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1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers Transactions

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Record: 30-52, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Fitch (30-52)

PTS/G: 106.5 (20th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.2 (10th of 22)
SRS: -3.57 (18th of 22) ▪ Pace: 102.7 (20th of 22)
Off Rtg: 103.7 (12th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.3 (20th of 22)
Expected W-L: 31-51 (18th of 22)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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September 5, 1978

Dick Snyder signed as a veteran free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics; received a 1979 3rd round draft pick (Bill Laimbeer was later selected) and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Leonard Mitchell was later selected) as compensation.

January 31, 1979

Traded Terry Furlow to the Atlanta Hawks for Butch Lee and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Derek Harper was later selected).

February 15, 1979

Traded Jim Brewer and future considerations to the Detroit Pistons for Earl Tatum.

June 25, 1979

Drafted Matt Simpkins in the 5th round (91st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Joe Manning in the 6th round (112th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Steve Skaggs in the 7th round (131st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mark Haymore in the 8th round (151st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tim Joyce in the 9th round (169th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Terry Peavy in the 10th round (188th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bruce Flowers in the 2nd round (26th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bill Laimbeer in the 3rd round (65th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Rick Swing in the 4th round (70th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.