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1986-87 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Most Valuable Player: Magic Johnson (23.9/6.3/12.2)
Rookie of the Year: Chuck Person (18.8/8.3/3.6)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (37.1)
RPG Leader: Charles Barkley (14.6)
APG Leader: Magic Johnson (12.2)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (16.9)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1987.
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July, 1986

The Atlanta Hawks waived Jim Les.

The Denver Nuggets waived Anthony Frederick.

July 1, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Derrick Rowland.

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Alton Lister, a 1987 1st round draft pick (Mark Jackson was later selected) and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Jeff Sanders was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics for Jack Sikma, a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Bob McCann was later selected) and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Scott Haffner was later selected).

July 11, 1986

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Kevin Williams as a free agent.

July 15, 1986

The San Antonio Spurs signed Ed Nealy as a free agent.

July 23, 1986

The Dallas Mavericks traded Dale Ellis to the Seattle SuperSonics for Al Wood.

July 31, 1986

The Phoenix Suns released Rick Robey.

August 7, 1986

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Mike Holton as a veteran free agent and sent a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Matt Steigenga was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls as compensation.

August 8, 1986

The New Jersey Nets traded Darwin Cook to the Washington Bullets for cash. Washington also agreed not to select Pearl Washington in the 1986 draft.

August 14, 1986

The New Jersey Nets signed James Bailey as a veteran free agent.

August 19, 1986

The Sacramento Kings traded Larry Drew, Mike Woodson, a 1988 1st round draft pick (Hersey Hawkins was later selected) and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Jay Edwards was later selected) to the Los Angeles Clippers for Junior Bridgeman, Franklin Edwards and Derek Smith.

August 21, 1986

The Detroit Pistons traded Earl Cureton and a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Rickie Winslow was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Sidney Green.

The Utah Jazz traded Adrian Dantley, a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Norris Coleman was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Phil Henderson was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for Kent Benson and Kelly Tripucka.

August 22, 1986

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Adrian Branch.

August 26, 1986

The New York Knicks signed Cozell McQueen as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed McKinley Singleton as a free agent.

August 27, 1986

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Perry Young as a free agent.

September 3, 1986

The New Jersey Nets signed Tony Brown as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Jay Murphy as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Jay Vincent to the Washington Bullets for a 1990 1st round draft pick (Willie Burton was later selected).

September 4, 1986

The Washington Bullets signed Ennis Whatley as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Jim Lampley as a free agent.

September 5, 1986

The Golden State Warriors signed John Schweitz as a veteran free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics released Dominic Pressley.

September 9, 1986

The Chicago Bulls signed Gene Banks as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Jerome Henderson as a free agent.

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

September 11, 1986

The New Jersey Nets signed Pace Mannion as a free agent.

September 15, 1986

The Detroit Pistons signed Jim Thomas as a free agent.

September 17, 1986

The Golden State Warriors released Brad Wright.

September 18, 1986

The Chicago Bulls traded Kyle Macy to the Indiana Pacers for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Greg Butler was later selected) and a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Litterial Green was later selected).

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Adrian Branch as a free agent.

September 22, 1986

The New Jersey Nets signed Ben Coleman as a free agent.

September 23, 1986

The Golden State Warriors signed Phil Ford as a free agent.

September 24, 1986

The Golden State Warriors signed Ben McDonald as a free agent.

September 25, 1986

The Dallas Mavericks signed Dennis Nutt as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz traded Fred Roberts to the Boston Celtics for a 1987 3rd round draft pick (Billy Donovan was later selected).

The Washington Bullets waived Michael Adams.

September 26, 1986

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Maurice Lucas.

September 29, 1986

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Tim McCormick and Danny Vranes to the Philadelphia 76ers for Clemon Johnson and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Shawn Kemp was later selected).

The Detroit Pistons signed Joe Binion as a free agent.

September 30, 1986

The Indiana Pacers waived Dwayne McClain.

Mitch Kupchak retired from the Los Angeles Lakers

The Golden State Warriors signed Barry Stevens as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Scooter McCray as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons traded John Long to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Fred Banks was later selected) and a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Doug Overton was later selected).

The Seattle SuperSonics claimed Maurice Lucas on waivers from the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Boston Celtics released Ralph Lewis.

October 2, 1986

The Golden State Warriors signed Rod Higgins as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics traded John Long and a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Spencer Dunkley was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers for Russ Schoene and Terence Stansbury.

The Indiana Pacers signed Walker Russell as a free agent.

The New York Knicks traded Darrell Walker to the Denver Nuggets for a 1987 1st round draft pick (Olden Polynice was later selected).

The Los Angeles Lakers sold Ronnie Lester to the Seattle SuperSonics.

