1994–95 Washington Bullets season

The 1994–95 NBA season was the Bullets' 34th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Bullets acquired Scott Skiles from the Orlando Magic and hired Jim Lynam as head coach. After drafting Juwan Howard with the fifth pick in the 1994 NBA draft, the Bullets traded Tom Gugliotta to the Golden State Warriors for Howard's former "Fab Five" teammate at Michigan Chris Webber.[2] However, after a 4–1 start to the season, the Bullets struggled as they lost 25 of their next 28 games. At midseason, things got worse as Kevin Duckworth was suspended indefinitely after 40 games for not staying in physical condition, where he weighed over 310lbs.[3] The Bullets posted a 13-game losing streak near the end of the season, and finished last place in the Atlantic Division with a 21–61 record. Webber averaged 20.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

1994–95 Washington Bullets season
Head coachJim Lynam
ArenaUS Airways Arena
Results
Record21–61 (.256)
PlaceDivision: 7th (Atlantic)
Conference: 14th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWDCA
Home Team Sports
RadioWTOP
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Following the season, Rex Chapman was traded to the Miami Heat, Duckworth was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, Skiles signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers, Don MacLean and Doug Overton were both dealt to the Denver Nuggets, and Larry Stewart left in the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Team
1 5 Juwan Howard SF   United States Michigan
2 32 Jim McIlvaine C   United States Marquette

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Washington Bullets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 32   Butler, Mitchell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UCLA
SG 3   Chapman, Rex 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Kentucky
SG 40   Cheaney, Calbert 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Indiana
C 00   Duckworth, Kevin   (S) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Eastern Illinois
SF 5   Howard, Juwan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
PF 34   MacLean, Don 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) UCLA
C 22   McIlvaine, Jim 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Marquette
C 77   Mureșan, Gheorghe 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) 303 lb (137 kg) Romania
PG 14   Overton, Doug 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) La Salle
PG 20   Price, Brent   (IN) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Oklahoma
PG 4   Skiles, Scott   6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Michigan State
PF 33   Stewart, Larry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Coppin State
PF 15   Walker, Kenny 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Kentucky
PF 2   Webber, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Roster NotesEdit

  • Guard Brent Price missed the entire season due to a knee injury.
  • Center Kevin Duckworth was suspended indefinitely for not maintaining playing shape.
  • Rookie forward Anthony Tucker was released on April 19.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 57 25 .695 39–2 18–23 18-10
x-New York Knicks 55 27 .671 2 29–12 26–15 23-5
x-Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 22 20–21 15–26 14-14
Miami Heat 32 50 .390 25 22–19 10–31 9-19
New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 27 20–21 10–31 13-15
Philadelphia 76ers 24 58 .293 33 14–27 10–31 12-16
Washington Bullets 21 61 .256 36 13–28 8–33 9-19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Orlando Magic 57 25 .695
2 y-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 5
3 x-New York Knicks 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 50 32 .610 7
5 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 14
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 15
8 x-Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 22
9 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 23
10 Miami Heat 32 50 .390 25
11 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 27
12 Detroit Pistons 28 54 .341 29
13 Philadelphia 76ers 24 58 .293 33
14 Washington Bullets 21 61 .256 36
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1994–95 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 2–2 1–4 1–4 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–4 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0
Boston 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 5–0 2–0 0–2 1–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1
Chicago 4–1 4–0 2–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2
Cleveland 4–1 2–2 2–3 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1
Dallas 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–4 3–1 2–2 2–3 0–4 2–4 1–1
Denver 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 6–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–4 2–0
Detroit 2–3 1–3 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–5 1–3 1–4 2–2 2–0
Houston 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–5 0–4 2–3 2–0
Indiana 4–1 2–2 4–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–3 1–3 0–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–5 1–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 4–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–3 3–2 1–3 4–1 2–2 2–0
Miami 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1
Milwaukee 3–1 3–1 1–4 4–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–6 1–1 3–1 2–3 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 0–4 3–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–4 2–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3
New York 2–2 5–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 2–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0
Orlando 3–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2
Philadelphia 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–2
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–3 1–1 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–0 4–1 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–0 4–1 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–5 3–2 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 5–0 1–3 0–2 4–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–3 0–4 3–2 0–4 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 3–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 4–0 1–1 5–0 1–4 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–4 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–3 2–0
Utah 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–3 3–1 2–0
Washington 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–4 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–4 2–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

Player statisticsEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

Washington Bullets statistics
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mitchell Butler 76 5 20.4 .421 .326 .665 2.2 1.2 .8 .1 7.9
Rex Chapman 45 29 32.6 .397 .314 .862 2.5 2.8 1.5 .3 16.2
Calbert Cheaney 78 71 34.0 .453 .339 .812 4.1 2.3 1.0 .3 16.6
Kevin Duckworth 40 22 20.5 .442 .200 .643 4.9 .5 .5 .6 7.1
Tom Gugliottaa 6 6 37.7 .398 .500 .788 8.8 3.0 3.5 1.8 16.0
Juwan Howard 65 52 36.1 .489 .000 .664 8.4 2.5 .8 .2 17.0
Don MacLean 39 20 27.0 .438 .250 .765 4.2 1.3 .4 .1 11.0
Jim McIlvaine 55 0 9.7 .479 .000 .683 1.9 .2 .2 1.8 1.7
Gheorghe Mureșan 73 58 23.6 .560 .000 .709 6.7 .5 .7 1.7 10.0
Brian Olivera 6 0 7.0 .444 .000 .750 .7 .7 .0 .0 2.3
Doug Overton 82 20 20.8 .416 .424 .872 1.7 3.0 .6 .0 7.0
Scott Skiles 62 62 33.5 .455 .421 .886 2.6 7.3 .1.1 .1 13.0
Larry Stewart 40 0 8.7 .461 .000 .667 1.7 .5 .4 .2 2.6
Anthony Tuckera 62 13 15.8 .457 .000 .614 2.7 1.1 .7 .2 3.9
Nate Robinson 44 1 19.7 .428 .377 .840 1.8 2.5 .82 .09 10.4
Jan Vesely 21 0 14.6 .506 .000 .420 3.7 .5 1.29 .76 4.4

a Statistics with the Washington Bullets.

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Via waivers

  • a Later waived.
  • b Signed for the rest of the season after a 10-day contract.

TradesEdit

July 29, 1994 To Washington Bullets
Scott Skiles
Conditional 1996 first round pick
Conditional 1998 first round pick
To Orlando Magic
Conditional 1996 second round pick
Conditional 1998 first round pick
August 2, 1994 To Washington Bullets
Conditional 1996 second round pick
Conditional 1997 second round pick
To Charlotte Hornets
Michael Adams
November 17, 1994 To Washington Bullets
Chris Webber
To Golden State Warriors
Tom Gugliotta
Conditional 1996 first round pick
Conditional 1998 first round pick
Conditional 2000 first round pick

Free agentsEdit

WaivingsEdit

Player Left
Brian Oliver November 18, 1994
Anthony Tucker April 19, 1995
Brent Price April 19, 1995

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1994-95 Washington Bullets
  2. ^ "Bullets' Fab Day Nets Howard, Webber". Washington Post. November 18, 1994. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Duckworth Suspended". The Washington Post. February 4, 1995. Retrieved November 1, 2016.

See alsoEdit