Cleveland Cavaliers: 1970 to April 24, 1973 Draft Picks, Trades, and Free Agent Signings
Cleveland Cavaliers Franchise
March 23, 1970: Selected John Johnson (1st round, 7th pick), Dave Sorenson (2nd round, 26th pick), Surry Oliver (3rd round, 41st pick), Glen Vidnovic (4th round, 60th pick), Wayne Sokolowski (5th round, 75th pick), Joe Cooke (6th round, 94th pick), Narvis Anderson (7th round, 109th pick), Walter Robertson (8th round, 128th pick), Tom Lagodich (9th round, 143rd pick), Ken Johnson (10th round, 162nd pick), Dave Schneider (11th round, 175th pick), Ollie Taylor (12th round, 189th pick), Kevin Wilson (13th round, 198th pick), Don Tomilson (14th round, 209th pick), Steve Wannamaker (15th round, 217th pick), Steve Wilson (16th round, 227th pick), Bob Peterson (17th round, 231st pick), John Cannon (18th round, 236th pick) and Allen Waller (19th round, 238th pick) in the 1970 NBA Draft.
September 29, 1970: Signed Gary Suiter as a free agent.
October 15, 1970: Signed Cliff Anderson as a free agent.
November 12, 1970: Signed Larry Mikan as a free agent.
December 9, 1970: Traded Johnny Egan to the San Diego Rockets for a 1971 3rd round draft pick ( Jackie Ridgle was later selected).
February 1, 1971: Traded McCoy McLemore to the Milwaukee Bucks for Gary Freeman and a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Willie Long was later selected). March 29, 1971: Selected Austin Carr (1st round, 1st pick), Steve Patterson (2nd round, 18th pick), Willie Long (2nd round, 35th pick), Gerald Lockett (3rd round, 36th pick), Jackie Ridgle (3rd round, 41st pick), Cliff Harris (4th round, 52nd pick), Brian Mahoney (5th round, 69th pick), Mike Childress (6th round, 86th pick), Tom Bush (7th round, 103rd pick), Charlie Davis (8th round, 120th pick), Rich Walker (9th round, 137th pick), Jim Meredith (10th round, 153rd pick), Mike Casey (11th round, 169th pick), Doug Hess (12th round, 183rd pick), Bobby Jones (13th round, 196th pick), Bubbles Harris (14th round, 208th pick), Larry Baker (15th round, 217th pick) and Vance Tyree (16th round, 225th pick) in the 1971 NBA Draft.
August 13, 1971: Traded a 1972 3rd round draft pick ( Scott English was later selected) and a future 3rd round draft pick to the Phoenix Suns for Greg Howard.
October 13, 1971: Traded a 1972 2nd round draft pick ( Jim Price was later selected), a 1973 1st round draft pick ( Kermit Washington was later selected) and a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Bill Schaeffer was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Rick Roberson.
November 15, 1971: Traded Luther Rackley to the New York Knicks for a 1972 2nd round draft pick ( Steve Hawes was later selected) and a future draft pick. April 10, 1972: Selected Dwight Davis (1st round, 3rd pick), Steve Hawes (2nd round, 24th pick), Hank Siemiontkowski (4th round, 50th pick), Sam Cash (5th round, 66th pick), Tom Parker (6th round, 83rd pick), Steve Davidson (7th round, 100th pick), Roger Evans (8th round, 116th pick), Greg Starrick (9th round, 132nd pick) and Kent Martens (10th round, 145th pick) in the 1972 NBA Draft.
August 23, 1972: Traded Butch Beard to the Seattle SuperSonics for Barry Clemens and Lenny Wilkens.
August 31, 1972: Traded a 1974 2nd round draft pick ( Billy Knight was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jim Cleamons.
September 22, 1972: Traded Steve Hawes to the Houston Rockets for a 1973 3rd round draft pick (James Lister was later selected).
October 24, 1972: Traded Charlie Davis to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1974 3rd round draft pick ( Foots Walker was later selected).
November 4, 1972: Signed Cornell Warner as a free agent.
November 10, 1972: Traded Dave Sorenson to the Philadelphia 76ers for Bob Rule.
November 22, 1972: Traded Walt Wesley to the Phoenix Suns for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Allan Hornyak was later selected).
April 24, 1973: Traded John Johnson, Rick Roberson and a 1973 1st round draft pick ( Barry Parkhill was later selected) to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1973 1st round draft pick ( Jim Brewer was later selected) and a 1973 3rd round draft pick (Jim O'Brien was later selected). April 24, 1973: Selected Jim Brewer (1st round, 2nd pick), Allan Hornyak (2nd round, 26th pick), Jim O'Brien (3rd round, 37th pick), Ozzie Edwards (3rd round, 40th pick), James Lister (3rd round, 41st pick), Luke Witte (4th round, 57th pick), John Coughran (5th round, 74th pick), Willie Calvert (6th round, 91st pick), Larry Farmer (7th round, 108th pick), John Ritter (8th round, 125th pick), Les Taylor (9th round, 142nd pick), Dean Martin (10th round, 156th pick), Floyd Lewis (11th round, 169th pick), Chris McMurray (12th round, 178th pick), John Pennebacker (13th round, 185th pick), Charles Mitchell (14th round, 191st pick), Reese Stovall (15th round, 196th pick), Tom O'Connor (16th round, 201st pick) and Phil Elderkin (17th round, 205th pick) in the 1973 NBA Draft.