New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
2 James Bailey FC 6-9 220 2 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
10 Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 4 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  David Burns PG 6-2 180 0 Saint Louis 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
12 Darwin Cook G 6-3 184 0 Portland 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
  Joe Cooper FC 6-10 230 0 Colorado 1981 Rnd 5 Pick 3 United States
  Len Elmore FC 6-9 220 5 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Phil Ford G 6-2 175 3 North Carolina 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
42 Mike Gminski C 6-11 250 1 Duke 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
55 Albert King GF 6-6 190 0 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Sam Lacey C 6-10 235 11 New Mexico State 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 9 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
31 Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 1 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Ed Sherod PG 6-2 170 0 VCU 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
  Ray Tolbert F 6-9 225 0 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
  Jan Van Breda Kolff SF 6-7 195 5 Vanderbilt 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Foots Walker PG 6-0 172 7 West Georgia 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 0 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
13 Ray Williams G 6-3 188 4 Minnesota 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Mike Woodson GF 6-5 195 1 Indiana 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1981-1982 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Cook R. Williams A. King B. Williams L. Elmore
Rotation     M. O'Koren   M. Gminski
Rotation     J. Van Breda Kolff    
Lim PT F. Walker   O. Birdsong J. Bailey S. Lacey
Lim PT E. Sherod        

1981-1982 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics63-19-
2Philadelphia Sixers58-245
3New Jersey Nets44-3819
4Washington Bullets43-3920
5New York Knicks33-4930

1981-1982 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ray Williams Player Of The Week (04/18/82)
Buck Williams Rookie Of The Year (1982)
Buck Williams All-Rookie First Team (1982)
Buck Williams Rookie Of The Month (Feb 82)
Buck Williams Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1982)

1981-1982 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ray Williams 82 33.3 20.4 4.0 6.0 2.4 0.5 3.5
Buck Williams 82 34.5 15.5 12.3 1.3 1.0 1.0 2.9
Albert King 76 22.3 12.1 4.1 1.9 0.8 0.5 2.4
Mike O'Koren 80 25.2 11.4 3.8 2.4 1.0 0.2 1.8
Darwin Cook 82 25.5 11.0 1.9 3.9 1.8 0.3 2.1
Len Elmore 81 25.9 9.1 5.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.7
James Bailey 67 19.2 8.9 5.1 0.8 0.6 1.1 1.8
Otis Birdsong 37 27.7 14.2 2.6 3.4 0.8 0.1 1.7
Foots Walker 77 24.2 5.9 1.9 5.2 1.6 0.1 1.4
Mike Gminski 64 11.6 5.2 2.9 0.6 0.3 0.8 0.9
Sam Lacey 54 12.0 2.9 1.9 1.4 0.4 0.7 1.0
Jan Van Breda Kolff 41 11.0 3.5 1.2 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.7
Mike Woodson 7 20.7 11.9 1.9 2.3 1.0 0.3 1.3
Ray Tolbert 12 9.6 3.7 2.2 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.0
David Burns 3 11.3 2.3 0.7 1.3 0.3 0.0 1.7
Joe Cooper 1 11.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

1981-1982 New Jersey Nets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mike Gminski was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Mike Gminski signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 1, 1980.

Albert King was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Albert King signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on October 28, 1981.

Mike O'Koren was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Mike O'Koren signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 15, 1980.

Jan Van Breda Kolff was selected as the #2 pick in the Second Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Jan Van Breda Kolff signed a multi-year contract with the New York Nets on August 5, 1976.

Buck Williams was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Buck Williams signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 8, 1981.

Acquired via Trade

James Bailey was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Seattle SuperSonics on November 25, 1981.

Otis Birdsong was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Kansas City Kings on July 2, 1981.

Len Elmore was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Milwaukee Bucks on November 2, 1981.

Sam Lacey was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Kansas City Kings on November 12, 1981.

Foots Walker was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 24, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Darwin Cook signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on July 17, 1980.

Ed Sherod signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on April 18, 1982.

Ray Williams signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 25, 1981.