 0.2 1.2
Kurt Nimphius 38 21.3 7.8 3.5 0.5 0.4 1.1 1.2
Tim Kempton 66 14.2 4.4 2.9 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.7
Earl Cureton 35 24.8 7.7 6.4 1.5 0.5 0.9 1.0
Marques Johnson 10 30.2 16.6 3.3 2.8 1.2 0.5 1.7
Geoff Huston 19 22.5 6.8 0.9 5.3 0.7 0.0 2.4
Steffond Johnson 29 8.1 2.6 1.5 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.7
Dwayne Polee 1 6.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0

1986-1987 Los Angeles Clippers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Benoit Benjamin was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Benoit Benjamin signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on August 1, 1985.

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.

Tim Kempton was selected as the #8 pick in the 6 Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Tim Kempton signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on September 1, 1986.

Acquired via Trade

Earl Cureton was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Chicago Bulls on February 11, 1987.

Larry Drew was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Sacramento Kings on August 19, 1986.

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

Norm Nixon was acquired in a trade by the San Diego Clippers from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 10, 1983. Norm Nixon signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on November 23, 1985.

Darnell Valentine was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Portland Trail Blazers on January 14, 1986. Darnell Valentine re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 17, 1986.

Mike Woodson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Sacramento Kings on August 19, 1986.

Acquired via Free Agency

Quintin Dailey signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on December 29, 1986.

Kenny Fields signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on November 17, 1986.

Steffond Johnson signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on January 30, 1987.

Rory White signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Clippers on March 9, 1984. Rory White re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on September 29, 1985.

1986-1987 Los Angeles Clippers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Donald Sterling Owner 1981-1982 N/A
Andy Roeser Director of Team Security 1986-1987 N/A
Don Chaney Head Coach 1984-1985 N/A
Elgin Baylor General Manager 1986-1987 Head Coach (Utah Jazz, 1976 to 1979)
Pete Serrano Equipment Manager 1986-1987 N/A
Ralph Lawler Television Play-By-Play, Radio Broadcaster 1978-1979 N/A
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