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1998-99 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: San Antonio Spurs

Most Valuable Player: Karl Malone (23.8/9.4/4.1)
Rookie of the Year: Vince Carter (18.3/5.7/3.0)

PPG Leader: Allen Iverson (26.8)
RPG Leader: Chris Webber (13.0)
APG Leader: Jason Kidd (10.8)
WS Leader: Karl Malone (9.6)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.
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July 1, 1998

The Miami Heat released Antonio Lang.

The Miami Heat released Eric Murdock.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Cherokee Parks.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Terry Porter.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Tom Gugliotta.

The Miami Heat released Brent Barry.

July 10, 1998

The Minnesota Timberwolves released DeJuan Wheat.

September 17, 1998

The Orlando Magic waived Tim Legler.

January 13, 1999

Michael Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls

January 21, 1999

The Utah Jazz signed Shawnelle Scott as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic released Kevin Edwards.

The Sacramento Kings signed Isaac Fontaine as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Steve Goodrich as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Jonathan Kerner as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Jeffrey Sheppard as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Ben Davis as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Peter Aluma as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Isaac Austin as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Anthony Avent as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Thurl Bailey as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Drew Barry as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics traded Travis Knight to the Los Angeles Lakers for Tony Battie.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Corey Beck as a free agent.

In a 3-team trade, the Denver Nuggets traded Dean Garrett and Bobby Jackson to the Minnesota Timberwolves; the Denver Nuggets traded a 1999 1st round draft pick (Jonathan Bender was later selected) to the Toronto Raptors; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Zeljko Rebraca, Micheal Williams and a 2000 1st round draft pick (Morris Peterson was later selected) to the Toronto Raptors; and the Toronto Raptors traded Chauncey Billups and Tyson Wheeler to the Denver Nuggets.

The Washington Wizards signed Etdrick Bohannon as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Earl Boykins as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Chucky Brown as a free agent.

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

The Houston Rockets signed John Coker as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Derrick Coleman as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors traded Latrell Sprewell to the New York Knicks for Terry Cummings, Chris Mills and John Starks.

The Miami Heat signed Mark Davis as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Mario Elie as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Andrew Gaze as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Matt Geiger as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Harvey Grant as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Litterial Green as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Derek Harper as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Michael Hawkins as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Anthony Johnson as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Damon Jones as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls traded Steve Kerr to the San Antonio Spurs for Chuck Person and a 2000 1st round draft pick (Dalibor Bagaric was later selected).

The Utah Jazz signed Chris King as a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors signed Negele Knight as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Antonio Lang as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed George Lynch as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets traded Michael Cage and Don MacLean to the Seattle SuperSonics for Jim McIlvaine.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Mikki Moore as a free agent.

The Washington Wizards signed Jeff McInnis as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Brad Miller as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Eric Murdock as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Tyrone Nesby as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Moochie Norris as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Kevin Ollie as a free agent.

The Indiana Pacers signed Sam Perkins as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Olden Polynice as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Eldridge Recasner as a free agent.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Jason Sasser as a free agent.

The Boston Celtics signed Dwayne Schintzius as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Charles Shackleford as a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors signed Michael Stewart as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets traded a 2000 1st round draft pick (Keyon Dooling was later selected) to the Orlando Magic for Keon Clark and Johnny Taylor.

The Miami Heat signed Jamie Watson as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Mark West as a free agent.

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

The Chicago Bulls signed Kornel David as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors signed Tony Farmer as a free agent.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Makhtar N'Diaye as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Adrian Griffin as a free agent.

The Washington Wizards signed Randell Jackson as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls signed Charles Jones as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Gerard King as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Donny Marshall as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Joe Stephens as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets traded Mirsad Turkcan to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 2003 1st round draft pick (Carlos Delfino was later selected).

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Fred Vinson as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls released Jud Buechler.

The Chicago Bulls released Joe Kleine.

The Chicago Bulls released Dennis Rodman.

The Chicago Bulls released John Salley.

