New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 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 7 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
10 Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 9 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
35 Tony Brown GF 6-6 185 4 Arkansas 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 13 United States
40 Ben Coleman F 6-9 235 1 Maryland 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
53 Darryl Dawkins C 6-11 251 11 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
50 Chris Engler C 6-11 245 4 Wyoming 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
42 Mike Gminski C 6-11 250 6 Duke 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
55 Albert King GF 6-6 190 5 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
20 Pace Mannion GF 6-7 190 3 Utah 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
12 Kevin McKenna GF 6-5 195 4 Creighton 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
31 Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 6 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
30 Jeff Turner FC 6-9 230 2 Vanderbilt 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
1 Pearl Washington G 6-2 190 0 Syracuse 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 5 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
13 Ray Williams G 6-3 188 9 Minnesota 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
22 Michael Wilson G 6-4 175 4 Marquette 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
20 Leon Wood G 6-3 185 2 Cal State Fullerton 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
0 Orlando Woolridge PF 6-9 215 5 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1986-1987 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Washington T. Brown B. Williams O. Woolridge M. Gminski
Rotation   R. Williams A. King J. Bailey D. Dawkins
Rotation   L. Wood   B. Coleman  
Rotation   O. Birdsong   J. Turner  
Rotation   K. McKenna      
Lim PT         C. Engler

1986-1987 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics59-23-
2Philadelphia Sixers45-3714
3Washington Bullets42-4017
4New Jersey Nets24-5835
5New York Knicks24-5835

1986-1987 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Orlando Woolridge 75 35.2 20.7 4.9 3.5 0.7 1.1 2.8
Buck Williams 82 36.3 18.0 12.5 1.6 1.0 1.1 3.4
Mike Gminski 72 31.6 16.4 8.8 1.4 0.7 1.0 1.8
Tony Brown 77 30.4 11.3 2.8 3.4 1.2 0.2 2.0
Pearl Washington 72 22.2 8.6 1.8 4.2 1.3 0.1 2.4
Albert King 61 21.2 9.5 3.5 1.7 0.6 0.5 1.7
Leon Wood 76 22.8 7.3 1.6 4.9 0.6 0.0 1.4
Ben Coleman 68 15.1 6.6 4.2 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.4
Kevin McKenna 56 16.8 7.2 1.4 1.7 1.0 0.1 0.9
Jeff Turner 76 13.2 5.0 2.6 0.8 0.4 0.2 1.1
Ray Williams 32 25.0 9.9 2.3 5.8 1.2 0.3 2.9
James Bailey 34 15.9 8.3 4.0 0.6 0.4 0.7 1.6
Pace Mannion 23 12.3 3.6 1.7 2.0 0.8 0.2 1.0
Darryl Dawkins 6 17.7 9.5 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 2.5
Otis Birdsong 7 18.1 6.3 1.0 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.3
Chris Engler 18 7.2 2.2 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.6
Michael Wilson 5 8.6 1.6 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.8

1986-1987 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.

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. Jeff Turner re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 4, 1986.

Pearl Washington was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Pearl Washington signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 1, 1986.

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. Buck Williams signed a multi-year extension with the New Jersey Nets on March 12, 1987.

Acquired via Trade

Otis Birdsong was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Kansas City Kings on July 2, 1981. Otis Birdsong re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on November 12, 1986.

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

Leon Wood was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Washington Wizards on October 30, 1986.

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. Ray Williams signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets on February 10, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

James Bailey signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on August 14, 1986.

Tony Brown signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on September 3, 1986.

Ben Coleman signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on September 22, 1986.

Chris Engler signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on January 21, 1987.

Kevin McKenna signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on December 9, 1986.

Orlando Woolridge signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 4, 1986.