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1972-73 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: New York Knicks

Most Valuable Player: Dave Cowens (20.5/16.2/4.1)
Rookie of the Year: Bob McAdoo (18.0/9.1/1.7)

PPG Leader: Tiny Archibald (34.0)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (18.6)
APG Leader: Tiny Archibald (11.4)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (21.9)

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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1972 to June 30, 1973.
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Transactions

Date Type From To Transaction
July 1, 1972 Signing GSW GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Rick Barry as a free agent. Barry returned from the ABA.

July 11, 1972 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Greg Fillmore.

July 19, 1972 Signing KCO PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Luther Green as a free agent.

July 31, 1972 Trade PHI POR

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Fred Foster to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Allan Bristow was later selected).

July 31, 1972 Trade POR DET

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Fred Foster to the Detroit Pistons for Terry Dischinger.

August 1, 1972 Trade HOU DET

The Houston Rockets traded Stu Lantz to the Detroit Pistons for Jimmy Walker.

August 9, 1972 Sale BAL CHI

The Baltimore Bullets sold Dorie Murrey to the Chicago Bulls.

August 15, 1972 Sale PHI SEA

The Philadelphia 76ers sold John Brisker to the Seattle SuperSonics.

August 23, 1972 Trade CLE SEA

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Butch Beard to the Seattle SuperSonics for Barry Clemens and Lenny Wilkens.

August 31, 1972 Trade LAL CLE

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Jim Cleamons to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1974 2nd round draft pick (Billy Knight was later selected).

September 6, 1972 Signing HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

September 11, 1972 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ron Knight.

September 11, 1972 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Jim Marsh.

September 11, 1972 Signing POR PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Gary Gregor as a veteran free agent and sent a 1974 2nd round draft pick (Rubin Collins was later selected) to the Portland Trail Blazers as compensation.

September 14, 1972 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Eddie Miles.

September 18, 1972 Sale SEA HOU

The Seattle SuperSonics sold Zaid Abdul-Aziz to the Houston Rockets.

September 18, 1972 Sale HOU MIL

The Houston Rockets sold Dick Cunningham to the Milwaukee Bucks.

September 19, 1972 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Charlie Yelverton.

September 19, 1972 Trade LAL PHO

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Paul Stovall to the Phoenix Suns for a 1974 2nd round draft pick (Truck Robinson was later selected) and a future draft pick.

September 19, 1972 Sale HOU NYK

The Houston Rockets sold John Gianelli to the New York Knicks.

September 22, 1972 Trade CLE HOU

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Steve Hawes to the Houston Rockets for a 1973 3rd round draft pick (James Lister was later selected).

September 25, 1972 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Jeff Webb.

September 28, 1972 Signing CHI GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed George Johnson as a free agent.

September 29, 1972 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Art Harris.

September 29, 1972 Trade DET BUF

The Detroit Pistons traded Howard Komives to the Buffalo Braves for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Mike D'Antoni was later selected).

October 2, 1972 Trade POR PHI

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Dale Schlueter to the Philadelphia 76ers for Dave Wohl.

October 2, 1972 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Paul McCracken.

October 3, 1972 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Charles Dudley.

October 9, 1972 Claim DET BUF

The Buffalo Braves claimed Bill Hewitt on waivers from the Detroit Pistons.

October 9, 1972 Trade MIL KCO

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Toby Kimball to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings for a 1973 4th round draft pick (Clyde Turner was later selected).

October 9, 1972 Trade SEA KCO

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Pete Cross and Don Kojis to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings for Jim Fox and Dick Gibbs.

October 9, 1972 Trade NYK ATL

The New York Knicks traded Eddie Mast to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Pat McFarland was later selected).

October 9, 1972 Waiver BUF

The Buffalo Braves waived Mike Davis.

October 9, 1972 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived John Wetzel.

October 10, 1972 Trade PHO PHI

The Phoenix Suns traded Mel Counts to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Gary Melchionni was later selected).

October 10, 1972 Trade PHI MIL

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Gary Gregor to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Gary Melchionni was later selected).

October 10, 1972 Signing NYK PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Mike Price as a free agent.

October 10, 1972 Claim GSW POR

The Portland Trail Blazers claimed Bill Turner on waivers from the Golden State Warriors.

October 10, 1972 Signing DET PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Manny Leaks as a free agent.

October 10, 1972 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived John Tschogl.

October 18, 1972 Trade PHI CHI

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Dennis Awtrey to the Chicago Bulls for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Caldwell Jones was later selected).

October 20, 1972 Trade SEA CHI

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Gar Heard and a 1973 3rd round draft pick (Martin Terry was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Kenny McIntosh.

October 20, 1972 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Roger Brown.

