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2001-02 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Most Valuable Player: Tim Duncan (25.5/12.7/3.7)
Rookie of the Year: Pau Gasol (17.6/8.9/2.7)

PPG Leader: Allen Iverson (31.4)
RPG Leader: Ben Wallace (13.0)
APG Leader: Andre Miller (10.9)
WS Leader: Tim Duncan (17.8)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.
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July 18, 2001

The Detroit Pistons traded a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Rasual Butler was later selected) and a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Tito Maddox was later selected) to the Toronto Raptors for Zeljko Rebraca.

The Chicago Bulls traded Brian Skinner to the Toronto Raptors for Charles Oakley and a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Jason Jennings was later selected).

The Orlando Magic signed Patrick Ewing as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets traded Stephon Marbury, Johnny Newman and Soumaila Samake to the Phoenix Suns for Chris Dudley and Jason Kidd.

The Washington Wizards signed Tyronn Lue as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons traded Jud Buechler and John Wallace to the Phoenix Suns for Clifford Robinson.

July 19, 2001

The Orlando Magic signed Horace Grant as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets signed Avery Johnson as a free agent.

The Phoenix Suns signed Dan Majerle as a free agent.

July 20, 2001

The Utah Jazz signed John Amaechi as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls traded a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Jason Jennings was later selected) to the Portland Trail Blazers for Greg Anthony.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Mitch Richmond as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Samaki Walker as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Malik Allen as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Mike James as a free agent.

July 21, 2001

The New York Knicks signed Clarence Weatherspoon as a free agent.

July 23, 2001

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Maurice Evans as a free agent.

July 24, 2001

The Charlotte Hornets signed Bryce Drew as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons signed Ratko Varda as a free agent.

July 25, 2001

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Steve Smith to the San Antonio Spurs for Derek Anderson, Steve Kerr and a 2003 2nd round draft pick (Andreas Glyniadakis was later selected).

The Charlotte Hornets signed Stacey Augmon as a free agent.

The Washington Wizards waived Michael Smith.

July 27, 2001

The Atlanta Hawks signed Emanual Davis as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Adrian Griffin as a free agent.

July 28, 2001

The Miami Heat signed LaPhonso Ellis as a free agent.

July 30, 2001

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Ruben Patterson as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Joe Smith as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Jacque Vaughn as a free agent.

July 31, 2001

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Calvin Booth as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Bruce Bowen as a free agent.

August 1, 2001

The San Antonio Spurs signed Mark Bryant as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic traded Brendan Haywood to the Washington Wizards for Laron Profit and a 2005 1st round draft pick (Julius Hodge was later selected).

The Phoenix Suns signed Charlie Bell as a free agent.

August 2, 2001

The San Antonio Spurs signed Charles Smith as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Stephen Jackson as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Danny Manning as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Darrick Martin as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets traded Hakeem Olajuwon to the Toronto Raptors for a 2002 1st round draft pick (Bostjan Nachbar was later selected) and a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Tito Maddox was later selected).

The Dallas Mavericks signed Khalid El-Amin as a free agent.

August 3, 2001

The San Antonio Spurs signed Amal McCaskill as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Matt Harpring, Cedric Henderson and Robert Traylor to the Philadelphia 76ers for Tyrone Hill and Jumaine Jones.

The Boston Celtics traded Jerome Moiso to the Philadelphia 76ers for Roshown McLeod and a 2003 1st round draft pick (Dahntay Jones was later selected).

The San Antonio Spurs signed Cherokee Parks as a free agent.

August 5, 2001

The Miami Heat signed Kendall Gill as a free agent.

August 7, 2001

The New Jersey Nets signed Todd MacCulloch as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls signed Eddie Robinson as a free agent.

August 9, 2001

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Joe Crispin as a free agent.

August 10, 2001

In a 3-team trade, the Dallas Mavericks traded Kyle Hill to the Houston Rockets; the Dallas Mavericks traded Howard Eisley to the New York Knicks; the Houston Rockets traded Shandon Anderson to the New York Knicks; the New York Knicks traded Muggsy Bogues to the Dallas Mavericks; and the New York Knicks traded Glen Rice to the Houston Rockets. Dallas also received a trade exception from Houston.

August 13, 2001

The Charlotte Hornets signed Matt Bullard as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Bryant Stith as a free agent.

August 15, 2001

The New Jersey Nets waived Chris Dudley.

August 22, 2001

The Dallas Mavericks traded a 2004 2nd round draft pick (Matt Freije was later selected) to the Miami Heat for Tim Hardaway. Miami also received a trade exception from Dallas.

August 24, 2001

The Miami Heat signed Tang Hamilton as a free agent.

