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1989-90 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Detroit Pistons

Most Valuable Player: Magic Johnson (22.3/6.6/11.5)
Rookie of the Year: David Robinson (24.3/12.0/2.0)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (33.6)
RPG Leader: Hakeem Olajuwon (14.0)
APG Leader: John Stockton (14.5)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (19.0)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990.
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July 1, 1989

The Miami Heat released Pearl Washington.

The Miami Heat released Dave Popson.

The Miami Heat released Craig Neal.

July 5, 1989

The Dallas Mavericks signed Anthony Jones as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors released Steve Alford.

July 11, 1989

The Orlando Magic signed Jeff Turner as an unrestricted free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Larry Smith as an unrestricted free agent.

July 15, 1989

The Detroit Pistons signed Scott Hastings as an unrestricted free agent.

July 19, 1989

The San Antonio Spurs released Mike Smrek.

July 20, 1989

The San Antonio Spurs signed Caldwell Jones as an unrestricted free agent.

July 23, 1989

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Sam Mitchell as a free agent.

July 24, 1989

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Wayne Cooper as an unrestricted free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Jerry Sichting.

July 28, 1989

The San Antonio Spurs signed Zarko Paspalj as a free agent.

July 31, 1989

The Houston Rockets signed Byron Dinkins as a free agent.

August 1, 1989

The New Jersey Nets signed Jay Taylor as a free agent.

August 2, 1989

The Houston Rockets signed Adrian Caldwell as a free agent.

August 3, 1989

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Sidney Lowe as a free agent.

August 4, 1989

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Larry Drew as a veteran free agent.

August 7, 1989

The Golden State Warriors traded a 1990 1st round draft pick (Gary Payton was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics for Alton Lister.

August 8, 1989

The Washington Bullets signed Melvin Turpin as a free agent.

August 10, 1989

The Golden State Warriors signed Leonard Taylor as a free agent.

August 11, 1989

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Lanard Copeland as a free agent.

August 15, 1989

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Carlton McKinney as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs sold Anthony Bowie to the Houston Rockets.

August 16, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets signed Clifford Lett as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Tod Murphy as a free agent.

August 17, 1989

The Houston Rockets signed John Lucas as an unrestricted free agent.

August 22, 1989

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Nate Johnston as a free agent.

August 24, 1989

The Phoenix Suns signed Steve Kerr as a free agent.

August 28, 1989

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Maurice Cheeks, Chris Welp and David Wingate to the San Antonio Spurs for Johnny Dawkins and Jay Vincent.

August 30, 1989

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Jim Farmer as a free agent.

September 5, 1989

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Mark Buford was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Steve Kerr.

September 6, 1989

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Michael Young as a free agent.

September 8, 1989

The Indiana Pacers signed Mike Sanders as an unrestricted free agent.

September 10, 1989

The Sacramento Kings signed Henry Turner as a free agent.

September 11, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets traded Tim Kempton to the Denver Nuggets for a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Kevin Lynch was later selected).

The Charlotte Hornets signed Jerry Sichting as a free agent.

September 12, 1989

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Quintin Dailey as an unrestricted free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Donald Royal as a free agent.

September 13, 1989

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Tony Campbell as an unrestricted free agent.

September 18, 1989

The Detroit Pistons signed Stan Kimbrough as a free agent.

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

September 19, 1989

The New Jersey Nets signed Anthony Mason as a free agent.

September 20, 1989

The New Jersey Nets signed Purvis Short as an unrestricted free agent.

September 21, 1989

The Phoenix Suns waived Kenny Gattison.

September 22, 1989

The Golden State Warriors signed Uwe Blab as an unrestricted free agent.

September 26, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets signed Kenny Gattison as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Paul Mokeski as an unrestricted free agent.

September 27, 1989

The Boston Celtics signed Charles Smith as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors traded Ralph Sampson to the Sacramento Kings for Jim Petersen.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Scott Meents as a free agent.

September 28, 1989

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

The Charlotte Hornets signed Terry Dozier as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Eric Johnson as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Terry Davis as a free agent.

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

September 29, 1989

The Utah Jazz signed Raymond Brown as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jeff Lebo as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Sedric Toney as a free agent.

October 2, 1989

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Mel McCants as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Greg Stokes as an unrestricted free agent.

The Golden State Warriors traded Tellis Frank to the Miami Heat for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Bardo was later selected).

