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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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July 3, 1980

Waived Darwin Cook.

July 17, 1980

Signed Keith Herron as a free agent.

August 12, 1980

Rickey Green claimed on waivers by the Utah Jazz.

September 17, 1980

Waived Roy Hamilton.

October 1, 1980

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

October 7, 1980

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

October 8, 1980

Waived Jackie Robinson.

November 12, 1980

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

Waived Tony Fuller.

December 1, 1980

Signed Norman Black to a 10-day contract.

December 5, 1980

Signed Lee Johnson as a free agent.

January 27, 1981

Signed Edmund Lawrence to a 10-day contract.

March 11, 1981

Waived Bob McAdoo.

June 9, 1981

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 11, 1981

Purchased Edgar Jones from the New Jersey Nets.