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1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Transactions

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Record: 40-28, Finished 3rd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Murray Mendenhall (40-28)

PTS/G: 79.3 (11th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 77.9 (8th of 17)
SRS: 1.84 (8th of 17)
Expected W-L: 38-30 (8th of 17)

Arena: North Side High School Gym ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1950 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Central Division Finals (2-0) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Central Division Semifinals (2-0) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Central Division Third Place Tiebreaker (1-0) versus Chicago Stags  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1949 to June 30, 1950.
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November 2, 1949

Waived Dillard Crocker.

Sold Jack Smiley to the Anderson Packers.

November 9, 1949

Traded John Mahnken to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks for Jack Kerris.

December 3, 1949

Sold Dick Triptow to the Baltimore Bullets.

January 18, 1950

Traded Charlie Black and Richie Niemiera to the Anderson Packers for Ralph Johnson and Howie Schultz.

February 6, 1950

Purchased Duane Klueh from the Denver Nuggets.

February 7, 1950

Sold Bill Henry to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks.

April 25, 1950

Drafted Al Henningsen in the 9th round (104th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Riffey in the 2nd round (20th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

Drafted Billy Joe Adcock in the 8th round (92nd pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

Drafted George Yardley in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ed Jones in the 7th round (80th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Metcalf in the 6th round (68th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ed Thompson in the 5th round (56th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Hargis from the Anderson Packers in the dispersal draft.

Drafted Len Rzewszewski in the 4th round (44th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

Drafted Art Burris in the 3rd round (32nd pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.