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1971-72 New York Nets Roster and Stats

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Record: 44-40, Finished 3rd in ABA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lou Carnesecca (44-40)

PTS/G: 112.8 (7th of 11) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 112.4 (5th of 11)
SRS: 0.21 (6th of 11) ▪ Pace: 108.8 (10th of 11)
Off Rtg: 102.3 (3rd of 11) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.9 (8th of 11)
Expected W-L: 43-41 (5th of 11)

Arena: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

ABA 1972 Playoffs:
Lost ABA Finals (4-2) versus Indiana Pacers  (Series Stats)
Won ABA Eastern Division Finals (4-3) versus Virginia Squires  (Series Stats)
Won ABA Eastern Division Semifinals (4-2) versus Kentucky Colonels  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
12 Jim Ard C 6-8 215 September 19, 1948 1 University of Cincinnati
24 Rick Barry SF 6-7 205 March 28, 1944 5 University of Miami
20 Johnny Baum SF 6-5 200 June 17, 1946 2 Temple University
21 Joe DePre SG 6-3 185 December 19, 1947 1 St. John's University
11 Sonny Dove PF 6-7 198 August 16, 1945 4 St. John's University
23 Jarrett Durham F 6-5 188 August 22, 1949 R Duquesne University
14 Bob Greacen SF 6-7 206 September 15, 1947 2 Rutgers University
3 Manny Leaks C 6-8 225 November 27, 1945 3 Niagara University
25 Bill Melchionni PG 6-1 165 October 19, 1944 4 Villanova University
10 Gene Moore C 6-9 225 July 29, 1945 3 Saint Louis University
5 Billy Paultz C 6-11 235 July 30, 1948 1 St. John's University
13 John Roche SG 6-3 170 September 26, 1949 R University of South Carolina
22 Oliver Taylor SG 6-2 194 March 7, 1947 1 University of Houston
32 Trooper Washington PF 6-7 215 April 21, 1944 4 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
4 Elnardo Webster F 6-5 190 March 6, 1948 R Saint Peter's College
14 Gary Zeller SG 6-3 205 November 20, 1947 1 Drake University

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 84 20435 3697 7698 .480 92 318 .289 3605 7380 .488 1990 2589 .769 1284 2871 4155 1842 1655 2065 9476 112.8
Lg Rank 1 7 10 3 9 8 7 6 7 3 7 8 4 10 6 9 5 10 8 7 7
Opponent 84 20435 3616 7896 .458 172 501 .343 3444 7395 .466 2041 2682 .761 1456 2807 4263 1592 1636 2068 9445 112.4
Lg Rank 1 5 4 8 11 9 11 3 3 8 5 4 8 5 5 2 1 2 1 5 5

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 43 41 0.37 -0.16 0.21 102.3 101.9 108.8 .336 .041 .486 15.8 31.4 .259 .469 15.3 66.4 .258 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Lg Rank 5 5 5 8 6 3 8 10 5 8 3 11 10 5 8 2 6 5

