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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)

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

Date Type From To Transaction
July, 1985 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Mark Davis.

July 1, 1985 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Wes Matthews.

July 16, 1985 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Linton Townes.

July 16, 1985 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived David Thirdkill.

July 24, 1985 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Billy McKinney.

July 25, 1985 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Cozell McQueen.

July 25, 1985 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mario Elie.

August 1, 1985 Trade IND HOU

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

August 1, 1985 Signing LAC DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Eddie Hughes as a free agent.

August 5, 1985 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Tom Scheffler.

August 9, 1985 Trade SAC MIL

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 Hiring NJN

The New Jersey Nets hired Dave Wohl as Head Coach.

August 13, 1985 Signing SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed David Cooke as a free agent.

August 19, 1985 Trade PHO LAL

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 Trade GSW NJN

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 Signing DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Dennis Nutt as a free agent.

August 29, 1985 Signing CHI GSW

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

August 29, 1985 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Jamaal Wilkes.

September 3, 1985 Trade BOS IND

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 Signing DEN CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Derrick Rowland as a free agent.

September 6, 1985 Trade BOS LAC

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 Signing LAL LAL

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

September 10, 1985 Signing SAC SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Carl Henry as a free agent.

September 11, 1985 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Billy Paultz.

September 11, 1985 Signing CHI CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Dirk Minniefield as a free agent.

September 12, 1985 Signing SAS BOS

The Boston Celtics signed David Thirdkill as a free agent.

September 12, 1985 Signing CHI GSW

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

September 17, 1985 Signing UTA SAC

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

September 17, 1985 Signing DET NJN

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

September 17, 1985 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Kevin Williams.

September 20, 1985 Trade DAL PHI

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

September 20, 1985 Signing DEN POR

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

September 20, 1985 Signing SAS SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Joe Binion as a free agent.

September 23, 1985 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Sly Williams.

September 24, 1985 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Spud Webb.

September 25, 1985 Signing LAC CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Billy McKinney as a free agent.

September 25, 1985 Signing IND SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Brian Martin as a free agent.

September 26, 1985 Signing MIL MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed McKinley Singleton as a free agent.

September 26, 1985 Signing POR MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jeff Lamp as a free agent.

September 26, 1985 Signing BOS LAC

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.

September 26, 1985 Signing ATL BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Sly Williams as a free agent.

September 26, 1985 Signing NJN WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Perry Moss as a free agent.

September 26, 1985 Signing DET ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Spud Webb as a free agent.

September 26, 1985 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Steve Burtt.

September 27, 1985 Signing LAL LAC

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

September 27, 1985 Signing NYK NYK

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

September 30, 1985 Signing LAC MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Bryan Warrick as a free agent.

October 1, 1985 Signing CHI POR

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 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Derrick Gervin.

October 3, 1985 Trade IND BOS

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).

October 3, 1985 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jeff Cross.

October 3, 1985 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ken Green.

October 3, 1985 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Eddie Hughes.

October 4, 1985 Signing PHO CHI

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.

October 4, 1985 Waiver IND

The Indiana Pacers waived Devin Durrant.

October 5, 1985 Signing PHI SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Jeff Cross as a free agent.

October 7, 1985 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived David Pope.

October 7, 1985 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Adrian Branch.

October 9, 1985 Signing IND PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Devin Durrant as a free agent.

October 9, 1985 Sale LAL SAS

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

October 10, 1985 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Paul Thompson.

October 11, 1985 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Perry Young.

October 11, 1985 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Dennis Nutt.

October 11, 1985 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Joe Binion.

October 13, 1985 Signing MIL PHI

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

October 14, 1985 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Alvin Scott.

October 16, 1985 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived George Johnson.

October 16, 1985 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Ray Williams.

October 16, 1985 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Dexter Shouse.

October 18, 1985 Claim NJN SEA

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

October 18, 1985 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Ron Brewer.

October 21, 1985 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Pete Verhoeven.

October 21, 1985 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Ed Nealy.

October 22, 1985 Waiver BOS

The Boston Celtics waived Carlos Clark.

October 22, 1985 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Joe Kopicki.

