Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 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 4 UC Santa Barbara 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
31 Sam Bowie C 7-1 235 4 Kentucky 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
24 Adrian Branch GF 6-7 185 3 Maryland 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
2 Mark Bryant PF 6-9 245 0 Seton Hall 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
22 Clyde Drexler SG 6-7 210 5 Houston 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
00 Kevin Duckworth C 7-0 275 2 Eastern Illinois 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
  Rolando Ferreira C 7-0 231 0 Circulo Militar do Parana (Brazil) 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 1 Brazil
33 Steve Johnson FC 6-10 235 7 Oregon State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
27 Caldwell Jones FC 6-11 216 14 Albany State (GA) 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
25 Jerome Kersey PF 6-7 215 4 Longwood 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
34 Ronnie Murphy F 6-5 225 1 Jacksonville 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
10 Craig Neal G 6-5 165 0 Georgia Tech 1988 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
30 Terry Porter PG 6-3 195 3 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
14 Jerry Sichting G 6-1 168 9 Purdue 1979 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
7 Brook Steppe GF 6-5 195 4 Georgia Tech 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
55 Kiki Vandeweghe SF 6-8 220 8 UCLA 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
11 Clinton Wheeler G 6-1 185 4 William Paterson 1981 Rnd 7 Pick 12 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 7 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
21 Danny Young G 6-3 175 4 Wake Forest 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States

1988-1989 Portland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Porter C. Drexler J. Kersey K. Duckworth S. Bowie
Rotation J. Sichting D. Young   C. Jones R. Anderson
Rotation         S. Johnson
Lim PT   B. Steppe A. Branch M. Bryant R. Ferreira

1988-1989 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers57-25-
2Phoenix Suns55-272
3Seattle SuperSonics47-3510
4Golden State Warriors43-3914
5Portland Trail Blazers39-4318
6Sacramento Kings27-5530
7Los Angeles Clippers21-6136

1988-1989 Portland Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Clyde Drexler Player Of The Week (12/25/88, 04/09/89)
Kevin Duckworth Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Clyde Drexler Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Clyde Drexler Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1989)
Jerome Kersey Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1989)

1988-1989 Portland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Clyde Drexler 78 39.3 27.2 7.9 5.8 2.7 0.7 3.2
Kevin Duckworth 79 33.7 18.1 8.0 0.8 0.7 0.6 2.5
Terry Porter 81 38.3 17.7 4.5 9.5 1.8 0.1 3.1
Jerome Kersey 76 35.7 17.5 8.3 3.2 1.8 1.1 2.2
Steve Johnson 72 20.5 10.0 5.0 1.5 0.3 0.6 1.9
Adrian Branch 67 12.1 7.4 2.0 0.9 0.7 0.0 1.0
Richard Anderson 72 15.0 5.2 3.2 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.8
Danny Young 48 19.8 6.2 1.5 2.6 1.1 0.1 0.9
Mark Bryant 56 14.3 5.0 3.2 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.7
Kiki Vandeweghe 18 24.0 13.9 1.9 1.9 0.4 0.2 1.0
Caldwell Jones 72 17.8 2.8 4.2 0.8 0.3 1.2 1.2
Sam Bowie 20 20.6 8.6 5.3 1.8 0.3 1.6 1.6
Brook Steppe 27 9.0 3.8 1.2 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.5
Jerry Sichting 25 15.6 4.1 1.2 2.4 0.6 0.0 1.0
Clinton Wheeler 20 10.6 2.5 0.9 1.6 0.9 0.0 0.9
Craig Neal 21 7.6 1.2 0.5 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.7
Rolando Ferreira 12 2.8 0.8 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.5

1988-1989 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.

Mark Bryant was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Mark Bryant signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on July 17, 1988.

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.

Rolando Ferreira was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Rolando Ferreira signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 1, 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.

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. Kevin Duckworth re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on July 5, 1988.

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.

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. Richard Anderson signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 1, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Adrian Branch signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 6, 1988.

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

Brook Steppe signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on February 24, 1989. Brook Steppe re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on March 7, 1989. Brook Steppe re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on March 17, 1989.

Danny Young signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on November 2, 1988.

1988-1989 Portland Trail Blazers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Paul Allen Owner 1988-1989 N/A
Mike Schuler Head Coach 1986-1987 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1983 to 1986)
Rick Adelman Head Coach, Assistant Coach 1983-1984 N/A
Maurice Lucas Assistant Coach 2005-2006 Assistant Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1988 to 1989)
Bucky Buckwalter General Manager 1986-1987 General Manager (Oklahoma City Thunder, 1973 to 1974)
Chris Wallace Scout 1986-1987 N/A