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1982-83 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Philadelphia 76ers

Most Valuable Player: Moses Malone (24.5/15.3/1.3)
Rookie of the Year: Terry Cummings (23.7/10.6/2.5)

PPG Leader: Alex English (28.4)
RPG Leader: Moses Malone (15.3)
APG Leader: Magic Johnson (10.5)
WS Leader: Moses Malone (15.1)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983.
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July 7, 1982

The New York Knicks traded Maurice Lucas to the Phoenix Suns for Truck Robinson.

July 22, 1982

The San Antonio Spurs traded Dave Corzine, Mark Olberding and cash to the Chicago Bulls for Artis Gilmore.

July 23, 1982

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Carl Bailey.

August, 1982

The San Antonio Spurs waived John Lambert.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Marc Iavaroni as a free agent.

August 2, 1982

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Jeff Judkins as a veteran free agent and sent a 1984 3rd round draft pick (Tim Kearney was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons as compensation.

August 16, 1982

The Indiana Pacers signed Marty Byrnes as a veteran free agent.

August 27, 1982

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Darryl Dawkins to the New Jersey Nets for a 1983 1st round draft pick (Leo Rautins was later selected).

August 31, 1982

The Dallas Mavericks waived Tom LaGarde.

September, 1982

The Washington Bullets signed Dave Batton as a free agent.

September 2, 1982

The Atlanta Hawks traded John Drew and Freeman Williams to the Utah Jazz for Dominique Wilkins.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Moses Malone as a veteran free agent and sent Caldwell Jones and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Rodney McCray was later selected) to the Houston Rockets as compensation.

September 9, 1982

The Boston Celtics traded Dave Cowens to the Milwaukee Bucks for Quinn Buckner.

September 10, 1982

The New York Knicks signed Ernie Grunfeld as a veteran free agent.

September 13, 1982

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Steve Mix as a veteran free agent.

September 20, 1982

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Joe Cooper as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Billy Ray Bates.

September 22, 1982

The Indiana Pacers traded Tom Owens to the Detroit Pistons for a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Greg Wiltjer was later selected).

September 27, 1982

The San Antonio Spurs traded George Johnson to the Atlanta Hawks for Jim Johnstone, a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Darrell Lockhart was later selected) and a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Manute Bol was later selected).

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Charlie Criss as a veteran free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Geoff Crompton.

September 29, 1982

The Washington Bullets signed Billy Ray Bates as a free agent.

September 30, 1982

The New Jersey Nets traded Ed Sherod to the New York Knicks for a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Bruce Kuczenski was later selected).

October, 1982

The San Antonio Spurs waived Rich Yonakor.

The New York Knicks waived DeWayne Scales.

October 1, 1982

The Washington Bullets released Dwight Anderson.

October 2, 1982

The Chicago Bulls signed Dudley Bradley as a veteran free agent.

October 4, 1982

The Kansas City Kings waived Mike Sanders.

October 5, 1982

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Wally Walker to the Houston Rockets for a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Cory Blackwell was later selected).

October 6, 1982

The New York Knicks waived Alex Bradley.

October 7, 1982

The Detroit Pistons traded Steve Hayes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1986 2nd round draft pick (Dennis Rodman was later selected).

The Utah Jazz waived Bobby Cattage.

October 8, 1982

The Chicago Bulls sold Ray Blume to the San Diego Clippers.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Kevin McKenna.

October 9, 1982

The Dallas Mavericks waived Clarence Kea.

October 11, 1982

The Utah Jazz waived Howard Wood.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Mike Evans.

October 12, 1982

The Utah Jazz waived John Duren.

October 15, 1982

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Robert Smith to the San Diego Clippers for a 1983 6th round draft pick (Russell Todd was later selected).

The Boston Celtics waived Perry Moss.

October 16, 1982

The San Antonio Spurs signed Mike Dunleavy as a veteran free agent and sent a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Horace Owens was later selected) to the Houston Rockets as compensation.

