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1977-78 Buffalo Braves Transactions

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Record: 27-55, Finished 4th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (27-55)

PTS/G: 105.3 (17th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.0 (11th of 22)
SRS: -3.55 (20th of 22) ▪ Pace: 104.3 (17th of 22)
Off Rtg: 100.3 (14th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.8 (21st of 22)
Expected W-L: 31-51 (20th of 22)

Arena: Buffalo Memorial Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1977 to June 30, 1978.
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August 5, 1977

Received a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Ricky Gallon was later selected) as compensation for the Detroit Pistons signing Don Adams as a veteran free agent.

September 1, 1977

Traded George Johnson, a 1978 1st round draft pick (Micheal Ray Richardson was later selected) and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Cliff Robinson was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Tiny Archibald.

Signed Mike Bantom as a veteran free agent and sent a future 4th round draft pick to the New Jersey Nets as compensation.

Traded Mike Bantom and Adrian Dantley to the Indiana Pacers for Billy Knight.

September 2, 1977

Traded John Gianelli to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 1979 1st round draft pick (Roy Hamilton was later selected).

September 7, 1977

Traded Ernie DiGregorio to the Los Angeles Lakers for future considerations.

September 13, 1977

Traded a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Keith Herron was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Bill Willoughby.

September 16, 1977

Sold Bird Averitt to the New Jersey Nets.

September 20, 1977

Signed Jim McDaniels as a free agent.

October 3, 1977

Signed Wil Jones as a veteran free agent and sent a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Kenny Natt was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers as compensation.

October 6, 1977

Signed Ted McClain as a veteran free agent and sent a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Hollis Copeland was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets as compensation.

October 17, 1977

Traded future considerations to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Gary Brokaw.

October 18, 1977

Traded Johnny Neumann to the Indiana Pacers for a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Mike Santos was later selected).

November 14, 1977

Waived Larry Johnson.

November 23, 1977

Traded Gus Gerard, John Shumate and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Roy Hamilton was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for Marvin Barnes, a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Lew Massey was later selected) and a 1978 4th round draft pick (Larry Harris was later selected).

November 26, 1977

Signed Larry Johnson as a free agent.

December 8, 1977

Waived Larry Johnson.

Signed Scott Lloyd as a free agent.

December 14, 1977

Waived Gary Brokaw.

Signed Mike Glenn as a free agent.

January 31, 1978

Signed Bird Averitt as a free agent.

Traded Ted McClain to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Marvin Dalph was later selected).

February 2, 1978

Waived Jim McDaniels.

Signed Larry McNeill as a free agent.

March 8, 1978

Signed Eddie Owens as a free agent.

June 1, 1978

Signed Nick Weatherspoon as a free agent.

June 7, 1978

Traded a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Lew Massey was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Tom Abernethy.

June 9, 1978

Drafted Jerome Whitehead in the 2nd round (41st pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mike Santos in the 3rd round (48th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ricky Gallon in the 3rd round (51st pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Marvin Dalph in the 3rd round (65th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Boylan in the 4th round (68th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Harris in the 4th round (73rd pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Leroy McDonald in the 4th round (76th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted David Thompson in the 5th round (90th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Miscevicious in the 6th round (112th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Stan Pietkiewicz in the 7th round (133rd pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Felton Young in the 8th round (154th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bobby White in the 9th round (172nd pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 12, 1978

Mike Glenn signed as a veteran free agent with the New York Knicks; received FROM_TRADE as compensation.