The Golden State Warriors signed Kenny Patterson as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors signed Bryan Warrick as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Orlando Woolridge as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Shelton Jones was later selected), a 1989 1st round draft pick (Stacey King was later selected) and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Stanley Brundy was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls as compensation.

October 3, 1986

The Utah Jazz signed Eddie Hughes as a free agent.

October 4, 1986

The Chicago Bulls signed Elston Turner as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Todd Mitchell was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets as compensation.

October 7, 1986

The Houston Rockets signed Sam Mitchell as a free agent.

October 8, 1986

The San Antonio Spurs waived Alfredrick Hughes.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Frank Brickowski as a veteran free agent and sent cash to the Seattle SuperSonics as compensation.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Forrest McKenzie.

October 9, 1986

The San Antonio Spurs waived Wes Matthews.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jerome Henderson.

October 10, 1986

The Golden State Warriors waived Mike Williams.

October 11, 1986

The Houston Rockets signed Richard Anderson as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Dwight Boyd was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets as compensation.

October 13, 1986

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Wes Matthews as a free agent.

October 17, 1986

The Dallas Mavericks waived Milt Wagner.

October 22, 1986

The Sacramento Kings waived Mike Bratz.

The Detroit Pistons signed John Schweitz as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jim Lampley as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons waived Jim Thomas.

The Golden State Warriors waived Gary Plummer.

October 23, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Dudley Bradley as a veteran free agent.

The Houston Rockets traded Granville Waiters to the Chicago Bulls for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Chucky Brown was later selected).

October 24, 1986

The Denver Nuggets traded Pete Williams to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1987 7th round draft pick (Curtis Hunter was later selected).

October 26, 1986

The Utah Jazz waived Steve Hayes.

October 27, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Jim Lampley.

The Utah Jazz waived Eddie Hughes.

October 29, 1986

The Detroit Pistons waived Joe Binion.

October 30, 1986

The Chicago Bulls traded Jawann Oldham to the New York Knicks for a 1987 1st round draft pick (Olden Polynice was later selected) and a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Sylvester Gray was later selected).

The Washington Bullets traded Leon Wood to the New Jersey Nets for Mike O'Koren.

The Washington Bullets waived Darren Daye.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Perry Moss.

The Chicago Bulls waived Mike Smrek.

The Houston Rockets waived Craig Ehlo.

The Washington Bullets waived Dave Henderson.

November 3, 1986

The Chicago Bulls claimed Darren Daye on waivers from the Washington Bullets.

November 4, 1986

The Houston Rockets waived Anthony Bowie.

November 6, 1986

The Golden State Warriors signed Perry Moss as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics signed Andre Turner as a free agent.

November 7, 1986

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Mike Smrek as a free agent.

November 11, 1986

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Dwayne Polee.

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Chris Engler to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Winston Garland was later selected).

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Geoff Huston as a veteran free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Kenny Fields.

November 12, 1986

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Gerald Henderson and a 1987 1st round draft pick (Mark Jackson was later selected) to the New York Knicks for a 1987 1st round draft pick (Scottie Pippen was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Henson was later selected).

The San Antonio Spurs signed Forrest McKenzie as a free agent.

November 14, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mike Glenn.

The New York Knicks waived McKinley Singleton.

November 17, 1986

The Detroit Pistons waived John Schweitz.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Steffond Johnson.

The Detroit Pistons signed Jeff Taylor as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Hank McDowell as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Kenny Fields as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Steffond Johnson.

November 21, 1986

The Washington Bullets signed Michael Adams as a free agent.

November 25, 1986

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

The Atlanta Hawks waived Cedric Henderson.

The Boston Celtics waived Andre Turner.

November 26, 1986

The Denver Nuggets waived Pete Williams.

December 8, 1986

The Chicago Bulls waived Darren Daye.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jim Les.

December 9, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Hank McDowell.

The New Jersey Nets signed Kevin McKenna as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Cedric Henderson as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Dirk Minniefield to the Houston Rockets for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Chucky Brown was later selected).

December 11, 1986

The Boston Celtics signed Darren Daye as a free agent.

December 15, 1986

The San Antonio Spurs waived Forrest McKenzie.

December 16, 1986

The Sacramento Kings waived Bruce Douglas.

The Sacramento Kings signed Othell Wilson as a free agent.

December 26, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Chris Engler to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Michael Wilson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

December 27, 1986

The Sacramento Kings signed Brook Steppe to the first of two 10-day contracts.

December 29, 1986

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Quintin Dailey as a free agent.

The Indiana Pacers signed Pete Verhoeven to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Anthony Jones to the first of two 10-day contracts.

