1986–87 Denver Nuggets season

The 1986-87 NBA season was the Nuggets' 11th season in the NBA and 20th season as a franchise.

In the playoffs, the Nuggets were swept by the eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in three games in the First Round.

Draft picks


Roster listing
Denver Nuggets roster
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
PF32United StatesAlarie, Mark6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)217 lb (98 kg)Duke
C42United StatesCooper, Wayne6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)220 lb (100 kg)New Orleans
SG23United StatesDunn, T.R.6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)190 lb (86 kg)Alabama
SF2United StatesEnglish, Alex6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)190 lb (86 kg)South Carolina
SG5United StatesEvans, Mike6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)170 lb (77 kg)Kansas State
PF24United StatesHanzlik, Bill6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)185 lb (84 kg)Notre Dame
PG12United StatesLever, Fat6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)170 lb (77 kg)Arizona State
SF11United StatesMartin, Maurice6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)200 lb (91 kg)Saint Joseph's
PF33United StatesNatt, Calvin6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)220 lb (100 kg)Louisiana–Monroe
C41United StatesRasmussen, Blair7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)250 lb (113 kg)Oregon
C34United StatesSchayes, Danny6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)235 lb (107 kg)Syracuse
SG22United StatesSmith, Otis6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)210 lb (95 kg)Jacksonville
PG4United StatesWalker, Darrell6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)180 lb (82 kg)Arkansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season

Season standings

z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

Game log


West First Round

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Denver Nuggets: Lakers win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (April 23): Los Angeles 128, Denver 95
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (April 25): Los Angeles 139, Denver 127
  • Game 3 @ McNichols Sports Arena, Denver (April 29): Los Angeles 140, Denver 103

Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Western Conference Finals (Los Angeles won 4-1)

Player statistics

  GPGames 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



Awards and records


See also

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