The Houston Rockets signed Anthony Miller as a free agent.

January 22, 1999

The San Antonio Spurs signed Chris Garner as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings waived Isaac Fontaine.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Juaquin Hawkins as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Art Long as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons waived Charles O'Bannon.

The Toronto Raptors signed LaMark Baker as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets signed Kelly McCarty as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls traded Scottie Pippen to the Houston Rockets for Roy Rogers and a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Jake Voskuhl was later selected).

The Denver Nuggets signed Cory Alexander as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons traded Bonzi Wells to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 1999 1st round draft pick (Jumaine Jones was later selected) and a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Scoonie Penn was later selected).

The Seattle SuperSonics released Greg Anthony.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Greg Anthony as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Jon Barry as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons signed Jud Buechler as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Antoine Carr as a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors signed William Cunningham as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Dell Curry as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Vlade Divac as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Troy Hudson as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Adonis Jordan as a free agent.

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

The Phoenix Suns signed Joe Kleine as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks traded Christian Laettner to the Detroit Pistons for Scot Pollard and a 1999 1st round draft pick (Jumaine Jones was later selected).

The Chicago Bulls traded a 2001 2nd round draft pick (Andre Hutson was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Andrew Lang.

The Sacramento Kings signed Vernon Maxwell as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets signed Antonio McDyess as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Billy Owens as a free agent.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Cherokee Parks as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Terry Porter as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons released Malik Sealy.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Malik Sealy as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Joe Smith as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Kurt Thomas as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons signed Loy Vaught as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Hot Rod Williams as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Mark Blount as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Rex Walters as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons released Rick Mahorn.

The Houston Rockets released Emanual Davis.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Michael Cage.

January 23, 1999

The Chicago Bulls traded Luc Longley to the Phoenix Suns for Mark Bryant, Martin Muursepp, Bubba Wells and a 1999 1st round draft pick (Metta World Peace was later selected).

The Phoenix Suns signed Tom Gugliotta as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets signed Loren Meyer as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Gary Trent as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets signed Monty Williams as a free agent.

January 24, 1999

The Boston Celtics waived Dontae' Jones.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Johnny Newman as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Dennis Scott as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Clarence Weatherspoon as a free agent.

January 25, 1999

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Bobby Hurley.

Sharone Wright retired from the Toronto Raptors

The Phoenix Suns signed Gerald Brown as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls signed Brent Barry as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls released Scott Burrell.

The Washington Wizards released Gheorghe Muresan.

January 26, 1999

The Golden State Warriors released Jeff Grayer.

The Detroit Pistons signed Charles O'Bannon as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Chuck Person as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Doug Overton as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Thomas Hamilton as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors waived Tony Farmer.

January 27, 1999

Buck Williams retired from the New York Knicks

The Boston Celtics signed Eric Riley as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Mikki Moore.

January 28, 1999

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Corey Beck.

January 29, 1999

The Detroit Pistons signed Mikki Moore as a free agent.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed DeJuan Wheat as a free agent.

The Phoenix Suns signed Shawn Respert as a free agent.

January 30, 1999

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Trevor Winter as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls signed Mario Bennett as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed LaPhonso Ellis as a free agent.

January 31, 1999

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Mark Blount.

February 1, 1999

The Atlanta Hawks signed Grant Long as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Oliver Miller as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed David Wingate as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls waived Roy Rogers.

February 2, 1999

The Utah Jazz waived Shawnelle Scott.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Chris Garner.

The Golden State Warriors waived Gerald Madkins.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Alton Lister.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Vinny Del Negro as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Jim Jackson as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic waived Damon Jones.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Fred Vinson.

The Utah Jazz waived Joe Stephens.

February 3, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed Scott Burrell as a free agent.

The Phoenix Suns signed Chris Morris as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Joe Wolf as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Troy Hudson.

February 4, 1999

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Sherman Douglas as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors traded Todd Fuller to the Utah Jazz for a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Chris Porter was later selected).