October 24, 1972 Signing BUF BAL

The Baltimore Bullets signed Mike Davis as a free agent.

October 24, 1972 Trade CLE POR

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Charlie Davis to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1974 3rd round draft pick (Foots Walker was later selected).

October 24, 1972 Waiver BAL

The Baltimore Bullets waived Terry Driscoll.

October 27, 1972 Trade HOU POR

The Houston Rockets traded Greg Smith to the Portland Trail Blazers for Stan McKenzie.

October 31, 1972 Trade ATL DET

The Atlanta Hawks traded Don Adams to the Detroit Pistons for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Tom Ingelsby was later selected).

November 1, 1972 Waiver BUF

The Buffalo Braves waived Cornell Warner.

November 2, 1972 Trade PHI LAL

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Bill Bridges and Mel Counts to the Los Angeles Lakers for Leroy Ellis and John Trapp.

November 2, 1972 Sale HOU KCO

The Houston Rockets sold Dick Gibbs to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

November 4, 1972 Signing BUF CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Cornell Warner as a free agent.

November 9, 1972 Trade KCO DET

The Kansas City-Omaha Kings traded John Mengelt to the Detroit Pistons for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Mike D'Antoni was later selected).

November 9, 1972 Waiver BUF

The Buffalo Braves waived Mahdi Abdul-Rahman.

November 10, 1972 Trade PHI CLE

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Bob Rule to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Dave Sorenson.

November 13, 1972 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Bill Turner.

November 15, 1972 Signing BUF GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Mahdi Abdul-Rahman as a free agent.

November 15, 1972 Signing BAL MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Terry Driscoll as a free agent.

November 22, 1972 Trade CLE PHO

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Walt Wesley to the Phoenix Suns for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Allan Hornyak was later selected).

December 1, 1972 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Gus Johnson.

December 6, 1972 Claim KCO SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics claimed Pete Cross on waivers from the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

December 6, 1972 Trade LAL BAL

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Flynn Robinson to the Baltimore Bullets for a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Jim Chones was later selected).

December 6, 1972 Claim POR BUF

The Buffalo Braves claimed Dave Wohl on waivers from the Portland Trail Blazers.

January 2, 1973 Signing POR LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Bill Turner as a free agent.

January 9, 1973 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Wali Jones.

January 10, 1973 Firing SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics fired Tom Nissalke as Head Coach.

January 10, 1973 Appointment SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics appointed Bucky Buckwalter as Interim Head Coach.

January 15, 1973 Signing PHO ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed John Wetzel as a free agent.

January 21, 1973 Firing HOU

The Houston Rockets fired Tex Winter as Head Coach.

January 21, 1973 Hiring HOU

The Houston Rockets hired Johnny Egan as Head Coach.

January 23, 1973 Firing PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers fired Roy Rubin as Head Coach.

January 23, 1973 Appointment PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers appointed Kevin Loughery as Interim Head Coach.

January 26, 1973 Trade PHI KCO

The Philadelphia 76ers traded John Block to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings for Tom Van Arsdale and a 1974 3rd round draft pick (Harvey Catchings was later selected).

January 26, 1973 Trade ATL PHI

The Atlanta Hawks traded Jeff Halliburton to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1973 3rd round draft pick (Ted Manakas was later selected).

January 29, 1973 Signing HOU HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

February 1, 1973 Signing NYK

The New York Knicks signed Harthorne Wingo as a free agent.

February 1, 1973 Signing BAL HOU

The Houston Rockets signed George Johnson as a free agent.

February 1, 1973 Trade ATL PHI

The Atlanta Hawks traded Don May to the Philadelphia 76ers for Dale Schlueter. Schlueter was sent to Atlanta to complete the trade on April 18, 1973.

February 5, 1973 Signing DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Justus Thigpen as a free agent.

February 26, 1973 Signing GSW ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed John Tschogl as a free agent.

February 26, 1973 Signing GSW SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Charles Dudley as a free agent.

March 30, 1973 Hiring PHO

The Phoenix Suns hired John MacLeod as Head Coach.

April 13, 1973 Trade ATL DET

The Atlanta Hawks traded George Trapp to the Detroit Pistons for a 1973 1st round draft pick (Dwight Jones was later selected).

April 24, 1973 Trade CLE POR

The Cleveland Cavaliers 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 26, 1973 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Bernie Fryer.

April 27, 1973 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics released Jim Ard.

May 11, 1973 Hiring SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics hired Bill Russell as Head Coach.

June 15, 1973 Hiring CAP

The Capital Bullets hired K.C. Jones as Head Coach.

June 21, 1973 Retirement POR

Terry Dischinger retired from the Portland Trail Blazers

June 27, 1973 Signing PHO POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Bernie Fryer as a free agent.