Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
42 Greg Ballard F 6-7 215 10 Oregon 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
44 Michael Cage PF 6-9 224 4 San Diego State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
41 Mike Champion PF 6-10 230 0 Gonzaga 1987 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Dale Ellis GF 6-7 205 5 Tennessee 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Corey Gaines G 6-3 195 0 Loyola Marymount 1988 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
15 Avery Johnson PG 5-10 175 0 Southern 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
53 Alton Lister FC 7-0 240 7 Arizona State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
20 John Lucas G 6-3 175 12 Maryland 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
34 Xavier McDaniel PF 6-7 205 3 Wichita State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
31 Derrick McKey SF 6-9 205 1 Alabama 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
10 Nate McMillan GF 6-5 195 2 NC State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
0 Olden Polynice C 6-11 220 1 Poland-Basket Rimini Crabs (Italy) 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Haiti
35 Jerry Reynolds PF 6-8 200 3 LSU 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
40 Russ Schoene FC 6-10 210 3 Chattanooga 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
2 Brad Sellers FC 7-0 210 2 Ohio State 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
4 Sedale Threatt SG 6-2 175 5 West Virginia Tech 1983 Rnd 6 Pick 23 United States
22 Danny Young G 6-3 175 4 Wake Forest 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States

1988-1989 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. McMillan D. Ellis D. McKey X. McDaniel A. Lister
Rotation A. Johnson S. Threatt   M. Cage O. Polynice
Rotation   J. Lucas   J. Reynolds R. Schoene

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 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dale Ellis All-NBA Third Team (1989)
Xavier McDaniel Player Of The Week (04/23/89)
Dale Ellis Player Of The Week (01/08/89)
Dale Ellis Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1989)
Dale Ellis Three Point Shootout Participant (1989)
Dale Ellis Three Point Champion (1989)

1988-1989 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dale Ellis 82 38.9 27.5 4.2 2.0 1.3 0.3 2.7
Xavier McDaniel 82 29.1 20.5 5.3 1.6 1.0 0.5 2.6
Derrick McKey 82 34.2 15.9 5.7 2.7 1.3 0.9 2.3
Michael Cage 80 31.7 10.3 9.6 1.6 1.1 0.7 1.6
Alton Lister 82 22.0 8.0 6.6 0.7 0.3 2.2 1.4
Sedale Threatt 63 19.4 8.6 1.9 3.8 1.3 0.1 1.2
Nate McMillan 75 31.2 7.1 5.2 9.3 2.1 0.6 2.8
Jerry Reynolds 56 13.2 7.6 1.8 1.1 0.9 0.5 1.0
Russ Schoene 69 11.2 5.2 2.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.7
John Lucas 74 11.4 4.2 1.1 3.5 0.8 0.0 0.9
Olden Polynice 80 10.4 2.9 2.6 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.6
Avery Johnson 43 6.8 1.6 0.6 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.4
Greg Ballard 2 7.5 3.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mike Champion 2 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

1988-1989 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. Nate McMillan signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on November 2, 1988.

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

Michael Cage was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Los Angeles Clippers on June 28, 1988.

Dale Ellis was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Dallas Mavericks on July 23, 1986. Dale Ellis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 11, 1988.

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.

Jerry Reynolds was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Milwaukee Bucks on October 4, 1988.

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. Sedale Threatt signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 1, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Avery Johnson signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 19, 1988.

John Lucas signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 19, 1988.

1988-1989 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

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