New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
5 John Bagley G 6-0 185 5 Boston College 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
10 Otis Birdsong GF 6-3 190 10 Houston 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
22 Dudley Bradley GF 6-6 195 8 North Carolina 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
21 Adrian Branch GF 6-7 185 2 Maryland 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
35 Tony Brown GF 6-6 185 5 Arkansas 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 13 United States
40 Ben Coleman F 6-9 235 2 Maryland 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
45 Dallas Comegys PF 6-9 205 0 DePaul 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
50 Chris Engler C 6-11 245 5 Wyoming 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
42 Mike Gminski C 6-11 250 7 Duke 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
6 Roy Hinson FC 6-9 210 4 Rutgers 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
2 Dennis Hopson GF 6-5 200 0 Ohio State 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
24 Keith Lee FC 6-10 215 2 Memphis 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
40 Tim McCormick C 6-11 240 3 Michigan 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
12 Kevin McKenna GF 6-5 195 5 Creighton 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 19 United States
00 Johnny Moore G 6-1 175 8 Texas 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
31 Mike O'Koren GF 6-7 207 7 North Carolina 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
30 Jeff Turner FC 6-9 230 3 Vanderbilt 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
15 Jamie Waller G 6-4 215 0 Virginia Union 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
14 Duane Washington G 6-4 195 0 Middle Tennessee State 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 13 Germany
1 Pearl Washington G 6-2 190 1 Syracuse 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
52 Buck Williams PF 6-8 215 6 Maryland 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
15 Ricky Wilson G 6-3 195 1 George Mason 1986 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
20 Leon Wood G 6-3 185 3 Cal State Fullerton 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
0 Orlando Woolridge PF 6-9 215 6 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1987-1988 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Bagley O. Birdsong D. Hopson B. Williams D. Comegys
Rotation P. Washington K. McKenna M. O'Koren O. Woolridge C. Engler
Rotation   D. Washington      
Lim PT     T. Brown R. Hinson T. McCormick
Lim PT     D. Bradley J. Turner  
Lim PT       K. Lee  

1987-1988 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics57-25-
2Washington Bullets38-4419
3New York Knicks38-4419
4Philadelphia Sixers36-4621
5New Jersey Nets19-6338

1987-1988 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Buck Williams All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1988)

1987-1988 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Buck Williams 70 37.7 18.3 11.8 1.6 1.0 0.6 2.7
John Bagley 82 33.8 12.0 3.1 5.8 1.3 0.1 2.5
Roy Hinson 48 36.4 17.6 7.2 1.5 0.9 1.5 2.2
Otis Birdsong 67 28.1 10.9 2.5 3.3 0.8 0.2 1.9
Tim McCormick 47 32.2 14.1 6.9 2.0 0.4 0.3 1.6
Pearl Washington 68 20.1 9.2 1.7 3.0 1.3 0.1 2.0
Dennis Hopson 61 22.4 9.6 2.3 1.9 0.9 0.4 2.0
Mike Gminski 34 35.1 16.9 9.4 1.6 0.8 0.9 2.4
Dudley Bradley 63 22.7 6.7 2.0 2.4 1.8 0.7 1.4
Dallas Comegys 75 15.0 5.6 2.9 0.9 0.5 0.9 1.5
Orlando Woolridge 19 32.7 16.4 4.8 3.7 0.7 1.1 2.5
Ben Coleman 27 24.3 11.0 6.4 1.4 1.0 0.6 2.7
Adrian Branch 20 15.4 6.7 2.4 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.4
Kevin McKenna 31 12.7 4.1 1.3 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.6
Chris Engler 54 7.4 1.9 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.5
Duane Washington 15 11.3 4.1 1.7 2.4 0.9 0.0 0.8
Jamie Waller 9 10.1 4.7 1.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 1.2
Ricky Wilson 6 7.8 3.5 0.2 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.7
Mike O'Koren 4 13.0 4.5 1.0 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.0
Johnny Moore 1 10.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0

1987-1988 New Jersey Nets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dennis Hopson was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Dennis Hopson signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on October 9, 1987.

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

John Bagley was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 7, 1987.

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.

Dallas Comegys was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Atlanta Hawks on November 3, 1987.

Roy Hinson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on January 17, 1988.

Keith Lee was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 7, 1987.

Tim McCormick was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on January 17, 1988.

Mike O'Koren was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Boston Celtics on November 2, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dudley Bradley signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on December 15, 1987.

Tony Brown signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on September 3, 1986. Tony Brown re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on June 25, 1987.

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.

Duane Washington signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets on March 19, 1988. Duane Washington re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on March 29, 1988. Duane Washington re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on April 8, 1988.

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