1987–88 Los Angeles Clippers season

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1987–88 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Gene Shue
Arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Results
Record 17–65 (.207)
Place Division: 6th (Pacific)
Conference: 12th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Prime Ticket, KTLA
Radio KIIS
< 1986–87 1988–89 >

The 1987-88 Los Angeles Clippers season was their 18th season in the NBA, their 4th in Los Angeles.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1987 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Reggie Williams F  United States Georgetown
1 13 Joe Wolf C  United States North Carolina
1 19 Ken Norman F  United States Illinois
2 38 Norris Coleman F  United States Kansas State
3 47 Tim McCalister G  United States Oklahoma
5 93 Chad Kessler F  United States Georgia
6 116 Martin Nessley C  United States Duke
7 139 Henry Carr F  United States Wichita State

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers 1987-88 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
C 00 United States Benjamin, Benoit 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Creighton
G 15 United States Burtt, Steve 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Iona
F/C 44 United States Cage, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) San Diego State
F 45 United States Coleman, Norris (waived) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Kansas State
F 25 United States Cureton, Earl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Detroit
G 20 United States Dailey, Quintin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) San Francisco
G 2 United States Drew, Larry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Missouri
G 54 United States Fields, Kenny (waived) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (109 kg) UCLA
G 4 United States Gordon, Lancaster (waived) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Louisville
F 43 United States Gregory, Claude 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Wisconsin
F 8 United States Johnson, Marques 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 224 lb (102 kg) UCLA
C 32 United States Kite, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Brigham Young
F 43 United States Murphy, Tod (waived) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UC Irvine
C 51 United States Nessley, Martin (waived) 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Duke
G 10 United States Nixon, Norm 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Duquesne
F 33 United States Norman, Ken 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Illinois
G 14 United States Phelps, Mike (waived) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Alcorn State
G 1 United States Valentine, Darnell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Kansas
F 31 United States White, Eric 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Pepperdine
F 34 United States Williams, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgetown
C 24 United States Wolf, Joe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
G 42 United States Woodson, Mike 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Indiana
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster notes[edit]

  • Guard Mike Woodson is currently an assistant coach for the franchise since 2014.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Template:1987-88 NBA Pacific standings

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 8
3 x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 9
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 9
5 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 15
6 x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 16
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 18
8 x-San Antonio Spurs 31 51 .378 31
9 Phoenix Suns 28 54 .341 34
10 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 38
11 Golden State Warriors 20 62 .244 42
12 Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 45
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Benoit Benjamin
Steve Burtt
Michael Cage
Norris Coleman
Earl Cureton
Quintin Dailey
Larry Drew
Kenny Fields
Lancaster Gordon
Claude Gregory
Greg Kite
Tod Murphy
Martin Nessley
Ken Norman
Michael Phelps g|
Darnell Valentine
Eric White
Reggie Williams
Joe Wolf
Mike Woodson

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Forward/center Michael Cage led the league in rebounding (13.0 rpg)

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]