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1976-77 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Portland Trail Blazers

Most Valuable Player: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (26.2/13.3/3.9)
Rookie of the Year: Adrian Dantley (20.3/7.6/1.9)

PPG Leader: Pete Maravich (31.1)
RPG Leader: Bill Walton (14.4)
APG Leader: Don Buse (8.5)
WS Leader: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (17.8)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977.
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July, 1976

The New York Knicks waived Harthorne Wingo.

July 6, 1976

The Detroit Pistons signed Cornelius Cash as a free agent.

July 19, 1976

The New Orleans Jazz signed Gail Goodrich as a veteran free agent.

July 28, 1976

The Detroit Pistons waived Archie Clark.

July 29, 1976

The Kansas City Kings waived Matt Guokas.

The Kansas City Kings waived Lee Winfield.

July 30, 1976

The Kansas City Kings waived Len Kosmalski.

August 5, 1976

The New Orleans Jazz traded a 1977 1st round draft pick (Kenny Carr was later selected), a 1978 1st round draft pick (Freeman Williams was later selected), a 1979 1st round draft pick (Magic Johnson was later selected) and a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Sam Worthen was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Essie Hollis was later selected) and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Jack Givens was later selected). This exchange was arranged as compensation for Utah signing veteran free agent Gail Goodrich on July 19, 1976.

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Steve Hawes and Geoff Petrie to the Atlanta Hawks for Maurice Lucas. This trade was for the 2nd pick in the ABA dispersal draft.

The Buffalo Braves traded a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Glenn Williams was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Bird Averitt. This trade was for the 7th pick in the ABA dispersal draft.

The Chicago Bulls selected Artis Gilmore from the Kentucky Colonels in the dispersal draft.

The Portland Trail Blazers selected Maurice Lucas from the Kentucky Colonels in the dispersal draft.

The Kansas City Kings selected Ron Boone from the Spirits of St. Louis in the dispersal draft.

The Detroit Pistons selected Marvin Barnes from the Spirits of St. Louis in the dispersal draft.

The Portland Trail Blazers selected Moses Malone from the Spirits of St. Louis in the dispersal draft.

The New York Knicks selected Randy Denton from the Spirits of St. Louis in the dispersal draft.

The Milwaukee Bucks selected Bird Averitt from the Kentucky Colonels in the dispersal draft.

The Indiana Pacers selected Wil Jones from the Kentucky Colonels in the dispersal draft.

The San Antonio Spurs selected Louie Dampier from the Kentucky Colonels in the dispersal draft.

The New York Nets selected Jan Van Breda Kolff from the Kentucky Colonels in the dispersal draft.

The Kansas City Kings selected Mike Barr from the Spirits of St. Louis in the dispersal draft.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Fatty Taylor to the Denver Nuggets for a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Herm Harris was later selected).

August 11, 1976

The Chicago Bulls signed Allen Murphy as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Robin Jones as a free agent.

August 12, 1976

The San Antonio Spurs signed Mike D'Antoni as a free agent.

August 18, 1976

The Indiana Pacers signed Darrell Elston as a free agent.

August 23, 1976

The New York Nets signed Earl Williams as a free agent.

August 25, 1976

The Buffalo Braves traded Tom Van Arsdale to the Phoenix Suns for a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Glenn Williams was later selected).

August 26, 1976

John Wetzel retired from the Phoenix Suns

August 31, 1976

The Indiana Pacers signed Freddie Lewis as a free agent.

September, 1976

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Major Jones.

The Denver Nuggets signed Rudy Hackett as a free agent.

September 2, 1976

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Barry Clemens.

The Seattle SuperSonics sold Herm Gilliam to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Portland Trail Blazers traded LaRue Martin to the Seattle SuperSonics for future considerations.

September 9, 1976

The Kansas City Kings traded Larry McNeill to the New York Nets for a 1977 3rd round draft pick (Bill Paterno was later selected).

The Boston Celtics waived Art Collins.

September 10, 1976

The Kansas City Kings traded Tiny Archibald to the New York Nets for Jim Eakins, Brian Taylor, a 1977 1st round draft pick (Otis Birdsong was later selected) and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Phil Ford was later selected).

The Buffalo Braves sold Jim McMillian to the New York Knicks.

September 13, 1976

The Washington Bullets traded Tom Kropp to the Chicago Bulls for a 1977 3rd round draft pick (Steve Puidokas was later selected).

September 14, 1976

The Indiana Pacers signed Steve Green as a free agent.

September 15, 1976

The Chicago Bulls released Steve Patterson.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Mike Green as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves signed Fred Foster as a free agent.

The New York Nets traded Ted McClain to the Denver Nuggets for a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Dave Batton was later selected) and a 1978 4th round draft pick (Walter Jordan was later selected).

September 17, 1976

Jon McGlocklin retired from the Milwaukee Bucks

The New Orleans Jazz sold Henry Bibby to the Philadelphia 76ers.