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Rick Barry 27 80 3616 902 1969 .458 73 237 .308 829 1732 .479 641 730 .878 155 447 602 327 263 261 2518
2 Bill Melchionni 27 80 3326 672 1346 .499 2 19 .105 670 1327 .505 336 416 .808 51 197 248 669 314 275 1682
3 Billy Paultz 23 83 2824 498 1021 .488 0 3 .000 498 1018 .489 207 299 .692 263 772 1035 128 214 298 1203
4 John Roche 22 82 2593 403 859 .469 12 35 .343 391 824 .475 240 311 .772 45 127 172 259 188 211 1058
5 Trooper Washington 27 80 2510 387 678 .571 0 0 387 678 .571 107 166 .645 281 469 750 161 188 291 881
6 Oliver Taylor 24 82 1891 245 542 .452 0 6 .000 245 536 .457 218 308 .708 128 202 330 153 153 213 708
7 Gene Moore 26 68 1149 212 445 .476 1 3 .333 211 442 .477 77 106 .726 149 260 409 40 126 178 502
8 Jim Ard 23 71 1145 159 353 .450 2 8 .250 157 345 .455 77 127 .606 124 244 368 34 98 150 397
9 Joe DePre 24 46 562 79 201 .393 2 6 .333 77 195 .395 34 54 .630 16 33 49 45 66 80 194
10 Johnny Baum 25 44 551 103 170 .606 0 0 103 170 .606 41 52 .788 54 81 135 17 24 75 247
11 Manny Leaks 26 9 142 24 71 .338 0 0 24 71 .338 6 9 .667 11 32 43 4 5 10 54
12 Gary Zeller 24 12 82 7 30 .233 0 1 .000 7 29 .241 4 6 .667 5 5 10 2 9 16 18
13 Bob Greacen 24 4 20 1 2 .500 0 0 1 2 .500 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 2
14 Elnardo Webster 23 8 14 3 6 .500 0 0 3 6 .500 0 2 .000 0 1 1 1 2 2 6
15 Sonny Dove 26 2 9 2 5 .400 0 0 2 5 .400 2 3 .667 1 0 1 1 2 4 6
16 Jarrett Durham 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Rick Barry 27 80 45.2 11.3 24.6 .458 0.9 3.0 .308 10.4 21.7 .479 8.0 9.1 .878 1.9 5.6 7.5 4.1 3.3 3.3 31.5
2 Bill Melchionni 27 80 41.6 8.4 16.8 .499 0.0 0.2 .105 8.4 16.6 .505 4.2 5.2 .808 0.6 2.5 3.1 8.4 3.9 3.4 21.0
3 Billy Paultz 23 83 34.0 6.0 12.3 .488 0.0 0.0 .000 6.0 12.3 .489 2.5 3.6 .692 3.2 9.3 12.5 1.5 2.6 3.6 14.5
4 John Roche 22 82 31.6 4.9 10.5 .469 0.1 0.4 .343 4.8 10.0 .475 2.9 3.8 .772 0.5 1.5 2.1 3.2 2.3 2.6 12.9
5 Trooper Washington 27 80 31.4 4.8 8.5 .571 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.5 .571 1.3 2.1 .645 3.5 5.9 9.4 2.0 2.4 3.6 11.0
6 Oliver Taylor 24 82 23.1 3.0 6.6 .452 0.0 0.1 .000 3.0 6.5 .457 2.7 3.8 .708 1.6 2.5 4.0 1.9 1.9 2.6 8.6
7 Gene Moore 26 68 16.9 3.1 6.5 .476 0.0 0.0 .333 3.1 6.5 .477 1.1 1.6 .726 2.2 3.8 6.0 0.6 1.9 2.6 7.4
8 Jim Ard 23 71 16.1 2.2 5.0 .450 0.0 0.1 .250 2.2 4.9 .455 1.1 1.8 .606 1.7 3.4 5.2 0.5 1.4 2.1 5.6
9 Manny Leaks 26 9 15.8 2.7 7.9 .338 0.0 0.0 2.7 7.9 .338 0.7 1.0 .667 1.2 3.6 4.8 0.4 0.6 1.1 6.0
10 Johnny Baum 25 44 12.5 2.3 3.9 .606 0.0 0.0 2.3 3.9 .606 0.9 1.2 .788 1.2 1.8 3.1 0.4 0.5 1.7 5.6
11 Joe DePre 24 46 12.2 1.7 4.4 .393 0.0 0.1 .333 1.7 4.2 .395 0.7 1.2 .630 0.3 0.7 1.1 1.0 1.4 1.7 4.2
12 Gary Zeller 24 12 6.8 0.6 2.5 .233 0.0 0.1 .000 0.6 2.4 .241 0.3 0.5 .667 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.8 1.3 1.5
13 Bob Greacen 24 4 5.0 0.3 0.5 .500 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 .500 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5
14 Sonny Dove 26 2 4.5 1.0 2.5 .400 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 .400 1.0 1.5 .667 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 2.0 3.0
15 Elnardo Webster 23 8 1.8 0.4 0.8 .500 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.8 .500 0.0 0.3 .000 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.8
16 Jarrett Durham 22 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Rick Barry 27 80 3616 9.0 19.6 .458 0.7 2.4 .308 8.3 17.2 .479 6.4 7.3 .878 1.5 4.5 6.0 3.3 2.6 2.6 25.1
2 Bill Melchionni 27 80 3326 7.3 14.6 .499 0.0 0.2 .105 7.3 14.4 .505 3.6 4.5 .808 0.6 2.1 2.7 7.2 3.4 3.0 18.2
3 Billy Paultz 23 83 2824 6.3 13.0 .488 0.0 0.0 .000 6.3 13.0 .489 2.6 3.8 .692 3.4 9.8 13.2 1.6 2.7 3.8 15.3
4 John Roche 22 82 2593 5.6 11.9 .469 0.2 0.5 .343 5.4 11.4 .475 3.3 4.3 .772 0.6 1.8 2.4 3.6 2.6 2.9 14.7
5 Trooper Washington 27 80 2510 5.6 9.7 .571 0.0 0.0 5.6 9.7 .571 1.5 2.4 .645 4.0 6.7 10.8 2.3 2.7 4.2 12.6
6 Oliver Taylor 24 82 1891 4.7 10.3 .452 0.0 0.1 .000 4.7 10.2 .457 4.2 5.9 .708 2.4 3.8 6.3 2.9 2.9 4.1 13.5
7 Gene Moore 26 68 1149 6.6 13.9 .476 0.0 0.1 .333 6.6 13.8 .477 2.4 3.3 .726 4.7 8.1 12.8 1.3 3.9 5.6 15.7
8 Jim Ard 23 71 1145 5.0 11.1 .450 0.1 0.3 .250 4.9 10.8 .455 2.4 4.0 .606 3.9 7.7 11.6 1.1 3.1 4.7 12.5
9 Joe DePre 24 46 562 5.1 12.9 .393 0.1 0.4 .333 4.9 12.5 .395 2.2 3.5 .630 1.0 2.1 3.1 2.9 4.2 5.1 12.4
10 Johnny Baum 25 44 551 6.7 11.1 .606 0.0 0.0 6.7 11.1 .606 2.7 3.4 .788 3.5 5.3 8.8 1.1 1.6 4.9 16.1
11 Manny Leaks 26 9 142 6.1 18.0 .338 0.0 0.0 6.1 18.0 .338 1.5 2.3 .667 2.8 8.1 10.9 1.0 1.3 2.5 13.7
12 Gary Zeller 24 12 82 3.1 13.2 .233 0.0 0.4 .000 3.1 12.7 .241 1.8 2.6 .667 2.2 2.2 4.4 0.9 4.0 7.0 7.9
13 Bob Greacen 24 4 20 1.8 3.6 .500 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.6 .500 0.0 0.0 1.8 1.8 3.6 1.8 3.6 1.8 3.6
14 Elnardo Webster 23 8 14 7.7 15.4 .500 0.0 0.0 7.7 15.4 .500 0.0 5.1 .000 0.0 2.6 2.6 2.6 5.1 5.1 15.4
15 Sonny Dove 26 2 9 8.0 20.0 .400 0.0 0.0 8.0 20.0 .400 8.0 12.0 .667 4.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 16.0 24.0
16 Jarrett Durham 22 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 36.0 0.0 0.0

