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1977-78 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Washington Bullets

Most Valuable Player: Bill Walton (18.9/13.2/5.0)
Rookie of the Year: Walter Davis (24.2/6.0/3.4)

PPG Leader: George Gervin (27.2)
RPG Leader: Truck Robinson (15.7)
APG Leader: Kevin Porter (10.2)
WS Leader: David Thompson (12.7)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1977 to June 30, 1978.
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July 8, 1977

The Detroit Pistons signed Wayman Britt as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jim Bostic as a free agent.

July 11, 1977

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Jamaal Wilkes as a veteran free agent and sent cash and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Purvis Short was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors as compensation.

July 15, 1977

The New Orleans Jazz signed Glenn Hansen as a veteran free agent and sent a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Mike Russell was later selected) to the Kansas City Kings as compensation.

The Phoenix Suns traded Dale Schlueter to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1978 4th round draft pick (Wayne Smith was later selected).

July 18, 1977

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Al Fleming as a free agent.

July 25, 1977

The Atlanta Hawks signed Charlie Criss as a free agent.

July 27, 1977

The New Orleans Jazz signed Gus Bailey as a free agent.

August 5, 1977

The New Orleans Jazz signed Truck Robinson as a veteran free agent and sent Ron Behagen and cash to the Atlanta Hawks as compensation.

The Detroit Pistons signed Don Adams as a veteran free agent and sent a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Ricky Gallon was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves as compensation.

August 8, 1977

The New Jersey Nets signed Bob Carrington as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons waived Don Adams.

August 10, 1977

The Houston Rockets traded Tom Owens to the Portland Trail Blazers for Robin Jones.

The Indiana Pacers signed Bobby Wilson as a free agent.

August 16, 1977

The Washington Bullets signed Bob Dandridge as a veteran free agent and sent cash to the Milwaukee Bucks as compensation.

August 23, 1977

The Phoenix Suns waived Billy McKinney.

September 1, 1977

The New Jersey Nets traded Tiny Archibald to the Buffalo Braves for George Johnson, a 1978 1st round draft pick (Micheal Ray Richardson was later selected) and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Cliff Robinson was later selected).

The Buffalo Braves signed Mike Bantom as a veteran free agent and sent a future 4th round draft pick to the New Jersey Nets as compensation.

The Buffalo Braves traded Mike Bantom and Adrian Dantley to the Indiana Pacers for Billy Knight.

September 2, 1977

The Detroit Pistons signed Abdul Jeelani as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves traded John Gianelli to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1979 1st round draft pick (Roy Hamilton was later selected).

September 6, 1977

The Indiana Pacers traded Don Buse to the Phoenix Suns for Ricky Sobers.

September 7, 1977

The Chicago Bulls released Keith Starr.

The Buffalo Braves traded Ernie DiGregorio to the Los Angeles Lakers for future considerations.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Willie Norwood.

September 13, 1977

The Atlanta Hawks traded Bill Willoughby to the Buffalo Braves for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Keith Herron was later selected).

September 16, 1977

The Buffalo Braves sold Bird Averitt to the New Jersey Nets.

September 19, 1977

The Kansas City Kings signed Bob Nash as a free agent.

September 20, 1977

The Atlanta Hawks signed Major Jones as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves signed Jim McDaniels as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets waived Dave Bing.

September 21, 1977

The Detroit Pistons signed Willie Norwood as a free agent.

September 26, 1977

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Edmund Lawrence.

September 27, 1977

The Houston Rockets claimed C.J. Kupec on waivers from the Los Angeles Lakers.

September 28, 1977

The Boston Celtics signed Dave Bing as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Nick Weatherspoon.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Sam Smith.

September 29, 1977

The Denver Nuggets waived Monte Towe.

September 30, 1977

The New Orleans Jazz waived Mo Howard.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Ollie Johnson to the Atlanta Hawks for Lou Hudson.

