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1972-73 Houston Rockets Transactions

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Record: 33-49, Finished 3rd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tex Winter (17-30), Johnny Egan (16-19)

PTS/G: 112.8 (1st of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 114.5 (16th of 17)
SRS: -1.81 (11th of 17) ▪ Pace: 115.2 (1st of 17)
Off Rtg: 97.9 (10th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 99.4 (12th of 17)
Expected W-L: 37-45 (11th of 17)

Arena: Hofheinz Pavilion ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1972 to June 30, 1973.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
August 1, 1972 Trade

Traded Stu Lantz to the Detroit Pistons for Jimmy Walker.

September 6, 1972 Signing

Signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

September 18, 1972 Sale

Purchased Zaid Abdul-Aziz from the Seattle SuperSonics.

September 18, 1972 Sale

Sold Dick Cunningham to the Milwaukee Bucks.

September 19, 1972 Sale

Sold John Gianelli to the New York Knicks.

September 22, 1972 Trade

Traded a 1973 3rd round draft pick (James Lister was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Steve Hawes.

October 2, 1972 Waiver

Waived Paul McCracken.

October 27, 1972 Trade

Traded Greg Smith to the Portland Trail Blazers for Stan McKenzie.

November 2, 1972 Sale

Sold Dick Gibbs to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

January 21, 1973 Firing

Fired Tex Winter as Head Coach.

January 21, 1973 Hiring

Hired Johnny Egan as Head Coach.

January 29, 1973 Signing

Signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

February 1, 1973 Signing

Signed George Johnson as a free agent.

April 24, 1973 Draft

Drafted Ed Ratleff in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

April 24, 1973 Draft

Drafted E.C. Coleman in the 3rd round (51st pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

April 24, 1973 Draft

Drafted Lee Colburn in the 4th round (58th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

April 24, 1973 Draft

Drafted Gary Rhoades in the 5th round (75th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

April 24, 1973 Draft

Drafted Tom Peck in the 6th round (92nd pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

April 24, 1973 Draft

Drafted Fred DeVaughn in the 7th round (109th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

April 24, 1973 Draft

Drafted John Thomas in the 8th round (126th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.