October 18, 1982

The New York Knicks waived Mike Newlin.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Armond Hill as a veteran free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Bill Willoughby as a veteran free agent and sent a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Yvon Joseph was later selected) to the Houston Rockets as compensation.

The Utah Jazz waived Carl Nicks.

October 19, 1982

The Indiana Pacers signed John Duren as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Jim Zoet.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Joe Kopicki.

October 20, 1982

The Houston Rockets waived Larry Spriggs.

October 22, 1982

The Detroit Pistons signed Jim Zoet as a free agent.

The Indiana Pacers signed Joe Kopicki as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors traded Bernard King to the New York Knicks for Micheal Ray Richardson and a 1984 5th round draft pick (Scott McCollum was later selected).

The Indiana Pacers traded Louis Orr to the New York Knicks for a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Scooter McCray was later selected).

The Milwaukee Bucks claimed Chuck Nevitt on waivers from the Houston Rockets.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Michael Wilson.

The Chicago Bulls released Chuck Aleksinas.

October 25, 1982

The Boston Celtics waived Chris Ford.

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Brad Branson to the Indiana Pacers for a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Scooter McCray was later selected).

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Hutch Jones.

The New Jersey Nets waived Tony Brown.

October 26, 1982

The Boston Celtics waived Terry Duerod.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Scott May.

The Chicago Bulls waived James Wilkes.

The Houston Rockets waived Jawann Oldham.

The New York Knicks waived Mike Davis.

The Boston Celtics waived John Schweitz.

October 27, 1982

The Indiana Pacers waived George McGinnis.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Mike Harper.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Lionel Hollins to the San Diego Clippers for a 1983 4th round draft pick (Kalpatrick Wells was later selected) and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Stuart Gray was later selected).

The San Diego Clippers waived Jim Smith.

The Indiana Pacers waived Joe Kopicki.

The San Diego Clippers waived Eddie Hughes.

October 28, 1982

The Golden State Warriors signed Terry Duerod as a free agent.

The San Diego Clippers signed Randy Smith as a veteran free agent.

The Washington Bullets waived Carlos Terry.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Lowes Moore.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Chuck Nevitt.

The Boston Celtics waived Eric Fernsten.

November 4, 1982

The San Diego Clippers waived John Douglas.

November 8, 1982

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Joe Cooper.

November 9, 1982

The Golden State Warriors waived Terry Duerod.

November 10, 1982

The New Jersey Nets traded James Bailey to the Houston Rockets for a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Horace Owens was later selected) and a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Yvon Joseph was later selected).

The New Jersey Nets traded Phil Ford and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Ted Kitchel was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Mickey Johnson and Fred Roberts. Milwaukee received the best of three 2nd round draft picks in 1983 (all owned by New Jersey).

November 12, 1982

The Houston Rockets waived Calvin Garrett.

November 16, 1982

The Washington Bullets signed Carlos Terry as a free agent.

November 17, 1982

The San Diego Clippers signed Hutch Jones as a free agent.

The San Diego Clippers waived Robert Smith.

November 18, 1982

The Washington Bullets signed Joe Cooper as a free agent.

November 19, 1982

The Kansas City Kings waived Leon Douglas.

November 23, 1982

The Chicago Bulls waived Larry Kenon.

November 24, 1982

The Detroit Pistons waived Jim Zoet.

November 28, 1982

The Detroit Pistons signed Scott May as a free agent.

December 1, 1982

The Washington Bullets waived Billy Ray Bates.

December 2, 1982

The Washington Bullets waived Joe Cooper.

December 5, 1982

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

December 6, 1982

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Sam Lacey as a veteran free agent.

December 8, 1982

The Portland Trail Blazers claimed Hank McDowell on waivers from the Golden State Warriors.

December 10, 1982

The Washington Bullets waived Steve Lingenfelter.

December 14, 1982

The San Antonio Spurs waived Jim Johnstone.

