New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1984-1985 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 7 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
22 Ron Brewer G 6-4 180 6 Arkansas 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 7 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 9 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
50 Chris Engler C 6-11 245 2 Wyoming 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
42 Mike Gminski C 6-11 250 4 Duke 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
43 George Johnson FC 6-11 205 13 Dillard 1970 Rnd 5 Pick 11 United States
55 Albert King GF 6-6 190 3 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
34 Tom LaGarde C 6-10 220 5 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
12 Kevin McKenna GF 6-5 195 2 Creighton 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
31 Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 4 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
14 Kelvin Ransey G 6-1 170 4 Ohio State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
20 Micheal Ray Richardson PG 6-5 189 6 Montana 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
44 Wayne Sappleton F 6-9 215 0 Loyola (IL) 1982 Rnd 2 Pick 15 Jamaica
30 Jeff Turner FC 6-9 230 0 Vanderbilt 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
  Foots Walker PG 6-0 172 10 West Georgia 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 3 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
22 Michael Wilson G 6-4 175 2 Marquette 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States

1984-1985 New Jersey Depth Chart

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

1984-1985 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics63-19-
2Philadelphia Sixers58-245
3New Jersey Nets42-4021
4Washington Bullets40-4223
5New York Knicks24-5839

1984-1985 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Micheal Ray Richardson Player Of The Week (12/30/84, 04/14/85)
Micheal Ray Richardson Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1985)
Micheal Ray Richardson NBA & ABA Comeback Player of the Year (1985)

1984-1985 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Micheal Ray Richardson 82 38.1 20.1 5.6 8.2 3.0 0.3 3.0
Buck Williams 82 38.8 18.2 12.3 2.0 0.8 1.3 2.9
Otis Birdsong 56 32.9 20.6 2.6 4.1 1.5 0.1 2.1
Mike Gminski 81 29.9 12.8 7.8 2.0 0.5 1.1 1.7
Kelvin Ransey 81 20.9 8.9 1.6 4.4 1.1 0.1 1.4
Albert King 42 20.5 12.8 3.8 1.4 1.0 0.2 1.5
Darryl Dawkins 39 24.9 13.5 4.6 1.2 0.4 0.9 2.4
Darwin Cook 58 18.3 8.2 1.6 2.8 1.3 0.2 1.3
Mike O'Koren 43 26.0 10.2 3.9 2.4 0.7 0.4 1.2
Jeff Turner 72 19.8 5.8 3.0 1.5 0.4 0.1 1.2
Kevin McKenna 29 18.4 5.7 1.7 2.0 1.0 0.2 1.1
Ron Brewer 11 22.3 10.4 1.6 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.5
George Johnson 65 12.3 1.6 2.8 0.3 0.3 1.2 0.6
Wayne Sappleton 33 9.0 2.9 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.6
Michael Wilson 8 11.5 2.8 1.6 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.6
Chris Engler 7 10.9 2.7 3.9 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.1
Tom LaGarde 1 8.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

1984-1985 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. 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 Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Wayne Sappleton, the #15 pick in the Second Round of the 1982 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New Jersey Nets from the Golden State Warriors on June 29, 1982. Wayne Sappleton signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 1, 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.

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.

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

Ron Brewer signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets on March 21, 1985. Ron Brewer re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on March 31, 1985. Ron Brewer re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on April 10, 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.

George Johnson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on September 27, 1984.

Kevin McKenna signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on December 10, 1984.