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1998–99 Vancouver Grizzlies season

The 1998–99 NBA season was the Grizzlies' fourth season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Grizzlies had the second pick in the 1998 NBA draft, which they used to select University of Arizona point guard Mike Bibby. During the offseason, the team signed free agent Cherokee Parks. In a lockout shortened season cut to 50 games, the Grizzlies had a 4–6 record in their first ten games, but then struggled posting a 13-game losing streak as a knee injury limited Bryant Reeves to just 25 games. Midway through the season, Sam Mack was traded back to the Houston Rockets. The Grizzlies lost their final seven games, returning to last place in the Midwest Division with a league worst record of 8–42. Bibby had a solid rookie season averaging 13.2 points and 6.5 assists per game, as he was named to the All-Rookie First Team. In addition, Shareef Abdur-Rahim continued to improve posting a career high of 23.0 points per game. Following the season, Tony Massenburg was traded to the Houston Rockets.

1998–99 Vancouver Grizzlies season
Head coachBrian Hill
General managerStu Jackson
Owner(s)John McCaw, Jr.
ArenaGeneral Motors Place
Results
Record8–42 (.160)
PlaceDivision: 7th (Midwest)
Conference: 14th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCHEK-TV
CTV Sportsnet Pacific
RadioCKNW
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

Contents

Draft picksEdit

The Grizzlies' first draft pick was Mike Bibby, which was the second overall pick in the draft.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 2 Mike Bibby Guard   United States University of Arizona
2 56 J.R. Henderson Forward   United States UCLA

RosterEdit

Vancouver Grizzlies roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 3   Abdur-Rahim, Shareef 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) California
PG 10   Bibby, Mike 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Arizona
C 32   Chilcutt, Pete 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
SG 24   Dehere, Terry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Seton Hall
PF 52   Henderson, J.R. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) UCLA
SG 13   López, Felipe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) St. John's
PF 44   Massenburg, Tony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Maryland
PG 11   Mayberry, Lee   6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Arkansas
PF 40   N'Diaye, Makhtar 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) North Carolina
C 1   Parks, Cherokee 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Duke
C 50   Reeves, Bryant 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Oklahoma State
SF 12   Rhodes, Rodrick 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Southern California
PF 34   Smith, Michael 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Providence
SG 2   West, Doug   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Villanova
PG 6   Wheat, DeJuan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Louisville
Head coach

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

Roster

Roster NotesEdit

  • Forward J. R. Henderson holds Japanese and American dual citizenship. He was born in the United States but played for the Japanese national team.

Regular seasonEdit

Due to the 1998–99 NBA lockout, the NBA would see a shortened schedule for the 1998–99 season, as every team would play 50 games, compared to 82 in a normal season. The Grizzlies began the season with their best start in franchise history, as they had a 3–3 record in their first six games, the latest in a season that the club had a .500 record. Vancouver would fall into a bad streak, losing sixteen of their next seventeen games, which included a thirteen-game losing streak, to fall out of the playoff picture. Wins would be few and far between for the remainder of the season, as the Grizzlies ended the year with a record of 8–42, which represented a .160 winning percentage, the lowest in team history. Vancouver finished with the worst record in the league for the third time in four seasons.

HighsEdit

  • On February 16, 1999, Vancouver defeats the Los Angeles Clippers 93-89 in double overtime, to even their record to 3-3, the latest they had ever been .500 in a season. This would be their only road win of the season.
  • On February 23, 1999, Shareef Abdur-Rahim leads the Grizzlies with 28 points, as they stun the Los Angeles Lakers with a 93-83 victory, recording their first ever victory against the Lakers.

LowsEdit

  • On February 21, 1999, the Grizzlies lose to their expansion cousins, the Toronto Raptors 102-87 in the first game played at the Raptors' new arena, the Air Canada Centre.
  • On March 16, 1999, Vancouver loses 87-85 to the Seattle SuperSonics, extending their losing streak to a season high thirteen games.

