Michael Ray Richardson was traded from the Golden State Warriors late in the 1982/83 Season and the then two time All Star would put up solid stats for his new team. Richardson would lead the Nets in 1984 to their first playoff series win (over the Philadelphia 76ers) in the NBA and his 1984/85 season would see him put up a career high 20.1 Points per Game and he would win the Steals Title with a 3.0 Average. That would be his highlight year as the next year he would suffer the tragedy of excess.
All Star (1985)
Comeback Player of the Year (1985)
Most Steals (1984-85)
Most Steals per Game (1982-83* & 1984-85)*Traded from the Golden State Warriors midway through the season.