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Roy Rogers as a free agent.

The Miami Heat waived Thomas Hamilton.

February 5, 1999

The Houston Rockets signed Stanley Roberts as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Dominique Wilkins as a free agent.

February 10, 1999

The New Jersey Nets waived Steve Goodrich.

The Miami Heat waived Adrian Griffin.

February 12, 1999

The Boston Celtics signed Marlon Garnett as a free agent.

February 14, 1999

The Miami Heat signed Blue Edwards as a free agent.

February 16, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed Damon Jones as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Jeffrey Sheppard.

The Chicago Bulls waived Mario Bennett.

February 17, 1999

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Litterial Green.

The Houston Rockets waived John Coker.

The Toronto Raptors waived William Cunningham.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Roy Rogers.

February 18, 1999

The Detroit Pistons waived Mark Macon.

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Jason Sasser.

The Miami Heat waived Jamie Watson.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Art Long.

The Detroit Pistons signed Corey Beck as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Michael Hawkins.

The Dallas Mavericks waived Khalid Reeves.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Jamie Feick.

The Detroit Pistons waived Mikki Moore.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Donny Marshall.

February 19, 1999

The Sacramento Kings waived Peter Aluma.

The Toronto Raptors waived LaMark Baker.

The Denver Nuggets waived Tyson Wheeler.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Scot Pollard.

The Sacramento Kings waived Kevin Ollie.

The Indiana Pacers waived Haywoode Workman.

The Miami Heat waived Mark Davis.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Shammond Williams.

The Denver Nuggets waived Monty Williams.

February 22, 1999

The Atlanta Hawks signed Jeffrey Sheppard as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Michael Hawkins as a free agent.

February 23, 1999

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Dennis Rodman as a free agent.

February 24, 1999

The Sacramento Kings signed Scot Pollard as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Rick Mahorn as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings waived Terry Dehere.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Benoit Benjamin.

February 26, 1999

The Orlando Magic waived Doug Overton.

February 28, 1999

The Charlotte Hornets signed Willie Burton as a free agent.

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Carl Herrera.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Adonis Jordan.

March 2, 1999

The Utah Jazz waived Chris King.

The Phoenix Suns waived Shawn Respert.

March 3, 1999

The Denver Nuggets signed Carl Herrera as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Doug Overton as a free agent.

March 4, 1999

The Boston Celtics waived Marlon Garnett.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Jeffrey Sheppard.

March 8, 1999

The Charlotte Hornets waived Willie Burton.

The Orlando Magic signed Kevin Ollie to a 10-day contract.

The New Jersey Nets waived Damon Jones.

March 9, 1999

The Detroit Pistons waived Steve Henson.

The Detroit Pistons waived Corey Beck.

March 10, 1999

The Charlotte Hornets waived Joe Wolf.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Earl Boykins to a 10-day contract.

The Charlotte Hornets traded B.J. Armstrong, J.R. Reid and Glen Rice to the Los Angeles Lakers for Elden Campbell and Eddie Jones.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Corie Blount.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived B.J. Armstrong.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Antonio Lang.

March 11, 1999

In a 3-team trade, the Milwaukee Bucks traded Terrell Brandon to the Minnesota Timberwolves; the Milwaukee Bucks traded Elliot Perry to the New Jersey Nets; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Paul Grant to the Milwaukee Bucks; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Chris Carr, Bill Curley and Stephon Marbury to the New Jersey Nets; the New Jersey Nets traded Sam Cassell and Chris Gatling to the Milwaukee Bucks; and the New Jersey Nets traded Brian Evans and a 1999 1st round draft pick (Wally Szczerbiak was later selected) to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Boston Celtics traded Andrew DeClercq and a 1999 1st round draft pick (Andre Miller was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Vitaly Potapenko.

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Tyrone Hill and Jerald Honeycutt to the Philadelphia 76ers for Tim Thomas and Scott Williams.

The Houston Rockets traded Rodrick Rhodes to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Sam Mack.

