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1997-98 Cleveland Cavaliers Transactions

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Record: 47-35, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Mike Fratello (47-35)

PTS/G: 92.5 (24th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 89.8 (4th of 29)
SRS: 3.06 (10th of 29) ▪ Pace: 89.9 (17th of 29)
Off Rtg: 102.2 (24th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 99.1 (1st of 29)
Expected W-L: 49-33 (10th of 29)

Arena: Gund Arena ▪ Attendance: 694,629 (14th of 29)

NBA 1998 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (1-3) versus Indiana Pacers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998.
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September 22, 1997

Signed Henry James as a free agent.

September 25, 1997

As part of a 3-team trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Terrell Brandon, Tyrone Hill and a 1998 1st round draft pick (Pat Garrity was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks; the Milwaukee Bucks traded Sherman Douglas to the Cleveland Cavaliers; the Milwaukee Bucks traded Vin Baker to the Seattle SuperSonics; and the Seattle SuperSonics traded Shawn Kemp to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

October 1, 1997

As part of a 3-team trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded a 2005 1st round draft pick (Sean May was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns; the Denver Nuggets traded Antonio McDyess to the Phoenix Suns; the Phoenix Suns traded Tony Dumas and Wesley Person to the Cleveland Cavaliers; and the Phoenix Suns traded a 1998 1st round draft pick (Tyronn Lue was later selected), a 1999 1st round draft pick (James Posey was later selected), a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Dan McClintock was later selected), a 2001 1st round draft pick (Joseph Forte was later selected) and a 2002 2nd round draft pick (Rod Grizzard was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets.

October 2, 1997

Signed Mitchell Butler as a free agent.

Signed Adrian Caldwell as a free agent.

October 16, 1997

Waived Adrian Caldwell.

October 20, 1997

Traded Sherman Douglas and a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Eddie House was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets for Greg Graham.

October 30, 1997

Waived Donny Marshall.

December 2, 1997

Waived Greg Graham.

December 12, 1997

Signed Scott Brooks as a free agent.

January 29, 1998

Waived Tony Dumas.

February 2, 1998

Signed Carl Thomas to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 22, 1998

Signed Carl Thomas to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 24, 1998

Drafted Ryan Stack in the 2nd round (48th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1998

Waived Shawnelle Scott.