New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1985-1986 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 8 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
45 Bobby Cattage PF 6-9 250 2 Auburn 1981 Rnd 8 Pick 4 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 10 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
42 Mike Gminski C 6-11 250 5 Duke 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
22 Rod Higgins FC 6-7 200 3 Fresno State 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
54 Mickey Johnson PF 6-10 190 11 Aurora 1974 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
40 Yvon Joseph C 6-11 245 0 Georgia Tech 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 12 Haiti
55 Albert King GF 6-6 190 4 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Fernando Martin C 6-9 220 0 Real Madrid (Spain) 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 14 Spain
31 Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 5 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
14 Kelvin Ransey G 6-1 170 5 Ohio State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
20 Micheal Ray Richardson PG 6-5 189 7 Montana 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
30 Jeff Turner FC 6-9 230 1 Vanderbilt 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 4 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
13 Ray Williams G 6-3 188 8 Minnesota 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1985-1986 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Ransey O. Birdsong A. King B. Williams M. Gminski
Rotation   R. Williams M. O'Koren M. Johnson D. Dawkins
Rotation   D. Cook   J. Turner  
Lim PT       B. Cattage  

1985-1986 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics67-15-
2Philadelphia Sixers54-2813
3Washington Bullets39-4328
4New Jersey Nets39-4328
5New York Knicks23-5944

1985-1986 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Buck Williams Player Of The Week (11/10/85)
Buck Williams Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1986)

1985-1986 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mike Gminski 81 31.2 16.5 8.2 1.6 0.7 0.9 1.7
Buck Williams 82 37.4 15.9 12.0 1.6 0.9 1.2 3.0
Otis Birdsong 77 31.1 15.8 2.6 3.4 1.1 0.2 2.3
Albert King 73 27.4 14.3 5.0 2.5 0.8 0.3 2.5
Darryl Dawkins 51 23.7 15.3 4.9 1.5 0.3 1.2 2.5
Micheal Ray Richardson 47 34.1 15.7 5.3 7.2 2.7 0.2 3.2
Darwin Cook 79 24.9 8.0 2.2 4.9 1.9 0.3 1.7
Mickey Johnson 79 19.9 7.8 4.2 2.7 0.8 0.3 2.1
Kelvin Ransey 79 19.0 7.4 1.5 3.2 0.6 0.1 1.4
Mike O'Koren 67 15.4 5.2 2.0 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.9
Jeff Turner 53 12.3 4.3 2.6 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.9
Bobby Cattage 29 6.4 3.2 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.4
Ray Williams 5 12.6 6.4 0.8 1.8 1.0 0.0 1.8
Rod Higgins 2 14.5 3.0 4.0 0.5 0.5 2.0 1.0
Yvon Joseph 1 5.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1985-1986 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. Mike Gminski re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 16, 1985.

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. Albert King re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on November 8, 1985.

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. Mike O'Koren re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on September 1, 1984.

Jeff Turner was selected as the #17 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Jeff Turner signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 26, 1984.

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. Buck Williams signed a multi-year extension with the New Jersey Nets on September 22, 1984.

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.

Mickey Johnson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Golden State Warriors on August 21, 1985.

Kelvin Ransey was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Dallas Mavericks on August 12, 1983. Kelvin Ransey re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 26, 1984.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Ray Williams was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New Jersey Nets from the San Antonio Spurs on March 28, 1986.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bobby Cattage signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on September 17, 1985.

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.