December 15, 1982

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Ron Brewer to the Golden State Warriors for World B. Free.

December 20, 1982

The Detroit Pistons waived Scott May.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived J.J. Anderson.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Paul Mokeski.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Sam Pellom.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Armond Hill.

The San Diego Clippers waived Hutch Jones.

December 21, 1982

The Dallas Mavericks waived Scott Lloyd.

The Phoenix Suns waived Craig Dykema.

The Utah Jazz waived Freeman Williams.

December 23, 1982

The Utah Jazz signed J.J. Anderson as a free agent.

December 24, 1982

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Paul Mokeski to the first of two 10-day contracts.

December 27, 1982

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Sam Pellom to a 10-day contract.

December 28, 1982

The Detroit Pistons signed Jim Smith as a free agent.

December 30, 1982

The Denver Nuggets signed Dwight Anderson to a 10-day contract.

December 31, 1982

The Indiana Pacers traded Johnny Davis to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Jim Thomas was later selected).

January 1, 1983

The Detroit Pistons signed James Wilkes as a free agent.

January 7, 1983

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Dave Magley.

The Indiana Pacers traded Don Buse to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash. Indiana also received the consultation services of Portland vice president Jon Spolestra.

January 10, 1983

The Golden State Warriors sold Larry Kenon to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

January 11, 1983

The Washington Bullets signed Chubby Cox to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 12, 1983

The Denver Nuggets signed Mike Evans as a free agent.

January 13, 1983

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Paul Mokeski to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 14, 1983

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Scott Wedman to the Boston Celtics for Darren Tillis and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Greg Kite was later selected).

January 18, 1983

The Golden State Warriors waived Joe Hassett.

The Washington Bullets waived Kevin Porter.

The Chicago Bulls traded Coby Dietrick to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1983 4th round draft pick (Brant Weidner was later selected).

January 24, 1983

The Washington Bullets signed Ricky Sobers as a veteran free agent and sent a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Sidney Lowe was later selected) and a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Tyrone Corbin was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls as compensation.

January 25, 1983

The Washington Bullets waived John Lucas.

January 29, 1983

The San Diego Clippers signed Lowes Moore as a free agent.

January 31, 1983

The Indiana Pacers waived Guy Morgan.

February 6, 1983

The New Jersey Nets traded Sleepy Floyd and Mickey Johnson to the Golden State Warriors for Micheal Ray Richardson.

February 7, 1983

The Phoenix Suns signed Charles Pittman as a free agent.

The Phoenix Suns traded Jeff Cook, a 1983 1st round draft pick (Roy Hinson was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Derrick Hord was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for James Edwards and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Greg Kite was later selected).

The Denver Nuggets traded Rich Kelley to the Utah Jazz for Danny Schayes and cash.

February 8, 1983

The San Antonio Spurs waived Coby Dietrick.

February 9, 1983

The San Antonio Spurs signed Mike Sanders as a free agent.

February 10, 1983

The Detroit Pistons traded Edgar Jones to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Eric Turner was later selected) and a 1985 3rd round draft pick (Andre Goode was later selected).

The San Antonio Spurs waived Bill Willoughby.

February 12, 1983

The New York Knicks traded Scott Hastings and cash to the Atlanta Hawks for Rory Sparrow.

February 13, 1983

In a 3-team trade, the Atlanta Hawks traded Steve Hawes to the Seattle SuperSonics; the Detroit Pistons traded a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Tony Costner was later selected) and a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Lorenzo Charles was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks; and the Seattle SuperSonics traded Ray Tolbert to the Detroit Pistons.

February 14, 1983

The San Diego Clippers signed Bob Gross as a veteran free agent.

February 15, 1983

The Golden State Warriors traded Rickey Brown to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Othell Wilson was later selected).

The Indiana Pacers traded Clemon Johnson and a 1984 3rd round draft pick (James Banks was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Russ Schoene, a 1983 1st round draft pick (Mitchell Wiggins was later selected) and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Stuart Gray was later selected).

