Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
35 Richard Anderson FC 6-10 240 3 UC Santa Barbara 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
31 Sam Bowie C 7-1 235 3 Kentucky 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
22 Clyde Drexler SG 6-7 210 4 Houston 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
00 Kevin Duckworth C 7-0 275 1 Eastern Illinois 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Lester Fonville C 7-2 245 0 Jackson State 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
35 Kevin Gamble SF 6-5 210 0 Iowa 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
6 Mike Holton G 6-4 185 4 UCLA 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
00 Ken Johnson F 6-8 240 1 Michigan State 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
33 Steve Johnson FC 6-10 235 6 Oregon State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
27 Caldwell Jones FC 6-11 216 13 Albany State (GA) 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
8 Charles Alexander Jones F 6-8 215 3 Louisville 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
25 Jerome Kersey PF 6-7 215 3 Longwood 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
20 Maurice Lucas PF 6-9 215 11 Marquette 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
34 Ronnie Murphy F 6-5 225 0 Jacksonville 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
4 Jim Paxson SG 6-6 200 8 Dayton 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
30 Terry Porter PG 6-3 195 2 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
14 Jerry Sichting G 6-1 168 8 Purdue 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
55 Kiki Vandeweghe SF 6-8 220 7 UCLA 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
41 Nikita Wilson F 6-8 200 0 LSU 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States

1987-1988 Portland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Porter C. Drexler J. Kersey C. Jones K. Duckworth
Rotation J. Sichting M. Holton K. Vandeweghe M. Lucas R. Anderson
Lim PT   R. Murphy   C. Jones S. Bowie
Lim PT         S. Johnson
Lim PT         L. Fonville

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 Portland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Clyde Drexler All-NBA Second Team (1988)
Clyde Drexler Player Of The Week (11/29/87, 12/06/87, 03/13/88)
Kevin Duckworth Most Improved Player (1988)
Clyde Drexler Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1988)
Clyde Drexler Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1988)
Jerome Kersey Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1988)

1987-1988 Portland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Clyde Drexler 81 37.8 27.0 6.6 5.8 2.5 0.6 2.9
Jerome Kersey 79 36.6 19.2 8.3 3.1 1.6 0.8 2.0
Kevin Duckworth 78 28.5 15.8 7.4 0.8 0.4 0.4 2.3
Terry Porter 82 36.5 14.9 4.6 10.1 1.8 0.2 3.0
Kiki Vandeweghe 37 28.1 20.2 2.9 1.9 0.6 0.2 1.3
Steve Johnson 43 24.4 15.4 5.6 1.3 0.4 0.7 2.8
Maurice Lucas 73 16.3 6.1 4.3 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.0
Mike Holton 82 15.6 5.3 1.8 2.6 0.5 0.1 1.0
Richard Anderson 62 20.9 6.7 4.6 1.7 0.8 0.3 1.0
Caldwell Jones 80 22.2 4.2 5.1 1.0 0.4 1.2 1.0
Jerry Sichting 28 11.6 4.1 0.5 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.3
Jim Paxson 17 15.5 6.1 1.1 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.6
Charles Alexander Jones 36 5.1 1.4 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3
Ronnie Murphy 18 4.9 2.0 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4
Nikita Wilson 15 3.6 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
Kevin Gamble 9 2.1 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

1987-1988 Portland Trail Blazers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Sam Bowie was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Sam Bowie signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 26, 1984.

Clyde Drexler was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Clyde Drexler signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 22, 1983. Clyde Drexler signed a multi-year extension with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 17, 1985. Clyde Drexler signed a multi-year extension with the Portland Trail Blazers on February 5, 1988.

Lester Fonville was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Lester Fonville signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on April 20, 1988.

Jerome Kersey was selected as the #22 pick in the Second Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Jerome Kersey signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1984. Jerome Kersey signed a multi-year extension with the Portland Trail Blazers on July 28, 1987.

Ronnie Murphy was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Ronnie Murphy signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 10, 1987.

Terry Porter was selected as the #24 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Terry Porter signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 27, 1985.

Acquired via Trade

Kevin Duckworth was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the San Antonio Spurs on December 18, 1986.

Steve Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the San Antonio Spurs on June 19, 1986.

Jerry Sichting was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Boston Celtics on February 23, 1988.

Kiki Vandeweghe was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Denver Nuggets on June 7, 1984. Kiki Vandeweghe re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 30, 1986.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Richard Anderson was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Houston Rockets on December 7, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Mike Holton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 7, 1986.

Caldwell Jones signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 12, 1985.

Charles Alexander Jones signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on April 16, 1987. Charles Alexander Jones re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 10, 1987.

Maurice Lucas signed a contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on November 10, 1987.

1987-1988 Portland Trail Blazers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Larry Weinberg Owner 1970-1971 N/A
Mike Schuler Head Coach 1986-1987 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1983 to 1986)
Rick Adelman Assistant Coach 1983-1984 N/A
Bucky Buckwalter General Manager 1986-1987 General Manager (Oklahoma City Thunder, 1973 to 1974)
Chris Wallace Scout 1986-1987 N/A
Bill Schonely Television Play-By-Play 1970-1971 N/A