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1969-70 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: New York Knicks

Most Valuable Player: Willis Reed (21.7/13.9/2.0)
Rookie of the Year: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (28.8/14.5/4.1)

PPG Leader: Jerry West (31.2)
RPG Leader: Elvin Hayes (16.9)
APG Leader: Lenny Wilkens (9.1)
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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1969 to June 30, 1970.
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Transactions

Date Type From To Transaction
July 11, 1969 Resignation SEA

Al Bianchi resigns as Head Coach for Seattle SuperSonics.

August 22, 1969 Trade SDR BOS

The San Diego Rockets traded Hank Finkel to the Boston Celtics for cash.

September 2, 1969 Trade PHI CHI

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Shaler Halimon and Chet Walker to the Chicago Bulls for Bob Kauffman and Jim Washington. Kaufmann was sent as the player to be named later on May 11, 1970.

September 5, 1969 Trade CHI SEA

The Chicago Bulls traded Bob Boozer and Barry Clemens to the Seattle SuperSonics for Bob Kauffman and a 1971 3rd round draft pick (Clifford Ray was later selected).

September 9, 1969 Trade CHI LAL

The Chicago Bulls traded Mike Lynn to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 1971 3rd round draft pick (Mike Gale was later selected).

September 11, 1969 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Bob Warlick.

September 13, 1969 Trade PHO PHI

The Phoenix Suns traded Bill Melchionni to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1970 2nd round draft pick (Joe DePre was later selected).

September 15, 1969 Hiring BOS

The Boston Celtics hired Tom Heinsohn as Head Coach.

September 18, 1969 Sale LAL MIL

The Los Angeles Lakers sold Freddie Crawford to the Milwaukee Bucks.

September 20, 1969 Trade PHO ATL

The Phoenix Suns traded Gene Tormohlen to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1970 3rd round draft pick (Vann Williford was later selected).

September 23, 1969 Signing PHI CIN

The Cincinnati Royals signed Johnny Green as a free agent.

October 1, 1969 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Dave Lattin.

October 4, 1969 Trade CIN PHI

The Cincinnati Royals traded Fred Hetzel to the Philadelphia 76ers for Craig Raymond and a future draft pick.

October 10, 1969 Trade DET SFW

The Detroit Pistons traded Dave Gambee to the San Francisco Warriors for a future draft pick.

October 12, 1969 Trade CIN CHI

The Cincinnati Royals traded Walt Wesley to the Chicago Bulls for Dave Newmark and Norm Van Lier.

October 12, 1969 Trade CIN ATL

The Cincinnati Royals traded Dave Newmark to the Atlanta Hawks for Wally Anderzunas and a 1972 3rd round draft pick (Ron Riley was later selected).

October 14, 1969 Claim MIL BOS

The Boston Celtics claimed Rich Niemann on waivers from the Milwaukee Bucks.

October 14, 1969 Claim CIN CHI

The Chicago Bulls claimed Al Tucker on waivers from the Cincinnati Royals.

October 14, 1969 Claim BAL DET

The Detroit Pistons claimed Tom Workman on waivers from the Baltimore Bullets.

October 25, 1969 Trade SFW CIN

The San Francisco Warriors traded Jim King and Bill Turner to the Cincinnati Royals for Jerry Lucas.

October 26, 1969 Trade SEA PHO

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Art Harris to the Phoenix Suns for Dick Snyder.

November 1, 1969 Trade SEA DET

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Erwin Mueller to the Detroit Pistons for a 1970 2nd round draft pick (Jake Ford was later selected).

November 18, 1969 Trade CIN BOS

The Cincinnati Royals traded Bill Dinwiddie to the Boston Celtics for Bob Cousy.

November 27, 1969 Trade DET LAL

The Detroit Pistons traded Happy Hairston to the Los Angeles Lakers for Bill Hewitt and a 1970 3rd round draft pick (Jim Hayes was later selected).

December 9, 1969 Firing SDR

The San Diego Rockets fired Jack McMahon as Head Coach.

December 10, 1969 Hiring SDR

The San Diego Rockets hired Alex Hannum as Head Coach.

December 25, 1969 Trade CIN SFW

The Cincinnati Royals traded Adrian Smith to the San Francisco Warriors for a 1970 2nd round draft pick (Tiny Archibald was later selected).

January 2, 1970 Firing PHO

The Phoenix Suns fired Red Kerr as Head Coach.

January 2, 1970 Appointment PHO

The Phoenix Suns appointed Jerry Colangelo as Interim Head Coach.

January 5, 1970 Trade BAL CHI

The Baltimore Bullets traded Ed Manning to the Chicago Bulls for Al Tucker.

January 23, 1970 Sale SEA LAL

The Seattle SuperSonics sold John Tresvant to the Los Angeles Lakers.