The Kansas City Kings sold Reggie Johnson to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Chicago Bulls traded Dwight Jones to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Adrian Branch was later selected).

February 16, 1983

The Chicago Bulls signed Jawann Oldham as a free agent.

February 19, 1983

The Detroit Pistons signed Jim Johnstone as a free agent.

February 23, 1983

The New York Knicks signed Mike Davis to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 24, 1983

The Utah Jazz signed Kenny Natt as a free agent.

March 2, 1983

The Chicago Bulls signed Larry Spriggs to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 4, 1983

The San Antonio Spurs signed Geoff Crompton to a 10-day contract.

March 8, 1983

The San Antonio Spurs traded Mike Bratz to the Chicago Bulls for a 1983 4th round draft pick (Brant Weidner was later selected).

March 9, 1983

The Washington Bullets waived Spencer Haywood.

The Washington Bullets signed Joe Kopicki as a free agent.

March 14, 1983

The San Antonio Spurs signed Geoff Crompton to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 15, 1983

The San Diego Clippers waived Randy Smith.

March 18, 1983

The Atlanta Hawks signed Randy Smith as a free agent.

March 21, 1983

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Larry Kenon.

The San Diego Clippers signed Joe Cooper as a free agent.

March 22, 1983

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Jeff Judkins.

The Chicago Bulls signed Larry Spriggs to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 23, 1983

The San Antonio Spurs signed Robert Smith as a free agent.

March 25, 1983

The New Jersey Nets signed Bill Willoughby as a free agent.

March 30, 1983

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Carl Nicks as a free agent.

April, 1983

The New York Knicks waived Mike Davis.

Paul Griffin retired from the San Antonio Spurs

April 4, 1983

The Houston Rockets waived Billy Paultz.

April 6, 1983

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Billy Ray Bates as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Billy Paultz as a free agent.

April 7, 1983

The San Antonio Spurs waived Geoff Crompton.

April 11, 1983

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Steve Mix.

April 15, 1983

The New Jersey Nets waived Jan Van Breda Kolff.

April 16, 1983

The Los Angeles Lakers released Billy Ray Bates.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Steve Mix as a free agent.

June, 1983

The New York Knicks waived Toby Knight.

The New York Knicks waived Ed Sherod.

June 1, 1983

The Houston Rockets signed Chuck Nevitt as a free agent.

June 7, 1983

The New Jersey Nets signed Stan Albeck (coach) as a veteran free agent and sent Fred Roberts and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Kevin Williams was later selected) to the San Antonio Spurs as compensation.

June 8, 1983

The Boston Celtics signed John Schweitz as a free agent.

June 20, 1983

The New York Knicks waived Paul Westphal.

June 22, 1983

The New Jersey Nets traded Len Elmore to the New York Knicks for a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Tom Sluby was later selected).

June 27, 1983

The Phoenix Suns traded Dennis Johnson, a 1983 1st round draft pick (Greg Kite was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Winfred King was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Rick Robey, a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Rod Foster was later selected) and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Paul Williams was later selected).

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Lonnie Shelton to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Scooter McCray was later selected).

June 28, 1983

The Chicago Bulls traded Larry Micheaux and Mark Olberding to the Kansas City Kings for Chris McNealy, Ennis Whatley and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Ben Coleman was later selected).

The Indiana Pacers traded Mitchell Wiggins to the Chicago Bulls for Sidney Lowe and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Victor Fleming was later selected).

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Larry Andersen and Lee Craft to the San Diego Clippers for a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Calvin Duncan was later selected).

June 29, 1983

The Dallas Mavericks traded Dirk Minniefield and a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Andrew Kennedy was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for a 1986 2nd round draft pick (Milt Wagner was later selected) and a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Steve Alford was later selected).

The New York Knicks traded Sly Williams and cash to the Atlanta Hawks for Rudy Macklin.

June 30, 1983

The New York Knicks released Frank Brickowski.