October 3, 1977

The Golden State Warriors signed E.C. Coleman as a veteran free agent and sent a 1978 1st round draft pick (James Hardy was later selected) to the New Orleans Jazz as compensation.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Terry Furlow to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1981 1st round draft pick (Al Wood was later selected) and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Rodney McCray was later selected).

The Buffalo Braves signed Wil Jones as a veteran free agent and sent a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Kenny Natt was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers as compensation.

The Detroit Pistons waived Abdul Jeelani.

October 5, 1977

The Chicago Bulls waived Leon Benbow.

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Rich Laurel to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Keith Herron was later selected).

October 6, 1977

The Buffalo Braves signed Ted McClain as a veteran free agent and sent a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Hollis Copeland was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets as compensation.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Ron Davis.

The Chicago Bulls waived Phil Hicks.

October 7, 1977

The San Antonio Spurs waived Jim Bostic.

October 10, 1977

The New York Knicks signed Jim Cleamons as a veteran free agent and sent Walt Frazier to the Cleveland Cavaliers as compensation.

The Kansas City Kings waived Jim Eakins.

The Kansas City Kings waived Eddie Owens.

October 11, 1977

The Chicago Bulls signed Nick Weatherspoon as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets traded Bo Ellis to the Denver Nuggets for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Dave Corzine was later selected).

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Bob Elliott.

October 12, 1977

The Atlanta Hawks waived Major Jones.

October 13, 1977

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jim Eakins as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks traded Joe Meriweather to the New Orleans Jazz for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Jack Givens was later selected).

The San Antonio Spurs waived Jeff Wilkins.

October 14, 1977

The Chicago Bulls waived John Laskowski.

The Indiana Pacers signed Willie Smith as a free agent.

The New York Knicks waived Mo Layton.

October 17, 1977

The Denver Nuggets waived Byron Beck.

The Denver Nuggets waived Fatty Taylor.

The Phoenix Suns waived Butch Feher.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Herm Gilliam.

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Gary Brokaw to the Buffalo Braves for future considerations.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Gus Williams as a veteran free agent and sent cash to the Golden State Warriors as compensation.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Tony Robertson to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1979 4th round draft pick (Ray White was later selected).

The Chicago Bulls waived Cliff Pondexter.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Cazzie Russell.

The Golden State Warriors waived Marlon Redmond.

The Detroit Pistons waived Roger Brown.

October 18, 1977

The Boston Celtics sold John Johnson to the Houston Rockets. Johnson returned to Houston but Houston kept the draft picks.

The New Orleans Jazz traded Glenn Hansen to the Chicago Bulls for a 1978 4th round draft pick (Jeff Covington was later selected).

The Buffalo Braves traded Johnny Neumann to the Indiana Pacers for a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Mike Santos was later selected).

October 20, 1977

The Kansas City Kings signed Louie Nelson as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics waived Norm Cook.

The Indiana Pacers waived Willie Smith.

The Kansas City Kings waived Andre McCarter.

October 22, 1977

The Houston Rockets traded John Johnson to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Paul Mokeski was later selected) and a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Billy Williams was later selected).

November 7, 1977

The Detroit Pistons traded Howard Porter, Kevin Porter and cash to the New Jersey Nets for Al Skinner, a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Terry Tyler was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Tony Price was later selected).

November 8, 1977

The Boston Celtics waived Jim Ard.

November 9, 1977

The Atlanta Hawks waived Tom Barker.

November 11, 1977

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Dean Tolson.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Willie Wise.

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Wally Walker to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Ron Brewer was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Andrew Fields was later selected).

November 12, 1977

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Mike Green to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Kevin McDonald was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Andrew Fields was later selected).

November 14, 1977

The Houston Rockets waived Phil Bond.

The Detroit Pistons waived Wayman Britt.

The New York Knicks traded Tom McMillen to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (John Rudd was later selected).

The Buffalo Braves waived Larry Johnson.

The Chicago Bulls waived Glenn Hansen.

The Golden State Warriors waived Larry McNeill.

The Kansas City Kings waived Bob Bigelow.

The Denver Nuggets waived Jacky Dorsey.

