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1987-88 Boston Celtics Transactions

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Record: 57-25, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: K.C. Jones (57-25)

PTS/G: 113.6 (3rd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.7 (14th of 23)
SRS: 6.15 (1st of 23) ▪ Pace: 97.9 (17th of 23)
Off Rtg: 115.4 (1st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.4 (17th of 23)
Expected W-L: 56-26 (1st of 23)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: 611,231 (6th of 23)

NBA 1988 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals (2-4) versus Detroit Pistons  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3) versus Atlanta Hawks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-1) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988.
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Date Type Transaction
October 2, 1987 Signing

Signed Mike O'Koren as a free agent.

October 16, 1987 Trade

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

November 2, 1987 Sale

Sold Mike O'Koren to the New Jersey Nets.

November 3, 1987 Waiver

Waived Rick Carlisle.

November 30, 1987 Waiver

Waived Conner Henry.

December 17, 1987 Signing

Signed Dirk Minniefield as a free agent.

January 8, 1988 Signing

Signed Artis Gilmore as a free agent.

February 1, 1988 Waiver

Waived Greg Kite.

February 3, 1988 Claim

Greg Kite claimed on waivers by the Los Angeles Clippers.

February 23, 1988 Trade

Traded Jerry Sichting to the Portland Trail Blazers for Jim Paxson.

February 24, 1988 Waiver

Waived Darren Daye.

May 3, 1988 Resignation

K.C. Jones resigns as Head Coach.

May 3, 1988 Hiring

Hired Jimmy Rodgers as Head Coach.

June 23, 1988 Trade

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.

June 23, 1988 Draft

Lost Fred Roberts to the Miami Heat in the NBA expansion draft.

June 28, 1988 Draft

Drafted Brian Shaw in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1988 Draft

Drafted Gerald Paddio in the 3rd round (74th pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.