New Jersey Nets Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 New Jersey Nets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
2 Vincent Askew GF 6-6 210 8 Memphis 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
2 David Benoit F 6-8 220 4 Alabama 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
45 Shawn Bradley C 7-6 235 3 Brigham Young 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States / Germany
45 Michael Cage PF 6-9 224 12 San Diego State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
50 Adrian Caldwell PF 6-8 265 4 Lamar 1989 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
10 Sam Cassell G 6-3 185 3 Florida State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
51 Will Cunningham C 6-11 250 0 Temple 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
24 Lloyd Daniels SF 6-7 205 3 Mt. San Antonio College 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
33 Yinka Dare C 7-1 270 2 George Washington 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 14 Nigeria
21 Kevin Edwards PG 6-3 190 8 DePaul 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
15 Chris Gatling PF 6-10 220 5 Old Dominion 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
13 Kendall Gill SG 6-5 195 6 Illinois 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
2 Evric Gray F 6-7 235 1 UNLV 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
54 Jack Haley FC 6-10 240 9 UCLA 1987 Rnd 4 Pick 10 United States
12 Lucious Harris SG 6-5 190 3 Long Beach State 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
22 Jim Jackson SG 6-6 220 4 Ohio State 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
30 Kerry Kittles G 6-5 179 0 Villanova 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
35 Joe Kleine C 6-11 255 11 Arkansas 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
24 Don MacLean PF 6-10 235 4 UCLA 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
44 Tony Massenburg PF 6-9 220 4 Maryland 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
  George McCloud SF 6-6 205 6 Florida State 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
34 Xavier McDaniel PF 6-7 205 11 Wichita State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
00 Eric Montross C 7-0 270 2 North Carolina 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
31 Ed O'Bannon F 6-8 222 1 UCLA 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
9 Robert Pack SG 6-2 180 5 USC 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Khalid Reeves G 6-3 200 2 Arizona 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
41 Robert Werdann C 6-11 250 3 St. John's 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
55 Jayson Williams FC 6-10 245 6 St. John's 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
7 Reggie Williams GF 6-7 190 9 Georgetown 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States

1996-1997 New Jersey Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Kittles K. Gill J. Williams X. McDaniel T. Massenburg
Rotation K. Edwards       Y. Dare
Rotation         J. Haley
Lim PT S. Cassell J. Jackson D. Benoit C. Gatling E. Montross
Lim PT   R. Williams     J. Kleine

1996-1997 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat61-21-
2New York Knicks57-254
3Orlando Magic45-3716
4Washington Bullets44-3817
5New Jersey Nets26-5635
6Philadelphia Sixers22-6039
7Boston Celtics15-6746

1996-1997 New Jersey Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kerry Kittles All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
Kerry Kittles Rookie Of The Month (Dec 96)
Kerry Kittles Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)

1996-1997 New Jersey Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kendall Gill 82 39.0 21.8 6.1 4.0 1.9 0.6 2.7
Kerry Kittles 82 36.7 16.4 3.9 3.0 1.9 0.4 1.5
Tony Massenburg 79 24.9 7.2 6.5 0.3 0.5 0.6 1.2
Jayson Williams 41 34.9 13.4 13.5 1.2 0.6 0.9 2.0
Robert Pack 34 34.9 15.9 2.5 9.6 1.7 0.1 4.4
Jim Jackson 31 36.9 16.5 5.9 5.2 0.9 0.5 3.3
Shawn Bradley 40 30.7 12.0 8.1 0.5 0.6 4.0 1.6
Sam Cassell 23 33.8 19.3 3.6 6.5 1.6 0.3 2.9
Khalid Reeves 50 21.0 8.3 1.8 3.4 0.5 0.1 1.6
Xavier McDaniel 62 18.9 5.6 5.1 1.0 0.6 0.3 1.1
Kevin Edwards 32 14.9 5.9 1.3 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.5
Ed O'Bannon 45 14.1 4.2 2.5 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.3
Eric Montross 31 27.2 5.1 9.1 0.9 0.4 1.3 0.8
Lloyd Daniels 17 16.6 5.4 2.3 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.6
Joe Kleine 28 16.2 3.0 4.1 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.8
Reggie Williams 11 15.2 6.5 2.2 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.9
Yinka Dare 41 7.6 1.4 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.5
Chris Gatling 3 30.7 17.0 7.3 1.0 1.3 0.0 2.0
Jack Haley 20 3.7 2.0 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Adrian Caldwell 18 11.3 1.6 3.1 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.7
Evric Gray 5 8.4 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.6
Robert Werdann 6 5.2 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.3
Vincent Askew 1 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1996-1997 New Jersey Nets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Yinka Dare was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Yinka Dare signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 16, 1994.

Kerry Kittles was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Kerry Kittles signed a multi-year contract with the New Jersey Nets on August 30, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Sam Cassell was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Dallas Mavericks on February 17, 1997.

Chris Gatling was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Dallas Mavericks on February 17, 1997.

Kendall Gill was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on January 19, 1996.

Jim Jackson was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Dallas Mavericks on February 17, 1997.

Joe Kleine was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Los Angeles Lakers on February 20, 1997.

Eric Montross was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Dallas Mavericks on February 17, 1997.

Jayson Williams was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Philadelphia Sixers on September 18, 1992. Jayson Williams re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 13, 1995.

Reggie Williams was acquired in a trade by the New Jersey Nets from the Indiana Pacers on November 4, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

David Benoit signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on August 7, 1996.

Kevin Edwards signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on July 8, 1993.

Jack Haley signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets on January 30, 1997. Jack Haley re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on February 10, 1997. Jack Haley re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on February 20, 1997.

Tony Massenburg signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on September 9, 1996.

Xavier McDaniel signed a contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets on October 19, 1996.

1996-1997 New Jersey Nets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tom Barrise Assistant Coach 1995-1996 Advance Scout (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1992 to 1995)