The New York Knicks traded a 2000 1st round draft pick (Quentin Richardson was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Mirsad Turkcan.

March 12, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed Doug Overton to a 10-day contract.

March 13, 1999

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Corie Blount as a free agent.

The New York Knicks waived Dennis Scott.

The New Jersey Nets waived Bill Curley.

March 14, 1999

The Orlando Magic signed B.J. Armstrong as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Adonis Jordan to a 10-day contract.

The Detroit Pistons signed Khalid Reeves to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Orlando Magic waived Kevin Ollie.

March 16, 1999

The Charlotte Hornets waived Travis Williams.

March 17, 1999

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Adonis Jordan.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Corey Beck to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Dennis Scott to a 10-day contract.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Bill Curley to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Haywoode Workman to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 18, 1999

The Washington Wizards signed John Coker to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived John Crotty.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived James Robinson.

March 19, 1999

The Atlanta Hawks signed Jeffrey Sheppard to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Mitchell Butler as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Earl Boykins.

March 22, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed Jamie Feick to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 23, 1999

The Seattle SuperSonics signed John Crotty to a contract for the rest of the season.

The New Jersey Nets signed William Cunningham to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Terry Dehere to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Troy Hudson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Earl Boykins to a 10-day contract.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Moochie Norris.

March 25, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed Mark Hendrickson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 26, 1999

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Brian Evans.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed James Robinson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Dennis Scott to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 27, 1999

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Doug Overton to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 1, 1999

The Phoenix Suns signed Jimmy Oliver to a 10-day contract.

April 2, 1999

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Earl Boykins to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 3, 1999

The Detroit Pistons signed Khalid Reeves to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 6, 1999

The Charlotte Hornets signed Corey Beck to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Brian Shaw to a 10-day contract.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Haywoode Workman to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 7, 1999

The Phoenix Suns waived Jimmy Oliver.

April 8, 1999

The Atlanta Hawks signed Jeffrey Sheppard to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Washington Wizards signed John Coker to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 11, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed Jamie Feick to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 12, 1999

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Terry Dehere to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 13, 1999

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Troy Hudson to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Brian Shaw to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 14, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed Mark Hendrickson to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Boston Celtics signed Damon Jones to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 16, 1999

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Doug Overton to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Dennis Rodman.

April 17, 1999

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed James Robinson to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 27, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed William Cunningham to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 28, 1999

Joe Dumars retired from the Detroit Pistons

The Phoenix Suns signed Alvin Sims to a contract for the rest of the season.

May 3, 1999

The New Jersey Nets signed Gheorghe Muresan to a contract for the rest of the season.

May 4, 1999

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Trevor Winter.

The Phoenix Suns waived Alvin Sims.

The Boston Celtics waived Marlon Garnett.

The Boston Celtics signed Damon Jones to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Phoenix Suns signed Randy Livingston to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 14, 1999

The Orlando Magic waived Dominique Wilkins.

June 25, 1999

The Orlando Magic waived Gerald Wilkins.

June 29, 1999

The Atlanta Hawks traded Mookie Blaylock and a 1999 1st round draft pick (Jeff Foster was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors for Bimbo Coles, Duane Ferrell and a 1999 1st round draft pick (Jason Terry was later selected).

June 30, 1999

The Atlanta Hawks sold Roberto Bergersen to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Gordan Giricek and a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Chris Carrawell was later selected) to the San Antonio Spurs for Leon Smith.

The Minnesota Timberwolves sold Louis Bullock to the Orlando Magic.

The Golden State Warriors traded Jeff Foster to the Indiana Pacers for Vonteego Cummings and a 2001 1st round draft pick (Troy Murphy was later selected).

The Orlando Magic traded Horace Grant, a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Olumide Oyedeji was later selected) and a 2001 2nd round draft pick (Bobby Simmons was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics for Dale Ellis, Don MacLean, Corey Maggette and Billy Owens.

The Atlanta Hawks traded Jumaine Jones to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 2000 1st round draft pick (Quentin Richardson was later selected).