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Rick Barry 27 80 3616 21.8 .550 .477 .371 .120 4.3 11.7 8.1 13.8 10.3 27.5 9.0 2.1 11.1 .147
2 Bill Melchionni 27 80 3326 16.6 .550 .500 .309 .014 1.5 5.6 3.6 28.6 17.0 21.6 6.3 2.1 8.4 .121
3 Billy Paultz 23 83 2824 15.3 .522 .488 .293 .003 9.3 25.8 17.8 6.2 15.7 18.8 2.7 2.3 5.0 .085
4 John Roche 22 82 2593 10.9 .531 .476 .362 .041 1.7 4.6 3.2 13.3 15.9 17.8 3.0 1.1 4.1 .076
5 Trooper Washington 27 80 2510 14.1 .587 .571 .245 .000 11.2 17.6 14.5 8.5 20.0 14.6 4.5 1.8 6.3 .121
6 Oliver Taylor 24 82 1891 10.8 .522 .452 .568 .011 6.8 10.1 8.5 10.4 18.4 17.1 1.7 1.1 2.8 .070
7 Gene Moore 26 68 1149 12.6 .511 .478 .238 .007 13.0 21.4 17.3 4.8 20.4 20.9 0.8 0.9 1.7 .072
8 Jim Ard 23 71 1145 10.1 .485 .453 .360 .023 10.8 20.1 15.6 3.9 19.3 17.2 0.1 0.8 1.0 .040
9 Joe DePre 24 46 562 2.8 .432 .398 .269 .030 2.8 5.5 4.2 10.5 22.7 20.2 -0.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.028
10 Johnny Baum 25 44 551 17.2 .640 .606 .306 .000 9.8 13.9 11.9 4.3 11.1 15.3 1.7 0.3 2.0 .177
11 Manny Leaks 26 9 142 9.2 .360 .338 .127 .000 7.7 21.3 14.7 3.8 6.3 21.9 -0.5 0.1 -0.4 -0.133
12 Gary Zeller 24 12 82 -6.0 .276 .233 .200 .033 6.1 5.8 5.9 3.0 21.6 19.8 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.195
13 Bob Greacen 24 4 20 0.7 .500 .500 .000 .000 5.0 4.7 4.9 5.9 50.0 7.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 .026
14 Elnardo Webster 23 8 14 1.9 .436 .500 .333 .000 0.0 6.7 3.5 10.3 22.5 24.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.036
15 Sonny Dove 26 2 9 3.3 .475 .400 .600 .000 11.1 0.0 5.4 16.3 24.0 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .019
16 Jarrett Durham 22 1 1 -52.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 39.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .008

