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1987-88 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Most Valuable Player: Michael Jordan (35.0/5.5/5.9)
Rookie of the Year: Mark Jackson (13.6/4.8/10.6)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (35.0)
RPG Leader: Michael Cage (13.0)
APG Leader: John Stockton (13.8)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (21.2)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988.
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July 1, 1987

The Washington Bullets waived Darwin Cook.

September 17, 1987

The Seattle SuperSonics released Tod Murphy.

October 1, 1987

The Houston Rockets signed World B. Free as a free agent.

October 2, 1987

The Phoenix Suns signed Jeff Cook as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics signed Mike O'Koren as a free agent.

October 5, 1987

The Indiana Pacers signed Clinton Wheeler as a free agent.

The Indiana Pacers signed Anthony Frederick as a free agent.

October 6, 1987

The Detroit Pistons signed Ralph Lewis as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Tod Murphy as a free agent.

October 7, 1987

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Jeff Lamp as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Archie Marshall was later selected) to the San Antonio Spurs as compensation.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Milt Wagner as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Dave Henderson as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Ricky Wilson as a free agent.

October 8, 1987

The Indiana Pacers signed Jim Thomas as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Tony Campbell as a veteran free agent and sent a 1989 2nd round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons as compensation. The 2nd round draft pick was contingent upon Campbell making Washington's roster but he did not do so.

The Utah Jazz traded Kent Benson and Dell Curry to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Darryl Dawkins and Melvin Turpin.

The New Jersey Nets traded James Bailey and Darryl Dawkins to the Cleveland Cavaliers for John Bagley and Keith Lee.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Pace Mannion as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Eddie Hughes as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed John Stroeder as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Michael Jackson as a free agent.

October 9, 1987

The Golden State Warriors waived Perry Moss.

The New York Knicks signed Ray Tolbert as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Lester Conner as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Keith Smart was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors as compensation.

The Houston Rockets signed Andre Turner as a free agent.

October 12, 1987

The New York Knicks waived Brad Wright.

The Indiana Pacers waived Jim Thomas.

October 13, 1987

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Kermit Washington to the Golden State Warriors for a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Anthony Mason was later selected).

The Phoenix Suns waived Grant Gondrezick.

October 15, 1987

The New York Knicks traded Jawann Oldham to the Sacramento Kings for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Fennis Dembo was later selected).

October 16, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jerome Henderson as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Bernard King as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics traded Sam Vincent and Scott Wedman to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Sylvester Gray was later selected).

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Claude Gregory.

October 19, 1987

The Phoenix Suns waived Rafael Addison.

October 20, 1987

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Ricky Wilson.

October 21, 1987

The Washington Bullets waived Duane Washington.

October 23, 1987

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Donald Royal.

October 26, 1987

The Chicago Bulls waived Scott Meents.

October 27, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs signed Kurt Nimphius as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Jeff Moe was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons as compensation.

The Chicago Bulls waived Ricky Wilson.

October 28, 1987

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Michael Phelps.

October 29, 1987

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded James Bailey to the Phoenix Suns for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Greg Grant was later selected).

The Detroit Pistons traded Sidney Green to the New York Knicks for Ron Moore and a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Fennis Dembo was later selected).

The Phoenix Suns waived Sedric Toney.

The Denver Nuggets waived Ron Grandison.

October 30, 1987

The Dallas Mavericks waived Dennis Nutt.

November 3, 1987

The Atlanta Hawks traded Dallas Comegys to the New Jersey Nets for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Les Jepsen was later selected).

The Sacramento Kings waived Johnny Rogers.

The Boston Celtics waived Rick Carlisle.

The Utah Jazz waived Billy Donovan.

The Chicago Bulls waived Pete Myers.

The Washington Bullets waived Ennis Whatley.

The Utah Jazz waived Eddie Hughes.

The Washington Bullets waived Tony Campbell.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Anthony Jones.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jim Les.

