Phoenix Suns Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Phoenix Suns Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Alvan Adams FC 6-9 210 12 Oklahoma 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
2 James Bailey FC 6-9 220 8 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
45 Jeff Cook FC 6-10 215 8 Idaho State 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
23 Tyrone Corbin F 6-6 210 2 DePaul 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
12 Winston Crite F 6-7 233 0 Texas A&M 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
6 Walter Davis GF 6-6 193 10 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
53 James Edwards C 7-0 225 10 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
35 Armen Gilliam PF 6-9 230 0 UNLV 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
25 Craig Hodges G 6-2 190 5 Long Beach State 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
14 Jeff Hornacek SG 6-3 190 1 Iowa State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
24 Jay Humphries G 6-3 185 3 Colorado 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
8 Eddie Johnson SF 6-7 215 6 Illinois 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
7 Kevin Johnson PG 6-1 180 0 California 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
26 Bill Martin F 6-7 205 2 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
53 Ron Moore C 7-0 260 0 West Virginia State 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
22 Larry Nance PF 6-10 205 6 Clemson 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
11 Mike Sanders GF 6-6 210 5 UCLA 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
7 Bernard Thompson GF 6-6 210 3 Fresno State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
41 Mark West C 6-10 230 4 Old Dominion 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States

1987-1988 Phoenix Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Hornacek W. Davis E. Johnson A. Adams A. Gilliam
Rotation     B. Thompson J. Bailey J. Cook
Rotation     W. Crite    
Lim PT C. Hodges   T. Corbin M. West R. Moore
Lim PT K. Johnson        

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 Phoenix Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Nance Player Of The Month (Dec 87)
Larry Nance Player Of The Week (12/20/87)
Armen Gilliam All-Rookie First Team (1988)
Armen Gilliam Rookie Of The Month (Jan 88)
Kevin Johnson Rookie Of The Month (Apr 88)

1987-1988 Phoenix Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Eddie Johnson 73 29.8 17.7 4.4 2.5 0.5 0.1 1.9
Walter Davis 68 28.7 17.9 2.3 4.1 1.3 0.0 1.9
Larry Nance 40 36.9 21.1 9.8 3.1 1.1 2.4 2.6
Armen Gilliam 55 32.9 14.8 7.9 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.2
Jeff Hornacek 82 27.4 9.5 3.2 6.6 1.3 0.1 1.9
James Edwards 43 32.0 15.7 7.8 1.7 0.3 0.7 2.5
Jay Humphries 50 31.1 12.7 3.0 7.1 1.2 0.1 2.2
Alvan Adams 82 20.1 7.5 4.5 2.2 1.0 0.5 1.7
Kevin Johnson 28 31.2 12.6 4.2 8.7 1.5 0.2 2.3
Mark West 29 31.6 11.8 8.3 0.8 0.8 2.3 2.8
James Bailey 65 13.4 4.4 3.2 0.6 0.3 0.4 1.1
Craig Hodges 23 20.1 10.1 1.4 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.2
Tyrone Corbin 30 19.7 7.7 4.3 2.0 1.0 0.1 1.3
Mike Sanders 35 13.3 5.8 1.8 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.8
Bernard Thompson 37 15.3 5.2 2.1 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.6
Winston Crite 29 8.9 3.0 2.2 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.9
Jeff Cook 33 10.9 1.5 3.2 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4
Bill Martin 10 10.1 4.0 2.7 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.9
Ron Moore 5 6.8 2.8 1.2 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.2

1987-1988 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.

Winston Crite was selected as the #7 pick in the 3 Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Winston Crite signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on September 1, 1987.

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.

Armen Gilliam was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Armen Gilliam signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on October 8, 1987.

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.

Acquired via Trade

James Bailey was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 29, 1987.

Tyrone Corbin was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 25, 1988.

Craig Hodges was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Milwaukee Bucks on February 25, 1988.

Eddie Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Sacramento Kings on June 19, 1987.

Kevin Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 25, 1988.

Ron Moore was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Detroit Pistons on February 24, 1988.

Bernard Thompson was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 14, 1985. Bernard Thompson signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns on April 6, 1988.

Mark West was acquired in a trade by the Phoenix Suns from the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 25, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jeff Cook signed a contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on October 2, 1987.

1987-1988 Phoenix Suns Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
John Wetzel Head Coach 1987-1988 N/A
Herb Brown Assistant Coach 1987-1988 Assistant Coach (Houston Rockets, 1979 to 1980)
Jerry Colangelo Owner, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 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
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