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1979-80 Cleveland Cavaliers Transactions

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Record: 37-45, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Stan Albeck (37-45)

PTS/G: 114.1 (3rd of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.8 (19th of 22)
SRS: 0.42 (9th of 22) ▪ Pace: 105.6 (5th of 22)
Off Rtg: 106.7 (6th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.4 (14th of 22)
Expected W-L: 42-40 (9th of 22)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980.
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August 24, 1979

Traded a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Derek Holcomb was later selected) to the Portland Trail Blazers for Willie Smith.

September 12, 1979

Signed Bill Willoughby as a free agent.

Signed Mel Bennett as a free agent.

September 21, 1979

Traded a 1980 1st round draft pick (Michael Brooks was later selected) to the San Diego Clippers for Randy Smith.

October 5, 1979

Traded Jim Chones to the Los Angeles Lakers for Dave Robisch and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Ron Jones was later selected).

October 8, 1979

Waived Mel Bennett.

Waived Kenny Higgs.

October 10, 1979

Waived Harry Davis.

October 19, 1979

Waived Walt Frazier.

October 24, 1979

Traded a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Wayne Robinson was later selected) and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Gene Banks was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kenny Carr.

October 27, 1979

Traded Bingo Smith to the San Diego Clippers for a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Stuart House was later selected).

February 15, 1980

Traded Butch Lee and a 1982 1st round draft pick (James Worthy was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Don Ford and a 1980 1st round draft pick (Chad Kinch was later selected).

May 28, 1980

Lost Austin Carr to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 10, 1980

Drafted Chad Kinch in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Stuart House in the 3rd round (53rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Wayne Abrams in the 3rd round (55th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ron Jones in the 3rd round (68th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Murray Brown in the 4th round (77th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted LaVon Williams in the 5th round (101st pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Antonio Martin in the 6th round (123rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Leroy Berry in the 7th round (147th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Ellinghausen in the 8th round (166th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Melvin Crafter in the 9th round (187th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.