September 21, 1976

Pat Riley retired from the Phoenix Suns

The Denver Nuggets signed Willie Wise as a free agent.

September 22, 1976

The Buffalo Braves signed Johnny Neumann as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Don Chaney as a free agent.

September 23, 1976

The Phoenix Suns signed Marv Roberts as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Charlie Criss as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves signed Major Jones as a free agent.

September 28, 1976

The Buffalo Braves waived Major Jones.

September 29, 1976

The Buffalo Braves waived Bob Weiss.

September 30, 1976

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Dan Anderson.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Steve Jones.

October, 1976

The New York Knicks signed Mo Layton as a free agent.

October 1, 1976

The New York Knicks traded Randy Denton to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Glen Gondrezick was later selected).

The New York Knicks waived Charlie Criss.

October 4, 1976

The Chicago Bulls traded Allen Murphy to the Los Angeles Lakers for a future draft pick.

The Phoenix Suns waived Al Fleming.

October 5, 1976

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Donnie Freeman.

The Denver Nuggets signed Goo Kennedy as a free agent.

October 6, 1976

The Los Angeles Lakers waived John Roche.

October 12, 1976

The Portland Trail Blazers sold Sidney Wicks to the Boston Celtics.

October 13, 1976

John Block retired from the Chicago Bulls

The Indiana Pacers signed Al Fleming as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Henry Ward.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Bob Carrington.

October 14, 1976

The Chicago Bulls signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Gus Bailey.

October 15, 1976

The Phoenix Suns waived Nate Hawthorne.

The Phoenix Suns waived Phil Lumpkin.

The Phoenix Suns waived Marv Roberts.

October 18, 1976

The Denver Nuggets traded Rudy Hackett to the New York Nets for a future draft pick.

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Moses Malone to the Buffalo Braves for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Rick Robey was later selected).

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Corky Calhoun.

The Chicago Bulls waived Bobby Wilson.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Wayman Britt.

October 19, 1976

The New York Nets signed Mel Daniels as a free agent.

October 21, 1976

The Buffalo Braves signed Claude Terry as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics waived Glenn McDonald.

The Chicago Bulls waived Leon Benbow.

October 22, 1976

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Corky Calhoun as a free agent.

October 24, 1976

The Buffalo Braves traded Moses Malone to the Houston Rockets for a 1977 1st round draft pick (Wesley Cox was later selected) and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Micheal Ray Richardson was later selected).

October 25, 1976

The Indiana Pacers signed Clyde Mayes as a free agent.

October 27, 1976

The New York Nets signed Jim Fox as a free agent.

The New York Nets waived Earl Williams.

October 28, 1976

The Chicago Bulls signed Wilbur Holland as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls waived Willie Smith.

October 29, 1976

The Houston Rockets signed Goo Kennedy as a free agent.

The New York Nets waived Rudy Hackett.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Ron Davis.

The Houston Rockets waived Phil Hicks.

November 1, 1976

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Norton Barnhill.

November 2, 1976

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Allen Murphy.

The Los Angeles Lakers released Cornell Warner.

The Indiana Pacers signed Jerome Anderson as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Mel Bennett to the Indiana Pacers for a 1980 1st round draft pick (Andrew Toney was later selected).

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Marv Roberts as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Jim Price to the Buffalo Braves for a 1977 1st round draft pick (Tate Armstrong was later selected).

November 3, 1976

The Indiana Pacers waived Clyde Mayes.

November 4, 1976

The San Antonio Spurs signed Louie Nelson as a free agent.

November 5, 1976

The Detroit Pistons waived Cornelius Cash.

November 9, 1976

The Indiana Pacers signed Rudy Hackett as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves signed Clyde Mayes as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves waived Johnny Neumann.

November 10, 1976

The New York Knicks waived Jim Barnett.

November 12, 1976

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Glenn McDonald as a free agent.

November 15, 1976

The Washington Bullets signed Bob Weiss as a free agent.

November 16, 1976

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Mack Calvin to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1977 1st round draft pick (Brad Davis was later selected).

November 17, 1976

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ron Davis as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Louie Nelson.

November 18, 1976

The Detroit Pistons sold John Mengelt to the Chicago Bulls.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Johnny Neumann as a free agent.

November 19, 1976

The Chicago Bulls waived Paul McCracken.

November 22, 1976

The San Antonio Spurs waived Mike D'Antoni.

The New York Knicks waived Neal Walk.

Larry Costello resigns as Head Coach for Milwaukee Bucks.

November 23, 1976

The Milwaukee Bucks appointed Don Nelson as Head Coach.

November 24, 1976

The Indiana Pacers waived Darrell Elston.

November 26, 1976

The Buffalo Braves signed Zaid Abdul-Aziz as a veteran free agent.

November 29, 1976

The Buffalo Braves waived Clyde Mayes.

November 30, 1976

The Chicago Bulls traded Bob Love to the New York Nets for a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Mike Glenn was later selected).