October 22, 1985 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Guy Williams.

October 22, 1985 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Ron Brewer.

October 22, 1985 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers waived George Johnson.

October 22, 1985 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Earl Jones.

October 22, 1985 Waiver IND

The Indiana Pacers waived Tony Brown.

October 22, 1985 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Derrick Rowland.

October 22, 1985 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived McKinley Singleton.

October 22, 1985 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Sam Mitchell.

October 22, 1985 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mark McNamara.

October 22, 1985 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Clinton Wheeler.

October 22, 1985 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Barry Stevens.

October 23, 1985 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Rob Williams.

October 23, 1985 Signing CHI SAS

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

October 23, 1985 Trade PHI IND

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.

October 23, 1985 Trade SEA SAS

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 Trade SAS CHI

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

October 24, 1985 Signing CLE GSW

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

October 24, 1985 Signing SAC GSW

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

October 24, 1985 Signing WSB GSW

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

October 24, 1985 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Rod Higgins.

October 24, 1985 Waiver IND

The Indiana Pacers waived Jim Thomas.

October 24, 1985 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Jeff Cross.

October 24, 1985 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Ozell Jones.

October 24, 1985 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Othell Wilson.

October 25, 1985 Signing LAC ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ray Williams as a free agent.

October 28, 1985 Signing ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Eddie Johnson as a free agent.

October 28, 1985 Signing SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Alex Stivrins as a free agent.

October 29, 1985 Signing SAS CHI

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

November 4, 1985 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Brian Martin.

November 4, 1985 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Devin Durrant.

November 4, 1985 Signing CHI SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Rod Higgins as a free agent.

November 4, 1985 Signing ATL DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Walker Russell as a free agent.

November 4, 1985 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Mike Holton.

November 4, 1985 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Brian Martin.

November 4, 1985 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Jerome Henderson.

November 4, 1985 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Sedric Toney.

November 5, 1985 Signing NJN CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Ron Brewer as a free agent.

November 6, 1985 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Ron Crevier.

November 6, 1985 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Alex Stivrins.

November 7, 1985 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Guy Williams.

November 8, 1985 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Yvon Joseph.

November 9, 1985 Claim GSW UTA

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

November 11, 1985 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Bryan Warrick.

November 12, 1985 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Butch Carter.

November 12, 1985 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ben Coleman.

November 14, 1985 Signing PHI WSB

The Washington Bullets signed George Johnson as a free agent.

November 15, 1985 Signing IND LAC

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

November 18, 1985 Signing DET SAC

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).

November 18, 1985 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Walker Russell.

November 20, 1985 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived David Cooke.

November 21, 1985 Signing GSW DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Ron Crevier as a free agent.

November 23, 1985 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Chuck Nevitt.

November 25, 1985 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived George Johnson.

November 25, 1985 Trade LAC DAL

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

November 26, 1985 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Wallace Bryant.

November 27, 1985 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Perry Moss.

November 29, 1985 Signing LAL DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Chuck Nevitt as a free agent.

December 2, 1985 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Ron Crevier.

December 2, 1985 Waiver BOS

The Boston Celtics waived Sly Williams.

December 4, 1985 Signing WSB PHI

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

December 4, 1985 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Ray Williams.

December 5, 1985 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Voise Winters.

December 5, 1985 Signing NYK PHI

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

December 10, 1985 Trade CLE IND

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

December 10, 1985 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Jim Thomas.

December 16, 1985 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Butch Carter.

December 16, 1985 Waiver CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Ennis Whatley.

December 17, 1985 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Billy McKinney.

December 17, 1985 Signing GSW SAC

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

December 17, 1985 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Rod Higgins.

December 17, 1985 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Michael Adams.

December 17, 1985 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Jay Murphy.

December 26, 1985 Retirement LAC

Jamaal Wilkes retired from the Los Angeles Clippers

December 27, 1985 Signing UTA WSB

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

January 2, 1986 Signing CLE WSB

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

January 6, 1986 Signing DAL LAC

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

January 10, 1986 Trade PHI WSB

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

January 11, 1986 Signing ATL MIL

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

January 11, 1986 Signing CHI CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Ron Brewer as a free agent.

