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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)

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APG Leader: Jerry West (9.7)
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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1972.
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Transactions

Date Type From To Transaction
July 12, 1971 Hiring LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers hired Bill Sharman as Head Coach.

July 16, 1971 Signing SEA POR

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

July 26, 1971 Trade BUF ATL

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

July 30, 1971 Claim POR ATL

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

July 30, 1971 Sale HOU MIL

The Houston Rockets sold Toby Kimball to the Milwaukee Bucks.

August 13, 1971 Trade PHO CLE

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 Trade POR LAL

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 Trade HOU MIL

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

September 14, 1971 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ed Manning.

September 20, 1971 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Fred Hetzel.

September 20, 1971 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Earnie Killum.

September 21, 1971 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Joe Thomas.

September 27, 1971 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Walt Gilmore.

October 4, 1971 Signing LAL POR

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

October 11, 1971 Trade BOS MIL

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

October 11, 1971 Waiver BAL

The Baltimore Bullets waived George Johnson.

October 13, 1971 Firing BUF

The Buffalo Braves fired Dolph Schayes as Head Coach.

October 13, 1971 Hiring BUF

The Buffalo Braves hired Johnny McCarthy as Head Coach.

October 13, 1971 Claim DET BAL

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

October 13, 1971 Trade LAL CLE

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).

October 13, 1971 Claim HOU LAL

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

October 13, 1971 Claim NYK ATL

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

October 18, 1971 Trade BAL PHI

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 Signing BAL NYK

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

November 1, 1971 Resignation DET

Butch Van Breda Kolff resigns as Head Coach for Detroit Pistons.

November 1, 1971 Appointment DET

The Detroit Pistons appointed Terry Dischinger as Interim Head Coach.

November 3, 1971 Hiring DET

The Detroit Pistons hired Earl Lloyd as Head Coach.

November 5, 1971 Retirement LAL

Elgin Baylor retired from the Los Angeles Lakers

November 9, 1971 Trade ATL HOU

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

November 9, 1971 Trade CIN CHI

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 Trade BAL NYK

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

November 15, 1971 Trade CLE NYK

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 Signing SEA MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Charlie Lowery as a free agent.

November 19, 1971 Trade ATL PHI

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

November 22, 1971 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Mike Price.

November 22, 1971 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Steve Mix.

November 25, 1971 Trade SEA PHI

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 Claim PHI CIN

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

December 3, 1971 Signing CIN POR

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

December 9, 1971 Trade HOU MIL

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 Trade HOU DET

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

December 10, 1971 Trade CHI NYK

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 Trade PHI MIL

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 Signing MIL HOU

The Houston Rockets signed McCoy McLemore as a free agent.

December 27, 1971 Trade PHO CIN

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 Signing MIL PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Jeff Webb as a free agent.

February 1, 1972 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Willie McCarter.

February 2, 1972 Firing POR

The Portland Trail Blazers fired Rolland Todd as Head Coach.

February 3, 1972 Appointment POR

The Portland Trail Blazers appointed Stu Inman as Interim Head Coach.

March 14, 1972 Trade BOS PHO

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.

March 26, 1972 Resignation PHI

Jack Ramsay resigns as Head Coach for Philadelphia 76ers.

March 27, 1972 Firing BUF

The Buffalo Braves fired Johnny McCarthy as Head Coach.

April 2, 1972 Resignation SEA

Lenny Wilkens resigns as Head Coach for Seattle SuperSonics.

April 3, 1972 Hiring POR

The Portland Trail Blazers hired Jack McCloskey as Head Coach.

April 6, 1972 Hiring BUF

The Buffalo Braves hired Jack Ramsay as Head Coach.

April 7, 1972 Trade PHO HOU

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 Trade BAL PHO

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

April 20, 1972 Hiring SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics hired Tom Nissalke as Head Coach.

April 24, 1972 Reassignment ATL

The Atlanta Hawks reassigned Head Coach Richie Guerin.

May 31, 1972 Hiring ATL

The Atlanta Hawks hired Cotton Fitzsimmons as Head Coach.

June, 1972 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Charlie Paulk.

June 15, 1972 Hiring PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers hired Roy Rubin as Head Coach.

June 23, 1972 Trade HOU BAL

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