New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Jim Abromaitis F - - 0 Connecticut 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
  Tim Bassett FC 6-8 225 3 Georgia 1973 Rnd 7 Pick 3 United States
  Winford Boynes SG 6-6 185 1 San Francisco 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Bob Elliott FC 6-9 225 2 Arizona 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
  Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 12 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
43 George Johnson FC 6-11 205 8 Dillard 1970 Rnd 5 Pick 11 United States
  Eddie Jordan PG 6-1 170 2 Rutgers 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
  Rich Kelley C 7-0 235 4 Stanford 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Maurice Lucas PF 6-9 215 3 Marquette 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Calvin Natt F 6-6 220 0 Louisiana-Monroe 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
  Mike Newlin GF 6-4 200 8 Utah 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Roger Phegley SG 6-6 205 1 Bradley 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Cliff Robinson F 6-9 220 0 USC 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Ralph Simpson GF 6-5 200 3 Michigan State 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Robert Smith G 5-11 165 2 UNLV 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 21 United States
  Jan Van Breda Kolff SF 6-7 195 3 Vanderbilt 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  John Williamson G 6-2 185 3 New Mexico State 1973 Rnd 6 Pick 10 United States

1979-1980 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Jordan M. Newlin J. Van Breda Kolff C. Robinson G. Johnson
Rotation   W. Boynes   B. Elliott  
Rotation       P. Jackson  
Lim PT   R. Smith   M. Lucas  
Lim PT   R. Phegley      

1979-1980 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics61-21-
2Philadelphia Sixers59-232
3Washington Bullets39-4322
4New York Knicks39-4322
5New Jersey Nets34-4827

1979-1980 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Cliff Robinson Player Of The Week (03/09/80)

1979-1980 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Mike Newlin 78 32.2 20.9 3.4 4.0 1.5 0.1 3.0
Eddie Jordan 82 32.4 13.3 3.3 6.8 2.7 0.3 3.1
Calvin Natt 53 38.6 19.7 9.7 2.1 1.5 0.4 2.5
Cliff Robinson 70 23.7 13.6 7.2 1.4 0.9 0.5 2.0
George Johnson 81 26.2 7.2 7.4 2.1 0.7 3.2 2.5
Rich Kelley 57 25.7 10.0 7.0 2.2 0.9 1.4 2.7
Jan Van Breda Kolff 82 29.3 6.8 5.2 3.0 1.2 0.9 1.9
Winford Boynes 64 17.2 8.5 2.1 1.5 0.9 0.3 1.5
John Williamson 28 27.5 17.7 1.9 3.1 0.9 0.3 1.5
Maurice Lucas 22 32.2 15.2 9.6 3.8 0.9 1.2 3.2
Roger Phegley 28 19.3 11.7 2.5 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.8
Robert Smith 59 12.5 5.2 1.3 1.4 0.4 0.1 0.9
Bob Elliott 54 13.4 5.7 3.4 1.0 0.5 0.3 1.6
Phil Jackson 16 12.1 4.1 1.5 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.6
Ralph Simpson 8 10.1 5.1 1.4 1.8 1.1 0.0 1.5
Tim Bassett 7 13.1 3.4 2.6 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.6

1979-1980 New Jersey Nets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Winford Boynes was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Winford Boynes signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 14, 1978.

Cliff Robinson was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Cliff Robinson signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 1, 1979.

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.

Acquired via Trade

George Johnson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Buffalo Braves on September 1, 1977.

Maurice Lucas was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Portland Trail Blazers on February 8, 1980.

Mike Newlin was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Houston Rockets on October 12, 1979.

Roger Phegley was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Washington Wizards on February 4, 1980.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Eddie Jordan was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New Jersey Nets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 10, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bob Elliott signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on September 5, 1978.

Phil Jackson signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on February 15, 1980.

Robert Smith signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on November 13, 1979.