January 27, 1970 Firing SFW

The San Francisco Warriors fired George Lee as Head Coach.

January 27, 1970 Hiring SFW

The San Francisco Warriors hired Al Attles as Head Coach.

February 1, 1970 Trade DET ATL

The Detroit Pistons traded Walt Bellamy to the Atlanta Hawks for John Arthurs.

February 1, 1970 Trade DET BAL

The Detroit Pistons traded Eddie Miles and a 1970 4th round draft pick (Bill Stricker was later selected) to the Baltimore Bullets for Bob Quick and a 1970 2nd round draft pick (Ken Warzynski was later selected).

February 2, 1970 Trade ATL SFW

The Atlanta Hawks traded Zelmo Beaty to the San Francisco Warriors for Clyde Lee and a 1970 1st round draft pick (Pete Maravich was later selected). Lee was sent as the player to be named later on October 4, 1974.

March 19, 1970 Hiring CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers hired Bill Fitch as Head Coach.

March 23, 1970 Trade BAL BUF

The Baltimore Bullets traded Mike Davis and a 1970 1st round draft pick (John Hummer was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves for a 1970 1st round draft pick (George Johnson was later selected).

March 31, 1970 Hiring BUF

The Buffalo Braves hired Dolph Schayes as Head Coach.

April 15, 1970 Sale SDR SEA

The San Diego Rockets sold Don Kojis to the Seattle SuperSonics.

April 16, 1970 Waiver SDR

The San Diego Rockets waived Justus Thigpen.

April 21, 1970 Hiring POR

The Portland Trail Blazers hired Rolland Todd as Head Coach.

April 21, 1970 Trade CIN MIL

The Cincinnati Royals traded Oscar Robertson to the Milwaukee Bucks for Charlie Paulk and Flynn Robinson.

April 23, 1970 Trade PHO CHI

The Phoenix Suns traded Jim Fox and a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Howard Porter was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Clem Haskins.

May 11, 1970 Draft SDR POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Rick Adelman from the San Diego Rockets in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft ATL CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Butch Beard from the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft BOS BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Em Bryant from the Boston Celtics in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft PHO POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Jerry Chambers from the Phoenix Suns in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft MIL CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Len Chappell from the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft MIL BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Freddie Crawford from the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft LAL CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Johnny Egan from the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft BAL POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Leroy Ellis from the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft LAL BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Dick Garrett from the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft CIN BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Herm Gilliam from the Cincinnati Royals in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft PHI POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Fred Hetzel from the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft NYK BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Bill Hosket from the New York Knicks in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft BOS BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Bailey Howell from the Boston Celtics in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft SEA POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Joe Kennedy from the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft SFW CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Bobby Lewis from the San Francisco Warriors in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft DET BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Paul Long from the Detroit Pistons in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft LAL BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Mike Lynn from the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft CHI POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Ed Manning from the Chicago Bulls in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft NYK BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Don May from the New York Knicks in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft PHO POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Stan McKenzie from the Phoenix Suns in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft DET CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted McCoy McLemore from the Detroit Pistons in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft ATL CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Don Ohl from the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft SEA POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Dorie Murrey from the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft CHI CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Loy Petersen from the Chicago Bulls in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft CIN CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Luther Rackley from the Cincinnati Royals in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft SDR POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Pat Riley from the San Diego Rockets in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft SFW POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Dale Schlueter from the San Francisco Warriors in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft BAL BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted Ray Scott from the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft BOS POR

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Larry Siegfried from the Boston Celtics in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft SDR CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Bingo Smith from the San Diego Rockets in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft NYK CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted John Warren from the New York Knicks in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft CHI CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Walt Wesley from the Chicago Bulls in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Draft PHI BUF

The Buffalo Braves drafted George Wilson from the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA expansion draft.

May 11, 1970 Trade BUF PHI

The Buffalo Braves traded Bailey Howell to the Philadelphia 76ers for Bob Kauffman and a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Spencer Haywood was later selected).

May 11, 1970 Trade POR SDR

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Larry Siegfried to the San Diego Rockets for Jim Barnett.

May 20, 1970 Trade LAL PHO

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Mel Counts to the Phoenix Suns for Gail Goodrich.

June 17, 1970 Trade POR ATL

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Jerry Chambers to the Atlanta Hawks for Gary Gregor.

June 20, 1970 Trade NYK BUF

The New York Knicks traded Nate Bowman and Mike Silliman to the Buffalo Braves for cash.

June 20, 1970 Signing PHO BAL

The Baltimore Bullets signed Dennis Stewart as a free agent.