November 4, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Winston Garland.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Bob McCann.

November 5, 1987

The Los Angeles Lakers sold Adrian Branch to the New Jersey Nets.

The Houston Rockets traded Dave Feitl and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Dana Barros was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors for Purvis Short.

The Golden State Warriors signed Dirk Minniefield as a veteran free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Johnny Newman.

The New Jersey Nets waived Leon Wood.

The Washington Bullets waived Dave Henderson.

The Houston Rockets waived Anthony Bowie.

The Houston Rockets waived Doug Lee.

November 9, 1987

The Chicago Bulls waived Rickie Winslow.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Tod Murphy.

November 10, 1987

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Maurice Lucas as a veteran free agent and sent a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Abdul Shamsid-Deen was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics as compensation.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Johnny Rogers as a free agent.

November 11, 1987

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ken Johnson.

November 12, 1987

The New York Knicks signed Johnny Newman as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Leon Wood as a free agent.

The New York Knicks traded Rory Sparrow to the Chicago Bulls for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Greg Butler was later selected).

The Chicago Bulls waived Tony White.

November 13, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Rickie Winslow as a free agent.

November 14, 1987

The New York Knicks waived Gerald Henderson.

November 16, 1987

The New York Knicks claimed Tony White on waivers from the Chicago Bulls.

November 17, 1987

The Dallas Mavericks waived Al Wood.

November 18, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs traded Larry Krystkowiak to the Milwaukee Bucks for Charles Davis and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Reggie Turner was later selected).

November 19, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs waived Johnny Moore.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Michael Young.

November 24, 1987

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Albert King as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Charles Shackleford was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets as compensation.

November 25, 1987

The Golden State Warriors waived Kermit Washington.

The Golden State Warriors signed Winston Garland as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors waived Dirk Minniefield.

November 26, 1987

The Utah Jazz traded Darryl Dawkins to the Detroit Pistons for cash, a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Jeff Moe was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Phil Henderson was later selected).

November 30, 1987

The New York Knicks signed Rick Carlisle as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics waived Conner Henry.

December 1, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs waived Nate Blackwell.

December 3, 1987

The New Jersey Nets waived Jamie Waller.

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

The New Jersey Nets signed Johnny Moore as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets waived Andre Moore.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Steve Colter.

December 5, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Conner Henry as a free agent.

December 7, 1987

The Houston Rockets waived Richard Anderson.

December 8, 1987

The Indiana Pacers waived Brian Rowsom.

December 10, 1987

The Indiana Pacers waived Clint Richardson.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Dudley Bradley.

December 11, 1987

The New York Knicks signed Billy Donovan as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Andre Moore as a free agent.

The New York Knicks waived Tony White.

December 12, 1987

The Golden State Warriors traded Joe Barry Carroll, Sleepy Floyd and cash to the Houston Rockets for Steve Harris and Ralph Sampson.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Ray Tolbert as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons waived Eric White.

December 14, 1987

The Sacramento Kings waived Joe Arlauckas.

The Golden State Warriors signed Winston Garland as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks traded Mike McGee to the Sacramento Kings for a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Rodney Monroe was later selected) and a 1995 2nd round draft pick (Donnie Boyce was later selected).

December 15, 1987

The New York Knicks waived Chris McNealy.

The New Jersey Nets signed Dudley Bradley as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors traded Chris Washburn to the Atlanta Hawks for Ken Barlow.

The Golden State Warriors claimed Tony White on waivers from the New York Knicks.

The New Jersey Nets waived Johnny Moore.

December 16, 1987

The New York Knicks waived Bob Thornton.

December 17, 1987

The Boston Celtics signed Dirk Minniefield as a free agent.

December 19, 1987

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

The Golden State Warriors waived Kevin Henderson.

December 20, 1987

The Golden State Warriors signed Nate Blackwell as a free agent.

