Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
44 Michael Cage PF 6-9 224 3 San Diego State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
24 Tom Chambers PF 6-10 220 6 Utah 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
3 Dale Ellis GF 6-7 205 4 Tennessee 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
45 Clemon Johnson FC 6-10 240 9 Florida A&M 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
53 Alton Lister FC 7-0 240 6 Arizona State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
34 Xavier McDaniel PF 6-7 205 2 Wichita State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
31 Derrick McKey SF 6-9 205 0 Alabama 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
10 Nate McMillan GF 6-5 195 1 NC State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
0 Olden Polynice C 6-11 220 0 Poland-Basket Rimini Crabs (Italy) 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Haiti
40 Russ Schoene FC 6-10 210 2 Chattanooga 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
4 Sedale Threatt SG 6-2 175 4 West Virginia Tech 1983 Rnd 6 Pick 23 United States
11 Sam Vincent G 6-2 185 2 Michigan State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
30 Kevin Williams G 6-2 175 3 St. John's 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
22 Danny Young G 6-3 175 3 Wake Forest 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States

1987-1988 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. McMillan D. Ellis X. McDaniel T. Chambers A. Lister
Rotation S. Threatt D. Young D. McKey   O. Polynice
Rotation K. Williams       R. Schoene
Rotation         C. Johnson

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 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Xavier McDaniel Player Of The Week (11/22/87)
Derrick McKey All-Rookie First Team (1988)
Xavier McDaniel Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1988)
Dale Ellis Three Point Shootout Participant (1988)

1987-1988 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dale Ellis 75 37.2 25.8 4.5 2.6 1.0 0.1 2.3
Tom Chambers 82 32.7 20.4 6.0 2.6 1.1 0.6 2.5
Xavier McDaniel 78 34.7 21.4 6.6 3.4 1.2 0.7 2.9
Derrick McKey 82 20.8 8.5 4.0 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.3
Nate McMillan 82 29.9 7.6 4.1 8.6 2.1 0.6 2.3
Kevin Williams 80 13.6 6.3 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.1 0.8
Russ Schoene 81 12.0 6.0 2.4 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.7
Alton Lister 82 22.1 5.6 7.6 0.7 0.3 1.7 1.1
Olden Polynice 82 13.2 4.1 4.0 0.4 0.4 0.3 1.0
Danny Young 77 12.3 3.2 1.0 2.8 0.7 0.0 0.5
Sam Vincent 43 12.7 4.5 1.1 3.2 0.5 0.1 1.2
Sedale Threatt 26 13.6 7.5 1.3 2.0 1.3 0.2 0.7
Clemon Johnson 74 9.8 1.6 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4

1987-1988 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Xavier McDaniel was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Xavier McDaniel signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 13, 1985.

Derrick McKey was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Derrick McKey signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 2, 1987.

Nate McMillan was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Nate McMillan signed a contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1986. Nate McMillan re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 1, 1987.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Olden Polynice, the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Chicago Bulls on June 22, 1987. Olden Polynice signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 6, 1987.

Acquired via Trade

Tom Chambers was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the San Diego Clippers on August 18, 1983. Tom Chambers re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 5, 1985.

Dale Ellis was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Dallas Mavericks on July 23, 1986.

Clemon Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Philadelphia Sixers on September 29, 1986.

Alton Lister was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Milwaukee Bucks on July 1, 1986. Alton Lister re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 20, 1987.

Russ Schoene was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Indiana Pacers on October 2, 1986.

Sedale Threatt was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Chicago Bulls on February 25, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Kevin Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 11, 1986.

Danny Young signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 9, 1985. Danny Young re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1987.

1987-1988 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Blackburn Television Play-By-Play 1967-1968 N/A