The Denver Nuggets signed Corey Gaines as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Jim Grandholm as a free agent.

October 3, 1989

The New Jersey Nets signed Jaren Jackson as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Jim Thomas as a free agent.

The Indiana Pacers signed Rickey Green as an unrestricted free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed John Long as an unrestricted free agent.

October 4, 1989

The New Jersey Nets signed Rick Carlisle as an unrestricted free agent.

October 5, 1989

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Gary Voce as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics traded a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Zan Tabak was later selected) and a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Richard Petruska was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for John Bagley.

The Chicago Bulls traded a 1996 2nd round draft pick to the Phoenix Suns for Ed Nealy. The 2nd round draft pick traded to Phoenix was conditional and was not exercised.

The Golden State Warriors signed Tom Tolbert as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Andre Turner as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Steve Alford as an unrestricted free agent.

October 6, 1989

The Detroit Pistons signed Dave Greenwood as an unrestricted free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Gerald Henderson as an unrestricted free agent.

October 7, 1989

The Golden State Warriors signed Marques Johnson as an unrestricted free agent.

October 9, 1989

The Indiana Pacers signed Calvin Natt as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Ben Coleman.

October 12, 1989

The Orlando Magic waived Jim Grandholm.

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Jim Thomas.

October 13, 1989

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Adrian Branch.

October 17, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets traded Robert Reid to the Portland Trail Blazers for Richard Anderson.

October 18, 1989

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Ben Coleman as a free agent.

October 19, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets waived Kenny Gattison.

October 20, 1989

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Adrian Branch as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Jim Farmer.

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Jim Thomas.

October 21, 1989

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Torgeir Bryn as a free agent.

October 23, 1989

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Kurt Nimphius as an unrestricted free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets waived Clifford Lett.

October 25, 1989

The Miami Heat waived Sylvester Gray.

October 26, 1989

The Dallas Mavericks traded Pat Durham to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Eric Riley was later selected).

October 27, 1989

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Rick Mahorn to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1990 1st round draft pick (Gerald Glass was later selected), a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Alvaro Teheran was later selected) and a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Duane Cooper was later selected).

October 30, 1989

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Rolando Ferreira.

The Utah Jazz waived Raymond Brown.

October 31, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets waived Andre Turner.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Nate Johnston.

The Miami Heat waived John Shasky.

The Denver Nuggets waived Corey Gaines.

The Dallas Mavericks waived John Long.

The Indiana Pacers waived Anthony Frederick.

The Indiana Pacers waived Everette Stephens.

November 1, 1989

The Los Angeles Clippers claimed Andre Turner on waivers from the Charlotte Hornets.

November 2, 1989

The Golden State Warriors waived Tom Tolbert.

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived David Rivers.

The Sacramento Kings waived Jawann Oldham.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Duane Ferrell.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jim Rowinski.

November 6, 1989

The Denver Nuggets signed T.R. Dunn as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz waived Jim Les.

November 9, 1989

The Golden State Warriors signed Tom Tolbert as a free agent.

November 10, 1989

The Utah Jazz signed Nate Johnston as a free agent.

November 14, 1989

The Los Angeles Clippers signed David Rivers as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Andre Turner.

November 15, 1989

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Gary Voce.

November 16, 1989

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Ron Harper, a 1990 1st round draft pick (Loy Vaught was later selected), a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Joe Wylie was later selected) and a 1992 1st round draft pick (Elmore Spencer was later selected) to the Los Angeles Clippers for Danny Ferry and Reggie Williams.

November 17, 1989

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Torgeir Bryn.

The Boston Celtics waived Kelvin Upshaw.

November 22, 1989

The San Antonio Spurs waived Jeff Lebo.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Johnny Moore as a free agent.

November 23, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets signed Andre Turner as a free agent.

November 24, 1989

The Boston Celtics signed Kelvin Upshaw as a free agent.

November 25, 1989

The Sacramento Kings signed Greg Kite as an unrestricted free agent.

November 27, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets waived Terry Dozier.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Gerald Henderson.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Dexter Shouse as a free agent.

November 29, 1989

The Golden State Warriors waived Marques Johnson.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Carlton McKinney.

December 1, 1989

The New Jersey Nets waived Rick Carlisle.

December 2, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets signed Kenny Gattison as a free agent.

December 3, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets waived Andre Turner.

December 4, 1989

The Golden State Warriors signed John Shasky as a free agent.