December 30, 1986

The Dallas Mavericks signed Dennis Nutt as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed World B. Free as a veteran free agent and sent a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Stefano Rusconi was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers as compensation.

December 31, 1986

The Chicago Bulls traded Steve Colter and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Stanley Brundy was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Sedale Threatt.

January 1, 1987

The Indiana Pacers signed Michael Brooks as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics signed Conner Henry to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 3, 1987

The New York Knicks signed Stewart Granger as a free agent.

January 4, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Junior Bridgeman to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 6, 1987

The Atlanta Hawks signed Gus Williams as a veteran free agent and sent a 1990 2nd round draft pick (A.J. English was later selected) to the Washington Bullets as compensation.

January 7, 1987

The Detroit Pistons signed Cozell McQueen to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 9, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Don Collins to a 10-day contract.

January 10, 1987

The Indiana Pacers released Pete Verhoeven.

The Chicago Bulls signed Fred Cofield to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 13, 1987

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Craig Ehlo as a free agent.

January 16, 1987

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Cedric Maxwell to the Houston Rockets for a 1987 1st round draft pick (Joe Wolf was later selected) and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Chucky Brown was later selected).

January 17, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks signed John Lucas as a free agent.

January 19, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Marvin Webster to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 21, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs waived Tyrone Corbin.

January 22, 1987

The New Jersey Nets signed Chris Engler as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics signed Conner Henry as a free agent.

January 24, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Junior Bridgeman to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Tyrone Corbin as a free agent.

January 29, 1987

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Kurt Nimphius to the Detroit Pistons for a 1987 1st round draft pick (Ken Norman was later selected) and a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Norris Coleman was later selected).

The Chicago Bulls signed Perry Young to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 30, 1987

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Steffond Johnson as a free agent.

February 3, 1987

The Sacramento Kings signed Jerry Eaves to a 10-day contract.

February 9, 1987

The Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Henderson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 10, 1987

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Scooter McCray.

The Detroit Pistons waived Jeff Taylor.

February 11, 1987

The Chicago Bulls traded Earl Cureton to the Los Angeles Clippers for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Chucky Brown was later selected).

February 13, 1987

The Sacramento Kings released Jerry Eaves.

The Chicago Bulls released Perry Young.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Frank Brickowski, Petur Gudmundsson, a 1987 1st round draft pick (Greg Anderson was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Sean Higgins was later selected) to the San Antonio Spurs for Mychal Thompson.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Joe Binion to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 14, 1987

The Atlanta Hawks signed Jerome Henderson to a 10-day contract.

February 15, 1987

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Ben Poquette to the Chicago Bulls for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Chucky Brown was later selected).

February 17, 1987

The New Jersey Nets waived Pace Mannion.

February 22, 1987

The New York Knicks signed Eddie Lee Wilkins to a 10-day contract.

February 24, 1987

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Perry Young to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 26, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Marvin Webster to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Washington Bullets waived Mike O'Koren.

March 2, 1987

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Eddie Johnson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 4, 1987

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Mark McNamara as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Eddie Lee Wilkins as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived World B. Free.

March 5, 1987

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Kevin Henderson.

March 12, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs signed Mike Brittain to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 16, 1987

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Perry Young.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Ron Rowan as a free agent.

March 21, 1987

The New York Knicks signed Brad Wright as a free agent.

March 23, 1987

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Eddie Johnson to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 29, 1987

The New York Knicks signed Bill Martin to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 3, 1987

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Curtis Kitchen to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jerome Henderson to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 16, 1987

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

April 20, 1987

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Joe Binion.

April 28, 1987

The Sacramento Kings waived Othell Wilson.

May 7, 1987

The Boston Celtics signed Mark Acres as a free agent.

May 19, 1987

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Claude Gregory as a free agent.

June 1, 1987

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

June 2, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs released Scott Roth.

June 11, 1987

The Phoenix Suns signed Bill Martin as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Anthony Bowie as a free agent.

June 14, 1987

The Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Henderson as a free agent.

June 21, 1987

The Phoenix Suns traded William Bedford to the Detroit Pistons for a 1988 1st round draft pick (Randolph Keys was later selected).

The Sacramento Kings traded Eddie Johnson to the Phoenix Suns for Ed Pinckney and a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Fennis Dembo was later selected).

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Scott Skiles to the Indiana Pacers for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Gary Leonard was later selected).

June 22, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs traded Artis Gilmore to the Chicago Bulls for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Shelton Jones was later selected).

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Scottie Pippen and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Jeff Sanders was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Olden Polynice, a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Sylvester Gray was later selected) and a 1989 1st round draft pick (B.J. Armstrong was later selected).