Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
7 Kenny Anderson PG 6-0 168 5 Georgia Tech 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
2 Stacey Augmon SF 6-6 205 5 UNLV 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
4 Marcus Brown G 6-3 185 0 Murray State 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
23 Mitchell Butler SG 6-5 210 3 UCLA 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
12 Randolph Childress SG 6-2 188 1 Wake Forest 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
19 Sasa Djordjevic SG 6-2 198 1 KK Partizan (Serbia) 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted Serbia
14 Chris Dudley C 6-11 235 9 Yale 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
31 Reggie Jordan G 6-4 195 2 New Mexico State 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
23 Aaron McKie G 6-5 209 2 Temple 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
9 Ruben Nembhard SG 6-3 208 0 Weber State 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
5 Jermaine O'Neal FC 6-11 235 0 Eau Claire High School (South Carolina) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
34 J.R. Rider SG 6-5 215 3 UNLV 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
3 Cliff Robinson PF 6-10 225 7 Connecticut 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
21 Rumeal Robinson PG 6-2 195 6 Michigan 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 10 Jamaica
11 Arvydas Sabonis C 7-3 279 1 Zalgiris (Lithuania) 1985 Rnd 4 Pick 7 Lithuania
  Larry Sykes PF 6-9 255 1 Xavier 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
33 Gary Trent PF 6-8 250 1 Ohio 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
30 Rasheed Wallace FC 6-11 230 1 North Carolina 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
8 Ennis Whatley SG 6-3 177 10 Alabama 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
10 Dontonio Wingfield F 6-8 256 2 Cincinnati 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States

1996-1997 Portland Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Anderson J. Rider C. Robinson R. Wallace A. Sabonis
Rotation R. Robinson   S. Augmon G. Trent C. Dudley
Rotation       D. Wingfield  
Lim PT   M. Butler     J. O'Neal
Lim PT   M. Brown      

1996-1997 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics57-25-
2Los Angeles Lakers56-261
3Portland Trail Blazers49-338
4Phoenix Suns40-4217
5Los Angeles Clippers36-4621
6Sacramento Kings34-4823
7Golden State Warriors30-5227

1996-1997 Portland Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kenny Anderson 82 37.6 17.5 4.4 7.1 2.0 0.2 2.4
Cliff Robinson 81 38.0 15.1 4.0 3.2 1.2 0.8 2.1
J.R. Rider 76 33.7 16.1 4.0 2.6 0.6 0.2 2.8
Rasheed Wallace 62 30.5 15.1 6.8 1.2 0.8 1.0 1.8
Arvydas Sabonis 69 25.5 13.4 7.9 2.1 0.9 1.2 2.2
Gary Trent 82 23.4 10.8 5.2 1.1 0.6 0.4 1.6
Chris Dudley 81 22.7 3.9 7.3 0.5 0.5 1.2 1.0
Dontonio Wingfield 47 12.1 4.5 2.9 1.0 0.3 0.1 1.0
Stacey Augmon 40 16.2 4.7 2.2 1.0 0.8 0.2 0.9
Jermaine O'Neal 45 10.2 4.1 2.8 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.6
Aaron McKie 41 18.9 4.1 2.3 2.0 0.8 0.4 1.2
Mitchell Butler 49 9.5 3.0 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.6
Rumeal Robinson 27 10.9 3.5 1.1 1.9 0.7 0.0 1.0
Marcus Brown 21 8.8 3.9 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.6
Randolph Childress 19 6.6 1.5 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.7
Sasa Djordjevic 8 7.6 3.1 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
Reggie Jordan 9 11.0 2.2 2.6 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.7
Ruben Nembhard 2 9.5 4.0 0.0 2.5 1.5 0.0 2.5
Ennis Whatley 3 7.3 1.3 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

1996-1997 Portland Trail Blazers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Marcus Brown was selected as the #17 pick in the Second Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Marcus Brown signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 2, 1996.

Jermaine O'Neal was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Jermaine O'Neal signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 29, 1996.

Cliff Robinson was selected as the #9 pick in the Second Round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Cliff Robinson signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 1, 1989. Cliff Robinson signed a multi-year extension with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 15, 1991.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Gary Trent, the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 28, 1995. Gary Trent signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 3, 1995.

Acquired via Trade

Stacey Augmon was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Detroit Pistons on January 24, 1997.

Mitchell Butler was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Washington Wizards on July 15, 1996.

J.R. Rider was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 23, 1996.

Rasheed Wallace was acquired in a trade by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Washington Wizards on July 15, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Kenny Anderson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on July 23, 1996.

Chris Dudley signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 3, 1993. Chris Dudley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on August 28, 1994.

Rumeal Robinson signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on February 24, 1997. Rumeal Robinson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on March 6, 1997.

Arvydas Sabonis signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on September 29, 1995.

Dontonio Wingfield signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on October 5, 1995. Dontonio Wingfield re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers on July 23, 1996.

1996-1997 Portland Trail Blazers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Paul Allen Owner 1988-1989 N/A
P.J. Carlesimo Head Coach 1994-1995 N/A
Dick Harter Assistant Coach 1994-1995 Assistant Coach (New York Knicks, 1990 to 1994)
Rick Carlisle Assistant Coach 1994-1995 Assistant Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 1989 to 1994)
Elston Turner Assistant Coach 1996-1997 N/A
Bob Whitsitt General Manager 1994-1995 General Manager (Oklahoma City Thunder, 1986 to 1994)
Mark Warkentien Director of Scouting 1994-1995 Scout (Oklahoma City Thunder, 1991 to 1994)
Dan Burke Scout 1993-1994 Video Coordinator (Portland Trail Blazers, 1989 to 1993)
Jay Jensen Head Athletic Trainer 1994-1995 Athletic Trainer (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1989 to 1994)
Dr. Tom Reis Team Physician 1994-1995 N/A
Bill Schonely Television Play-By-Play 1970-1971 N/A