December 6, 1989

The Detroit Pistons signed Gerald Henderson as an unrestricted free agent.

The Detroit Pistons waived Stan Kimbrough.

December 7, 1989

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Dexter Shouse.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Robert Reid.

The Houston Rockets waived Lewis Lloyd.

December 12, 1989

The Golden State Warriors waived Leonard Taylor.

The Phoenix Suns waived Micheal Williams.

December 13, 1989

The Charlotte Hornets traded Kurt Rambis, a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Negele Knight was later selected) and a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Chad Gallagher was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Armen Gilliam.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Robert Reid as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Mike Higgins.

December 14, 1989

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jay Vincent.

December 15, 1989

The Utah Jazz waived Nate Johnston.

December 18, 1989

The Sacramento Kings waived Greg Stokes.

The Sacramento Kings signed Mike Williams as a free agent.

December 20, 1989

The New Jersey Nets waived Jay Taylor.

The New Jersey Nets claimed Jack Haley on waivers from the Chicago Bulls.

December 24, 1989

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Jay Vincent as a free agent.

December 26, 1989

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Adrian Branch.

The Boston Celtics waived Kelvin Upshaw.

December 29, 1989

The Denver Nuggets signed Mike Higgins to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 1, 1990

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Corey Gaines to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 4, 1990

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Randy Breuer and a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Chris Smith was later selected) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Brad Lohaus and a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Duane Cooper was later selected).

January 5, 1990

The Atlanta Hawks signed John Long to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 6, 1990

The Atlanta Hawks signed Wes Matthews to a 10-day contract.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Kelvin Upshaw to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 8, 1990

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Nate Johnston to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 11, 1990

The Houston Rockets waived Chuck Nevitt.

January 15, 1990

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Lewis Lloyd to a 10-day contract.

January 17, 1990

The Denver Nuggets waived Mike Higgins.

January 22, 1990

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Jim Farmer to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 25, 1990

The Atlanta Hawks signed John Long to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 26, 1990

The Atlanta Hawks signed Haywoode Workman to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 29, 1990

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Nate Johnston as a free agent.

February 2, 1990

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Quintin Dailey to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 5, 1990

The Utah Jazz waived Jose Ortiz.

February 6, 1990

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Jim Les to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 12, 1990

The New Jersey Nets signed Leon Wood to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Bob McCann to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Jim Farmer to a contract for the rest of the season.

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

February 13, 1990

The Atlanta Hawks traded Antoine Carr, Sedric Toney and a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Steve Hood was later selected) to the Sacramento Kings for Kenny Smith and Mike Williams.

February 16, 1990

The Utah Jazz signed Raymond Brown to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 21, 1990

The Denver Nuggets traded Michael Cutright to the New Jersey Nets for Joe Barry Carroll.

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Chris Dudley to the New Jersey Nets for a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Zan Tabak was later selected) and a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Richard Petruska was later selected).

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Zan Tabak was later selected), a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Curtis Blair was later selected) and a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Richard Petruska was later selected) to the Houston Rockets for Derrick Chievous.

The San Antonio Spurs sold Vernon Maxwell to the Houston Rockets.

The New York Knicks traded Rod Strickland to the San Antonio Spurs for Maurice Cheeks.

February 22, 1990

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Quintin Dailey to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Golden State Warriors traded Uwe Blab to the San Antonio Spurs for Chris Welp.

The Golden State Warriors traded Winston Garland to the Los Angeles Clippers for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Kevin Pritchard was later selected) and a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Sasha Danilovic was later selected).

The Charlotte Hornets traded Stuart Gray to the New York Knicks for a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Jimmy Oliver was later selected).

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Steve Johnson to the Seattle SuperSonics for Brad Sellers.

The Charlotte Hornets traded a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Jimmy Oliver was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Randolph Keys.

February 23, 1990

The Orlando Magic signed Jawann Oldham to a 10-day contract.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Duane Ferrell to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The New York Knicks waived Pete Myers.

The Charlotte Hornets waived Jerry Sichting.

February 26, 1990

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Reggie Williams.

February 27, 1990

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Steve Harris to a 10-day contract.

The Golden State Warriors signed Mike Smrek to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Houston Rockets signed Lewis Lloyd to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The New Jersey Nets claimed Pete Myers on waivers from the New York Knicks.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jerry Sichting to a 10-day contract.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Jim Les.

The Golden State Warriors waived John Shasky.

