Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 11 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
12 Rafael Addison SF 6-7 215 0 Syracuse 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
50 William Bedford C 7-0 225 0 Memphis 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 9 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
53 James Edwards C 7-0 225 9 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
44 Kenny Gattison FC 6-8 225 0 Old Dominion 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
3 Grant Gondrezick G 6-5 205 0 Pepperdine 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
14 Jeff Hornacek SG 6-3 190 0 Iowa State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
24 Jay Humphries G 6-3 185 2 Colorado 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
8 Eddie Johnson SF 6-7 215 5 Illinois 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
26 Bill Martin F 6-7 205 1 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
22 Larry Nance PF 6-10 205 5 Clemson 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
54 Ed Pinckney F 6-9 195 1 Villanova 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
11 Mike Sanders GF 6-6 210 4 UCLA 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
7 Bernard Thompson GF 6-6 210 2 Fresno State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
30 Nick Vanos C 7-1 255 1 Santa Clara 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Joe Ward F 6-6 210 0 Georgia 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States

1986-1987 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Humphries W. Davis E. Pinckney L. Nance A. Adams
Rotation   J. Hornacek M. Sanders K. Gattison J. Edwards
Rotation   G. Gondrezick B. Thompson   W. Bedford
Rotation     R. Addison   N. Vanos

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 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Walter Davis Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1987)

1986-1987 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Walter Davis 79 33.5 23.6 3.1 4.6 1.2 0.1 2.9
Larry Nance 69 37.2 22.5 8.7 3.4 1.2 2.1 2.2
Jay Humphries 82 31.5 11.3 3.2 7.7 1.4 0.1 2.4
Mike Sanders 82 20.2 10.5 3.3 1.5 0.7 0.3 1.3
Ed Pinckney 80 28.1 10.5 7.2 1.4 1.1 0.7 1.7
Alvan Adams 68 24.9 11.1 5.0 3.2 0.9 0.5 2.0
Jeff Hornacek 80 19.5 5.3 2.3 4.5 0.9 0.1 1.9
Kenny Gattison 77 14.3 5.2 3.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 1.1
Rafael Addison 62 11.5 5.8 1.7 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.9
Grant Gondrezick 64 13.1 5.5 1.7 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.9
William Bedford 50 19.6 6.7 4.9 1.1 0.4 0.7 1.7
James Edwards 14 21.7 12.0 4.3 1.4 0.4 0.5 1.1
Nick Vanos 57 11.2 2.9 3.2 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.8
Bernard Thompson 24 13.8 4.6 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.7

1986-1987 Phoenix Suns Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Alvan Adams was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Alvan Adams signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1975. Alvan Adams re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1979. Alvan Adams signed a multi-year extension with the Phoenix Suns on December 20, 1982.

Rafael Addison was selected as the #15 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Rafael Addison signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 1986.

William Bedford was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. William Bedford signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 1986.

Walter Davis was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Walter Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 29, 1977. Walter Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 1980. Walter Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on October 1, 1986.

Kenny Gattison was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Kenny Gattison signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1986.

Grant Gondrezick was selected as the #7 pick in the 4 Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Grant Gondrezick signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1986.

Jeff Hornacek was selected as the #22 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Jeff Hornacek signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 1986.

Jay Humphries was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Jay Humphries signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 19, 1984.

Larry Nance was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Larry Nance signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1981. Larry Nance signed a multi-year extension with the Phoenix Suns on December 9, 1983. Larry Nance signed an extension with the Phoenix Suns on October 29, 1985.

Ed Pinckney was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Ed Pinckney signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 25, 1985.

Nick Vanos was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Nick Vanos signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on August 20, 1985.

Acquired via Trade

James Edwards was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 7, 1983. James Edwards signed a multi-year extension with the Phoenix Suns on June 10, 1985.

Bernard Thompson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 14, 1985.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mike Sanders signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on December 10, 1983.

1986-1987 Phoenix Suns Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bhavik Darji Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Don Diamond Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Don Pitt Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Karl Eller Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Marvin Meyer Owner 1968-1969 N/A
Richard Bloch Owner 1968-1969 N/A
John MacLeod Head Coach 1973-1974 N/A
Dick Van Arsdale Head Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Al Bianchi Assistant Coach 2001-2002 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1987 to 1991)
Jerry Colangelo General Manager 1968-1969 N/A
Todd Quinter Video Coordinator 1986-1987 N/A
Joe Proski Head Athletic Trainer 1968-1969 Athletic Trainer (Chicago Bulls, 1967 to 1968)
Al McCoy Radio Broadcaster 1972-1973 N/A