New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1983-1984 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
10 Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 6 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
12 Darwin Cook G 6-3 184 0 Portland 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
53 Darryl Dawkins C 6-11 251 8 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
42 Mike Gminski C 6-11 250 3 Duke 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Reggie Johnson F 6-9 205 3 Tennessee 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Mark Jones PG 6-1 175 0 St. Bonaventure 1983 Rnd 4 Pick 12 United States
55 Albert King GF 6-6 190 2 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Bruce Kuczenski PF 6-10 230 0 Connecticut 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
31 Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 3 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
14 Kelvin Ransey G 6-1 170 3 Ohio State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
20 Micheal Ray Richardson PG 6-5 189 5 Montana 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Foots Walker PG 6-0 172 9 West Georgia 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 2 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Bill Willoughby FC 6-8 205 7 - 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1983-1984 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Richardson O. Birdsong A. King B. Williams D. Dawkins
Rotation   D. Cook M. O'Koren B. Willoughby M. Gminski
Rotation   K. Ransey R. Johnson    
Lim PT F. Walker        

1983-1984 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics62-20-
2Philadelphia Sixers52-3010
3New York Knicks47-3515
4New Jersey Nets45-3717
5Washington Bullets35-4727

1983-1984 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Buck Williams Player Of The Week (01/22/84)
Otis Birdsong Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1984)

1983-1984 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Otis Birdsong 69 31.4 19.8 2.5 3.9 1.2 0.2 2.5
Darryl Dawkins 81 29.8 16.8 6.7 1.5 0.7 1.7 2.9
Buck Williams 81 37.1 15.7 12.3 1.6 1.0 1.5 2.9
Albert King 79 26.6 14.7 4.9 2.6 1.2 0.4 2.6
Kelvin Ransey 80 24.2 9.5 1.6 6.0 1.1 0.1 1.8
Darwin Cook 82 22.8 8.7 1.9 4.3 2.0 0.4 1.7
Mike Gminski 82 20.2 7.6 5.3 1.1 0.5 0.9 1.5
Micheal Ray Richardson 48 26.8 12.0 3.6 4.5 2.1 0.4 2.5
Mike O'Koren 73 16.3 5.9 2.4 1.3 0.5 0.2 1.0
Reggie Johnson 72 11.4 4.8 1.9 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.8
Bill Willoughby 67 14.0 4.5 2.9 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.8
Foots Walker 34 11.1 2.6 0.9 2.4 0.6 0.1 0.9
Bruce Kuczenski 7 4.0 1.6 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.3
Mark Jones 6 2.7 1.2 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.3

1983-1984 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.

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

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

Darryl Dawkins was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on August 27, 1982.

Reggie Johnson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on October 25, 1983.

Kelvin Ransey was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Dallas Mavericks on August 12, 1983.

Micheal Ray Richardson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Golden State Warriors on February 7, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

Darwin Cook signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on July 17, 1980. Darwin Cook re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 5, 1983.

Foots Walker signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 27, 1983.

Bill Willoughby signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on March 25, 1983.