New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1982-1983 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 3 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
10 Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 5 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 7 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Len Elmore FC 6-9 220 6 Maryland 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
12 Sleepy Floyd PG 6-3 170 0 Georgetown 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Phil Ford G 6-2 175 4 North Carolina 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
42 Mike Gminski C 6-11 250 2 Duke 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
54 Mickey Johnson PF 6-10 190 8 Aurora 1974 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
55 Albert King GF 6-6 190 1 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
31 Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 2 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Eddie Phillips F 6-7 225 0 Alabama 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
20 Micheal Ray Richardson PG 6-5 189 4 Montana 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Jan Van Breda Kolff SF 6-7 195 6 Vanderbilt 1974 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Foots Walker PG 6-0 172 8 West Georgia 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 1 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Bill Willoughby FC 6-8 205 6 - 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1982-1983 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Cook O. Birdsong A. King B. Williams D. Dawkins
Rotation F. Walker   M. O'Koren L. Elmore M. Gminski
Rotation     E. Phillips    
Lim PT M. Richardson     B. Willoughby  

1982-1983 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers65-17-
2Boston Celtics56-269
3New Jersey Nets49-3316
4New York Knicks44-3821
5Washington Bullets42-4023

1982-1983 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Buck Williams All-NBA Second Team (1983)
Buck Williams Player Of The Week (12/05/82)
Mickey Johnson Player Of The Week (01/09/83)
Buck Williams Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1983)

1982-1983 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Buck Williams 82 36.1 17.0 12.5 1.5 1.1 1.3 3.0
Albert King 79 31.0 17.0 5.8 3.7 1.2 0.5 3.1
Darwin Cook 82 32.0 13.2 2.9 5.5 2.4 0.6 2.9
Darryl Dawkins 81 25.8 12.0 5.2 1.4 0.8 1.9 3.5
Otis Birdsong 62 30.4 15.1 2.4 3.9 1.4 0.3 1.8
Mike Gminski 80 15.7 7.5 4.8 0.8 0.4 1.4 1.6
Mickey Johnson 42 23.8 13.4 5.3 3.4 1.3 0.5 2.9
Micheal Ray Richardson 31 32.3 12.7 4.8 6.0 2.6 0.5 3.5
Foots Walker 79 17.6 4.4 1.7 3.3 1.0 0.0 1.3
Mike O'Koren 46 17.5 6.7 2.5 1.8 0.9 0.2 1.3
Len Elmore 74 13.2 3.4 3.2 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.1
Sleepy Floyd 43 11.5 5.3 1.0 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.9
Eddie Phillips 48 8.7 3.2 1.6 0.6 0.3 0.2 1.0
Phil Ford 7 23.3 6.7 1.0 5.4 0.9 0.0 3.0
Bill Willoughby 10 8.4 2.4 1.1 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.5
James Bailey 6 8.3 3.3 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.2 1.0
Jan Van Breda Kolff 13 4.8 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

1982-1983 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.

Eddie Phillips was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Eddie Phillips signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 1, 1982.

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.

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

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

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.

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