December 22, 1987

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Rickie Winslow.

The Washington Bullets signed Steve Colter as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets sold Otis Smith to the Golden State Warriors.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Vincent Askew.

The New Jersey Nets waived Adrian Branch.

December 26, 1987

The Chicago Bulls waived Artis Gilmore.

December 28, 1987

The Phoenix Suns waived Bill Martin.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Andre Moore.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Charles Davis.

December 29, 1987

The San Antonio Spurs waived Nate Blackwell.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Kannard Johnson.

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Don Nelson (coach) to the Golden State Warriors for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Andrew Lang was later selected).

The Washington Bullets waived Steve Colter.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Dave Hoppen.

January 1, 1988

The Washington Bullets signed Steve Colter to a 10-day contract.

January 8, 1988

The Boston Celtics signed Artis Gilmore as a free agent.

January 12, 1988

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Dave Hoppen to a 10-day contract.

January 16, 1988

The New Jersey Nets traded Ben Coleman and Mike Gminski to the Philadelphia 76ers for Roy Hinson, Tim McCormick and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Stanley Brundy was later selected).

January 18, 1988

The Sacramento Kings waived Franklin Edwards.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Conner Henry.

January 20, 1988

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Michael Phelps to a 10-day contract.

The Utah Jazz waived Carey Scurry.

January 21, 1988

The Washington Bullets signed Steve Colter as a free agent.

January 22, 1988

The Golden State Warriors signed Dave Hoppen as a free agent.

January 29, 1988

The San Antonio Spurs signed Pete Myers as a free agent.

February 1, 1988

The Boston Celtics waived Greg Kite.

February 3, 1988

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Norris Coleman.

The Los Angeles Clippers claimed Greg Kite on waivers from the Boston Celtics.

February 11, 1988

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ennis Whatley to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 17, 1988

The San Antonio Spurs waived Leon Wood.

February 21, 1988

The Denver Nuggets signed Brad Wright to a 10-day contract.

February 23, 1988

The Boston Celtics traded Jerry Sichting to the Portland Trail Blazers for Jim Paxson.

February 24, 1988

The Boston Celtics waived Darren Daye.

The Phoenix Suns traded James Edwards to the Detroit Pistons for Ron Moore and a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Richard Dumas was later selected).

February 25, 1988

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Tyrone Corbin, Kevin Johnson, Mark West, a 1988 1st round draft pick (Dan Majerle was later selected), a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Dean Garrett was later selected) and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Greg Grant was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Larry Nance, Mike Sanders and a 1988 1st round draft pick (Randolph Keys was later selected).

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Craig Hodges and a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Andrew Lang was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Jay Humphries.

The Chicago Bulls traded Sedale Threatt to the Seattle SuperSonics for Sam Vincent.

The Utah Jazz signed Scott Roth as a free agent.

February 26, 1988

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Lancaster Gordon.

February 27, 1988

The New Jersey Nets signed Ricky Wilson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 2, 1988

The New York Knicks signed Carey Scurry to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 3, 1988

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Dave Henderson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 4, 1988

The Denver Nuggets signed Michael Brooks as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Michael Anderson was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers as compensation.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Leon Wood to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 7, 1988

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Claude Gregory to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 13, 1988

The New York Knicks signed Sedric Toney to a 10-day contract.

March 14, 1988

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Ray Tolbert.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Pace Mannion.

March 18, 1988

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Steve Burtt to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 19, 1988

The New Jersey Nets signed Duane Washington to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 22, 1988

The San Antonio Spurs signed Ricky Wilson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 23, 1988

The New York Knicks signed Sedric Toney as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Eddie Hughes to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Eric White to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Martin Nessley.

March 25, 1988

The Atlanta Hawks signed Leon Wood to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 26, 1988

The Sacramento Kings signed Conner Henry to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 28, 1988

The New York Knicks waived Billy Donovan.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Claude Gregory as a free agent.

