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1978-79 Denver Nuggets Transactions

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Record: 47-35, Finished 2nd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Larry Brown (28-25), Donnie Walsh (19-10)

PTS/G: 110.7 (9th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.5 (7th of 22)
SRS: 1.24 (10th of 22) ▪ Pace: 105.9 (13th of 22)
Off Rtg: 104.4 (10th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.2 (11th of 22)
Expected W-L: 44-38 (11th of 22)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1979 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference First Round (1-2) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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July 8, 1978

Signed Kim Hughes as a veteran free agent and sent a 1980 2nd round draft pick (John Stroud was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets as compensation.

July 10, 1978

Traded a 1981 4th round draft pick (Kenny Dennard was later selected) to the Kansas City Kings for Geoff Crompton.

August 16, 1978

Traded Bobby Jones, Ralph Simpson and a 1984 1st round draft pick (Leon Wood was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for George McGinnis and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Mike Evans was later selected).

August 23, 1978

Signed Phil Hicks as a free agent.

September 1, 1978

Traded future considerations to the Indiana Pacers for Mel Bennett.

September 8, 1978

Signed Tom Boswell as a veteran free agent and sent a 1979 3rd round draft pick (Ernesto Malcolm was later selected) to the Boston Celtics as compensation.

September 22, 1978

Waived Mel Bennett.

October 11, 1978

Waived Hollis Copeland.

October 12, 1978

Waived Phil Hicks.

Waived Mack Calvin.

October 15, 1978

Signed John Kuester as a free agent.

November 13, 1978

Signed Phil Hicks as a free agent.

January 12, 1979

Waived Phil Hicks.

February 15, 1979

Brian Taylor signed as a veteran free agent with the San Diego Clippers; received a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Gary Garland was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Lawrence Butler was later selected) as compensation.

April 11, 1979

Waived Geoff Crompton.

June 23, 1979

Sold Lawrence Butler to the Chicago Bulls.

June 25, 1979

Drafted Gary Garland in the 2nd round (30th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Williams in the 5th round (102nd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Odell Ball in the 6th round (122nd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Johnson in the 7th round (144th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Matt Teahan in the 8th round (162nd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Emmett Lewis in the 9th round (179th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1979

Signed John Roche as a free agent.