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1981-82 Cleveland Cavaliers Transactions

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Record: 15-67, Finished 6th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Don Delaney (4-11), Bob Kloppenburg (0-3), Chuck Daly (9-32), Bill Musselman (2-21)

PTS/G: 103.2 (21st of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 111.7 (19th of 23)
SRS: -7.77 (23rd of 23) ▪ Pace: 99.3 (18th of 23)
Off Rtg: 103.3 (21st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 111.8 (21st of 23)
Expected W-L: 20-62 (23rd of 23)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: 232,421 (22nd of 23)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1982.
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October 27, 1981

Waived Rich Yonakor.

October 28, 1981

Traded Mike Bratz to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Les Craft was later selected).

December 3, 1981

Fired Don Delaney as Head Coach.

Appointed Bob Kloppenburg as Interim Head Coach.

December 4, 1981

Hired Chuck Daly as Head Coach.

December 12, 1981

Signed Mel Bennett as a free agent.

December 22, 1981

Waived Mel Bennett.

December 23, 1981

Traded Mike Mitchell and Roger Phegley to the San Antonio Spurs for Ron Brewer, Reggie Johnson and cash.

Claimed Kevin Restani on waivers from the San Antonio Spurs.

December 30, 1981

Signed Keith Herron as a free agent.

January 18, 1982

Waived Mickey Dillard.

January 19, 1982

Waived Don Ford.

February 16, 1982

Traded Kenny Carr and Bill Laimbeer to the Detroit Pistons for Phil Hubbard, Paul Mokeski, a 1982 1st round draft pick (John Bagley was later selected) and a 1982 2nd round draft pick (Dave Magley was later selected).

Traded Reggie Johnson to the Kansas City Kings for Cliff Robinson.

February 20, 1982

Signed Mike Evans as a free agent.

March 8, 1982

Fired Chuck Daly as Head Coach.

Appointed Bill Musselman as Interim Head Coach.

March 30, 1982

Signed Brad Branson as a free agent.

April 10, 1982

Signed Lowes Moore as a free agent.

June 29, 1982

Drafted Randy Reed in the 7th round (139th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted Monty Knight in the 8th round (162nd pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tony Hafley in the 9th round (185th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted Durand Walker in the 10th round (206th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Bagley in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dave Magley in the 2nd round (28th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted Michael Wilson in the 3rd round (47th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted Reggie Hannah in the 4th round (70th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted Terry White in the 5th round (93rd pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

Drafted Vince Reynolds in the 6th round (116th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.