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1977-78 Denver Nuggets Transactions

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Record: 48-34, Finished 1st in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Larry Brown (48-34)

PTS/G: 111.8 (6th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.9 (16th of 22)
SRS: 0.80 (8th of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.5 (6th of 22)
Off Rtg: 102.3 (5th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.5 (15th of 22)
Expected W-L: 43-39 (8th of 22)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1978 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (4-2) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-3) versus Milwaukee Bucks  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1977 to June 30, 1978.
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September 29, 1977

Waived Monte Towe.

October 6, 1977

Ted McClain signed as a veteran free agent with the Buffalo Braves; received a 1978 3rd round draft pick (Hollis Copeland was later selected) as compensation.

October 11, 1977

Traded a 1978 1st round draft pick (Dave Corzine was later selected) to the Washington Bullets for Bo Ellis.

October 17, 1977

Waived Byron Beck.

Waived Fatty Taylor.

November 14, 1977

Waived Jacky Dorsey.

January 30, 1978

Traded a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Clint Richardson was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Darnell Hillman.

February 1, 1978

Traded Jim Price and a 1979 1st round draft pick (Phil Hubbard was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for Ralph Simpson.

April 7, 1978

Signed Norm Cook as a free agent.

April 11, 1978

Waived Norm Cook.

June 9, 1978

Traded Tom LaGarde to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1978 1st round draft pick (Rod Griffin was later selected).

Drafted Rod Griffin in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mike Evans in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Hollis Copeland in the 3rd round (46th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Michael Edwards in the 5th round (106th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Robert Heard in the 6th round (127th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jack Gilloon in the 7th round (148th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Vaculik in the 8th round (166th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tom Schneeburger in the 9th round (183rd pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

Drafted Phil Taylor in the 10th round (198th pick) of the 1978 NBA Draft.

June 26, 1978

Traded Ron Boone, a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Ollie Mack was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Mark Young was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Charlie Scott.

Traded Mike Evans and Darnell Hillman to the Kansas City Kings for Ron Boone and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Mark Young was later selected).