May 28, 1974: Selected Len Elmore (1st round, 13th pick), Truck Robinson (2nd round, 22nd pick), Dennis DuVal (2nd round, 30th pick), Stan Washington (4th round, 66th pick), Gary Anderson (5th round, 85th pick), Roy McPipe (6th round, 102nd pick), Tom Turner (7th round, 121st pick), Steve Platt (8th round, 138th pick), Mark Raterink (9th round, 156th pick) and Pete Collins (10th round, 173rd pick) in the 1974 NBA Draft.
May 29, 1975: Selected Kevin Grevey (1st round, 18th pick), Tom Kropp (3rd round, 48th pick), Fessor Leonard (4th round, 71st pick), Rich Jones (5th round, 90th pick), John Garrett (6th round, 107th pick), Fletcher Johnson (7th round, 126th pick), Bruce Hamming (8th round, 143rd pick), Doug Brookins (9th round, 160th pick) and Mike Fahey (10th round, 173rd pick) in the 1975 NBA Draft.
June 9, 1978: Selected Roger Phegley (1st round, 14th pick), Dave Corzine (1st round, 18th pick), Terry Sykes (2nd round, 37th pick), Rick Apke (3rd round, 58th pick), Lawrence Boston (4th round, 81st pick), Roger Dickens (5th round, 102nd pick), Archie Aldridge (6th round, 125th pick), Ed Hopkins (7th round, 145th pick), Nestor Cora (8th round, 165th pick), Tim Claxton (9th round, 181st pick) and Steve Connor (10th round, 197th pick) in the 1978 NBA Draft.
June 22, 1979: Traded a 1979 1st round draft pick (Kyle Macy was later selected) and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (John Campbell was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Steve Malovic.
June 25, 1979: Selected Joe DeSantis (2nd round, 44th pick), Andrew Parker (3rd round, 46th pick), Charles Floyd (3rd round, 66th pick), Lamont Reid (4th round, 88th pick), Marshall Ashford (5th round, 108th pick), Garcia Hopkins (6th round, 128th pick), Jo Jo Walters (8th round, 166th pick), Ray Hooker (9th round, 184th pick) and Steve Martin (10th round, 202nd pick) in the 1979 NBA Draft.
November 12, 1980: Larry Wright signed as a veteran free agent with the Detroit Pistons; received a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Mike Ferrara was later selected) and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Michael Britt was later selected) as compensation.
December 15, 1980: Signed Dave Britton to a 10-day contract.
December 17, 1980: Signed Keith McCord to a 10-day contract.
June 9, 1981: Selected Frank Johnson (1st round, 11th pick), Charles Davis (2nd round, 35th pick), Claude Gregory (2nd round, 41st pick), Steve Lingenfelter (2nd round, 44th pick), Mike Ferrara (3rd round, 48th pick), Ron Davis (4th round, 79th pick), Garry Witts (5th round, 103rd pick), Robert Williams (6th round, 125th pick), Randy Martel (7th round, 149th pick), Mike Howard (8th round, 170th pick), Eddie Brown (9th round, 193rd pick) and Ralton Way (10th round, 212th pick) in the 1981 NBA Draft.
June 28, 1983: Selected Jeff Malone (1st round, 10th pick), Randy Wittman (1st round, 22nd pick), Michael Britt (2nd round, 32nd pick), Guy Williams (2nd round, 34th pick), Darren Daye (3rd round, 57th pick), Dan Gay (4th round, 80th pick), Robin Dixon (5th round, 103rd pick), Donald Carroll (6th round, 126th pick), Danny Womack (7th round, 149th pick), Bernard Perry (8th round, 172nd pick), Ricky Moreland (9th round, 194th pick) and Isiah Singletary (10th round, 215th pick) in the 1983 NBA Draft.
June 18, 1985: Selected Kenny Green (1st round, 12th pick), Manute Bol (2nd round, 31st pick), Vernon Moore (3rd round, 58th pick), Ken Perry (3rd round, 65th pick), Richie Adams (4th round, 81st pick), Dean Shaffer (5th round, 104th pick), Matt England (6th round, 127th pick) and Keith Gray (7th round, 150th pick) in the 1985 NBA Draft.
September 26, 1985: Signed Perry Moss as a free agent.
June 17, 1986: Selected John Williams (1st round, 12th pick), Anthony Jones (1st round, 21st pick), Steve Mitchell (2nd round, 36th pick), Dave Henderson (3rd round, 58th pick), Barry Mungar (4th round, 82nd pick), Paul Fortier (5th round, 104th pick), Lorenzo Duncan (6th round, 128th pick) and Joe Price (7th round, 150th pick) in the 1986 NBA Draft.
August 8, 1986: Traded cash to the New Jersey Nets for Darwin Cook. Washington also agreed not to select Pearl Washington in the 1986 draft.
September 3, 1986: Signed Jay Murphy as a free agent.
October 8, 1987: Signed Tony Campbell as a veteran free agent and sent a 1989 2nd round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons as compensation. The 2nd round draft pick was contingent upon Campbell making Washington's roster but he did not do so.