Los Angeles Clippers Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 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 2 Creighton 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
15 Steve Burtt G 6-2 185 2 Iona 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
44 Michael Cage PF 6-9 224 3 San Diego State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
45 Norris Coleman F 6-8 210 0 Kansas State 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
25 Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 7 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
20 Quintin Dailey G 6-3 180 5 San Francisco 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
2 Larry Drew G 6-1 170 7 Missouri 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
54 Kenny Fields GF 6-5 220 3 UCLA 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
4 Lancaster Gordon G 6-3 185 3 Louisville 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
43 Claude Gregory F 6-8 205 2 Wisconsin 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
8 Marques Johnson GF 6-7 218 10 UCLA 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Chad Kessler F - - 0 Georgia 1987 Rnd 5 Pick 1 United States
32 Greg Kite C 6-11 250 4 Brigham Young 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
  Tim McCalister G 6-4 - 0 Oklahoma 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
46 Tod Murphy FC 6-9 220 0 UC Irvine 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
51 Martin Nessley C 7-2 260 0 Duke 1987 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
10 Norm Nixon G 6-2 170 10 Duquesne 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
3 Ken Norman F 6-8 215 0 Illinois 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
14 Michael Phelps G 6-4 180 2 Alcorn State 1985 Rnd 7 Pick 5 United States
1 Darnell Valentine G 6-1 183 6 Kansas 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
12 Eric White F 6-8 200 0 Pepperdine 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 19 United States
34 Reggie Williams GF 6-7 190 0 Georgetown 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
24 Joe Wolf C 6-11 230 0 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
42 Mike Woodson GF 6-5 195 7 Indiana 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1987-1988 L.A. Clippers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Drew D. Valentine M. Woodson M. Cage B. Benjamin
Rotation S. Burtt Q. Dailey R. Williams J. Wolf  
Rotation       K. Norman  
Rotation       E. White  
Rotation       E. Cureton  
Lim PT   N. Nixon M. Johnson C. Gregory G. Kite

1987-1988 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers62-20-
2Portland Trail Blazers53-299
3Seattle SuperSonics44-3818
4Phoenix Suns28-5434
5Golden State Warriors20-6242
6Los Angeles Clippers17-6545

1987-1988 L.A. Clippers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mike Woodson 80 31.7 18.0 2.4 3.4 1.4 0.3 2.3
Michael Cage 72 36.9 14.5 13.0 1.5 1.3 0.8 2.2
Quintin Dailey 67 19.1 13.4 2.3 1.6 1.0 0.1 1.8
Benoit Benjamin 66 32.9 13.0 8.0 2.6 0.8 3.4 3.4
Larry Drew 74 27.4 10.3 1.6 5.2 0.9 0.0 2.1
Ken Norman 66 21.7 8.6 4.0 1.2 0.7 0.5 1.6
Darnell Valentine 79 20.7 7.1 2.0 4.8 1.5 0.1 1.9
Reggie Williams 35 24.5 10.4 3.4 1.7 0.8 0.6 1.8
Joe Wolf 42 27.1 7.6 4.5 2.3 0.9 0.4 1.8
Earl Cureton 69 16.3 4.3 3.9 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.8
Greg Kite 40 24.4 5.1 6.0 1.1 0.4 1.2 1.6
Eric White 17 20.7 10.5 3.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 1.2
Steve Burtt 19 16.4 9.0 1.4 2.0 0.5 0.3 2.1
Norris Coleman 29 14.9 5.3 2.8 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.6
Claude Gregory 23 13.6 5.8 4.1 0.7 0.4 0.6 1.0
Kenny Fields 7 22.0 7.4 4.1 1.4 0.7 0.3 2.7
Martin Nessley 35 8.4 1.2 2.1 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.6
Lancaster Gordon 8 8.1 3.5 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.5
Michael Phelps 2 11.5 4.5 1.0 1.5 2.5 0.0 1.0
Tod Murphy 1 19.0 5.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

1987-1988 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. Michael Cage re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on November 6, 1987.

Ken Norman was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Ken Norman signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 1, 1987.

Reggie Williams was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Reggie Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 22, 1987.

Joe Wolf was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Joe Wolf signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on October 13, 1987.

Acquired via Trade

Earl Cureton was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Chicago Bulls on February 11, 1987. Earl Cureton re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on November 1, 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 Waiver Claim

Greg Kite was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Los Angeles Clippers from the Boston Celtics on February 1, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Steve Burtt signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 18, 1988. Steve Burtt re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 28, 1988. Steve Burtt re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 7, 1988.

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

Claude Gregory signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 7, 1988. Claude Gregory re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 17, 1988. Claude Gregory re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 27, 1988.

Eric White signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on March 23, 1988. Eric White re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 2, 1988. Eric White re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on April 12, 1988.

1987-1988 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
Gene Shue Head Coach 1987-1988 Head Coach (Washington Wizards, 1980 to 1985)
Elgin Baylor General Manager 1986-1987 Head Coach (Utah Jazz, 1976 to 1979)
Ralph Lawler Radio Broadcaster 1978-1979 N/A