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1950-51 Fort Wayne Pistons Transactions

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Record: 32-36, Finished 3rd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Murray Mendenhall (32-36)

PTS/G: 84.1 (7th of 11) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 86.0 (9th of 11)
SRS: -1.81 (7th of 11) ▪ Pace: 102.4 (2nd of 11)
Off Rtg: 82.0 (10th of 11) ▪ Def Rtg: 83.8 (3rd of 11)
Expected W-L: 29-39 (7th of 11)

Arena: North Side High School Gym ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1951 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Semifinals (1-2) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1950 to June 30, 1951.
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October 5, 1950

Drafted Larry Foust from the Chicago Stags in the dispersal draft.

December 8, 1950

Sold John Hargis to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks.

Purchased Don Otten from the Baltimore Bullets.

December 19, 1950

Traded Bob Harris to the Boston Celtics for Dick Mehen.

January 9, 1951

Drafted Bill Sharman from the Washington Capitols in the dispersal draft.

February 15, 1951

Purchased Ken Murray from the Baltimore Bullets.

April 25, 1951

Drafted Zeke Sinicola in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jack Kiley in the 2nd round (14th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jake Fendley in the 3rd round (24th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

Drafted Herb Hargett in the 4th round (34th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

Drafted Leo Johnson in the 5th round (44th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

Drafted Frank Clasbeek in the 6th round (54th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Ramstead in the 7th round (64th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Manning in the 8th round (74th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

April 26, 1951

Traded Bill Sharman to the Boston Celtics for Chuck Share. Some sources have Bob Brannum to Boston in this deal but he was already sold to them on September 23, 1950.

May 31, 1951

Traded Dick Mehen, Howie Schultz and cash to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks for Frankie Brian.