Toronto Raptors Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Toronto Raptors Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Kenny Anderson PG 6-0 168 6 Georgia Tech 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
3 Chauncey Billups G 6-3 210 0 Colorado 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
7 Dee Brown PG 6-1 160 7 Jacksonville 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
21 Marcus Camby C 6-11 240 1 Massachusetts 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
13 Doug Christie SG 6-6 200 5 Pepperdine 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
25 Lloyd Daniels SF 6-7 205 4 Mt. San Antonio College 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
00 Chris Garner G 5-10 156 0 Memphis 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
54 Popeye Jones PF 6-8 250 4 Murray State 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
40 Tim Kempton FC 6-10 245 7 Notre Dame 1986 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 14 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
55 Bob McCann SF 6-6 244 9 Morehead State 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
1 Tracy McGrady GF 6-8 210 0 Mt. Zion Christian Academy (North Carolina) 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
2 Oliver Miller C 6-9 280 5 Arkansas 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
34 Charles Oakley PF 6-8 225 12 Virginia Union 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
31 Shawn Respert G 6-1 195 2 Michigan State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
34 Carlos Rogers FC 6-11 220 3 Tennessee State 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
9 Roy Rogers, Jr. F 6-10 235 1 Alabama 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
35 Reggie Slater F 6-7 215 3 Wyoming 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
40 Ed Stokes C 7-0 264 2 Arizona 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
20 Damon Stoudamire G 5-10 171 2 Arizona 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
3 Zan Tabak C 7-0 245 3 KK Split (Croatia) 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 24 Croatia
12 John Thomas FC 6-9 265 0 Minnesota 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
33 Gary Trent PF 6-8 250 2 Ohio 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
44 John Wallace PF 6-8 225 1 Syracuse 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
20 Alvin Williams G 6-5 185 0 Villanova 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
42 Walt Williams SF 6-8 219 5 Maryland 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
42 Kevin Willis C 7-0 245 13 Michigan State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
4 Sharone Wright PF 6-11 260 3 Clemson 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1997-1998 Toronto Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Christie R. Slater J. Wallace M. Camby O. Miller
Rotation C. Garner T. McGrady   S. Wright  
Lim PT C. Billups A. Williams   J. Thomas  
Lim PT D. Brown     R. Rogers, Jr.  
Lim PT       G. Trent  

1997-1998 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls62-20-
2Indiana Pacers58-244
3Charlotte Hornets51-3111
4Atlanta Hawks50-3212
5Cleveland Cavaliers47-3515
6Detroit Pistons37-4525
7Milwaukee Bucks36-4626
8Toronto Raptors16-6646

1997-1998 Toronto Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Tracy McGrady Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1998)

1997-1998 Toronto Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Doug Christie 78 37.7 16.5 5.2 3.6 2.4 0.7 2.9
John Wallace 82 28.8 14.0 4.5 1.3 0.8 1.2 2.1
Damon Stoudamire 49 41.5 19.4 4.4 8.1 1.6 0.1 3.2
Marcus Camby 63 31.8 12.1 7.4 1.8 1.1 3.7 2.1
Reggie Slater 78 21.3 8.0 3.9 0.9 0.6 0.4 1.3
Tracy McGrady 64 18.4 7.0 4.2 1.5 0.8 1.0 1.0
Oliver Miller 64 25.4 6.3 6.2 3.1 0.9 1.1 2.0
Dee Brown 31 29.3 12.2 2.9 3.3 1.2 0.5 1.3
Walt Williams 28 31.3 12.4 4.2 2.5 1.4 0.8 1.9
Chauncey Billups 29 31.7 11.3 2.7 3.3 1.0 0.1 1.9
Shawn Respert 47 14.8 5.5 1.6 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.7
Zan Tabak 39 19.3 6.4 3.9 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.1
Gary Trent 13 27.3 12.2 8.0 1.1 0.6 0.6 1.7
Popeye Jones 14 25.1 8.6 7.3 1.3 0.7 0.2 1.1
Carlos Rogers 18 19.5 6.0 3.6 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.7
Chris Garner 38 7.7 1.4 0.6 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.7
John Thomas 21 8.0 2.0 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.6
Alvin Williams 13 15.9 3.2 1.6 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.6
Lloyd Daniels 6 13.7 5.7 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.7
Sharone Wright 7 6.3 2.3 1.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.3
Roy Rogers, Jr. 6 11.5 2.2 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.7
Tim Kempton 5 6.4 0.8 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.8
Ed Stokes 4 4.2 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5
Bob McCann 1 5.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 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.

Tracy McGrady was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. Tracy McGrady signed a multi-year contract with the Toronto Raptors on September 15, 1997.

Acquired via Trade

Chauncey Billups was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Boston Celtics on February 18, 1998.

Dee Brown was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Boston Celtics on February 18, 1998.

Doug Christie was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the New York Knicks on February 18, 1996. Doug Christie signed a multi-year extension with the Toronto Raptors on July 16, 1997.

Roy Rogers, Jr. was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Boston Celtics on February 18, 1998.

John Thomas was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Boston Celtics on February 18, 1998.

Gary Trent was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 13, 1998.

John Wallace was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the New York Knicks on October 9, 1997.

Alvin Williams was acquired in a trade by the Toronto Raptors from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 13, 1998.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Chris Garner signed a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on October 2, 1997.

Oliver Miller signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors on February 13, 1997. Oliver Miller re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on November 28, 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. Reggie Slater re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on September 25, 1997.

1997-1998 Toronto Raptors Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Allan Slaight Owner 1994-1995 N/A
Darrell Walker Head Coach 1996-1997 Assistant Coach (Toronto Raptors, 1995 to 1996)
Butch Carter Head Coach 1997-1998 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1991 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)
Jim Thomas Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Scout (Toronto Raptors, 1994 to 1996)
Glen Grunwald General Manager 1997-1998 General Manager (Denver Nuggets, 1990 to 1991)
Jim Kelly Scout 1996-1997 N/A
Leo Rautins Television Analyst 1995-1996 N/A
Paul Jones Radio Broadcaster 1995-1996 N/A
Eric Smith Radio Broadcaster 1997-1998 N/A