August 25, 2001

The Dallas Mavericks signed Evan Eschmeyer as a free agent.

August 28, 2001

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Isaac Fontaine as a free agent.

August 29, 2001

The San Antonio Spurs waived Jaren Jackson.

September 5, 2001

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Jerome James as a free agent.

September 6, 2001

The Indiana Pacers signed Carlos Rogers as a free agent.

September 7, 2001

The Detroit Pistons traded Mateen Cleaves to the Sacramento Kings for Jon Barry and a 2003 1st round draft pick (Carlos Delfino was later selected).

September 10, 2001

The Detroit Pistons signed Victor Alexander as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Oscar Torres as a free agent.

September 14, 2001

The Miami Heat signed Sam Mack as a free agent.

September 17, 2001

The Indiana Pacers waived Sam Perkins.

September 21, 2001

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Chris Dudley as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Jelani McCoy as a free agent.

The Indiana Pacers signed Norm Richardson as a free agent.

September 24, 2001

The Miami Heat signed Rodney Buford as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls signed Kevin Ollie as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors signed Dean Oliver as a free agent.

September 25, 2001

The Dallas Mavericks traded Kenny Satterfield to the Denver Nuggets for a future 2nd round draft pick. The future 2nd round draft pick traded to Dallas was conditional and was not exercised.

The Washington Wizards signed Michael Jordan as a free agent.

The New York Knicks waived Luc Longley.

September 26, 2001

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Dickey Simpkins as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Tierre Brown as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Jamel Thomas as a free agent.

September 27, 2001

The Toronto Raptors signed Jelani McCoy as a free agent.

September 28, 2001

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Ansu Sesay as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Harold Jamison as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Obinna Ekezie as a free agent.

The Phoenix Suns waived Johnny Newman.

The Toronto Raptors signed Carlos Arroyo as a free agent.

September 29, 2001

The Denver Nuggets signed Zendon Hamilton as a free agent.

October 1, 2001

The Chicago Bulls traded Sean Lampley to the Miami Heat for a 2003 2nd round draft pick (Tommy Smith was later selected).

The Sacramento Kings signed Torraye Braggs as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Anthony Goldwire as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Mitchell Butler as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Rusty LaRue as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Sean Marks as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Antonio Harvey as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Damon Jones as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Art Long as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ira Newble as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets signed Isaiah Rider as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Larry Robinson as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Reggie Slater as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Mark Strickland as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Todd Fuller as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Geno Carlisle as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Mike Wilks as a free agent.

October 2, 2001

The Utah Jazz signed Randy Livingston as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Donny Marshall as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Ira Bowman as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Derrick Dial as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Vladimir Stepania as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Gary Trent as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed David Vanterpool as a free agent.

October 3, 2001

The New Jersey Nets waived Derrick Dial.

The Denver Nuggets signed Mengke Bateer as a free agent.

October 5, 2001

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mark Strickland.

October 8, 2001

The Washington Wizards waived Mike Smith.

October 9, 2001

The Denver Nuggets waived Paul McPherson.

The Miami Heat waived Geno Carlisle.

October 10, 2001

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

The Utah Jazz released David Benoit.

The New York Knicks waived Larry Johnson.

The Utah Jazz waived Jamel Thomas.

The Sacramento Kings waived Mike Wilks.

October 12, 2001

The Toronto Raptors released Sean Colson.

October 13, 2001

The Denver Nuggets signed Shawnelle Scott as a free agent.

October 16, 2001

The Orlando Magic waived Todd Fuller.

October 17, 2001

The New Jersey Nets waived Jim McIlvaine.

October 22, 2001

The Denver Nuggets traded Aleksandar Radojevic and Kevin Willis to the Milwaukee Bucks for Scott Williams and a 2004 1st round draft pick (Josh Smith was later selected).

The Miami Heat signed Rod Strickland as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets traded a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Dan Gadzuric was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kevin Willis.

The Sacramento Kings waived Torraye Braggs.

The New Jersey Nets waived David Vanterpool.

October 23, 2001

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Anthony Goldwire.

October 24, 2001

The Atlanta Hawks waived Ira Newble.

The Washington Wizards released Kornel David.

October 25, 2001

The Denver Nuggets waived Omar Cook.

The Utah Jazz waived Rusty LaRue.

The New Jersey Nets waived Donny Marshall.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Dickey Simpkins.

The Miami Heat waived Rodney Buford.

The New Jersey Nets waived Steve Goodrich.

The Houston Rockets waived Damon Jones.

The Utah Jazz waived Randy Livingston.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Anthony Mason as a free agent.