March 29, 1988

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Kevin Henderson as a free agent.

March 30, 1988

The Golden State Warriors signed Mark Wade to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Tony Campbell as a free agent.

April 1, 1988

The Sacramento Kings signed Martin Nessley to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 8, 1988

The San Antonio Spurs signed Richard Rellford to a 10-day contract.

April 11, 1988

The San Antonio Spurs signed Ricky Wilson as a free agent.

April 12, 1988

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Eric White as a free agent.

April 14, 1988

The Sacramento Kings signed Conner Henry to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 18, 1988

The San Antonio Spurs signed Richard Rellford to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 20, 1988

The Golden State Warriors signed Mark Wade to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 21, 1988

The Sacramento Kings signed Martin Nessley as a free agent.

April 24, 1988

The Detroit Pistons signed Walker Russell as a veteran free agent.

April 25, 1988

The Sacramento Kings waived Martin Nessley.

April 29, 1988

Alvan Adams retired from the Phoenix Suns

May, 1988

Maurice Lucas retired from the Portland Trail Blazers

May 19, 1988

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Mark Davis as a free agent.

June 8, 1988

The Washington Bullets traded Manute Bol to the Golden State Warriors for Dave Feitl and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Doug Roth was later selected).

June 23, 1988

The Boston Celtics traded a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Sylvester Gray was later selected) to the Miami Heat. Miami agreed not to select Dennis Johnson in the expansion draft.

The Dallas Mavericks traded a 1988 1st round draft pick (Kevin Edwards was later selected) to the Miami Heat. Miami agreed to select Arvid Kramer in the expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Matt Geiger was later selected) to the Miami Heat. Miami agreed not to select Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the expansion draft.

The Seattle SuperSonics traded a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Orlando Graham was later selected) to the Miami Heat. Miami agreed not to select Danny Young in the expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Muggsy Bogues from the Washington Bullets in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Michael Brooks from the Denver Nuggets in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Mike Brown from the Chicago Bulls in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Dell Curry from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Hansi Gnad from the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Rickey Green from the Utah Jazz in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Scott Hastings from the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Conner Henry from the Sacramento Kings in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Mike Holton from the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Dave Hoppen from the Golden State Warriors in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Arvid Kramer from the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Ralph Lewis from the Detroit Pistons in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Fred Roberts from the Boston Celtics in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted John Stroeder from the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Jon Sundvold from the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Bernard Thompson from the Phoenix Suns in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Billy Thompson from the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Sedric Toney from the New York Knicks in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Andre Turner from the Houston Rockets in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Darnell Valentine from the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Pearl Washington from the New Jersey Nets in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Clinton Wheeler from the Indiana Pacers in the NBA expansion draft.

The Miami Heat drafted Kevin Williams from the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA expansion draft.

The Charlotte Hornets traded Mike Brown to the Utah Jazz for Kelly Tripucka.

The Miami Heat traded Fred Roberts to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Scott Haffner was later selected).

The Miami Heat traded Darnell Valentine to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Bardo was later selected).

The Milwaukee Bucks released John Lucas.

June 27, 1988

The New York Knicks traded Bill Cartwright, a 1988 1st round draft pick (Will Perdue was later selected) and a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Derrick Lewis was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Charles Oakley, a 1988 1st round draft pick (Rod Strickland was later selected) and a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Phil Stinnie was later selected).

The Sacramento Kings traded Reggie Theus and a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Jorge Gonzalez was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Randy Wittman and a 1988 1st round draft pick (Ricky Berry was later selected).

June 28, 1988

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Michael Cage to the Seattle SuperSonics for Gary Grant and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Kenny Payne was later selected).

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Hersey Hawkins and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Kenny Payne was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Charles Smith.

The Denver Nuggets traded Vernon Maxwell to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Reggie Turner was later selected).

June 30, 1988

The Phoenix Suns released James Bailey.

The Phoenix Suns released Jeff Cook.