Washington Wizards Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Washington Wizards Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
40 Calbert Cheaney GF 6-7 209 4 Indiana 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
52 Terry Davis F 6-9 225 8 VCU 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
21 Ledell Eackles SG 6-5 220 8 New Orleans 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
44 Harvey Grant F 6-8 195 9 Oklahoma 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
31 Darvin Ham F-G 6-7 220 1 Texas Tech 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
5 Juwan Howard PF 6-9 240 3 Michigan 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
45 Eric Leckner FC 6-11 265 8 Wyoming 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
23 Tim Legler G 6-4 200 7 La Salle 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Lawrence Moten G 6-5 185 2 Syracuse 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
77 George Muresan C 7-7 303 4 Pau-Orthez (France) 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 3 Romania
35 Tracy Murray F 6-7 225 5 UCLA 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
33 Jimmy Oliver F 6-7 205 4 Purdue 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
2 Mitch Richmond SG 6-5 215 9 Kansas State 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
2 God Shammgod G 6-0 169 0 Providence 1997 Rnd 2 Pick 17 United States
1 Rod Strickland PG 6-3 175 9 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
33 Otis Thorpe PF 6-9 225 13 Providence 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
30 Ben Wallace FC 6-9 240 1 Virginia Union 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Chris Webber F-C 6-9 245 4 Michigan 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
12 Chris Whitney PG 6-0 168 4 Clemson 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
43 Lorenzo Williams F 6-9 200 5 Stetson 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1997-1998 Washington Depth Chart

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

1997-1998 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat55-27-
2New York Knicks43-3912
3New Jersey Nets43-3912
4Washington Wizards42-4013
5Orlando Magic41-4114
6Boston Celtics36-4619
7Philadelphia Sixers31-5124

1997-1998 Washington Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Rod Strickland All-NBA Second Team (1998)
Tracy Murray Three Point Shootout Participant (1998)

1997-1998 Washington Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Chris Webber 71 39.6 21.9 9.5 3.8 1.6 1.7 2.6
Rod Strickland 76 39.7 17.8 5.3 10.5 1.7 0.3 3.5
Tracy Murray 82 27.2 15.1 3.4 1.0 0.8 0.3 1.2
Juwan Howard 64 40.0 18.5 7.0 3.2 1.3 0.4 2.9
Calbert Cheaney 82 34.6 12.8 4.0 2.1 1.2 0.4 1.3
Chris Whitney 82 13.1 5.1 1.4 2.4 0.4 0.1 0.8
Terry Davis 74 23.0 4.4 6.5 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.8
Ledell Eackles 42 13.0 5.2 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.7
Ben Wallace 67 16.8 3.1 4.8 0.3 0.9 1.1 0.4
Harvey Grant 65 13.8 2.6 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.4
Darvin Ham 71 8.9 2.0 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5
God Shammgod 20 7.3 3.0 0.3 1.8 0.3 0.1 1.1
Lorenzo Williams 14 7.9 1.9 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
Tim Legler 8 9.5 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.5
Lawrence Moten 8 3.4 1.1 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1
Jimmy Oliver 1 10.0 5.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 Washington Wizards 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.

God Shammgod was selected as the #17 pick in the Second Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. God Shammgod signed a contract with the Washington Wizards on September 8, 1997.

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

Terry Davis signed a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on October 25, 1997.

Ledell Eackles signed a contract with the Washington Wizards on December 11, 1995. Ledell Eackles re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on November 28, 1997.

Darvin Ham signed a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on September 29, 1997.

Tim Legler signed a multi-year contract with the Washington Wizards on September 28, 1995. Tim Legler re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 21, 1997.

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

Ben Wallace signed a contract with the Washington Wizards on October 2, 1996. Ben Wallace re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 21, 1997.

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. Chris Whitney re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on July 11, 1997.

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

1997-1998 Washington Wizards Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Abe Pollin Owner 1964-1965 N/A
Bernie Bickerstaff Head Coach 1996-1997 Head Coach (Denver Nuggets, 1994 to 1996)
Mike Brown Assistant Coach 1997-1998 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)