In a 3-team trade, the Charlotte Hornets traded cash to the Golden State Warriors; the Charlotte Hornets traded Derrick Coleman to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Golden State Warriors traded Chris Porter to the Charlotte Hornets; the Golden State Warriors traded Corie Blount and Vonteego Cummings to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Philadelphia 76ers traded George Lynch, Jerome Moiso and Robert Traylor to the Charlotte Hornets; and the Philadelphia 76ers traded Cedric Henderson and a 2005 1st round draft pick (Joey Graham was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors.

The Chicago Bulls waived Michael Ruffin.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Reggie Slater.

The Miami Heat waived Mike James.

The Denver Nuggets waived Cedric Ceballos.

The Minnesota Timberwolves waived Bill Curley.

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Isaac Fontaine.

The Denver Nuggets waived Mengke Bateer.

October 26, 2001

In a 3-team trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Chris Gatling to the Miami Heat; the Miami Heat traded Ricky Davis to the Cleveland Cavaliers; the Miami Heat traded Don MacLean and cash to the Toronto Raptors; and the Toronto Raptors traded Brian Skinner to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Charlotte Hornets waived Chris Porter.

October 29, 2001

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Jason Hart.

The Charlotte Hornets waived Tim James.

The Detroit Pistons signed Damon Jones as a free agent.

The Indiana Pacers waived Derrick McKey.

The Chicago Bulls traded Jake Voskuhl to the Phoenix Suns for Soumaila Samake and a 2003 2nd round draft pick (Matt Bonner was later selected).

The Chicago Bulls waived Soumaila Samake.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Aleksandar Radojevic.

The Dallas Mavericks waived Khalid El-Amin.

The Boston Celtics waived Chris Herren.

The Toronto Raptors waived Don MacLean.

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Doron Sheffer to the Portland Trail Blazers for Will Perdue.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Will Perdue.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Derek Strong.

October 30, 2001

The New Jersey Nets signed Reggie Slater as a free agent.

October 31, 2001

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Brian Shaw.

November 1, 2001

The Boston Celtics signed Erick Strickland as a free agent.

November 6, 2001

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Tim James as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Ira Bowman.

November 10, 2001

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Mike Penberthy.

November 13, 2001

The Atlanta Hawks signed Mark Strickland as a free agent.

November 14, 2001

The Atlanta Hawks signed Dickey Simpkins as a free agent.

November 16, 2001

In a 3-team trade, the Orlando Magic traded Bo Outlaw and a 2002 1st round draft pick (Amar'e Stoudemire was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns; the Phoenix Suns traded Vinny Del Negro and cash to the Los Angeles Clippers; and the Phoenix Suns traded Jud Buechler to the Orlando Magic. Philadelphia had the option to swap 2nd round draft picks with Los Angeles in 2005 but did not do so.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Vinny Del Negro.

November 17, 2001

The Atlanta Hawks waived Dickey Simpkins.

November 19, 2001

The Memphis Grizzlies signed Rodney Buford as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets waived Eldridge Recasner.

November 20, 2001

The Dallas Mavericks signed Omar Cook as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks waived Darrick Martin.

The Denver Nuggets waived Isaiah Rider.

November 21, 2001

The Denver Nuggets signed Chris Andersen as a free agent.

November 22, 2001

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

November 24, 2001

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Joe Crispin.

November 26, 2001

The New Jersey Nets waived Reggie Slater.

November 27, 2001

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

The Dallas Mavericks signed Johnny Newman as a free agent.

December 2, 2001

The Miami Heat signed Jim Jackson as a free agent.

The Miami Heat waived Tang Hamilton.

December 3, 2001

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Tim James.

December 11, 2001

The Phoenix Suns waived Charlie Bell.

December 13, 2001

The Atlanta Hawks signed Reggie Slater as a free agent.

The Miami Heat waived Sam Mack.

December 18, 2001

The Miami Heat signed Mike James as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings waived Jabari Smith.

December 19, 2001

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jason Hart as a free agent.

December 20, 2001

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Eldridge Recasner as a free agent.

December 21, 2001

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Rick Brunson as a free agent.

December 28, 2001

The Dallas Mavericks waived Omar Cook.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Michael Ruffin.

December 29, 2001

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Jabari Smith as a free agent.

January 2, 2002

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Antonio Harvey.

January 6, 2002

The Denver Nuggets waived John Crotty.

The Denver Nuggets waived Shawnelle Scott.

January 7, 2002

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

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

The Atlanta Hawks waived Mark Strickland.

The Phoenix Suns signed Joe Crispin as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets waived Steve Goodrich.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Eldridge Recasner.

January 8, 2002

The Toronto Raptors waived Carlos Arroyo.