Season standingsEdit

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 37 13 .740 21–4 16–9 17–4
x-Utah Jazz 37 13 .740 22–3 15–10 15–3
x-Houston Rockets 31 19 .620 6 19–6 12–13 12–9
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 25 25 .500 12 18–7 7–18 11–9
Dallas Mavericks 19 31 .380 18 15–10 4–21 8–12
Denver Nuggets 14 36 .280 23 12–13 2–23 5–16
Vancouver Grizzlies 8 42 .160 29 7–18 1–24 3–18
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 37 13 .740
2 y-Portland Trail Blazers 35 15 .700 2
3 x-Utah Jazz 37 13 .740
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 31 19 .620 6
5 x-Houston Rockets 31 19 .620 6
6 x-Sacramento Kings 27 23 .540 10
7 x-Phoenix Suns 27 23 .540 10
8 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 25 25 .500 12
9 Seattle SuperSonics 25 25 .500 12
10 Golden State Warriors 21 29 .420 16
11 Dallas Mavericks 19 31 .380 18
12 Denver Nuggets 14 36 .280 23
13 Los Angeles Clippers 9 41 .180 28
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 8 42 .160 29


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1998-99 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 TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 3–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Boston 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1
Charlotte 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Chicago 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2
Cleveland 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–2
Dallas 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–0
Denver 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–4 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–4 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1
Detroit 2–1 3–0 0–3 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Golden State 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–4 4–0 0–0
Houston 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 4–0 0–0
Indiana 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–3 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–0
L.A. Lakers 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–0
Miami 3–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–0
Milwaukee 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Minnesota 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–1 0–0
New Jersey 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 0–3 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
New York 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Orlando 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Philadelphia 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2
Phoenix 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0
Portland 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 0–0
Sacramento 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–4 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–0
San Antonio 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0
Seattle 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1
Toronto 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2
Utah 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–0
Vancouver 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–3 0–4 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–3 0–4 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–0
Washington 1–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0

Game logEdit

# Date Opponent Score Record Streak
1 February 7 @ Sacramento Kings 87-109 0-1 Lost 1
2 February 8 Portland Trail Blazers 76-95 0-2 Lost 2
3 February 10 Los Angeles Clippers 105-99 1-2 Won 1
4 February 11 Indiana Pacers 97-101 1-3 Lost 1
5 February 14 Dallas Mavericks 96-92 2-3 Won 1
6 February 16 @ Los Angeles Clippers 93-89 (2OT) 3-3 Won 2
7 February 17 Boston Celtics 129-131 (3OT) 3-4 Lost 1
8 February 19 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 96-115 3-5 Lost 2
9 February 21 @ Toronto Raptors 87-102 3-6 Lost 3
10 February 23 Los Angeles Lakers 93-83 4-6 Won 1
11 February 25 Phoenix Suns 86-94 4-7 Lost 1
12 February 27 Houston Rockets 74-86 4-8 Lost 2
13 February 28 @ Denver Nuggets 112-116 4-9 Lost 3
14 March 2 Sacramento Kings 101-111 4-10 Lost 4
15 March 3 @ Utah Jazz 86-109 4-11 Lost 5
16 March 4 Minnesota Timberwolves 93-102 4-12 Lost 6
17 March 6 Houston Rockets 92-107 4-13 Lost 7
18 March 8 Portland Trail Blazers 73-92 4-14 Lost 8
19 March 9 @ Golden State Warriors 82-92 4-15 Lost 9
20 March 11 @ Houston Rockets 91-102 4-16 Lost 10
21 March 13 @ Dallas Mavericks 74-91 4-17 Lost 11
22 March 15 @ Denver Nuggets 84-110 4-18 Lost 12
23 March 16 @ Seattle SuperSonics 85-87 4-19 Lost 13
24 March 18 Minnesota Timberwolves 86-81 5-19 Won 1
25 March 20 San Antonio Spurs 88-92 5-20 Lost 1
26 March 22 @ Phoenix Suns 84-89 5-21 Lost 2
27 March 24 Philadelphia 76ers 90-95 (OT) 5-22 Lost 3
28 March 26 Utah Jazz 80-85 5-23 Lost 4
29 March 29 @ Los Angeles Lakers 98-116 5-24 Lost 5
30 March 30 Denver Nuggets 101-87 6-24 Won 1
31 April 1 @ San Antonio Spurs 91-103 6-25 Lost 1
32 April 2 @ Atlanta Hawks 81-84 6-26 Lost 2
33 April 4 @ Chicago Bulls 87-88 6-27 Lost 3
34 April 6 @ Portland Trail Blazers 89-98 6-28 Lost 4
35 April 7 Denver Nuggets 84-87 6-29 Lost 5
36 April 9 Seattle SuperSonics 98-93 7-29 Won 1
37 April 11 Sacramento Kings 88-91 7-30 Lost 1
38 April 12 @ Utah Jazz 80-98 7-31 Lost 2
39 April 14 @ Houston Rockets 85-102 7-32 Lost 3
40 April 16 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 75-89 7-33 Lost 4
41 April 18 Golden State Warriors 85-90 7-34 Lost 5
42 April 19 @ Los Angeles Lakers 102-117 7-35 Lost 6
43 April 21 Los Angeles Clippers 97-94 8-35 Won 1
44 April 23 Seattle SuperSonics 84-97 8-36 Lost 1
45 April 24 @ Los Angeles Clippers 96-105 8-37 Lost 2
46 April 27 @ Dallas Mavericks 75-84 8-38 Lost 3
47 April 29 San Antonio Spurs 72-99 8-39 Lost 4
48 May 1 @ Phoenix Suns 77-107 8-40 Lost 5
49 May 3 Golden State Warriors 83-91 8-41 Lost 6
50 May 5 @ Sacramento Kings 95-99 8-42 Lost 7

