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1979-80 Denver Nuggets Transactions

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Record: 30-52, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Donnie Walsh (30-52)

PTS/G: 108.3 (14th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 112.7 (18th of 22)
SRS: -4.22 (20th of 22) ▪ Pace: 103.9 (9th of 22)
Off Rtg: 103.4 (18th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.6 (17th of 22)
Expected W-L: 30-52 (19th of 22)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980.
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August 3, 1979

John Kuester signed as a veteran free agent with the Indiana Pacers; received FROM_TRADE as compensation.

October 9, 1979

Traded Robert Smith to the Utah Jazz for a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Eddie Lee was later selected) and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Ken Green was later selected).

October 19, 1979

Purchased George Johnson from the Milwaukee Bucks.

November 20, 1979

Traded Tom Boswell to the Utah Jazz for a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Jawann Oldham was later selected).

November 27, 1979

Signed Glen Gondrezick as a free agent.

Waived Anthony Roberts.

February 1, 1980

Traded George McGinnis to the Indiana Pacers for Alex English and a 1980 1st round draft pick (Carl Nicks was later selected).

March 2, 1980

Signed Arvid Kramer to the first of two 10-day contracts.

May 16, 1980

Sold George Johnson to the Milwaukee Bucks.

May 28, 1980

Lost Arvid Kramer to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 9, 1980

Traded a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Mike Olliver was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Cedrick Hordges.

June 10, 1980

Drafted James Ray in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Carl Nicks in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jawann Oldham in the 2nd round (41st pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kurt Nimphius in the 3rd round (47th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Eddie Lee in the 3rd round (48th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ronnie Valentine in the 3rd round (51st pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Sammie Ellis in the 4th round (73rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted James Patrick in the 5th round (97th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ernie Hill in the 6th round (119th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tommy Springer in the 7th round (143rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Graziano in the 9th round (184th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Earl Sango in the 10th round (202nd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.