January 9, 2002

The Atlanta Hawks signed Mark Strickland to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 10, 2002

The Toronto Raptors signed Jermaine Jackson to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 13, 2002

The Dallas Mavericks signed Charlie Bell to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 14, 2002

The Atlanta Hawks signed Leon Smith to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Derrick McKey as a free agent.

January 23, 2002

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ira Newble to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 29, 2002

The Utah Jazz signed Rusty LaRue to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 13, 2002

The Memphis Grizzlies signed Elliot Perry to a 10-day contract.

February 19, 2002

The Chicago Bulls traded Metta World Peace, Ron Mercer, Brad Miller and Kevin Ollie to the Indiana Pacers for Travis Best, Norm Richardson, Jalen Rose and a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Lonny Baxter was later selected).

February 20, 2002

The Boston Celtics traded Randy Brown, Joe Johnson, Milt Palacio and a 2002 1st round draft pick (Casey Jacobsen was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Tony Delk and Rodney Rogers.

February 21, 2002

The Dallas Mavericks traded Tim Hardaway, Donnell Harvey, Juwan Howard, cash and a 2002 1st round draft pick (Frank Williams was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Tariq Abdul-Wahad, Avery Johnson, Raef LaFrentz and Nick Van Exel.

The Golden State Warriors traded Marc Jackson to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Dean Garrett and a 2007 2nd round draft pick (Jermareo Davidson was later selected).

February 23, 2002

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

The Memphis Grizzlies signed Eddie Gill to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 26, 2002

The Sacramento Kings signed Chucky Brown to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Denver Nuggets signed Mengke Bateer as a free agent.

February 28, 2002

The Memphis Grizzlies waived Isaac Austin.

March 1, 2002

The Chicago Bulls waived Greg Anthony.

March 3, 2002

The Memphis Grizzlies signed Isaac Fontaine to a 10-day contract.

March 5, 2002

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Greg Anthony as a free agent.

March 7, 2002

The Denver Nuggets signed Carlos Arroyo to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 8, 2002

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Randy Livingston to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 14, 2002

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Doug Overton to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 18, 2002

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Robert Pack to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 28, 2002

The Toronto Raptors signed Derrick Dial to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 29, 2002

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Ansu Sesay to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Orlando Magic released Dee Brown.

April 2, 2002

The Orlando Magic signed Jaren Jackson to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 16, 2002

The Boston Celtics signed Omar Cook as a free agent.

June 25, 2002

The Charlotte Hornets traded a 2002 1st round draft pick (Juan Dixon was later selected) to the Washington Wizards for Courtney Alexander.

The Denver Nuggets waived Tim Hardaway.

The Dallas Mavericks waived Danny Manning.

June 26, 2002

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Mario Kasun to the Orlando Magic for future considerations.

The Golden State Warriors traded a 2004 2nd round draft pick (Viktor Sanikidze was later selected) and a 2005 1st round draft pick (Joey Graham was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jiri Welsch.

The Orlando Magic traded Curtis Borchardt to the Utah Jazz for Ryan Humphrey and Jamal Sampson.

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Rashard Griffith to the Orlando Magic for Jamal Sampson.

The Denver Nuggets traded Antonio McDyess, Frank Williams and a 2003 2nd round draft pick (Maciej Lampe was later selected) to the New York Knicks for Marcus Camby, Nene and Mark Jackson.

The Philadelphia 76ers traded Speedy Claxton to the San Antonio Spurs for Mark Bryant, Randy Holcomb and John Salmons.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Lindsey Hunter, Chris Jefferies and a 2003 2nd round draft pick (Ramon Van de Hare was later selected) to the Toronto Raptors for Tracy Murray, Kareem Rush and a 2003 2nd round draft pick (Luke Walton was later selected).

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Wesley Person to the Memphis Grizzlies for Nick Anderson and Matt Barnes.

The Memphis Grizzlies traded a 2003 2nd round draft pick (Szymon Szewczyk was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Chris Owens.

The Atlanta Hawks traded Efthimi Rentzias to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 2004 2nd round draft pick (Royal Ivey was later selected) and a 2006 2nd round draft pick (Daniel Gibson was later selected).

The Atlanta Hawks traded a 2003 1st round draft pick (Carlos Delfino was later selected) to the Sacramento Kings for Dan Dickau.

June 27, 2002

The Miami Heat waived Chris Gatling.

June 28, 2002

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Earl Boykins.

The Memphis Grizzlies traded a 2004 2nd round draft pick (Romain Sato was later selected) to the San Antonio Spurs for Gordan Giricek.

The Memphis Grizzlies released Antonis Fotsis.