Washington Bullets Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Washington Bullets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
50 Andrew Amaya F 6-7 230 2 Southern Illinois 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Bernard Blunt G 6-4 210 0 Saint Joseph's 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
40 Calbert Cheaney GF 6-7 209 3 Indiana 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
22 Matt Fish PF 6-11 235 3 UNC Wilmington 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
44 Harvey Grant F 6-8 195 8 Oklahoma 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
5 Juwan Howard PF 6-9 240 2 Michigan 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
32 Jaren Jackson SG 6-4 190 5 Georgetown 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
23 Tim Legler G 6-4 200 6 La Salle 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
50 Dwayne Morton F 6-7 195 1 Louisville 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
77 George Muresan C 7-7 303 3 Pau-Orthez (France) 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 3 Romania
35 Tracy Murray F 6-7 225 4 UCLA 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
15 Gaylon Nickerson G 6-3 190 1 Northwestern Oklahoma State 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
3 Richard Petruska F-C 6-10 260 1 UCLA 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 19 Slovakia
1 Rod Strickland PG 6-3 175 8 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
30 Ben Wallace FC 6-9 240 0 Virginia Union 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Chris Webber F-C 6-9 245 3 Michigan 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
12 Chris Whitney PG 6-0 168 3 Clemson 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
43 Lorenzo Williams F 6-9 200 4 Stetson 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1996-1997 Washington Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Strickland C. Cheaney J. Howard C. Webber G. Muresan
Rotation C. Whitney T. Legler T. Murray H. Grant  
Rotation   J. Jackson      
Lim PT       L. Williams B. Wallace

1996-1997 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat61-21-
2New York Knicks57-254
3Orlando Magic45-3716
4Washington Bullets44-3817
5New Jersey Nets26-5635
6Philadelphia Sixers22-6039
7Boston Celtics15-6746

1996-1997 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Chris Webber Player Of The Week (04/20/97)
Chris Webber Eastern All-Star Replacement Selection (1997)
Tim Legler Three Point Shootout Participant (1997)

1996-1997 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Juwan Howard 82 40.6 19.1 8.0 3.8 1.1 0.3 3.0
Chris Webber 72 39.0 20.1 10.3 4.6 1.7 1.9 3.2
Rod Strickland 82 36.5 17.2 4.1 8.9 1.7 0.2 3.3
Calbert Cheaney 79 30.5 10.6 3.4 1.4 1.0 0.2 1.2
Tracy Murray 82 22.1 10.0 3.1 1.0 0.8 0.2 1.0
George Muresan 73 25.3 10.6 6.6 0.4 0.6 1.3 1.6
Chris Whitney 82 13.6 5.2 1.3 2.2 0.6 0.0 0.8
Jaren Jackson 75 15.1 5.0 1.8 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.8
Harvey Grant 78 20.5 4.1 3.3 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.4
Lorenzo Williams 19 13.9 2.4 3.6 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.9
Tim Legler 15 12.1 2.9 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.6
Andrew Amaya 31 4.6 1.3 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3
Ben Wallace 34 5.8 1.1 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5
Matt Fish 5 1.4 0.4 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Gaylon Nickerson 1 6.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0

1996-1997 Washington Bullets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Calbert Cheaney was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Calbert Cheaney signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on July 12, 1993.

Juwan Howard was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Juwan Howard signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on November 18, 1994. Juwan Howard re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on August 5, 1996.

George Muresan was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. George Muresan signed a contract with the Washington Wizards on October 1, 1993. George Muresan re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 28, 1994.

Acquired via Trade

Harvey Grant was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Portland Trail Blazers on July 15, 1996.

Rod Strickland was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Portland Trail Blazers on July 15, 1996.

Chris Webber was acquired in a trade by the Washington Wizards from the Golden State Warriors on November 17, 1994. Chris Webber re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on October 9, 1995.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jaren Jackson signed a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on October 2, 1996.

Tim Legler signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 28, 1995.

Tracy Murray signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 23, 1996.

Ben Wallace signed a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on October 2, 1996.

Chris Whitney signed a contract with the Washington Wizards on March 3, 1996. Chris Whitney re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on March 13, 1996. Chris Whitney re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on March 23, 1996. Chris Whitney re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 23, 1996.

Lorenzo Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 26, 1996.

1996-1997 Washington Bullets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Abe Pollin Owner 1964-1965 N/A
Jim Lynam Head Coach 1994-1995 General Manager (Philadelphia Sixers, 1992 to 1994)
Bernie Bickerstaff Head Coach 1996-1997 Head Coach (Denver Nuggets, 1994 to 1996)
Bob Staak Head Coach 1996-1997 N/A
Wes Unseld General Manager 2003-2004 General Manager (Washington Wizards, 1996 to 2000)
Kevin Johnson Head Athletic Trainer 1994-1995 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Indiana Pacers, 1990 to 1994)