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1985-86 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Larry Bird (25.8/9.8/6.8)
Rookie of the Year: Patrick Ewing (20.0/9.0/2.0)

PPG Leader: Dominique Wilkins (30.3)
RPG Leader: Bill Laimbeer (13.1)
APG Leader: Magic Johnson (12.6)
WS Leader: Larry Bird (15.8)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1985 to June 30, 1986.
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July, 1985

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Mark Davis.

July 1, 1985

The Chicago Bulls waived Wes Matthews.

July 16, 1985

The San Antonio Spurs waived Linton Townes.

The San Antonio Spurs waived David Thirdkill.

July 24, 1985

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Billy McKinney.

July 25, 1985

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Cozell McQueen.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mario Elie.

August 1, 1985

The Indiana Pacers traded Granville Waiters to the Houston Rockets for a 1987 3rd round draft pick (Sean Couch was later selected).

The Denver Nuggets signed Eddie Hughes as a free agent.

August 5, 1985

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Tom Scheffler.

August 9, 1985

The Sacramento Kings traded Mark McNamara to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1986 4th round draft pick (Bob Beecher was later selected).

August 13, 1985

The Sacramento Kings signed David Cooke as a free agent.

August 19, 1985

The Phoenix Suns traded Maurice Lucas to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Steve Kerr was later selected) and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Greg Grant was later selected).

August 21, 1985

The Golden State Warriors traded Mickey Johnson to the New Jersey Nets for a 1986 3rd round draft pick (Wendell Alexis was later selected).

August 23, 1985

The Dallas Mavericks signed Dennis Nutt as a free agent.

August 29, 1985

The Golden State Warriors signed Ron Crevier as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Jamaal Wilkes.

September 3, 1985

The Boston Celtics traded Quinn Buckner to the Indiana Pacers for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Reggie Cross was later selected).

September 5, 1985

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Derrick Rowland as a free agent.

September 6, 1985

The Boston Celtics traded Cedric Maxwell and a 1986 1st round draft pick (Arvydas Sabonis was later selected) to the Los Angeles Clippers for Bill Walton.

September 10, 1985

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Chuck Nevitt as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Carl Henry as a free agent.

September 11, 1985

The Utah Jazz waived Billy Paultz.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Dirk Minniefield as a free agent.

September 12, 1985

The Boston Celtics signed David Thirdkill as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors signed Chris McNealy as a free agent.

September 17, 1985

The Sacramento Kings signed Rich Kelley as a veteran free agent and sent cash to the Utah Jazz as compensation.

The New Jersey Nets signed Bobby Cattage as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Kevin Williams.

September 20, 1985

The Dallas Mavericks traded Jeff Cross to the Philadelphia 76ers for future considerations.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Ken Green as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Joe Binion as a free agent.

September 23, 1985

The Atlanta Hawks waived Sly Williams.

September 24, 1985

The Detroit Pistons waived Spud Webb.

September 25, 1985

The Chicago Bulls signed Billy McKinney as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Brian Martin as a free agent.

September 26, 1985

The Milwaukee Bucks signed McKinley Singleton as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jeff Lamp as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Ray Williams as a veteran free agent and sent a 1987 4th round draft pick (Tom Sheehey was later selected) to the Boston Celtics as compensation.

The Boston Celtics signed Sly Williams as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Perry Moss as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Spud Webb as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors released Steve Burtt.

September 27, 1985

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Jamaal Wilkes as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Clinton Wheeler as a free agent.

September 30, 1985

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Bryan Warrick as a free agent.

October 1, 1985

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Caldwell Jones as a veteran free agent and sent a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Winston Garland was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls as compensation.

October 2, 1985

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Derrick Gervin.

October 3, 1985

The Indiana Pacers traded Jerry Sichting to the Boston Celtics for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Reggie Cross was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Kenny Williams was later selected).

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jeff Cross.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ken Green.

The Denver Nuggets waived Eddie Hughes.

October 4, 1985

The Chicago Bulls signed Kyle Macy as a veteran free agent and sent a 1986 2nd round draft pick (Rafael Addison was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Milos Babic was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns as compensation.

The Indiana Pacers waived Devin Durrant.

October 5, 1985

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Jeff Cross as a free agent.

October 7, 1985

The Sacramento Kings waived David Pope.

The Chicago Bulls waived Adrian Branch.

October 9, 1985

The Phoenix Suns signed Devin Durrant as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers sold Earl Jones to the San Antonio Spurs.

October 10, 1985

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Paul Thompson.

October 11, 1985

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Perry Young.

The Dallas Mavericks waived Dennis Nutt.

The Sacramento Kings waived Joe Binion.

October 13, 1985

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Paul Thompson as a free agent.

