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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)

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

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

July 11, 1972

The New York Knicks waived Greg Fillmore.

July 19, 1972

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

July 31, 1972

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

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

August 1, 1972

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

August 9, 1972

The Baltimore Bullets sold Dorie Murrey to the Chicago Bulls.

August 15, 1972

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

August 23, 1972

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

August 31, 1972

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

The Houston Rockets signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

September 11, 1972

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ron Knight.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Jim Marsh.

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

The New York Knicks waived Eddie Miles.

September 18, 1972

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

The Houston Rockets sold Dick Cunningham to the Milwaukee Bucks.

September 19, 1972

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Charlie Yelverton.

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.

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

September 22, 1972

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

The Phoenix Suns waived Jeff Webb.

September 28, 1972

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

September 29, 1972

The Phoenix Suns waived Art Harris.

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

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

The Houston Rockets waived Paul McCracken.

October 3, 1972

The Golden State Warriors waived Charles Dudley.

October 9, 1972

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

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

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

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

The Buffalo Braves waived Mike Davis.

The Phoenix Suns waived John Wetzel.

October 10, 1972

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

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

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

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

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

The Golden State Warriors waived John Tschogl.

October 18, 1972

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

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.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Roger Brown.

October 24, 1972

The Baltimore Bullets signed Mike Davis as a free agent.

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

The Baltimore Bullets waived Terry Driscoll.

October 27, 1972

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

October 31, 1972

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

The Buffalo Braves waived Cornell Warner.

November 2, 1972

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

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

November 4, 1972

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Cornell Warner as a free agent.

November 9, 1972

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).

The Buffalo Braves waived Mahdi Abdul-Rahman.

November 10, 1972

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

November 13, 1972

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Bill Turner.

November 15, 1972

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

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Terry Driscoll as a free agent.

November 22, 1972

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

The Phoenix Suns waived Gus Johnson.

December 6, 1972

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

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

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

January 2, 1973

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

January 9, 1973

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Wali Jones.

January 15, 1973

The Atlanta Hawks signed John Wetzel as a free agent.

January 26, 1973

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).

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

The Houston Rockets signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

February 1, 1973

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

The Houston Rockets signed George Johnson as a free agent.

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

The Detroit Pistons signed Justus Thigpen as a free agent.

February 26, 1973

The Atlanta Hawks signed John Tschogl as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Charles Dudley as a free agent.

April 13, 1973

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

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

The Phoenix Suns waived Bernie Fryer.

April 27, 1973

The Seattle SuperSonics released Jim Ard.

June 21, 1973

Terry Dischinger retired from the Portland Trail Blazers

June 27, 1973

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