January 13, 1986 Signing SAS MIL

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

January 14, 1986 Trade POR LAC

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 Waiver IND

The Indiana Pacers waived Quinn Buckner.

January 15, 1986 Signing SEA SAS

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

January 16, 1986 Signing SAC SEA

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

January 19, 1986 Signing WSB WSB

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

January 23, 1986 Signing DAL

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

January 28, 1986 Signing NJN WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Kevin McKenna as a free agent.

January 31, 1986 Signing LAL PHI

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

January 31, 1986 Signing SEA LAC

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 Signing WSB SAS

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

February 3, 1986 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Jeff Lamp.

February 10, 1986 Trade CLE ATL

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

February 11, 1986 Signing SEA SEA

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

February 11, 1986 Signing MIL SAS

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

February 11, 1986 Signing ATL SAS

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

February 12, 1986 Signing GSW NYK

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

February 12, 1986 Signing PHO CHI

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

February 13, 1986 Signing MIL IND

The Indiana Pacers signed Bryan Warrick as a free agent.

February 15, 1986 Trade SAS UTA

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

February 21, 1986 Signing SAS NJN

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

February 22, 1986 Signing IND CHI

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

February 24, 1986 Signing SEA POR

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

February 25, 1986 Suspension NJN

Micheal Ray Richardson was suspended from the New Jersey Nets

March 1, 1986 Signing CHI CHI

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

March 4, 1986 Signing CLE CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Ben McDonald as a free agent.

March 10, 1986 Signing DET LAL

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

March 10, 1986 Signing CLE MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Derrick Rowland as a free agent.

March 14, 1986 Signing NJN CHI

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

March 14, 1986 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived John Lucas.

March 16, 1986 Firing CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired George Karl as Head Coach.

March 16, 1986 Appointment CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers appointed Gene Littles as Interim Head Coach.

March 19, 1986 Firing WSB

The Washington Bullets fired Gene Shue as Head Coach.

March 19, 1986 Hiring WSB

The Washington Bullets hired Kevin Loughery as Head Coach.

March 19, 1986 Signing DET LAL

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

March 25, 1986 Signing POR NYK

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

March 26, 1986 Signing POR POR

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

March 27, 1986 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Rod Higgins.

March 28, 1986 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Ray Williams.

March 29, 1986 Signing ATL PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Sedric Toney as a free agent.

March 30, 1986 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Mike Brittain.

March 30, 1986 Claim SAS NJN

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

March 31, 1986 Signing SAS LAC

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

April 4, 1986 Signing NYK NYK

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

April 4, 1986 Signing PHO PHI

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

April 10, 1986 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Pace Mannion.

April 15, 1986 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Kevin McKenna.

May 6, 1986 Signing POR

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

May 13, 1986 Signing SAC WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Michael Adams as a free agent.

May 19, 1986 Firing CHI

The Chicago Bulls fired Stan Albeck as Head Coach.

May 19, 1986 Hiring CHI

The Chicago Bulls hired Doug Collins as Head Coach.

May 19, 1986 Signing DET SAC

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

May 23, 1986 Hiring GSW

The Golden State Warriors hired George Karl as Head Coach.

May 27, 1986 Hiring SAS

The San Antonio Spurs hired Bob Weiss as Head Coach.

May 29, 1986 Firing POR

The Portland Trail Blazers fired Jack Ramsay as Head Coach.

May 29, 1986 Hiring POR

The Portland Trail Blazers hired Mike Schuler as Head Coach.

June 8, 1986 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns released Rod Foster.

June 16, 1986 Trade PHI WSB

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.

June 16, 1986 Trade CLE PHI

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

June 16, 1986 Signing CHI CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Adrian Branch as a free agent.

June 17, 1986 Trade POR CHI

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).

June 17, 1986 Trade LAL ATL

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

June 17, 1986 Trade DAL CLE

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

June 17, 1986 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Kevin McKenna.

June 19, 1986 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks released Harold Keeling.

June 19, 1986 Trade SAS POR

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