Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Seattle SuperSonics Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
34 Terry Cummings PF 6-9 220 14 DePaul 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
3 Craig Ehlo SG 6-6 180 13 Washington State 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
1 Sherell Ford F 6-7 210 1 Illinois-Chicago 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States
21 Greg Graham G 6-4 183 3 Indiana 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
4 Antonio Harvey C 6-11 225 3 Pfeiffer 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
33 Hersey Hawkins SG 6-3 190 8 Bradley 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
40 Shawn Kemp C 6-10 280 7 Trinity Valley CC 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
22 Jim McIlvaine C 7-1 240 2 Marquette 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
10 Nate McMillan GF 6-5 195 10 NC State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
20 Gary Payton G 6-4 180 6 Oregon State 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
14 Sam Perkins PF 6-9 235 12 North Carolina 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
55 Steve Scheffler F 6-9 250 6 Purdue 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
11 Detlef Schrempf SF 6-9 214 11 Washington 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Germany / United States
13 Eric Snow G 6-3 190 1 Michigan State 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
27 Elmore Spencer C 7-0 270 4 UNLV 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
23 Larry Stewart PF 6-8 220 5 Coppin State 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
25 David Wingate GF 6-5 185 10 Georgetown 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States

1996-1997 Seattle Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Payton H. Hawkins D. Schrempf S. Kemp S. Perkins
Rotation E. Snow D. Wingate   T. Cummings J. McIlvaine
Rotation   N. McMillan   L. Stewart  
Rotation   G. Graham      
Lim PT   C. Ehlo   S. Scheffler  

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 Seattle Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Gary Payton All-NBA Second Team (1997)
Gary Payton All-NBA Defensive First Team (1997)
Shawn Kemp Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1997)
Gary Payton Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1997)
Detlef Schrempf Western All-Star Replacement Selection (1997)
Sam Perkins Three Point Shootout Participant (1997)

1996-1997 Seattle Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Gary Payton 82 39.2 21.8 4.6 7.1 2.4 0.2 2.6
Shawn Kemp 81 34.0 18.7 10.0 1.9 1.5 1.0 3.5
Hersey Hawkins 82 33.6 13.9 3.9 3.0 1.9 0.1 1.6
Detlef Schrempf 61 35.9 16.8 6.5 4.4 1.0 0.3 2.5
Sam Perkins 81 24.4 11.0 3.7 1.3 0.9 0.6 1.0
Terry Cummings 45 18.4 8.2 4.1 0.9 0.7 0.2 1.0
Jim McIlvaine 82 18.0 3.8 4.0 0.3 0.5 2.0 0.8
Larry Stewart 70 14.0 4.3 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.9
David Wingate 65 14.3 3.6 1.1 1.2 0.7 0.1 0.6
Craig Ehlo 62 13.7 3.5 1.8 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.7
Eric Snow 67 11.6 3.0 1.0 2.4 0.6 0.0 0.7
Nate McMillan 37 21.6 4.6 3.2 3.8 1.6 0.2 0.9
Greg Graham 28 7.0 3.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.4
Antonio Harvey 6 4.3 2.5 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.2
Steve Scheffler 7 4.1 1.9 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Elmore Spencer 1 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0

1996-1997 Seattle SuperSonics Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Shawn Kemp was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Shawn Kemp signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on August 1, 1989. Shawn Kemp signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on March 31, 1993.

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. Nate McMillan signed a multi-year extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 1, 1991. Nate McMillan signed an extension with the Seattle SuperSonics on November 4, 1994.

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.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Eric Snow, the #14 pick in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 28, 1995. Eric Snow signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 29, 1995.

Acquired via Trade

Greg Graham was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the New Jersey Nets on July 16, 1996.

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.

Sam Perkins was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Los Angeles Lakers on February 22, 1993. Sam Perkins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 15, 1996.

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.

David Wingate was acquired in a trade by the Seattle SuperSonics from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on June 27, 1995.

Acquired via Free Agency

Terry Cummings signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on January 13, 1997.

Craig Ehlo signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 23, 1996.

Jim McIlvaine signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 22, 1996.

Steve Scheffler signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle SuperSonics on December 2, 1992. Steve Scheffler re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 3, 1994. Steve Scheffler re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on October 5, 1995. Steve Scheffler re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on July 21, 1996.

Larry Stewart signed a contract as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics on September 30, 1996.

1996-1997 Seattle SuperSonics Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tim Grgurich Assistant Coach 1991-1992 N/A