October 14, 1985

The Phoenix Suns waived Alvin Scott.

October 16, 1985

The New Jersey Nets waived George Johnson.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Ray Williams.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Dexter Shouse.

October 18, 1985

The Seattle SuperSonics claimed George Johnson on waivers from the New Jersey Nets.

The Chicago Bulls waived Ron Brewer.

October 21, 1985

The Sacramento Kings waived Pete Verhoeven.

The Sacramento Kings waived Ed Nealy.

October 22, 1985

The Boston Celtics waived Carlos Clark.

The Denver Nuggets waived Joe Kopicki.

The Washington Bullets waived Guy Williams.

The New Jersey Nets waived Ron Brewer.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived George Johnson.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Earl Jones.

The Indiana Pacers waived Tony Brown.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Derrick Rowland.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived McKinley Singleton.

The Houston Rockets waived Sam Mitchell.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mark McNamara.

The New York Knicks waived Clinton Wheeler.

The Denver Nuggets waived Barry Stevens.

October 23, 1985

The Denver Nuggets waived Rob Williams.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Wes Matthews as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Clint Richardson to the Indiana Pacers for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Reggie Cross was later selected) and a future 2nd round draft pick. The future 2nd round draft pick traded to Philadelphia was conditional and was not exercised.

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Jon Sundvold to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1986 2nd round draft pick (Lemone Lampley was later selected).

October 24, 1985

The San Antonio Spurs traded George Gervin to the Chicago Bulls for Dave Greenwood.

The Golden State Warriors signed Geoff Huston as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors signed Pete Verhoeven as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors signed Guy Williams as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls waived Rod Higgins.

The Indiana Pacers waived Jim Thomas.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Jeff Cross.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Ozell Jones.

The Golden State Warriors waived Othell Wilson.

October 25, 1985

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ray Williams as a free agent.

October 28, 1985

The Atlanta Hawks signed Eddie Johnson as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Alex Stivrins as a free agent.

October 29, 1985

The Chicago Bulls signed John Paxson as a veteran free agent and sent cash to the San Antonio Spurs as compensation.

November 4, 1985

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Brian Martin.

The Phoenix Suns waived Devin Durrant.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Rod Higgins as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons signed Walker Russell as a free agent.

The Phoenix Suns waived Mike Holton.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Brian Martin.

The Detroit Pistons waived Jerome Henderson.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Sedric Toney.

November 5, 1985

The Chicago Bulls signed Ron Brewer as a free agent.

November 6, 1985

The Golden State Warriors waived Ron Crevier.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Alex Stivrins.

November 7, 1985

The Golden State Warriors waived Guy Williams.

November 8, 1985

The New Jersey Nets waived Yvon Joseph.

November 9, 1985

The Utah Jazz claimed Chuck Aleksinas on waivers from the Golden State Warriors.

November 11, 1985

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Bryan Warrick.

November 12, 1985

The New York Knicks waived Butch Carter.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ben Coleman.

November 14, 1985

The Washington Bullets signed George Johnson as a free agent.

November 15, 1985

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Jim Thomas as a free agent.

November 18, 1985

The Sacramento Kings signed Terry Tyler as a veteran free agent and sent a 1986 1st round draft pick (John Salley was later selected) and a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Rickie Winslow was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons as compensation. Detroit had the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Sacramento in either 1986 or 1987 (they chose 1987).

The Detroit Pistons waived Walker Russell.

November 20, 1985

The Sacramento Kings waived David Cooke.

November 21, 1985

The Detroit Pistons signed Ron Crevier as a free agent.

November 23, 1985

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Chuck Nevitt.

November 25, 1985

The Washington Bullets waived George Johnson.

The Los Angeles Clippers traded James Donaldson to the Dallas Mavericks for Kurt Nimphius.

November 26, 1985

The Dallas Mavericks waived Wallace Bryant.

November 27, 1985

The Washington Bullets waived Perry Moss.

November 29, 1985

The Detroit Pistons signed Chuck Nevitt as a free agent.

December 2, 1985

The Detroit Pistons waived Ron Crevier.

The Boston Celtics waived Sly Williams.

December 4, 1985

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Perry Moss as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Ray Williams.

December 5, 1985

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Voise Winters.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Butch Carter as a free agent.

December 10, 1985

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Ron Anderson to the Indiana Pacers for a 1987 4th round draft pick (Carven Holcomb was later selected).

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Jim Thomas.

December 16, 1985

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Butch Carter.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Ennis Whatley.

December 17, 1985

The Chicago Bulls waived Billy McKinney.

The Sacramento Kings signed Mike Bratz as a veteran free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Rod Higgins.

The Sacramento Kings waived Michael Adams.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Jay Murphy.