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Billy Paultz 23 19 809 140 276 .507 0 2 .000 140 274 .511 57 90 .633 288 29 51 74 337
2 John Roche 22 18 763 163 343 .475 10 30 .333 153 313 .489 89 118 .754 31 84 53 42 425
3 Rick Barry 27 18 749 203 429 .473 23 61 .377 180 368 .489 125 146 .856 117 69 61 67 554
4 Oliver Taylor 24 19 702 79 180 .439 0 1 .000 79 179 .441 53 72 .736 100 47 68 60 211
5 Trooper Washington 27 18 548 64 107 .598 0 0 64 107 .598 14 24 .583 173 43 26 63 142
6 Bill Melchionni 27 11 376 61 152 .401 0 2 .000 61 150 .407 37 46 .804 26 69 32 32 159
7 Johnny Baum 25 17 302 59 107 .551 0 0 59 107 .551 10 16 .625 72 7 21 34 128
8 Jim Ard 23 13 117 14 32 .438 0 2 .000 14 30 .467 3 10 .300 28 4 6 19 31
9 Gene Moore 26 18 111 16 36 .444 0 0 16 36 .444 7 8 .875 29 2 10 21 39
10 Joe DePre 24 14 74 5 24 .208 1 2 .500 4 22 .182 4 8 .500 8 6 6 13 15
11 Gary Zeller 24 3 9 1 1 1.000 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 1 .000 1 0 3 7 2

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Billy Paultz 23 19 42.6 7.4 14.5 .507 0.0 0.1 .000 7.4 14.4 .511 3.0 4.7 .633 15.2 1.5 2.7 3.9 17.7
2 John Roche 22 18 42.4 9.1 19.1 .475 0.6 1.7 .333 8.5 17.4 .489 4.9 6.6 .754 1.7 4.7 2.9 2.3 23.6
3 Rick Barry 27 18 41.6 11.3 23.8 .473 1.3 3.4 .377 10.0 20.4 .489 6.9 8.1 .856 6.5 3.8 3.4 3.7 30.8
4 Oliver Taylor 24 19 36.9 4.2 9.5 .439 0.0 0.1 .000 4.2 9.4 .441 2.8 3.8 .736 5.3 2.5 3.6 3.2 11.1
5 Bill Melchionni 27 11 34.2 5.5 13.8 .401 0.0 0.2 .000 5.5 13.6 .407 3.4 4.2 .804 2.4 6.3 2.9 2.9 14.5
6 Trooper Washington 27 18 30.4 3.6 5.9 .598 0.0 0.0 3.6 5.9 .598 0.8 1.3 .583 9.6 2.4 1.4 3.5 7.9
7 Johnny Baum 25 17 17.8 3.5 6.3 .551 0.0 0.0 3.5 6.3 .551 0.6 0.9 .625 4.2 0.4 1.2 2.0 7.5
8 Jim Ard 23 13 9.0 1.1 2.5 .438 0.0 0.2 .000 1.1 2.3 .467 0.2 0.8 .300 2.2 0.3 0.5 1.5 2.4
9 Gene Moore 26 18 6.2 0.9 2.0 .444 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.0 .444 0.4 0.4 .875 1.6 0.1 0.6 1.2 2.2
10 Joe DePre 24 14 5.3 0.4 1.7 .208 0.1 0.1 .500 0.3 1.6 .182 0.3 0.6 .500 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.9 1.1
11 Gary Zeller 24 3 3.0 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.0 0.3 .000 0.3 0.0 1.0 2.3 0.7

