Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1998-1999 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Vin Baker PF 6-11 240 5 Hartford 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
12 Drew Barry G 6-5 191 2 Georgia Tech 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 28 United States
44 Michael Cage PF 6-9 224 14 San Diego State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
4 James Cotton G 6-5 220 1 Long Beach State 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
22 John Crotty PG 6-1 185 7 Virginia 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Dale Ellis GF 6-7 205 15 Tennessee 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Reggie Geary SG 6-2 187 2 Arizona 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 27 United States
54 Horace Grant PF 6-10 255 11 Clemson 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
33 Hersey Hawkins SG 6-3 190 10 Bradley 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
7 Rashard Lewis F 6-10 235 0 Alief Elsik High School (Texas) 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
24 Don MacLean PF 6-10 235 6 UCLA 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
34 Jelani McCoy FC 6-10 245 0 UCLA 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
22 Jim McIlvaine C 7-1 240 4 Marquette 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
6 Moochie Norris G 6-1 175 1 West Florida 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
30 Billy Owens SF 6-8 220 7 Syracuse 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
20 Gary Payton G 6-4 180 8 Oregon State 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
0 Olden Polynice C 6-11 220 11 Poland-Basket Rimini Crabs (Italy) 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Haiti
11 Detlef Schrempf SF 6-9 214 13 Washington 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Germany / United States
5 Vladimir Stepania C 7-0 235 0 Union Olimpija (Slovenia) 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 27 Georgia
24 Fred Vinson G 6-4 190 2 Georgia Tech 1994 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Chris Welp C 7-0 245 3 Washington 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 16 Germany
15 Aaron Williams F-C 6-9 220 4 Xavier 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1998-1999 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Payton H. Hawkins D. Schrempf V. Baker O. Polynice
Rotation   D. Barry D. Ellis D. MacLean V. Stepania
Rotation   J. Cotton B. Owens R. Lewis J. McCoy
Rotation         A. Williams
Lim PT J. Crotty        

1998-1999 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Portland Trail Blazers35-15-
2Los Angeles Lakers31-194
3Phoenix Suns27-238
4Sacramento Kings27-238
5Seattle SuperSonics25-2510
6Golden State Warriors21-2914
7Los Angeles Clippers9-4126

1998-1999 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Gary Payton All-NBA Second Team (1999)
Gary Payton Player Of The Week (02/14/99)
Gary Payton All-NBA Defensive First Team (1999)
Hersey Hawkins NBA Sportsmanship Award (1999)

1998-1999 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Gary Payton 50 40.2 21.7 4.9 8.7 2.2 0.2 3.1
Detlef Schrempf 50 35.3 15.0 7.4 3.7 0.8 0.5 2.1
Hersey Hawkins 50 32.9 10.3 4.0 2.5 1.6 0.4 1.6
Dale Ellis 48 25.7 10.3 2.4 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.9
Vin Baker 34 34.2 13.8 6.2 1.6 0.9 1.0 2.2
Olden Polynice 48 30.9 7.7 8.9 0.9 0.4 0.6 1.0
Don MacLean 17 21.5 10.9 3.8 0.9 0.3 0.3 1.5
Billy Owens 21 21.5 7.8 3.8 1.8 0.6 0.2 1.6
Aaron Williams 40 11.4 4.0 3.2 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.8
John Crotty 24 15.1 6.1 1.2 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.4
Jelani McCoy 26 12.7 5.1 3.0 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.4
Vladimir Stepania 23 13.6 5.5 3.3 0.5 0.4 1.0 1.4
Rashard Lewis 20 7.2 2.4 1.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 1.0
Moochie Norris 12 11.7 3.2 1.7 2.0 0.6 0.0 1.3
Drew Barry 17 10.8 2.2 1.2 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.7
James Cotton 10 5.9 2.5 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3

1998-1999 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Rashard Lewis was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Rashard Lewis signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 22, 1999.

Jelani McCoy was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Jelani McCoy signed a contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 21, 1999.

Gary Payton was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Gary Payton signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 10, 1990. Gary Payton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 23, 1996.

Vladimir Stepania was selected as the #27 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Vladimir Stepania signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 22, 1999.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to James Cotton, the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Denver Nuggets on June 25, 1997. James Cotton signed a contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 28, 1997. James Cotton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 21, 1999.

Acquired via Trade

Vin Baker was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Milwaukee Bucks on September 25, 1997.

Dale Ellis was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Denver Nuggets on October 2, 1997. Dale Ellis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 21, 1999.

Hersey Hawkins was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on June 27, 1995. Hersey Hawkins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 20, 1996.

Don MacLean was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the New Jersey Nets on January 21, 1999.

Detlef Schrempf was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Indiana Pacers on November 1, 1993. Detlef Schrempf re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 18, 1994.

Acquired via Free Agency

Drew Barry signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 21, 1999.

John Crotty signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on March 23, 1999.

Billy Owens signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 22, 1999.

Olden Polynice signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 21, 1999.

Aaron Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 11, 1997.