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1971-72 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Most Valuable Player: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (34.8/16.6/4.6)
Rookie of the Year: Sidney Wicks (24.5/11.5/4.3)

PPG Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (34.8)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (19.2)
APG Leader: Jerry West (9.7)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (25.4)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1972.
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July 16, 1971

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Jim Marsh as a free agent.

July 26, 1971

The Buffalo Braves traded Herm Gilliam and Don May to the Atlanta Hawks for Mahdi Abdul-Rahman and Jerry Chambers.

July 30, 1971

The Atlanta Hawks claimed Shaler Halimon on waivers from the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Houston Rockets sold Toby Kimball to the Milwaukee Bucks.

August 13, 1971

The Phoenix Suns traded Greg Howard to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1972 3rd round draft pick (Scott English was later selected) and a future 3rd round draft pick.

September 11, 1971

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Leroy Ellis to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Ollie Johnson was later selected).

September 12, 1971

The Houston Rockets traded John Block to the Milwaukee Bucks for Dick Cunningham.

September 14, 1971

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ed Manning.

September 20, 1971

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Fred Hetzel.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Earnie Killum.

September 21, 1971

The Phoenix Suns waived Joe Thomas.

September 27, 1971

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Walt Gilmore.

October 4, 1971

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Willie McCarter as a free agent.

October 11, 1971

The Boston Celtics traded Bill Dinwiddie to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1972 6th round draft pick (Wally Wright was later selected).

The Baltimore Bullets waived George Johnson.

October 13, 1971

The Baltimore Bullets claimed Terry Driscoll on waivers from the Detroit Pistons.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Rick Roberson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for 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).

The Los Angeles Lakers claimed John Trapp on waivers from the Houston Rockets.

The Atlanta Hawks claimed Milt Williams on waivers from the New York Knicks.

October 18, 1971

The Baltimore Bullets traded Fred Carter and Kevin Loughery to the Philadelphia 76ers for Archie Clark and a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Louie Nelson was later selected).

October 22, 1971

The New York Knicks signed Eddie Miles as a free agent.

November 5, 1971

Elgin Baylor retired from the Los Angeles Lakers

November 9, 1971

The Atlanta Hawks traded Jim Davis and John Vallely to the Houston Rockets for Don Adams and Larry Siegfried.

The Cincinnati Royals traded Norm Van Lier and a 1972 3rd round draft pick (Frank Russell was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Jim Fox and a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Mike Ratliff was later selected).

November 10, 1971

The Baltimore Bullets traded Earl Monroe to the New York Knicks for Mike Riordan, Dave Stallworth and cash.

November 15, 1971

The Cleveland Cavaliers 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.

November 16, 1971

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Charlie Lowery as a free agent.

November 19, 1971

The Atlanta Hawks traded Bill Bridges to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jim Washington.

November 22, 1971

The New York Knicks waived Mike Price.

The Detroit Pistons waived Steve Mix.

November 25, 1971

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Bob Rule to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Joby Wright was later selected) and a future 2nd round draft pick.

November 30, 1971

The Cincinnati Royals claimed Jake Jones on waivers from the Philadelphia 76ers.

December 3, 1971

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Darrall Imhoff as a free agent.

December 9, 1971

The Houston Rockets traded Curtis Perry and a 1972 1st round draft pick (Russ Lee was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Smith and a 1973 3rd round draft pick (E.C. Coleman was later selected).

December 10, 1971

The Houston Rockets traded Jim Davis to the Detroit Pistons for a 1972 1st round draft pick (Corky Calhoun was later selected).

The Chicago Bulls traded Charlie Paulk to the New York Knicks for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Caldwell Jones was later selected).

December 13, 1971

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Wali Jones to the Milwaukee Bucks for John Block and a 1974 2nd round draft pick (Rubin Collins was later selected). Block was sent as the player to be named later on July 28, 1972.

December 16, 1971

The Houston Rockets signed McCoy McLemore as a free agent.

December 27, 1971

The Phoenix Suns traded Fred Taylor to the Cincinnati Royals for a 1973 3rd round draft pick (Joe Reaves was later selected).

January 4, 1972

The Phoenix Suns signed Jeff Webb as a free agent.

February 1, 1972

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Willie McCarter.

March 14, 1972

The Boston Celtics traded Charlie Scott to the Phoenix Suns for Paul Silas and cash. Silas agreed to terms with Boston in September 1972 to complete the trade.

April 7, 1972

The Phoenix Suns traded Otto Moore to the Houston Rockets for a 1972 1st round draft pick (Corky Calhoun was later selected).

April 10, 1972

The Baltimore Bullets traded Gus Johnson to the Phoenix Suns for a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Tom Patterson was later selected).

April 24, 1972

The Atlanta Hawks reassigned Head Coach Richie Guerin.

June, 1972

The New York Knicks waived Charlie Paulk.

June 23, 1972

The Houston Rockets traded Elvin Hayes to the Baltimore Bullets for Jack Marin.