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Billy Paultz 23 19 809 6.2 12.3 .507 0.0 0.1 .000 6.2 12.2 .511 2.5 4.0 .633 12.8 1.3 2.3 3.3 15.0
2 John Roche 22 18 763 7.7 16.2 .475 0.5 1.4 .333 7.2 14.8 .489 4.2 5.6 .754 1.5 4.0 2.5 2.0 20.1
3 Rick Barry 27 18 749 9.8 20.6 .473 1.1 2.9 .377 8.7 17.7 .489 6.0 7.0 .856 5.6 3.3 2.9 3.2 26.6
4 Oliver Taylor 24 19 702 4.1 9.2 .439 0.0 0.1 .000 4.1 9.2 .441 2.7 3.7 .736 5.1 2.4 3.5 3.1 10.8
5 Trooper Washington 27 18 548 4.2 7.0 .598 0.0 0.0 4.2 7.0 .598 0.9 1.6 .583 11.4 2.8 1.7 4.1 9.3
6 Bill Melchionni 27 11 376 5.8 14.6 .401 0.0 0.2 .000 5.8 14.4 .407 3.5 4.4 .804 2.5 6.6 3.1 3.1 15.2
7 Johnny Baum 25 17 302 7.0 12.8 .551 0.0 0.0 7.0 12.8 .551 1.2 1.9 .625 8.6 0.8 2.5 4.1 15.3
8 Jim Ard 23 13 117 4.3 9.8 .438 0.0 0.6 .000 4.3 9.2 .467 0.9 3.1 .300 8.6 1.2 1.8 5.8 9.5
9 Gene Moore 26 18 111 5.2 11.7 .444 0.0 0.0 5.2 11.7 .444 2.3 2.6 .875 9.4 0.6 3.2 6.8 12.6
10 Joe DePre 24 14 74 2.4 11.7 .208 0.5 1.0 .500 1.9 10.7 .182 1.9 3.9 .500 3.9 2.9 2.9 6.3 7.3
11 Gary Zeller 24 3 9 4.0 4.0 1.000 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 1.000 0.0 4.0 .000 4.0 0.0 12.0 28.0 8.0

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Billy Paultz 23 19 809 16.7 .534 .507 .326 .007 17.8 5.1 13.9 18.3 0.9 0.6 1.6 .092
2 John Roche 22 18 763 16.9 .538 .490 .344 .087 2.0 16.5 11.8 23.7 1.3 0.3 1.6 .101
3 Rick Barry 27 18 749 24.1 .562 .500 .340 .142 7.8 15.1 11.0 29.8 2.2 0.4 2.7 .171
4 Oliver Taylor 24 19 702 7.0 .498 .439 .400 .006 7.1 8.7 24.3 16.1 0.2 0.4 0.6 .038
5 Trooper Washington 27 18 548 14.0 .604 .598 .224 .000 15.8 10.2 18.1 10.6 0.8 0.4 1.3 .111
6 Bill Melchionni 27 11 376 12.4 .462 .401 .303 .013 3.5 25.5 15.7 21.9 -0.2 0.2 0.0 .006
7 Johnny Baum 25 17 302 13.8 .561 .551 .150 .000 11.9 3.4 15.6 18.0 0.5 0.2 0.7 .108
8 Jim Ard 23 13 117 6.1 .426 .438 .313 .063 12.0 4.5 14.2 14.6 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.020
9 Gene Moore 26 18 111 7.6 .493 .444 .222 .000 13.1 2.4 20.2 18.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 .039
10 Joe DePre 24 14 74 -3.5 .273 .229 .333 .083 5.4 9.9 17.9 18.3 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.191
11 Gary Zeller 24 3 9 -22.8 .694 1.000 1.000 .000 5.6 0.0 67.6 19.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 .108