The Houston Rockets waived Goo Kennedy.

December 6, 1976

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Glenn McDonald.

The Indiana Pacers waived Rudy Hackett.

December 8, 1976

The Phoenix Suns signed Dale Schlueter as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Fred Carter to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Wilson Washington was later selected) and a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Maurice Cheeks was later selected).

December 9, 1976

The New York Knicks traded John Gianelli and cash to the Buffalo Braves for Bob McAdoo and Tom McMillen.

December 10, 1976

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mickey Davis.

The New York Knicks waived Mel Davis.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Mo Howard.

December 15, 1976

The Denver Nuggets traded Gus Gerard and Chuck Williams to the Buffalo Braves for Jim Price.

December 16, 1976

The New York Nets signed Robert Hawkins as a free agent.

January 8, 1977

The Houston Rockets traded Dave Wohl to the New York Nets for a 1978 4th round draft pick (Jackie Robinson was later selected).

January 11, 1977

The Chicago Bulls signed Phil Hicks as a free agent.

January 13, 1977

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Gary Brokaw and Elmore Smith to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Rowland Garrett, a 1977 1st round draft pick (Ernie Grunfeld was later selected) and a 1978 1st round draft pick (George Johnson was later selected).

January 14, 1977

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Jim Barnett as a free agent.

January 17, 1977

The Indiana Pacers waived Jerome Anderson.

January 18, 1977

The Golden State Warriors traded George Johnson to the Buffalo Braves for a 1977 1st round draft pick (Wesley Cox was later selected).

January 19, 1977

The San Antonio Spurs signed Henry Ward as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Dean Meminger as a veteran free agent.

January 20, 1977

The New York Nets signed Mel Davis as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets traded Truck Robinson and a 1977 1st round draft pick (Tree Rollins was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Tom Henderson and a 1977 1st round draft pick (Greg Ballard was later selected).

The New York Nets waived Bob Love.

The Buffalo Braves waived Zaid Abdul-Aziz.

January 27, 1977

The Seattle SuperSonics sold Mike Bantom to the New York Nets.

January 28, 1977

The Boston Celtics signed Bobby Wilson as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Bob Love as a free agent.

February 1, 1977

The Houston Rockets signed Goo Kennedy as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves sold Claude Terry to the Atlanta Hawks.

The New York Nets traded John Williamson to the Indiana Pacers for Darnell Hillman and a 1977 1st round draft pick (Bernard King was later selected).

February 2, 1977

The New York Nets waived Rich Jones.

The Chicago Bulls signed Leon Benbow as a free agent.

February 4, 1977

The Indiana Pacers signed Jerome Anderson as a free agent.

February 11, 1977

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Clyde Mayes as a free agent.

February 13, 1977

The Indiana Pacers waived Jerome Anderson.

February 15, 1977

The Denver Nuggets claimed Mack Calvin on waivers from the San Antonio Spurs.

February 22, 1977

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Clyde Mayes.

February 24, 1977

The Golden State Warriors signed Larry McNeill as a free agent.

February 27, 1977

The New Orleans Jazz signed Mo Howard as a free agent.

March 17, 1977

The Atlanta Hawks signed Henry Dickerson as a free agent.

March 18, 1977

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Bayard Forrest to the Phoenix Suns for a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Paul Mokeski was later selected).

April 1, 1977

The Boston Celtics waived Bobby Wilson.

April 4, 1977

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jim Barnett.

April 10, 1977

Tom Van Arsdale retired from the Phoenix Suns

May 12, 1977

Dick Van Arsdale retired from the Phoenix Suns

May 24, 1977

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Tom Burleson, Bob Wilkerson and a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Steve Sheppard was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Paul Silas, Marvin Webster and Willie Wise.

May 25, 1977

The Denver Nuggets traded Tom Burleson and a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Steve Sheppard was later selected) to the Kansas City Kings for Brian Taylor and a 1977 1st round draft pick (Tom LaGarde was later selected).

June, 1977

The New York Knicks waived Dean Meminger.

June 1, 1977

The Kansas City Kings traded Ollie Johnson, a 1978 1st round draft pick (Purvis Short was later selected) and a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Ron Carter was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lucius Allen.

June 6, 1977

Keith Erickson retired from the Phoenix Suns

June 7, 1977

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Swen Nater and a 1977 1st round draft pick (Tate Armstrong was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves for a 1977 1st round draft pick (Marques Johnson was later selected).

June 9, 1977

The Houston Rockets traded John Johnson to the Boston Celtics for a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Larry Moffett was later selected) and a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Buster Matheney was later selected).

June 10, 1977

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Johnny Neumann to the Buffalo Braves for a 1977 3rd round draft pick (James Edwards was later selected).

The Chicago Bulls traded a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Larry Johnson was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves for a 1977 1st round draft pick (Tate Armstrong was later selected).

June 13, 1977

The Denver Nuggets signed Jacky Dorsey as a free agent.