November 16, 1977

The Kansas City Kings claimed Kevin Restani on waivers from the Milwaukee Bucks.

November 17, 1977

The Kansas City Kings waived Louie Nelson.

November 19, 1977

The New Jersey Nets waived Dave Wohl.

November 22, 1977

The San Antonio Spurs waived Jim Eakins.

November 23, 1977

The San Antonio Spurs signed Mo Layton as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons traded Marvin Barnes, a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Lew Massey was later selected) and a 1978 4th round draft pick (Larry Harris was later selected) to the Buffalo Braves for Gus Gerard, John Shumate and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Roy Hamilton was later selected).

November 25, 1977

The Detroit Pistons waived Willie Norwood.

November 26, 1977

The Buffalo Braves signed Larry Johnson as a free agent.

November 28, 1977

The San Antonio Spurs waived Scott Sims.

The Atlanta Hawks released Rich Laurel.

The New Jersey Nets waived Robert Hawkins.

December 2, 1977

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Rich Laurel as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Scott Lloyd.

December 5, 1977

The Houston Rockets waived Robin Jones.

December 8, 1977

The Atlanta Hawks waived Ken Charles.

The New Jersey Nets waived Mark Crow.

The Boston Celtics waived Steve Kuberski.

The Indiana Pacers waived Bobby Wilson.

The Buffalo Braves waived Larry Johnson.

The Chicago Bulls signed Jim Ard as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves signed Scott Lloyd as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Louie Nelson as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls waived Mike Glenn.

December 12, 1977

The New Jersey Nets claimed Eddie Jordan on waivers from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The New Jersey Nets waived Bird Averitt.

December 13, 1977

The San Antonio Spurs waived Henry Ward.

The Indiana Pacers traded Adrian Dantley and Dave Robisch to the Los Angeles Lakers for James Edwards, Earl Tatum and cash.

December 14, 1977

The Buffalo Braves waived Gary Brokaw.

The Buffalo Braves signed Mike Glenn as a free agent.

December 16, 1977

The Atlanta Hawks traded Ron Behagen to the Houston Rockets for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Rick Wilson was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Larry Wilson was later selected).

December 21, 1977

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Glenn Mosley.

December 22, 1977

The Indiana Pacers waived Johnny Neumann.

The Houston Rockets traded Ron Behagen to the Indiana Pacers for Alonzo Bradley.

December 27, 1977

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Don Chaney, Kermit Washington and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Freeman Williams was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Charlie Scott.

January 4, 1978

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Slick Watts to the New Orleans Jazz for a 1981 1st round draft pick (Danny Vranes was later selected).

January 5, 1978

The New Orleans Jazz traded Nate Williams to the Golden State Warriors for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Tommie Green was later selected).

The Golden State Warriors waived Charles Johnson.

January 6, 1978

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Al Fleming as a free agent.

January 7, 1978

The Chicago Bulls signed Cliff Pondexter as a free agent.

January 13, 1978

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Rich Laurel.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jim Eakins as a free agent.

The Kansas City Kings signed Glenn Hansen as a free agent.

January 23, 1978

The Kansas City Kings waived Glenn Hansen.

The Chicago Bulls signed Cazzie Russell as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls waived Nick Weatherspoon.

January 24, 1978

The Washington Bullets signed Charles Johnson as a free agent.

January 27, 1978

The New Jersey Nets traded Bob Carrington, a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Louis Orr was later selected) and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Brian Jackson was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers for John Williamson.

January 30, 1978

The New Jersey Nets traded Darnell Hillman to the Denver Nuggets for a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Clint Richardson was later selected).

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Ernie DiGregorio.

January 31, 1978

The Buffalo Braves signed Bird Averitt as a free agent.

The Buffalo Braves traded Ted McClain to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Marvin Dalph was later selected).

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Wilson Washington to the New Jersey Nets for a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Clint Richardson was later selected), a 1982 2nd round draft pick (J.J. Anderson was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Claude Riley was later selected).

