Sacramento Kings Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Sacramento Kings Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
53 Joe Arlauckas F 6-9 230 0 Niagara 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
10 Franklin Edwards G 6-1 170 6 Cleveland State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  Conner Henry GF 6-7 195 1 UC Santa Barbara 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
2 Michael Jackson G 6-2 183 1 Georgetown 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
35 Joe Kleine C 6-11 255 2 Arkansas 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
25 Mike McGee GF 6-5 190 6 Michigan 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
51 Martin Nessley C 7-2 260 0 Duke 1987 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
32 Jawann Oldham C 7-0 215 7 Seattle 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
54 Ed Pinckney F 6-9 195 2 Villanova 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
21 Harold Pressley GF 6-7 210 1 Villanova 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
32 Johnny Rogers PF 6-10 225 1 UC Irvine 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States / Spain
18 Derek Smith SG 6-6 205 5 Louisville 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
30 Kenny Smith PG 6-3 170 0 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
24 Reggie Theus GF 6-7 190 9 UNLV 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
41 LaSalle Thompson C 6-10 245 5 Texas 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
33 Otis Thorpe PF 6-9 225 3 Providence 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
40 Terry Tyler GF 6-7 215 9 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
10 Randy Wittman GF 6-6 210 4 Indiana 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States

1987-1988 Sacramento Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Smith R. Theus H. Pressley O. Thorpe J. Kleine
Rotation M. Jackson D. Smith T. Tyler E. Pinckney L. Thompson
Rotation         J. Oldham
Lim PT   M. McGee C. Henry   M. Nessley

1987-1988 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets54-28-
2Dallas Mavericks53-291
3Utah Jazz47-357
4Houston Rockets46-368
5San Antonio Spurs31-5123
6Sacramento Kings24-5830

1987-1988 Sacramento Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Harold Pressley Player Of The Week (04/10/88)
Kenny Smith All-Rookie First Team (1988)

1987-1988 Sacramento Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Otis Thorpe 82 37.5 20.8 10.2 3.2 0.8 0.7 2.8
Reggie Theus 73 36.3 21.6 3.2 6.3 0.8 0.2 3.2
Kenny Smith 60 35.7 13.8 2.3 7.1 1.5 0.1 3.0
Joe Kleine 82 24.4 9.8 7.1 1.1 0.3 0.7 1.3
Harold Pressley 80 25.4 9.7 4.6 2.3 1.1 0.7 1.7
LaSalle Thompson 69 18.2 8.0 6.2 1.0 0.8 1.1 1.6
Mike McGee 37 23.9 14.2 3.0 1.6 1.3 0.2 1.6
Ed Pinckney 79 14.9 6.2 2.9 0.8 0.5 0.4 1.0
Derek Smith 36 25.8 12.6 2.9 2.7 0.6 0.5 1.4
Terry Tyler 74 16.0 5.5 3.3 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6
Jawann Oldham 54 17.5 5.5 5.6 0.6 0.2 2.0 1.1
Michael Jackson 58 13.1 2.7 1.0 3.1 0.3 0.1 1.0
Franklin Edwards 16 25.9 8.2 1.2 5.8 0.6 0.1 2.9
Conner Henry 15 13.8 7.8 1.3 1.7 0.5 0.2 1.1
Joe Arlauckas 9 9.4 3.8 1.4 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.4
Martin Nessley 9 4.6 0.6 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2

1987-1988 Sacramento Kings Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Joe Kleine was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Joe Kleine signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on September 1, 1985.

Harold Pressley was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Harold Pressley signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on September 23, 1986.

Kenny Smith was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Kenny Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on October 14, 1987.

LaSalle Thompson was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. LaSalle Thompson signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on November 2, 1982. LaSalle Thompson signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on October 17, 1986.

Otis Thorpe was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. Otis Thorpe signed a multi-year contract with the Kansas City Kings on September 24, 1984.

Acquired via Trade

Mike McGee was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Atlanta Hawks on December 14, 1987.

Jawann Oldham was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the New York Knicks on October 15, 1987.

Ed Pinckney was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Phoenix Suns on June 21, 1987.

Derek Smith was acquired in a trade by the Sacramento Kings from the Los Angeles Clippers on August 19, 1986.

Reggie Theus was acquired in a trade by the Kansas City Kings from the Chicago Bulls on February 15, 1984. Reggie Theus signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings on August 1, 1986. Reggie Theus signed a multi-year extension with the Sacramento Kings on February 16, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Conner Henry signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings on March 26, 1988. Conner Henry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on April 5, 1988. Conner Henry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on April 15, 1988.

Michael Jackson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on October 8, 1987.

Terry Tyler signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings on November 20, 1985.

1987-1988 Sacramento Kings Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jerry Reynolds Head Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Bill Russell Head Coach 1987-1988 Head Coach (Oklahoma City Thunder, 1973 to 1977)
Joe Axelson General Manager 1982-1983 General Manager (Sacramento Kings, 1969 to 1979)
Gary Gerould Radio Broadcaster 1985-1986 N/A