The New Jersey Nets waived Jaren Jackson.

February 28, 1990

The Golden State Warriors signed Kelvin Upshaw to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 1, 1990

The Miami Heat waived Pat Cummings.

March 5, 1990

The New Jersey Nets signed Leon Wood as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Bob McCann to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Jawann Oldham to the first of two 10-day contracts.

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

March 6, 1990

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Steve Bucknall.

March 8, 1990

The Miami Heat signed Jim Rowinski as a free agent.

March 9, 1990

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mike Dunleavy.

March 10, 1990

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Steve Harris as a free agent.

March 13, 1990

The Charlotte Hornets signed Micheal Williams to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 15, 1990

The Atlanta Hawks waived Mike Williams.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Duane Ferrell to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 20, 1990

The Houston Rockets signed Lewis Lloyd as a free agent.

March 21, 1990

The Phoenix Suns signed Tim Legler to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 22, 1990

The Denver Nuggets waived Eddie Hughes.

March 24, 1990

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Jawann Oldham.

March 25, 1990

The Chicago Bulls signed Craig Hodges as an unrestricted free agent.

The Chicago Bulls signed Clifford Lett to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 26, 1990

The Phoenix Suns signed Mike McGee to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 28, 1990

The Detroit Pistons signed Ralph Lewis to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 2, 1990

The Charlotte Hornets signed Micheal Williams to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Dallas Mavericks waived Adrian Dantley.

April 9, 1990

The Dallas Mavericks signed Mark Wade to a 10-day contract.

April 10, 1990

The Detroit Pistons waived Ralph Lewis.

April 14, 1990

The Charlotte Hornets signed Ralph Lewis to a 10-day contract.

April 17, 1990

The Dallas Mavericks released Mark Wade.

April 22, 1990

The San Antonio Spurs waived Zarko Paspalj.

June 21, 1990

The Dallas Mavericks traded a 1990 1st round draft pick (Willie Burton was later selected) and a 1991 1st round draft pick (LaBradford Smith was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Fat Lever.

June 22, 1990

The Denver Nuggets traded a 1990 1st round draft pick (Willie Burton was later selected) and a 1990 1st round draft pick (Dave Jamerson was later selected) to the Miami Heat for a 1990 1st round draft pick (Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was later selected).

June 25, 1990

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Brian Oliver was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Scott Brooks.

In a 3-team trade, the Sacramento Kings traded Pervis Ellison to the Washington Bullets; the Utah Jazz traded Bob Hansen, Eric Leckner, a 1990 1st round draft pick (Anthony Bonner was later selected), a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Walter Palmer was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Phil Henderson was later selected) to the Sacramento Kings; the Washington Bullets traded a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Mike Iuzzolino was later selected) to the Sacramento Kings; and the Washington Bullets traded Jeff Malone to the Utah Jazz.

The New Jersey Nets traded a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Adonis Jordan was later selected) and a 1995 2nd round draft pick (Rashard Griffith was later selected) to the Orlando Magic for Reggie Theus.

June 26, 1990

The Chicago Bulls traded a 1990 1st round draft pick (Tate George was later selected), a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Von McDade was later selected) and a 1992 2nd round draft pick (P.J. Brown was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Dennis Hopson.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Bill Wennington, a 1990 1st round draft pick (Duane Causwell was later selected) and a 1990 1st round draft pick (Travis Mays was later selected) to the Sacramento Kings for Rodney McCray, a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Phil Henderson was later selected) and a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Mike Iuzzolino was later selected).

June 27, 1990

The Atlanta Hawks traded a 1990 1st round draft pick (Tyrone Hill was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Les Jepsen was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors for a 1990 1st round draft pick (Rumeal Robinson was later selected), a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Bardo was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Trevor Wilson was later selected).

The Orlando Magic traded a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Adonis Jordan was later selected) and a 1995 2nd round draft pick (Michael McDonald was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics. Seattle agreed not to select Dennis Scott in the 1990 draft.

The Miami Heat traded Rory Sparrow to the Sacramento Kings for Bimbo Coles.

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Stefano Rusconi to the Phoenix Suns for Milos Babic.

The Seattle SuperSonics traded Jud Buechler to the New Jersey Nets. New Jersey agreed not to select Dennis Scott in the 1990 draft.

The Houston Rockets traded Alec Kessler to the Miami Heat for Carl Herrera and Dave Jamerson.

June 29, 1990

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Nate Johnston.