Toronto Raptors Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Toronto Raptors Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
7 Benoit Benjamin C 7-0 250 11 Creighton 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
21 Marcus Camby C 6-11 240 0 Massachusetts 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
13 Doug Christie SG 6-6 200 4 Pepperdine 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
35 Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 11 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
44 Hubert Davis SF 6-5 183 4 North Carolina 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
55 Acie Earl PF 6-10 240 3 Iowa 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
31 Mark Hughes C 6-10 - 2 Michigan 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
54 Popeye Jones PF 6-8 250 3 Murray State 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
32 Martin Lewis F 6-5 210 1 Seward County CC 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
33 Brad Lohaus FC 6-11 230 9 Iowa 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 13 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
2 Oliver Miller C 6-9 280 4 Arkansas 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
24 Jimmy Oliver F 6-7 205 3 Purdue 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
31 Shawn Respert G 6-1 195 1 Michigan State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
52 Melvin Robinson - - - 3 Arizona State 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted -
34 Carlos Rogers FC 6-11 220 2 Tennessee State 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
7 Clifford Rozier FC 6-11 245 2 Louisville 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
35 Reggie Slater F 6-7 215 2 Wyoming 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
20 Damon Stoudamire G 5-10 171 1 Arizona 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
3 Zan Tabak C 7-0 245 2 KK Split (Croatia) 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 24 Croatia
  B.J. Tyler G 6-1 185 2 Texas 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
12 Donald Whiteside G 5-10 160 0 Northern Illinois 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
42 Walt Williams SF 6-8 219 4 Maryland 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
4 Sharone Wright PF 6-11 260 2 Clemson 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1996-1997 Toronto Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Stoudamire D. Christie W. Williams P. Jones M. Camby
Rotation   H. Davis R. Slater S. Wright C. Rogers
Rotation   J. Long     Z. Tabak
Rotation   M. Lewis      
Lim PT   S. Respert     C. Rozier
Lim PT         O. Miller

1996-1997 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls69-13-
2Atlanta Hawks56-2613
3Detroit Pistons54-2815
4Charlotte Hornets54-2815
5Cleveland Cavaliers42-4027
6Indiana Pacers39-4330
7Milwaukee Bucks33-4936
8Toronto Raptors30-5239

1996-1997 Toronto Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Marcus Camby All-Rookie First Team (1997)
Marcus Camby Rookie Of The Month (Mar 97)
Marcus Camby Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)
Walt Williams Three Point Shootout Participant (1997)

1996-1997 Toronto Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Damon Stoudamire 81 40.9 20.2 4.1 8.8 1.5 0.2 3.6
Walt Williams 73 36.3 16.4 5.0 2.7 1.3 0.8 2.4
Doug Christie 81 38.6 14.5 5.3 3.9 2.5 0.6 2.5
Marcus Camby 63 30.1 14.8 6.3 1.5 1.0 2.1 2.1
Popeye Jones 79 30.6 7.8 8.6 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.5
Carlos Rogers 56 24.9 9.8 5.4 0.7 0.8 1.2 0.9
Sharone Wright 60 16.8 6.5 3.1 0.5 0.2 0.8 1.6
Reggie Slater 26 15.6 7.8 3.7 0.8 0.3 0.2 1.1
Clifford Rozier 41 17.9 4.6 5.7 0.8 0.6 1.1 0.7
Hubert Davis 36 17.3 5.0 1.1 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.6
Acie Earl 38 12.0 4.3 2.2 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.9
Shawn Respert 27 15.3 5.6 1.2 1.2 0.7 0.1 0.8
John Long 32 11.6 4.0 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.8
Oliver Miller 19 16.6 6.0 3.8 1.5 0.7 0.7 1.1
Zan Tabak 13 16.8 6.5 3.8 1.1 0.5 0.8 1.6
Donald Whiteside 27 9.6 2.2 0.4 1.3 0.4 0.0 0.6
Martin Lewis 9 5.3 1.6 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1
Benoit Benjamin 4 11.0 3.2 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.5
Jimmy Oliver 4 10.8 2.8 1.2 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.8
Brad Lohaus 6 7.5 1.7 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2
Earl Cureton 9 5.1 0.8 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1

1996-1997 Toronto Raptors Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Marcus Camby was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. Marcus Camby signed a multi-year contract with the Toronto Raptors on September 9, 1996.

Damon Stoudamire was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. Damon Stoudamire signed a multi-year contract with the Toronto Raptors on October 6, 1995.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Martin Lewis, the #21 pick in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Toronto Raptors from the Golden State Warriors on September 18, 1995. Martin Lewis signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors on October 6, 1995. Martin Lewis re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on January 6, 1997.

Acquired via Trade

Doug Christie was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the New York Knicks on February 18, 1996.

Hubert Davis was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the New York Knicks on July 24, 1996.

Popeye Jones was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Dallas Mavericks on July 23, 1996.

Shawn Respert was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Milwaukee Bucks on February 20, 1997.

Carlos Rogers was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Golden State Warriors on September 18, 1995.

Sharone Wright was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Philadelphia Sixers on February 22, 1996.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Zan Tabak was taken in the 1995 Expansion Draft by the Toronto Raptors from the Houston Rockets on June 24, 1995.

Acquired via Free Agency

John Long signed a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on November 29, 1996.

Oliver Miller signed a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on February 13, 1997.

Clifford Rozier signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors on January 23, 1997. Clifford Rozier re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on February 2, 1997.

Reggie Slater signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors on January 25, 1997. Reggie Slater re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on February 4, 1997.

Walt Williams signed a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on August 29, 1996.

1996-1997 Toronto Raptors Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Allan Slaight Owner 1994-1995 N/A
John Bitove Owner 1994-1995 N/A
Darrell Walker Head Coach 1996-1997 Assistant Coach (Toronto Raptors, 1995 to 1996)
Bob Zuffelato Assistant Coach, Director of Scouting 1995-1996 Director of Scouting (Toronto Raptors, 1994 to 1998)
John Shumate Assistant Coach 1995-1996 Head Coach (Southern Methodist, 1988 to 1994)
Brendan Suhr Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Assistant Coach (Brooklyn Nets, 1992 to 1994)
Jim Thomas Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Scout (Toronto Raptors, 1994 to 1996)
Isiah Thomas General Manager 1994-1995 N/A
Jim Kelly Scout 1996-1997 N/A
Leo Rautins Television Analyst 1995-1996 N/A
Paul Jones Radio Broadcaster 1995-1996 N/A