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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Shareef Abdur-Rahim 50 50 40.4 .432 .306 .841 7.5 3.4 1.4 1.1 23.0
Mike Bibby 50 50 35.2 .430 .203 .751 2.7 6.5 1.6 0.1 13.2
Pete Chilcutt 46 0 15.2 .366 .382 .824 2.5 0.7 0.5 0.3 3.6
Terry Dehere 22 0 12.3 .365 .441 .714 1.0 1.2 0.2 0.1 3.4
J.R. Henderson 30 0 11.0 .365 .400 .556 1.6 0.7 0.3 0.1 3.2
Carl Herrera 4 0 10.5 .231 .000 .000 2.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 1.5
Felipe López 47 32 25.9 .446 .273 .644 3.5 1.3 1.0 0.3 9.3
Sam Mack 19 15 30.4 .406 .389 .933 2.8 1.2 1.1 0.1 12.7
Tony Massenburg 43 35 26.6 .487 .000 .665 6.0 0.5 0.6 0.9 11.2
Lee Mayberry 9 0 14.0 .368 .200 .800 0.3 2.6 0.8 0.0 2.2
Makhtar N'Diaye 4 0 6.8 .250 .000 .750 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.3
Cherokee Parks 48 41 23.3 .429 .000 .545 5.1 0.8 0.6 0.6 5.5
Bryant Reeves 25 14 28.1 .406 .000 .578 5.5 1.5 0.5 0.3 10.8
Rodrick Rhodes 10 1 12.3 .250 .143 .579 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.2 3.4
Jason Sasser 6 0 6.5 .455 .000 .500 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.8
Michael Smith 48 10 22.9 .535 .000 .594 7.3 1.0 1.0 0.4 4.8
Doug West 14 2 21.0 .477 .000 .760 1.8 1.4 1.1 0.5 5.8
DeJuan Wheat 46 0 12.8 .378 .367 .727 1.0 2.2 0.6 0.0 4.5

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Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Grizzlies signed free agent Cherokee Parks, who spent the 1997–98 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Parks averaged 7.1 points in 79 games with Minnesota last season.

The San Antonio Spurs and Grizzlies made a trade, with Vancouver sending Antonio Daniels to the Spurs for Felipe López and Carl Herrera. Lopez was the Spurs' first round draft pick in the 1998 NBA draft.

ReferencesEdit