February 1, 1978

The Boston Celtics signed Ernie DiGregorio as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics traded Fred Saunders to the New Orleans Jazz for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Jeff Judkins was later selected).

The Detroit Pistons traded Ralph Simpson to the Denver Nuggets for Jim Price and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Phil Hubbard was later selected).

February 2, 1978

The Buffalo Braves waived Jim McDaniels.

The Buffalo Braves signed Larry McNeill as a free agent.

February 10, 1978

The Houston Rockets waived Larry Moffett.

February 14, 1978

The Boston Celtics signed Zaid Abdul-Aziz as a free agent.

February 16, 1978

The Detroit Pistons waived Essie Hollis.

February 17, 1978

The Chicago Bulls signed Derrek Dickey as a veteran free agent and sent future considerations to the Golden State Warriors as compensation.

February 24, 1978

The Boston Celtics signed Bob Bigelow as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics waived Zaid Abdul-Aziz.

March 2, 1978

The Houston Rockets signed Zaid Abdul-Aziz as a free agent.

March 6, 1978

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

March 8, 1978

The Buffalo Braves signed Eddie Owens as a free agent.

March 10, 1978

The Houston Rockets signed Mike Dunleavy as a free agent.

March 24, 1978

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Jacky Dorsey as a free agent.

April 4, 1978

George Karl retired from the San Antonio Spurs

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Jacky Dorsey.

April 5, 1978

The Detroit Pistons signed Jim Bostic as a free agent.

April 7, 1978

The Denver Nuggets signed Norm Cook as a free agent.

April 11, 1978

The Denver Nuggets waived Norm Cook.

April 24, 1978

Dale Schlueter retired from the Portland Trail Blazers

May 3, 1978

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Willie Norwood.

May 11, 1978

The Houston Rockets signed Jacky Dorsey as a free agent.

May 22, 1978

The Detroit Pistons signed Robert Hawkins as a free agent.

June 1, 1978

The Milwaukee Bucks traded a 1978 1st round draft pick (Mike Mitchell was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1979 1st round draft pick (Greg Kelser was later selected).

The Buffalo Braves signed Nick Weatherspoon as a free agent.

June 7, 1978

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Tom Abernethy to the Buffalo Braves for a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Lew Massey was later selected).

The Portland Trail Blazers traded a 1978 1st round draft pick (Raymond Townsend was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors for a 1981 1st round draft pick (Albert King was later selected).

June 8, 1978

The Houston Rockets signed Tom Barker as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Johnny Davis and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Rick Robey was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Mychal Thompson was later selected).

The Indiana Pacers signed Alex English as a veteran free agent and sent a 1979 1st round draft pick (Calvin Natt was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks as compensation.

The New York Knicks traded Phil Jackson and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Winford Boynes was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Micheal Ray Richardson was later selected) and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Vinnie Johnson was later selected).

June 9, 1978

The Denver Nuggets traded Tom LaGarde to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Rod Griffin was later selected).

The Atlanta Hawks signed Dan Roundfield as a veteran free agent and sent a 1979 1st round draft pick (Dudley Bradley was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers as compensation.

June 12, 1978

The New York Knicks signed Mike Glenn as a veteran free agent.

June 17, 1978

The Houston Rockets signed Rick Barry as a veteran free agent and sent John Lucas and cash to the Golden State Warriors as compensation.

June 20, 1978

The Houston Rockets waived Zaid Abdul-Aziz.

June 26, 1978

The Kansas City Kings traded Ron Boone and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Mark Young was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Mike Evans and Darnell Hillman.

The Denver Nuggets traded Ron Boone, a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Ollie Mack was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Mark Young was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Charlie Scott.

June 28, 1978

The Boston Celtics signed Kevin Kunnert as a veteran free agent and sent a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Ed Turner was later selected) to the Houston Rockets as compensation.

June 30, 1978

The Chicago Bulls signed Lars Hansen as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Corky Calhoun to the Indiana Pacers for a 1980 2nd round draft pick (David Lawrence was later selected).