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1982-83 Cleveland Cavaliers Transactions

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Record: 23-59, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Nissalke (23-59)

PTS/G: 97.1 (23rd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.6 (8th of 23)
SRS: -6.78 (22nd of 23) ▪ Pace: 97.6 (22nd of 23)
Off Rtg: 99.2 (21st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.8 (16th of 23)
Expected W-L: 22-60 (22nd of 23)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: 160,537 (23rd of 23)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983.
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October 7, 1982

Traded a 1986 2nd round draft pick (Dennis Rodman was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for Steve Hayes.

October 11, 1982

Waived Mike Evans.

October 22, 1982

Waived Michael Wilson.

October 25, 1982

Traded Brad Branson to the Indiana Pacers for a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Scooter McCray was later selected).

October 28, 1982

Waived Lowes Moore.

December 6, 1982

Signed Sam Lacey as a veteran free agent.

December 15, 1982

Traded Ron Brewer to the Golden State Warriors for World B. Free.

December 20, 1982

Waived Paul Mokeski.

January 7, 1983

Waived Dave Magley.

January 10, 1983

Purchased Larry Kenon from the Golden State Warriors.

January 14, 1983

Traded Scott Wedman to the Boston Celtics for Darren Tillis and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Greg Kite was later selected).

February 7, 1983

Traded James Edwards and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Greg Kite was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Jeff Cook, a 1983 1st round draft pick (Roy Hinson was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Derrick Hord was later selected).

March 21, 1983

Waived Larry Kenon.

March 30, 1983

Signed Carl Nicks as a free agent.

June 27, 1983

Traded a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Scooter McCray was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics for Lonnie Shelton.

June 28, 1983

Drafted Roy Hinson in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Stewart Granger in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Garris in the 2nd round (27th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Paul Thompson in the 3rd round (50th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Anderson in the 3rd round (56th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Les Craft in the 3rd round (66th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Derrick Hord in the 3rd round (67th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dwight Jones in the 4th round (73rd pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Chris Logan in the 5th round (96th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mel McLaughlin in the 6th round (119th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Columbo in the 7th round (142nd pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Tucker in the 8th round (165th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Joe Brown in the 9th round (187th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jon Hanley in the 10th round (208th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Traded Larry Andersen and Lee Craft to the San Diego Clippers for a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Calvin Duncan was later selected).