December 26, 1985

Jamaal Wilkes retired from the Los Angeles Clippers

December 27, 1985

The Washington Bullets signed Freeman Williams to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 2, 1986

The Washington Bullets signed Ennis Whatley to a 10-day contract.

January 6, 1986

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Wallace Bryant to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 10, 1986

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Leon Wood to the Washington Bullets for Kenny Green.

January 11, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Mike Glenn as a veteran free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Ron Brewer as a free agent.

January 13, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Earl Jones to a 10-day contract.

January 14, 1986

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Darnell Valentine and a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Tom Garrick was later selected) to the Los Angeles Clippers for a 1986 1st round draft pick (Arvydas Sabonis was later selected) and a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Rolando Ferreira was later selected).

January 15, 1986

The Indiana Pacers waived Quinn Buckner.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Rod Higgins to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 16, 1986

The Seattle SuperSonics signed David Pope to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 19, 1986

The Washington Bullets signed Claude Gregory to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 23, 1986

The Dallas Mavericks signed Harold Keeling to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 28, 1986

The Washington Bullets signed Kevin McKenna as a free agent.

January 31, 1986

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Bob McAdoo as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Jeff Cross to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 1, 1986

The San Antonio Spurs signed Ennis Whatley to a 10-day contract.

February 3, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Jeff Lamp.

February 10, 1986

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Johnny Davis to the Atlanta Hawks for Eddie Johnson.

February 11, 1986

The Seattle SuperSonics signed David Pope to a contract for the rest of the season.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jeff Lamp to a 10-day contract.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Ray Williams as a free agent.

February 12, 1986

The New York Knicks signed Chris McNealy to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Chicago Bulls signed Mike Holton to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 13, 1986

The Indiana Pacers signed Bryan Warrick as a free agent.

February 15, 1986

The San Antonio Spurs traded Jeff Cook and Marc Iavaroni to the Utah Jazz for Jeff Wilkins.

February 21, 1986

The New Jersey Nets signed Rod Higgins to a 10-day contract.

February 22, 1986

The Chicago Bulls signed Tony Brown to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 24, 1986

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Brian Martin to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 25, 1986

Micheal Ray Richardson was suspended from the New Jersey Nets

March 1, 1986

The Chicago Bulls signed Mike Holton to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 4, 1986

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Ben McDonald as a free agent.

March 10, 1986

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Jerome Henderson to a 10-day contract.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Derrick Rowland as a free agent.

March 14, 1986

The Chicago Bulls signed Rod Higgins to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Houston Rockets waived John Lucas.

March 19, 1986

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Petur Gudmundsson as a free agent.

March 25, 1986

The New York Knicks signed Ken Green to a 10-day contract.

March 26, 1986

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Brian Martin as a free agent.

March 27, 1986

The Chicago Bulls waived Rod Higgins.

March 28, 1986

The San Antonio Spurs waived Ray Williams.

March 29, 1986

The Phoenix Suns signed Sedric Toney as a free agent.

March 30, 1986

The San Antonio Spurs waived Mike Brittain.

The New Jersey Nets claimed Ray Williams on waivers from the San Antonio Spurs.

March 31, 1986

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Ozell Jones as a free agent.

April 4, 1986

The New York Knicks signed Ken Green to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Michael Young as a free agent.

April 10, 1986

The Utah Jazz waived Pace Mannion.

April 15, 1986

The New Jersey Nets waived Kevin McKenna.

May 6, 1986

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Fernando Martin as a free agent.

May 13, 1986

The Washington Bullets signed Michael Adams as a free agent.

May 19, 1986

The Sacramento Kings signed Brook Steppe as a veteran free agent.

June 8, 1986

The Phoenix Suns released Rod Foster.

June 16, 1986

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Terry Catledge, Moses Malone, a 1986 1st round draft pick (Anthony Jones was later selected) and a 1988 1st round draft pick (Harvey Grant was later selected) to the Washington Bullets for Cliff Robinson and Jeff Ruland.

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Roy Hinson to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1986 1st round draft pick (Brad Daugherty was later selected).

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Adrian Branch as a free agent.

June 17, 1986

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Steve Colter to the Chicago Bulls for Larry Krystkowiak, a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Winston Garland was later selected) and a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Brett Roberts was later selected).

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Mike McGee and Ken Barlow to the Atlanta Hawks for Billy Thompson and Ron Kellogg.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Mark Price to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Jeff Hodge was later selected).

The Washington Bullets waived Kevin McKenna.

June 19, 1986

The Dallas Mavericks released Harold Keeling.

The San Antonio Spurs traded Steve Johnson to the Portland Trail Blazers for Larry Krystkowiak and Mychal Thompson.