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1980-81 Detroit Pistons Transactions

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Record: 21-61, Finished 6th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Scotty Robertson (21-61)

PTS/G: 99.7 (23rd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 106.0 (7th of 23)
SRS: -5.58 (21st of 23) ▪ Pace: 101.2 (11th of 23)
Off Rtg: 98.1 (23rd of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.3 (7th of 23)
Expected W-L: 24-58 (22nd of 23)

Arena: Pontiac Silverdome ▪ Attendance: 228,348 (22nd of 23)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
July 3, 1980 Waiver

Waived Darwin Cook.

July 17, 1980 Signing

Signed Keith Herron as a free agent.

August 12, 1980 Claim

Rickey Green claimed on waivers by the Utah Jazz.

September 17, 1980 Waiver

Waived Roy Hamilton.

October 1, 1980 Trade

Traded a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Harvey Knuckles was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Wayne Robinson.

October 7, 1980 Trade

Traded a 1982 2nd round draft pick (Richard Anderson was later selected) to the Houston Rockets for Paul Mokeski.

October 8, 1980 Waiver

Waived Jackie Robinson.

November 12, 1980 Signing

Signed Larry Wright as a veteran free agent and sent a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Mike Ferrara was later selected) and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Michael Britt was later selected) to the Washington Bullets as compensation.

November 13, 1980 Waiver

Waived Tony Fuller.

December 1, 1980 Signing

Signed Norman Black to a 10-day contract.

December 5, 1980 Signing

Signed Lee Johnson as a free agent.

January 27, 1981 Signing

Signed Edmund Lawrence to a 10-day contract.

March 11, 1981 Waiver

Waived Bob McAdoo.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Isiah Thomas in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Kelly Tripucka in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted John May in the 4th round (71st pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Don Koonce in the 4th round (89th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted George DeVone in the 5th round (94th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Vince Brookins in the 6th round (117th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Greg Nance in the 7th round (140th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Joe Schoen in the 8th round (163rd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Eddie Baker in the 9th round (185th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Melvin Maxwell in the 10th round (205th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 11, 1981 Sale

Purchased Edgar Jones from the New Jersey Nets.